Leena Jain has been named Humanscale’s first chief marketing officer. Jain joins the ergonomic furniture manufacturer with 12 years of experience as L’Oréal’s vice president of marketing.
Schneider Electric has appointed Shonodeep Modak as chief marketing officer for North America. In his new role, Modak will be responsible for the development and implementation of the brand and marketing strategy in the United States, CanaCanada and Mexico.
“We’re confident Shonodeep will take our North America marketing effort to a new level, helping to more clearly deliver our message and simplifying the value proposition we bring to our customers and their operations,” Annette Clayton, CEO of Schneider Electric said in a statement.
Campbell Soup Company has announced a strategic reorganization that has resulted in multiple hires. Luca Mignini president of Global Buscuits and Snacks, has been given the additional title of chief operating officer, where she will be responsible for Core Soup, Simple Meals, Shelf-Stable Beverages, and Global Biscuits and Snacks businesses.
Ana Dominguez has been named president of Campbell Fresh, which is now part of the Accelerator Unit. The unit is in charge of long-term innovation, small brand incubation, future consumer experiences, ecommerce and new distribution models.
Emily Waldorf has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate strategy, where she will lead strategy for the Accelerator Unit in addition to her roles that include enterprise strategy development, planning and measurement.
Carlos Barroso, senior vice resident of global research and development, will move to a strategic advisory role within the Campbell Snacks business.
Senior vice president of integrated global services Bethmara Kessler has exited the company to pursue other opportunities. As a result, senior vice president and chief financial officer Anthony DiSilvestro will now oversee many of Campbell’s integrated global services division, including financial planning and analysis and information technology.
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Jim Ensell joins Platform9 as chief marketing officer, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in leading cloud-based marketing strategies.
“Jim is a proven marketing executive who has an impressive breadth and depth of experience in architecting hard-hitting marketing campaigns. I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our leadership team as we scale Platform9,” said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO at Platform9.
DataCore Software has appointed Gerardo A. Dada its new chief media officer. Most recently, Dada served as vice president of product marketing and strategy at SolarWinds.
In addition, Dave Zabrowski joins DataCore as chief executive officer. Zabrowski was the founder and CEO of Cloud Cruiser, a company recently acquired by HPE. Former CEO and original founder George Teixeira transitions to the role of executive chairman, where he will work with the management team on key strategic initiatives for DataCore.
Pinterest’s consumer product and ads product teams are now combined into one integrated product team, led by SVP of Product Lawrence Ripsher. As a result of these internal changes, Pinterest SVP of ads and commerce Jon Alferness has exited the company after less than a year.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy will become the president of StubHub, a division of eBay Inc., effective May 2. She will report to eBay Inc. CEO Devin Wenig and become a member of eBay’s executive leadership team. Cassidy succeeds Scott Cutler at StubHub, who recently became SVP and head of eBay’s Americas business unit.
Rena Liu joins Warner Bros. OTT service DramaFever as general manager. Liu previously served in a number of roles at NBCUniversal. She will report to Warner Bros. Digital Labs GM Patty Hirsch in her new position.
Julie Nester joins eBay Australia as chief marketing officer, bringing over 20 years of marketing experience to the brand. In her new role, Nester will focus on loyalty, personalization and partnerships.
“Retail, especially online, is in an extremely dynamic period and I am looking forward to working closely with the eBay leadership team to help 40,000 Australian retailers to grow their businesses,” said Nester.
Steven Phelps has been promoted to chief operating officer of NASCAR from his position as senior vice president and chief of global sales and marketing. Phelps will oversee all of NASCAR’s commercial and media operations.
“Steve has worked passionately over the years to lead the sport and it’s clear his impact is felt in all corners of the industry,” said NASCAR President Brent Dewar.
Jeremy Burton, chief marketing officer of Dell Technologies, will exit the company effective April 13. After nearly two years with the company, Burton is looking forward to taking a break, but plans to stay in the technology industry. Allison Dew, vice president of Dell, will take over Burton’s duties upon his departure.
Popsockets has named Becky Gebhardt chief marketing officer, where she will oversee both marketing and creative teams. Gebhardt previously served as executive vice president and CMO of Lands’ End.
John Kieselhorst also joins Popsockets as VP of creative. He will be working both nationally and internationally creating collateral across a range of platforms, envisioning broad initiatives for the brand and heading up the creative team.
Pluto TV has named Rich Calacci as its first chief revenue officer. Calacci joins the OTT company with experience as senior VP of sales for Turner Sports and CRO of Bleacher Report.
“We were looking for someone who knows both the TV business and the digital video marketplace, in addition to having an entrepreneurial spirit. With Rich, we found that triple combination,” said CEO and co-founder Tom Ryan.
Google’s former head of artificial intelligence and search, John Giannandrea, has been appointed Apple’s first senior vice president of AI. Giannandrea will run its machine learning and AI strategy, reporting to Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook.
J. J. Abram’s Bad Robot has hired Rachel Rusch as senior vice president of television, where she will help produce existing projects like Hulu’s Castle Rock and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, in addition to developing new programming.
“I look forward to seeing just how far we can all go together in telling stories that spark the same kind of inspiration and excitement in our audiences that we feel in making it,” said Rusch.
Cory Long has been appointed vice president of footwear for DC Shoes, Inc. In his new marketing position, Long will oversee the brand’s global product creation strategy, including footwear marketplace positioning, storytelling and overall design aesthetic. He returns to DC Shoes, Inc. in this new position, having served as a global merchandising director for the brand earlier in his career.
“DC’s brand momentum is building speed and we are committed to fortifying our global business by investing in top talent,” Mike Jensen, global GM for DC Shoes, Inc. said regarding the hire. “Cory’s pedigree and track record of success in the industry is unmatched and we’re looking forward to his contribution and leadership in evolving our brand position in the global marketplace.”
After two years with the company, ELeague general manager and Turner VP of esports Christina Alejandre has departed, per a Twitter post made on her personal account on Monday. She has not publicly shared future employment plans, nor has ELeague announced a replacement.
Volkswagon has promoted Bishwajeet Samal to head of marketing for passenger cars in India, effective June 1. Samal joined Volkswagon in 2008 and is currently responsible for regional marketing and international communications at Volkswagen AG, Germany. He returns to his homeland of India following the departure of Kamal Basu, who moved to Nissan Motor India recently.
“At Volkswagen, nurturing in-house talent and offering a diverse platform of enhanced learning is at the core of our brand philosophy,” wrote Steffen Knapp, director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “We are confident that Bishwajeet’s extensive experience in Marketing shall contribute to our growth in India.”
Grindr VP of global marketing Peter Sloterdyk has exited the company and is now the director of marketing for North America, Australia and New Zealand for Netflix. Grindr is planning to promote from within to fill Sloterdyk’s responsibilities as marketing head, a person familiar with the matter told PR Week.
Gameloft has appointed Damien Marchi as its new vice president of marketing. Marchi joines the Vivendi-owned mobile game publisher from Havas, where he served as global head of content. Marchi will be responsible for marketing and communications strategies and will collaborate with local teams in the 40 countries that the company operates in.
Paramount Home Media Distribution has named Vincent Marçais its new exec VP, worldwide marketing. In his new position, Marçais will oversee the creative advertising, media, brand and market research for all of the studio’s home entertainment releases across physical and digital platforms.
Marçais joins Paramount having previously served as exec VP of worldwide brand and customer marketing for 20th Century Fox Digital Home Media. There, he oversaw the release campaigns for all transactional businesses (Video-on-Demand, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD) and also managed joint consumer marketing efforts with digital retailers and US and international operators.
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