This month, Jules Kendrick was appointed chief executive of the Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS) at an important time, both for the business and the industry. Kendrick has a wealth of commercial, technology and media expertise from roles at Mumsnet.com, Amazon UK, Guardian and Observer, IDG and most recently, Business Insider, where she was client director for UK and EMEA.
Meanwhile, Partnerize has hired Mike Lemberg as chief financial officer to oversee the finance, legal and HR functions in addition to the financial strategy of the company. Lemberg brings a broad range of strengths and expertise to the company as it works to further accelerate growth in North America and around the world. He’ll be based in the company’s San Francisco office.
Skimlinks was incredibly proud to welcome Greg Coleman as non-executive director to its board of directors. Coleman has held many impressive senior positions at prominent digital publishers, for example, EVP, global sales at Yahoo, president at AOL Time Warner, president at Huffington Post and president at Buzzfeed. Greg will give Skimlinks the insights it needs to make sure it fulfills its mission and additional operational expertise to help the team deliver the best possible results for publishers.
At ad-tech platform Sizmek, Patrick Bevilacqua is now head of global customer success group, where he will oversee the global oversight of the customer success group as the company continues to grow.
Meanwhile, 4C Insights, a data science and marketing technology company, announced the expansion of its EMEA team with several new hires. Oliver Hansard joined the London office as VP of sales, EMEA, along with Adam Hawkins, who joined as sales director, EMEA. Additionally, Simon Hetherington Rea has been hired as account manager as 4C continues to grow in EMEA.
Tech platform LoopMe announced its hire of Simon Stone as UK commercial director to accelerate UK expansion following its recent $17 million funding. In his role, Stone will be responsible for growing LoopMe’s agency partnerships in the UK and Europe.
It’s good news for e-commerce and digital agency Visualsoft, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company has appointed its 40th new hire since the start of 2018, with plans to increase company headcount by 30% in less than 12 months. From online marketing and account management to sales and design, new additions will fill a wide range of roles to develop and deliver award-winning digital campaigns for its 1,000-strong client list.
At mobile ad tech company Applift, Maor Sadra has been promoted to chief executive officer. Having been with the company since 2014, Sadra has been handed the reins as Applift continues to roll out its new mobile journey advertising solution follow its recent rebrand.
In other news, Affino announced that Jon Baron has joined its executive team, serving as chief revenue officer, reporting directly to Tim Burke, CEO. Baron will be responsible for Affinio’s go-to-market strategy through to driving customer success as well as leading Affinio executives in alliances, growth and marketing.
Video tech company Viddyoze has appointed Derek Hallam as VP of worldwide sales, who will implement a new sales strategy and drive and grow sales in-line with company objectives. Prior to joining Viddyoze, Derek was enterprise business development director at GTT Communications.
Global media platform Teads scouted former ad tech entrepreneur Federico Benincasa as senior VP of product for publisher solutions.
Predictive intelligence firm Motista has recruited Amir Zaheer as its new VP of sales – he will be spearheading strategies that help further serve the growing demand of the company’s clients.
GroupM’s programmatic arm Xaxis has made a series of promotions this month – up first, Atique Kazi, formerly the managing director at Xaxis India will be VP of business development, leading the Asia-Pacific team out of Singapore. He is succeeded by Bharat Khatri, formerly the national director of India who will now be country lead. In addition, Daniel Henriksen has been appointed as head of outcome media planning for Xaxis Asia.
Last but not least, global content and influencer marketing platform Vamp welcomed Jona Grey as its new global lead video editor. Grey will head Vamp’s international video editing in his new role. Before joining the company, Grey worked in over 40 countries producing commercial photography and video content for clients including Google and Nike, whilst also featuring in multiple influencer campaigns. He will be working closely on Vamp’s partnership and creative offering with Facebook, and also the wider strategies and communications internally within the Vamp brand.