David Bowling – Mindstream Interactive
Good friend and digital advertising sales leader David Bowling left his role as Director of National and Franchise Sales at Sightly, Inc, a programmatic video platform to agencies and franchises, last summer. He’s always run his own agency Street Smart Media on the side, but recently he was looking for a new challenge. In January, digital agency Mindstream Interactive picked David up as their Director of Business Development. Wishing you all of the best David!
Harry Heymann – Stealth Mode
Foursquare had three C-Level execs check out, including the most recent departure of their CTO Harry Heymann. Heymann was the first hire that Foursquare made, yet he’s deciding to move on to bigger and better things. His Linkedin profile indicates that his new pet project is a stealth startup for which he is hiring for many roles. Heymann threw up the deuces in the wake of spokesman Brendan Lewis’ departure, as well as recent departures by COO Evan Cohen and biz dev chief Holger Luedorf.
Lara Lippay – Netflix
I was fortunate enough to meet Lara Lippay when my career first started at a local search conference and I was impressed by her expertise and overall talent as a public speaker. She recently became the Organic Search and Technical Optimization Lead at Netflix. Prior to her new role, she was a Partner at Nine by Blue, Director of Technical Marketing at Yahoo! as well as the former SEO Specialist at CNET.
Lori Faunce – Goodzer
My sister from another mister Lori Faunce recently went full throttle and transitioned into the Head of Marketing role at Goodzer where she works hand in hand with another former Yellowbook-er, CEO Mike Wilson. Lori was formerly at Yellowbook / Yell / hibu for a total of around eight years and in that time she wore many different hats. She started in managing website products, moved on to presence product management and most recently was promoted to handle US products as Yellowbook’s lead in product solutions.
Layoffs – eBay / PayPal
eBay / PayPal has experienced some growing pains since September 2013 when they launched their in-store product by the name of Beacon, since then, the product has not been widely adopted by SMB’s due to competitive products such as Square. The decline in usage of Beacon has led to mass layoffs for PayPal employees in the retail and restaurant groups.
Also on the move:
CallFire recently appointed Jay O’Connor to their board of directors as his previous history is in advising companies such as NetSuite and Intuit… Will Scott who is the CEO of Search Influence, is celebrating the company’s 9-year anniversary with COO Angie Scott… Doug Llewellyn, who is the former VP of Business Development at Manta, CBS, and CNET in February celebrated his two year anniversary at Purch as their Chief Operating Officer… Google just celebrated Adam (“Jonesy”) Jones’ four-year anniversary as their Business Development Manager of Strategic Partnerships…
Plus where to look for jobs now…
Plus new talent looking now….
Texas-based local search guru and key executive. Incredibly talented, motivated and seeking a new opportunity.
Los Angeles big whig marketing talent, formerly a VP at a national marketing organization.
CEO for hire based in Dallas, TX – with 20+ years of history in startups, revenue growth, funding and management.
Business Development leader in Seattle – with more than 15 years of growing major national accounts and leading one of the top marketing platforms in the U.S.
L.A. based talent with a history in sales growth seeking a strategic advisory role, currently VP of Business Development at a national firm.
Washington D.C. based talent looking for an executive or senior sales leadership position in a progressive, growth-oriented environment, preferably with equity potential. Well versed in consulting with over 16 years of experience at a powerful market research firm.
Business Development talent in the Los Angeles area, showing excellence in the online marketing space with over 10 years of experience.
I have a CMO in the Bay Area looking for a C-Level role in the location-specific business, he’s looking for a similar role at an up and coming / somewhat established startup.
Veteran in the digital media and paid advertising space. He’s located in Seattle and looking to move yesterday. He has the know-how and experience to bring the next company very far.
Detroit-based product and marketing leader with 15 years of experience.
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