This week in leadership updates, Major League Baseball appoints Karin Timpone as chief marketing officer, Reddit names Jonathan Flesher as vice president of business development, Virgin Media O2 taps Simon Groves as director of brand and marketing, LinkedIn hires Minjae Ormes as vice president of global brand and consumer marketing and more.
Major League Baseball Names Karin Timpone Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
MLB has recruited Karin Timpone as executive vice president, chief marketing officer, according to the organization’s press release.
Timpone is MLB’s first chief marketing officer since 2016 when former chief marketing officer Jacqueline Parkes exited to join ViacomCBS.
Timpone enters the new role after having held senior positions at Marriott, the Walt Disney Co., Yahoo and Universal Studios. She also serves on the board of Atlas Obscura as an independent director.
Reddit Appoints Jonathan Flesher As Vice President Of Business Development
Reddit has scouted Jonathan Flesher for its vice president of business development role.
Flesher was previously the head of business development at Discord.
Virgin Media O2 Hires Simon Groves As Director Of Brand And Marketing
Virgin Media O2 has brought in Simon Groves as its first director of brand and marketing.
Previously, Groves held similar positions at O2 (Telefónica UK) and Tesco Mobile.
LinkedIn Recruits Minjae Ormes As Vice President Of Brand And Consumer Marketing
LinkedIn has brought on Minjae Ormes as VP of brand and consumer marketing.
Ormes has held several marketing leadership positions at Visible, YouTube, and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
TikTok Appoints Serena Leith As Australia And New Zealand Global Marketing Director
TikTok has hired Serena Leith as global marketing director Australia and New Zealand.
Leith entered into the new role in March after having held several marketing leadership roles at Spotify, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Australia.
Wingstop Transfers Stevie Benjamin To Senior Vice President Of Digital Marketing
Wingstop has elevated Stevie Benjamin to the role of senior vice president of digital marketing as it restructures its technology leadership department.
Benjamin enters into the new arrangement after having served as Wingstop’s vice president of media.
Corel Corporation Employs Michelle Chiantera As Chief Marketing Officer
Corel has picked Michelle Chiantera as its new chief marketing officer.
Chiantera previously worked at Cisco for 20 years.
Potbelly Corporation Enlists David Daniels As Chief Marketing Officer
Potbelly has selected David Daniels as its chief marketing officer.
Daniels previously held the position of senior vice president of marketing at The Food Hall Co.
Bella Vita Organic Picks Akanksha Singhal As Vice President, Marketing And Brand
Bella Vita Organic has tapped Akanksha Singhal as its vice president of marketing and brand.
Singhal joins BVO after over 12 years as the chief operating officer and founder of AkkiDokie.