McAfee appoints Deirdre Findlay as SVP and CMO. Findlay joins the company from Condé Nast, where she was global CMO and head of consumer revenue, leading consumer marketing efforts for brands including Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She previously served as global CMO at Stitch Fix and senior director of global hardware marketing at Google. In her new position, Findlay will oversee all worldwide marketing and communication efforts and report to Greg Johnson, president and CEO of McAfee. “Deirdre is a changemaker, brand innovator and an accomplished leader. She possesses an enviable skillset that allows her to expertly tap into the hearts and minds of consumers, build lasting brand relevance and drive business results,” said McAfee CEO Greg Johnson.
Abel Communications hires Damian Rintelmann as chief digital officer and creative director. Rintelmann most recently served as builder-in-residence for Olive Ventures creating forward thinking technology solutions in healthcare. He previously held executive positions at Weber Shandwick, imre and WebbMason Marketing. In his new role, Rintelmann is leading the firm's creative and digital offerings and teams, while occupying a leadership role with the firm's executive team. "Damian's arrival marks a new era for Abel Communications as we fully commit to a model of client service that will incorporate creative and digital services as a core part of our offerings," said founder and CEO Greg Abel.
Tucker Powersports names Lesley Madsen VP of marketing. Madsen was most recently director of marketing for Dallas Cowboys Marketing. She has also worked for Radio Shack and Dave & Buster’s. At Tucker, Madsen will work to develop marketing programs for the company's owned brands, as well as for the products it distributes. "She will bring her strategic and analytical approach to our marketing efforts and will help us provide better support for our brands and our dealers," said Tucker president and CEO Marc McAllister.
Brandon brings on Alex Childress as an editor and animator, and David Thompson as a content specialist. Childress’s previous clients include Polo Ralph Lauren, Nissan and NASCAR. At Brandon, he will work with the creative and production teams to animate, edit and create content across the agency’s portfolio. Thompson has worked as a content specialist for in-house clients as well as agencies and production companies. “Their talent and versatility will have an immediate impact as we continue to elevate our in-house capabilities, our ideas and the video and photography work we do for our clients,” said Brandon chief creative officer Stephen Childress.