Peopleware: Content Industry Staffing Moves for the Week of Oct. 21

Oct 21, 2010

Newser is appointing Elisabeth DeMarse as its new CEO. DeMarse joins the company from, where she served as CEO prior to its sale. She has also served as CEO of Bankrate and held executive positions at Bloomberg and Hoover's.

Bloomberg added Lou Andreozzi to the company as chairman of Bloomberg Law, and also tapped Larry D. Thompson to serve as its chief operating officer. Andreozzi most recently served as CEO of IQNavigator, Inc., and is a former CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets. Meanwhile, Thompson was formerly senior partner with The Sterling Group 925 LLC, and also formerly served as senior vice president at LexisNexis.

Brightcove announced the appointment of Christopher Menard to the post of CFO. Menard comes to the company from Phase Forward, where held a financial management position prior to its acquisition by Oracle, earlier this year.

Demand Media, soon to be launching an IPO, brought in Jeff Dossett to serve as senior vice president for content partnerships. He will report to chief revenue officer Joanne Bradford. Dossett is a former executive producer and general manager for MSN, and also served as senior vice president for audience experiences at Yahoo.

Microsoft announced that chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his position. Ozzie has worked on many of the software giant's key products, and also has a history that includes stints with IBM, Lotus, and Groove Networks. Microsoft does not plan to replace the veteran coder in his current position, although Ozzie will remain with the company during a transitional period.

Basho Technologies announced that Anthony S. Thornly is joining the company's Board of Directors. Thornly previously served as president and COO of QUALCOMM from 2002 to 2005, and also held the position of CFO since 1994. He is currently also on the board of directors of golf equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf Co.