We are a collective of companies and people, working together to deliver end-to-end marketing solutions from concept through implementation. Our collective approach allows us to offer clients the resources of our entire global network of facilities, agencies, talent and experience together with a simplified, integrated way of working.
We collaborate as one, with one goal; responding to a client’s needs by engaging resources from anywhere in the world. We have eliminated the communication barriers many large companies face, by collaborating within and between each of our operating locations. Everyone is deployed with a singular focus on our client’s best interests.
Sgsco tailors solutions uniquely suited to every client we work with. No two clients are the same, and therefore no two client solutions are the same.
The sgsco collective produces cutting-edge design, production, printing and web-enabled technology for many of the top CPG brands, deployed on a world-wide scale.
The knowledge and expertise of sgsco’s top executives in the global brand landscape is unparalleled. With their leadership, we’re uniquely positioned to provide our clients with the best solutions for any challenge they may face.
Chief Executive Officer
Before becoming CEO of sgsco, Aidan was CEO of Mosaic Sales Solutions, which he helped grow into a marketing services leader, employing over 12,000 people throughout the USA and Canada. When Mosaic was sold to Acosta in July 2012, Aidan became President of Acosta Mosaic Group (AMG), Acosta’s marketing services division. He has also held the position of VP of Digital Media for North America at Labatt-Interbrew (now ABInBev), as well as Director of Marketing and Brand Manager for the regional brand portfolio. Prior to joining Labatt, Aidan was a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
In addition to steering the global vision for sgsco through its offices in 19 countries, Aidan is regarded as a thought leader, and participates in speaking engagements that include the Grocery Manufacturers Association CEO Executive Conference, The Shopper Marketing Expo, as well as numerous client events. He is a Distinguished Faculty member of the Path to Purchase Institute. Aidan has a specific passion for guiding marketers as they combat the growing erosion of traditional forms of mass media.
Chief Financial Officer
Before becoming CFO of sgsco, Chris was the CFO of Viamedia, Inc. one of the largest independent local cable and digital ad sales companies in the U.S. and a portfolio company of private equity firm Lake Capital. Prior to Viamedia, Chris was CFO and a Member of the Board of Directors of private equity backed Vivint, Inc., which he helped grow from the 16th largest home security and home automation company in North America to the 2nd largest prior to its $2.1 Billion sale to Blackstone in 2012. Prior to Vivint, Chris was the CFO for Nasdaq traded American Commercial Lines where he helped lead the second most successful IPO in the U.S. in 2005. Chris also held the position of Vice President & Treasurer at NYSE traded Wabash National Corporation and held several senior positions within the corporate and investment banking sector where he began his career.
Chief Strategic Growth Officer
Having spent 17 years as Chairman at Diadeis, Jean-Charles will take on the role of Chief Strategic Growth Officer at sgsco, focused on the successful integration of Diadeis into the collective. He will also take accountability for targeting new acquisition prospects, a responsibility he held with Diadeis.
Driven by his diverse passions, Jean-Charles is an entrepreneur who has successfully invested in and developed companies in a variety of fields. Jean-Charles is also a theater, television and movie producer through his equity partnership in Veilleur de Nuit. He holds a Master’s degree in management from HEC Business School (Paris, France). From his office in New York, Jean-Charles pursues yet another passion: saving the bees as Chairman of Ubees.
Chief Human Resources Officer
As the Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen Scott is responsible for caretaking the over 3400 employees globally within all of sgsco member companies. Karen has over 20 years of experience leading HR in various organizations in Canada and the US where she had the responsibility for talent management, organizational design, communications, learning, talent acquisition, employee relations, human capital systems implementations, and benefits and compensation management.
Karen joined sgsco in March of 2016 and was previously with Acosta (formerly Mosaic) for 13 years where she held several roles including Director of Talent Acquisition where she pioneered Mosaic’s Taleo implementation, established industry best practices for experiential marketing and campus recruitment. She then moved into the role of VP HR focused on the Canadian operation, and was responsible for implementing talent management and the HR Business Partner philosophy. In 2012, Karen took on the role of interim CHRO during the organization’s acquisition by Acosta.
Karen is often called upon to speak at industry seminars where she shares best practices in the areas of leveraging HR software (Taleo, HireVue), talent acquisition and talent management to efficiently manage large, disparate workforces.
Karen received her Bachelor degree of Administrative and Commercial Studies focusing on Human Relations and Social Organizations from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Operating Officer & President, International
In March of 2015, Luca was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for implementing and leading sgsco’s “One Way of Working”, an operational transformation that nurtures best practices and world class quality processes. Luca continues to be involved in the management and strategic integration of sgsco global services. Previously, he was responsible for international operations including Asia and Europe.
Luca was initially recruited as VP General Manager, with the mandate of starting up Canadian operations, the first expansion outside of the US for sgsco. Luca and his team quickly grew the Canadian business through expansion, green-field start-ups and several acquisitions and in 1999, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and relocated to SGS headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Luca had previously worked for Rototone, a packaging graphics business (and competitor) in Toronto, as Quality Assurance Manager, Plant Manager and eventually General Manager.
