People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
Debu Purkayastha – Google ::: Paul Hinds – Information Resources ::: Barry Chamberlain – CBS ::: Marcus Reynolds – Wunderman ::: Michael Barret – Millennial Media ::: Alex Lekikh – Mullen :::
Debu Purkayastha, Google´s Sr. International business executive, working on M&A and investments, has left the company. He will now be working for Octopus Investments in UK.
Information Resources, a global company specialized in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the appointment of Paul Hinds to the newly created position of Senior Vice-President (SVP), International Retail Solutions.
Barry Chamberlain has been promoted to President of Sales of CBS Studios International. He will report to Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group. Chamberlain will be in charge of the international distribution of the Group in all platforms (digital, cable, video on-demand, etc.) The executive will be also in charge of the content of CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News.
Michael Barrett, most recently the chief revenue officer at Yahoo, has been named the new CEO of Millennial Media. Marissa Mayer ousted Barrett soon after she took over as Yahoo CEO, replacing him with Henrique de Castro, whose Yahoo tenure ended abruptly two weeks ago. Barrett will be replacing Paul Palmieri, the company’s founder, who has also resigned from its board of directors. Palmieri will join New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as venture advisor focused on technology out of its Chevy Chase, Maryland office.
Alex Lekikh is the new CEO of Mullen, replacing Joe Grimaldi. Ad Age reports that Lekikh will move from president to CEO at the Boston-based Interpublic Group of Cos. shop. Grimaldi will stay on as chairman for the next two years. He has been with Mullen for 31 years and became CEO 14 years ago, when the company was purchased by IPG.
Wunderman has hired Marcus Reynolds as a strategy director. He will lead strategy on the Microsoft and Jaguar accounts, reporting into CSO Richard Dunn. Reynolds was most recently global digital strategy director at Ogilvy & Mather, leading digital strategy across Philips’ consumer portfolio.