Mother has tapped Susan Holden as chief financial officer of its New York office. Ms. Holden comes to Mother from The Barbarian Group, where she helped engineer its sale to Cheil Worldwide and focused on digital agency work for Samsung, Bloomberg and GE. Her career began in New York at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and she went on to be controller for Paramount Pictures International in Amsterdam, where she headed the Paramount offices in France, Germany, Italy and Holland, and then was VP-controller at Price Communications Corporation. In 1993, Ms. Holden co-founded Curious Pictures, where she served as managing partner, executive producer and CFO. While at Curious, she also served as CFO of sister companies Chelsea Pictures and advertising boutique DCODE.
The Timex Group B.V. has appointed Stephen George as senior VP-chief marketing officer. Mr. George joins Timex Group from Silvermine Ventures LLC, a consulting firm he founded and dedicated to the development of strategic marketing and product innovation capabilities for small and mid-sized technology firms. Prior to that, he was director-global marketing operations for Samsung Electronics, where he was responsible for new-product development and strategic marketing activities for the company worldwide. He has also held marketing leadership roles with companies including Philips Electronics (Norelco), Gillette and Procter & Gamble.
Craig Conrad has joined Doner as exec VP-brand leader. In this position, he will be responsible for directing the strategy development and daily operations on the agency's Chrysler account and will play a role in the agency's business development efforts. Mr. Conrad most recently was at Campbell-Ewald, Warren, Mich., where he was director-marketing and account development. In addition to his business development experience, Mr. Conrad also has a strong automotive background, having spent 12 years on the Chevrolet account at Campbell-Ewald.
Scott Kinzie has been named chief marketing officer of BabyCenter. Prior to joining BabyCenter, he served as senior VP-marketing and product strategy for Public Engines, where he led the marketing launch of Neighborhood Central, a social utility that connects communities, law enforcement agencies and businesses to make their communities safer. Before Public Engines, Mr. Kinzie served as VP-marketing for Gaia Interactive, a teen avatar-based social gaming and community site.
Mary Perhach has been hired as chief communications officer of McCann Worldgroup. She joins the agency after a 14-year tenure with Euro RSCG, New York, where she simultaneously held the position of chief communications officer and North American global brand director for Heineken and Dos Equis. In addition to overseeing the conception and launch of the "Most Interesting Man in the World" campaign, Ms. Perhach further expanded the agency's relationship with Heineken USA by leading the pitch to win the Heineken and Heineken Light business. At Euro, she also handled account management and client relations for a wide range of brands including MCI, New Balance, Home Shopping Network, Unilever, Texaco, L'Oreal and Polaroid.
Telemundo Networks sales executive Craig A. Geller has left the company to head up bicultural network Sí TV's on-air and digital ad sales as senior VP-advertising sales. Mr. Geller joined Telemundo in 1995 and was most recently senior VP-network and digital sales for Telemundo Networks. During his time as Telemundo's New York sales manager/VP-network sales from 1995-2000, he created the networks's first-ever upfront sales initiative.
Allen Brooks has joined GMR Marketing as VP-international client management. He will serve as the agency's co-lead on the Procter & Gamble Olympic marketing account, overseeing GMR's international Olympic account teams and host-city marketing activation. Mr. Brooks has more than 16 years of experience in the areas of Olympic-related marketing and project management. Prior to joining GMR, he was VP-Olympic marketing for SportsMark Management Group. He opened and managed the agency's Vancouver office, which provided support to the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee, and managed nine Vancouver Olympics-related client programs. He was also involved in strategic consulting and new-business development related to the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London. Prior to SportsMark, Mr. Brooks served as the in-country lead for the International Olympic Committee.
Campbell Soup Co. has promoted Andrew Brennan to VP-global strategy, advertising and design. Mr. Brennan, formerly VP-general manager, U.S. soup, replaces Maureen Linder, who was appointed senior VP-fresh and frozen bakery, Pepperidge Farm, although Brennan will take on the additional strategy role. Mr. Brennan joined Campbell's in 2003 and has held a number of roles at the company, including overseeing business units in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.