After more than three rollercoaster years at GetJar, Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Mork has decided to move on to Google as marketing director for mobile applications starting the first week of September. Mork will remain at GetJar until August 19.
ValueClick announced the opening of their newest office location in Atlanta, Georgia. The new office will be led by David Braswell, formerly of BlueLithium and Undertone Networks, and Andrew Davis, formerly of NetWorld Alliance andThe New Yorker.
Kenshoo announced its newly appointed account directors, Simon Cooper and Timila Boukhtouche, at Kenshoo’s European headquarters in London. Cooper will be heading up European client services for the travel vertical, while Boukhtouche will be leading client services for France. Bridget Shea has been promoted to vice president of global client services, where she will oversee Kenshoo account management and professional services teams worldwide.
Kourosh Karimkhany, former Vice President of Corporate Development at Conde Nast Digital, and David Richter, former Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of Sonic Solutions, have both joined SAY Media’s executive team. Richter is now chief strategy officer and Karimkhany has come on board as head of integration.
Epsilon Targeting has named Timothy Prunk as executive vice president of sales. A seasoned marketing executive, Prunk has been the CEO of National Demographics and Lifestyles, COO of ChoicePoint Precision Marketing and President of MatchLogic.
SocialTwist has appointed Sanjeev Agrawal, former head of Google product marketing, as president of the company. Subsequent to Google, Sanjeev was VP Products at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and CEO of Aloqa (acquired by Motorola).
Twenty-year ad industry veteran Bob Lonigro has joined the Live Gamer team, heading up their new Live Gamer Media advertising unit. Lonigro most recently served as vice president of media sales at NeoEdge Networks, where he was responsible for leading advertising sales efforts and formed a new casual games business model for the company.
With the launch of its new office in Australia, SpotXchange has appointed Vicki Lyon as managing director of SpotXchange Asia Pacific. Before launching Tribal Fusion, the third largest display ad network in Australia, Lyon helped commercialize Tiscali.co.za, Africa’s second largest portal.
Velti welcomed two new members to their board of directors: Mari Baker and Phokion Potamianos. Baker, the CEO of PlayFirst, brings a strategic view to the board while Potamianos, a former partner at Francisco Partners, bolsters the board technology experience.
Amanda Van Nuys has been appointed by Mozes, Inc. to vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Mozes, Van Nuys was the executive director of marketing communications and enterprise marketing at Linden Lab/Second Life.
Myxer expanded their leadership team with the appointment of William J. Brown as vice president of marketing. Brown most recently was with the Interactive Servicing Unit at American Express, where he implemented a worldwide social media response team.
Neolane announced that former Unica senior executive Eric Schnadig has joined Neolane’s Board of Directors. Prior to Unica, Schnadig was a senior sales and marketing executive at Kenan Systems Corporation, where he helped grow revenue from $10 million to more than $300 million, leading to a $1.5 billion acquisition by Lucent Technologies.
Media Ventures Group has hired David L. Cohen as vice president of digital strategy and business development. Cohen came to Media Ventures Group from Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), where he was director of the partner solutions group.
MEC North America announced the appointment of Jitka Petrickova as managing director of digital West. Petrickova has over 18 years of media and advertising experience across the US, Hungary, the UK and the Czech Republic and has won top industry awards such as Louskacek and iReklama during her tenure in Europe.
Travel Ad Network has named Ali Kellerman to the newly-created position of senior manager of custom media solutions. Before joining TAN, Kellerman was at Glam Media, where as Product Marketing Manager, Social Media, she helped drive social and content programs for Glam’s multiple content verticals.