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: Where to apply for a job now.)
Sarah Chubb, Gilt City
All hail Gilt City’s new president Sarah Chubb, who left Condé Nast Digital last week after two decades of managing some of the world’s most notable media brands. I was fortunate to have a few moments with Sarah where she mentioned that she was excited and looking forward to her new role. In her previous role as president, she was focused on driving growth around the various media properties that Condé Nast publishes. Sarah was a leader in brand innovation and will be bringing not only some fresh ideas but past knowledge & lessons learned to Gilt City, which recently saw a strategic shift in its approach to local deals and which was previously led by former PaidContent CEO Nathan Richardson.
As for Condé Nast? Upon her leaving, the company’s president, Bob Sauerberg, said, “Condé Nast is set up exceptionally well for our future due to Sarah’s past efforts.” This statement alone speaks volumes about Sarah’s solution-oriented focus and drive.
Stephen Galligan, Integrated Digital Strategies
Stephen Galligan recently left Maine Today Digital (a product of Maine Today Media the largest publisher in Maine) to start his own digital media company, small business solution provider Integrated Digital Strategies in Boston. Stephen is not only down to earth and easy to talk to but he is heavily ingrained in a circle of many publisher groups. You might even say he is part of the publisher underground. Steve has an extensive history in working for Global Directories, LocalTel and the Boston Globe in the past. Steve is a very driven individual that works hard, is passionate about what he does, and knows how to have fun along the way.
Scott Feder, Quoin
Scott Feder, former VP of sales who led the business expansion at Innovectra (a pioneer of IYP and web-mobile-social bundles for SMBs who was later Pac-Manned by Immersifind and then acquired a year later by Dirxion), is now the VP of business development at Quoin, which among other things builds products for major national brands, with a focus on LBS mobile applications. Clients include Lowe’s, Public Relay, Scholastic, The United Nations and National Geographic.
Kurt Bradshaw, RepEquity
Kurt Bradshaw thought it was time to throw in the towel after 11 years at TIG Global/MICROS eCommerce, he was thirsty for a new challenge and coming over to RepEquity recently was the iced carmel macchiato he was looking for. Kurt is a sharp person that quickly understands the value in what is being presented to him. He wants everyone to know that he is competitive in just about every aspect of life, and does not like to lose!
And other movers and shakers around the hyperlocal scene….
Foursquare recently snatched its new VP of sales Rob Wilk out from under Yahoo’s nose but I’m sure they will dust their shoulders off — speaking of notable turnover…how about that Marissa Mayer? (You go girl!)
Sound the alarm: Jack of all trades alert! Recently Kevin Lee took on an additional CEO role of Inceptor, in addition to already being CEO of Didit.com and CEO of Internet Marketing Group. Either he has triplet brothers with the same name or this man is investing in Starbucks stock. So, Kevin, can you conduct a time management podcast for your hyperlocal cohorts?
Plus where to look for jobs now….
Telnav’s Scout.me is looking for a new product manager. Apply Here
Word on the street says Yext is looking for new account managers. Apply Here
Kelly Benish is VP of sales and marketing at Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on small- and medium-sized businesses and white label online marketing for publishers and media partners who serve them. Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast and New Orleans’ only Inc. 500 honoree in 2011.