Linda Sawyer, a 27 year Deutsch veteran, including 10 years as CEO and most recently as Chairman, has made the dramatic, transformative announcement to leave the agency at the end of 2016 and start her own e-commerce company. According to the press release, Linda "has played an instrumental role in contributing to Deutsch's rise as a top-tier agency and industry leader with revenue increasing more than ten-fold since joining in 1989." For many of us, the idea of leaving a secure corporate job where we have attained great success is anathema. So, what prompted Linda to make this decision? I sat down with her to find out.
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