ADOTAS — Yahoo, YouTube, Ning, the Rubicon Project, Moxie Interactive, Screen Digest, Fanscape, Beliefnet, MediaVest USA, Turn, Pandora Media, Afar Media, Spring Creek Group, Moiré Studio and MRM Worldwide announced hirings, promotions and expansions.
Tim Morse was named as chief financial officer. Morse currently serves as the CFO of semiconductor company Altera Corp. Prior to Altera, Morse was at GE, including a stint as the CFO for the conglomerate’s plastics division.
Julie Supan, YouTube senior director of marketing, has left to become vice president of marketing at social network platform Ning. (via MediaPost)
The Rubicon Project:
Jay Stevens, former Vice President of European operations, and most recently SVP of Audience, at MySpace, joins the company as Vice President and General Manager, International. Prior to joining MySpace in February of 2006, Jay was the director of international for Silverpop, the UK’s leading email marketing software and services provider.
Clea Shearer was hired as senior manager of social media marketing. Shearer is based out of Fanscape’s Los Angeles office. Prior to Fanscape, Shearer worked at MySpace in the public affairs department and helped run the site’s non-profit / political hub. After graduating from Parsons School of Design with a business degree in marketing, Shearer worked as a publicist for brands such as Coach and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City before returning to her hometown of Los Angeles.
Ju-Don Roberts, former Managing Editor of WashingtonPost.com, has been hired as its new Executive Editor and Senior Vice President. Before joining the Post in 1992, Roberts worked at the Washington Times. She returned to the Post in 1995 after a brief stint at the Charlotte Observer. Roberts is on the board of the Online News Association and the digital task force of the National Association of Black Journalists. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and earned her BA from Howard University.
Brian Terkelsen was elevated to President, connectivetissue, MediaVest USA, and Greg Warren to President, Client Services, MediaVest USA.
Previously EVP, Managing Director, Terkelsen will focus on expanding MediaVest‘s content creation capabilities. Terkelsen, who joined MediaVest in 2003, built and leads MediaVest connectivetissue, the agency’s brand-in entertainment practice.
In his new role, Warren, previously EVP, Managing Director, will oversee the agency’s Client Services capability, with a focus on tools and training that foster a culture of client services excellence and elevate it as a discipline. Warren joined MediaVest in 2006.
Hugh McGoran was hired as vice president of sales. He was previously at Peer39, and before that Tacoda.
Aimee Higgins was hired for the newly created position of vice president, sales strategy and planning. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, strategy and creative services at CafeMom, in New York. Prior to that, Higgins built and led creative services for Fox Interactive Media, where her teams provided centralized creative design and sponsorship execution support to MySpace, IGN, Fox, American Idol.com, Photobucket, and Fox Sports.
Daniel Orum was hired as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Digital Operations. Orum joins AFAR Media from International Data Group/Gamepro Media where he most recently served as President/CEO. Previously, Orum was Vice President Interactive Media at Weider Publishing Interactive Group.
Spring Creek Group:
Xavier Jiménez, a leading digital marketing and web analytics professional who has worked with companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Real Networks, has joined its team as Principal and Practice Lead for Web Analytics and Measurement. Prior to joining Spring Creek Group, Jiménez ran Arete Analytics. Previously, Jiménez held senior level marketing and strategy positions with Publicis in the West, Photoworks (an American Greetings company), Real Networks, aQuantive, and uBid.com.
The media analyst firm has expanded its presence in the US by promoting Arash Amel, a respected commentator on the global entertainment industry, to Research Director for Digital Media.
Leigh George, an experienced branding professional, has been hired as director of strategy. Before joining Moiré, Ms. George was an account executive at Greenfield/ Belser, a professional services design and marketing firm based in Washington, D.C., where she managed high-profile national accounts including Navigant Consulting and Venable LLP. Previously, at Westat, a leading research company based in Rockville, Md., Ms. George managed the firm’s corporate brand across 15 divisions.
Cheryl Van Ooyen in the New York office as Vice President, Group Creative Director.