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

Okta has picked ex-Google leader Sagnik Nandy to serve as its new President of Technology and CTO. Nandy spent 15 years at Google and led engineering in its core advertising business. Source | Full Story

Wish has hired Tarun Jain, a former Product Management Director at Google, as its Chief Product Officer. Jain had been with Google since 2017 and led the development of Discovery ads. Source | Full Story

Yext announced that Laurie "LC" Cook has accepted the challenge of being its first-ever VP of Public Sector. She joins from Blue Prism, where she was also a senior public sector executive. Source | Full Story

Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from the gaming titan as it faces a company-wide sexual harassment lawsuit. Brack will be replaced by current executives Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra. Source | Full Story

Rivian has hired Forest Young as the company's Senior Director, Global Brand Design. Source

SoftwareAG promoted Scott Little from SVP for Global Sales and Head of the Americas to CRO and Benno Quade from COO of Go-to-Market to Chief Customer Success Officer. Source

Twitter promoted Sarah Personette from VP of Global Client Solutions to Chief Customer Officer. Source

Cisco hired Dev Stahlkopf as EVP and Chief Legal Officer. Stahlkopf joins Cisco from Microsoft where she served as General Counsel. Source

Pitney Bowes appointed Nick Smith to the position of SVP Strategy, Product and Platform Management for Global Ecommerce and Brent Cervenka has joined Pitney Bowes from Amazon to become SVP, Global Operations for Global Ecommerce. Source

Growing Companies

Zocdoc has named Wall Street veteran Edward Liu as its new CFO. He spent over two decades with Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as the Head of Americas Technology Banking. Source | Full Story

Clearbit has brought Derek Schlicker on board as its new Chief Financial Officer. He joins the marketing intelligence software startup from SaaS GRC provider Quantivate. Before that, he was the VP of Finance at PayScale. Source | Full Story

Headspace has hired Krithika Swaminathan as its new CTO, effective August 11. The Intuit veteran most recently served as the tech company's VP of AI. Source | Full Story

Talkspace appointed Erin Boyd to Chief Growth Officer of Enterprise. Boyd most recently led behavioral network strategy at Cigna. Source | Full Story

Pipedrive appointed Dominic Allon as CEO. Prior to Pipedrive, Allon was SVP and General Manager for Intuit’s QuickBooks international business. Source

Hootsuite hired Maggie Lower as its new CMO. Lower was previously the CMO at Cision. Source

1Password hired Raj Sarkar as CMO. Sarkar was previously ​​CMO and VP of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks. Source

Emerging Companies

Afresh has appointed Bosky Dalal as Director of Data Engineering. She most recently worked as a VP at Mastercard following its acquisition of Applied Predictive Technologies. Source | Full Story

Livly, a real estate technology startup, has added David Shaw as its Director of Operations. Shaw brings operations and expansion experience from another real estate tech startup, Alfred. Source | Full Story

TealBook, an AI-enriched supplier data foundation, has revealed that it has hired Arnold Liwanag as its new CTO. Most recently, he served as the CTO at AI and supply chain firm IVADO Labs. Source | Full Story

Open Systems appointed Tom Corn as its new Chief Product Officer. Prior to Open Systems, Corn served as a SVP in VMware’s Security Business Unit. Source

CybeReady appointed Eitan Fogel as its new CEO. Source

Shelf Engine has hired Kane McCord as President and CRO. Source


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