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Every week, we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Walmart hired Suresh Kumar as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer reporting directly to President and CEO Doug McMillon. Read about this and other notable executive news:
Walmart hires Google executive as new Chief Technology Officer
Walmart has appointed Suresh Kumar to a new elevated role as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer reporting directly to President and CEO Doug McMillon. Kumar was most recently at Google, serving as vice president and general manager of display, video, app ads and analytics. Read more here.
Asiff Hirji leaves Coinbase in second executive departure this month
Asiff Hirji, President & Chief Operating Officer, has left Coinbase after less than two years on the job. Hirji was a high profile hire for Coinbase joining the company from prominent Venture Capital fund Andreesen Horowitz. The executive shakeup comes just a month after the departure of Balaji Srinivasan, Coinbase’s chief technology officer. Read more here.
Lyft's CMO will join Dashlane after raising $110 million
Lyft's Chief Marketing Officer, Joy Howard, will transition out of her current role as CMO at Lyft to join Dashlane as CMO in August. The news follows the announcement that Dashlane has closed a $110 million Series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital with Jim Goetz of Sequoia joining the company's board of directors. Read more here.
Otter Media CEO takes over Direct-to-Consumer at WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia has announced that Tony Goncalves, CEO of Otter Media, will now lead the development of the new WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer service, along with Otter’s existing brands and services. Otter Media is being realigned under the WarnerMedia Entertainment group run by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer. Read more here.
TiVo names Dave Shull as new President & CEO
TiVo has named the former CEO of The Weather Channel, Dave Shull, as new CEO & President. Interim president and CEO Raghu Rau will then assume the role of Vice Chairperson on the Company’s Board of Directors. The struggling entertainment company announced plans earlier this month to split its product and patent-licensing businesses into two independent companies. Read more here.
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