David Ismailer, who has been with Take-Two Interactive Software since 2002, has been promoted to president of 2K Games. Ismailer replaces former president Christoph Hartmann.

“Having been at 2K since day one, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most talented and committed professionals in our industry,” Ismailer said in a statement. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together. My goal is to enable and empower our teams further, and to provide them with the opportunity to build upon our rich history of creating innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for audiences around the world.”

Michelle Bottomley has been appointed CMO for Staples. Bottomley replaces Frank Bifulco, who had previously announced his intention to retire in 2017.

“Michelle brings tremendous breadth and balance in the marketing profession, and has a well-earned reputation as a leader of high-performing teams,” said Staples’ CEO and president Shira Goodman. “Her strong background in business-to-business marketing, including working closely with and leading sales teams, and deep expertise in digital marketing will be critical as we transform Staples to be a solutions provider for businesses.”

Brandon Rhoten has joined Papa John’s International as their new global CMO. Rhoten recently served as vice president of advertising, media and digital/social at Wendy’s International.

“Brandon was a key contributor in Wendy’s resurgence within the QSR Hamburger category, advancing their brand positioning, creative, media, digital marketing, and now renowned social media presence,” said Steve Ritchie, president and COO of Papa John’s. “He is a disruptor in the QSR industry, and we are excited for him to further enhance Papa John’s brand relevancy and quality positioning across our marketing channels globally.”

Mondelez International has hired Jonathan Halvorson as vice president of global media and digital. Halvorson previously was the director of global video strategy and operations at Twitter.

Brian Ames, a former growth director for Snap Inc., has left the company to serve as president of advertising for mobile game studio King.

Facebook has hired a pair of former CEOs. Nada Stirratt has been appointed as Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions for the US and Canada. Ty Ahmad-Taylor has been named vice president of product marketing.

Apple News, a mobile news aggregation app which the Cupertino-based company launched in the summer of 2015, is getting its first ever editor-in-chief in Lauren Kern, who left her position as executive editor of New York Magazine.

Joe Carney has been named senior vice president of sales and brand partnerships for The Player’s Tribune.

Live events VR platform Virtually Live announced the appointment of Markus Tellenbach as its new group CEO.

Former Condé Nast senior executive Holly Lang has joined iPic Entertainment as their new CMO.

Intel Corporation announced that its board of directors has promoted three corporate officers. Navin Shenoy was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. Gregory Bryant was promoted from corporate vice president to senior vice president. Sandra Rivera was promoted from corporate vice president to senior vice president.

Tidal CEO Jeff Toig has left the music subscription service founded by rapper Jay-Z. Toig is the company’s third chief executive to leave their post.

(Editor’s Note: This post will be updated daily until Friday, June 2. Have a new hire tip? Let us know at editorial@alistdaily.com.)

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