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Movers and Shakers: February 2013

Movers and Shakers: February 2013


Collider Media has revealed a major scoop with the hiring of Apple iAd sales chief, Theo Theodorou, who also built Microsoft's mobile network in Europe. As senior vice president EMEA, Theodorou is tasked with leading Collider’s expansion in Europe.

Former Google and InMobi executive, Rob Jonas, has opted to become Pubmatic’s new vice president and managing director of EMEA and APAC. He has been assigned the task of leading international sales and driving global expansion of the firm’s strategic selling platform.

Shopitize has announced a new commercial director. Graham Halling has taken the appointment with immediate effect and comes from consumer engagement specialists, Spoke-Interactive, where he was digital business director. Replaces CEO

There’s been a leadership change at Former managing director, Gareth Robinson, has filled Gerard Doyle’s seat as CEO. Doyle departs having repositioned the company as a couponing and daily deal website.

David Sear is Weve’s new permanent CEO. Previously he spent six years at Travelex, the non-bank payments provider as divisional managing director. He’ll take on the responsibilities of outgoing, Nancy Cruickshank, who led Project Oscar through its EC clearance.

Ex-LeadPoint director of business development, Alain Desmier, has helped found E-finity Leads. He was assisted by fellow founders, Matt Edwards and Edward Kendall, who were commercial director and marketing manager respectively at Fair Investment Company.

Maxus Fills New Business Position

Maxus has hired Richard Stokes as global new business and marketing director. Before taking the position at the GroupM agency network, Stokes’ last role was as head of new business and marketing for ZenithOptimedia Worldwide.

Adknowledge has lifted the lid on several new European sales and country managers in London, Paris and Munich. The most senior, Christian Dankl, joins as EMEA Director of Sales after being director of global business development for Sony's eBridge marketing analytics platform.

Eric-Alexis Fortier is Adknowledge’s new country manager for France and Benelux, bringing experience from myThings and Hi-Media. Whereas Germany’s country manager is Markus von der Luehe, who has held leadership positions at MSN, Sensis, and OgilvyOne.

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Simon is the news and research reporter at Existem. Previously a technology journalist, he now spends his time investigating both future and developing trends in performance marketing whilst producing editorial content for

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