The Stevens Group, a facilitator of mergers and acquisitions in the PR and digital marketing agency spaces, brings on Marty Gamer as VP of business development and Mark Altschuler as VP of sales. Gamer has most recently served as founder and principal of DOTS Educational Consulting. He has sold national spot time and developed new business for television stations owned by Metromedia, FOX and Univision and served as director of business development at Lobsenz Stevens, which was led by The Stevens Group managing partner Art Stevens. Altschuler has served as general manager at MediaVillage and VP of national adverting sales at Comcast Spotlight. The agency has also hired Destiny Lopez as marketing manager. Lopez is a digital marketing specialist who has managed social media & digital marketing campaigns, online advertising campaigns, email marketing campaigns, content development, SEO, HTML implementation & functionality testing, branding management, and client/customer development.
Voxus PR, a B2B tech marketing agency, hires Intel Corporation CCO Tara Smith as a managing partner and equity stake holder, effective in November. At Intel, Smith has been responsible for promoting and protecting the company’s reputation across all internal and external audiences. Before joining Intel, she was a senior VP at Waggener Edstrom and an account supervisor at Sterling Communications. “Not only will her background help us expand our current offerings and establish new relationships, but the entire agency will have an opportunity to learn from her unique background and skillset as we continue to help our clients meet and exceed their marketing goals,” said Voxus managing partner Justin Hall.
Pinstripes, a chain of venues that feature dining, bowling, bocce, and private events, hires Shannon Keller as CMO. Keller was most recently CMO at franchise development company Fransmart. She previously led marketing at True Food Kitchen and has held senior leadership roles at Weber Shandwick and PMK*BNC. The company has also named Tony Querciagrossa as CFO. Pinstripes is in the midst of becoming a public company via a special purpose acquisition company deal with Banyan Acquisition Corp. “As we continue to move through the deSPAC process and Pinstripes prepares to become a publicly traded company, we could not be more pleased to welcome these two leaders to the executive team,” said Banyan chairman Jerry Hyman.