Chacka Marketing has appointed Dean Nieves, to the newly created position of director of business solutions to oversee the digital agency's business development efforts as well as collaborate with the executive team to identify market trends and strategic growth opportunities. Previously Nieves was senior business and project management executive at Matchware Inc.
VaynerMedia has appointed Andrea Sullivan, as the digital agency's chief client officer. In this newly created role, Sullivan will oversee the creative account department, procure high-level talent, and help to handle the shop's most senior client relationships. She reports to chief executive officer Gary Vaynerchuk. Previously Sullivan was chief marketing officer at Interbrand, part of Omnicom.
Natalia Kiryanova has been promoted to CEO of Wavemaker Russia which launches this month. Previously she had been MEC Deputy CEO for the region. The seventeen-year industry veteran joined MEC in 2006 as a strategic director and was appointed a managing partner in 2010, having worked with international Clients in the FMCG, retail pharma and luxury. Last year GroupM merged Maxus and MEC to form Wavemaker.