Ken Saunders


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descargaU.S. Hispanic agency LatinWorks has promoted Christy Kranik, LatinWorks’ long-time SVP and managing director, as EVP and general manager to run the entire agency.She will replace former CEO Sergio Alcocer. LatinWorks’ creative and planning departments will report to her. Prior to Latinworks she spent five years on the client side at Dell, where she was senior advertising manager, global brand strategy.


garcia_gabriel2Gabriel Garcia, currently VP-group creative director, will take over the creative department as the new executive creative director.Mr. Garcia joined LatinWorks in 2008. Before that, he was a creative at another Omnicom Hispanic shop, Dieste.



0ebc788Ronald Mendez is the new Managing Partner, Multicultural Lead at MediaCom.Prior to Mediacom, Mendez was Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development at Starlite Media.He also worked at Havas Media and MV42.




descargaLaura Breines was named VP and director of client services  at digital agency Big Spaceship . She was most recently VP, marketing at digital agency Huge. Prior to that she was an account director at AKQA.



35920cdBig Spaceship has also appointed Duncan Snowden to VP, strategy.  Snowden was most recently group strategy director. Prior to that he was a communications planning director at MediaCom.



descarga (1)Joe Saracino has been promoted to president of Erwin Penland, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Joe Erwin, who is stepping down from his post at the agency he co-founded some 30 years ago. Saracino was most recently chief client officer and CMO at the agency. Prior to joining Erwin Penland in 2011, Saracino spent 15 years at Verizon, rising to VP, marketing communications.


dave2-750xx515-685-67-0Pizza Hut has named David Timm as chief marketing officer of its U.S. unit.Mr. Timm started in the role last week.Mr. Timm most recently served as CMO of KFC in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Sizmek Inc., a global open ad management company that delivers multiscreen campaigns, has announced changes to its organizational structure.The sales organization will be separated and Sizmek will have separate teams focused on two major global regions, one for the Americas and another servicing everything outside the Americas, or Rest of World.  The head of each region will report directly to Neil Nguyen, CEO and President of Sizmek.

descarga (12)Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities effective November 30, 2015.



Canaan Schalde-Zink, currently VP of the Americas, will assume leadership of that group.



descarga (13)Andrew Bloom, currently Global VP Product Sales will assume the role of interim VP, International Sales while the Company conducts a search to identify a highly experienced executive to fill the position for the Rest of World.



descarga (14)Ken Saunders will assume responsibility for Administration, HR and Legal as part of the change to further streamline the reporting structure and  achieve cost management goals.

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Madelin Bosakewich has left Televisa Publishing and Digital.

1276b_Neil-Nguyen_150Sizmek Inc.has announced that Neil Nguyen, the Company’s CEO and President, will lead the sales organization, effective immediately.



35764a0The Company has further announced that Ken Saunders has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Sizmek, effective October 7, 2014. Saunders brings to the role extensive financial experience with technology companies, including positions with Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), Peregrine Systems, Inc.,Open Solutions (now FISERV) and Bazaarvoice, Inc., among others.


descarga (4)Sizmek has also announced that Andy Ellenthal, Executive Vice President – Global Sales, will be leaving the Company.



descargaMondelez International has announced that Brian Gladden, 49, is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Dec. 1. He will succeed David Brearton, 53, who will assume a new role that focuses primarily on the establishment and launch of the joint venture with D.E Master Blenders 1753 to form Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Both Gladden and Brearton will report to Mondelez International Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

management_breartonBrearton will remain CFO through Dec. 1. Brearton has been CFO of Mondelez International since it was launched in 2012. He was named CFO of Kraft Foods Inc. the prior year and helped to lead its successful division into two separate companies. Brearton began his career with the company in 1984 in his native Canada. Before being named CFO, he held a series of senior finance roles, including SVP, Finance at Kraft Foods International, and Corporate Controller.

bgGladden’s first day at Mondelez International will be October 13, and he will work closely with Brearton.Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Dell, Inc., the Texas-based technology company. Previously, he was the president and CEO of SABIC Innovative Plastics, the successor company to General Electric Company’s Plastics business, after spending almost 20 years in senior financial and operational positions at GE.


Javier_SaraleguiFormer Galavision and Univision.com President Javier Saralegui has been named Strategic Advisor at DirecToHispanic.




descarga (5)Casanova Pendrill (CP) has announced the hiring of several senior employees:




eu.Alejandro_Ortiz570_14Alejandro Ortiz to Vice President has been promoted to Creative Director. Mr. Ortiz manages all creative developed by the New York office.In addition, Jonathan Jauregui was promoted to associate Creative Director, reporting to Mr. Ortiz.


168c7b6Will Pierce joined the New York office as Director Strategic Planning.



1d4053aCarla Noriega (photo) and Melissa Estevez also joined the NY ranks as Account Directors.



Patrick Alvarez as Management Supervisor.

Manuel Hoffman, Senior Copywriter is also a new hire in NY.

Kellie Davila joined the newly established Detroit office as Account Director.

3fec973Tania Garcia joined as Senior Account Executive.




200c7f2Sandra Gomez is the Agency’s new Field Director.




descarga (6)Thinking Heads has appointed Luis Gallardo CEO to turn company into thought leadership hubSince October 1st, Luis Gallardo has been established as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. For the past two years, Luis Gallardo has been acting president for consumption and brand marketing at Burson-Marsteller for EMEA, as well as Director of Global Brand Strategy at BAV Consulting, both companies in the Young & Rubicam group. From 2004 to 2012 Luis Gallardo was Global CMO at Deloitte.He holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

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