David Carrion Appointed Director of Marketing for PokerStars
There have been more changes to the management team of online poker giant PokerStars after the company appointed David Carrion as Director of Marketing for PokerStars.
Carrion joined the PokerStars management team in January 2010 when he became the Director of Live Poker Operations for Latin America. Under Carrion’s leadership, the Latin America Poker Tour grew and became must-play events in Latin America. Carrion also added to his vast poker knowledge and experience by being a key figure in the sponsorship of the Brazilian Series of Poker and in directing the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure until 2015.
Carrion has also held the positions of Director of Digital Services and more recently Director of Performance Marketing.
There are busy times ahead for Carrion once he starts his new role on July 1 because he is to act as the interim Director of Live Events until a replacement for the outgoing Edgar Stuchly is found. Also leaving the company is the Director of Brand Marketing, Vadim Soloveychik.
A PokerStars spokesperson said: “PokerStars has appointed David Carrion as Director of Marketing to lead the global strategy of the PokerStars brand, including advertising, digital, social media, content marketing and live events. Carrion joined PokerStars in January 2010 as Director of Live Poker Operations for Latin America. A background in poker and table games within the bricks and mortar industry served him well in growing and developing the Latin American Poker Tour, sponsoring the Brazilian Series of Poker and directing the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure through to 2015.
Carrion, who has spent the last two years leading digital marketing efforts, will combine live events expertise, knowledge of the brand and digital understanding with his personal passion for poker to continue growing the game globally and authentically, online and live.
Carrion will assume the role permanently on July 1 and will also be interim Director of Live Events until a new executive is appointed. Vadim Soloveychik, Director of Brand Marketing and Edgar Stuchly, Director of Live Events, will leave the company at the end of June. PokerStars would like to thank both Soloveychik and Stuchly for their dedicated service and wishes them well in their future endeavors.”