Week in review: Opendoor, Impossible Foods, Upwork, and more!
Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Opendoor announced two big executive hires, a promotion, and two additions to the company’s board of directors. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:
Opendoor appoints new executives and board members
Opendoor, the home-selling platform, has announced the addition of new leaders to the company’s executive team and board of directors. Julie Todaro has joined as President of Homes and Services and Tom Willerer has joined as the company’s first ever Chief Product Officer. Gautam Gupta, who joined Opendoor from Uber two years ago, will transition from COO to a dual role as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Carrie Wheeler and Jason Kilar have joined the Opendoor board of directors.
Impossible Foods Hires Jessie Becker as Senior Vice President of Marketing
Impossible Foods has announced the hiring of Jessie Becker in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Marketing. Becker will lead the B2B and B2C marketing, insights and brand marketing teams at Impossible Foods. She joins the company from Google, where she served as Director of Marketing. Impossible Foods has made several high-profile new hires in recent months including Dennis Woodside who joined the company in March after nearly 25 years of professional experience at both startups and publicly traded multinationals.
Amanda Vinson joins Upwork as head of corporate strategy and development
Amanda Vinson has joined Upwork as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. Vinson comes from Riverbed Technology where she oversaw more than 20 strategic transactions exceeding $5 billion in total transaction volume, including a dozen acquisitions. In her new role, Vinson will strengthen the company’s strategic planning process, lead mergers and acquisitions (M&A) efforts and manage technology and business partnerships.
United States Postal Service Announces Retirement of Postmaster General
USPS announced that Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2020. Brennan is the 74th Postmaster General and first woman to serve in this role. Upon her retirement she will have served in the position for five years. In the months to come, the Governors will conduct a nationwide search for the 75th Postmaster General of the United States.
New leadership for Uber across North Asia
Uber’s VP of International Rides, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, announced in a blog post that Susan Anderson is taking on an expanding leadership role to include Uber’s rides businesses across North Asia, adding to her existing portfolio of Australia and New Zealand. North Asia is a strategic priority and hub of innovation for Uber as the region embraces safe, reliable transportation options that incorporate technology. Prior to joining Uber, Susan had operational and leadership roles at Bain & Company and Amazon.
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