Executive Shuffles: McDonald’s, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, SpinMedia…

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SpinMedia has named Stephen Blackwell their new CEO. Blackwell is the founder of Death and Taxes, which SpinMedia acquired in July.

Xaxis Director of Product Development  Mike Finnegan has been hired away by Live Nation. Finnegan is now Live Nation’s VP of Programmatic and Product Innovation.

McDonald’s recently hired their first VP of Digital, Julia Vander Ploeg. Prior to McD’s, Vander Ploeg was on the digital team at Ticketmaster (also part of the Live Nation megalith).  Indeed, various job postings hint that McDonald’s is expanding further into the digital and music spaces.  The postings include:

  • eCommerce Platform Release Manager
  • Product Director of Music and Entertainment
  • Director of Product Management


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

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