Aimee Deziel is joining the Ottawa Senators as the organization’s new chief marketing officer effective Aug. 13. A graduate of Carleton University, Deziel most recently served as chief operating officer of Momentous, a holding company with expertise in digital marketing, domain name registration and web services. Earlier in her career, she led marketing for the Ottawa Rapidz minor league baseball team.
Nik Nanos has been appointed chair of Carleton University’s board of directors. Nanos, the chief data scientist and founder of Nanos Research, conducts market and public opinion research and provides counsel to diverse organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and non-profit groups. Dan Fortin, a Carleton alumnus and the former president of IBM Canada, is the university’s new vice-chair.
Momentum Business Law has appointed Rukaiya Bhegani as marketing co-ordinator and brand ambassador for the firm. Bhegani recently moved back to Ottawa after living in London for the last 11 years, where she worked at both the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales as an international projects officer and a business development executive at Allen & Overy LLP.
Gusto Worldwide Media has hired industry veteran Jeremy Clark as its new general manager. Clark brings 20 years of executive and management experience in television and digital media to his new role, having previously worked at the Cable Public Affairs Channel and Rogers Communications.
Livewell Canada has named Peter Geimer as vice-president of sales and marketing and Jean Bernard as vice-president of information security and technology. Geimer had stints as a manager at various health-care firms, including Roche, Bioventus and Ondine Biomedical, while Bernard was previously a group manager at aerospace company Avanade.
Bruce Townsend has been named chief technology officer at Nanometrics. Townsend joined the company in 2003 as director of hardware engineering before serving, as vice-president of engineering and most recently vice-president of products. Before joining Nanometrics, he held various positions at Nortel Networks, including director of research and development in Nortel's advanced technology investments group.
Ottawa-based FarmLead has been named one of Forbes magazine’s 25 most innovative agtech startups for 2018.
Ottawa-based global IT company Pythian has won the 2018 Microsoft Canada Application Innovation IMPACT Award. The annual awards recognize Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.