Wolff Olins has fired its US chief executive Eric Scott, after a shake up of its US offices.
Internal sources at Wolff Olins say that New York-based Scott, who was also a member of Wolff Olins worldwide board and an equity owner, wouldn’t make the redundancies deemed to be required for the US business. But consultancy chairman Brian Boylan says, ‘We parted company with him because we need a different kind of leadership to realise our ambitions in the US. We have not decided how Eric will be replaced.’
Wolff Olins managing director Charles Wright and chief operating officer Steve Richards are believed to have taken a ‘day trip’ from London, with Boylan, to deliver the news in December. The action took place on the day of the US office Christmas party, according to reports.
A designer by background, Scott had been with the consultancy for six years.