The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) has announced the addition of four distinguished technology business leaders to its Board of Directors. They are Joe DeMike, Head of Global Operations, Google Accelerator; Andrea Ward, Vice President Marketing, Oracle Marketing Cloud; Chris Hamaway, VP Sales & Marketing, Montage Resorts Worldwide; and Darian Shirazi, CEO, Radius.
DeMike launches new business ventures at Google, including access, advertising and commerce products. He has also participated in product marketing, brand marketing and sales operations. DeMike worked on Google’s “Get Your Business Online” campaign and was responsible for the Global AdWords Express product launch. Prior to Google, he founded a content marketing company and worked as an internal business consultant and strategic planner in the biotechnology industry at Genentech, Inc. DeMike served as a U.S. Army officer for eight years, leading soldiers in Iraq, and received the Bronze Star. With IMA, he will focus on veterans in Internet marketing, innovation and leadership.
Ward leads all aspects of global marketing and demand generation for Oracle Marketing Cloud Global Unit, including messaging, brand, demand generation, strategy and global field marketing. Her previous responsibilities at Oracle included leading marketing integration and communications for Oracle’s M&A practice, head of marketing for the communications industry business unit, and managing Oracle’s customer visit centers globally. Prior to joining Oracle, Ward held a number of marketing leadership and financial management positions at high-technology and pharmaceutical companies. With IMA, her focus will be on mentoring.
Hamaway is responsible for developing and leading the overall sales and marketing strategy for Montage branded hotels. He oversees hotel sales, digital marketing and revenue management for all company brands. Hamaway previously served as the Senior Corporate Director of Global Sales for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he led the team responsible for generating revenue and providing strategic sales direction for over 70 properties around the world, as well as being a founding faculty member of Ritz-Carlton’s Leadership Institute. His experience also includes the opening team at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamasand General Manager of one of the largest travel companies in the U.S. With IMA, Hamaway will focus on hospitality for IMA groups.
Shirazi is an entrepreneur and was an early employee at Facebook as a software engineer. He also worked on the Sell Your Item team at eBay. Shirazi has founded, invested in and advised many successful technology companies. He holds patents related to aggregation and identifying trends in web feeds. With IMA, Shirazi will focus on B2B, strategy and relationships.
In addition to these appointments, the IMA Board of Directors also includes:
- Victor Cho, CEO, Evite; IMA focus on new platform and premium membership
- Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO, KCOMM; IMA Chairman and Founder
- David Krauss, Global Vice President, Sage Midsize Enterprise Solutions; IMA focus on CMO as a service, SMB marketing
- Matt Langie, CMO, Curalate; IMA focus on education, strategy, CIM business unit
- Jeff Marcoux, CMO Lead, Microsoft; IMA focus on enterprise, Midwest group (Chairman)
- Jeanniey Mullen, (title), (company): IMA focus on Chair, IMA Women Leaders Group (Chair), growth marketing, innovation solutions
- Vince Walden, Partner, Ernst & Young; IMA Controller and Treasurer
“It has been my personal pursuit to identify and appoint some of the industry’s strongest leaders to our board, the appointment of these gifted leaders, will continue to propel the IMA’s value to our worldwide members and their respective organizations.”