Clear Channel Outdoor Americas CEO Scott Wells
This popped on my LinkedIn recently. Scott Wells video interview via Bloomberg below. It’s not everyday most of us get to hear the CEO of one of the Big 3, or 4 or 5, speak. It would be nice to have that opportunity more often.
I trust the ‘working folks’ at Clear Channel Outdoor, can pick up a phone and speak to Scott Wells with little trouble and great success. I don’t know that to be true today but it was true years ago for all the OOH companies where people in ‘the trenches’ were able to reach the ‘top guy’ by telephone within a reasonable period of time. Further, the opportunities existed to meet, when the CEO would make a market visit which was no less than once a year and sometimes more often, depending on your proximity to his offices and you making your budget. Please send us a comment below. Short simple note: For example: ‘CCO -“Yes, Scott does”. Outfront- “Jeremy visits”, Lamar- “Sean Reilly, often”, Adams/Fairway, “we see Kevin Gleason in our office”. JCDecaux- “Jean-Luc Decaux in town”
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Sit back, put your feet up, grab a cold one and enjoy the video interview of Scott Wells.
Do not get too comfortable; its only 1 minute and 35 seconds.
Talent is my number one job. I am the recruiter-in-chief.
“Scott Wells is Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which includes out of home advertising businesses in the U.S., Canada, and LatAm, including Clear Channel Airports. Wells is responsible for vision and strategy across all functions, ensuring Clear Channel Outdoor Americas’ premium locations and increasingly digital technologies help solve marketing challenges for national and local advertising clients. Wells joined Clear Channel Outdoor from Bain Capital, where he served as an Operating Partner. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Wells served in interim executive leadership roles at the Clear Channel Outdoor in the U.S. and internationally as part of his responsibilities at Bain Capital, a stakeholder in Clear Channel Outdoor. Wells also served on the Board of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings from 2008 to 2015. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Wells held executive roles at Dell, Bain & Co., and AT&T. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Achievement Network, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, and the Ad Council.”
Read the full story from Bloomberg below.