Sridhar Solur has joined Comcast Cable as senior vice president, product development for Xfinity Home and the Internet of Things (IoT). He comes from Hewlett Packard, where he was founder and GM of the company’s wearables and IoT business.
Jonas Agin has been promoted to vice president, original series, Disney Channel and Disney XD. He had been executive director, original series for Disney XD.
Also, Lauren Kisilevsky was uppped to vice president, original movies, Disney Channel. She has worked on the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise since 2010 and will continue to oversee creative for such upcoming telefilms as High School Musical 4.
Richard Brandon has joned Stockholm, Sweden-based TVdelivery architecture provider Edgeware as chief marketing officer. He comes from Juniper Networks, where he was VP, worldwide marketing.
Cindy Kelly was named president of advertising sales at Entertainment Studios, responsible for advertising and sponsorship accounts across its portfolio of seven cable and digital networks. She comes from ION Media Networks, where she was senior VP, strategic sales and solutions.
Wanda Young was named senior vice president, marketing and consumer engagement at ESPN, a new post. She comes from Walmart, where she was VP of media and digital marketing.
Mike Kim has joined Ovation in Santa Monica, Calif., as the arts network’s senior vice president, content distribution. He comes from Participant Media, where he was VP, affiliate distribution and partnerships, responsible for Pivot.
Lisa Kramer was named executive vice president of TV licensing, Europe and the Middle East, at Paramount Pictures. She was senior VP.
Advertising-technology firm Simulmedia has added Michael Zimbalist as chief marketing officer. He comes from The New York Times Co., where he was senior VP of advertising products and research and development.
Kristen Campolattaro was named vice president, brand marketing preschool network Sprout. She was the founder of Brandavore, a brand strategy and marketing consulting firm, and is an adjunct professor in the strategic communications master’s program at Columbia University.
Luis Fernández has been named Miami-based executive vice president, network news, at Telemundo. He most recently served as CEO for the Asia-Pacific region for the soccer club Real Madrid, based in Beijing.
Entertainment media brand consultancy Troika has named Smruti Shah as head of strategy, working from both New York and Los Angeles. She comes from Interbrand, where she had served as director of strategy.
Also, Meredith Levine has joined Troika’s research and insight team as a a senior analyst and “fanthropologist.” She comes from ZEFR, where she also served as a fanthropologist, research and writing extensively on YouTube subcultures and fan-based communities to improve media strategies for clients.
Kareem Chin has joined Viacom as vice president, investor relations, based in New York. He comes from investment bank Jeffries & Co., where he was senior VP, investment banking — Media & Technology group.
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