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Movers & Shakers: Amobee, TabMo, Nimbletank, Grey, Timico

Alex Spencer

The mobile marketing industry is ever-changing, and that applies to the people as much as the technology. Movers & Shakers is a regular feature following the hottest hires in the industry, so you can keep track of who’s joined which company, and that they’re doing there.

Amobee Adds Ford And Mukherjee To Management

Singtel-owned marketing platform Amobee has made two additions to its C-Suite, following its acquisition of Turn in February.

Katie Ford has joined Amobee as chief client officer, and Shouvick Mukherjee as chief technology officer.

Ford has 23 years of experience in the advertising industry, most recently at Publicis-owned media agency Spark Foundry, where she served as president and managing director. At Amobee, she will be responsible for driving adoption of its marketing platform among brand and agency clients.

In his role as CTO, meanwhile, Mukherjee will lead the company’s data science, engineering and technology teams. He joins from @WalmartLabs, the supermarket’s research division, where he was VP of product and engineering.

TabMo Creates Platform Operation Role For Firdos

Programmatic mobile advertising company TabMo has hired Henna Firdos, in the newly-created role of platform operations manager. 

With a CV that includes Blis and The Exchange Lab, Firdos will provide training and technical support to TabMo’s UK-based self-serve customers.

“Clients increasingly want to use our platform in-house and we are committed to ensuring they see the best possible results,” said Chris Childs, managing director at TabMo UK. “Henna brings excellent experience to the role, along with DSP knowledge gained from working with key players in the industry.”

Nimbletank adds creative director

Nimbletank has recruited Robbie Davies as creative director.

In his time at agencies including Native Design, AnalogFolk and SapientNitro, Davies has worked with the likes of Nike, Tesco, Dove, and Mars.

“In a relatively short time, Nimbletank has established itself as the leader in mobile transformation,” said Davies. “David [Skerrett] and Chris [Minas] have already built a formidable team of uniquely talented individuals. We’re in the early days oqf something special and I’m honoured to be involved in the next part of the journey.

Grey names new CEO on centenary

Marking the exact anniversary of its founding 100 years ago, WPP-owned ad agency Grey Group has appointed Michael Houston as its fifth-ever chief executive officer.

Houston joined Grey New York in 2007, as EVP, director of marketing, and has worked his way up through a number of positions, most recently global president last year.

“As global president, I've travelled the world and been inspired by the depth and breadth of talent and creativity across the Grey network,” Houston said. “I'm humbled to work among such brilliant creative minds and honoured to become CEO of this great agency brand at the height of its momentum, with vast potential ahead.”


Timico makes four senior hires

Timico, a cloud service provider which works with the likes of Ted Baker, Greene King and Jimmy Choo, has expanded its senior team.

Joining from Alternative Networks, Kirsty Johnson has been recruited as client operations director, responsible for all service desks, provisioning teams and client service teams.

Colin Riddle has been appointed to the newly-created position of head of products & services, coming to the company from Rackspace.

Martin Riley has joined Timico from Adapt in another new role, head of application development and technical strategy.

Finally, Joanne Smith has been promoted from strategic account director, to head of client service management – also newly created.