Donovan Replaces Agency Founder Michael Young Who Will Focus on Cross-Agency Growth for Parent Company Millwright Holdings
SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 19, 2022 – Actual Agency, an integrated communications agency focused on enterprise technology, financial services, and purpose-driven communications, announced today that global communications veteran Tim Donovan has been named as the firm’s new President. Tim replaces Actual’s founder Michael Young, who will focus on cross-agency growth as CEO of Millwright Holdings and international agency growth as general partner at MXP Ventures, the global agency accelerator and venture fund.
With over 35 years of hands-on experience, Tim has been a driving force in positioning world-class technology companies for category leadership through strategic communications, research and insights, content development, and digital distribution.
Author of “Narrative Generation,” a book on leveraging the power of narrative for business transformation, Tim applies design thinking principles to craft differentiated technology, financial and business narratives designed specifically to scale corporate growth and ecosystem relevance.
Prior to joining Actual, Tim led global communications, content and social for award-winning technology companies including ComplyAdvantage, a leader in regulations technology that leverages data and AI to find and eliminate money laundering and related financial crimes, and Fundbox, an embedded working capital platform for small businesses.
“Over my career I have seen first hand the enormous power and material impact that strategic communications has in helping enterprise companies grow their market share and ecosystem relevance. Actual is an agency that truly understands the complexities of today’s media and influencer landscape which is why it’s such a valued strategic partner to the category-defining technology clients it serves,” said Tim Donovan. “Actual has an incredible team of communications pros and related subject matter experts all of whom are extremely passionate and deeply committed to helping clients achieve their goals with meaningful, real-world results. This is why I couldn’t be more honored and excited to join this team and lead our firm’s next chapter of client value creation and agency growth.”
“Tim is a unique thinker in the space of narrative design and how it elevates corporate reputation and drives value for the business,” said Michael Young, CEO of Millwright Holdings. “Which is why I am thrilled and honored to have him on our team.”
About Actual Agency
Founded in 2015, Actual Agency is known for developing creative brand-building campaigns that drive thought leadership and inspire action. Actual brings a global business perspective and deep expertise across a range of post-industrial technologies, including: cloud, SaaS, fintech, 3D printing and artificial intelligence. Actual is part of Millwright Holdings. Learn more at Actual Agency.