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U.K.’s Thomson Local Gets New CEO

Thomsonlocal.com, the U.K. local print and online directories company owned by Italy's Seat PG, has changed CEOs. Effective April 1, Elio Schiavo will move over to run Seat's Telegate (directory assistance) operation full time. Schiavo has recently been dividing his…

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Management Shake-Up at Local Insight Media

Local Insight Media President and CEO Scott Pomeroy has resigned, effective Friday. Pomeroy was replaced as interim CEO by Scott Brubaker, a director at the turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal, and since October 2010, LIM's chief restructuring officer. This move…

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Eniro Replaces CEO

Eniro has replaced Jesper Karrbrink as CEO of the Swedish directory company with Johan Lindgren, former CEO of Telenor Sweden. Eniro's board is apparently frustrated at the pace of improvement resulting from the new strategy put in place by Karrbrink.…

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Canon's Role Expands at Yell UK

As Yell Group looks for a replacement for CEO John Condron, who announced that he will retire next year, President of New Media (UK) Mark Canon's responsibilities at the publisher are expanding. Condron recently named Canon Deputy Chief Executive, reporting…

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Swanson Announces Retirement

DexOne CEO Dave Swanson will retire at the end of this month, ending a career of more than 25 years at the company (formerly known as R.H. Donnelley), including eight years at the helm as CEO. Here is a copy…

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SuperMedia Gains CMO; YPG Loses SVP-Sales

Directory publisher SuperMedia has appointed Sandra Crawford Williamson as the company's new EVP and chief marketing officer. She recently ran her own brand and sales strategy consultancy, and previously was COO of True.com, a relationship site. She has also had…

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Kevin Ryan Joins WebVisble

WebVisible announced today that it is hiring Kevin Ryan as its new chief marketing officer. Ryan, a longtime friend of The Kelsey Group and conference speaker, was previously global content director for Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies. At…

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Feeling the Local Community’s Layoffs

A few weeks ago, in a stimulating interview in The Wall Street Journal, Clayton Christensen said the bad times will bring out more innovation. "If you give people a lot of money, it gives them the privilege of pursuing the…

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Wambolt Leaves YPG

Scott Wambolt has left his job as Yellow Pages Group's senior vice president of sales, citing a desire to "pursue other career opportunities." According to the press release announcing Wambolt's departure, YPG will move to a flatter sales organization with the three…

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