On The Move – Weekly roundup
September 30, 2013 | Kristin Laird | Comments
Leo Burnett and Harbinger each add three new members to their teams. Juice Mobile adds one.
A recap of who’s headed where in Canadian marketing and communications.
JEFF VERMEERSCH joined Zulu Alpha Kilo in the newly-created senior role of creative technology director. Vermeersch was previously with Proximity BBDO. During his career he has worked on digital-first campaigns for a range of clients including Skittles, M&Ms, Mini, WestJet, Heineken, Doritos and Visa.
Juice Mobile hired SYLVIE ROBITAILLE as director of sales for Quebec. In this role, Robitaille will be responsible for growing and developing sales in the Quebec region, which also includes Ottawa and the eastern provinces. Robitaille was most recently manager, media sales for Bell Media.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation appointed KYLE WINTERS to the newly-created position of vice-president, corporate partnerships. Winters spent the last three years as executive director, corporate and foundation relations at the University of Toronto. He graduated from the university in 2008 with an MBA in business.
YUSONG ZHANG, RICA ECKERSLEY and ADAM THUR joined Leo Burnett’s creative department. Zhang joined as an art director from Grey Canada where he held the same title. Long-time creative partners, Eckersley and Thur, joined as senior copywriter and senior art director, respectively.
Harbinger added three new members to its team. LAURIE HALL joined as senior strategist and earned media specialist, SARA COOK joined as director of program implementation, while KAVI GUPPTA joined as senior social media strategist.
SNC-Lavalin appointed ERIK RYAN to the newly-created position of executive vice-president of marketing, strategy and external relations. Previously Ryan served as senior vice-president communications and external affairs at Rio Tinto Alcan. He starts his new position Nov. 1.
GMR Marketing named CHRISTOPHER GRIMSTON, a former partner and vice-president, creative at The Hive, as its new vice-president, strategic partnerships. Grimston, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, will be based out of the agency’s Toronto office.
ROB DODDS has been made sales director, Canada at Turn.
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