Scott Litman and Dan Mallin, founders of the interactive firm that eventually became connect@jwt, are departing to pursue a new venture. Since launching Imaginet in the early ’90s, Litman and Mallin presided over the firm’s sale to 3M’s Imation, its later spin-off, and its eventual purchase by WPP Group. John Doyle succeeds the two, who would not share details of their next undertaking.
Moxie Interactive promoted Joel Lunenfeld to VP of media services. Previously director of media services, he also held media planning and management posts with 360i.com and Xceed.
Silverpop VP of Operations Kevin George jumped to competing email services provider Quris. As COO, he’ll lead all technology and operations.
Search and desktop marketer eXact Advertising hired Bryan Wiener as president and COO, and Scott Levine as CFO. Wiener was most recently president of Net2Phone Global Services LLC. Earlier management experience includes stints at Theglobe.com and Standard and Poor’s.
Levine joins from iVillage, where as CFO he led the publisher’s restructuring.
Jaimee Newberry joined interactive shop eatdrink as a project manager, overseeing all key deployments. Newberry was senior Web designer for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Web services department. She’ll be based in Las Vegas.
United Virtualities promoted Scott Kurttila from business development manager to head of business development. Kurttila is based out of UV’s New York offices.
iKnowtion promoted Marcy Riordan to VP of consulting services. She joined the company in 2000.
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