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HuffPost Boosts Sales Staff by 12

The Huffington Post added an even dozen people to its sales staff, with president and chief revenue officer Greg Coleman saying:

Bringing on such a wide-range of talent — a remarkable group of industry professionals from some of the best names in media — marks a key milestone in the build-out of our sales platform. We’re now ready to fully capitalize on the success of The Huffington Post brand and further deepen our engagement with marketers.

CEO Eric Hippeau added:

Greg Coleman has been hard at work building a sales team that can execute his ambitious vision for bringing our business to the next level. We’re better situated than ever to connect with key marketers who see HuffPost as offering a unique hybrid of news and opinion with an attitude, a passionate and engaged community, and a site built around sharing via social tools and the latest technology.

The 12 additions:

Account executive Lauri Baker, formerly an account director at Yahoo!;

Account director Jennifer Carroll, who held the same post at Yahoo!;

West Coast client-services manager Dalia Charbel, who had been sales-development manager at Myspace;

Account manager Sophie Dabuzhsky, previously manager, digital planning and media strategy at ImpreMedia;

Social marketing manager Jarrod Dicker, formerly manager of social media at Minyanville Media;

Senior vice president, business development Sam Figler, also from Yahoo!, where he was VP, global sales and business development;

Ad trafficker Trey Green, previously senior advertising-inventory specialist at Edmunds.com;

Client-services director Maeve Kennedy, who had been ad-operations and publisher-relations director at Complex Media;

Senior account director Jacob Millstein, previously account executive at WeatherBug;

Social-marketing research manager Camille Norris, a former research analyst with The New York Times;

Social marketing manager Daniela Perdomo, formerly staff writer and associate editor at AlterNet; and

Account director Jennifer Scholnick, previously sales director at Buzzmedia.

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