CHANGING PLACES: Jeff Valente, Mazda North America, Rick Resnick…
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Lotame, the independent data management platform and data exchange, announced Jeff Valente as VP of Sales for North and Latin America. With more than 17 years in the ad tech industry, Jeff will expand Lotame’s international presence, with a specific focus on building key partnerships with new marketers and agencies looking to build strong connections with consumers. Prior to Lotame, Jeff was CRO for Choicestream (DSP) where he built and led the sales team and its revenue from the ground up into a world class organization. Jeff has also led sales teams for online marketing powerhouses TubeMogul (TUBE), AudienceScience and Advertising.com (AOL).
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced changes to its senior management structure for operations in the United States. These changes are effective immediately. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
Robert Davis, previously Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, will assume the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Special Assignments.
Tom Donnelly, previously Regional General Manager for the Western Region, has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Retail Operations, replacing Ron Stettner. Stettner leaves Mazda after nine years to pursue other opportunities.
Kara Hudson, previously Director, Training, has been promoted to Regional General Manager, Western Region, replacing Tom Donnelly.
Rick Resnick has been promoted to senior VP of sports partner solutions for the Univision Deportes sales group, where he will continue to oversee sports sales marketing. He joined Univision in 2011.
Publicis Groupe has appointed Arthur Sadoun as Maurice Lévy’s successor.Sadoun, who will officially start on 1 June, will be supported on the Management Board by Publicis Media chief executive Steve King, who joins the current board of executive vice president and chief financial officer Jean-Michel Etienne, and secretary general Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner.
U.S. Hispanic creative directors Sergio Alcocer is launching an agency called Rest of the World, in a return to the ad industry following the end of his non-compete agreement with Omnicom Group, Adage reports.Mr. Alcocer left Omnicom’s LatinWorks at the end of October 2015 after 16 years at the Hispanic shop where he was president and chief creative officer.The agency will be based in Austin, where Alcocer lives and was based with LatinWorks.So far he's been working on a couple small projects, including a campaign to promote U.S. tourism to Mexico's Baja California region and an effort to launch Mexican sports brand Voit in the U.S.