This week in leadership updates, BurgerFi taps Henry Gonzalez as chief marketing officer, the American Association of Advertising Agencies appoints new executive leadership members, Volkswagen Australia marketing and customer experience chief Jason Bradshaw resigns and more. 

BurgerFi Appoints Henry Gonzalez As Chief Marketing Officer

BurgerFi’s new CMO is Henry Gonzalez, reports Fast Casual.

Gonzalez joins BurgerFi from Bigger Slice Consulting, a marketing consultancy firm he founded in 2019. Prior to that, he served as CMO of Costa Farms for nearly two years.

The 4A’s Appoints New Members To Executive Leadership Team

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) has named four executive leadership changes.

The first includes the appointment of Ashwini Karandikar to executive vice president, media, tech, and data. Karandikar most recently worked as a senior advisor for McKinsey’s High Tech, Media & Telecom Practice.

Mollie Rosen has been elevated to a new role—EVP, strategy, insight and innovation—after leading member engagement and development for the past seven years.

Next, Greg Walker has accepted a promotion as EVP, member engagement and development – independent agencies and retention. Walker last served as senior   VP member engagement and development for the southern region at the 4A’s.

Lastly, Brian Nienhaus has been elevated to the role of EVP, member engagement and development – holding companies and growth. Nienhaus most recently worked as SVP, member engagement and development for the 4A’s central region.

Volkswagen Australia Marketing Chief Jason Bradshaw Steps Down

According to CMO, Volkswagen Australia’s general manager of customer and marketing, Jason Bradshaw, has left his post to pursue his own customer experience agency.

Volkswagen has replaced Bradshaw with Rick Whaite as its new GM of customer experience. Whaite joins Volkswagen from Alinta Energy where he served as national marketing and partnerships manager.

Lift Brands Names Rose Minar As Chief Marketing Officer

Among a series of new C-Suite appointments, Lift Brands has tapped Rose Minar as CMO.

Minar previously worked at Radisson Hotel Group for nearly four years, most recently as a brand and strategic initiatives consultant.  

WarnerMedia Elevates Deepa Sridhar To Director Of Marketing For South Asia

WarnerMedia has promoted Deepa Sridhar to director of marketing for South Asia, according to Brand Equity.

Sridhar has been with WarnerMedia for over five years. Previously, she was director of corporate communications and CNN marketing for South Asia.