Promoted to global technology practice and global talent leaders respectively, Rich Cline and Mindy Gikas will report to the Global CEO of Porter Novelli.
Porter Novelli has made two senior promotions with Rich Cline, Senior Partner and President of Voce Communications, promoted to global technology practice leader, while Mindy Gikas (pictured), Executive Vice President and North American talent lead, has been elevated to global talent lead.
Cline co-founded Voce Communications, an integrated marketing shop, in 1999 and has been in the industry for more than two decades. He has acted as strategic counsel for some of the world’s leading technology brands and pioneered the integration of web development, social media and public relations for his clients.
In this new role, he will lead and direct all technology activities across the Voce and Porter Novelli brands, expand and strengthen services across the globe, ensure client engagement and facilitate collaboration across the entire network. He will continue to sit on the group’s executive committee.
Meanwhile, Gikas joined the firm in 2013 and has focused on bringing the agency’s talent initiatives to life, including driving a new performance management and talent life cycle approach for the agency. She has also led succession planning and introduced new benefits, compensation and rewards programs.
In assuming her latest capacity, Gikas is responsible for making the company a best place to work globally, while focused on talent recruitment, growth, career planning, and novel engagement programmes designed to retain and grow top performing talent. She will also sit on Porter Novelli’s executive committee.
“Both Mindy and Rich are true leaders. Rich has a successful history driving growth for our technology practice and Mindy has been an exceptional talent lead for North America. We are excited to see them thrive in these positions,” said Brad MacAfee, Global CEO at Porter Novelli.