Openings and New Hires at ChowNow, MediaPro Services, Rocket Fuel, xAd

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Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in local — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.)

Key Hires – ChowNow
As a top online ordering and marketing platform for restaurants, ChowNow recently announced the securing of $10 million in financing and hiring of two execs. Nick Kellermeyer did a stint as an executive at GrubHub and was recently named ChowNow’s new VP of sales. He’s in the process of beefing up their sales team for a major land grab. Arpan Jhaveri was also brought on as their VP of product and marketing, his past includes being a former senior leader at Yodle. ChowNow also hired Emily Neudorf, formerly of Groupon, as Product and Content Marketing Manager.

Tom Maguire – MediaPro Services
Tom Maguire became the business development director at MediaPro Services, a mobile search platform that connects leads to national advertisers. They have an internal search team and over 10,000 affiliates to leverage their mobile network to generate new customers for clients. He decided to leave Market Authority after 1.5 years as their VP of business development.

Monte Zweben – Rocket Fuel
Rocket Fuel co-founder George John recently decided to vacate his CEO position. Key board member Monte Zweben will assist temporarily as the company searches for John’s successor. John admitted that Rocket Fuel is striving for operational excellence with a new set of values including a strict emphasis on company culture that drives company profitability.

Kim Cheever – Maxifier
Maxifier, a performance optimization platform for publishers recently announced Kim Cheever as the newest director of their sales team. Cheever will be working from San Francisco, prospecting and selling to publishers primarily on the West Coast. She was most recently at Rocket Fuel, but prior to that she spent years each selling both Adtech/Pictela and Zeto ad servers to Publishers.

Also on the move: Paul Gelb, who formerly headed up Twitter‘s programmatic and marketplace development has joined xAd as VP of global brands and agencies… Groupon has hired Mozilla alum Jay Sullivan as its new head of product… Carlos Gil recently left his role as head of digital and social media for Sav-a-lot and was brought on by Linkedin to become their senior social marketing manager… Jamie Cottle just left Nordstrom as she was their project manager of SEO, she recently took the role of SEO manager with Getty Images. Heather Monahan was recently promoted from EVP of sales to CRO at Beasley Broadcast Group.

Plus where to look for jobs now…

Street Fight is advertising THREE open positions. Ask us.

PocketMath is looking for an Account Manager in Washington D.C. Apply here.

Where2getit is hiring for almost a dozen roles, check it out and apply here.

Location3 is hiring all kinds of roles, check it out and apply here.

BrainWorks is looking for a VP of marketing communications. Apply here.

Prosper is on the prowl for a VP of intelligence. Apply here.

Amazon is hiring a marketing specialist. Apply here.

Gannett is on the hunt for a VP of sales. Apply here.

Marriott seeks a VP of digital acquisition. Apply here.

Soleo is hiring software developers, a web developer, and digital media account manager, among other roles. Apply here.

Moz seeks business development talent based  in Seattle. Apply here.

Plus new talent looking now….

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.

New Orleans based sales and digital transformational talent, has trained hundreds of sales reps and transformed two major media companies into highly profitable digital sales organizations.

Texas-based local search guru and key executive. Incredibly talented, motivated and seeking a new opportunity.

Ohio-based revenue driver, interested in a new challenge. He has over 15 years of experience in local, sales, consulting and strategy.

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.

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 publisher development at CivicScience. You can follow her on Twitter @Lokellsearch.

Kelly is Global VP of Strategic Partnerships at Uberall