Brian Kursar, Toyota (L) Elise Leung Cole, DataRobot (C) Satya Nadella, Microsoft (R)
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.
Microsoft has given its chief executive, Satya Nadella, even more responsibility by unanimously electing him as its new Board Chair. John W. Thompson, who is relinquishing his position to Nadella, will continue on as Lead Independent Director. Source | Full Story
Instacart has a new top marketer, Laura Jones, who will step into the role that has been vacant since February 2021. Jones joins from Uber as the grocery delivery platform’s VP of Brand & Marketing. Source | Full Story
GameStop hired Matt Furlong as CEO. Furlong was most recently a Country Leader and oversaw Amazon’s Australia business. Gamestop also announced Mike Recupero as CFO effective July 12, 2021. Source | Full Story
Toyota has elevated Brian Kursar to Group Vice President of Digital Technology. Kursar, a company veteran, will also retain his title as CTO for both Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Connected North America (TCNA). Source | Full Story
Sailpoint appointed Chern-Yue Boey as SVP for the Asia-Pacific region and Wendy Wu as CMO. Wu has over 20 years of experience in technology marketing from leading teams at Box, Microsoft and Google. Source
OfferUp, an online C2C marketplace focused on in-person transactions, named Todd Dunlap as its new CEO. Co-founder of OfferUp, Nick Huzar will remain President and Board Chair and become the company’s Chief Product Officer. Source | Full Story
ForgeRock appointed David Burden as Chief Information Officer. Burden has more than 20 years of experience working in the technology industry at large enterprises, including Apple, Hitachi, Quantcast, Virgin Media and NetApp. Source
Best Athletes has recruited Steven Caldwell as the youth sports analytics and video technology platform's CEO. Caldwell replaces Steve Currie as the top executive, however, Currie will remain with the company in an operations role. Source | Full Story
Sotero has named Brian Hartpence as its new VP of Sales and Kevin Keane as VP of Business Development. As a part of the company’s leadership team, the two new executives will help address key growth areas. Source | Full Story
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