APCO Worldwide has brought on Simone Ceruti as senior director, based in its Milan office. Ceruti joins APCO from BOLDT, a global strategic counseling company based in Brussels, where he was a partner. He has also held senior corporate roles at Danone and Zambon in Brussels and Milan, focused on external stakeholder relationships and advocacy across multiple sectors. In 2018, Ceruti launched Digital Together, a think tank that represents the voice of digitally-active citizens in the EU. “Simone’s international and compelling track record in navigating complex business challenges for leading multinational companies, especially in the consumer goods and technology industry, will help further reinforce our position in the market,” said APCO managing director, Italy, Paolo Compostella.
Shipt, a grocery delivery service owned by Target, has hired Molly Snyder as its first chief communications officer. Snyder was with Target from 2011 to 2016, serving in several senior communications positions. She comes to Shipt from U.S. Bank, where she was senior vice president, public affairs & communications. Before that Snyder was vice president, communications at hospital and health care company Optum. At Shipt, she has responsibility for external and internal communications for the company, including media relations, executive communications and internal communications across the enterprise.
North Square Investments has named Martin Gawne head of marketing. Gawne comes to North Square from Ariel Investments, where he was vice president and director of external communications. He has also held senior marketing and communications positions with Adams Street Partners, Aviva Investors Americas, and William Blair & Company. "Martin will be responsible for all aspects of marketing North Square and our investment products, including strategic marketing plans, product marketing, digital assets, thought leadership, executive and corporate communications, brand management and team development," said North Square head of distribution Phil Callahan.