From department stores to fast food and social media, here are some of this week’s biggest job moves.
Macy’s has named Jeff Gennette as the company’s new CEO. He takes over the role from Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman. In an official statement, Lundgren said: “Jeff will be a terrific CEO for Macy’s, Inc. He has a deep knowledge of this company, coupled with the vision and determination to continue Macy’s transformation for the next generation.”
CMO Mary Beth West announced that she is leaving JC Penney after two years with the department store. The company is currently searching for her replacement.
Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder announced that he was stepping down as CEO of CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr./Hardees. Jason Marker will be taking on the post in April. Puzder withdrew his name from consideration as Labor Secretary in February amid controversy, but claims that the nomination had nothing to do with his decision to step down as CEO, stating that he wanted to retire before his four-year contract ended.
Coca-Cola’s CMO, Marcos de Quinto, is leaving the soft drink giant as the company overhauls its marketing leadership structure under its new CEO. The company is consolidating its marketing, consumer and commercial leadership strategy into one combined function who will report to James Quincey. Quincey is currently Coca-Cola’s COO, but will assume the role of CEO on May 1.
Brinker International Inc. has appointed Steve Provost as chief marketing and innovation officer of Chili’s Grill & Bar. Provost will be responsible for consumer insights, culinary innovation and the marketing teams for the restaurant chain.
Dave Watson has been named as the new CEO and president of Comcast Cable, and Neil Smit as vice chairman of the Comcast Corporation.
Snap Inc. has brought on former Apple exec, Donna Ogier, to run the platform’s Discover section. While it is currently unclear what her role entails, it most likely involves helping Snap deal with its publishing partners.
Video streaming platform, Twitch hired Michael Aragon as its new SVP of content. Although he has no background in game, Aragon hopes to “nurture the communities that have expanded [Twitch’s] boundaries beyond gaming.”
Jukin Media expanded by hiring GoPro’s former head of content licensing, Brendon Mulvihill, and Zach Alter, former Vice President of Sales at SheKnows Media. Mulvihill is now Jukin’s SVP and Global Head of Licensing and leads the company’s licensing business. Meanwhile, Alter assumes the role of vice president and head of sales and will be in char go sales and branded entertainment for Jukin’s portfolio, which include the social video properties: FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective and JukinVideo.
Time Inc. announced that Staci Hallmon-Bazzani has been promoted to VP and brand sales director of Essence.
The virtual reality production company Mandt VR has hired Brian Cavallaro as the company’s new chief creative officer. In addition to this role, Cavallaro will also serve as director of development and vice president of production for Mandt Bros. Production. Cavallaro is a veteran producer and director, with credits dating back to 2004.
Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken appointed Hector Munoz as its new global chief marketing officer. In this role, Munoz has a long list of responsibilities, which include: new product development, calendar planning, consumer insights, advertising, multi-cultural marketing, brand equity, positioning, media buying and planning, packaging, field and promotional marketing, social and media relations and guest engagement and strategic direction on promotional and product innovation.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates announced the appointment of Kevin Thompson as chief marketing officer. In this role, he will be spearheading the global media program for the organization.
Bob Rupczynski announced that he is departing Mondelez International as its vice president and global head of media, data and digital after being with the confection company for four months.
Robert Iger‘s appointment as Disney CEO has been extended to 2019, giving the entertainment giant more time to find a replacement.
Brian Fargo, CEO of InXile Entertainment (which most recently launched Torment: Tides of Numenera), announced that he will retire after Wasteland 3 releases in 2019, making the end of a 38-year career in the video game industry.
This week’s roundup of the newest job openings and vacancies.
|International Marketer, Snap Inc
|Social Media and Marketing Coordinator, Tri Star Sports
|Marketing Creative Mgr, Snap
|Product Marketing Mgr, Beats Audio
|Senior Producer, Original Content, Apple
|Social Media and eCommerce Assistant Mgr
|Assistant Brand Mgr, Nissin Foods
|Marketing Supervisor, Time Warner
|Experiential Marketing Mgr, American Airlines
|Fort Worth, TX
|Sports Marketing Brand Experiences Mgr, Intel
|Santa Clara, CA
|Brand Consumer Insights Mgr, Levi Strauss & Co.
|San Francisco, CA
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