Sir Martin Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S⁴Capital, a new London listed vehicle with the objective of building a new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services platform for clients. S4Capital has completed the acquisition of MightyHive in December 2018 for a total consideration of USD 150 million. MightyHive is a San Francisco based market-leading programmatic solutions provider. This transaction followed the acquisition of MediaMonks for €300 million in July 2018 and furthered the company’s strategy of combining award winning creative production with digital media planning and primary data analytics.
Prior to S⁴Capital, Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company, with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc for 9 years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that.
Sir Martin graduated from Cambridge University and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.