Openings and New Hires at Lyft, DAC Group and Placed

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Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.)

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Google Mapping Exec Joins Lyft
After 12 years at Google running teams such as Google Street View, Luc Vincent has joined Lyft as Vice President of Engineering. Vincent will lead Lyft’s marketplace and mapping division as well as select special projects. As autonomous vehicle technology advances, Lyft wants to be a leader in the space to compete with companies such as Uber, Google, etc. Vincent should have a direct impact on autonomous vehicle technology from a mapping perspective. Lyft has raised slightly over $2b in venture capital including $500m investment by General Motors, operates in more than 200 cities, and generated roughly $700m in revenue in 2016.

DAC Group Hires Digital VP
Jenna Watson has joined performance digital marketing firm DAC Group as Vice President of Digital Media Services. Watson has over 15 years of digital media experience and has held senior account, strategy and media roles at companies including iCrossing, 360i, Rosetta and Razorfish. Her latest role was VP of Search and Media, leading the Central US Region media practice for Razorfish.

New CPO at Retale
Retale, a location-based mobile shopping platform for retailers, agencies and brands, has appointed Alex Trottier as its Chief Product Officer. Trottier most recently worked as CPO of  Bonial International Group. Before Bonial, he was CPO of Carmudi GmbH, VP of Product Management at Tungsten Revenue Consultants, and Senior Product Manager at Electronic Arts.

Navads Expands in the U.S.
Former Movers & Shakers columnist Kelly Benish has left Sales Fuel to join Navads as VP of business development. Benish will be tasked with growing the company’s relationships with publishers and channel partners as Netherlands-based Navads sets its sights on expanding into the U.S. market. Benish had previously worked at BIA/Kelsey, Civic Science, and Search Influence.

New Brandify CRO
Mike Pycha, former Executive Director for Neustar Localeze, has joined Brandify as Chief Revenue Officer. Pycha was at Neustar Localeze for close to five years and also spent time before that at AOL, Verizon and Vitrus Marketing.


Looking for a new job? Here are some openings!

Foursquare has a number of business development roles open, including senior business development executive in Asia, and an SF-based business development associate.

Placed is on the hunt for a director of marketing and a partner development director for the East Coast.

TigerPistol has an opening for a director of partner management & operations.

Search Influence is on the hunt for a sales executive.

Soleo Communications is looking for a Database Developer, a UX Software Engineer, and a Data Analyst (among other positions.  More info here.

Navads is looking for enterprise sales managers to cover three European markets.

WebsPlanet is in the market for a Sales/Account Director for North and South America.

Time Warner Cable Media (a.k.a. Spectrum Reach) is looking for a search (SEM) project manager based in New York.

Utah-based Podium is looking for a business development manager.

geoff michenerGeoffrey Michener writes the biweekly Movers & Shakers column for Street Fight. He was previously the co-founder of ProspectWise and is an avid fan of anything having to do with Colorado.

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