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The Biggest Moves in Tech This Week

George PaulNews
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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.

Tech Giants

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

Netflix has hired Allure’s Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee to lead its editorial and publishing team. She will reportedly begin her new job in late July and relocate to Los Angeles. 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

eBay hired Steve Priest as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining eBay, Priest served as JetBlue’s CFO. Source

Skillz hired Ian Lee as CFO. Lee was previously the Head of Investor Relations at Airbnb. Source

Coinbase hired Christian Sabella as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel of its Capital Markets Division. Sabella previously worked for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Source

Nexstar Media promoted Susan Parker Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Strategy & Data of the Digital Division. Parked was previously SVP of Strategy and Business Intelligence. Source

TruTrace Technologies named Robert Lelovic as CFO. Source

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

Growing Companies

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

DataRobot has selected Elise Leung Cole as its people chief and promoted Michael Schmidt and Nick King to serve as its new CTO and CMO, respectively. Source | Full Story

Nextdoor announced Monday that Jose Gaztelu will step into the role of Head of International as the neighborhood community app attempts to expand its global presence. 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

GetUpside appointed Sean Carr as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to GetUpside, Sean was the North America sales leader for Gartner’s Sales & Marketing. Source

WorkJam hired Daniel Crepeau as COO. Prior to WorkJam, Crepeau worked for companies such as Freshe Solutions, PSP Investments, and CGI Group. Source

SentinelOne hired Siggi Petursson as VP of Customer-Centric Engineering and Martin Matula as VP of Engineering, Czech Republic Site Lead. Source

Bonitasoft hired Sunny Qian Chen as VP of Product Marketing. Chen joins from SoftBank Robotics where she led the marketing team. Source

upGrad hired Tom Atkinson as the VP for Sales & Partnerships, Octave Auger as the VP for Growth, and Aaron Edgell as the VP of Marketing in North America. Source

Matterport appointed Paul Thompson as VP of Solutions Engineering. Thompson was previously Global Head of Sales Engineering for Google Maps. Source

Emerging Companies

Proof Authentication has found its new CEO, Dan McKinnon, who joins the tech venture from sneaker giant New Balance. Source | Full Story

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

VectorY appointed Alexander Vos as CEO and Sander van Deventer as CTO. van Deventer joins from uniQure Executive Vice President, Research and Product Development. Source

Senda Biosciences hired Matthew Osborne, as CFO, Lynette Herscha as Chief Legal Officer, and Rajesh Beri as VP of Process Development & Manufacturing Sciences. Source

Turing hired Akshay Thakor as SVP Operations. Thakor was previously VP of Business Operations at Postmates. Source

Innoveo appointed Ashish Jha as CMO. Prior to joining Innoveo, Jha was the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at SE2. Source

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