The Biggest Moves in Tech This Week

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 Alex Carvalhal

Alex Carvalhal. Image credit: GreyOrange

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

Google has lost Chris Poole, the founder of controversial message board 4chan. Poole has left Google after 5 years of bouncing around different departments within the tech giant. Source | Full Story

Robinhood announced that Christine Brown will step into a new role as Chief Operating Officer of Robinhood Crypto. She will maintain her current role of Robinhood Markets’ VP of Product Operations. Source | Full Story

Luminar has hired Alan Prescott as the lidar hardware and software maker’s Chief Legal Officer. He joins Luminar from Tesla, where most recently as worked as the electric car titan’s General Counsel. Source | Full Story

GreyOrange has appointed Alex Carvalhal as Global CFO effective May 1, 2021. Carvalhal was previously CFO and SVP of Finance for Customer Experience at SAP. Source

DraftKings appointed Gisele Bündchen as Special Adviser to the CEO. Source

Tricentis appointed Kevin Thompson as CEO. Thompson was previously the CEO of SolarWinds. Source

Samsara hired Philip van der Wilt to lead its European operations. van der Wilt was formerly SVP and General Manager of EMEA ServiceNow. Source

Bitstamp hired Stephen Bearpark as CFO. Bearpark was previously a finance director at Amazon. Source

HCL Technologies appointed Alok Sahu as CFO effective June 1, 2021. Source

Quantum hired Brian Cabrera as its new General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Cabrera was previously assistant U.S. attorney for the Justice Department. Source

Logicalis US announced Michael McClain as COO. McClain was previously in M&A consulting. Source

i2c appointed Joe Podulka as CFO. Podulka has previously held a variety of different management positions at places such as PayPal, eBay, and Hearst. Source

Binance.US has announced Brian Brooks will become CEO. Brooks was previously the Acting Comptroller of the Currency. Source

ABBYY hired Paul Nizov as Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to ABBYY, Nizov was MENA Managing Director of Cybersecurity at Ernst & Young. Source

EIS appointed Dan Galdenzi to General Manager and EVP of Healthcare. Galdenzi was SVP and Chief Growth Officer at NASCO. Source

Procore appointed Bill Crawford as SVP of U.S. Sales. Crawford was previously Chief Value Officer at Ceridian. Source

Quanterix announced the appointment of Shawn Stetson to Interim CFO effective May 11, 2021. Source

Red Canary hired John Turner as Chief Revenue Officer and Rick Caccia as Chief Marketing Officer. Turner and Caccia were both previously working at Google Cloud. Source

Collective Health named Alison Worthington as Chief Marketing Officer. Worthington has prior leadership experience working with brands such as Coca-Cola, Method, Microsoft, and Starbucks. Source

InfluxData has hired Barbara Nelson as VP of Applications, Rick Spencer as VP of Platform and Marc Kaplan as VP of Technical Services. Source

Replimune hired Sushil Patel as Chief Commercial Officer effective May 3, 2021. Patel joins from Genentech where he served as Global Oncology Franchise Head. Source

AHEAD hired Tony Coffey as COO. Coffey was previously at SoftBank Investment Advisors where he served as an Operating Partner. Source

Reltio hired Chris Battles as Chief Customer Officer. Battles was previously Chief Product Officer at Zuora. Source

Aruvant has named Meghan Kelton as Executive Director of Human Resources and E. Blair Clark-Schoeb as SVP of Communications. Source

Frontline Performance Group promoted Geoffrey Toffetti to CEO. Toffetti was previously President and Chief Marketing Officer. Source

BigID added Marc DeGaetano as its new Chief Revenue Officer. DeGaetano was previously VP of Sales of US Enterprise at Rubrik. Source

Columbus appointed Søren Krogh Knudsen as President & CEO. Knudsen was previously with PA Consulting Group as Regional Head of the Nordics and Global Head of Sales. Source


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