Openings and New Hires at LiveIntent, Affinity Express, and Linkedin

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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.)

Ali Swerdlow – LiveIntent
Email ad server LiveIntent recently announced the executive hire of Ali Swerdlow. Ali will be LiveIntent’s inaugural VP of industry relations, a role that utilizes her leadership and diverse experience partnering with (ESPs) email service providers, (DMPs) data management providers and agencies. She will work with the one and only Steve McLaughlin, who is their VP of client services.

Stacey Sedbrook – BIA/Kelsey
Advisory firm BIA/Kelsey, announced that Stacey Sedbrook recently joined the firm as VP of strategic sales consulting. As a seasoned digital media and marketing sales executive, Sedbrook will lead BIA/Kelsey’s strategic sales consulting practice, advising media clients on overall sales strategy. She will provide clients specific assistance with assessment in some of the most prominent areas of digital marketing and the online marketing landscape in total.

Deep Nishar – Linkedin
LinkedIn’s Deep Nishar recently resigned after being the company’s head of product for six years. The business social networking giant basically said “we have nothing but love for you baby” with his transition coming about. Coming over from Google as their senior director of products, Nishar made it to LinkedIn and transformed the product. Recently he’s been joining company boards like it’s going out of style.There are no distinct mentions as to where Nishar will end up, however, he left a cryptic message alluding to future plans saying ‘A new adventure awaits. More on that soon.

Rick Gouveia – ElasticBox
Rick Gouveia joins the ElasticBox team from EMC2 where he was a top senior sales executive who helped drive 400 percent product growth in 2013. Before EMC2, Gouveia’s innovative sales approach drove Data Domain’s product growth from $16 million to $4 billion in sales over six years, leading to the company’s acquisition by EMC2 in 2009. There’s no doubt about it, Gouveia knows how to grow and scale a sales organization.

Richard Sloop – Convergent Mobile
Convergent Mobile directors recently brought on Richard C. Sloop as chief development officer just two days ago. He’s  been working with Convergent Mobile as an executive consultant since earlier  this year. Sloop will be responsible for marketing, product direction,  and business development, as well as facilitating  the strategic corporate expansion of the company. Convergent Mobile, is a leading mobile technology and text communication platform for business. The company has an aggressive expansion of SMS / text based product offerings for business for the rest of the year.

Jennifer Shone – Affinity Express
My buddy Jennifer Berk Shone just got picked up by Affinity Express as their director of sales after almost two years as Dream Local Digital’s business development manager. Jen has a contagious personality and a hearty laugh. She is quite memorable and brings people in with her energy and has an amazing zest for life. Now that she is at Affinity Express, she is working with some of my fan favorites including Patrick Mullen and Jason Luebke, her drive and spirited sense of humor will take them to the next level!

Plus where to look for jobs now…

Hearst is hiring sales managers and trainers and C-Level executives. Apply here

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

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

Happenings Media is looking for a sales manager. 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.

Sonata is in search of a director of sales and bus dev for their NY office. 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

hibuis hiring for many roles, check them out.Apply here

Plus new talent looking now…

CEO for hire out of TX looking for a new home, highly skilled in local search.

Long-time media industry adopter and digitally-savvy mobile marketer and entrepreneur interested in a new opportunity. Chicago based.

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.

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

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

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.

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