MarketPro Completes CMO Executive Search for Carmike Cinemas

ATLANTA – January 1, 2016 – MarketPro, a top marketing executive search firm specializing in Chief Marketing Officer and other marketing executive roles, is excited to announce the selection of Rob Collins as the new CMO of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC).

Carmike, the fourth largest operator of movie theaters in the US, has been experiencing significant growth. Collins will be looking to accelerate the growth by aligning marketing strategy with overall corporate strategy.

The search and recruitment process was led by MarketPro’s President Bob Van Rossum.

“Rob will make an excellent fit at Carmike,” said Van Rossum. “His experience and skillset line up perfectly with the company’s needs, and his attitude makes him an excellent match for the organization’s results-driven yet informal corporate culture.”

Collins comes from Turner Entertainment Networks where he worked as Vice President of Brand Activation. He’ll serve as a member of the corporate leadership team at Carmike’s headquarters in Columbus, GA and report to the CEO, David Passman.

Click here to see the announcement from Carmike.

About MarketPro

MarketPro Inc. is a woman-owned marketing executive search and marketing staffing firm founded in 1996. Headquartered in Atlanta, the nationwide recruitment agency matches high-performing marketers with clients who need their skills and experience to take their business to the next level. Learn more at

About Carmike Cinemas

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and alternative programming, and is one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 275 theatres with 2,921 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 50 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 32 “BigDs,” 16 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain” Carmike’s primary focus is mid-sized communities. Learn more, view exact showtimes, and purchase tickets at