ADOTAS – Well look who’s back — James “Gnarly” Zarley is reclaiming his role of CEO at ValueClick as the current occupant Tom Vadnais steps out. Zarley was chairman and CEO of the firm, which operates affiliate network Commission Junction, from 1999 to 2007. Martin T. Hart has stepped up as chairman. “I assure everyone that there’s not any internal things that are going on other than very positive vibes,” Zarley said in a statement. Right on, man.
— Ad network and semantic targeting provider ad pepper has bumped Jonathan L. Slavin up to managing director and president of North America operations. The Photobucket veteran joined the company last year as senior vice president of sales for North America and helped triple U.S. revenue in 2009.
— Former DoubleClick exec Stephen Collins has joined the edo Interactive team, taking on the roles of both chief strategy office and chief financial officer.