People on the Move
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Juan Javier Pena Plaza and Ricardo Casal
    DAVID Miami
    DAVID Miami promoted copywriter Juan Javier Peña Plaza and art director Ricardo Casal to associate creative directors. The pair joined DAVID Buenos Aires in 2012.

    Both have been a part of the agency's award-winning campaigns, including the "#ManBoobs4Boobs" campaign for MACMA. Most recently, they worked on the Heinz "Pass the Heinz" campaign, which brought "Mad Men's" Don Draper's pitch to life.

    "Ricardo and Juan have been with us since we opened DAVID 5 years ago, and these two are a physical manifestation of all of our agency's values," said Anselmo Ramos, co-founder and chief creative officer of DAVID Miami. "They absolutely love this profession, even to a point that it's a platonic, nerdy love. They devour pop culture. They never stop thinking. And they've got something that's so rare to find nowadays: a passion for advertising."

  • Sarah Romero
    G7 Entertainment Marketing
    G7 Entertainment Marketing, part of Project Worldwide, hired Sarah Romero as director of brand partnerships and strategy, a new position. Romero will work on new business development and report to Andre Gaccetta, CEO of G7. She will also work closely with other agencies in the Project Worldwide network to increase collaborations in the entertainment arena.

    Romero most recently served as senior manager, partnership marketing at Big Machine Label Group, home to artists like Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Reba McEntire. Prior to that, she worked at Warner Bros. Records and the Country Music Association with brands including Anheuser-Busch, Ford and Delta.

    "Sarah's decade of entertainment-marketing experience in brand partnerships will increase the playing field for G7 moving forward," said Gaccetta. "We're thrilled to have such an ardent music fan and industry leader joining our team."

    Current G7 clients include Ram Trucks, Cisco, Salesforce, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and Harley-Davidson.

  • Marcus Fischer
    Carmichael Lynch
    Carmichael Lynch promoted Marcus Fischer from president to CEO, the fourth in the agency's 55-year history. Fischer rejoined Carmichael Lynch as president in 2013. Prior to that, Fischer spent four years at Space150. He has also worked at One and All, Fallon, and a previous stint at Carmichael Lynch.

    Throughout his career, Fischer has worked on brands like Subaru, U.S. Bank, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Target, Porsche, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dairy Queen, Starbucks, Nordstrom and Purina Dog Chow.

    "Marcus has been pivotal in building the momentum and success of Carmichael Lynch in recent years. He has proven his ability to successfully manage the business, while simultaneously inspiring the people around him," said current CEO Mike Lescarbeau, who will move to the role of executive chairman. "In the last few years, Marcus has built a leadership team that is committed to collaboration and interdependence across disciplines to build a unique and unrivaled offering of advertising and PR under one roof, and I'm excited for the future of the agency under his leadership."

  • Manir Fadel
    Red Fuse
    WPP is moving Manir Fadel from J. Walter Thompson to sister agency Red Fuse as its new executive creative director across EMEA. Red Fuse is WPP's full-service integrated agency set up in 2012 to serve all of Colgate-Palmolive's brands worldwide.

    In his new role, Fadel will oversee all of WPP's creative output for Colgate-Palmolive across Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, and Africa, a region that covers more than 130 countries and two billion people.

    Based in Red Fuse's regional headquarters in Paris, Fadel will report to Jason Oke, regional managing director EMEA and will join Red Fuse EMEA's management team. He will also join WPP's Y&R EMEA Creative Council, which is led by Y&R's regional CCO Jaime Mandelbaum.

    Fadel is an veteran of consumer products brands, having previously served as global ECD for Unilever's Sunsilk brand. Originally from Brazil, he spent 11 years at Brazilian creative agency Lew'Lara\TBWA, where he ultimately became CCO and partner. Fadel began his career as a copywriter with stints at DM9DDB and Ogilvy in Sao Paolo.

    "Manir is a progressive, world-class creative leader with exceptional experience and is the perfect match for the open, collaborative culture at Red Fuse," stated Oke. "He will be a key asset as we evolve and grow in line with our clients' needs."

