Hiring News: Sapient, HipCricket, MRM and More


hiring.jpgADOTAS – A lot of industry activity today.

Sapient has appointed Jane Barratt as managing director of its Sapient Interactive New York office. Barratt will oversee the New York operations of Sapient’s marketing services group. She’ll lead biz development, agency operations and account management of leading brand clients. Previously, Barratt was a managing director of Euro RSCG 4D New York, at which she managed the growth of the digital and direct marketing agency.

HipCricket has announced the appointment of Kraig Kitchin to its board of directors. Kitchin served as president and COO of Premiere Radio Networks for 20 years before leaving to start an entertainment industry consulting firm earlier this year. Kitchin is the co-president of Big Shoes Productions and a founder of Sound Mind, LLC.

MRM Worldwide has snapped up Corey Mitchell as executive vice president, managing director. He’ll start his new gig in the Fall. Currently, Mitchell is president of Omnicom Group’s TBWAChiatDay and TBWA Health.

The Orchard, a digital music and entertainment company, has promoted three and hired two. The promos went to Brad Navin, who is now executive vice president and general manager, a role in which he’ll oversee licensing, marketing and corporate communications. Prior to this appointment, he was vice president of global licensing and operations. Dan Pifer has been named executive vice president of operations and technology; previously, he was vice president of the department. Steve Haase has been named senior vice president of business development; before, he was the vice president of business development.

The Orchard’s new hires: Alexis Shapiro, who joins as senior counsel (she hails from Pryor Cashman LLP) and Deana Graffeo as the director of corporate marketing and communications (she comes from AOL music).


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