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People on the move: Uber, SurveyMonkey, Flexport, and more!

June 9, 2019
People On The Move
Source: The Org

Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. This week, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina are leaving the company. Read about this and other notable executive changes:

Uber’s chief operating officer and chief marketing officer are leaving
Uber’s Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down, according to an internal email sent by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. The executive shake-up comes just a month after the ride-hailing company went public. Khosrowshahi wrote in the email that he wants to be more involved in day-to-day operations and the heads of Uber’s core businesses should report directly to him. Read more here.

Debbie Clifford named new Chief Financial Officer of SurveyMonkey
Debbie Clifford will join SurveyMonkey as Chief Financial Officer on July 8. With the addition of Clifford, the majority of SurveyMonkey's executive team members will be women. In her new role, Clifford will oversee all aspects of finance including financial strategy, planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, and investor relations, in addition to strategic planning and corporate development. Read more here.

Phil Levy joins Flexport as the company's first Chief Economist
Flexport has announced that Dr. Phil Levy will join its ranks as the company's first Chief Economist. Dr. Levy will lead a research team that identifies trends in global trade and how they impact the supply chain. Most recently, he served as a Senior Fellow on the Global Economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where he authored the book Rebuilding a Bipartisan Consensus on Trade Policy. Read more here.

Petco appoints new Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
Petco has hired Darren MacDonald as Chief Digital and Innovation Officer effective June 10. Prior to joining Petco, MacDonald managed Walmart's US e-commerce entertainment business where he grew market share and oversaw merchandising, planning, supply chain, marketing, business development, site experience, finance, human resources, product and engineering teams. Read more here.

Postmates hires long-time Apple engineer to work on Serve
Postmates has hired long-time Apple engineer, Ken Kocienda, as Principal Software Engineer. He will be joining the Postmates team and working first on Postmates X, building the new platform for the company's autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve. Serve was first introduced in December of 2018 and has been testing in various locations. Read more here.

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