This week: Farfetch expands its branding team and Nitro Games undergoes executive management changes.
Farfetch Appoints Ronojoy Dam Creative Brand Director
Ronojoy Dam has joined online fashion retailer Farfetch as its creative brand director, seeking to push forward the brand’s global marketing voice.
Previously, Dam served as group creative director for Dazed Media, working for both the brand’s media titles and its in-house brand studio.
Mikko Kähärä Departs From Nitro Games As CMO
Nitro Games is going through executive changes, with chief marketing officer Mikko Kähärä departing for personal reasons. Additionally, Jussi Immonen is joining as chief operating officer.
Kähärä had been with Nitro games since 2015, first joining the company as COO.
“I’m happy to welcome Jussi Immonen to join our story. With these changes in our management, I’m positive we’re bringing our capabilities to a new level, especially in self-publishing,” said Jussi Tähtinen, CEO and co-founder of Nitro Games. “During last five years, Immonen has been launching and operating more than ten free-to-play games, and this brings a ton of valuable experience for us. I’m also positive that what we’ve built so far is a good basis for him to continue working on.”
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Caroline Pay Joins Headspace As Chief Creative Officer
Departing from Grey London, Caroline Pay is signing on with meditation-technology firm Headspace as its chief creative officer.
“Headspace is one of the world’s most differentiated, important and socially mission-driven brands,” Pay said to The Drum. “So being given the responsibility to guide its exciting future with groundbreaking branded content, storytelling and entertainment is a challenge I enthusiastically embrace, especially considering it’s such a remarkable chance to have a lasting, measurable impact on the lives of people everywhere.”
Pay has served as Grey London’s chief creative officer since March of 2017.
Box Appoints Sue Barsamian To Board Of Directors
Cloud content management company Box has elected Sue Barsamian to its board of directors to enhance the marketing expertise of the company’s leadership.
With more than 30 years of leadership experience driving global sales and go-to-market strategy in the enterprise software industry, Sue is a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “We believe her strong experience ranging from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Mercury Interactive will be extremely valuable as Box continues to scale and power the digital workplace for the largest and most regulated enterprises in the world.”
Barsamian currently serves as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Micro Focus, a split-off from HPE Software.
LG Names David VanderWaal Senior Vice President Of Marketing
David VanderWaal has been promoted at LG Electronics USA, achieving the rank of senior vice president of marketing, to oversee advertising, consumer research, sponsorships and insights for the company’s home entertainment, appliance and mobile verticals.
VanderWaal has been with the electronics manufacturer for over a decade, first joining in 2007 to lead its in-store marketing efforts and rising to the level of marketing vice president in 2015.
Greg Glenday Joins Adspace As CEO
Adspace has appointed former Shazam chief revenue officer Greg Glenday to fill the role of chief executive officer.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Greg’s success and stature join our company. He sees the great potential for connected, video-based players like Adspace to play an increasingly important role in the larger digital ecosystem,” said Peter Krieger, president and chief operating officer for Adspace. “Greg brings with him a proven track record of building strong sales and marketing teams and then guiding them to success, and we look forward to his leadership in helping Adspace take the next step in its growth trajectory.”
At Shazam, Glenday helped oversee the company’s sale to Apple in addition to leading its strategy, marketing and revenue operations.
Matterport Appoints Chris Bell CMO
Immersive 3D media tech firm Matterport has brought on Chris Bell as chief marketing officer to oversee the company’s shift in focus toward content marketing.
“As we continue to expand into more industries and more countries, we are thrilled to welcome Chris to our team and look forward to leveraging his unparalleled media technology experience to help us engage our customers and further scale our business globally,” stated Matterport CEO Bill Brown. “His passion for helping companies reach their full potential will be valuable to us as we leverage our unique platform to improve how people make decisions about properties through their entire lifecycle.”
Previously, Bell served at Apple as its head of worldwide marketing and product management for iTunes.
Hexindai Brings On Zecheng Wang As CMO
Consumer lending marketplace Hexindai is hiring Zecheng Wang to the role of chief marketing officer.
“I am very pleased to welcome Zecheng to Hexindai’s senior management team,” commented Mr. Xinming Zhou, CEO of Hexindai. “Zecheng’s extensive track record and proven marketing and technology leadership experience will make him a valuable addition. I look forward to working closely with him going forward to further increase trust in our platform and strengthen our brand equity.”
Wang most recently served as vice president and general manager of marketing at Yi Cheng Yi Jia Internet Technology Company.
Reed Exhibitions Appoints Rob Weinstein Vice President Of Marketing
Former head of marketing for Men’s Journal Rob Weinstein has joined Reed Exhibitions as its vice president of marketing for ReedPOP West.
“I am really excited to have Rob on the Team,” said Ron Walden, the company’s group vice president. “Rob will bring tremendous knowledge and energy to the group, and to our effort to be the best versions of ourselves—enabling us to create immersive event experiences across the RX events.”
Weinstein spent six years at Men’s Journal, previously serving as brand development director at MAGIC.
Jordan Miller Joins Pura Naturals As Marketing Lead
Eco-friendly cleaning product manufacturer Pura Naturals has appointed Jordan Miller to aid in marketing, branding and packaging.
“Jordan has been instrumental in creating additional branding for our products, and his lengthy career in this segment brings much to the table for the company,” commented Robert Doherty, Pura Naturals CEO.
UPS Hires Kevin Warren As Chief Marketing Officer
Parcel delivery service UPS has hired Kevin Warren to lead its marketing efforts, under the title of CMO, also joining the company’s management committee.
“With unprecedented demand from consumer and business customers, it’s critical for UPS to have a savvy leader driving innovative new marketing programs that support one of world’s most trusted and respected brands,” said David Abney, UPS CEO. “Kevin brings a wealth of experience to UPS with a strong global growth focus across multiple disciplines. He will guide critically important marketing initiatives as we continue UPS’s transformation.”
Warren most recently served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Xerox, where he led the company’s channel strategy, salesforce and client engagement.
Kia Motors Appoints Michael Cole Chief Operating Officer
Michael Cole has joined Kia Motors America as its executive vice president and chief operating officer, where he will serve as the company’s central lead for sales, marketing, corporate and product planning efforts.
“Kia’s sales, market share and brand awareness increased dramatically across Europe under Michael Cole’s leadership and his wealth of knowledge and experience will serve our U.S. operations well as we continue to sharpen the focus on retail sales,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia Motors America. “We have an aggressive slate of new and redesigned product launches scheduled for the next 18 months, and I look forward to working with Michael to increase demand for Kia’s award-winning vehicles in the United States.”
Cole had been with Kia Motors Europe since 2012, holding the same position and title.
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