This week’s executive shifts include L’Oreal appointing a Nordics CMO, Participant Media promoting a marketing VP, Cleer hiring a VP, Jamba Juice hiring a CMO from Blaze Pizza, K2 Sports appointing a veteran marketer, Token Name Service hiring a brand marketing expert, IAB UK hiring their first head of marketing, a new chief marketing officer for Greenhouse, a CMO for grocery chain New Seasons Market and a former Playtex marketer added to the Abercrombie board.
L’Oreal Promotes For Nordics CMO
L’Oreal has promoted Nick Buckley to chief marketing officer of Nordics. Buckley was previously the chief digital officer for L’Oreal in UK and Ireland. Before joining the beauty products company, Buckley was head of digital media and mobile marketing at Sony Mobile.
Buckley is also EMEA Board Director for the Mobile Marketing Association.
Participant Media Promotes VP
Participant Media has promoted Christina Kounelias to the role of president, worldwide marketing, where she was previously executive vice president. Kounelias came to Participant in 2016 after serving as the chief marketing officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Before that she held high-level marketing positions at New Line Cinema, Warner Bros and Fox Broadcasting.
Cleer Hires Marketing VP
Cleer, an audio products manufacturer, has named Aaron Levine as its new marketing VP. Levine comes to the company having worked in marketing at Sony Electronics, Sound United and Pioneer.
Jamba Juice Hires Former Blaze Pizza CMO
Amid a slew of c-suite hires, Jamba Juice has appointed Shivram Vaideeswaran as the company’s chief marketing officer. Vaideeswaran comes to he company after occupying the same role at Blaze Pizza for a little over a year.
Prior that Vaideeswaran was VP of marketing at Tender Greens, but he really cut his teeth at Taco Bell, where he worked his way up from a brand manager to head of global marketing and communications. According to Vaideeswaran’s LinkedIn he “[led] the global brand vision, digital strategy, and menu development and R+D for Taco Bell International.”
K2 Sports Appoints Global VP
K2 Sports has hired Tim Swart to be the company’s global vice president of marketing. Swart took the position in September after leaving Pretty Great Company. According to the press release, “Swart most recently led marketing efforts for the revitalization of a family of snow and lifestyle brands that included Bonfire, Nikita, SLVDR, and Sessions.”
K2 Sports presidentJohn Colonna said of the appointment, “I’ve known Tim Swart for more than 15 years, and he brings to K2 Sports a level of knowledge and experience that few have in this industry. His involvement leading marketing efforts for startups and globally established brands, as well as his hands-on management in the retail segment, is going to be a real asset as we ramp up our global marketing, especially with K2 Skis and K2 Snowboarding.”
Token Name Service Adds Brand Marketer
Token Name Service, a crypto naming service, has appointed Jerome Conlon to the brand and marketing team. No title was announced. Conlon put in 10 years of marketing work at Nike, ending his service in 1996 with the title of global director of marketing insights before taking a VP role at Starbucks.
IAB UK Appoints First Head Of Marketing
The Internet Advertising Bureau UK appointed Tom Stevens as the organization’s first head of marketing. The appointment came in December as Stevens left his position as head of marketing at Radiocentre and UK Radioplayer. Stevens previously worked in marketing at Cancer Research UK and Transport For London. He also volunteers his marketing services at Pride In London.
Greenhouse Adds Chief Marketing Officer
Greenhouse, a recruiting service, has appointed Carin Van Vuuren as the company’s chief marketing officer. Van Vuuren comes to the role after occupying the same role at CapGemini Consulting for two years.
Prior to that Van Vuuren worked at Usablenet where she was also chief marketing officer.
New Seasons Market Appoints CMO
Listed among several other c-suite shifts in the company, New Seasons Market has appointed Mary Wright to be the company’s chief marketing officer.
The grocery chain also named Forrest Hoffmaster as CEO and Kristi McFarland as chief strategy officer.
Derma E Promotes For CMO
Derma E, an eco-ethical skincare brand, has promoted Barbara Roll to the position of chief marketing officer, her previous role was senior vice president of marketing.
On the promotion, Roll said, “within my role as CMO, I will continue to reshape DERMA E’s marketing and build on the immense success curve to date. My goal is to aggressively create differentiation in how we market, communicate and bring product to shelf, building on our proven Clean Beauty Heritage both online and in store. With rapidly changing consumer shopping environments and the ability for fans to interact directly with a multitude of brands, I fully believe the future success of any brand is based on building strong online brand communities. My goal is to continue to be forward thinking in digital marketing and partnership building with our influencer and social communities.”
Abercrombie & Fitch Adds To Board
Abercrombie & Fitch have added Helen McCluskey to the company’s board. McCluskey currently serves on the boards of Dean Foods, Signet Jewelers and Avon, but she was previously Playtex’s senior vice president of marketing at Sara Lee Corporation. She was also previously president and CEO of Warnaco Group.
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|Chief Marketing Officer||ebay||London, UK|
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