CHICAGO — IRI announced Tuesday the appointment of Kirk Perry, Google’s president of Global Client & Agency Solutions, as president and CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective May 17, 2021. Perry succeeds Andrew Appel, who has successfully led a transformation of IRI for nearly a decade. Appel will remain an Advisor to the company and member of the board of directors.
Perry joins IRI from Google, where he has served as president of Global Client & Agency Solutions since 2013. In that role, Perry was responsible for driving Google’s global revenue with the world’s largest advertisers and advertising agencies, helping the company’s biggest global partners grow their businesses more effectively and efficiently.
Prior to joining Google, Perry spent more than two decades at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in leadership and marketing roles, including most recently as President of P&G Global Family Care, a multi-billion dollar global business which included the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands. He also served as Vice President of P&G U.S. Operations and North America Marketing, P&G’s biggest region, with responsibilities that included oversight of the region’s marketing and sales operations organizations. Perry serves on the Boards of The J.M. Smucker Company and e.l.f. Cosmetics.