West Coast agency Wongdoody, which was acquired by Indian IT giant Infosys in 2018 and added an NYC office last year, has been on a hiring spree for the last couple of months. Recent key hires include: Adam Fischbach, a CX lead, will work on user and customer experience, with consideration of patterns and thinking, human computer interaction and user-centered design. Previously, he led user experience teams at ad agencies servicing Honda, Volkswagen, Nestlé, ESPN, Netflix, Red Bull, and Walmart. Amber Tribble, CX lead, will design digital products and experiences across the agency’s client portfolio . Previously, she spearheaded ...
Marketing cloud platform Selligent has appointed Karthik Kripapuri CEO, succeeding John Hernandez who will continue to advise the company during a transition period. Kripapuri will focus on scaling the business, which currently has offices across the U.S. and Europe and serves over 30 countries. Kripapuri has been with Selligent for two years as Chief Customer Officer and earlier spent 15 years at Dimension Data, a global systems integrator and managed services provider for hybrid IT.
Mcgarrybowen has promoted Jamie Shuttleworth to U.S. Chief Strategy Officer. Previously Shuttleworth was CSO at the agency’s Chicago office. Shawna Ross, formerly executive vice president of strategy, will succeed Shuttleworth in the Chicago CSO role. In addition to Chicago the agency has U.S. offices in New York and San Francisco.
WPP has appointed Sandrine Dufour to its Board as a non-executive director. She will serve as a member of the Audit Committee. Dufour, a French citizen, is the Chief Financial Officer of Proximus, the Belgian telecommunications company, which she joined in 2015. Earlier Dufour held a number of leadership roles at Vivendi, in France and in the US, in finance and strategy, M&A, innovation and transformation.
Mcgarrybowen is promoting Lucia Grillo from head of operations to U.S. Chief Operating Officer to take on responsibilities for resource and project management, finance, and processes. Grillo will report to Jon Dupuis, who was recently installed as mcgarrybowen’s first global president.
WPP commerce agency Geometry Global has promoted Roy Armale to Global Chief Innovation Officer, a new position at the agency. In addition to overseeing the agency’s innovation practice, Armale is tasked with re-engineering the agency’s platform “Living Commerce” and scaling it globally. He will also serve as a member of the WPP CTO Council. Previously Armale was Chief Experience Officer, EMEA at the agency. Earlier he served with Cheil Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather and Johnson & Johnson.
MDC Partners’ Forsman & Bodenfors has announce that 12-year advertising veteran Elias Kakomanolis will lead creative operations at its New York office. The agency said that Kakomanolis will work closely with F&B’s creative, production, project management, account service, and finance teams. Most recently, Kakomanolis served as the Chief Operating Officer for Publicis’ Power of One agency team for USAA. He has also worked with brands like Rolex, JetBlue, Smirnoff, Mondelez, Vonage, Crocs and Samsung and others. Earlier he was director of creative operations at McKinney, and before that was operations manager at JWT.
Leo Burnett Chicago has named Kaylin Goldstein executive vice president, strategy director for the MillerCoors account. She spent more than 12 years at Crispin Porter Bogusky working with clients American Express and Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Global creative shop Moving Picture Company has appointed Gregory Roekens to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. Roekens joins the company’s global senior management team reporting into CEO Mark Benson. The company said the appointment signals its “continued commitment to deliver innovative creative and production to major advertisers, ad agency networks, brands, production companies, publishers and media.” Roekens previously served as Future Technology Officer at Grey Europe and earlier was Chief Technology Officer at both AMV BBDO and Wunderman.