The Biggest 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.

Tech Giants

Netflix has hired Mike Verdu as its VP of Game Development. He joins the media streaming giant from Facebook, where he was the VP of Content for Facebook Reality Labs. Source | Full Story

Splunk announced a string of new additions to its senior leadership team on July 15, all effective immediately. Among them are Sendur Sellakumar, SVP and first-ever Chief Cloud Officer, Claire Hockin, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer and Garth Fort, SVP and Chief Product Officer. Source | Full Story

Okta has named John Zissimos to its executive team as its first-ever Chief Digital Officer. He most recently served as Google’s VP of Creative, Brand, Media, and Customer Programs. Source | Full Story

Pinterest announced that its Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Tyi McCray, has left the company effective July 15th, 2021. Source

Growing Companies

Latch has recruited Justina Omokhua to join its leadership team as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, she led brand marketing at Endeavor, however, before that she was the Global Head of Content and Lifestyle Strategy at Apple. Source | Full Story

Gong has named its new President and COO, Tableau veteran Kelly Breslin Wright. She was the first sales hire at Tableau Software when she joined in 2005 and eventually worked her way up to serve as its EVP of Sales before exiting the company in 2016. Source | Full Story

EquipmentShare, a construction solutions company, announced that Trevor Schauenberg, a former President and CEO at GE Capital, will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Source | Full Story

Immunomic Therapeutics appointed Robert Newman as Chief Business Officer. Newman most recently served as General Manager of WCG Analgesic Solutions. Source

Komodo Health hired Bill Madigan as CRO. Madigan previously served as CRO of Cervello. Source

Tanium announced its CMO, Chris Pick, will be stepping down from his position. Pick makes this the fourth CMO to leave Tanium since August 2016. Source

Emerging Companies

Fabric has hired former Shopify executive Tyler Nemiro as its new VP of Enterprise Sales. The hire comes after the startup raised $43M in Series A funding in February. Source | Full Story

KnectIQ announced that Anna Harrington will be joining its leadership team as COO. The Wharton graduate has held roles at Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, Promontory Financial Group, and most recently at Citi. Source | Full Story

Zapata Computing has revealed that Jeff Huber will join its Board of Directors. Huber is a former SVP at Google and was the Founding CEO of cancer screening company GRAIL. Source | Full Story

Link3D appointed Mike Jones as CEO and Vishal Singh has been promoted from CTO to President. Source

Blippar appointed Dahlia Basar as Strategic Partnerships Director, Mark McDonagh as CMO, and Patrick Timoney as CFO. Source

Reali promoted Tyler Baldwin from COO to CEO. Source


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