The Biggest Moves in Tech This Week

These are the most notable hires, promotions and departures within the US tech community in the last week. Featuring The Pill Club, Palantir, eBay, VMware and more.

The Pill Club’s new CEO Liz Meyerdirk. Image credit: The Pill Club
The Pill Club’s new CEO Liz Meyerdirk. Image credit: The Pill Club
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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.

Executive moves:

The Pill Club hired Liz Meyerdirk as CEO. Meyerdirk was the Senior Director & Global Head of Business Development at Uber Everything for the past six years. Source

eBay named Cornelius Boone as Chief People Officer, effective early February. Boone is currently the VP of Human Resources at American Airlines. Source

VMware appointed Guru Venkatachalam as APJ CTO. Prior to this role, Venkatachalam was CTO of Cloud Architecture at VMware. Source

Dave hired Jarad Fisher as Chief Commercial Officer. Fisher joines Dave from Apple, where he worked on go-to-market strategy for Apple Card. Source

Taranis appointed Bar Veinstein as its next CEO. Previously, Veinstein served as President of Ex Libris. Source

CSG hired Channing Martin Jones as the company's first Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer. Jones previously held a variety of different leadership roles at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the US Department of State. Source

BehaVR hired Rory Channer as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining BehaVR, Channer had held leadership roles at McDermott Will & Emery, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, and Circleback. Source

Sift promoted Marc Olesen to President & CEO. He was previously COO. Source

Billtrust hired Greg Hanson as Chief Product Officer. Before joining, Hanson was SVP, Product Development for PrecisionLender. Source

BullseyeEngagement promoted Raquel Furrer to Chief Customer Success Officer. Furrer was previously VP, Client Services & Success. Source

Qlarant hired Stuart Harlow as CFO. Before joining Qlarant, Harlow was the Senior Director of Finance for BAE Systems. Source

Dashlane hired JD Sherman as its new CEO effective early February. Sherman previously held the position of Advisor and COO at Hubspot. Source

ProctorFree announced that Suzanne Flynn Speece has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Speece was previously the COO at Tech Talent South. Source

3Pillar Global’s COO Heather Combs has been appointed to the role of CCO. Source

FanAI hired David Bachowski as its new Chief Technology Officer. Bachowski joined from Mission Capital where he was director of technology. Source

Geojam appointed Noelle Chesnut Whitmore as Chief Marketing Officer. Whitmore previously worked for Goldenvoice. Source

Sandstone Technology promoted Ross Watts as Chief Customer Officer from Sales Director. Watts replaced Michael Phillipou, who was recently promoted to CEO. Source

Momentus appointed former Chief Revenue Officer Dawn Harms as interim CEO following the resignation of its CEO, Mikhail Kokorich. Source

Paro promoted Anita Samojednik to CEO, from COO. Source

BetterUp named Cindy Goodrich as Chief Marketing Officer. Goodrich was previously the VP of Marketing at HubSpot. Source

CORL Technologies added Devon Wijesinghe as its Chief Transformation Officer. Wijesinghe previously was the Head of Corporate and Business Development at Cision. Source

CAES appointed David Young as Chief Technology Officer. Young was previously the VP of Advanced Program Development at Lockheed Martin Space. Source

Brightflag hired Jill Altruda as the company’s new VP of Marketing. Altruda was previously the VP of Product Marketing at LLamasoft. Source

Rockwell Automation named Scott Genereux as Chief Revenue Officer and Brian Shepherd SVP, Software and Control, effective Feb. 1. Source

CloudSphere hired Google, Microsoft veterin, Jane Gilson, as its CEO. Source

Onclave hired Don Stroberg as CEO, Mike Seymour as Chief Revenue Officer, and Scott Martin as Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, Stroberg was the SVP of Corporate Development for Ligado Networks, Seymour was the VP and general manager of HPE North America Telco and Martin was the CMO for Philips Lighting North America. Source

Streetbees announced the appointment of Sebastian Hempstead as its first GM, North America. Hempstead joined the team from Episerver where he was the VP of Go-To-Market. Source

Conga appointed Grant Peterson as Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining Conga, Peterson spent 12 years as the CTO at DocuSign. Source

Apollo GraphQL hired Josh McKenzie as its new VP of Engineering. McKenzie joined from DataStax where he was the VP of Engineering. Source

Evolv Technology named Dana Loof as Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, Dana worked at Palo Alto Networks, as VP of marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Source

HC3 named Matthew Bagley as CTO. Most recently Bagley served as President of Corsica Technologies. Source

QRails hired Brian Brinkley as its new CEO. Previously Brinkley was the Co-Founder of Google Wallet and has served on the QRails leadership team as CTO since 2019. Source

Board Moves:

Palantir added Lauren Friedman Stat to its Board. Source

Cargill added Omar Ishrak to its Board. Source

EXL Technologies announced that David Kelso will retire from its Board, effective June 2021. Source

InfluxData added Vidya Peters to its Board. Source

Concurrent Technologies Corporation added Sean P. Roche and Gary C. Slack to its Board. Source

SentinelOne added Charlene Begley to its Board. Source

Quotient Technology added Lorraine Hariton to its Board. Source

Oculii added Karl-Thomas Neumann to its Board. Source

Uniphore added John Chambers, Andrea Ayers and Burt Podbere to its Board. Source

CTIA Wireless Foundation added Michael O’Brien to its Board. Source

Exro added Terence Johnsson to its Board. Source

Ocutrx Technologies appointed Dr. Bill Link as Chairman of the Ocutrx International Scientific Advisory Board. Source


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