Jae Goodman, formerly of Leagas Delaney/San Francisco, has joined Hal Riney & Partners as senior VP-group creative director. ... Rafael Ramirez, formerly VP-creative director Publicis Sanchez & Levitan in Los Angeles, has joined L.A.-based Hispanic agency Castells & Asociados Advertising as executive creative director. ... Cynthia McVicker, formerly a freelance recruiter at J. Walter Thompson/Chicago, has joined FCB/Chicago in the role of creative recruiter. ... Sharon Katz, formerly of Modem Media, has joined ESPN in the new role of media strategist. ... Josh Byrnes, Teddy Kumpel, David Mann and Jamie Meyerson have all joined New York music house Thwak! as composers, producers and performers.