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People on the Move, including new hires at Xbox, Mediahub, Quartz and more


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 23, 2021 | 5 min read

​Another week another wave of senior appointments and departures at brands, agencies and media owners. Check out our global round-up of who is moving where (any why it matters) below, then head over to our People on the Move hub to see who else has been moving up the career ladder.

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Over the past seven days, we’ve seen hires and exits at Xbox, Mediahub and Quartz

Over the past seven days, we’ve seen hires and exits at Xbox, Reddit, Mediahub, Deloitte Digital, Quartz and more.

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GoDaddy Australia has announced the appointment of startup founder Tamara Oppen as its new Australian managing director. Seeking to make Australia one of the best places in the world to start and scale an online business, Oppen will lead local operations as GoDaddy seeks to support the SMB ecosystem through product innovation, education and industry-leading customer support.

Reddit has welcomed Laura Nestler as its new vice-president of community. In her role, Nestler will lead Reddit’s community operations team, where she’ll be responsible for defining the international community strategy, driving key initiatives for community development, evolving Reddit’s community governance model and transitioning the team into a global organization.

Xbox has hired a new director of global partnerships in Marcos Waltenberg. Waltenberg is now leading a team of marketers and partners on Xbox’s mission to earn fans and grow brand affinity through culturally relevant and engaging partnerships with brands and talent.


Global media agency Mediahub – part of Interpublic Group – has announced a suite of US leadership elevations into new roles following triple-digit growth in the last five years. The moves include Sean Corcoran to the role of chief executive officer; Jade Watts to chief media officer; Carrie Drinkwater to the role of chief investment officer; Laurel Boyd taking on the chief creative media officer position; Jackie Stasi as chief client officer and Shea Kelly taking over Stasi’s former role as executive director for Boston.

Joanna Wells, formerly Viacom’s global vice-president for digital content, youth and entertainment, and Jane Wilson, formerly managing director of brand and reputation at Engine, have launched a new integrated communications agency called JW Squared. Combining expertise in corporate communication, public relations and digital content strategy, JW Squared aims to help clients rethink their communication, content and culture in a digital world.

Deloitte Digital announced that award-winning creative executive Leslie Sims has joined the team as US chief creative officer. Sims will serve as a central creative leader for all of Deloitte Digital, driving the connection between creativity and consulting in order to elevate the human experience, create business impact and improve society and the planet.

DNA has expanded its media capabilities and is growing its leadership with the hire of former Wieden + Kennedy media veteran Alex Dobson. Dobson is joining the 22-year-old independent agency as director of media – a new senior leadership role at the agency.

Digital advertising agency Criteo has appointed Rachel Scheel as its first senior vice-president of global diversity and inclusion. Alongside the appointment of Scheel will be a dedicated pay parity action plan, underlining the ongoing commitment to champion an inclusive and diverse workplace.


Quartz has announced the hiring of Bob Maund as its new vice-president of partnerships. Joining Quartz from Bloomberg LP, Maund will be responsible for achieving the media company’s global revenue target and informing their go-to-market advertising strategy.

Fundamental Media has revealed that Alex Page has been promoted to head up its business in APAC. As head of APAC, he will be responsible for key projects including accelerating digital innovation, growth, client development and improving network management and communications.

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