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Three new Oysters join management team

10th Oct 2000
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Oyster has added three new members to its management team, heralding its drive to expand worldwide. The company brings together marketing, digital-media and technology of interactive architecture.

John Theroux, ex-chairman of Bain’s European Consultancy, has been appointed as vice chairman and head of strategic services. Theroux has held a number of high level positions, including senior lecturer at Harvard Business School; chairman & CEO Cambridge Interactive; advisor to founders of Conduit; and founder of Net Ventures.

Paul Kingsley, the new chief financial officer, will play a key role in the company’s preparation for IPO, and will assist in the geographical expansion of the business. Kingsley has considerable experience in growing companies, in particular the Tequila Worldwide network, a subsidiary of the Omnicom Group.

Maxine Sutton joins Oyster as its head of human resources and is responsible for leading the company through its expansion process, monitoring all employees’ growth programmes. Sutton previously worked at Merrill Lynch, where she was head of European debt HR. She has also worked with Marks and Spencer and Chase Manhattan.

“There has been a great deal of change at Oyster in the recent months in terms of the management team to ensure that we maintain and extend our market share”, explained Luke Taylor, strategy and business development director.

“Alan Bell, our new CEO, has already made an impact on the growth and future strategic direction of our established and successful business strategy, and so we are delighted that we have found three further additions to the team, whom all have valuable expertise, experience and opinions,” concluded Taylor.

Oyster Partners is a European Internet professional services firm that integrates a blend of strategic, creative and technical services. Oyster is an innovative provider of e-business strategy, engineering solutions and creative realisations ranging from on-line environments to one-off interactive experiences.

Founded in 1995, Oyster’s clients include Channel 4, BA, Go, Orange, Virgin, Barclaycard, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Take 2 Games and Unilever. The company, which is based in London, employs 180 people.

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