This week in leadership updates, Mark Flaherty accepts a promotion as EVP of marketing for Warner Records, Buffalo Wild Wings hires Rita Patel as CMO, Twitch appoints Sandeep Suvarna as head of marketing for APAC, PBS names Tonya Harley as VP of marketing, Terminix hires Alex Ho as CMO, PayPal’s chief creative officer Steve Simpson steps down and more.

Warner Records Promotes Mark Flaherty To Executive Vice President Of Marketing

Mark Flaherty has accepted a promotion as EVP of marketing for Warner Records.

Flaherty has overseen the brand’s marketing strategy for its pop, rock and alternative artist roster since joining in 2017 as senior vice president of marketing.

Prior to Warner Records, Flaherty held the same role at Interscope Records for five years.

Buffalo Wild Wings Hires Rita Patel As Chief Marketing Officer

Rita Patel has joined Buffalo Wild Wings as the chain’s CMO, effective September 14, according to Restaurant Business.

Patel replaces Seth Freeman, who left in late spring.

Prior to Buffalo Wild Wings, Patel was vice president of marketing for Target after working in marketing roles at MillerCoors, Beam Suntory and Wrigley.

Twitch Appoints Sandeep Suvarna As Head Of Marketing For Asia-Pacific

Twitch is bringing on Sandeep Suvarna to head its APAC marketing as part of a wave of new Twitch hires in Singapore.

Suvarna joins Twitch from FOX Networks Group, where he served as VP, marketing  APAC of digital streaming services. Prior to FOX, he held marketing roles at LinkedIn and Yahoo, respectively.

PBS Names Tonya Harley As Vice President Of Marketing

PBS has hired Tonya Harley as VP of marketing. 

Harley will focus on the brand’s direct-to-consumer subscription businesses, including PBS Masterpiece, PBS Kids, PBS Living and PBS Documentaries.

Prior to PBS, Harley was director of strategic marketing for BCD Travel.

Terminix Hires Alex Ho As Chief Marketing Officer

Terminix has named Alex Ho as CMO to oversee all aspects of the marketing function.

Ho joins Terminix after eight years with American Greetings, where he most recently served as CMO.

PayPal Chief Creative Officer Steve Simpson Steps Down

According to Business Insider, PayPal’s chief creative officer Steve Simpson has resigned after about a year.

The move follows a shift in PayPal’s marketing strategy from less emphasis on brand to more focus on small businesses, and the departure of CMO Allison Johnson in May.

Prior to joining PayPal, Simpson worked for 10 years at Ogilvy as North American chief creative officer.

The Vitamin Shoppe Hires Muriel Gonzalez As EVP, Chief Merchandising And Marketing Officer

The Vitamin Shoppe has appointed Muriel Gonzalez executive vice president, chief merchandising and marketing officer.

Prior to joining The Vitamin Shoppe, Gonzalez held various senior merchandising roles at Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Estée Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ann Taylor.

Deloitte Australia Appoints Rochelle Tognetti As First Woman Chief Marketing Officer

Deloitte Australia has hired Rochelle Tognetti as the company’s first woman CMO. Tognetti replaces outgoing CMO for Australia and Asia-Pacific Matt McGrath, who Deloitte just named global CMO.

Tognetti has been with Deloitte Australia over a decade in key leadership roles such as senior digital marketing manager, marketing director and chief operating officer for marketing.