News: New hires in B2B

Want to know the all-important new hires in B2B in December? Look no further!

Tom Hughes, head of marketing and communications, J O Hambro Capital Manager (JOHCM)

Active asset manager JOHCM has appointed Tom as head of marketing and communications EMEA and Asia. Tom comes from Allianz Global Investors as global head of digital marketing and operations.

Tjeerd Voskamp, JOHCM’s head of distribution of EMEA and Asia, said: “Hiring Tom is a key part of our ambitious growth plans. His proven expertise in devising and delivering award winning marketing campaigns, a deep understanding of digital marketing and strong leadership credentials will give us the ability to grow our business and better serve our clients.” 

Dipti Kachru, global CMO, Broadbridge

Dipti joins Broadridge Financial Solutions, New York. As CMO, she will focus on driving measurable growth, building Broadridge’s global brand reputation, expanding client relationships, and supporting revenue growth ambitions. Dipti joins from J.P Morgan as former CMO for the Wealth Management division.

“Dipti is a modern, client-centric marketer with significant experience in financial services,” said Chris Perry, President of Broadridge. “Her proven expertise in strategic marketing and digital transformation will further enable us to scale our business, enhance our offerings and elevate our reputation in the marketplace, leveraging both her wealth and asset management/funds experience. We are also thrilled to welcome a purpose-driven leader who is deeply committed to developing talent and making our industry more inclusive.”

Maria Winn (née Cameron), CMO, Mitie

With over 20 years of marketing experience and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as CMO Maria will have responsibility for Mitie’s brand, propositions, digital, content and marketing operations. Her focus incorporates Mitie’s commitment to sustainability and decarbonising Britain through its Plan Zero commitment.

Phil Bentley, CEO, Mitie, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Maria to the Mitie team at such an exciting time for the business. Through our ‘Science of Service’ approach, we offer our customers industry leading technology solutions that ensure that workspaces work efficiently, enabling us to deliver the exceptional, every day. Maria’s technical background and B2B experience is a great addition to our Marketing Team in driving Mitie’s exciting growth agenda.”  

Alisa Groocok, VP, Agent3

Agent3, global end-to-end ABM provider, welcomes Alisa as VP to strengthen its consultancy proposition and drive marketing success for key global accounts. Alisia will work closely with clients in the business technology space to advise on ABM and demand generation best practice, strategies and programmes. This appointment follows several significant investments that the company has made in end-to-end ABM capabilities as it seeks to continue its global growth momentum.

Agent3 CEO, Clive Armitage said: “As we have built Agent3, we have done so with a nagging obsession about doing needle shifting work in terms of achieving maximum commercial impact. To achieve this, we have always looked to hire specialists who bring radically different skill sets and people who have a restless energy to constantly seek to innovate, and Alisa ticks those boxes.”

Paul Heywood, non-executive board, UNRVLD

Paul serves as CRO at Puppet, chairman of European Cloud Service Provider DevOpsGroup and partner at US strategic growth and investment firm, York IE. He joins UNRVLD’s non-executive board and brings further additive skills to an already highly- skilled team. This reflects UNRVLD’s ongoing commitment to world-class governance as a progressive business.

Sally Tilleray, UNRVLD chair, said: “Paul further strengthens the board’s experience at scaling and driving business growth. As an active angel investor and business mentor, we welcome his skill in advising organisations on funding, effective go to market strategies, product strategy, international expansion and new market entry.”

Chris Forlano, VP product, and Laura Hauser, VP marketing, Griffin

Banking as service provider (BaaS) Griffin welcomed both Chris and Laura to the executive team to support growth plans. Chris comes from a background in banking and fintech and Laura from technology-driven companies in B2B spaces.

Griffin is currently seeking regulatory approval to become the UK’s first full-stack BaaS platform with its own bank license. Chris and Laura’s appointments will strengthen the company’s leadership team and bring Griffin closer to its goal of becoming the de facto operating system for embedded finance.

David Jarvis, CEO of Griffin, said: “I am delighted to welcome Laura and Chris to the team. Laura’s expertise in developer-focused SaaS along with Chris' deep technical knowledge in the financial services space are both huge assets and I’m really excited about what they bring to the table.”

Chris Ashley-Manns, strategy director, Octopus

Octopus welcomes Chris to build out the agency’s strategy services, in particular in the rapidly growing ABM segment. Chris joins from B2B website personalisation platform Webeo where he was CMO.

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