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.)
Scott McNulty – Telmetrics
My friend Scotty McNulty was brought on by Telmetrics as their director of sales to work on building out their sales by developing sales/revenue. He recently moved over to the call tracking giant from his role as the director of business development for eLocal Listing/Search Initiatives. Looks like a good move for Scott, who knows practically everyone else there is to know in local. Not to mention he is now fortunate enough to work with one of my favorite ladies in call tracking, the one and only Teresa Bordenet.
Jason Kint – OPA
The Online Publishers Association (OPA) hired Jason Kint as their new CEO. With his home base in D.C., Kint replaces Pam Horan, who has been president since 2006. Horan will end her 10-year tenure at the association at the end of next week. Kint joins the OPA from CBS Interactive where he was senior VP and general manager of its sports division and he also worked at The Mirror in the past.
Bob Lee – Square
Having joined Square from Google in 2010, Square’s chief technical officer Bob Lee has decided it’s time to check out. Lee was originally hired to build on the company’s Android app and ultimately received the promotion to CTO in 2011. The company recently brought on a highly revered leader in tech by the name of Alyssa Henry, who came over from Amazon in April to take on leading the engineering arm of the company. With no word on where he’s going, we just wanted to wish “Crazy Bob” the best in the future.
Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal – PayPal
Last week, there was drama unfolding fit for the headlines of TMZ (of the local industry of course) thanks to one PayPal executive who was apparently “experimenting” on his Twitter account with a new phone. Longtime controversial executive Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal’s Twitter account was blowing up with tweets bashing his then PayPal peers. Rocky already sent a resignation letter into PayPal by the time the first derogatory 140 characters were public, but it’s unclear whether this was all a publicity stunt to promote Rocky’s brand, and a new startup he’s planning on forming.
Multiple Employees – Pro.com
The former CEO of Digg and long-time Amazon employee Matt Williams has put together a powerhouse group of ex-Amazoners to make home projects run more smoothly. The startup is called Pro.com, and they just raised $3.5 million and 30 employees to give people easy-access to price estimates and scheduling information for professionals. The company helps to get users price estimates for home projects, vet providers and schedule appointments through the platform.
Plus where to look for jobs now….
Amazon seeks a business development manager for Kindle. Apply here
Stealth startup on the west coast seeks a CTO with experience in coding, POS and IT; for more info e-mail me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
My friend Jon Sofield is looking for a business development person for SMB channel sales at Google. The Job is based in NYC, and this role is tasked in helping to build out their partner network. This is a senior level & individual contributor, someone with great experience with Channels, Local, SMB’s, SEM, Industry knowledge in Fin-Serv, Franchise, Marketing Automation, Agency, Display Ad’s and Video Ad’s. Apply here
Plus new talent looking now….
This lady has over 20 years in franchise experience, role must be located in the Southwest region of the US.
Senior classifieds sales director in Boston, ready to throw in the towel and try something new.
Hyperlocal community editor, publisher, marketer is a strategic problem solver. Over 25 years dailies, weeklies, start-ups, magazines, digital, websites, editing and writing books. New Orleans/Baton Rouge based.
Long-time media industry adopter and digitally-savvy mobile marketer and entrepreneur interested in a new opportunity. Chicago based.
The former Head of digital SME advertising products for a major EU telco is exploring opportunities for his next venture.
Seasoned talent in broadcasting, over 15 years of experience interested in growing a video ad platform play.
Global head of digital product for a major telco in the UK seeks a new role. Over 15 years of experience.
President of online consulting firm, works with IYP’s & newspapers and eventually moving over to loyalty-based and digital solutions. Willing to relocate from New England.
The perfect digital sales manager in Reno Nevada, history in the newspaper publishing arena. Ready to roll over to a new opportunity.
A digital veteran with 20 years of management level sales and marketing experience in digital media, mobile media and consumer technology sectors. She has a strong track record of accomplishment in successfully growing start up and young firms. She’s also been responsible for driving significant revenue growth in divisions of larger, publicly traded companies. Located in the San Francisco Bay area.
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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.