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Week in review: Intel, WarnerMedia, Credit Suisse, and more!

By Christian Wylonis
Intel
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Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Intel hired Karen Walker as Chief Marketing Officer to oversee Intel’s global marketing group and be responsible for building and strengthening Intel’s brand, supporting growth strategies, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and increasing demand for Intel’s products and solutions globally. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:

Former Cisco CMO Karen Walker joins Intel as Chief Marketing Officer
Karen Walker, a veteran of more than 20 years of global technology industry marketing, will join Intel as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), effective October 23. Walker previously served as CMO at Cisco and was the force behind innovative campaigns such as “Bridge to Possible.” At Intel she will oversee the global marketing group and report to Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Sales, Marketing and Communications Group.

Veteran HBO PR Chief Nancy Lesser Leaving Amid WarnerMedia Realignment
The executive reshuffle continues at WarnerMedia following the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner. The most recent executive to depart is Nancy Lesser who has served as HBO’s Head of Communications for more than 30 years. She announced her departure in a heartfelt internal memo and is expected to continue her career elsewhere. The beloved executive will remain with the premium cable network through a transition as communications for all of WarnerMedia will be centralized under Kevin Brockman.

Chief Operating Officer of Credit Suisse resigns following spying scandal
Pierre-Olivier Bouée, the chief operating officer of Credit Suisse, has resigned with immediate effect, following an investigation found that he ordered a surveillance operation on a top banker who joined a crosstown rival. Bouée ordered the Credit Suisse Head of Global Security Services to initiate observation of Iqbal Khan after UBS announced that he would be joining them. The executive reportedly feared that Khan would try to encourage Credit Suisse colleagues to join him at UBS.

Impossible Foods Hires Dan Greene as Senior Vice President of US Sales
Impossible Foods has hired tech industry sales leader Dan Greene as Senior Vice President of US Sales. Before joining Impossible Foods, Greene served as Chief Revenue Officer for a conversational artificial intelligence startup and served as an executive consultant with other early-stage software companies. Prior to that, Dan spent 11 years overseeing large teams and revenue-generating business units at Google and Twitter.

Shake Shack Promotes Tara Comonte to President and Chief Financial Officer
As President, Tara Comonte will focus on scaling the Company’s infrastructure, broadening support and guidance across day-to-day operations, and ensuring the successful execution of the Company’s strategic priorities. Comonte joined Shake Shack in 2017 and has played a critical role in the Company’s increased focus and investment in digital innovation, as well as overall leadership of their enterprise-wide technology upgrade, referred to as Project Concrete.

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