Pete Edwards has joined Publicis Media as Chief Executive Officer of Spark Foundry UK. Edwards will lead the agency as it continues to drive growth and innovation for its clients, and will report directly to Sue Frogley, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Media UK. Edwards joined the agency in June 2019 as Chief Client Officer, bringing a wealth of industry experience having been the CEO of Engine Media UK for over two years beforehand. Prior to that, he led the group’s strategy for a number of years including the consolidation of its media offering to launch Engine Media in 2017.
Edwards takes over from Lindsay Turner who has decided to step down and leave the business at the end of May.
ThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, have named Yogi Chandiramani as vice president of Solutions Engineering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Antony Finn as area vice president of EMEA North.
Prior to joining ThousandEyes, Chandiramani spent four years at Zscaler helping organizations securely access applications in the cloud. Finn joins ThousandEyes after nine years with Vodafone, heading up global enterprise Cloud & Hosting accounts.
Nexthink has announced the appointment of its Chief People Officer, Meg Donovan who will be responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide HR, recruiting and facilities organisations and will be based in Nexthink’s North American Headquarters in Boston, MA. Donovan has been leading HR teams for more than 10 years at fast-growing technology companies. Prior to joining Nexthink, Donovan was the VP of HR at PTC, a global software company.
Axiom has named Sloane Googin its next CFO, where he will lead Axiom’s finance, accounting, facilities, and IT functions. He will be based in Axiom’s headquarters in New York. Since 2018, Googin has served as the CFO for Dynata, a first-party data and insights platform company.
Ordnance Survey has appointed a new MD to drive its commercial strategy in both the UK and international markets. Munir Ismet takes up the post of OS’s Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions where he will lead a team tasked with serving direct customers, delivering geospatial services to nations across the globe and bringing new propositions to customers. Ismet joins OS after having held senior positions at Oracle and Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he led their public sector business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Voneus has announced the appointment of Mike Quinn as its new head of fibre delivery. Quinn joins the team in the new role, created to develop and lead Voneus’s fibre roll-out strategy. Quinn brings with him extensive experience in the telecoms industry, having previously held senior operational roles at Mercury Communications, FLAG Telecom, Vtesse Networks and Gigaclear plc.
Armstrong Bell has announced the appointment of new Head of Sales, Nick Lake. With over 30 years’ experience within the telecommunications sector, Lake joins Armstrong Bell following a lengthy career at telecoms giant BT, where he held the position as Sales Director for Corporate Mid-Market.
Kathryn Wright has joined Upside as CSO. With more than 15 years experience in sales and internet marketing, Wright is an experienced leader who helps companies develop, implement and optimise their sales and online marketing strategies. She is also the owner and CEO of DiscountVouchers.co.uk.
Clarizen has announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Matt
Zilli as Chief Executive Officer. Zilli was most recently Vice President, Go-to-Market at
Adobe and prior to that, Chief Customer Officer at Marketo. His predecessor, Boaz Chalamish, has been named Executive Chairman.
Route has announced the appointment of Robert Ray as CEO. Ray, formerly MD of PHD’s Global Strategy Unit, marketing director at The Newspaper society and MD of Starcom Worldwide, as well as founder and CEO of conduit5 Consultancy, will use his extensive experience in advising some of the world’s largest advertisers and marketing for the UK’s media industry to continue developing Route’s offer.
Showpad has appointed three new executive leaders; Tamara Schenk (strategic advisor), Russell Wurth (vice president, sales enablement), and Wim Borremans (vice president, global partnerships and alliances).
Schenk brings more than 25 years of international experience in sales and consulting across multiple industries. Most recently she served as research director of CSO Insights. Wurth comes to Showpad after holding leadership roles at Optiv, Cylance and Netskope. Borremans has more than 15 years of experience at information technology companies such as Riaktr, entrust-it, and Accenture, where he built and led diverse international teams that delivered innovative solutions for complex, real-world problems.
Admix, an advertising platform for developers of video games, VR and AR, has appointed Natasha Whitfield-Niven as VP Revenue where she will nurture relationships with the business’ clients and forge new revenue streams. Whitfield-Niven was formerly Director of Publisher Development (EMEA) at The Rubicon Project.
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