Dell switches chief marketing officer

Dell: names Karen Quintos as chief marketing officer
Dell: names Karen Quintos as chief marketing officer

Dell has promoted Karen Quintos to chief marketing officer, after Erin Mulligan Nelson left to join software company Bazaarvoice.

Quintos will lead brand strategy, global communications, social media, corporate responsibility, global research, marketing talent development and agency management.

She will report to Dell chief executive and chairman, Michael Dell.

Her promotion comes after 10 years at the company, most recently as vice-president of marketing for Dell's global public business, covering higher education, government and healthcare institutional customers.

It also coincides with the end of the computer giant's three-year, full-service contract with WPP, which was negotiated by previous Dell global marketing head Casey Jones.

Last Friday (17 September), it emerged that Dell is reviewing its US business for consumer small, medium and public businesses from creative agency Y&R Brands and WPP shop Wunderman.

Dell has insisted that the review does not include the media assignment, currently held by WPP sister agency MediaCom, or the Dell branding business also held by Y&R Brands.

Michael Dell said: "Karen's success at Dell has come from her tremendous focus on our customers and her strong understanding of our commercial IT solutions.

"She is a world-class marketing professional and one of our most inspired and engaging leaders, and we are pleased to welcome her to our executive leadership team."

Discussion

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs

subscribe now

Latest

John Lewis walks consumers through its history to celebrate 150 years of business
Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up
Hottest virals: Cute puppies star in Pedigree ad, plus Idris Elba and Fruyo
Amnesty International burns candles to illuminate new hope
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers
Tom of Finland's 'homoerotic' drawings made into stamps
YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp consulting at WPP
Wolff Olins reveals new CEO after Apple poaches Karl Heiselman
Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games
Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile
Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA
Fableists believe children like Finn should be outdoors enjoying life
Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360
MasterCard renews Rugby World Cup sponsorship to push cashless message
Lynx unleashes £9m 'Peace invasion' campaign
Social Brands 100 Youth: Pizza Hut most social youth brand in UK
Cheryl Cole is wild and arresting in new L'Oreal work
Morrisons told not to show alcohol ads during YouTube nursery rhymes
O2 head of brand Shadi Halliwell departs after 23 years at company in restructure
Tesco hit by further sales decline as it turns to digital Clubcard and social network
Branding guru Wally Olins dies aged 83
Duracell short film captures epic Transatlantic voyage
Ash runs Tinder experiment to show smokers are less desirable to opposite sex
British Airways teams up with Gerry Cottle Jnr for summer of rooftop film screenings
Arklu says 'girls can be superheroes too' with doll design competition
Coke enters squash market with Oasis Mighty Drops
Virgin Galactic signs up Land Rover as space flight sponsor
Motorola marketer Andrew Morley departs as Google gears up for sale to Lenovo
US Airways apologises after tweeting obscene image at a customer