People on the Move
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Various employees
    Doner hires 11 creatives in the agency's Detroit headquarters.

    Bob Havlena and Katie Rivard were named associate creative directors. Havlena joins the agency from BBDO Atlanta, where he worked on AT&T and REI. Rivard joins from Ogilvy Chicago, where she was a writer working on Huggies, Glade, Pinnacle Vodka and Sargento Cheese.

    Kate Wojan was named a senior art director. She relocated to Detroit from Chicago, where she was an art director at FCB. Before that, she was an art director at Healthy Interactions in Chicago.

    Stephan Lacombe and Liam Soren were named senior copywriters. Lacombe will relocate from New York, where he worked for Elephant and DigitasLBi. Soren joins Doner from Tattoo Projects, an agency based in Charlotte, NC.

    Leah Cannaert joins as senior designer, after working as an associate creative director for ArtPrize.

    Burke di Piazza, Laura Haberman and Olivia Hill were tapped as copywriters. DiPiazza was most recently a media planner at Assembly, which led him to a creative internship and full-time position at Doner. Haberman relocated from Chicago, where she most recently worked at The Escape Pod. Hill joins Doner from DigitasLBi.

    Bisi Okoye and Marissa Schmidt were named art directors. Prior to Doner, Okoye was a freelance art director for Huge and has held positions at DigitasLBi and McCann. Schmidt joins the agency after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in creative advertising and design.

    "This infusion of new energy, skills and perspective will continue to push us to be more audacious and our clients to be more ambitious in unleashing new work," said Eric Weisberg, global chief creative officer.

  • Celia Jones
    The Escape Pod
    The Escape Pod Group named Celia Jones as brand director. She will be responsible for managing PR and marketing initiatives across the group's three partner agencies: The Escape Pod, digital agency ORA Interactive, and experiential agency OutCold.

    Most recently, Jones held senior marketing roles at Rightpoint and Havas Worldwide Chicago. Prior to that, she was global marketing director for Critical Mass, and director of content and lead copywriter at Designkitchen.

    "Celia brings a mix of strategic thinking and proven experience helping brands and agencies carve out their unique position in the marketplace," said Norm Bilow, managing director of The Escape Pod Group. "Today brands need a nimble strategic partner. That's a space that we can own, so now is the perfect time for Celia to join our leadership team and help crystallize our story."

  • Baldiri Ros
    Gyro Madrid
    Gyro Madrid named Baldiri Ros as executive creative director of its Madrid office. Ros most recently served as creative director at La Despensa. While there, he worked with Corona Extra, Vodafone, Microsite, Ikea and Beefeater.

    Prior to that, he built the digital department of FCB Madrid, and worked on brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Nivea, Heineken, Hendrick's Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum.

    "Baldiri brings a proven track record of creative success, as well as infectious curiosity and passion for new challenges, that will undeniably ignite Gyro Madrid," said Ana Garcia-Hierro, general manager.

  • John Mangano
    Digitas Health
    John Mangano was named senior vice president, strategy and analytics at Digitas Health.

    Mangano joins Digitas Health from comScore, where he led teams of pharma and healthcare online marketing experts and research specialists. He has advised hospitals, pharma brands, federal and state health agencies and universities to create successful engagement strategies and analytics paradigms. Mangano also held roles at AOL, AT&T Wireless and MCI.

    "John Mangano is iconic in the industry as a key innovator through his pioneering ways to quantify how patients and healthcare providers use and are influenced by media and marketing," said Matt McNally, president of Digitas Health North America. "We are confident that John will strengthen the Digitas Health Strategy and Analytics practice to deliver transformational tools and insights that will enable clients to understand, embrace and capitalize on the intersection of technology and the consumer movement in healthcare.

  • Dan Goodman
    RAPP Worldwide
    RAPP Worldwide hired Dan Goodman as director of business development, working from the agency's New York office. Goodman reports to Mitchell Caplan, U.S. chief growth officer, and will oversee all growth and new business efforts.

    Most recently, Goodman was senior vice president, business development, for Ogilvy PR North America, overseeing new business for eight offices. Prior to that, he was vice president, director of marketing operations at IBT Media, the parent company of Newsweek, where he managed strategic business partnerships and print/non-print licensing.

    "Dan is a fantastic addition to our new business team and to the leadership group in the New York office," said Caplan. "Having worked with Dan previously, I know that he brings a professionalism and passion for growth that few can match. I am delighted we have reconnected and that Dan will help our amazing team achieve all its goals this year and beyond."

