GSTV appointed Steve Ochs as government vice chairman and chief advertising officer. On this position, Ochs is accountable for the corporate’s advertising, communications and model design groups and features, setting technique and overseeing all advertising operations. 

Ochs brings greater than 20 years {of professional} expertise in management positions throughout advertising, gross sales, digital media and enterprise improvement at firms that span expertise, music, broadcasting, and leisure. Previous to becoming a member of GSTV full time, he served as senior vice chairman, Model Advertising and marketing and Artistic, at Nationwide CineMedia (NCM), the place he headed up the NCM client model group targeted on advertising, model story and content material improvement for theatrical and digital platforms. 

Previous to that, Ochs ran his personal advertising and digital technique agency, Rocket Science Industries, working with shoppers akin to Mattel and Disney’s Hollywood Data. He beforehand served as senior vice chairman of Digital Built-in Advertising and marketing for MTV Networks Music & LOGO group.


Parker’s made a number of government strikes just lately. The corporate employed Kara S. Hardiman as the corporate’s new director of Studying and Improvement, and comfort retailer {industry} veteran Johnny Wooden Jr. as controller. Parker’s additionally welcomed John Rudolfs as chief improvement officer and Scott Smith as senior director of Info Know-how (IT).

Hardiman joined Parker’s after serving because the advertising studying lead for Marriott Worldwide, the place she partnered with inside stakeholders to arrange performance-based studying methods for greater than 90 resorts throughout 5 states. Hardiman brings greater than 17 years of expertise within the hospitality {industry} and beforehand served because the director of Americas Studying for Marriott Worldwide’s Luxurious Manufacturers all through america and Canada, senior supervisor of Americas Studying Supply for Marriott Worldwide’s Premium Manufacturers and director of Room Operations on the Westin Charlotte in North Carolina.

In his new position, Wooden manages the accounting staff, oversees the month-to-month closing course of, verifies monetary information and directs the year-end monetary audit course of. Previous to becoming a member of Parker’s, Wooden served because the senior accounting supervisor and gasoline analyst for 7-Eleven Inc. in Irving, Texas, the place he efficiently managed gasoline stock for all U.S. and Canada 7-Eleven places.

In his new position, Rudolfs is accountable for the expansion and general community improvement technique of the corporate. He joins Parker’s after serving because the chief improvement officer for MAPCO, the place he managed the expansion technique and capital planning for present and new-to-industry places. He beforehand served as the manager vice chairman for Murphy Oil Corp./Murphy USA.

Smith joins Parker’s after serving because the director of IT for Royal Farms, the place he led the IT division in safety, infrastructure and retail operations initiatives for lots of of places throughout a number of states. He beforehand served as Royal Farms’ challenge supervisor and programs, and community administrator through the firm’s progress from 100 to greater than 250 retailer places.

As well as, the corporate employed Katie Kerney to function the corporate’s chief individuals officer. In her new place at Parker’s, Kerney is accountable for the corporate’s tradition in addition to the general security, welfare and success of Parker’s staff members.

She joined Parker’s after serving because the vice chairman of Studying for the Americas for Marriott Worldwide, the place she developed and executed service, model and management studying options for resorts in Canada, United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. Kerney beforehand served as a director of Human Assets for a number of premier properties from New York to Florida inside Marriott Worldwide together with the flagship New York Marriott Marquis Resort in Manhattan.


Paysafe introduced that Petroleum Card Companies (PCS), its fee processing options supplier for U.S. fuel stations and comfort shops, appointed Peter Ransford as enterprise improvement director. The strategic appointment is aimed toward consolidating PCS’ place because the main fee processing supplier to the American impartial unbranded fuel station house.

Reporting into Lori Griboski, vice chairman, Petroleum Gross sales, Ransford, collaborates carefully with {industry} stakeholders to additional strengthen the Paysafe enterprise unit’s referral companion relationships. He may also give attention to increasing the attain of PCS’ market-leading options to develop its portfolio of impartial, unbranded fuel station companions.

He joined PCS from Gilbarco Veeder-Root the place he most just lately served as retail options gross sales supervisor.


Swisher appointed Zack Crafton as vice chairman, Company Innovation. On this place, Crafton is working to diversify Swisher’s merchandise and types.

Crafton has in depth expertise and management in classes together with wine, beer, hashish, and controlled e-commerce. Earlier than becoming a member of Swisher, he was CEO of the primary on-line dispensary in California’s leisure hashish market, paving the way in which for rising hashish manufacturers and direct-to-consumer platforms throughout the hashish {industry}. Previous to getting into the California hashish market, Crafton helped launch the place he constructed the most important on-line vineyard on the earth as chief working officer.

Symphony RetailAI

Symphony RetailAI named Cheryl Sullivan to the newly created place of chief product officer. Below Sullivan’s management, the corporate is combining its product administration and advertising groups.

Most just lately, she served as president and normal supervisor for DemandTec, a strategic enterprise unit of Acoustic. Previous to that, Sullivan spent greater than eight years because the chief technique and advertising officer for Revionics. Her resume additionally contains a number of different senior positions, together with a senior product technique position for Oracle Retail’s grocery and hardline portfolios, together with class administration and house planning positions with i2 Applied sciences, Intactix, A.C. Nielsen, and Miller Brewing Co.

Sullivan may also lead Symphony RetailAI’s high quality assurance space, partnering carefully with the corporate’s analysis and improvement groups to make sure alignment with product roadmaps and with buyer expectations.

Turkey Hill

Turkey Hill LLC appointed Andy Jacobs as CEO and Paul Gagliano as chief buyer officer.

Jacobs, who joined Turkey Hill’s board of administrators two years in the past, has roughly 30 years of expertise within the meals and beverage {industry}, most just lately serving as government vice chairman, chief buyer and expertise officer, and chief working officer at Hostess Manufacturers. Earlier than becoming a member of Hostess, he served because the president of Wolfgang Sweet Co. His different prior experiences embrace management positions at The Hershey Co., Department’s Confections, and Nabisco. 

Gagliano additionally joined Turkey Hill with roughly 30 years of expertise within the meals and beverage {industry}, most just lately serving as government vice chairman and chief buyer officer at SlimFast. Earlier than becoming a member of SlimFast, he served as senior vice chairman of North American Gross sales at CytoSport Inc. Earlier than becoming a member of CytoSport, he served because the director of Grocery at Pepsi Bottling Co.

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