Openings and New Hires at Placeable, SIM Partners, UBL and Surefire Social

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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.)

Mike Montgomery – Placeable
Mike Montgomery is a staple of all that is hyperlocal, initially starting out in finance and energy he ended up finding his way to the interwebs. Mike had worked for Mapquest since 2010 pioneering their data distribution, B2B initiatives and growing their sales team. When Mike decided to leave his role as director of sales for Mapquest in August he jumped aboard the SS Placeable in a role by the same name. As Placeable’s director of sales, he will be promoting and selling their location-based enterprise marketing platform.

Tari Haro – SIM Partners
SIM Partners announced last week the appointment of Tari Haro as their CMO. In this role, Haro will be leading marketing operations and steering the company’s growth strategy as it continues to build out Velocity, its SaaS customer acquisition tool. SIM also announced it has moved its headquarters to 30 N. LaSalle, in the Chicago loop, to accommodate future growth as they are projected to double in size within the next year.

David Oliveira – Balihoo
Balihoo recently released an update on changes to their executive team, including a new CEO. David Oliveira, an industry veteran with 20+ years of experience under his belt will step into the role of CEO at Balihoo, effective immediately, while company founder and former CEO, Pete Gombert, will advise the company in his role as chairman of the board. David O’Neill has assumed the role of EVP of sales, leading the sales organization.

David Jaques – UBL
UBL Interactive, Inc. announced the appointment of David Jaques as the Company’s CFO.  Effective September 2, 2014, Jaques, who has served as an independent member of UBL’s Board since 2010, will assume the day-to-day responsibility of the Company’s global financial operations, to include overseeing all SEC reporting and compliance, financial planning, general tax and accounting activities and capital management.  He will also continue to serve as an executive member of the Board of Directors.

Sean Kidder – Surefire Social
Surefire Social, a local marketing technology and services provider announced Sean Kidder is joining the company’s management team as CTO. Sean is an experienced technology and operations executive with longstanding experience in scaling difficult technology challenges. Sean has a successful track record building technology solutions at Fortune 500 enterprises like AOL and Fannie Mae, as well as, mid-sized and start-up ventures. With over two decades of experience in technology and operations, Sean will lead the evolution of the company’s enterprise technology services, develop and integrate new products and guide the strategy for scaling SaaS operations.


Plus where to look for jobs now
Hearst is hiring sales managers and trainers and C-Level executives. 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

hibu is hiring for many roles, check them out. 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


Plus new talent looking now…
Seasoned sales leader with 20 years of management experience out of Charlotte, NC for hire.

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