FleishmanHillard hires Jim Brunsden as senior vice president, financial services in its Brussels-EU office, effective July 1. Brunsden comes to the agency from the Financial Times, where served as EU correspondent. He was previously a financial regulation reporter for Bloomberg News. “At FleishmanHillard we endeavor to look at the world around us with an analytical eye,” said president and CEO John Saunders. “Jim Brundsden will bring a unique perspective to our clients, to our Brussels office and to the whole network around the globe."
Coalition, a cyber insurance and security provider, appoints Dylan Steele as chief marketing officer. Steele comes to Coalition from computer software company Splunk, where he most recently served as vice president, brand & marketing strategy. He was previously vice president, platform product marketing at Salesforce. At Coalition, he will oversee global marketing strategy as Coalition expands its reach and range of offerings to new markets. “Dylan’s demonstrated history of expanding organizations’ global footprints is exactly what we need as we continue to build the cyber insurance company of the future,” said Coalition founder and CEO Joshua Motta.
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Alpha Foods, which operates in the plant-based protein category, brings on Kierstin De West as its first chief marketing officer. De West joins the company from lululemon, where she served as VP of global brand management. Before that, she was founder and CEO at Ci: Conscientious Innovation, a brand, marketing and insights consultancy. "Kierstin was an early trailblazer in the purpose-driven brand sector," said Alpha Foods CEO Cole Orobetz. "She understands that exceptional marketing is a commitment to being authentic and connecting with shared human values to create larger cultural conversations.” Alpha says that its products will be available in over 10,000 retail locations by the end of the year.