Quepasa, the Facebook for Latinos, has merged with social networking company myYearbook. Geoff Cook will serve as Chief Operating Officer of Quepasa Corporation and President of its Consumer Internet Division while joining the company's Board of Directors. Current myYearbook Board members, Rick Lewis, a Partner at myYearbook investor U.S. Venture Partners, and Terry Herndon, angel investor, will also join the Quepasa Board.
Carlos Pedraja is the new industry manager Latam at Google, where he will contribute to Google’s panregional sales team out of Miami. Until recently Pedraja worked as U.S. Hispanic Specialist Sales at MSN.
Arena Media is opening a Miami office. Maria Jose Ezquerra, previously client service Director at MPG International in Miami, will lead the new office.
Miguel Bemfica, the chief creative officer at JWT Madrid, is to join McCann Erickson in the new role of global creative director on its Nestlé account. McCann, which holds the global accounts for Nestlé brands including Nescafé and Nesquik, has previously managed creative on a market-by-market basis. Bemfica was born and raised in Brazil and has worked for JWT Madrid since 2008.
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. has announced that former Telemundo CEO Jim McNamara and Dennis Miller, a venture capitalist and former Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President, joined its Board of Directors.
Roma Khanna, President of MGM ´s Television Group and Digital, has begun to form her television team. Vicky Gregorian has been tapped senior vp domestic television distribution; Susan Hummel has been upped to senior vp U.S. basic cable and Canada television; Damien Marin will serve as senior vp pay television and digital media; and Vinicio Espinosa has boarded as vp Latin American Television Distribution. Espinosa will oversee television efforts in Latin America with a focus on expanding the studio’s presence in the region. He rejoins MGM from Corisco Films, a Brazilian motion picture production company where he was COO.