Donuts Expands Sales And Marketing Team, Opens New Office Ahead Of New gTLD Launch

Donuts logoDonuts is expanding in the lead-up to the launch of new generic Top Level Domains. The company applied for 307 strings and has announced it has now completed a round of hiring that further strengthens its sector-leading team of domain and Internet industry experts. Donuts also announced the opening of its new office in Calabasas, Calif., where sales and marketing efforts are based.

In their announcement, Donuts state they have staffed an international team to build channel relationships and prepare for the next phases of the new gTLD programme.

“New gTLDs are the next evolutionary step in online identity and represent the largest expansion of the namespace since the commercial phase of the Internet,” said Dan Schindler, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a Donuts co-founder.  “Donuts will ensureend users worldwide are informed about the benefits available to them.  Our team of industry experts is already at work with our partners around the world.”

Joining Donuts in the new Calabasas office are:

  • Bob Samuelson – Vice President Sales & Marketing – Most recently with Adobe Systems, Samuelson brings more than a decade of experience in the Internet and domain name industries.
  • Alina Syunkova – Director Sales & Marketing USA, Affinity Partnerships – Fluent in English and Russian, Syunkova most recently led coordination efforts between ICANN’s staff and Board of Directors.
  • Michele Jourdan – Director Sales & Marketing USA, Affinity Partnerships – A seasoned PR and marketing professional, Jourdan helped develop and lead ICANN’s new gTLD outreach effort.

Additionally, Donuts expanded its U.S. and international reach with the additions of:

  • Matt Bamonte – Director Sales & Marketing USA, Registrar Channel (Wilmington, Del.) – Bamonte joins Donuts from the Corporation Service Company, where he led successful domain name marketing campaigns.
  • Amy Repp – Director Sales & Marketing Europe, Affinity Partnerships (London) – Repp brings extensive experience in customizing and managing new gTLD applications in previous roles.

Additionally, Donuts expanded its U.S. and international reach with the additions of:

  • Matt Bamonte – Director Sales & Marketing USA, Registrar Channel (Wilmington, Del.) – Bamonte joins Donuts from the Corporation Service Company, where he led successful domain name marketing campaigns.
  • Amy Repp – Director Sales & Marketing Europe, Affinity Partnerships (London) – Repp brings extensive experience in customizing and managing new gTLD applications in previous roles.
  • Jenny White – Director Sales & Marketing Europe, Registrar Channel (London) – White brings more than a decade of domain name industry experience both from an operational perspective as well as registrar relations.