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Jack Morton Worldwide
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total US500+
Total Worldwide500+
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Josh McCall, Chairman & CEO
Josh McCall is Chairman and CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide, the world’s leading brand experience agency and a subsidiary of The Interpublic Group of Companies. Josh offers a proven understanding of how to drive revenue growth and value creation organically and through mergers and acquisitions

Josh has been an integral part of Jack since 1984. Prior to becoming CEO in 2003, he served in various capacities of increasing responsibility from an account executive to Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, Jack has expanded its reach across the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and South America.

Josh is a true believer in the power of brand experiences. His vision for growth is built on capturing increased demand for experiential marketing and the power of experiences to connect brands and products with target audiences.

As an industry leader, Josh regularly contributes best practices to the field. He has addressed groups including the Ad Club, the Wharton School of Business and The World Congress of Sports. He is active in City Year, a national service corps founded in Boston. Josh has been recognized by a group of New England area peers as CEO of the Year, won the Big Apple Award for achievements in the events industry and was inducted into the Event Industry Hall of Fame.

Josh earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, completed business and management training at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and The Kenan-Flagler School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has an honorary doctor of commercial science degree from Suffolk University in Boston. Additionally, he completed the CEO China Presidents Seminar at Peking University in Beijing.
Tara Back, President, New York
As President in the Americas, Tara, oversees Jack’s operations in our major US markets. Tara has been a key catalyst of the agency’s evolution into an ideas-led, global brand experience agency.

Tara has built award-winning creative-led teams in New York and Australia, as well as a new business effort that has resulted in blue-chip client partnerships including Microsoft, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Samsung and Casella Wines. In addition, Tara was instrumental in leading the Jack Morton team through the process of successfully pitching and then producing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

In 2008, Tara moved from heading up the Australia operations to EVP, Managing Director of New York. Working to rebuild a key operation, Tara re-energized the culture, reinforced production operations and instituted a policy of idea leadership. In response, key accounts grew, others evolved dramatically and new accounts were created. In 2011, Tara was promoted to President carrying the torch for idea-leadership at a global level.
Bill Davies, CFO/COO
Bill Davies joined Jack Morton in 2002 as EVP, Chief Financial Officer and in 2011 he added the title COO. He is responsible for the company’s global financial strategy and operations as well as information services, real estate, insurance and legal matters.

Prior to joining Jack Morton, Bill served as Senior Vice President for The Interpublic Group of Companies’ (IPG) Advanced Marketing Services group. He served as CFO of Weber Public Relations Worldwide and Shandwick International in 2000. Bill joined The Weber Group in 1990, where he implemented comprehensive financial systems and state-of-the-art technology that improved internal communications and productivity.

Bill played a leading role in Weber’s 1996 acquisition by McCann-Erickson World Group, resulting in a global full-service public relations agency that has grown through expansion and acquisitions.
Charlotte Merrell, EVP, Worldwide HR
Charlotte Merrell leads Jack Morton’s worldwide Human Resources operations and is charged with building the infrastructure that will enable it to attract, develop, motivate and retain the talent needed to be an ideas-led agency.

Charlotte joined Jack Morton in 2001, following a consulting relationship in which she assisted Jack Morton in a comprehensive compensation project that aligned pay practices with evolving business models. Additionally, she was integral in managing Jack Morton’s acquisition of Caribiner International.

Prior to joining Jack Morton, Charlotte was a Senior Consultant and head of the Reward Practice in the HayGroup’s Boston office. She earned an MBA from the Harvard School of Business.
Ben Taylor, President, APAC
As President, Asia-Pacific, Ben Taylor’s role is to oversee Jack Morton’s operations in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Australia. Ben joined in 2005 to head up Jack Morton’s presence and expansion in China and build teams and a growing client portfolio throughout the region.

Under Ben’s leadership, Jack Morton’s Asia operations now work for many of the world’s leading organizations including Procter & Gamble, HSBC, Pfizer, Ford, IBM and Coca-Cola.

Ben started his first events company at the age of 15 in the UK and has been in the industry ever since—producing impressive experiences including Dow Chemical’s Beijing Olympic Program, UBS’s Greater China Conference, Coca-Cola’s Strategy Meetings and the launch of the London “Gherkin”.
Julian Pullan, President, EMEA
Julian joined Jack Morton in 2002 as Director of Operations in London and became Managing Director in 2005. Under his leadership the European operation has grown significantly in size and reputation. In January 2009, Julian joined the Executive Team and in 2011 became President, EMEA.

In Julian's 25 years in the business he has been responsible for major communications projects for numerous clients, including Toyota, Lexus, Philips, Shell, the British Government, Ericsson, Nokia, HP, Barclays and over 100 projects for General Motors Europe. His work has won over 30 creative awards and he has served as a member of the board of the International Visual Communications Association.