Openings and New Hires at Lee, ShopKeep, Yext and SalesPredict

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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.)

Brian Kennett – Lee Enterprises
Brian was recently named digital agency director at Lee Enterprises where he’ll be responsible for running all digital agency business in support of top advertisers in Lee’s 50 markets around the US. He hails from Digital First Media where he was the VP of SMB advertising for their AdTaxi platform. Prior to that, he held numerous roles at PartnerUp, a Deluxe Corporation company. Go Brian!

Steve Cakebread and Tim Blaquiere – Yext
Yext has hired Steve Cakebread as its new CFO, Cakebread’s former high profile stints include: AutoDesk, Salesforce and Pandora. New York City based Yext is a SaaS model that allows marketers to manage local digital content through its GeoMarketing Cloud. Steve is joining to help the company grow its revenue and operations and navigate its international expansion. Former Infogroup licensing exec Tim Blaquiere has also recently come on board at the geomarketing firm as its VP of strategic partnerships. The company recently raised $50 million in Series F financing and plans to spend the new money on continued research and development, and on expansion into many other English-speaking countries later this year.

Ansar Khan – ShopKeep
Ansar Khan was recently hired as ShopKeep’s business development manager, where he is responsible for driving storefront growth through various partnerships with merchants in the same verticals, ISOs (credit card processors), VARs (value added resellers that work in their local communities), food distributors, local banks, etc. Khan, is also the co-founder of Refulgent Software, the owner of Ambur POS.

John Hulwick – SalesPredict
SalesPredict, a customer lifecycle intelligence solution, announced new vice presidents for sales and engineering and the expansion of its data science team to better serve its growing client base. John Hulwick is the company’s new VP of Sales. He has a strong background in SaaS sales and leadership from and ClearSlide. Yuval Nissan, SalesPredict’s new VP of engineering, was a co-founder and VP of R&D at start-up IDFocus. He also served as senior director of engineering at CA Technologies.

Also on the move…
Jovanna Riddle was named head of business development at Flint Mobile. She was previously the director of business development at hibu…  Former Gilt chief Sarah Chubb Sauvayre has joined The Daily Beast as a senior advisor, she is also doing her own thing and running her own consulting firm… Telmetrics has named Blair Vincent as account director; she had been director of platform sales at xAd

Plus where to look for jobs now…
Hearst, the newspaper and digital goliath is hiring sales managers and trainers and C-Level executives. Apply here

Colony Logic is looking for a business development director. 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

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

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

Placed, the local insight and targeting source  is looking for a Seattle-based director of marketing. Apply here

Advance Visibility is looking for a director of digital search and seasoned sales reps in the automotive & real estate verticals. You will also hit the workplace lottery because you get to work with Sandy Lohr and Marc Zaks. Apply here

Plus new talent looking now…
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.

Detroit-based product and marketing leader with 15 years of experience.

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.

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.

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