The Biggest Executive Moves in Tech This Week

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These are the most notable hires, promotions, and departures within the US tech community in the last week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on The Move.

Executive Moves

  • Amazon announced that its CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, will step down as CEO in Q3 of this year. Bezos will transition to the role of Executive Chair and Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS will take over as CEO. Source | Full story
  • Apple hired Porsche executive, Manfred Harrer, to work on Apple Car Project. Source | Full story
  • Salesforce promoted former Vlocity CEO David Schmaier to President and CPO. Source | Full story
  • IBM hired Carla Piñeyro Sublett at SVP and CMO. Sublett was previously the CMO at National Instruments. Source | Full story
  • Workday promoted Doug Robinson to EVP of Global Sales. Source
  • hired Ott Kaukver as CTO and Nick Worswick as Chief Revenue Officer. Kaukver previously was the CTO of Twilio and Worswick joined from WeWork. Source
  • GameStop hired Amazon engineering leader, Matt Francis, as its first-ever CTO. Source | Full story
  • Paradox announced that David Pluto has been named Chief Strategy Officer. Pluto was previously the VP of Corporate Strategy for SAP. Source
  • SAP promoted Irfan Khan as the President of SAP HANA and Analytics. Khan previously was the President of SAP’s Platform and Technologies unit. Source
  • Instacart named Asha Sharma as its new COO, effective mid-February. Sharma was previously Facebook’s VP of product for the company’s private communications services. Source
  • Ancestry hired Deborah Liu as CEO effective March 1. Liu will join Ancestry from Facebook where she created and led Facebook's Marketplace product group. Source | Full story
  • WP Engine appointed Tarsha McCormick as VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Culture and Engagement. McCormick joins the team from ThoughtWorks where she was the North American Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Change. Source
  • Colt Technology Services promoted Mirko Voltolini to VP of Strategy and Innovation. Voltolini was previously Colt's Global Head of Network On Demand. Source
  • ARInsights appointed Andy Zimmerman as CEO. Prior to joining, Zimmerman was the Head of Marketing for Salesforce Interaction Studio. Source
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies promoted its CTO, Mark Adams, to COO. Source
  • CloudMD hired Kristine Heckman VP Clinic Operations. Heckman was previously VP of Clinic Operations with Lifemark Health. Source
  • HG Insights announced the appointment of SaaS veteran leader Mark Richards as Chief Revenue Officer. Richards previously served as CRO at Nintex. Source
  • TekSynap appointed Pete Brady as Chief Growth Officer. Brady previously was a SVP at BlueWater Federal. Source
  • Hedgehog Technologies promoted Younes Rashidi to VP of Engineering Operations. Rashidi was previously the Director of Engineering at Hedgehog Technologies. Source
  • Fortive hired Read Simmons as SVP of Strategy and promoted Jonathan Schwarz to SVP of Corporate Development. Simmons was previously the President of Vista Consulting Group. Source
  • Windtree appointed Dr. Joseph Soffer as Executive Director of Clinical Development. Soffer joined GlaxoSmithKline as Senior Medical Director of Clinical Development. Source
  • Understory appointed Neil Irwin as Chief Strategy Officer. Irwin was previously Senior Business Strategy Adviser at SYD. Source
  • ECI Software Solutions promoted Trevor Gruenewald to CEO, Sarah Hagan has been promoted to President and COO and Ron Books, former CEO transitioned to Chairman of ECI’s board. Source
  • Five9 hired Panos Kozanian as new EVP Cloud Operations. Kozanian formerly worked at Cisco as an engineering and operations executive. Source
  • SingleStore hired Oliver Schabenberger as Chief Innovation Officer. Previously, Schabenberger was the COO and CTO at SAS. Source
  • Jumio appointed Mark Reeves as VP of EMEA Revenue and Micah Willbrand as VP of Product for AML services. Reeves joined from Carbon Black (a VMWare company) and Willbrand joined from Experian. Source
  • archTis named Kurt Mueffelmann as its global COO. Mueffelmann was previously the CEO of Nucleus Cyber. Source
  • AlertEnterprise appointed Mark Weatherford as Chief Information Security Officer. Source
  • Aptos hired Karthik Mani as Chief Product Officer. Mani joined the company from LLamasoft where he served as EVP and Chief Product Officer. Source
  • DIGITEC promoted Peer Joost to COO. Joost was previously the Head of Marketing and Sales at DIGITEC. Source
  • Swift Navigation hired Robert Seltzer as EVP of Product. Prior to joining Swift, Seltzer worked at Intel as VP of Platform Solutions and Computing. Source
  • Precisely hired Pat Collins as CFO, Anjan Kundavaram as Chief Product Officer, and Sue Bergamo as Chief Information Security Officer. Source
  • Microexcel hired Ram Shankar as CFO. Source
  • Axiologic Solutions hired Chris Bibbee as Chief Program Officer. Bibbee joins from ManTech. Source
  • Fetch Rewards appointed Nupur Sadiwala as its new CFO. Sadiwala previously served as the CFO for Singapore-based Reebonz. Source
  • Canary Speech hired Nate Blaylock as CTO. Blaylock was previously a Senior Research Manager and NLU architect at Nuance Communications. Source
  • Source named Vishal Gupta as its SVP and Chief Information and Technology Officer. Gupta joined the team from Unisys. Source
  • CloudBees appointed Stephen DeWitt its new CEO. DeWitt was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at Automation Anywhere. Source
  • Symend named Matt LaHood as its SVP of Science and Analytics Services. LaHood previously served as FICO's VP and Head of Custom Analytics for the Americas. Source

Board Moves


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