As B2B marketers around the world embrace the holiday season and the push to 2023, the B2B marketing industry continues to offer growth and shifts that sometimes happen so fast that they are difficult to fully appreciate.
For more than two decades, TopRank Marketing has been honored to help a wide variety of the world’s leading B2B marketers and major global brands elevate and go beyond merely being competitive, to standing out from the crowd with creative and award-winning successes. In this spirit, for nearly a year now we have regularly made a point of taking the time to congratulate and honor business marketing leaders who have recently seen career advancement.
When B2B marketers take on new leadership roles, it’s only natural to look for trusted resources that will help professionals in new positions hit the ground running, and TopRank Marketing is happy to have been a go-to B2B content and influencer marketing agency for so many top marketers in new leadership roles. We are also always seeking out B2B technology industry influencers advancing in their careers to partner with on compelling and unique content collaborations.
We offer hearty congratulations to each of the B2B marketing leaders featured in this seventh edition of B2B Marketers on the Move, and extend our thanks for sharing their B2B marketing career advice.
B2B Marketers on the Move: Celebrating Holiday Season Movers and Marketing Leaders
Hana Benkirane has been promoted to Group Manager, Integrated Marketing at LinkedIn*.
Throughout your career, lead with curiosity and authenticity. Curiosity allows you to maintain a growth mindset which opens you to opportunities and experiences that you may not have foreseen. Authenticity is your anchor in making sure that the steps you take are aligned with your values and what’s important to you.
Hana was featured in our “10+ B2B Influencer Marketing Predictions From Top Experts & Influencers,” alongside nine more of the world’s top B2B marketing influence experts from our comprehensive 59-page 2022 B2B Influencer Marketing Research Report.
Carol-Lyn Jardine has taken a new position as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Wonderlic.
Carol-Lyn was featured in our “Break Free B2B Series: Carol-Lyn Jardine and Heather Hurst on Effectively Managing Change in B2B Marketing.”
Ana Villegas has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Affinipay.
Be intentional about surrounding yourself and learning from those who are different than you. Embrace diversity in all its forms, be curious, mindful of biases, and listen to and appreciate the stories and experiences of others. Doing so will not only make you a better marketer. You’ll find as your career progresses that embracing diversity will make you a stronger leader and someone who is able to bring people together to achieve a common goal. That is incredibly powerful today and will no doubt be critical to success in the future!
Ana Villegas has been featured in our “How to Elevate Your B2B Marketing Career: Advice from Execs at Top B2B Brands,” and was among those featured in “25 Women of Color Who Rocked B2B Marketing in 2021.”
Jessica Scheu has been promoted to Marketing Manager, UnitedHealthcare, at UnitedHealth Group.
Paul Dobson has taken a new position as Head of Digital Services at Cloud Software Group.
Always be open to learning, exploring and applying new trends and technologies to your marketing and especially your social initiatives. Smart teams are innovating across the board and each day you’re able to get better data, stronger performance and move the needle more — that’s what keeps it so exciting!
Paul was featured in our “Inside Influence 12: Paul Dobson on The Secret Sauce of B2B Influence: Authenticity,” and in our “Spotlight on Talent: 20 B2B Influencer Marketing Experts to Follow in 2022 and Beyond.”
Keri Maijala has been promoted to Senior Manager, Content Design, at LinkedIn.
Always be someone who gives back to the industry — whether in the form of mentoring young people, writing a blog, speaking at conferences, going on podcasts or other ways of sharing your experiences and case studies. Our sector is built on generosity and collaboration. I’ve never seen a case where being generous — authentically and for the right reasons — didn’t meaningfully improve things for everyone.
Adam is a TopRank Marketing alumni, and was featured in our “10 Inspiring B2B Marketers Who Spark Greatness.”
Julie Kaplan has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing and Revenue Operations, at CareMetx.
Kathleen Booth has been promoted to Senior Vice President Marketing at Pavilion.
Find a community of peers and invest time in becoming an active participant. Give before you get. Being helpful — and asking nothing in return — is the best way to build strong relationships with people who can help and support you over the lifetime of your career.
Kathleen was among those featured in our “50 Top B2B Marketing Influencers, Experts and Speakers To Follow In 2022.”
Ryan Brock has taken a new position as Chief Solution Officer at DemandJump.
Scott Sweeney has taken a new position as Product Marketing Manager at MathWorks.
Like the laundry, learning is never finished. And learning without application is just entertainment. Become an expert by reading about subjects within and outside of your field. Implement the best ideas, tactics, and strategies. Rinse and Repeat.
Catherine Howe has been promoted to Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications, at Inmar Intelligence.
Manoj Jasra has taken a new position as Senior Vice President at Accolite Digital.
Growth and challenge have always been important to me in my career. Going from airlines to telecommunications to hospitality all on the client side, now to technology on the consulting side is a refreshing adventure I look forward to.
Chris Bondhus has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Igloo Software.
