Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.)
Peter Ricci — Appstack
Appstack, the brainchild of Steve Espinosa (kind of a big deal, if you don’t know, now you know) just brought on new COO Peter Ricci to spearhead brand growth and development. Peter recently decided to move from his strategic project management role at Google and head over to mobile optimization and marketing giant Appstack. His prestigious education at West Point was a prelude to his service in the U.S. Army; he later received an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Hurrah!
Gerard Doyle — Discount Vouchers
In late January the CEO of Discount Vouchers, Gerard Doyle, announced his strategic company departure, mentioning that after a decade of living in London he had decided to bring members of his family back to their native Australia. He left us all in suspense in saying, “When the ink dries on my plans, I hope to share it with you.” Gerard will be just fine, as he is currently the acting CEO of Zippy, an Aussie car insurance comparison site.
David Lebow — YP
With more than a quarter of a century of experience in media, David Lebow was just appointed as YP.com’s SVP and general manager of the newly created national markets group. In his role, David will lead efforts to accelerate YP’s growth within the national advertising landscape, creating solutions across the company’s mobile, online, and print platforms. His experience includes the pioneering of companies like AOL, Clear Channel, and Internet Broadcasting, to name a few.
Chris Boggs — Internet Marketing Ninjas
The one and only Chris Boggs was director of SEO at Rosetta until a month ago when he judo chopped his way over to Jim Boykin’s agency as CMO of Internet Marketing Ninjas (which acquired WebmasterWorld and announced it at Pubcon last year). Chris has been an expert columnist at Search Engine Watch and chairman of the board at SEMPO for seven years. In the past, Chris handled SEO for Razorfish and Brulant.
Graham Halling — Shopitize
Mobile-shopping couponing solution Shopitize appointed Graham Halling as as its commercial director. Voted as one of Britain’s top six innovators, Shopitize has a mobile couponing platform that is already helping the likes of major national brands. Prior to arriving at Shopitize, Graham worked for Spoke-Interactive, where he was digital business director. Before that, he held senior business development roles at Orange U.K. and France Telecom Group.
Stuart Santos — CBS Local
Citygrid’s VP of sales and media development, Stuart Santos, decided to jump ship and head over to CBS Local as VP of national digital sales. My fellow Charlottean has held senior roles at some notable companies in the past. He has served as YP.com’s (AT&T Interactive’s) VP of national digital sales and Realestate.com’s senior director of sales. Stuart has more than 12 years of digital sales experience and is working with some great people at CBS Local.
Andrew Zeiger — PubMatic
Digital media company PubMatic announced that Andrew Zeiger, former CNET and RichRelevance executive, has been named chief revenue officer. Andrew brings more than 20 years of publishing and sales experience (specifically with large national brands) to the executive team, and he’s a crucial addition to the company during a period of growth in terms of product development and international expansion.
Steve Mueller — Wahlstrom
Wahlstrom, the well-known CMR, and newspaper and print-media buyer NSA Media announced the promotion of Steve Mueller to president of both organizations this week. Debbie Lance remains in place as the managing director of Wahlstrom, reporting directly to Steve. His appointment comes on the heels of the two units being moved under the Orion Holdings entity. Steve previously held the title of chief delivery officer and brings more than 20 years of agency and client-side strategic planning and innovation. I heard a rumor that Wahlstrom is trying to become more digitally oriented.
New Hires at Search Influence
Search Influence, the well-known search and social white label platform provider (and the company I work for, just throwing it out there), kicked off the year properly by bringing on seven new employees since January. We now have 50 full-time employees and 70 content writers. Our New Orleans-based firm just marked Mardi Gras and this is certainly cause for even more celebration! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Kelly Benish is VP of sales and marketing at Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on SMBs and white label online marketing for publishers and media partners who serve them. You can follow her on Twitter @Lokellsearch.