Brunswick Group names Christian Weyand managing partner, Germany, a newly created position. Weyand has been head of Brunswick’s Frankfurt office since 2002. He has advised clients on major M&A and capital market transactions, restructuring, crisis and change management, and positioning and reputation campaigns targeting multiple stakeholders. In his new position, Weyand will work closely with European managing partner Paul Scott, and colleagues across the Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich offices to foster greater connectivity among those teams and with the rest of the firm. “Christian is well-placed to take Germany to the next level. He has been instrumental to the growth of the region as Head of the Frankfurt Office and is an exceptional client advisor,” said Brunswick Group CEO Neal Wolin. Sabine Morgenthal will succeed Weyand as head of the firm’s Frankfurt Office. Morgenthal leads the firm’s financial institutions group in Germany
Chili’s Grill & Bar hires Tinder CMO George Felix to serve as its marketing leader. Before joining Tinder, Felix was CMO for Pizza Hut US and director of marketing for KFC Global. He has also been a global brand manager at Procter & Gamble. At Chili’s, Felix will be tasked with providing overall vision, leadership, strategy and execution of all marketing programs and initiatives. "George has a track record of driving sales quickly and rebuilding big brands over time," said Kevin Hochman, president and CEO of Brinker International, which owns Chili’s. "He is also a servant leader with a focus on growing people – which makes him a perfect fit for our Chili's culture.”
Global cybersecurity firm Mandiant promotes Melanie Lombardi to VP of communications. Lombardi joined the company last year as senior director, corporate communications. She manages the company's global external communications programs and corporate thought leadership. Before coming to Mandiant she led corporate communications at computer and network security company FireEye. She was previously a partner at TEAMLEWIS and an account executive at Porter Novelli. In her new role, Lombardi will continue to manage the company's global communications efforts in key regions: North America, the Middle East & Europe, and Asia-Pacific Japan.