Shaun Gregory appointed Non-Executive Director and Leon Taviansky appointed CEO of Exterion Media
Following a successful four years for the company, Shaun Gregory has decided to step down as CEO, and will transition into a new role as a Non-Executive Director, advising Exterion Media owner Platinum Equity on the future strategic direction of the business. Leon Taviansky, who has been Chief Operating and Financial Officer since 2013, will assume the role of Exterion Media CEO.
Leon takes up his new position after playing a significant role in transforming Exterion Media and driving growth alongside Shaun. Working closely with the country Managing Directors and management teams, Leon has supported numerous franchise wins, business acquisitions and transformation initiatives within the business.
During Shaun’s tenure, Exterion Media has been strategically re-positioned and the company brand firmly established, as the industry moves from selling panels to audiences. The company has enjoyed sustained revenue and earnings growth, expanded its franchise footprint, and is investing heavily in digital innovation. Shaun was also instrumental in leading the team that was successfully awarded the renewal of Transport for London’s Rail and Underground estate in 2016, the world’s largest OOH contract.
Daniel Madden, Senior Vice President of Platinum Equity says:
“We are extremely grateful to Shaun for his commitment and determination in helping us transform the business. So much has been achieved since that time. I have personally enjoyed working with Shaun and we have celebrated many successes over the past four years, including the renewal of Transport for London’s Rail and Underground estate, where Shaun played a pivotal role.”
“Leon is a natural successor who is perfectly qualified to step into the role of CEO. He is a strong leader who has a deep knowledge of the business having played a key role in each of our Country Markets.”
Leon will assume Shaun’s executive responsibilities effective from 1st March 2018, and together they will work on a transition during the course of this month.
“The transformation of the business has been widely recognised, both within OOH and the wider media sector. The opportunity to work with our Country Leadership Teams in delivering that step change has been a real pleasure. We have created a strong foundation across all our markets and with some really smart investments in technology, platforms and data, the business is in a unique position from which to grow.”
“Given what’s been achieved, it’s the right time for me to step down as Chief Executive, and I’m looking forward to working with the Platinum Equity team in my new Non-Executive capacity. It also affords me more time for my work with Childline and the NSPCC. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone across the business for their hard work and dedication over the years. I look forward to seeing what comes next for Exterion Media as it moves into exciting times ahead.”
“I’ve enjoyed working alongside Shaun to build Exterion Media into the business it is today, and I’m honoured to assume this position. Together, we have accomplished so much in recent years and the company is well positioned for the future. We are on an ambitious and transformational journey as a business, as we continue to invest and grow. My focus now is on working with all of you to deliver on this growth, and I am very much looking forward to it”.