  • Laura Buoncuore
    Marketsmith Inc.
    Marketsmith Inc. named Laura Buoncuore as vice president and creative director.
  • Kyle Kim-Hays
    Kyle Kim-Hays joined Toluna as executive vice president for global digital marketing.
  • John Fox
    Gage hired John Fox as vice president, global customer success.
  • Laura Adams
    Kargo named Laura Adams as vice president, corporate communications.
  • Kevin Kohn
    iQ Media
    iQ Media named Kevin Kohn as chief executive officer.
  • Dario Spina
    Viacom Velocity
    Dario Spina was named chief marketing officer of Viacom Velocity, Viacom’s partner marketing and creative content group.
  • Matt Pittroff
    Station Film
    Station Film has signed comedy director Matt Pittroff for commercials and content.
  • Leah Hattendorf
    The Escape Pod
    The Escape Pod promoted Leah Hattendorf to senior vice president, director of strategy.
  • Doug Leonard and Diana Kucer
    HireVue hired Doug Leonard as chief sales officer and Diana Kucer as chief marketing officer.
  • Jana Jakovljevic
    IPONWEB hired Jana Jakovljevic as vice president of business development for North America.
  • Robert Logevall and Josh Miller
    Spears & Arrows
    Spears & Arrows added directors Robert Logevall and Josh Miller.
  • Randall Hooker
    Brunner hired Randall Hooker as sole creative director of its Atlanta office, a new position overseeing all accounts and a creative staff of six.
  • Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International Studios
    Miguel Varoni
    Miguel Varoni has been promoted to vice president and creative director of Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International Studios.
  • Will Cohen
    Playwire Media
    Will Cohen is joining Playwire Media as senior vice president of product management and marketing.
  • Brad Gardner
    Paramount Network and TV Land
    Brad Gardner was promoted to senior vice president, development and original programming for Paramount Network and TV Land.
  • Mark Gray
    Katz Media Group
    Katz Media Group named Mark Gray as chief executive officer.
  • Belinda Green
    Gyro promoted Belinda Green to head of planning for gyro APAC.
  • Jason Krebs
    Tenor hired Jason Krebs as chief business officer.
  • Kal Karman
    Tinygiant added Kal Karman to its directorial roster.
  • Culleen Sullivan
    Mortenson Safar Kim
    Culleen Sullivan joined Mortenson Safar Kim as an account supervisor, responsible for the agency's Hoosier Lottery account.
  • Chris Dealy
    The Collective @ LAIR
    The Collective @ LAIR named Chris Dealy as a partner/director.
  • John Regan and Tor Lemhag
    FCB Chicago
    FCB Chicago named John Regan and Tor Lemhag as vice president, creative directors.
  • Sharon Wicks
    MeringCarson tapped Sharon Wicks as broadcast media manager.
  • Elizabeth V. Moore
    Lucky Post
    Lucky Post promoted Elizabeth V. Moore to editor.
  • Nico Pitney, Andy Carvin, Kim Bui, Matt McDonough and Versha Sharma
    NowThis hired Nico Pitney as political director, Andy Carvin as senior editor-at-large, Kim Bui as editor-at-large, Matt McDonough as executive producer of Live & Original Series and Versha Sharma, managing editor, has taken on the added role of senior correspondent.
  • Sherry Pudloski
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America named Sherry Pudloski as chief communications officer.
  • Tanya Levina
    Tanya Levina was named director of research at Fluent.
  • Mark Weidner
    RAPP Worldwide
    RAPP Worldwide named Mark Weidner senior vice president of technology for the agency’s New York office.
  • Brian Hersholt and Matthew Gingerich
    Bombora hired Brian Hersholt, as managing director of its London office, and Matthew Gingerich as vice president of sales and customer success.
  • Preethy Vaidyanathan
    Tapad hired Preethy Vaidyanathan as senior vice president of product management.
  • Bryan Wade and Dan Hanrahan
    Bryan Wade has been tapped as CEO for marketing startup Sigstr. The company's founder, Dan Hanrahan will remain as president.
  • Ross Sheil
    ReFUEL4 hired Ross Sheil as general manager commercial, EMEA.
  • Brian Cavallaro
    MANDT VR named Brian Cavallaro as chief creative officer.
  • Jian Deleon
    Jian Deleon was named editorial director of Highsnobiety.
  • Kelly Durham, Susan Hatten, Derek Clark and Rob Romine
    VML hired two and promoted two in an effort to strengthen its creative department and integrated production offerings.

