Patrick Williams has been hired to serve as Vivisimo's senior vice president and general manager for the Americas. Williams has 20 years of sales leadership experience, most recently with Sabrix, where he filled the position of senior vice president of global sales. He has also held leadership positions at StarCite and BackWeb Technologies.
The Wikimedia Foundation announced two new hires. First off, Barry Newstead will join the Foundation as its chief global development officer. Newstead will be responsible for increasing readership and overseeing communications with the general public and media. His past work experience includes the Bridgespan Group and the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked extensively in southeast Asia and western Europe.
In addition, Zack Exley will join the Wikimedia Foundation as its chief community officer. As COO, Exley will be responsible for developing relationships with readers, editors, and donors. He most recently held the position of principal consultant at Chicago-based Thoughtworks, where he worked with organizations such as Obama For America, Rock the Vote, and Global Zero.
XOS Digital, Inc. has named Barry Loudis vice president of its digital sports networks. Loudis is a former CBS Interactive executive, and will be responsible for the upcoming development of digital sports networks for XOS Digital. He spent five years at CBSSports.com College Network, serving in a variety of positions, including director of university relations.
AOL has hired Carla Bevan, formerly online editor for Marie Claire, to serve as editor-in-chief of its UK content sites. Bevan will be responsible for AOL's lifestyle sites, including Eleven, ParentDish, and StyleList, and will report to Julian Downing, AOL's director of media, Julian Downing. Bevan spent three years as an online editor for IPC Media's Marie Claire, and has previously worked at Condé Nast Publications' glamour.com, as well as Oldie, Metro, and Food Illustrated.