10 Tech Executive Moves You Should Know This Week

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Apple's One Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Editorial credit: Uladzik Kryhin / Shutterstock.com

This week, the leader of Apple's secretive car project left for Ford, Tinder named its first female CEO, and VMware promoted a new CTO.

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. Ford Names Apple Car Leader To Oversee Advanced Tech and Embedded Systems

Ford has selected seasoned tech executive Doug Field to serve as its new Chief Advanced Technology and Embedded Systems Officer. Field is leaving his role at the leader of Apple's Project Titan, a major blow to the tech company's secrative effort to create its own vehicle.

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2. VMware Names Company Veteran as CTO

VMware has filled a major leadership role by promoting Kit Colbert to serve as its next Chief Technology Officer. Colbert has been with the enterprise software giant since 2003 and is a natural pick as he has led tech teams throughout the company. He has previously served as the CTO of VMware’s Cloud, General Manager of VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps business, CTO for VMware’s End-User Computing Business, and as the lead architect for the VMware vRealize Operations Suite.

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3. Apple Assigns Ex-Wearables Leader to Lead Project Titan

Apple has selected Kevin Lynch to lead its mysterious efforts to create its a self-driving electric vehicle. Lynch is an Apple stalwart who has been with the company since 2013 and reportedly joined the Project Titan team earlier this year. Before that, he was a VP of Technology in the company’s wearable unit and has made appearances at Apple events to present watchOS updates and features.

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4. Match Group Names First Female Tinder CEO

Match Group has appointed Renate Nyborg to succeed Jim Lanzone as the CEO of Tinder, the company's flagship dating app. In her previous role at Tinder, Nyborg led the app's marketing efforts across Europe and oversaw strategic global initiatives across the company.

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5. Yahoo Swipes Right on New CEO After Apollo Acquisition

Yahoo has officially named Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone as the company new CEO, effective September 27. He joins the storied internet company as it charts a new era outside of Verizon. Lanzone is currently the CEO of Tinder, but before taking over leadership of the Match Group-owned dating app he served as CBS’s Chief Digital Officer and CEO of CBS Interactive.

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6. DocuSign Adds Former LegalShield CMO as Its First Comms Chief

DocuSign has announced that LegalShield's former Chief Marketing Officer, Cameron Scott, has joined its executive team as its first-ever Chief Communications Officer.

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7. Peder Ulander Appointed as MongoDB’s Chief Marketing Officer

MongoDB, a general purpose database platform, has appointed Peder Ulander as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He was previously the Head of Enterprise and Developer Marketing at Amazon Web Services.

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8. Alicia Skubick is Trustpilot’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Trustpilot has announced that Alicia Skubick will join the company to helm its marketing organization and grow its global brand after its IPO earlier this year. She brings experience from Intuit Quickbooks, where she most recently led the financial management software company’s UK marketing team.

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9. HSBC’s Dinesh Keswani Joins CloudBees as CTO

CloudBees has named Dinesh Keswani as the enterprise software delivery company’s new CTO. Keswani most recently served as the Group CTO at HSBC, which placed him at the head of the international bank’s product and engineering teams.

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10. Stack Overflow Hires Matthew Gallatin as CFO

Stack Overflow announced that Matthew Gallatin will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Gallatin most recently served as the CEO of cloud data management platform Reltio.

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