Openings and New Hires at Dex Media, Connectivity, GoDaddy, and Hearst

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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.)

Del Humenik – Dex Media
Former Dex Media EVP of sales & marketing Del Humenik, has been appointed to the newly-created position of COO. Humenik’s new role puts him in charge of “all client-facing functions, including sales, marketing, operations and technology,” according to SuperDex’s PR representative. Not to rip off the Jefferson’s theme song but: “Movin’ on up!”

Nadya Morezova – GoDaddy
I first had the pleasure of meeting Nadya Morezova when she worked with my friend Ian Bowen-Morris through Telnic a couple of years ago. She’s since expanded her work portfolio by hopping over to Afternic as their director of business development for all of the EU and now has been brought on to work at GoDaddy with the one and only Raj Nijjer as their director of business development and GTM, EMEA.

Alex Vaccaro – Connectivity
Alex Vaccaro came to Connectivity as their director of marketing six months ago from Trada where she ran marketing and the lead gen sales team. Before that she worked for SlimGenics, a local multi-location weight loss business. She was recently charged with running interim marketing and sales at Connectivity while they are searching for a director of sales. Besides being from Charlotte where I am headquartered, Alex spends her off time wedding dress shopping and hanging out with her child in a dog suit, her adorable boxer named D.O.G.

Chris Armer – GigeNet
Some sad news to report this week. The SVP of operations at web hosting company GigeNET (but, most importantly, husband and father of three) Chris Armer passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was only 32 years old, however in those few short years he was also the inside marketing manager at SingleHop. The hosting industry is close, and friends of Chris’s set up a link for donations to his family to support his funeral costs. Please share with those who you think may be able to help out. Heartfelt condolences to his family.

Lee Sosin – Hearst
Rumor has it that Hearst Digital Media just brought on a new SVP, Lee Sosin. Lee comes over from his role of VP of strategic solutions at Yahoo! where he decided to depart the Marissa Mayer bandwagon.  At Yahoo! he ran a team in charge of content creation, marketing and media solutions that that connected brands with the audiences they wanted to reach. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2011, Lee ran Time Inc. Studios, the branded entertainment and television division of media giant Time Inc.


Plus where to look for jobs now…

Mediative seeks a sales strategist. Apply here

hibu is hiring for many roles, check them out. Apply here

LiveIntent is hiring top talent in each of their departments. Apply here

Angie’s List seeks a senior director of content strategy. Apply here

Google is hiring a digital marketing manager for Google+. Apply here

A director partner development needed for a video company. Email [email protected] for more details.

Advance Visibility is looking for a director of digital search and seasoned sales reps in the automotive & real estate verticals. Apply here

A dozen enterprise sales roles in 10 – 15 US markets. Email [email protected] for more details.

Amazon seeks a business development manager for Kindle. Apply here

Many legacy media companies looking for sales managers in the midwest, Texas and several other US markets. Email [email protected] for more details.

PlaceIQ is looking for a VP of business development in NYC. Apply here.

Twitter is on the prowl for a director of partner development. Apply here

Local Yokel Media is looking for a business development manager.

Search Influence  seeks a PR/Marketing manager. 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. [email protected]

Signpost is hiring more people than before in sales and content roles.


Plus new talent looking now…

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.

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

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.

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.

If you are interested in any of these candidates or you would like to be featured as such, please e-mail me at [email protected] 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