Openings and New Hires at Signpost, Vendasta, Spirited Media
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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Signpost Brings on New Head of Product
Signpost has hired local marketing and product veteran David Wachtendonk as the company’s new VP of product. Wachtendonk joins Signpost’s New York office after five years at Constant Contact. His most recent role at Constant Contact was senior director of ecommerce and integrations where he led a large cross-functional teams to develop integrative strategies for integration and ecommerce company revenue objectives. Signpost has raised $36.55m in venture capital with a $20.5m investment in 2015. Based on trends in the VC and startup realm, it seems Signpost is positioning for another large round of financing or liquidity event with this strategic hire of a revenue-focused product exec.
CBS Taps Facebook Exec
After four years at Facebook, David Lawenda is leaving to become CBS‘s EVP of digital sales and strategy. At Facebook, Lawenda was head of U.S. global marketing solutions. Prior to joining Facebook, Lawenda worked for five years as Univision’s president of ad sales and marketing, and for 12 years in leadership roles at Viacom.
Vendasta Promotes Chief Strategy Officer From Within
Vendasta, the platform for selling digital solutions to local businesses, has promoted Jacqueline Cook to chief strategy officer. Cook has held multiple roles at Vendasta since joining the company in 2014, including VP of growth, director of alliances and business bevelopment, and strategic partner development specialist. Vendasta was founded in 2008 and has raised close to $11m in venture capital.
CEO Change at RingPartner
Mike Williams has been tapped as the new CEO of RingPartner, the pay per call performance company. He will be responsible for driving the overall company vision and strategy. Williams co-founded RingPartner in 2013 and has since held a variety of roles including VP of marketing & operations.
Industry Sales Leader Hired at Rio SEO
Scott McNulty has joined Rio SEO as senior sales executive. McNulty has been in the digital media space since 2011. He has worked in Director roles at Chalk Media and Telemetrics. McNulty is also the Chapter President of Location Based Marketing Association. His local experience and network should provide value to Rio SEO in a competitive online to sales space.
Spotify Hires Pandora APAC Exec
Spotify has named Jane Huxley as managing director of its Australian operations. Huxley was most recently Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand for Pandora. Prior to Pandora, Huxley was CEO and Publisher of Fairfax Media. As Pandora struggles, Spotify – after raising more than $2.6b to date – is looking to go public.
Spirited Media Promotes VP
Chris Krewson was promoted to Spirited Media’s Vice President of Strategy and Reach. Prior to Spirited Media, Krewson spent over three years at Billy Penn (Spirited Media subsidiary) as Editor, worked as Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and and Editor at Variety.
Looking for a job? Here are some new openings!
Anaheim-based Brandify has a number of different positions open, including an inbound marketing specialist, a business development exec for enterprise sales, a product manager, and a senior web developer.
Facebook is looking for a director of marketing for ads interfaces and customer experience to work out of the company’s Menlo Park office.
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