Welcome Aboard: Patrizi New CRO at Bunchball and More


ADOTAS – Hey, I know it’s been a while since I did hiring announcements through “Welcome Aboard”; I was thinking about killing the feature, but I just had a slew of announcements come in. Should “Welcome Board” stay or should it go now? Darlin’, you gotta let me know….

Gamification guru Bunchball has an impressive new chief revenue officer: Steve Patrizi, whom you may remember as heading up U.S. advertising sales at LinkedIn. Bunchball also named Gary Chavez vice president of client services; Mike Earhart as senior vice president of marketing; and Kenneth Jones as senior vice president of strategy and business development.

Matt Miga is joining TRAFFIQ’s Product Development division as director of product support. Miga was last seen serving as a senior product specialist at Google.

Data wheeler and dealer eXelate has appointed Kevin Lyons senior vice president of analytics and David Lundell vice president of product management. Lyons shifts from targeting tech firm X+1, where he was vice president of analytics and business intelligence. Lundell comes from Kantar Media, where he provided planning, analytics and reporting solutions for large media owners and agencies.

Jed Savage has joined Collective Media as executive vice president of media sales and strategy. Savage was last seen as chief revenue officer at online video network ScanScout, which was acquired by Tremor Media last November.

Performance marketer Integrate promoted Eder Holguin from vice president of strategic partnerships to chief revenue officer. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Holguin founded OnDemand Research, which was acquired by XL Marketing.

Online and mobile video presentation specialist Brainshark just promoted Andy Zimmerman chief marketing officer, where he will oversee the company’s marketing organization, strategy, content and demand generation programs. Since joining the company in 2007, Zimmerman has served as vice president of product marketing; vice president of business development and vice president and general manager of myBrainshark, the company’s freemium solution and content marketplace.


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