This week in marketing leadership moves, McDonald’s loses its CMO for Australia, Del Taco, Starbucks and Tailored Brands name new CMOs while Ryanair’s chief marketer steps down.

Starbucks Names Brady Brewer CMO

Brady Brewer, who has been with Starbucks for close to 19 years, has been named chief marketing officer according to Adweek

In Brewer’s 19 years of service to the brand he has served as SVP of digital consumer experience, COO of Starbucks Japan, SVP for the Asia-Pacific region and a range of other marketing roles within the company. He began his journey as their marketing manager way back in 2001.

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Appoints Nicola Lutgert To CMO

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has promoted Nicola Lutgert to chief marketing officer from her previous position as VP of marketing, reports Sarasota Magazine. She joined the brokerage in 2015.

Aon Marketing Vet Hired As CMO For Johnson Controls International

PR Week reports that Phil Clement joins Johnson Controls International as chief marketing officer after three years without a CMO. Clement’s previous role was CMO for insurance broker brokerage and consultancy Aon, which he left for an advisory position with the company in 2017.

Bandai Namco Names New VP Of Marketing

Ross Borden has been appointed VP of marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America. Borden, an industry veteran who held roles with Namco, NCSOFT, and Robot Entertainment, begins immediately. 

The announcement, as reported by Esports Observer, comes as the developer and publisher begins its focus on games-as-a-service.

Jenni Dill Departs From McDonald’s Australia CMO Role

Jenni Dill, who served as chief marketing officer for McDonald’s Australia, is stepping down to pursue other career opportunities. 

Dill had been with the brand since 2016. Prior to this position, she served as senior marketing director at PepsiCo Australia.

No replacement has been named yet.

Nextdoor Names Former Hyatt Hotels Global CMO As Head Of Marketing

Neighborhood-based social platform Nextdoor has named Maryam Banikarim as head of marketing. 

Banikarim joins the company as their first chief marketing officer after serving in that position for Hyatt Hotels and Gannett Corp.

Del Taco Brings On New Chief Marketing Officer

Del Taco announced the return of Tim Hackbardt today. 

Hackbardt will be serving as CMO for the QSR brand and most recently served as a marketing consultant for a number of restaurants. He returns to Del Taco having previously led marketing for a period of four years for the brand.

Tailored Brands Names New CMO

Tailored Brands, the parent company of retail brands including Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G. has announced the hiring of Carolyn Pollock as chief marketing officer.

Pollock, who consulted for Tailored Brands in mid-2018, helped shape the current marketing strategy for Jos. A. Bank and grew new customer acquisition channels for the brand.

Ryanair CMO Steps Down

Kenny Jacobs is leaving his position as CMO for budget airline Ryanair after six years in the position, according to Marketing Week. Jacobs will leave at the end of April.

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