The Biggest Moves in Tech This Week

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SoundCloud Board Member Troy Carter. Image credit: The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

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

Toshiba appointed Joy Hopkins as the CFO of its Retail Solutions Business. Hopkins has previously held senior roles at companies including Intel Corporation and Lenovo. Source | Full story

Alteryx appointed Suresh Vittal as Chief Product Officer. Vittal previously served as SVP of Platform and Products at Adobe. Source | Full story

Morgan Stanley promoted Peter Akwaboah to COO of its Tech and Operations division. Akwaboah was previously Global Head of Shared Services and Banking Operations at Morgan Stanley. Source | Full story

Parler terminated CEO and Co-Founder John Matze following app Shutdown. Source | Full story

Riot Games has named former Hulu and Netflix exec Ryan Crosby as the Head of Marketing and Consumer Products for its new entertainment division. Source

Sitecore hired Nick Malone as the company's new COO. Malone most recently served as SVP of Sales and Ecosystems for SAP. Source

Shutterstock named John Lapham as General Counsel. Lapham joined from where he served as General Counsel, SVP of Government Affairs. Source

Wikimedia Foundation’s Katherine Maher announced her plan to retire as CEO effective April 15th. Source

Samsung Electronics appointed Kevin Lee as its new President for Samsung Vina. Lee was SVP, Verizon Account, at Samsung Electronics America and had served as the President of Samsung Electronics Benelux and Greece before coming to Vietnam. Source

Yext promoted David Rudnitsky to President and Chief Revenue Officer. Source

Jobcase hired Ben Kuntz as its new Head of Sales. Kuntz was previously the Chief Revenue Officer for Broadbean Technology. Source

Wipro promoted Tomoaki Takeuchi to Country Head & Managing Director for Japan. Source

Cogito appointed Mark Leonard as EVP of Customer Success. Leonard joined Cogito from Interactions LLC. Source

GreenSky promoted Jennifer Russell to Chief Credit Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Source

Lodasoft added Roy McGregor to its team as EVP of Strategy. McGregor joined the team from Ignite Integrations Solutions. Source

MayStreet hired Manisha Kimmel as Chief Policy Officer. Kimmel was previously the Senior Policy Advisor of Regulatory Reporting at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Source

Green Dot appointed Gyorgy Tomso as its new Chief Technology Officer. Tomso joins the financial technology innovator from PayU. Source

Findologic hired Steven Ledgerwood as its Chief Revenue Officer. Ledgerwood was previously the Managing Director of EMEA at Conductor. Source

Commvault hired Isabelle Guis to serve as its Chief Marketing Officer. Guis was previously the VP of Sales Cloud Product Marketing at Salesforce. Source

TeleSign hired Joseph Burton as CEO. Burton previously served as CEO of Plantronics (now Poly) from 2016 to 2020. Source

Qualified hired former Salesforce executive Dan Darcy as its new Chief Customer Officer. Source

Vertiv named Stephen Liang as its Chief Technology Officer. Source

Entheon Biomedical hired Jonna Birgans as VP of Digital Experience. Source

Allvue hired James Black as COO. Black was previously the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of Fidelity Information Systems’ Merchant Division. Source

Align appointed John Sarkis as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining Align, Sarkis managed business unit transformations for NTT America, Digital Realty, and Deutsche Telekom. Source

Riverain Technologies welcomed Mark Koeniguer as Chief Commercial Officer. Koeniguer joins the team from Volpara Health. Source

NKMax America announced Stephen Chen's promotion to COO. Previously, Chen served as Chief Technical Officer of NKMax America and spent time as the SVP of Quality and Technical Operations. Source

Zafin appointed Jay Ryan as Chief Revenue Officer. Ryan has years of experience and prior to joining Zafin, held senior leadership roles at Accuity and Dun & Bradstreet. Source

Cartelux announced Hervé Genin will lead its EMEA Business as General Manager. Genin joined Cartelux from Nissan where he led Brand and Communication Strategy across Europe. Source

Rubrik onboarded Brian McCarthy as Chief Revenue Officer. McCarthy joined Rubrik from ThoughtSpot where he led Sales, Services, and Customer Success organizations. Source

Igor announced key leadership additions: Laura Goedken as CFO, James Oldham as SVP of Sales, and Kim Johnson as VP of Marketing. Source

DTE promoted Chairman and COO Karl Matthiasson to CEO. Source

Valant welcomed James Jay as its new Chief Technology Officer. Jay joined the team from Agfa HealthCare. Source

CompassMSP named Ari Santiago, previously CEO and Founder of IT Direct, as the company’s new CEO. Source

T-Rex Solutions has promoted Rick Dansey to Chief Growth and Strategy Officer and named Sean Murphy as the EVP who will lead its newly created Federal Civilian business. Source

Desktop Metal promoted James Haley as its new CFO and promoted Arjun Aggarwal as Chief Product Officer. Source

i3 promoted Shannon Allen from VP of Cyber and Systems Engineering to COO. Source

BriefCam named Igal Dvir as VP of Technology & Product. Prior to joining BriefCam, Dvir was the Head of Computer Vision for Autonomous Systems for Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Source

Quontic promoted Aaron Wollner as Chief Marketing Officer. Source

Encantos appointed Keith Elliott as Chief Technology Officer. Encantos’ first CTO and Co-Founder, Carlos Hoyos, moved into the newly created role of Chief Data Officer. Source

Praetexo named Blaine Mathieu as CEO. Previously, Mathieu was a Partner at Momenta. Source

Access Intelligence hired former Accuity exec Tom Golding as COO. Source

Board Moves

SoundCloud added Troy Carter to its Board of Directors. Source | Full story

The Trade Desk’s Co-Founder and CTO, Dave Pickles, has oined the company’s Board of Directors. Source

AmpliTech appointed Matthew Kappers to its Board of Directors. Source

NetApp added Carrie Palin to its Board of Directors. Source named Steve Fisher to its Board of Directors. Source

Chimeron Bio appointed Mr. Sven Otto Littorin, Sweden's former Minister of Employment, to lead its newly established Accessible Medicines Advisory Board (AMAB). Source


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