Execs & Accounts for July 2, 2007

LinkedIn named Anil Khatri as VP of engineering. Khatri was VP of engineering for advertising systems at Yahoo prior to joining the professional networking site. LinkedIn also promoted co-founder Jean-Luc Vaillant to CTO.

Abacus hired Ian Hitt as the managing director of its UK office. The database and data services provider, recently acquired by Epsilon, hired Hitt from his position as sales director at Identex.

Centro hired two regional sales managers. The online local media buying firm named Morgan McGraw SW regional sales manager and Kristoffer Carter as a regional sales manager.

ScanScout hired two execs. The locally-targeted video ad firm named Margenett Moore director, account management and Anil Podduturi as director, business operations.

CheetahMail appointed Steve Lomax as European managing director. The online marketing services provider hired Lomax from ClarityBlue, where he held the position of managing partner. ClarityBlue and CheetahMail are owned by Experian.

SideStep appointed Tim Simmonds as director of business development. The travel search company hired Simmonds from lastminute.com where he was holidays and cruise manager, and international business development manager.

Brazil’s Gazeta Mercantil chose CheckM8’s AdVantage technology. The Brazilian financial news site will use CheckM8 for its ad serving and rich media technology.

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