Rowan Benecke
Rowan Benecke

Rowan Benecke, who exited Burson Cohn & Wolfe last month, has emerged as chief growth officer at Ruder Finn.

He had been chief technology officer at Burson-Marsteller, a post that Benecke held since 2014 after exiting leadership positions at Text100 and WE Communications.

HP, Facebook, Intel, Motorola, Oracle, Snap, Huawei, Cisco, Airbnb and Qualcomm are among clients counseled by Benecke.

At RF, he will lead global growth strategies, including business development, acquisitions, partnerships and developing client relationships, according to the shop's statement.

RF also hired Constantine Frangos, who has more than 20 years of experience, as creative director, a new spot.

He will develop multi-channel programs, content and help integrate the shop's offerings into a single platform.