Grey Group announced the appointment of Eduardo Maruri as the new president and CEO of the regional network, replacing Alain Groenendaal, who has been appointed president and CEO of Grey EMEA. Maruri has been part of Grey regional network for 23 years.
Sabre appointed Ricardo Carreón to the new role of vice president of Sabre Travel Network in Latin America and Caribbean.Based at the new regional headquarters, Carreón joins Sabre from NCR Corp., where he was general manager of the Caribbean and Latin America. He reports to Jay Jones, Sabre Travel Network senior vice president of the Americas.
Avaya has named Victoria Parra Marketing manager for the Southern Cone, which embraces Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. In this role, he will lead and integrate the company’s marketing strategy in the region. Parra joined Avaya in 2011.
Ricardo Flammini is the new marketing director of Ford South America. In this new role, he will be responsible for the brand marketing and product planning area.
Midios, the media agency headed by Hector Gonzalez, has recently announced the appointment of Luciana Cerra as its new account director. Cerra has more than a decade of experience as a planner and coordinator in various agencies.
Juan Bonilla has left Y&R Mexico office management to take a new career opportunity in his native Colombia. Bonilla served as CEO of Wunderman and Y&R. Wunderman Mexico’s team is working to announce soon Bonilla’s successor.
Havas Group announced a new appointment in its media agency Forward. Gabriel Pedrazzini will be general director of Telefonica Argentina account. In this new role, he will coordinate a team of 40 people who will work for the brand.
Walton Isaacson an independently held, minority owned, full-service advertising and marketing agency, has made two new appointments:
Juan Bonilla was named to the new position of Senior VP of Business Development, effective immediately.Bonilla joins Walton Isaacson from GlobalHue where he was EVP, Group Account Director on Verizon Wireless, United Airlines, Autozone, Coca-Cola and US Bank while leading global new business development.At Walton Isaacson Bonilla reports to founding partners Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson.Bonilla, whose experience extends across the telecommunications, retail, entertainment, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries, began his agency career in account management at Lowe and Partners and Cliff Freeman & Partners.His experience also includes the client side and five years at Home Box Office where he was the marketing manager, presiding over launch campaigns for iconic HBO series such as The Sopranos, Sex and the Cityand Six Feet Under.Following HBO, Bonilla spent seven years at McCann Erickson where he was VP Management Representative leading the communication efforts for a wide variety of blue-chip accounts, including Comcast-owned Versus Network, Novartis, Pfizer, Applebee’s and Coca-Cola. At McCann, he also served as SVP Group Account Director for TAG, a specialized marketing arm focused on millennials.
Alice Rivera is the new Vice president, Hispanic Marketing.In her new position, Rivera reports to Walton Isaacson partners and co-founders Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson.Read more.
HistoryMiami has announced that Ivon Rodriguez has joined the museum’s senior leadership team as the new vice president of marketing. With more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing, Rodriguez joins HistoryMiami as the museum continues to gain both local and national attention for its innovative exhibitions such as Operation Pedro Pan.Rodriguez is a Brown University graduate with a B.A. in international relations and Hispanic studies, Rodriguez received her executive MBA from IE Business School and Brown University. Rodriguez’s professional background includes working at Telemundo and Caracol, where she helped launch the telecommunications networks into new markets, as well as experience in event planning and marketing as vice president at an agency she helped found, The 360 Group, Inc.cy in an advisory position as she completes her MFA.
Univision Local Media has announced the appointment of Leonardo Ruiz to vice president, general manager of the Univision station in Salt Lake City, effective immediately. In this new role, Ruiz will oversee all aspects of station operations including Ad Sales, Marketing, News, Production and Promotions for Univision owned and operated television station, KUTH Univision 32, in Salt Lake City. Reporting to Lee Davis, executive vice president, Univision Local Media, Ruiz will continue to oversee sales for KUTH. He will also remain general manager of Univision stations in Bakersfield: KABE Univision 39, KBTF UniMás 31, and KUVI MyTV 45, a position he’s held since 2013.Ruiz has held numerous positions at Univision since 2007. Prior to joining Univision, Ruiz was the Director of Marketing for Chivas USA (Major League Soccer) from 2005-2007.
Marcelo Ferreira was named co-CEO of mobile ad platform RevMob. He will share executive management duties with Pedro Jahara, current RevMob CEO. Ferriera was most recently CEO of hellofood Brazil, part of the foodpanda, which offers online ordering and delivery of restaurant menu items. Prior to that, he was a business analyst for management consulting company A.T. Kearney.
Darren Serrao was named chief growth officer at ConAgra Foods, where he will also oversee marketing. He was most recently senior VP and chief marketing and commercial officer for Campbell’s Americas Simple Meals and Beverages division.