More NewsExecs & Accounts for Monday, April 14, 2008

Execs & Accounts for Monday, April 14, 2008

Head of Washington Post Interactive resigns; R/GA opens a San Francisco office; Todd Sims leaves Business.com for start-up Gigya.

In May R/GA recruited Mauro Cavalletti to run its new San Francisco office. Cavalletti, named executive creative director, returns to R/GA after leaving in 2005 to work at Organic and AKQA. The office opens in mid-May.

Washington Post Interactive CEO nd Publisher Caroline Little resigned from the paper on Friday. Little was with the Washington Post for 11 years. No word was given on where Little will go, or if there’s a replacement.

Business.com vet Todd Sims joined widget and social media start-up Gigya. Sims will be Gigya’s EVP of corporate and business development and will work from Santa Monica, CA, for the Palo Alto-based company. At Business.com he was VP of corporate development and VP of sales prior to that.

The Direct Marketing Association named John Horan SVP and chief financial officer. Horan joined the DMA from temporary staffing firm Ablest, where he was VP and CFO.

Matthew Schulte joined Glam Media as VP, Eastern region sales. Based in New York, Shulte will oversee sales in the Eastern region. He previously led national sales at NBC Universal’s iVillage. Schulte replaces Jack Rotolo, who’s now Glam Style’s VP and general manager.

BabyCenter researcher Jessica Lilie joins the computer set at PC World and Macworld. Lillie was named VP of strategic intelligence, a newly-created position, where she will lead market research efforts for both magazines’ online and offline platforms to inform technology marketers. At BabyCenter she was VP of consumer insights and market intelligence where she developed research and insight practices.

Cellfire is circulating mobile coupons for McDonalds in Utah. Customers can redeem coupons for a free iced coffee during April.

Avis signed a deal with Cellpoint Mobile. Cellpoint will provide reservation confirmation and feedback through SMS messaging.

Ronning Lipset Radio recruited sales execs from Yahoo Music and XM Satellite Radio. Angie May Cook, director of sales in the Midwest region, left Yahoo Music, where she was music sales specialist, and will be based in Chicago. Dana Detlefson, director of sales in the Southwest region, will be based in Los Angeles. She spent three years at XM Satellite Radio, and also worked at Carat before that.

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