Craig A. Geller


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6e13e4a8aff0a7052e2b43b2568d72b7_400x400Variety Latino has announced the addition of Yoselin Acevedo as Managing Editor. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Acevedo will oversee the site’s editorial direction and staff management. Acevedo comes from People en Español.com, where she was Deputy Executive Digital Editor.In addition to her editorial duties, Acevedo will also work directly with Marcus Reynaga, Head of Digital Sales, to provide solid editorial offerings and ensure continued traffic & revenue stream growth.

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 has been appointed as Director of Strategy of New Business at Rabinovici & Associates, a South Florida Advertising and Integrated Marketing Agencies. He will report directly to Ester Rabinovici, Principal officer of the agency. His broad experience in media, publishing and business development will be the key to expand the global network of clients the agency has acquired succesfully during the past 15 years. Prior to joining this firm, Chala worked for Latin Trade Group, Televisa Publishing and BrandInk Media in Puerto Rico.

Vice Media has hired a former Discovery Communications executive to oversee the youth-focused media group’s international expansion, including a push into television.James Rosenstock has joined the Brooklyn-based company as executive vice-president for international and corporate development. At Discovery he oversaw a US$3bn portfolio of international deals, including the US TV company’s acquisitions of Eurosport and SBS Nordic. Mr Rosenstock also worked at Sony and Credit Suisse.


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descargaUnited Continental Holdings, Inc. has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. Munoz has worked for brands like AT&T, Pepsico and The Coca-Cola Company. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation. Munoz also served as a director at CSX. He has served on the board of directors for United Continental Holdings, Inc. since 2010 and served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. since 2004.

Meyer PicThe board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors.




descarga (1)The company also announced that Jeff Smisek has stepped down from his roles as chairman, president and chief executive officer, and as a director.

These changes are effective immediately.



Craig_GellerAzteca America has appointed Craig A. Geller to Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital, effective immediately. Geller will report to Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America, and will be based in New York. He succeeds Court Stroud.Read more.



17321_1Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM, is no longer involved in the day-to-day of Common Ground / MGS.Commonground/MGS is a holding company begun by Al Garcia-Serra, chairman and co-founder of MGSCOMM, Miami; Ahmad Islam, co-founder and managing partner of commonground, Chicago; Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM; Manny Vidal, president and CEO of The Vidal Partnership, New York; and Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of Commonground, Hispanic PR Blog reported.



bio1039Irene Oria, a special counsel in the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s Miami office, has been elected National Finance Director for The Hispanic National Bar Association.Ms. Oria was sworn in for the one-year term of National Finance Director during HNBA’s annual convention September 2 – 5 in Boston.In the position of National Finance Director, Ms. Oria chairs one of the organization’s most important committees.  Ms. Oria has more than 10 years of experience in complex commercial business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.  She has represented domestic and international public and private companies in contract-related and business tort disputes, and has recently focused on Securities and Financial Services litigation, including nationwide class and multi-district litigation.Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Oria was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, Civil Division. Ms. Oria earned her J.D. from Cornell University Law School, where she was managing editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received her B.A. from Columbia University.

What: Azteca America has announced the appointment of Craig A. Geller to Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital, effective immediately.
Why it matters: Geller will report to Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America, and will be based in New York. He succeeds Court Stroud.

descargaCraig_GellerAzteca America has announced the appointment of Craig A. Geller to Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital, effective immediately. Geller will report to Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America, and will be based in New York. He succeeds Court Stroud.

In this role, Geller will be responsible for overseeing advertising sales across Azteca America’s national network, as well as digital partnerships between the network and its advertisers and clients. With an ever-changing marketplace and the need to connect with Azteca’s highly coveted viewers, Geller will bring a fresh approach to the network’s go-to market strategy by leveraging original Azteca content and the Liga MX franchise to create tailored multi-platform engagements for brand partners.

From 2011-2014, Geller was at NUVOtv, where he was Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and Integrated Marketing. At NUVOtv, he was integral in the brand transformation from SiTV to NUVOtv and responsible for changing the revenue model from an unrated cost per spot channel to Nielsen-rated CPM network. During his tenure, the network’s client base and ad revenue grew dramatically as a result of his creativity and approach to brands’ needs.

Prior to NUVOtv, Geller served as Senior Vice President, Network and Digital Sales at NBCU Telemundo. He began at the network in 1995 as New York Sales Manager and Vice President as part of the team that took the company out of bankruptcy. In November of 2000, he was elevated to the SVP Network and Digital Sales role where he was one of the integration leads on the sale from SONY Pictures Entertainment to NBC. Geller also was responsible for creating several marquee partnerships, including Billboard, the NFL and managing the first digital joint venture with Yahoo.com, which became YahooTelemundo.com.

Before joining Telemundo, Geller was an account executive/sales manager for National Cable Advertising (now NCC Media), where he managed and led one of the firm’s New York sales teams from 1992-1995. He began his career as a sales representative for Procter & Gamble. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in marketing and economics.

“Craig brings a stellar track record of success and relationships in network advertising and digital sales,” said Abud. “His expansive marketplace expertise and knowledge combined with his strong connections to the key decision makers on the client and agency side will be instrumental in leading our sales teams to drive sustained growth and new business opportunities for Azteca America.”

“Azteca America is doing tremendous work on behalf of its clients and partners. We have exciting primetime programming in the pipeline and soccer franchises that continue to deliver audience growth. There are endless opportunities to create customized and comprehensive solutions for our clients that connect with the U.S. Hispanic audience across multiple touch points and continue to grow our business. We will be the channel clients and brands will think of when they want to reach a highly engaged viewer on any platform,” said Geller. ​”I am honored to join Manuel and his team at this incredible time in our business.”

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