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Huge appoints Michael Koziol as global CEO as cofounder Shapiro departs

Michael Koziol of Huge

Michael Koziol has been promoted from president of Huge to global chief executive as part of a wider management restructure in the IPG agency.

He replaces Huge cofounder Aaron Shapiro who is leaving in May after 13 years at the company.

Koziol has been with the agency for five years and helped co-found the agency’s Atlanta office. As president he oversaw Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, while maintaining oversight of the Atlanta office.

Michael Roth, chairman and chief executive of Interpublic Group, waved goodbye to Shapiro. “Over the last 13 years, the agency has grown from a small start-up to a 1,500 person, 12 office global organization.

“This trajectory is due in large part to Aaron’s vision and his ability to build a forward-thinking organization. We wish Aaron the best going forward and thank him for all his contributions.”

On promoting Koziol, Roth said: “Koziol has been instrumental in defining experience-driven business transformation for clients. Since joining Huge, Michael has built out the agency’s most successful new offerings and offices, while delivering exceptional work for clients.”

Koziol added: “I'm energized by the challenge to further evolve the Huge agency model. As an organization, we’ve accomplished so much to date, but at the same time, we’re just getting started.”

This comes as IPG sister agency also announces management changes. FCB Inferno cofounder Tim Doust is to leave after 18 years at the company.

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