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September 20 2013

Mark DanielUS-based online community specialist Passenger has appointed both former Communispace exec Mark Daniel and Mike Vandall in the role of Director, Client Development, while promoting Jodie Brinkerhoff to Senior Vice President, Sales & Client Services.

Founded in 2005, with offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto and New York City, Passenger develops online communities to provide real-time customer insight.

Daniel (pictured) joins after a brief spell at Kantar Media, where he served as Director, National Business Development, before which, he worked for online research community builder Communispace for more than two years as Director, Business Development. Earlier, he held business development positions at The Wall Street Journal Office Network, Harbert Realty Services, and the CORE Network.

Vandall has spent the past ten years helping enterprise customers engage employees, customers and partners through learning, innovation and marketing processes. Most recently he worked at GybeTech, a consultancy helping start-ups with go-to-market strategies. His more than 20 year career also includes executive and leadership roles at RedVector, Nortel Networks, and Spigit.

Thomas Finkle, Passenger CEO, comments: ‘With the addition of Mike and Mark, our national sales team is strong and positions us well to grow the business during these exciting times for our product and services. We are excited to have a talented team with a proven track record of success.’

Brinkerhoff joined Passenger in 2010, having previously worked both agency and client-side in relationship management, marketing, and research positions at Harris Interactive, Mintel International and MBNA America (now Bank of America). In her new role, she will continue to focus on client satisfaction, while adding new customer growth and revenue performance to her responsibilities.

Finkle adds: ‘We congratulate Jodie on this well-deserved promotion. She has done a terrific job managing and growing our relationships with our long-standing and new customers. Her commitment to building successful community programs is unyielding.’

Web site: www.thinkpassenger.com .