Openings & New Hires at Yext, Appstack, Local Market Launch, and More…

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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.)

Christian Ward – Yext
Recently former chief data officer & data guru at InfoGroup, Christian Ward recently decided to head on over to Yext as their new EVP of partnerships. With extensive experience in many areas of deep data (formerly serving as the global head of content innovation for Thomson Reuters), Ward had years of sweat equity  & know-how due to his time on the startup circuit. Some of his other achievements include pioneering the independent research space and revolutionizing the ways in which content was being utilized. Looks like Christian is set to put the power in PowerListings.

Andrew Stinger – Appstack
I had the pleasure of meeting the highly talented & quick-witted Andrew Stinger at Street Fight Summit West this week. He’s hilarious and knows his product (and the space) like the back of his hand. It’s no wonder that after a six-year stint with Google as their global product expert for video solutions, he was snatched away recently by Appstack.  He also had my immediate stamp of approval due to his admiration to the epic movie “The Goonies.” I firmly believe that Andrew is truffle-shuffling his way to greatness.

John Scott – Local Market Launch
As the New York bred director of sales & business development for Local Market Launch, John Scott really sets the bar high for networking. I’ve known him for almost five years, the man has a perma-smile on his face and always makes people around him feel comfortable and entertained. John also possesses the great qualities of being transparent and genuine, which is rare. In his past role as business development associate at DAC Group he was open to working with any & everyone who made sense. His relocation to Santa Barbara proved to be a positive move.

Corey Quinn – The Search Agency
As VP of business development for The Search Agency, Corey Quinn is a diligent brand advocate and highly adaptable. The Search Agency manages paid search campaigns for advertisers who don’t know how to do it themselves. In our brief meeting Corey was very no-nonsense and eager to get to the point, I appreciate that. His prior work history includes an investment advisory role, consulting firms and agencies alike. This was his first Street Fight conference but his dance card was full of meetings, and his persistence paid off.

Alan Nugent – Medialets
As an advertising platform for mobile and tablets, Medialets recently announced the appointment of Alan F. Nugent as CTO.  Nugent, who has previously served as CTO for Xerox, Novell and Computer Associates, is based out of the company’s global headquarters in New York. In his new role, Nugent will be tasked with overseeing the development of Medialets’ third-party ad serving and rich media platform for mobile and tablets. He will be instrumental as Medialets continues its mission to enable high-value premium mobile advertising while also reducing the complexity that gets in the way of mobile success.

Where to look for jobs now…

Swipely is looking for a sales development representative Apply here.

Word on the street says that Appstackis looking for a senior ruby engineer, I know you will have fun there! Apply here is in search of a community manager.  Apply here

Can you do development work? Contact NetApp about this unique gig. Apply here

Apple seeks a global SEM Lead . Apply here.

Worldnow is hiring a digital media sales director. Apply here

Thomson is looking to hire a director, chief of staff in London. Apply here

Turner Broadcasting  seeks a publicist. Apply here

Intuit wants to find a senior product manager. Apply here

Twitter is on the prowl for a marketing operations manager. Apply here.

Street Fight has an opening for a sales executive. More info here

• See more job listings in previous Movers & Shakers columns •

And for employers: Who’s looking to make the jump…

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.

Kelly is Global VP of Strategic Partnerships at Uberall