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Yum! Brands has named one of its veteran executives to fill Pizza Hut's vacant U.S. chief marketing officer slot. David Timm will move from KFC to fill the post. Timm served as CMO of the U.K. and Ireland operation of Yum's KFC restaurant chain.
Microsoft Malaysia has appointed Michal Golebiewski as its new chief marketing and operations officer (CM&OO). In his role as CM&OO, Golebiewski will lead the entire span of the marketing and operations functions of the subsidiary. This is an area that he is well acquainted with, after having led various divisions within the marketing and operations team over the last 19 years in Microsoft Poland and Romania.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. is pleased to announce Diana LaRocca has been appointed to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. LaRocca previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for Dickey's. Originally from San Antonio, LaRocca is a seasoned marketing, communications and sales professional with nearly 30 years of experience. In her new role, Diana will lead the national barbecue chain's marketing team, driving the overarching brand and marketing strategy to support the quickly growing franchise, now at more than 520 locations in 43 states.
EMC Corporation announced that Nina Hargus has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of EMC Information Infrastructure, effective immediately. She will be responsible for the global structure, strategy, and execution of all aspects of EMC Information Infrastructure's marketing efforts, reporting to Jeremy Burton. Burton has been serving as interim CMO since June 2015, and will continue in his role as President of Products and Marketing of EMC Information Infrastructure.
Housing.com has appointed Nikhil Rungta as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as part of the strategy to strengthen top management team. "Prior to Housing.com, Nikhil was the Senior Vice President - Marketing at Reliance Jio, and he was the first CMO for Google in India, where he held that position for four years," the SoftBank-backed realty portal said.
PIRCH, the leading purveyor of luxury appliances for kitchen, bath and outdoor, announced the appointment of Laith J. Murad to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. This appointment significantly supports the rapid growth of the PIRCH brand in the affluent kitchen, bath and outdoor space as it expands beyond its eight current locations nationwide into new markets, including the unveiling of an East Coast flagship in SoHo, slated for May 2016. In his new role, Mr. Murad is responsible for overseeing the growing awareness of the PIRCH brand and its offerings. He will have customer growth and retention strategies, public relations, events, creative and digital departments reporting to him. He will report directly to Jeffery R. Sears, CEO.
Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc., the world's leading take and bake pizza brand, announced that Brandon Solano will be joining the company as Chief Marketing Officer on November 30, 2015. Mr. Solano has over 20 years of marketing experience at both top restaurants and consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
Triple-S Management Corporation, the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, announced the appointment of Mr. Hernando Ruiz-Jimenez, as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. He will be responsible for crafting the strategies required to further improve relationships with customers, providers, and other partners across all our lines of business. Mr. Ruiz-Jimenez will also head up Triple-S' marketing, public relations, and communications areas.
India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart announced the appointment of Samardeep Subandh as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Samar will be the primary custodian of the Flipkart brand. His focus will be on gaining deeper customer insights, raising the level of customer centricity and driving high level of creativity and quality in all communication, the company said in a release. He will also be leading the social media communication charter for the company, it added. He will report to Mukesh Bansal, Head of the e-commerce platform, Flipkart.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., announced it has hired Dan Levi as Chief Marketing Officer for Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA). Reporting to CCOA Chief Executive Officer Scott Wells, Levi will lead the organization’s overall marketing strategy and execution in support of the company’s vision of enabling advertisers and brands to captivate audiences wherever they are.
Town Sports Int'l announced the appointment of two new executives joining TSI on October 19, 2015. Michelle Ryan will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer and Leam Nelson will join the Company as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
"We are very excited to welcome Michelle and Leam to our team," said Greg Bartoli, the Company's Chief Operating Officer. "With their talent and impressive backgrounds in their respective fields we look forward to their contributions as we position the company for future growth."
Matthew (Matt) Jauchius
Matthew (Matt) Jauchius is joining Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) as executive vice president and chief marketing officer later this month. Jauchius will lead marketing strategy for the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands, including customer experience, e-commerce, loyalty program, customer relationship management, social media and ancillary revenue generation efforts worldwide. Jauchius has nearly 20 years of marketing experience in senior and executive roles at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and McKinsey & Company.
Online fashion retailer Myntra (Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd) has appointed Gunjan Soni as chief marketing officer and head, International brands business. Soni will join the firm at the start of December. Before this, Soni worked as executive vice-president for strategy at Star India, on initiatives in content, sports and digital domains, and prior to that was partner at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. where he worked across consumer sectors and geographies.
Mr. Vivek Sood, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor India, has been appointed as Executive Vice-President (EVP) and Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor as part of changes made to its executive management structure by the Norway-based telecom services major. Mr. Sood had taken over as the CEO of Uninor, Telenor's joint venture in India in November last year. The company was recently rebranded as Telenor India. Before that, he had served for about two years as the CEO of Grameenphone, Telenor's joint venture in Bangladesh.
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced that Karen Eisenbach has joined the company as chief marketing officer for its Retirement business. In this role she will oversee the marketing strategy for Voya's institutional and retail retirement segments while partnering closely with Corporate Marketing to drive greater awareness and engagement with distribution partners, plan sponsors and retirement plan participants. Eisenbach will be based in Voya's Windsor office and report to CEO of Retirement Charles P. Nelson.
Khalid Abdul Latif
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), has announced the official appointment of Khalid Abdul Latif as Chief Marketing Officer following the Alba Board of Directors Meeting. Khalid Abdul Latif will lead the company’s global marketing strategies to drive innovation across Alba’s business divisions.
Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, announced that it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Morag Lucey as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Lucey will lead Global Marketing, including marketing communications and branding, to drive increased awareness and demand for Avaya solutions worldwide. She will report directly to President and CEO Kevin Kennedy.
RetailMeNot Inc. has a new chief marketing officer: Marissa Tarleton. Tarleton will be the Austin-based company's North American CMO, in charge of consumer brand advertising, customer retention and business-to-business marketing, according to the announcement.
Hoosuite has created its first ever chief marketing officer role and appointed Penny Wilson to take it up. Wilson, who joins from Juniper Networks where she worked in the same role, will lead Hootsuite’s global marketing organisation and help drive the growth of its customer base, which currently stands at more than ten million users. Prior to Juniper Networks Wilson also served as CMO at Macromedia where she led the company’s worldwide marketing efforts up to and through its $3.4bn acquisition by Adobe Systems.
Ann Mukherjee, a key architect of PepsiCo's brand strategy in recent years, is moving to SC Johnson as the packaged-goods giant's first global chief marketing officer. SC Johnson, which spends more than $1 billion annually in global media, confirmed Mukherjee's appointment. At PepsiCo, she served as president of global snacks and insights, and is credited with helping the company's Frito-Lay division build more vibrant brands by leveraging big-event platforms like the Super Bowl.