ADOTAS – The venerable Dr. Usuma Fayyad is coming to Adknowledge as chief scientist and will head up the company’s development of a next-generation algorithmic targeting platform. Fayyad has previously served as chief data officer and EVP at Yahoo as well as CEO for Open Insights
Digitas has bumped up two top performers to EVP status. Linda Piggot is now executive vice president of marketing while you can call Kenneth Parks executive vice president and managing director of Stamford and Atlanta.
WebVisible bulked up its crew with the additions of Geoff Stevens as executive vice president and general manager of Global Business Development, and Natalie Tarpinian as vice president of the newly created National Sales Division. With more than 20 years in the industry, Stevens served many roles at Yahoo, including general manager of local and mobile as well as chief product officer of U.S. search. Previously Tarpinian could be found at the Los Angeles Newspaper Group in the office of the director of major and national sales.
Interclick President and Founder Michael Katz is leaping to the CEO’s share, just vacated by Michael Matthews. Both remain on the board of directors.
Anametrix celebrated its first birthday by John Burke its new chief financial officer. As CFO for St. Bernard Software, Burke was named “Chief Financial Officer of the Year” within the small public company category by the San Diego Business Journal in 2009. In addition, Roger Haddad, a 35-year veteran of the computer software industry, jumped on the advisory board.
Media engine MeFeedia has added MGM co-CEO Bedi A. Singh as an adviser for its entertainment and financial segments. His full title at MGM is president of finance and administration and chief financial officer — long and impressive.
Media Networks has promoted Laura West from Eastern regional sales director to senior sales director for the Eastern/Midwest Region and Dave Mevorah from New York associate sales director to sales director for the Metro New York District.