Guillaume Postel has spent the last 16 years as Group CEO at Diadeis and was responsible for the steady growth in sales, profitability and competencies, the definition and implementation of the group’s strategy and reshaping the agency from a classical repro-house to a fully integrated design and premedia global group. In joining sgsco, Guillaume will take accountability for running the production organization in EMEA, assuming accountability for Europe, Mauritius, and Mumbai.
In his time with Diadeis, Guillaume also held the position of Operations Director, where he was responsible for all production sites and account management teams.
Before joining Diadeis, Postel was Business Development Director at L’AGEFI, where he created and developed the online services of a traditional financial French newspaper and Project Director at Soletanche Bachy, where he was responsible for overseeing projects in geotechnical and civil engineering in the Middle East region.
Guillaume is based in France.
Chief Revenue Officer & President, North America
Since 2015, Lorrie has been responsible for overseeing North American sales for sgsco, and for developing our sales strategy. Before joining us, he held a number of positions over the course of eight years at New Balance USA, including General Manager of the Warrior Hockey brand, which he led through its early stages of start-up. He managed Warrior Hockey’s North American sales team and established European wholesale sales capabilities through a combination of acquisitions, distributor partnerships, and opening regional sales offices in Western Europe.
Previously, Lorrie ran the Canadian wholesale business for New Balance and led a cross-functional team with P&L accountability for the Canadian region. He moved away from the agency model of sales, established a direct sales force and built a strategic team to service the most complex and highest value customers. This concept was subsequently adopted and implemented throughout New Balance’s US market. Before New Balance, Lorrie spent 15 years at Labatt Breweries North America, in sales and marketing leadership roles.
Chief Marketing Officer & President, Digital
Rob has led the global marketing and communication activities of sgsco since 2015. One of his primary responsibilities has been the development, expansion and delivery of the company’s Design Pillar, encompassing sgsco’s brand design, integrated marketing and 3D CGI solutions that sgsco provides its clients.
Rob spent 18 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he held the roles of VP of Marketing for Budweiser and Bud Light. Rob helped launch the “Up for Whatever” and “Whatever USA” platforms for Bud Light, as well as successful extensions of the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita brand family. While VP of Budweiser, he spearheaded the award-winning “Made in America” music festival with Jay-Z and the “Folds of Honor” 4th of July program, which delivered Budweiser’s best annual volume and revenue performance of the decade. Rob also spent time in Canada as the Director of Marketing for Labatt Brewing Company and with The Dow Chemical Company and has held roles in brand management, sales and public affairs.
President, Global Design
Mark Ferrier is the founder of Traffik, a marketing services firm that solves business problems with creative that converts to sales. Traffik was one of Canada’s largest independently owned agencies, until August 2016, when the company was sold to SGS International (sgsco), a leading global package design and production company. Since 2015, Mark has helped expand the sgsco design group throughout North America and globally, opening offices in New York, Chicago, London, Belfast, and Singapore.
Mark has been a game-changer in the industry since starting his first marketing company fifteen years ago. Since then, he’s created three marketing agencies and built two additional service businesses as either the founding or financial partner. He has built his reputation on building, rebuilding and repositioning brands and businesses in the ever-changing consumer-centric landscape of new media and retail consolidation.
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Our Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer supports the Executive Leadership Team and sgsco as a whole, with several critical functions and responsibilities. These include a leadership role in maintaining and clarifying our vision as well as fine-tuning our direction. One of his duties is leading the implementation of a global MySGS platform in North America. In a larger sense, Eric also supports sgsco’s commitment to continually growing shareholder value.
Eric’s extensive experience is extremely important as we design and implement a new value proposition for changing markets and evolving customer needs. This experience includes two decades of major enterprise-wide transformations; he helped lead digital transformation at EMI Music/Capital Records worldwide, and spearheaded operational transformation initiatives across the Kantar Division when he was employed at WPP Group in Marketing Services.
Chief Information Officer
As CIO of sgsco since 2015, Mark is responsible for corporate technology infrastructure, research and development. Before joining us, he led the Acosta Sales & Marketing technology department through seven years of rapid and tremendous growth. As the business expanded from 9,000 to more than 37,000 associates, his team developed a critically-needed set of technology-based tools and platforms. The IT Division of the business was redesigned and streamlined; Mark and his team developed and deployed mobile technology solutions to more than 30,000 retail and experiential marketing users and supported more than 50 corporate acquisitions.
Before his time with Acosta, Mark founded Florida Technology, a technology services company. Prior to that, he’d started and led the North American Business Intelligence practice for global IT services company, Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft.
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Ben has served as sgsco’s General Counsel since January 2006. He joined Reynolds Metals Company (Southern Graphic Systems, LLC’s former parent company) as an attorney in 1989 and handled various legal matters for Reynolds and its subsidiaries before Alcoa Inc., the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, acquired Reynolds in 2000. As Manager, Business Development for Alcoa’s Packaging and Consumer Group, Ben worked with Southern Graphic Systems, LLC and other Alcoa businesses in a non-legal capacity planning and negotiating acquisitions and divestitures from 2000 through December 2005. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and holds a BA degree from the University of Virginia, an MBA degree from Chapman College, and a JD degree from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.