|Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini|
Brunswick Group adds Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini as a partner in Brussels. Sforzolini was most recently managing director and head of the Brussels office at Incisive Health. She was previously public policy and press officer at GS1’s global office, director of stakeholder communications and operations director of the European Climate Foundation and head of communications at Mars Nutrition for Health & Wellbeing. At Brunswick, Sforzolini will advise global healthcare and life sciences clients on healthcare policy and corporate-related matters. “Francesca brings a wealth of experience in advising a wide range of public and private sector organizations on critical healthcare policy issues and broader corporate communications strategies,” said Brunswick Group CEO Neal Wolin. “Her expertise will add meaningfully to our healthcare and life sciences sector and healthcare policy capabilities in Europe and internationally.”
MongoDB, a general-purpose database platform, names Peder Ulander chief marketing officer. Ulander joins MongoDB from Amazon Web Services, where he was head of enterprise and developer marketing. He has also held senior marketing and product management positions at Cisco, VMware, Sun Microsystems and Symantec. At MongoDB, Ulander will oversee the marketing organization, including marketing operations, corporate communications, demand generation & field marketing, growth marketing and content marketing. He will also join MongoDB's executive leadership team. “Peder has worked in the cloud since its inception, helping companies deliver open source technologies that transform rigid, legacy infrastructures into flexible and scalable platforms allowing developers to bring new products to market quickly," said MongoDB president & CEO Dev Ittycheria.
Luxury Brand Holdings, parent company of jeweler Ross-Simons, hires Cathy Fischer as chief marketing officer. Fischer was previously senior vice president of marketing for Signet Jewelers. She has also held executive-level marketing and general management roles at Glidden Paint, Goodyear, Newell-Rubbermaid and Procter & Gamble. In her new post, Fischer will oversee all marketing and creative functions for the company, reporting directly to president and CEO Jim Speltz. "Her experience in consumer goods and e-commerce marketing, along with her experience and passion for fine jewelry, is an exciting combination,” said Speltz.