Ella Patenall has taken a new position as Marketing Manager at TruthEngine.
It’s important to think hard about the type of business you see yourself in, as that will determine your day-to-day. I knew I wanted to join a startup as I wanted a fast-paced role where I could build out the marketing strategy from the ground up. Secondly, make sure you are definitely interested in the sector you’ll potentially be working in, as you have to be comfortable talking about it day in and day out. Lastly, keep your long-term plan in mind and consider how this role fits in with that, whilst remaining open and curious.
David Vogelpohl has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at FastSpring.
Eric Ingrand has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudi-Fi.
General career advice: Advice #1 : Digital marketing is all about learning and trying new things, so never stop being curious and keep trying! Advice #2 : Great growth hackers don’t necessarily have the best technical skill set, they don’t have dozens of certification badges, but what they have is the never-give-up mindset! Advice #3: Always try do what you love. By focusing on things you love you will automatically focus on things you are not good but great at, that makes tons of difference, in you work life, but more importantly in you personal life.
Jessica Garrett has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Cloud Academy.
Christina Garnett has taken a new position as Principal Marketing Manager, Offline Community and Advocacy, at HubSpot.
The easiest way to drive business impact and showcase your importance to a company, regardless of your role, is through collaboration. A collaborative approach improves your work relationships and means that your work’s ripples can have a wider reach and impact. Your successes become their successes and vice versa.
Christina was featured in our “10+ Top Content & Search Marketing Insights from MnSearch Summit 2022,” offering a look at harnessing brand affinity through community.
Karina Garcia has taken a new position as Director, Content Insights and Performance, at Novartis.
Tifenn Dano Kwan has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Amplitude.
If the past year proved anything, it’s that progress is not always linear. With so much unknown about the future, winning companies are turning to proven strategies to drive growth no matter the economic conditions. Investing in your product experience and leveraging the long-term benefits of a product-led growth model can work hand-in-hand to become your greatest growth lever.
Tifen has been featured in our “50 Influential Women in B2B Marketing Who Rocked in 2020,” and in “10 Years of Women Who Rock in Marketing – CMO Edition 2019.”
Tac Anderson has taken a new position as Vice President of Marketing at Sendle.
Michele Kamenar has taken a new position as Senior Global Brand Copywriter at AppFire.
Mike Riding has taken a new position as Vice President of Product Marketing at Integrate.
Isaac Montoya has taken a new position as Content Marketing Strategist at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Brian Hood has taken a new position as Head of Product, Digital Channels, at WEX.
Diana Perez has taken a new position as Director of Demand Generation at Adyen.
Fahad Alamoudi has taken a new position as Director of Marketing & Communications, Americas, at Orange Business Services.
Chandler Tidwell has taken a new position as Director of Demand Generation at Entrata.
Robin Saitz has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Rockwell Automation.
Stacy Pinkerton has taken a new position as Director of Inbound Marketing at Tipalti.
Akriti Gupta has taken a new position as Director of Marketing, LinkedIn Sales Solutions, at LinkedIn.
Nichole Berg has taken a new position as Director, Americas Demand Generation, at Everbridge.
Mark Brandau has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at RELX.
Meggie Thrasher has taken a new position as Director of Pipeline Marketing at Zoom.
Chip Coyle has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at ECI Software Solutions.
Lisa Cole has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at Cellebrite.
Isreal Lawstuen has been promoted to Director of Partner Marketing at Jamf.
Christopher White has been promoted to Director of Small Business and Commercial Card Marketing at Capital One.
Kyle Harper has taken a new position as Director of Product Marketing at Anthology.
Mike Holp has taken a new position as Social Media Manager at PanomaticsVR.
Aaron Orendorff has taken a new position as Head of Marketing at Recart.
Aaron was featured in our article looking at “LinkedIn’s List of 24 B2B Marketers You Need to Know.”
Shauna Staveley has been promoted to Senior Social Media Manager at DemandScience.
Alicia Tillman has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer at Capitolis.
Authenticity and accountability are needed to make a long-lasting impression and build a community of advocates. “Embrace your brand’s humanity by creation authentic experiences. Your customers will thank you.
Alicia has been featured in our “The Real Thing: 5 Ways Authenticity Inspires Vibrant B2B Marketing,” as well as “50 Influential Women in B2B Marketing Who Rocked in 2020.”
Thanks To Each of These Inspiring Leaders For Helping Elevate the B2B Marketing Industry
We extend a holiday bounty of thanks to each of the talented B2B marketing professionals we’ve featured here, who have all recently been promoted or taken on new industry positions. We’re certain that you’ll elevate and reach new heights when it comes to the performance and success you’ll deliver in your new roles.
You can find our previous edition of B2B Marketers on the Move here.
If you’re looking for a new change of your own, feel free to take a moment to check out our own list of current job openings at TopRank Marketing on our careers page.
*LinkedIn is a TopRank Marketing client.