  • Kat McCourt
    HY Connect
    HY Connect hired Kat McCourt as strategic planner. Most recently, McCourt was part of Leo Burnett’s in-house brand activation agency Arc Worldwide
  • Neil James
    Solve promoted Neil James to senior digital strategist.
  • Yuta Inoue
    Japanese startup studio, \QUANTUM, has announced its first overseas subsidiary, QUANTUM\GLOBAL, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company first launched in 2014 as a division within TBWA\HAKUHODO. QUANTUM\GLOBAL will be headed by Yuta Inoue, who has been leading \QUANTUM as a general manager since its launch.
  • Brandon Chiat
    Warschawski added Brandon Chiat as a senior associate.
  • Matt Silver
    Discovery Worldwide
    Discovery Worldwide named Matt Silver as senior vice president, strategy, engagement and analytics.
  • Kaj Larsen
    Kaj Larsen will join NowThis as senior correspondent and producer, to oversee the development and production of both short-form and longer-form news and docu-series, which he will also host.
  • Andres Siefken
    Mastercard named Andres Siefken as executive vice president of marketing and communications for North America.
  • Michael Sussman
    BAV Group
    Y&R announced it is creating the BAV Group to consolidate the BrandAsset Valuator (BAV) study along with its two business arms, BAVLabs and BAV Consulting. The consolidated group will be led by Michael Sussman as CEO.
  • Fernando Carrion and Rodrigo Bistene
    FCB New York
    Creative duo “The Raccoons” – aka Fernando Carrion and Rodrigo Bistene – have joined FCB New York as senior copywriter and senior art director, respectively, from VML.
  • Dave Curtin and Zoe King
    Paradigm hires Dave Curtin as senior vice president of licensing & branded content and Zoe King as senior vice president of brand partnerships & development.
  • Chris Clavadetscher and Yoni Lappin
    RSA Films & Black Dog
    RSA Films & Black Dog added executive producer Chris Clavadetscher and director Yoni Lappin.
  • Sean Gately
    Feelter opened a North American headquarters and tapped Sean Gately as vice president of sales.
  • Michael Saperstein
    Michael Saperstein joined Tenor as head of sales, US.
  • Andrew Buckman
    Sublime Skinz
    Sublime Skinz hired Andrew Buckman, former managing director at OpenX, as EMEA managing director.
  • Karen Marines
    PMK•BNC added Karen Marines as an LA-based publicist within the agency's entertainment division.
  • Andre Banks
    BerlinRosen named Andre Banks as executive vice president of its Social Impact and Philanthropy Practice.
  • John Stauffer
    DEG hired John Stauffer as managing director of strategic planning and channel strategy.
  • Ella Roche
    The Honey Partnership
    The Honey Partnership has opened its first US office in San Francisco under its social creative agency brand, Honni, which will be managed by client director, Ella Roche.
  • Patrick Van De Walle
    Crown Media Family Networks
    Crown Media Family Networks hired Patrick Van De Walle as director, distribution.
  • Lauren Laitman
    Tapad hired Lauren Laitman as senior vice president of people.
  • Michael Hermalyn
    TuneIn named Michael Hermalyn as head of partnerships. 
  • Alex Blum and Andrea Ruskin
    Blum Consulting Partners
    Alex Blum and Andrea Ruskin have launched Blum Consulting Partners, a production consulting firm created to provide brands, agencies and their creative partners with the tools to navigate the advertising industry.
  • Dave Peck
    KIND Financial
    KIND Financial named Dave Peck as its first chief marketing officer.
  • Chris Edwards and Becky James
    Conversa hired Chris Edwards as chief marketing & experience officer and Becky James as vice president of operations.
  • Chris Afzal and Vee Pinot
    Hogarth Worldwide
    Hogarth Worldwide added audio engineer Chris Afzal and editor Vee Pinot.
  • Raj Mallempati and Elena Verna
    Malwarebytes hired Raj Mallempati as senior vice president of marketing and Elena Verna as senior vice president of growth.
  • Kate Bosch
    GMR Marketing
    GMR Marketing promoted Kate Bosch to vice president, finance.
  • Nick Stafford
    Leesa hired Nick Stafford as chief operating officer.
  • Cory Ingram
    Dream Hotel Group
    Dream Hotel Group tapped Cory Ingram as senior vice president of creative.
  • Tiago Pereira

    Enso hired Tiago Pereira as creative director.

  • Jennifer Dorian
    Turner Portfolio 360 Brand Strategy
    Jennifer Dorian was promoted to executive vice president of Turner Portfolio 360 Brand Strategy.
  • Rajesh Fatnani and Dmitry Goldshtein
    Rajesh Fatnani joined Taptica as general manager for India and Southeast Asia and Dmitry Goldshtein as director of business development in Russia and Eastern Europe.
  • Tom Buerger
    Intersport added Tom Buerger as senior vice president, strategic partnerships.
  • Eric Paradis
    Gage added Eric Paradis of director of customer experience.
  • Gianfranco Caputo
    Spafax named Gianfranco Caputo as senior media sales manager.