MDC Partners names Frank Lanuto as CFO, Mirsky as General Counsel
MDC Partners announced two appointments to the company's executive team. Frank Lanuto, a financial leader with significant advertising holding company experience, will take on the role of EVP and CFO, based in New York, and is expected to start during the second quarter. Jonathan Mirsky, an experienced corporate attorney, has been named EVP and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and will be based in Washington, D.C., starting on June 17. Lanuto and Mirsky will both report to Chairman and CEO Mark Penn. In order to ensure an effective and smooth transition, outgoing CFO David Doft and General Counsel Mitch Gendel will remain with the company over the coming months. "MDC Partners is well positioned for future growth, with incredible agencies, top talent and a promising future," said Penn. "Our corporate team's immediate priority will be to operationalize the centralization of resources and services, in order to empower our remarkable talent and fuel our growth ambitions. Frank and Jonathan both come to MDC with the deep and relevant experience necessary to help us build a more successful future for our talent, partners and shareholders." Penn added, "We are extremely grateful to David and to Mitch, who have both been integral to the building of MDC Partners into the remarkable network it is today, as well as to ensuring the company's firm footing, for us to thrive going forward."