Comings & Goings: November 2016
GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, United Kingdom
Emma Walmsley was named GSK CEO designate. She will succeed Andrew Witty as GSK CEO when he retires in March 2017.
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
Gerry D’Angelo recently joined the company to serve in the newly created role of global media director. He joins the company from Mondelez International, where he served as the manufacturer’s top European media executive.
Ahold Delhaize, Zaandam, the Netherlands
Delhaize America chief operating officer Kevin Holt is succeeding James McCann as Ahold USA COO. Moving into non-executive, advisory roles, McCann will remain available through April 30, 2017, to ease in the transition. McCann joined Ahold in 2011 as chief commercial officer and assumed COO responsibilities two years later. Holt was hired as executive vice president of Delhaize Group and chief executive officer of Delhaize America in 2014.
Lands’ End Inc., Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Federica Marchionni stepped down as the apparel retailer’s chief executive officer. Chief merchandising and design officer Joseph Boitano and chief operating and financial officer James Gooch have been named co-interim CEOs.
Overstock.com, Salt Lake City
The online retailer has named Vidya Jwala senior vice president of demand fulfillment. He will be responsible for overseeing Overstock.com’s sourcing, merchandising, supply chain and customer-care businesses. Jwala joins the company from Walmart, where he served as VP of merchandising and operations.
Staples, Framingham, Massachusetts
The retailer has named veteran employee Shira Goodman president and chief executive officer after she completed a three-month interim run in the top role.
Jason Goldberger has left his post as chief digital officer and president of Target.com. Goldberger’s responsibilities will be divided up between CIO Mike McNamara and CMO Mike Triton.
Dafna Gabel joins the company as head of analytics and head of personalization solution. She joins the company from Catalina, where she served as executive director, global marketing performance head. She has also previously held key consumer insights, strategy and analytic leadership roles at Nestle and Kraft.
GroupM, New York
The company named Kelly Clark as global chief executive officer. Clark most recently served as the CEO of GroupM in North America from 2012 to 2015.
Sticky, New York
Nitin Gupta has joined the company as Sticky’s first chief business officer. In his new role, Gupta will focus on leveraging Sticky’s core platform to build partnerships and scale revenue as the company enters an aggressive growth phase.
Theory House, Charlotte, North Carolina
The agency named Belle Rape account supervisor and Frederic Carpenter creative director. Both will report directly to agency president Jim Cusson and managing partner Jared Meisel and work across all of the agency’s domestic and international clients.
Visual Marketing, Chicago
Dan Harrington has joined the company as national accounts director. In this role, Harrington’s primary responsibility will be to secure new business opportunities for the company.
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