Openings and New Hires at FixYa, VendAsta & SpinGo
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.)
Lem Lloyd – FixYa
The largest product questions & answer site in the world FixYa has just announced the appointment of Lem Lloyd as its new chief revenue officer. Lloyd, former VP of sales at Yahoo!, will be responsible for leading all sales and business development activities. During his tenure at Yahoo!, Lloyd led major channel partnerships by developing out their network of resellers. He will be moderating a panel at Street Fight Summit West on June 4th in San Francisco.
Larry Hertz – VendAsta
Some of my favorite Canadian cohorts and leading reputation management platform VendAsta is pleased to welcome Larry Hertz to it’s team. Larry is the former publisher of The Western Producer, which is Glacier Media Group’s flagship publication. Larry arrives with over 15 years local media experience in the print and radio industries including a 5 year stint at Rawlco Radio. Make it rain, Larry!
Tim Harper, CTO & Content Director- SpinGo
My friends at the premiere event listing engine SpinGo just brought on a new CTO and director of content. Tim Harper was recently appointed CTO and his past experience includes senior software engineer at Lead Media Partners and software architect at Red Brain Labs. Vince McCullam was also brought on as content director to help power the event engine with the most relevant event content. Vince’s experience includes PR & communications director at Oozle Media.
Village Voice – Mass Layoffs
Popular alt-weekly The Village Voice lost two additional staffers as restaurant critic Tejal Rao resigned along with Nick Pinto – a long time staff writer. The resignations come soon after the editor-in-chief and deputy editor quit rather than fire more staff, which didn’t stop the parent company’s upper management from kicking key employees such as Michael Musto to the curb.
Barry Frey – DPAA
The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) announced today that Barry Frey has been hired as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Frey is a long-time media and marketing visionary with extensive leadership credibility in building interactive, television and other and cross-platform media businesses for marketers. He succeeds Susan Danaher, who resigned from the DPAA to accept a position at Adspace Digital Mall Network.
Plus where to look for jobs now….
Plus new talent looking now….
Current president of online consulting firm, he’s been online since 1999 working with IYP’s & newspapers and eventually moving over to loyalty-based and digital solutions. Willing to relocate from New England.
Past experiences in directing SEO, account management and marketing for agencies and marketing companies since 1996. He is an OG in the industry and I personally vouch for his successes.
Current VP of business development with over 12 years of digital marketing strategy, management, and business development experience in the hospitality and retail verticals. Ready to move in one month, located in the metro DC area.
Current director of development in the Boston metro area, with 6 years of business development, customer acquisition, partnership building & product development. Available now.
Current VP with 29 years experience in sales management, corporate actions, HR and business development. Located in the Charlotte metro area & ready to move now.
Current PHP developer with 15 years experience, located in the Southeast, ready to move now.
If you are interested in any of these candidates e-mail me for more information.
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.