This week in leadership updates, Clari appoints Stephanie Buscemi to its board of directors, Mercer Advisors taps Gary Foodim as chief marketing officer, Flymachine hires Jason Feinberg as senior vice president of marketing, Bridgestone appoints Sara Correa chief marketing officer and more.

Clari Names Stephanie Buscemi To Board Of Directors

Clari has appointed Confluent chief marketing officer, Stephanie Buscemi, to its board of directors.

Prior to Confluent, Buscemi served as chief marketing officer of Salesforce.

Mercer Advisors Taps Gary Foodim As Chief Marketing Officer

Mercer Advisors has named Gary Foodim chief marketing officer.

Most recently, Foodim was chief marketing officer at Strategic Financial Solutions NY.

Renfro Brands Elevates Kadian Langlais To Chief Marketing Officer

Kadian Langlais, Renfro Brands’ vice president of digital and direct to consumer, has accepted a promotion as the company’s chief marketing officer.

Previously, Langlais consulted with major brands and retailers on their ecommerce and digital marketing strategies. Additionally, she was director of ecommerce for Kayser-Roth Corporation.

Flymachine Appoints Jason Feinberg Senior Vice President Of Marketing

Flymachine has hired Jason Feinberg as senior vice president of marketing.

Feinberg joins Flymachine from Universal Music Group, where he was senior vice president of marketing.

Bridgestone Names Sara Correa Chief Marketing Officer

Bridgestone has hired Sara Correa as chief marketing officer, according to Modern Tire Dealer.

Correa joins Bridgestone from TE Connectivity, where she was most recently vice president and segment chief marketing officer of transportation solutions.

Correa is replacing Philip Dobbs, who will retire in late October after serving as chief marketing officer for a decade.

General Motors Middle East Appoints Sharon Nishi Chief Marketing Officer For Chevrolet, GMC Brands

General Motors Middle East has hired Sharon Nishi as chief marketing officer for the Chevrolet and GMC brands.

Nishi has worked at General Motors since 1987 in various leadership roles across sales and marketing. Most recently, she was regional director of sales and marketing for General Motors of Canada.

Houston Rockets Hires Julian Duncan As Chief Marketing And Strategy Officer

Julian Duncan has joined the Houston Rockets as chief marketing and strategy officer, the NBA recently announced.

Previously, Duncan was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of social responsibility and impact for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fox Entertainment Elevates Darren Schillace To President, Marketing

According to Deadline, Fox Entertainment has promoted Darren Shillace to president of marketing.

Most recently, Shillace served as executive vice president of marketing.

Prior to Fox, he was senior vice president of marketing strategy for ABC Television and vice president of marketing for the Oprah Winfrey Network, respectively.

Sprinkles Cupcakes Names Michelle Wong First Chief Marketing Officer

Sprinkles Cupcakes has appointed Michelle Wong to the newly created role of chief marketing officer.

Wong joins Sprinkles from Dailey, where she was the first female president and managing partner.

Hyundai Canada Taps Christine Smith As Director Of Marketing

Hyundai Canada has hired Christine Smith as director of marketing, according to Markets Insider.

Smith previously served as senior vice president of client business at INNOCEAN Worldwide Canada, where she oversaw integrated brand and retail campaigns for the Hyundai and Genesis brands in Canada.

Lazard Asset Management Appoints Joanne Choi As First Chief Marketing Officer

Joanne Choi was named Lazard Asset Management’s first managing director and chief marketing officer.  

Choi joins Lazard from Goldman Sachs, where she spent the last 18 years, most recently as head of marketing.

IDEO Names Detria Williamson As Chief Marketing Officer

IDEO has hired Detria Williamson as chief marketing officer, reports Apparel News.

Most recently, Williamson was managing director, digital transformation and global inclusive customer experience lead for Accenture Interactive. Prior to that, she served as chief marketing officer of Vestergaard.

Netflix Fires Three Marketing Executives Over Disparaging Remarks About Their Peers Sent Via Slack

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has dismissed three senior film marketing executives after it was discovered that they were criticizing their peers via a public company Slack channel.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos addressed the issue in a LinkedIn message:

“Very early on at Netflix, Reed Hastings wrote a culture memo for the company with Patty McCord, then our head of talent. At its heart was the notion of integrity and feedback, which they described as ‘you only say things about fellow employees you say to their face.’”

“What happened here was unfortunately not simply venting on Slack or a single conversation. These were critical, personal comments made over several months about their peers (not their management as suggested by The Hollywood Reporter)–including during meetings when those peers were talking or presenting.”