The 10 Most Important Executive Moves This Week

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top 10 exec moves by Jenny Nilsson

This week, 4chan's founder exited Google, Robinhood elevated a crypto leader, and Away announced its new CEO.

These are our top picks for the most important executive appointments and departures this week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on The Move.

1. Robinhood Promotes Exec to Oversee Crypto

Christine Brown will step into a new role as Chief Operating Officer of Robinhood Crypto, while maintaining her current role of Robinhood Markets’ VP of Product Operations, the platform announced on Thursday. She will oversee all of the trading platform’s crypto operations and compliance.

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2. Away Names Founder Jen Rubio as its Permanent CEO

Ahead of a potential IPO, luggage brand Away has cemented its co-founder, Jen Rubio, as its new CEO. She had initially taken on the role as interim CEO while the company’s Board of Directors searched for a top executive following the departure of then-CEO Stuart Haselden in February 2021.

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3. Another One Bites The Dust - GameStop CEO is Stepping Down

GameStop CEO George Sherman is stepping down on July 31. The Board of Directors is currently evaluating the executive leadership team at the company and leading the search in finding CEO candidates that can accelerate the next phase of the company’s growth.

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4. Clubhouse Nabs Spotify's Grey Munford as Head of Communications

Grey Munford, Head of Content Communications at Spotify, joined the Clubhouse team this week as Global Head of Communications. In an email sent last Friday obtained by Variety, Munford said “Following a wildly exciting and wonderful few years at Spotify I am packing up my virtual office (read: logging out of my company gmail) and heading down the (still virtual) road to join the team at Clubhouse.”

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5. Coca-Cola Selects a General Counsel and Two New Executives

Monica Howard Douglas, a 17-year veteran of The Coca-Cola Company, is the iconic beverage brand’s new SVP and General Counsel. Effective immediately, she will take on the responsibility of overseeing the continued evolution of the legal function at the Atlanta-based company while also serving as a valued voice in helping lead its overall business.

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6. 4chan's Founder Exits Google After Five Years

Chris Poole, the founder of controversial message board 4chan, has left Google after 5 years of bouncing around different departments within the tech giant, according to a report by CNBC. Poole’s last official day at Google was April 13, however, his departure had only been reported recently.

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7. Ferrari Has a New Chief Content Officer - TopGear’s Charlie Turner

TopGear’s Editorial Director Charlie Turner is named Chief Content Officer at luxury car manufacturer Ferrari, the company said on Tuesday. He will be joining the company in the summer.

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8. Wells Fargo Loses its HR Head

Wells Fargo revealed that David Galloreese, the bank’s Head of Human Resources, will depart for an undisclosed role outside the company on April 23, 2021. While the company’s leadership searches for Galloreese’s replacement, Head of Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion Kleber Santos will take on the top HR role on an interim basis.

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9. Goldman Sachs Names New Co-Head of its Internal Client Services Initiative

Goldman Sachs has appointed Kim Posnett as the Co-Head of One Goldman Sachs, an internal client services initiative. Posnett and Sam Morgan, the initiative’s other co-head, will work to improve how the bank serves some of its biggest clients by integrating some of its business divisions, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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10. Splunk’s CTO Departs for Venture Capital Firm

Splunk’s Chief Technology Officer, Tim Tully, will leave the tech company to join venture capital firm Menlo Ventures next month, according to a press release. As a Partner at Menlo Ventures, Tully will focus on next-gen cloud infrastructure, specifically AI/ML platforms, devops, and the new data stack

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