Ramon Jimenez was named Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy for MTV, VH1 and Logo. In this newly created role, Jimenez will oversee the consumer and cultural insights, strategy and social impact efforts across the networks. Jimenez joins the company from Droga5, where he was Group Strategy Director.
Snap Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is leaving his role on May 15, serving in advisory capacity through August. He’ll be replaced by Tim Stone, who led Amazon’s integration of WholeFoods.
Three promotions at UP TV: Philip Manwaring has been elevated to Chief Financial Officer & Chief Technology Officer; Reta Peery was upped to Chief Administrative & Operations Officer; and Becky Courson is now Vice President, Controller.
Initiative tapped Michael Storms to serve as its first U.S. Chief Analytics Officer. Previously, Storms was Managing Director at Hearts & Science.
BuzzFeed named Lauren Dolgen as head of BuzzFeed Studios. Most recently, Dolgen was Head of West Coast Development for Viceland.
Telemundo Station Group announced that Luis Roldan and Roberto Vizcon will lead WTMO Telemundo. Roldan has been appointed President and General Manager of WTMO, while Vizcon will lead WTMO’s newsroom as Vice President of News.
Vedia Ayvaz was named Senior Vice President, Brand Creative at Comedy Central. She joins from A+E Networks, where she was Vice President, Head of Creative for 45th & Dean.
Dick Clark Productions announced three promotions. Rika Camizianos was upped Vice President of Creative Content and Post Production, Magdalena Mango was named Vice President of Brand Strategy and Integrated Marketing, and Michael Nieporent was appointed Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Digital Strategy.
John Skipper, former President of ESPN, joined UK sports media firm Perform Group as Executive Chairman.
ICM Partners promoted Shade Grant and Courtny Catzel to Co-Heads of New York Non-Scripted Programming.
Motista expanded its executive leadership team, hiring Tim O’Sullivan as Executive Vice President of Sales and Linda Vetter as Vice President of Marketing. O’Sullivan last served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Analytic Partners, while Vetter led marketing at Yes Lifecyle Marketing.
ITV America launched new crime and investigation unit Good Caper Content, with Kathryn Vaughan taking the helm as President. In addition, ITV Entertainment appointed Alex Dundas as Executive Vice President.
Benjamin Katz was tapped as Head of Engineering and CIO of dataxu. He joins from Cinch Financial, where he was CTO.
Ingenious Media hired Will Harrison as Managing Director. He was previously COO for the Harry Potter franchise at Warner Bros.