8 Key Marketing Hires From the Week of May 25, 2020


Bringing you a roundup of the latest People News from Pearson, Kahoot!, Udacity, UMass Amherst, New Relic, Concora, Demandbase, and Ogury. Five big CMO hires and more from May 25 to May 29, 2020.

Pearson Promotes Alexa Christon to Chief Marketing Officer

PearsonOpens a new window , the learning company, has promoted Alexa Christon to chief marketing officer, who will be reporting to chief corporate affairs officer, Deirdre Latour. By appointing Christon as CMO, the company can now focus on building direct, lifetime relationship with learners around the world, while enhancing their partnership with other learning institutions.

Kahoot! Appoints Lars Erik GRønntun as COO and CMO

KahootOpens a new window ! has hired Lars Erik Grønntun in the new combined role of chief operating officer and chief marketing officer. Grønntun will manage the company’s operational agenda as well as develop Kahoot!’s global communications strategy, starting from June 1, 2020.

Udacity Hires Kenny Kim as Chief Marketing Officer

UdacityOpens a new window , the online learning platform that trains the workforce for careers of the future, has appointed Kenny Kim as its new chief marketing officer. Kim will look after the company’s continued efforts to raise awareness of the skilling capabilities that Udacity offers to professionals around the globe.

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Claudia Donald Named Interim CMO of UMass Amherst

Claudia Donald, executive director of digital marketing and online communications, has been named interim chief marketing officer at UMass AmherstOpens a new window . Donald will oversee the Marcom Group, which provides a strategic suite of centralized services that handle all aspects of marketing and related communication including branding, advertising, design, writing, marketing, web services, analytics, and program-oriented social media.

Seema Kumar Joins New Relic as Chief Marketing Officer

New Relic, IncOpens a new window ., the comprehensive cloud-based observability platform, appointed Seema Kumar as chief marketing officer. Kumar will be reporting to the president and chief operating officer, Michael Christenson, and will be responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy and operations.

Concora Promotes Phil Gerolstein to VP of Sales

ConcoraOpens a new window , developer of the digital experience platform announced the promotion of Phil Gerolstein to vice president of sales. Kip Rapp, Concora CEO, commented, “We are excited to have Phil move into this senior executive role as Concora’s VP of Sales, where he will be expanding the sales team, as well as developing Concora’s channel and partner sales programs.”

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Demandbase Appoints Supreet Oberoi as Senior VP of Engineering

DemandbaseOpens a new window , the account-based marketing platform, appointed Supreet Oberoi for the role of senior vice president of engineering and to the leadership team. His extensive experience will help extend Demandbase’s product and innovation leadership. “As a dynamic engineering leader, Supreet is a great addition to an already strong management team,” said Gabe Rogol, chief executive officer, Demandbase.

Ogury Hires Antoine Barbier as Senior Vice President of Product

OguryOpens a new window , the advertising engine driven by user choice, has appointed Antoine Barbier as senior vice president, product. In this role, Barbier will be responsible for scaling Ogury’s product team and leading the company’s product development across the globe.