New Facebook Platform Industry Hires: Buddy Media, Syncapse, North Social, 140 Proof and More

There were some big and interesting hires this week. Buddy Media brought in a managing director for their Europe office, there were various engineering and sales positions across several companies, 140 Proof hired a VP of Product, North Social hired a VP of Business Development and SocialShield hired a chief of safety.

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Here’s this week’s list of hires:

Buddy Media

  • Luca Benini, Managing Director, Europe – effective August 1; previously worked as VP, Commercial Director, comScore Europe.


  • Edward Chow, Statistician – formerly a Data Analyst at the Canadian Red Cross.
  • Mohammad Adil Khan, Manager, Client Solutions – previously a Summer Marketing Intern at Tkaro, Inc.

140 Proof

  • Alan Shusterman, Vice President of Product – founder of Jobnob and formerly worked as VP of Client Services for Edusoft.

TBG Digital

  • Gregory Vindry, Client Services Manager – previously worked as an account manager specialist at Microsoft Advertising.
  • Reginald Sebastian, Social Media Analyst – formerly worked as an associate at the Life Management Institute at LOMA.


  • Kefan Xie, Ruby on Rails Developer Intern – formerly worked as a QSL Developer at Qualcomm.
  • Chase WIlson, User Interface Developer – previously worked as a Frontend Web Developer at Oakley.


  • Abhik Pramanik, Senior Software Engineer – formerly the founding engineer at Top Prospect.


  • Bradley Wolf, Sales Manager – was previously an Account Executive at Wildfire.
  • Mithya Srinivasan, Sales Associate – worked as an International Communication Intern at Facebook.
  • Natalie Parks, Account Management Intern – previously worked as an intern at UBS Financial Services.
  • Gregory Furmanek, Software Engineer – founded Elegant Software.

North Social

  • Mike Johnson, Vice President of Business Development – formerly a digital marketer with Electronic Arts.


  • Steve DeWarns, Chief Safety Officer – founder of Internet Child Safety and a former police officer.