Beth LeTendre is CEO of GroupM Performance, U.S., overseeing Xaxis, Catalyst, and [m]Platform Services teams. She leads high performing, innovation-driven teams comprising more than 800 performance marketing experts across GroupM. Beth’s focus is on growing GroupM’s specialist performance businesses and scaling best practices in the group’s performance-marketing centers of excellence.
Beth is the co-founder of Catalyst where she served as CEO for 21 years. Catalyst is a search, social, and ecommerce marketing agency. Beth founded Catalyst in 1998 and was instrumental in negotiating the 2006 acquisition of Catalyst by WPP, the world leader in marketing communications services. In 2008, Catalyst was placed within GroupM, where Beth oversaw all of GroupM’s search and social business, consistently driving double-digit growth for the agency and leading Catalyst’s global expansion. Beth’s strategic vision and leadership has been key to the development and launch of Catalyst’s industry-leading and proprietary tools like eShelf and FUSION, as well as Catalyst’s top performance in the 2016 and 2017 Forrester Search Marketing Wave.