Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Maria Gianoutsos will join as Global Managing Partner, People on March 1, 2021 based in New York. Maria will lead the firm’s People function, with global responsibility for recruitment, talent development and human resources.
Maria is a deeply experienced executive who specializes in human capital and its power to increase the value of a brand, establish a differentiated positioning and ensure commercial success. She has spent the last 20 years in senior talent roles and has worked throughout her career counselling leaders in the marketing, advertising and creative spheres.
Maria joins Brunswick from The Counsel Co, where she is founder and Chief Executive Officer, partnering with senior executives to develop people and enable organizations to realize the value of a fully invested leadership team. Previously, Maria was Global Chief Creative Talent Officer at J. Walter Thompson, where she worked closely with the Chief Executive Officer to develop the firm’s talent.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Brunswick is expanding our capabilities for clients and accelerating our growth. We have an outstanding People team, which we want to elevate even further to ensure we unleash the full potential of our colleagues worldwide. We are delighted that Maria will now lead that function. She brings a wealth of experience at the most senior levels and, as an integral member of our senior leadership team, will play a critical role in ensuring we have the right human capital strategy to help Brunswick achieve our high ambitions for our clients and our firm.”
On joining Brunswick, Maria Gianoutsos said: “I am thrilled to join Brunswick. It is the pre-eminent critical issues firm with an exceptional group of people who are true leaders in their fields. As we look ahead to a post-Covid world, organizations must design better and different ways of working. Brunswick is at an extremely exciting stage in its journey, and I look forward to helping its people develop further and contributing to the firm’s continued growth.”
About Maria Gianoutsos
Maria is a deeply experienced executive who specializes in human capital and its power to increase the value of a brand, establish a differentiated positioning and ensure commercial success. Most recently, Maria founded and is Chief Executive Officer of The Counsel Co, an independent consultancy that partners with senior executives to develop people, allowing organizations to realize the value of a fully invested leadership team.
Previously, Maria was Global Chief Creative Talent Officer at J. Walter Thompson, where she spent three years working closely with the Chief Executive Officer to identify leaders globally who could help to redefine what creativity meant, and how its magic can be applied to commerce. Before that, she was Managing Director of North America and a Member of the Global Operating Board at The Talent Business and an Executive Recruiter at ML Search. Earlier in her career, Maria held planning, creative and leadership roles at various advertising agencies including Ogilvy, Weiss Whitten Stagliano, Ammirati Puris Lintas and J. Walter Thompson.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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