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IHOP’s New Marketer

 The IHOP restaurant chain has named Kieran Donahue as chief marketing officer. She is responsible for culinary strategies, advertising, digital innovation, communications, menu development and brand experience. Before joining IHOP, Donahue served as vice president of brand, marketing and digital at Marriott International. IHOP is part of Dine Brands Global Inc.

in Glendale. … Courtney Barton has joined Arcutis Biotherapeutics Inc. as chief compliance officer, chief of staff and chief privacy officer. She previously worked at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Kythera, Allergan and MannKind Corp.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining Arcutis at this pivotal time in the company’s evolution and applaud Arcutis’ continued investment in compliance and data privacy,” Barton said in a statement. … On March 3, Nancy Hoffman Vanyek, chief executive of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Save Small Business Coalition, was a guest for an online radio talk program on how small businesses can navigate the pandemic. She explained how the coalition represents hundreds of chambers and business associations that organize lobbying and funding for small companies. The interview is available online at the BizZne$$ BuzZ show’s website with host Frank Helring. … Accounting firm Citrin Cooperman has appointed Partner Matthew Segreo leader of the entertainment, music and sports practice at the Encino office. The practice “has recently seen significant growth with Mejia & Kaplan joining Citrin Cooperman in 2019, a specialized entertainment accounting and advisory firm in Beverly Hills,” said Arnie Herrmann, former practice leader, in a statement. “The expansion will be carried forward with Matt’s thorough understanding of the industry’s unique needs.” … Bebe Reed is the new health care operations director at senior housing developer Griffin Living in Calabasas. She has managed 20 senior living facilities in nine states; most recently she worked as vice president of wellness and risk management at Thrive Senior Living. Griffin has facilities in Simi Valley, Santa Clarita and Thousand Oaks. … Westlake Village’s Eta Compute Inc. has hired Evan Petridis as chief product officer. He will help develop a portfolio of products using the company’s low-power AI technology. “Petridis will be a tremendous asset to Eta Compete as we develop market-leading intelligent sensing solutions,” said Eta Chief Executive Ted Tewksbury in a statement.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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