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. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on the Move.

Susan Chapman-Hughes, the newest member of Toast's Board of Directors. Image credit: Business Wire.
Susan Chapman-Hughes, the newest member of Toast's Board of Directors. Image credit: Business Wire.
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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

Toshiba America Business Solutions promoted Scott Robinson to VP of Managed Print Services. He previously served as the company's Director of Operations and Acquisitions in the Eastern US. Source | Full story

Monzo hired Carol Nelson as their new US CEO. Prior to entering the new role, Nelson served as a Strategic Advisor for the company since 2019. Source | Full story

Ember Technologies appointed former Dyson CEO Jim Rowan as its new CEO of Consumer Goods. Source | Full story

DraftKings promoted Jennifer Aguiar to Chief Compliance Officer. Aguiar previously served as VP of Compliance and Risk. Source | Full story

HP hired Marie Myers as CFO. Myers had been acting CFO since October 2020. Source | Full story

Valour hired Diana Biggs as its new CEO. Biggs was formerly the Global Head of Innovation for HSBC Private Banking. Source | Full story

Coinbase hired Melissa Strait as Chief Compliance Officer. Strait was previously the Global Head of Financial Crimes and U.S. Compliance Officer at Stripe. Source | Full Story

SingleStore announced that it has hired Paul Forte as its Chief Revenue Officer. Forte, a 25-year tech veteran, has previously led sales at several cloud and data-centric software companies. Source

Rockwell Automation named former 3M executive Nicholas Gangestad as CFO. Source

SalesLoft hired Cherie Caldwell as its Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Source

Fastly named Brett Shirk as Chief Revenue Officer. Shirk most recently served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Rubrik. Source

Druva appointed Scott Morris as the VP for its Asia-Pacific and Japan sales organization. Most recently, Morris served as the VP and GM for Asia-Pacific at HPE. Source

Podium named John Foreman as Chief Product Officer and Tim Milliron as EVP of Engineering. Foreman joined Podium from Mailchimp, where he served as Chief Product Officer, while Milliron prevously served as VP of Engineering at TripActions. Source

MayStreet named Manisha Kimmel as its new Chief Policy Officer. Kimmel joined MayStreet from the SEC where she served as Senior Policy Advisor, Regulatory Reporting in the Office of the Chairman. Source

Sightly announced Stefan Papp has become its new CTO. Papp joined the team after serving as the SVP of Advertising Technology for Deloitte Digital. Source

Blackhawk Network announced Nikhil Sathe as its new Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Sathe served as VP of Engineering for Google Nest. Source

Tier1 named Manish Patel as the COO for its CRM Business. Source

Veriff hired Amish Mody as its new CFO. Mody is the former VP of Finance at UK-based fintech Monese. Source

ID Technologies has appointed Denise Sisson as VP of Sales and elevated Kelly Harris to VP of Corporate Marketing and Partner Alliances. Source

GRUBBRR hired Craig Edelman as Chief Financial Officer and VP of Operations. Edelman previously held positions at PwC, Clorox, and Jarden. Source

Beyond Pricing promoted Julie Brinkman from COO to CEO. Source

R3 announced Mike Hearn stepped down from his role as Lead Platform Engineer but stays on R3 as a technical adviser. Source

AbCellera promoted Ester Falconer from Head of Research and Development to Chief Technology Officer. Source

Tradier hired Tim Macdonald from MetLife as AVP of Marketing and named David Burch to its brokerage services and operations team in Charlotte. Source

AtScale announced Josh Epstein as Chief Marketing Officer. Epstein joined AtScale from ObserveIT where he was CMO. Source

Gigamon welcomed Michael Dickman as its new Chief Product Officer. Previosuly, Dickman served as SVP for Product Management and Technical Marketing at Aruba Networks. Source

iboss appointed Eric Cornelius as Chief Product Officer and Wallace Sann as SVP of Technical Operations. Cornelius was previously Chief Product Architect at BlackBerry and Sann joined from IronNet Cybersecurity, where he served as VP of Worldwide Sales Engineering and Enablement. Source

Alpha Omega Integration named Kevin Thomas as VP of Cybersecurity Services. Thomas is a cybersecurity expert who has held roles at Science Applications International Corp. and Booz Allen Hamilton. Source

EconCore appointed Olivier Rozant as its new CTO. Rozant joined the team from Dupont where he explored the potential uses of Nomex and Kevlar aerospace honeycombs. Source

TPx appointed Ashley Arbuckle as Chief Product Officer, Aditi Dravid as General Counsel & Secretary, and Mark Roberts as Chief Marketing Officer. Source

DirectID hired David Freeman as its new COO. Freeman formerly worked at Lloyds Banking Group. Source

BioSig Technologies appointed Brenda Castrodad to lead its Human Resources department. Prior to joining the team, Castrodad led the HR department at TissueTech. Source

Innovaccer hired Andy Burtis as Chief Marketing Officer and Dan Guggenheim as Chief Legal Officer. Source

Arrivalist announced Jeff Summerson as VP of Product. Prior to joining, Summerson was the Global Head of Product Management at INRIX. Source

Enjoy appointed Fareed Khan as Chief Financial Officer and named Jonathan Mariner as Chief Administrative and People Officer and as a Board Member. Source

SureCloud named Caren Havelock as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Havelock was previously at Ping Identity where she built and led the EMEA marketing team. Source

LiquidX hired Alex Bursak as Regional Head of Insurance. Bursak was previously at Euler Hermes Asia Pacific, where he was the Head Distribution for Singapore. Source

ContentSquare appointed John O’Melia as Chief Customer Officer. O’Melia was previously the CEO of Seal Software, which was acquired by Docusign. Source

Board Moves

Foursquare appointed Gina Loften, Microsoft's US CTO, to its Board of Directors. Source | Full story

Spotify appointed Mona Sutphen to its Board of Directors, effective April 2021. Source | Full story

Luminar added Katharine A. Martin and Mary Lou Jepsen to its Board of Directors. Source

Toast appointed Susan Chapman-Hughes to its Board of Directors. Source

AVOXI named tech veteran David Guthrie to its Board of Directors. Source

ION added Zhang ShaoHua to its Board of Directors. Source

Profound named Will Treasure as its new Chairman. Source

AIM appointed John DiPalo to its Board of Directors. Source

Evelo Biosciences appointed John A. Hohneker, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Source

Entegris added Yvette Kanouff and Rodney Clark to its Board of Directors. Source


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