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Nanigans, a Boston-based Facebook ad software firm, may not be sending its employees westward, as rumored. But the company is losing its senior VP of marketing, Dan Slagen, to a local upstart.

HourlyNerd, which offers an online marketplace linking MBAs with businesses for part-time or freelance work, today announced that it has hired Slagen as its chief marketing officer.

The Harvard Business School startup is backed by Mark Cuban, Highland Capital Partners, and Greylock Partners, and raised its Series A round (amount undisclosed) in March.

Prior to Nanigans, Slagen had led global marketing relations at Cambridge-based HubSpot.

HourlyNerd said Slagen has “the perfect combination of strategic instinct and execution orientation to hit the ground running as a leader at HourlyNerd.” The marketplace allows businesses to find MBA students and alumni, who provide work “at reasonable rates and on an ‘as needed’ basis,” HourlyNerd has said.

Read more: Boston has Nanigans, Cambridge has SocialClicks

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston. Follow Kyle on Twitter

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