Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Vistar Media, LotLinx

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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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SurePath Capital Adds First Advisor
Perry Evans, Denver-based entrepreneur who has led the formation and development of four ventures that span mapping (MapQuest), local search (Local Matters), messaging (Jabber), and small business mobile marketing (Closely) has been appointed as an Advisor to SurePath Capital. SurePath Capital is a strategic financial advisor to today’s emerging leaders in SaaS, e-commerce and SMB software In addition to his advising role, Perry will continue his duties as SVP, Product Strategy & Corporate Development after the acquisition of Closely.

Empyr Hires Veteran Executive As COO
Bryon Cook has joined Empyr as Chief Operating Officer. Cook was most recently Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Lytx where he served since 2006. The hire of a seasoned leader such as Cook could mean a bigger raise or acquisition in the works for Empyr. Empyr has raised around $3m in venture capital and its subsidiary – MOGL – has raised over $45m in venture funding.

Two New Hires At LotLinx
LotLinx announced the addition of two new members to its executive staff. Bob Sherman, has been named Vice President of Enterprise Business Development. Additionally, Kim De Palma, has joined as Vice President of Enterprise Partner Development. Sherman’s experience in the automotive space ranges from Director of Business Development at CoreLogic Credco and Director of Sales at IHS Automotive. Prior to LotLinx, De Palma was Director of Business Development at CallRevu and Director of Conference Operations at Digital Dealer.

Vistar Media Picks Up Ex-GroundTruth Exec as CRO
Out-of-Home adtech company Vistar Media has brought on a new CRO, nabbing Matt Schuster, who had been head of performance strategy at GroundTruth. Schuster had been at the location intelligence firm since the beginning of 2015, and had previously been the company’s head of sales.


Looking for a job? Here are some new openings!

San Diego-based Empyr, has a number of openings on their Channel Team,  including a Director of Partner Management.

Anaheim-based Brandify has a number of different positions open, including a client services specialist, a business development exec for enterprise sales, and a senior data engineer.

Foursquare is looking for a Senior Android Engineer and a Director of Business Development for Social Media/Mobile Apps.

Diply is hiring an VP of product management to plan and drive the company’s product roadmap from Toronto or New York.

New Orleans-based Search Influence is looking to fill several positions, including a sales executive and an account manager

Yelp is in the market for a channel sales manager in New York.

AdRoll is looking a SF-based head of PR.

HomeAdvisor’s Canadian arm, HomeStars, is looking to hire a Toronto-based a head of sales.

Chicago-based Groupon is in the market for a director of business development.

Mono Solutions is looking for a project manager to join their team based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

BuzzBoard is looking for a digitally focused director of partner management.

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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