Openings and New Hires at xAd, Reply!, AddThis and Newscycle

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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.)

Lynn Danko – Newscycle
NEWSCYCLE Solutions recently announced the appointment of its new chief financial officer, Lynn Danko. Danko will be based in the lovely town of Bloomington, Minn., at the company’s corporate headquarters, and will report to CEO Preston McKenzie. Her responsibilities as CFO include compliance, corporate financial management, and human resources.

Multiple hires – xAd
Global location ad platform xAd has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to top sales and engineering roles in order to improve their ad platform, implement product innovation and client growth for the company. With over 20 years of experience in building technology, George Rekouts has joined xAd to lead engineering. He was recruited from Adobe, where he had been a senior engineer. And, with over 20 years of sales and ad tech expertise, Beth Gregg has joined the company as head of both direct and programmatic sales coming from DataXu to be SVP of sales.

Chris Mancini – Reply!
Working primarily in healthcare & the interwebs, Chris Mancini made moves from QualityHealth where he served as EVP to CMO of Reply!. Recently, he was promoted to president and CEO of the audience-targeted marketing platform. It also appears that Payam Zamani has stepped down from his role of CEO, but he is still on the board and was one of the founding fathers of Reply!. Zamani’s life story is pretty amazing: at 16, he was forced to flee to America from Iran and worked his way up from startup to startup, finally finding success with Reply!

Jennifer Monteverde – AddThis
I wrote about Jennifer Monteverde a couple of years back when she started at N.E.W. where she lead business development efforts for as well as the management of marketing, public relations, media planning, media buying and research. She was also at AOL for a number of years as their director of business development. Jen was most recently brought on by AddThis as their director of data solutions and with her vast data experience in tow, I know it’ll be a good fit. Congrats Jen!

David Cancel and Elias Torres
Hubspot’s chief product officer, David Cancel and engineering VP Elias Torres recently decided to step down — even as Hubspot is rumored to be on the cusp of IPO. Rumor also has it that Cancel and Torres are working on a super-secret project that only tight-lipped friends and family know about. The longtime buds came over to Hubspot from Boston-based Performable after Hubspot acquired them years ago. Watching this move to see what they have brewing!

Plus where to look for jobs now….

Local SEO Guide seeks an enterprise SEO genius. Is that you? Apply here

Happenings Media is looking for a sales manager. Apply here

Colony Logic is looking for a business development director. Apply here

Local Yokel Media is looking for a business development manager. Apply here

AdMaxLocal / The Search Agency is hiring for many roles. Apply here.

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

Ping4, a hyperlocal mobile app in the government/public safety market seeks BD talent in the greater Boston area. 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.

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

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

Plus new talent looking now….

— Senior web developer located in Charlotte, NC would like a work from home role.

— CEO for hire out of TX looking for a new home.

— She is the consummate business development strategist in New England, with over 15 years of experience she is ready to move now.

— Video advertising sales leader based in Los Angeles seeks a new role.

— This lady has over 20 years in franchise experience, role must be located in the Southwest region of the US.

— Seasoned talent in broadcasting, over 15 years of experience interested in growing a video ad platform play.

— Three seasoned sales managers and trainers looking for something new out of Charlotte, NC.

— 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.

— 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.

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