Hiring, promotion, departures and moving roundup

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jobs_small.jpgADOTAS — Marin Software, Media Storm, LBi, Microsoft, Apptera, Epsilon, Break Media, MARS Advertising has announcements this past week.

Marin Software:

The company has expanded internationally, opening an office in the U.K. It has appointed search marketing executive Ed Stevenson, former head of U.K. operations for 24/7 Real Media, and search operations director at WPP’s GroupM, as European Managing Director. Marin Software’s European operations will be headquartered in central London with an office in Chandos Place.

Media Storm:

Russell Zingale was appointed managing director. He comes to Media Storm from Carat USA, where he held the dual roles of director of business development and managing director of Carat Affiliates. Prior to joining Carat, he held management positions at Initiative Media. He has also held planning positions at Backer, Spievogel Bates and Wells, Rich Greene, managing accounts such as Proctor & Gamble, US Navy, CPC, Avis Rent a Car and others.

Apptera:

Chris Lalonde was appointed as vice president of engineering. Lalonde most recently was the vice president of technology and operations at Meraki, Inc. Before Meraki, Lalonde was chief information officer at Quigo Technologies, an online auction advertising platform. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Lalonde was a senior technology executive at eBay.

Epsilon:

Andrew Bast has joined Purple@Epsilon as Senior Vice President, General Manager. Prior to joining Purple@Epsilon, Bast worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications and its sibling agency Glow Worm. Before Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare, Andrew advised clients at a major outsourcing firm.

LBi:

Jake Dyer and Ed Beard have joined LBi. Dyer, who takes the role at LBi as Planning Partner, comes from Agency.com where he had been Head of Strategy and Planning and part of the management team. Prior to Agency.com, Jake worked for Tequila and TBWA\GGT as a Planning Director and CRM expert.

Beard takes the role of Senior Planner at LBi, coming from Digitas where he worked on both B2B and B2C for clients like HP, Shell and Lloyds. He started his career as a BBC journalist.

Break Media:

Jennifer Logan was named Sales Manager of the southeast region.

MARS Advertising:

Sue Golden was promoted to senior vice president and general manager for the agency’s Chicago and Cincinnati offices. Golden, who most recently was vice president, general manager, joined the agency in 1997. Previous to MARS, Golden worked at Nestlé and Stouffer’s.

Kim Pawlak was named vice president and director of creative operations in its Southfield, Mich., corporate headquarters. Pawlak joined the agency in 1989 as a junior account executive. She spent more than a dozen years serving on the agency’s account services team working in various capacities with multiple CPG clients such as H.J. Heinz Co., Philips Lighting Company and Nestlé Frozen Foods.

Microsoft:

Stuart Anderson was named Marketing Communications Manager, mapping and local, EMEA. Anderson moves from the role of UK Online Consumer Marketing Manager. Anderson joined Microsoft in 1996 as Services Marketing Manager for Microsoft UK and went on to become partner programme and trade marketing manager before managing the consumer marketing for MSN UK. Prior to that he worked at global technology company NCR for five years.

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