    Kelly Durham was promoted to executive producer of integrated production. Durham joined VML in 2015 and will focus on managing and elevating the broadcast work done by VML Chicago. Durham will report to Tyler Smith, head of production.

    Susan Hatten was hired as a senior producer for the integrated production team, working on Pepsico. She will produce projects for multiple brands, including Gatorade and Tropicana. Hatten began her career in Kansas City, working for Valentine-Radford before moving to Chicago and joining Ogilvy & Mather where worked as a senior content producer for the past 11 years. She will relocate to Kansas City and work out of VML's global headquarters. Hatten will also report to Smith.

    Derek Clark was elevated to executive creative director leading Tennessee Department of Tourist Development work and the recently won Electrolux / Frigidaire accounts. Clark joined the agency in 2015 as group creative director of Gatorade. Clark will report to Debbi Vandeven, global chief creative officer. Prior to VML, he worked for Leo Burnett, McGarryBowen and Cavalry, to name a few.

    Lastly, Rob Romine was promoted to group director, experience design. He joined the agency in 2008 and has lead the experience design for clients such as FordPass, Common Wealth Bank of Australia, Korean Airlines and Electrolux. Romine reports to Chris Wallen, managing director, experience design.

  • Mike Proulx
    Hill Holliday
    Hill Holliday promoted Mike Proulx to chief digital officer.

    In his new role for Hill Holliday & Trilia, Proulx is responsible for driving digital innovation and integration across the agency' current clients and new business. He leads the agency's Innovation & Technology department in editorial strategy, digital strategy, creative technology, experience design and digital production. He also heads Hill Holliday & Trilia's mediaFWD, a semi-annual showcase featuring thought leaders in media, technology, and creative exploring important trends for modern marketers.

    Proulx joined Hill Holliday in 2008 as vice president, interactive marketing.

    "Mike has been instrumental in growing our digital capabilities," said Chris Wallrapp, president of Hill Holliday. "He's led our clients to innovative, first in class solutions, and has always been driven by the intersection of creativity, media and technology. He's a proven leader, a tireless collaborator, and a proactive problem solver. I know we wouldn't be where we are today without his contributions."

  • Megan Sheehan
    Martin New York
    Martin New York hired Megan Sheehan as a group creative director, reporting to James Robinson, executive creative director of Martin New York.

    Tapped by Fast Company as one of the "Most Creative People in Business," Sheehan began her career as an art director at EnergyBBDO before moving to Saatchi & Saatchi, CP+B and FCB, where she worked on the Cyber Grand Prix-winning "Daily Twist" campaign for Oreo. Most recently, she was a freelance creative director for technology, automotive and beer brands.

    "Martin has an admirable legacy—there is real heart and integrity in the DNA. Being on the other side of the tracks in NYC, I'm excited about the potential to help create its rebellious, raucous sister," said Sheehan.

  • Justin Clouder
    TBWA\London hired Justin Clouder as strategy partner on Lidl, tasked with building on the agency's award-winning "Surprises" campaign.

    Clouder joins TBWA from Leo Burnett where he previously served as strategy director on Co-Op, leading a successful re-pitch in 2016, before moving to strategy director on the UK McDonald's account.

    "Not only does Justin bring his impressive retail knowledge to the Lidl business and brand, he adds skill sets and experience that will enhance our already robust planning and strategic offering," said Brian Swords, managing director of TBWA\London.

  • Tenny Pearson
    Arnold Worldwide
    Tenny Pearson joined Arnold Worldwide's New York office as managing director, reporting to Pam Hamlin, CEO. Pearson will oversee the Hershey portfolio of brands and fuel growth in New York.

    Most recently, Pearson was group business director at The Barbarian Group. While there, she led global and North American digital efforts for Pepsi and spearheaded the agency's first virtual reality project. Before that, she was a group account director at Droga5, handling new business and creating marketing initiatives for clients like Spotify, PUMA and Kraft Foods Cracker Barrel and Athenos brands.

    She also held positions at Gotham, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Amalgamated, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Eleven, Inc. and Publicis & Hal Riney.

    "Tenny's passion for brands and the power of consumer insights inspires innovative work that builds businesses," said Hamlin. She has a proven track record of delivering best-in-class digital communications for her clients and establishing successful partnerships."