Van Dyck previously worked for Facebook as vice president of consumer and brand marketing, and before that was senior marketing director at Apple. Van Dyck will be replacing Liz Hamren, who left Oculus in April to join Microsoft’s VR project.
YouTube has created a new position—vice president of brand, media and experiences—and tapped Tom Blessington for the role. Beginning in mid-September, Blessington will oversee brand strategy and marketing campaigns across all of YouTube’s revenue streams. Previously, Blessington was managing director at Wieden + Kennedy Portland, a job he has held since 2006.
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has named Karen Barroeta as their new senior vice president of marketing and creative of Telemundo Networks.
Prior to her new position, Barroeta held the role of senior vice president of marketing and creative for NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America, where she oversaw marketing communications efforts for the Syfy, E! Entertainment and Telemundo Internacional channels.
VidCon, host of the annual online video conference in Anaheim, California, has appointed company founder Hank Green as chairman of the company, and Jim Louderback as CEO. As chief executive, Louderback will focus primarily on growing the conference year over year.
Both men have worked at the company for some time—Green from the beginning in 2010 and Louderback as editorial director for the last three years. Prior to that, Louderback was CEO of online video network Revision3 and general manager of Discovery Digital Networks.
Jodi Allen has been hired by Hertz Global Holdings to serve as their newest chief marketing officer. Additionally, Murali Kuppuswamy has been brought on as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. The car-rental conglomerate, which owns the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands, reported a loss of $474 million last year, a trend Allen and his cohorts hope to reverse.
Prior to her latest position, Allen has been general manager for P&G’s hair care division for the past three years, and before that was general manager for P&G brand and marketing in North America, overseeing a $4 billion media budget. Kuppuswamy previously held the role of chief human resources officer for Baker Hughes before it was acquired by General Electric.
Green Man Gaming has appointed Paul Turner as executive vice president for performance marketing. In the role, Turner will be responsible for driving international traffic to the PC-game distributor’s storefront, increasing revenue, and managing merchandising.
“Paul’s 15 years’ experience at the forefront of digital marketing innovation working in forward thinking industries including online gambling and digital retail is a highly valuable addition to our Executive team as we ramp up our internationalization plans,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and founder of Green Man Gaming.
Most recently, Turner held the title of head and marketing director of online sports-gambling site Sporting Index, where he led efforts to rebrand the company and launch their mobile site.
Closing out a contentious selection process that has gone on since Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left the company in June, the ridesharing service has finally selected Dara Khosrowshahi as their latest CEO.
Khosrowshahi beat out candidates like former General Electrics CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt and HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman for the position. Khosrowshahi will attempt to turn the company around after numerous controversies regarding sexual harassment and criminal business practices.
Prior to his new role at Uber, Khosrowshahi was president and CEO of Expedia, a job he has held since 2005. He is also on the board of directors for The New York Times Company.
Twitter has a new leader of its human resources team, expanding the role of CMO and head of communications Leslie Berland to include the new title “head of people.” The position has been empty for nearly six months, after Renee Atwood left the company in February.
Alongside Berland, Jennifer Christie has also been brought onboard to Twitter’s HR team as vice president of human resources.
Before joining Twitter, Berland held the position of executive vice president of global advertising for American Express, as did Christie, who was senior vice president of human resources at the credit card company.
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