Ryvalmedia announces senior promotions and new hires

Back to news15th July 2021

Ryvalmedia has bolstered its Melbourne team with several senior promotions and new hires.  Marcus Betschel, Isabella Jackson, and Jonathan Henshaw will all take on new leadership roles within the Ryvalmedia team that are effective immediately.

Marcus Betschel has been promoted to general manager, Isabella Jackson to head of client service, and Jonathan Henshaw to head of product & innovation. Henshaw was recently named B&T‘s 30 Under 30 ‘Entrepreneur’ of the year.

Ryvalmedia has also added a string of six new hires to the team, including senior appointments, Trent Light as client business strategy director, and Ed Field as director of performance media.

Trent Light comes most recently from Newscorp, where he was commercial insights & strategy director; before Newscorp, he was national strategy director at Columbus.

Light will lead the Ryvalmedia strategic digital, data, and tech proposition for client partners.

Ed Field leaves his current role as digital director at Dentsu agency, iProspect. Field will lead the performance media team, bringing his experience and deep specialisation to underline the Ryvalmedia digital-first ethos and ensure best-in-class performance capabilities for the growing client portfolio.

In addition to Light and Field, the additional hires include performance media managers Davina Ly and Daniella Mercieca.

Lastly, two marketing graduates as Ryvalmedia continues its commitment to foster and nurture new talent in the industry and developing them in line with Ryvalmedia’s unique approach to building brands for the digital economy.

Managing director Joseph Pardillo, said: “I am beyond delighted to welcome fresh new faces to the team and equally proud to recognize a number of our existing crew with some very important role step-changes.

“Our growing team, across every function, truly value independence, empowerment, and entrepreneurship – they’re not afraid of accountability.

“And they don’t want to be swallowed up by a large organization where their contributions aren’t visible but instead want the freedom to think holistically and move at speed.

“We will continue to develop this culture and build on it from the ground up with fresh graduate thinkers; I truly do believe that this is the secret sauce that underpins all other shiny selling points and proprietary USPs.”