Travel Ad Network Elevates Brian Silver to President-CEO

Also on the Move: Steven Gellman, Shawn Kernes, Robert Harwood-Matthews

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Brian Silver
Brian Silver
The Travel Ad Network has promoted Brian Silver to president-CEO from president-chief operating officer. Before joining the company in 2007, Mr. Silver was chief operating officer for Didit Search Marketing and VP-operations for IAC Advertising (the advertising-solutions and -sales division of Ask Jeeves). He also was VP-general manager of MaxOnline, which he joined in 2002 after helping facilitate the merger of DoubleClick Media and interactive-advertising firm L90.

Steven Gellman joined the Los Angeles Times Media Group as publisher of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. He has previously held executive positions with lifestyle and industry brands including The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine and BAM, the California music magazine, where he began his more than 20-year media career. Mr. Gellman comes to LA as the publication marks its first anniversary.

Cash4Gold has added Shawn Kernes as chief technology officer. He was most recently director-product development customer support at eBay, and before that served as VP-chief technology officer at StubHub. Mr. Kernes will oversee the development and implementation of technology strategies, engineering and technical operations at Cash4Gold.

Omnicom Media's PHD named Robert Harwood-Matthews exec VP of PHD West and managing director of its Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Mr. Harwood-Matthews comes to PHD from TBWA, where he was most recently global managing director of Infiniti, heading an integrated unit for luxury brands in its Los Angeles office. Before that he was CEO of TBWA, Manchester, U.K.

Digital-media-buying platform MediaMath announced two executive hires: Steven Kaufman was named exec VP-account services and Richard Greenberg was named VP-marketing. Mr. Kaufman joins MediaMath from Digitas, where he spent 10 years leading its New York media team and global search-engine-marketing practice. Mr. Greenberg was formerly a partner at Rosetta and spent five years in brand management at Procter & Gamble and Unilever.

Mercury Media has elevated Daniel Diamond to VP-East Coast operations from VP-media supervisor. Mr. Diamond joined Mercury Media in 1991 and went on to hold various leadership positions in the agency's media department, including traffic manager, media software manager and senior media research analyst.

CBX appointed Kieran Jason Hackett to the new position of senior VP-brand activation. Mr. Hackett comes to the strategic-branding firm from design and architecture firm the Rockwell Group, where he was most recently studio leader, in charge of the company's brand-activation capability.

Entertainment-marketing agency Trailer Park hired Curt Doty as exec VP of its new "advanced content" group, which combines its Blu-ray and DVD business sectors. For the past five years, Mr. Doty was VP-creative services at Universal Studios Home Entertainment, where he led campaigns for movies such as "Curious George," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Shrek 2." He has also been responsible for the creative and technology development for Blu-ray.

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