In Demand has hired Tony Dunaif as svp, Digital Products. In the newly created post he’ll oversee digital initiatives for multiplatform transactional content and also head up the development of new products and services. Dunaif came from HeathiNation, where he was svp, Syndication and Strategic Partnerships. Before that he held the CMO post at Inform Technologies and also worked at Internet Broadcasting as GM of its Media Network and svp, Market Development. Other companies on his resume include Brightcove and MTV Networks. Fun story about Tony: After deciding to go to graduate school in Barcelona to get his MBA, he and his wife embarked on a 10-day journey to get there—by traveling to Europe via a working, Polish container ship. They subsequently became lifelong friends with the Third Mate and his family, and even named their daughter after the shipman’s wife.
Suddenlink has named Kevin Stephens president of the company’s Commercial & Advertising Operations (CAO) division and promoted Brian May and Bradley Cooke to vp, Information Technology out of the St. Louis HQ and vp, Technical Operations out of Dallas, respectively. Stephens helped form CAO and has led the organization since 2006, now a $350 million division. His responsibilities include heading up business services, carrier and advertising groups. Kevin tells us he’s a big golfer. Also, he was a jazz musician and played the tenor sax prior to launching a career in business. An item on his bucket list is visiting the Pyramids in Egypt in the next five years. Brian May says he, too, is into golf, and played in college. Additionally, he’s a fan of cooking French cuisine—mainly desserts, such as crème brulée and profiteroles.
Larry Novenstern has joined Tennis Channel as vp, Integrated Partnerships. He’ll work to expand the net’s reach with high-profile sponsors and develop new ways to meet sales goals, in addition to working with sponsor categories including automotive and financial. Novenstern has worked in sports media and brand integration for decades. Clients include Pizza Hut, Visa, T-Mobile, PepsiCo and numerous media companies, including Viacom, NBCU, ESPN and others. His most recent post was svp, U.S. Media Director for Orion Trading. A few lesser-known facts about Larry: “I’m a huge Arsenal FC fan and love going to London for their games. I also love to cook comfort food like beef stew and sauce and meatballs. My guilty pleasure is reading Lee Child books and, of course, Syracuse basketball.”
Time Warner Cable has named Alan Lui as svp, HR Centers of Expertise. He’ll oversee the teams from HR operations and benefits, talent acquisition and movement, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to the appointment, Lui was group vp, Video Strategy for TWC, and before joining the company he founded Nove Technologies, Inc. Alan says he plays a pretty mean ukulele and is an avid woodworker. “I’ve built lots of the furniture around our house, including cabinets for a recent kitchen remodel,” he says. Also, he surfs longboard. “Every chance I get, usually on my annual pilgrimage home to Hawaii.” Oh, and his first paying job was as a party magician. “I can still do some good card tricks.”