Donuts hires six for sales and marketing

New top level domain applicant adds sales team ahead of new TLD launch.

DonutsDonuts, which applied for more top level domain names than any other company, has staffed up its sales and marketing team.

The company announced six hires today, at least one of which was previously known.

Sales and marketing efforts will be based in the company’s new Calabasas, California (Los Angeles) office.

The company hired Bob Samuelson to as VP of Sales & Marketing. Samuelson joins from Adobe, but prior to that has been in the domain industry since at least 2001, according to his LinkedIn profile. From 2001 to 2010 he worked for VeriSign, and then he had short stints at Melbourne IT and Citizen Hawk.

Also joining the Calabasas office in Director roles are two ex-ICANN staffers, Michele Jourdan and Alina Syunkova.

The company hired two people in London previously with CentralNic: Amy Repp and Jenny White.

Matt Bamonte left CSC to join the company and will work out of Wilmington, Delaware.

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