Performance marketing people: ClubMed welcomes new marketing boss, Brewdog promotes CMO

Our final round-up of industry moves of the year sees a new Marketing Director at a leading travel operator, while a London-based agency welcomes the face to lead its new programmatic specialism.

Richard De Villa has joined travel operator Club Med as Marketing Director, UK and Nordics. De Villa has previously spent almost six years at Malaysian Airlines, where he was most recently Head of Marketing, UK and Europe, and prior to that spent almost 11 years at the Philippines Embassy’s Department of Tourism. 

Jessica Tamsedge has joined Dentsu Creative as its UK CEO. Tamsedge was previously Chief Client Officer at McCann UK & Europe, where she was promoted from London MD at the start of this year.

Jo Kinsella is stepping down from her role as President at InnovidXP to explore new opportunities.

Brewdog has promoted Lauren Carrol to Chief Marketing Officer. Carrol has been with Brewdog for more than four years, most recently as Brand and Marketing Director before taking on her new role.

Publisher tech firm Total Media Solutions has welcomed Tim Preston as VP Sales and Business Development, EMEA. Preston has previously held managerial roles at AOL, DoubleClick and OpenX.

Adtech company TripleLift has named Sonja Kristiansen as its new Chief Business Officer. Kristiansen has 15 years of experience in digital media leading strategy, partnerships and revenue teams. She first joined TripleLift in 2016 but prior to her time there she led publisher development at ad tech startup Virool and served in a number of roles with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks.

Multichannel marketing activation business Team ITG has appointed Ross Macdonald as Head of M&A. Macdonald has previously held senior positions overseeing mergers and acquisitions at e-commerce company Heroes and M&A specialists WY Partners.

Go Inspire has welcomed Becky Sherwin as its new Client Development Director in its Customer Experience division. Sherwin joins from Abacus, where she was Account Director and has also served at Acxiom, Transactis and GBG.

Nottingham and London-based digital marketing agency, Impression has ended 2022 has welcomed two new senior hires. Harriet Howarth, previously Programmatic Lead at Merkle, has been appointed to develop and grow Impression’s new Programmatic Advertising specialism. Ellen Melhuish joins as the agency’s first learning and development specialist with previous experience at Frontiers Media, The Prince's Trust and Oxfam.

Martin Beauchamp has joined Reprise as its first Chief Product Officer. Beauchamp was formerly Head of Data Strategy and Ad Tech at Wavemaker.

SaaS data collaboration platform Optable has appointed Simon Theakston as Senior Director of Solutions Consulting and Brad Jeffrey as VP, North America Sales. Theakston was formerly Head of Digital Operations at iProspect, Senior Solutions Engineer at BlueKai and global DMP Lead at Oracle. Jeffrey was previously Managing Director, Canada at Index Exchange. 

Mike Beukes has joined Boldspace as Executive Creative Director. Beukes has over 20 years’ experience and has worked at agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA, Publicis, Engine, and JWT.

DDB Sydney has appointed Mike Sinclair as its new Head of Brand Performance. Sinclair has previously held director level roles at Optus, M&C Saatchi Australia and Droga5.

Botify, the software provider for performance-driven organic search, has announced that Vincent Gonnot has joined as Vice President of Sales Central/South EMEA and Steve Sadove has joined as an advisor.