Marqeta, a card issuing platform, appoints Karna Crawford as CMO. Crawford was previously head of US marketing at Ford, and she has also served as head of consumer activation strategy & media at Verizon and SVP & managing director, head of marketing strategy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. As a member of Marqeta’s senior leadership team she will be responsible for driving the company’s global marketing efforts, including marketing and brand strategy, demand generation, product marketing, and communications. “Karna matches big picture brand vision with a keen eye for data and understanding how customers and prospects interact with a product,” said Marqeta chief revenue officer Todd Pollak.
Invariant adds former press secretary for the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Caroline Ponseti to its strategic communications and public affairs team as a communications strategist. Ponseti was most recently a senior director at The Herald Group. Before that, she was director of media relations at the American Gaming Association. In her new post, Ponsti will be responsible for building multi-faceted corporate communications and public affairs campaigns for clients. “Working at the nexus of corporate communications, advocacy, and reputation management, Caroline’s cutting-edge skills drive impact,” said Stephanie Smith, who leads Invariant’s strategic communications team. “Her experience shifting public perception for companies in highly regulated industries will add immediate value for our clients.”
Gannett hires Chris Cho as president of digital marketing solutions, effective July 10. Cho was most recently global chief product officer at Axiom, a recruiting technology platform for legal talent resources. He previously served in the same position at global job board Monster. At Gannett, Cho will be tasked with accelerating the growth and expansion of LocaliQ, Gannett’s digital marketing growth platform. “Chris Cho is a proven leader in the product field, and we are excited to welcome him to Gannett to drive the growth of our DMS business,” said Gannett chairman and chief executive officer Michael Reed.
TobinLeff, a mergers and acquisition advisory and exit planning consulting firm, brings on Janet Tyler as a partner. Tyler was a co-founder of Airfoil Group, which primarily work with clients the technology sector. She has also served as COO for Red Level, a technology consulting firm in Detroit, where she oversaw the company’s marketing, sales, and other strategic initiatives. “Her business experience, creativity, intellect, and drive will contribute to our mission to help clients maximize and monetize their life’s work,” said TobinLeff founder and managing partner David Tobin.