This week’s executive shifts include Keith Weed investing in an influencer marketplace, Focus Brands hiring a global chief marketing officer, a new CMO for Equinox, the president of marketing at Hearst retiring, Sunwest Bank hiring a CMO, Coty Inc. and Chuze Fitness appointing CMOs and TruTv’s marketing and digital executive vice president departing.

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Fiona Hughes To Join Coty As Consumer Beauty CMO 

Coty Inc. announced the upcoming hiring of Fiona Hughes as the company’s consumer beauty CMO.

Hughes joins Coty from Jacobs Douwe Egberts where she served as a chief marketing officer and executive committee member, and prior to that, held several global marketing roles at MARS Global Petcare.

Hughes will start in her new role on June 12thand will be reporting to Coty CEO and consumer beauty president, Pierre Laubies. 

“Fiona is an exceptional marketing leader with a deep well of experience in leading brand and portfolio transformation, including successfully shaping global brand vision, strategy and innovation maps. As improving the performance of Consumer Beauty is a top priority, I am confident that Fiona will be a strong addition to our Executive Committee and that her strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and fresh perspective will make an immediate impact on our efforts in this area,” Laubies said. 

Chuze Fitness Welcomes A New CMO 

Chuze Fitness club appointed Billy Grenham as its new CMO, Yahoo Finance reported. Grenham will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives.

Grenham spent five years at Taco Bell, serving as global and senior global marketing manager and most recently as global director of marketing and communications. He also worked at PepsiCo, as a digital marketing analyst.

“…My goal is to grow the brand with authenticity and intention, and continue to offer our signature customer experience and amazing amenities at an affordable price. We act small and build community first, and we’ll maintain this approach as we continue to open clubs across the country,” Grenham said. 

TruTV Marketing Exec Exits The Company

Variety reported this week that WarnerMedia owned TruTV’s marketing and digital executive vice president Puja Vohra is no longer with the company due to corporate restructuring.

Vohra had been promoted to executive vice president in 2016 and during her time with TruTV, worked on the following shows At Home with Amy Sedaris, Andrea Savage’s I’m Sorry, Impractical Jokers and Tacoma FD.

Vohra spent over five years at WarnerMedia as SVP of marketing and digital and EVP of marketing and digital. She also spent some time in leading marketing roles at Oxygen media and NBCUniversal Media.

Julie Liegl Becomes Slack’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Slack announced in a blog post the appointment of Julie Liegl as the company’s new chief marketing officer.

Liegl joins Slack from Salesforce, where she spent 13 years holding various marketing roles, most recently the role of executive vice president of global marketing. Prior to that she worked at the Clorox Company.

She will start as Slack CMO at the end of May and will be responsible for managing its global marketing team and leading all marketing initiatives, including product marketing, customer acquisition, demand generation, brand, brand design, events and content marketing. 

David Beckham Brand Hires Chief Marketing Officer

David Beckham’s new brand hired Isabel May to be the company’s chief marketing officer. May is a former Burberry director of communications (EMEIA). Prior to that, she was an associate director at Freuds.

At David Beckham, May will oversee all aspects of brand and commercial partner marketing and communications, PR, social and digital platforms, special projects and partnerships.

Tiqets Lands A New CMO 

European event platform, Tiquets, announced that Dan Burdett joined the company as chief marketing officer.

In the past, Burnett has over 20 years of experience in FMCG and ecommerce and worked as a chief marketing officer Europe for eBay and a chief brand officer for Snickers at Mars. And as a CMO at Tiquets, he will mainly be responsible for growing of the platform’s global revenue base

Luuc Elzinga, CEO at Tiqets, told Travel Daily News, “We are thrilled and honored to add such well-seasoned marketing expert into our management team. He will help us elevate the Tiqets’ brand, scale our marketing efforts and expand our global footprint.”

Focus Brand Hires First Global Chief Marketing Officer

Focus Brands—parent company of Schlotzky’s, Jamba Juice and Cinnabon—hired Dan Gertsacov to be the company’s global chief marketing officer, a newly created position. Gertsacov was most recently the chief marketing and digital officer at Arcos Dorados, known as McDonald’s Latin American franchise.

Prior to that, Gertsacov spent almost five years working for Google in Latina America as head of new markets. He was also previously vice president of business development at Univision.

Equinox Hires Chief Marketing Officer

According to an article on AdAge, Equinox hired Seth Solomons as the company’s new chief marketing officer. With no official press release from Equinox, we’re not exactly sure what has happened to Vimla Gupta, Equinox’s previous chief marketing officer. Gupta was appointed only a year-and-a-half ago.

Solomons comes to Equinox after a lengthy career at various agencies. According to his LinkeIn, he started in the ’90s with Wunderman before becoming global CMO at Digitas, where he spent 11 years. Since 2015, Solomons has been the global CEO at Wunderman.

Keith Weed Lands At Influencer Marketplace Tribe

Keith Weed, fresh off semi-retirement from Unilever, has landed as an investor of Australian influencer company Tribe. Last June, Weed famously lambasted the current influencer marketing system, calling for companies to stop working with influencers who bought fake followers. He also said Unilever would be doing it’s part.

Hearst’s Longtime CMO Michael Clinton Retires

Michael Clinton, currently Hearst’s president of marketing and publishing director, will retire on July 1 according to an internal memo.

Clinton has been with Hearst for over 21 years. In 1997, he was named chief marketing officer and was appointed to his current role in 2010. Clinton joined Hearst from Condé Nast where he led sales and marketing. Prior to that, Clinton spent ten years at GQ, starting as advertising manager and working his way up to publisher.

Veteran Marketer Joins Sunwest Bank As CMO

Sunwest Bank announced today that Dwight Flenniken III will join the company as chief marketing officer.

Flenniken III previously held the same title at Americor and Goldco LLC. Prior to that, he had notable stops at Exacta Media and QuinStreet.

Carson Lappetito, President of Sunwest Bank, said about the new hire, “Dwight’s experience building and leading teams of marketing professionals, and his expertise in the financial technology space were key assets we wanted in our new CMO. We are excited to have him join our team, and believe he is the right individual to help us navigate the ever-changing marketing landscape in our industry.”

Aimee Infante Becomes Muscle Maker Grill’s CMO

Aimee Infante, who joined the company in 2014 and most recently served as Muscle Maker Grill’s vice president was promoted to CMO.

Infante has years of experience in digital strategy, brand loyalty, creative development and traditional advertising under her belt and in her new role, she will oversee the marketing vision as well as marketing strategy for company-owned and franchised restaurants.

Michael Roper, chief executive officer of Muscle Maker Grill said about Infante’s career shift, “I am thrilled to appoint Aimee as the Chief Marketing Officer during this pivotal stage of our company’s growth. Her understanding of the full spectrum of marketing paired with her execution strategy are exactly what we needed to take this brand to the next level.”

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