David Pattison, chief executive of i-Level parent group ILG Digital, has resigned from the role. The move follows a deal in May that saw private equity group ECI take a majority stake in the digital agency.
When Pattison (pictured) joined in April 2007 he was given a brief to develop the group for a sale. His appointment came six months after he resigned from PHD, the Omnicom-owned network he co-founded, after 17 years.
He will remain in post at ILG until a replacement is found, when he will move to a non-executive role.
ECI’s majority stake in ILG valued the business at £45m. It came just months after Marketing Week revealed that i-Level was in talks with Aegis over a sale (MW February 28), however the deal fell through.
At the time, co-founder Andrew Walmsley denied the company was up for sale “in whole or in part”, but said that it was reviewing its strategic options.