Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced two new chief executives in an email to employees on October 24.
Jeremi Gorman has been hired to serve as the company’s chief business officer, starting in November, and Jared Grusd has been named chief strategy officer after the departure of Imran Khan, Snap’s former chief strategy officer, last month.
Snap recruits Amazon’s head of ad sales. Snap’s new chief business officer, Jeremi Gorman, has been recruited from Amazon where she served as the head of global advertising sales for the e-commerce giant. In her role at Snap, Gorman will be tasked with increasing Snapchat’s advertising business.
The new chief strategy officer. Jared Grusd has been hired to serve as Snap’s new chief strategy officer, a role formerly held by Imran Khan who had been with Snap since 2015. According to the email Spiegel sent to the staff, Grusd will oversee content, global strategy, partnerships and corporate development.
Grusd comes to Snap with a long list of top executive roles on his resume — most recently serving as CEO of Huffington Post and global head of news and information at Oath. Prior to leading Huffington Post, he was the global head of corporate development at Spotify. From 2009 to 2011, he was chief strategy and business development officer at AOL after being part of Google’s executive ad team.
Snap wins two new chiefs, but loses a VP. While the company is gaining two new C-level officers, Kristen O’Hara, who was hired two months ago as Snap’s VP of global business solutions, is leaving the company. In an email to employees, Snap CEO alerted the team to O’Hara’s decision to leave following the recent changes in team structure. At the time of her hire, O’Hara was originally positioned to report to Khan.
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