Full-service independent advertising agency, Marcus Thomas, have appointed Morgan Connor as Culture and Coaching Director.
Connor will lead talent management, ensuring the agency is well positioned to competitively attract the highest caliber of people necessary for continued agency success. In addition, she will head up human resources and benefits administration, performance management and training to continue the agency’s reputation as a best-in-class employer. In this role, she will participate on the agency’s business leadership team and have five direct reports.
At Marcus Thomas, HR goes beyond standard recruiting and operations. Marcus Thomas takes a holistic approach to recruitment, working with candidates to find their dream jobs whether at their company or elsewhere, creating a new paradigm in recruiting. They’ve shared job hunting advice with thousands of applicants, held one-on-one onsite career coaching sessions, coached rather than recruited at career fairs and created a Twitter account dedicated to career advice with a growing following.
“As Marcus Thomas continues its success of being a leading independent agency while still being one of the country’s fastest growing agencies, having the right talent mix is more important than ever,” said Connor. “In order for Marcus Thomas to continue to deliver creatively-driven business solutions for clients, attracting and retaining diverse talent is key, along with maintaining our strong culture. I look forward to furthering our mission to redefine the HR function and help people both inside and outside our walls find the right career fit.”
Connor has extensive experience in program development, training and employee relations. Most recently, she served as Head of Human Resources at digital advertising agency, space150, where she was responsible for providing strategic insight and counsel to executives in the organization and managing all HR-related functions and operations. She’s also held HR roles at global asset management firm, Pine River Capital Management, consulting firm, Charles River Associates, and digital risk management firm, Stroz Friedberg.
“Morgan is a perfect fit for us in terms of her values aligning with Marcus Thomas’ and she has a proven track-record that demonstrates her effectiveness as a strategic, operations-minded professional,” said Jim Nash, managing partner, Marcus Thomas. “In addition to overseeing HR at a large digital agency, her project management experience gives her a broad perspective on the business challenges of an agency.”
Source: Marcus Thomas