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Twitch, Condé Nast Expand Content Development Teams

Twitch has brought on Kendra Johnson as general manager of global content development and emerging markets, where she will focus on driving expansion in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions.

“Twitch’s creator-first approach to monetization, moderation and overall functionality, has elevated livestreaming from a hobby to a career ,” said Johnson. “ My goal is to ensure creators and viewers around the world are fully versed in both the depth of our offerings and the strength of our community. It’s these elements that collectively establish Twitch as the premier destination for interactive entertainment.”

Johnson has worked in the entertainment industry for 17 years, most recently at Maker Studios as head of distribution and strategy partnerships. Previously, she held the title of vice president of business strategy, planning and development at ABC Family.


David Lopez has signed on with Condé Nast Entertainment as its first-ever vice president of branded content video. Before joining the publishing giant, he worked at Vice Media as head of global business and brand content partnerships.

“David has a proven track record in leading successful branded digital video teams, projects and partnerships, which makes him the perfect fit for CNÉ and we are happy to have him join the team,” said Croi McNamara, senior vice president of digital video programming at Condé Nast.


Automation software provider UiPath has hired Bobby Patrick as their latest chief marketing officer, after experiencing a 500 percent growth in revenue since 2015.

“UiPath is experiencing phenomenal growth, led by our emphasis on an open, extensible product architecture that easily scales,” said UiPath CEO and co-founder Daniel Dines. “UiPath continues to maintain the largest engineering and development operation in RPA today. Bobby adds extraordinary experience in strategic marketing, go-to-market, and channel development, which will be critical to scaling UiPath as we expand worldwide.”

Before joining UiPath, Patrick served as CMO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and prior to that was CMO at Basho, GXS and Digex.


Equifax CEO Richard Smith is retiring, collecting $90 million in company stock options and benefits on his way out. Following the massive data breach earlier this month, Smith is the third Equifax executive to step down from the company.


Kevin Mansell, CEO and chairman of Kohl’s for the past decade, will be stepping down, ceding the position to Michelle Gass. Mansell has worked at the Wisconsin-based retailer for 35 years, after positioning the company to work more closely with Amazon and increasing its digital presence.

Gass has been with Kohl’s since 2013, and most recently held the title of chief merchandising and customer officer. Previously, Gass worked 17 years in marketing and strategy for Starbucks.


Snap’s hardware lab is undergoing leadership changes, transferring lab head Steve Horowitz to a different department and promoting Mark Randall in his place.


Gina Degnan Hughes has signed on with Fuse Media as their latest senior vice president of marketing.

“Fuse Media stands at the intersection of high quality video programming and youth culture today, continuously expanding our content offerings and marketing to reach our audience on a wherever-whenever basis,” said Michael Schwimmer, Fuse’s president and CEO. “Gina’s energy and intellect, combined with her excellent track record building audience awareness and engagement, make her a great fit for the Fuse team as we continue to grow our business.”

Before joining Fuse, Degnan Hughes led campaigns for The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad as senior vice president of marketing at AMC.


Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary Kannaway has hired Stephen Jones as its latest chief marketing officer. Jones has worked in fields related to direct sales, finance and international logistics for two decades.


Amazon has announced the opening of a new office in New York City, adding 2,000 new positions to the online-retail giant. Roles in the West Side Manhattan office will include finance, sales, marketing and information technology, and the average salary will reportedly be $100,000 per year.


Foot Locker has promoted Jed Berger to chief marketing officer from vice president of brand marketing, a position he has held for the past six years.


Karson Humiston has created a “LinkedIn-esque” cannabis job board, providing potential workers a free service to find work in the rapidly growing industry. Vangsters, as the service is called, has already reported 7,900 candidates and 55 businesses registering for accounts since the end of August.


Steven Wolfe Pereira has joined Quantcast as their latest chief marketing and communications officer, where he will not only promote the brand externally but work with the AI firm’s engineering team to further develop their insights platform. Wolfe Pereira previously held the same title at Neustar since April of last year, and before that has served at Datalogix, Starcom Mediavest Group and Univision Communications.


Immersion has hired Hossam Bahlool to the position of vice president of marketing, where he will lead the corporation’s efforts to advance monetization of haptics on mobile devices.

“Bringing the sense of touch to digital content, we create engaging experiences that are more impactful and real. It was important for us to find an executive to further develop our vision for haptics and demonstrate the value it can bring to our customers and users,” said Victor Viegas, Immersion’s CEO. “Hossam has impressive leadership experience in many of our key markets, including mobile, social and automotive.”

Bahlool joins Immersion from Telenav, where he directed product management and marketing. He has also held the titles of vice president of product at Jingu and director of product management at BlackBerry.


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