xG Health, a leading healthcare management and redesign company launched by Geisinger Health Systems and backed by Oak Investment Partners has announced Mike Bertrand as Senior Vice President of Application Development. A healthcare industry veteran, Mike was most recently Vice President of Product Development at HealthWyse. and was vice president of Software Development at PatientKeeper, a provider of EHR application integration platforms. He also served as the director of Software Development for McKesson Corp. and as a software consultant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Allocadia, the budgeting, planning & marketing performance management software that helps marketers be revenue-driven, announced Shannon Murphy as Vice President of Global Sales. Shannon joins from Optymyze where he was the Global Vice President of Sales. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President at CS Technology. He joined from Lithium Technologies where he headed the sales department as Vice President of Americas. Shannon also spent several years at Telwares; first as the Senior Vice President of Sales and then as Executive Vice President. He also held senior level roles at both CBS MarketWatch and iSyndicate. Shannon began his career as a Senior Account Executive at WestRidge Solutions. Allocadia is backed by Altos Ventures, Beehive Holdings, Illuminate Ventures, and iNovia Capital.
Gainsight, the customer success company, which helps businesses grow faster by reducing churn, increasing upsell, and driving customer advocacy announced Andy Knosp as Vice President of Professional Services. Andy joins from Hortonworks where he held this same position for nearly 2 years. Prior to that, Andy was also the Vice President of Professional Services at Eucalyptus Systems and oversaw worldwide consulting and education services. Before joining Eucalyptus Systems, he spent 7 years at VMware beginning as a senior level consultant in professional services and moving on to become the Senior Director of Professional Services responsible for the development and marketing of VMware’s worldwide professional services business. Andy also held technical leadership positions at Loudcloud and Procter & Gamble. Gainsight has received funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Salesforce, and Summit Partners.
Transcriptic, the modern life science research platform, announced Yvonne Linney as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Yvonne was the Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences at Agilent Technologies. Prior to that, she was responsible for molecular diagnostics strategy at Siemens Healthcare and was previously Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management at Caliper Life Sciences. Yvonne also spent 10 years as the Director of Genomics at Amersham International. She began her career at Pharmacia Biotech as the marketing manager of molecular biology. Transcriptic has received funding from AME Cloud Ventures, Data Collective, 500 Startups, Founders Fund , Google Ventures, IA Ventures, ME Cloud Ventures, MITS Fund, Silicon Valley Bank, and Y Combinator.
Peerspace, the world's leading online marketplace to find and book space for meetings, events and production, announced Rusty von Waldburg as Chief Operating Officer. Rusty joins Peerspace from Square, where he was most recently the Head of Solution Marketing. Previously, Rusty was responsible for building and leading the first sales & operations team at Square. Prior to joining Square, Rusty spent six years with Salesforce as Senior Director of Global Strategy and Operations, where he helped scale the enterprise sales organization and implement the first industry vertical focused sales model at Salesforce. Peerspace is backed by Foundation Capital and Structure Capital.
AliveCor, the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for smartphones, announced the appointment of Vic Gundotra as Chief Executive Officer. Vic brings a strong background in consumer and mobile apps. He joins from Google where he served as Senior Vice President from 2011 until April 2014 leading the company's social initiatives. He joined Google in 2007 as Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for mobile application development, including product management and marketing. Prior to Google, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems. AliveCor is backed by Khosla Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.
GuideSpark, the leader in workforce communications, announced Ammiel Kamon as Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing.
He joins GuideSpark from Amobee where he was the Senior Vice President of Products following the acquisition of Kontera. At Kontera, Ammiel was the Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing at Emptoris. Ammiel also spent nearly five years at Netscape and was one of their earliest team members and initial product managers. He began his career at Oracle designing custom applications and parallel databases for Oracle’s largest clients. GuideSpark is backed by Homestead Partners, IDG Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Storm Ventures.
Guidespark, the leader in workforce communications, announced Pritham Shetty as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Pritham brings over 20 years of experience in both technical and executive positions in enterprise software. He joins from Adobe Systems, where he held a number of executive positions, most recently as Vice President of Product Development in the Digital Business Unit. Pritham came to Adobe through the Macromedia acquisition. He began his career at LikeMinds where he was a Principal Architect and co-founded. GuideSpark is backed by Homestead Partners, IDG Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Storm Ventures.
Twine Health, the developer of an innovative continuous care platform, announced Peter Bromann as Chief Revenue Officer. Peter brings over 20 years of experience working with companies on the cutting edges of HCIT. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Medecision. Prior to that, he was a SME at 3M Health Care and held a Director level position at McKesson. Peter also spent ten years running healthcare sales and business development at both Boston Software Systems and Sybase. He began his career as a regional sales manager at Boston Scientific.
Radius Intelligence, the leading predictive marketing software that transforms the way B2B companies discover new market opportunities, acquire the right customers, and measure success, announced Pablo Stern as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Pablo joins from Veritas where he was the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he spent nearly nine years at Symantec first heading Development, then Engineering, and moving on to be the Senior Vice President and Business Unit leader for Symantec’s largest enterprise business, Backup & Recovery. Before joining Symantec, Pablo was the Program Manager at Microsoft. He also co-founded and was the lead developer of PHD Technologies. Radius Intelligence is backed by American Express, BlueRun Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Founders Fund, Formation8, Stanford University, and Western Technology Investment.
Twine Health, the developer of an innovative continuous care platform, announced Chris Storer as Vice President of Marketing. Chris spent the last seven years in marketing at American Well where he was a Vice President of Marketing. He joined American Well in its second year, at a time when telehealth was not yet a recognized industry. He was instrumental in developing and evolving the American Well brand and at the same time defining the telehealth industry at-large. Prior to American Well, Chris spent almost a decade in various technology and healthcare advertising and PR agencies, VGS Creative and Creative Partners.
Magnetic, a leading digital advertising and marketing solutions platform, announced Paul McCarthy as Vice President of People Operations. Paul joins from LivePerson where he spent the past seven years. At the time of his departure, he was Vice President and Head of Global Workplace Engagement. Over his seven years with Liveperson,, Paul helped build the Company to over 1,000+ people worldwide. Prior to Liveperson, Paul was with Time, Inc and Sun Microsystems. Magnetic has received funding from Charles River Ventures, Coriolis Ventures, Edison Partners, Founder Collective, Neu Venture Capital, ORIX Ventures, and Rose Tech Ventures.
Quixey, the search engine for apps, announced Maxine Manafy as Vice President of Business Development. Maxine joins from Yahoo! where she was Vice President of Global Search Partnerships. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she founded and led Bunndle as Chief Executive Officer. As Head of Distribution, Maxine led business development and user acquisition efforts at Xobni and also served as Vice President of Business Development at Viximo. She also held business development and operations roles at both Yahoo! and Mochi Media and was a manufacturing engineer early in her career at Intel and KLA-Tencor. Quixey is backed by Alibaba, Atlantic Bridge, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs Innovation Endeavors, SoftBank, Translink Capital, and USVP.
OpenGov, the company that is transforming the way government information is analyzed, shared and compared, announced Gaurav Verma as Head of Customer Success. Gaurav joins from Syncplicity where he was Chief Customer Officer. Prior to that, he led product, industry and field marketing for the Information Intelligence Group at EMC. Gaurav also led global technology product marketing at SAS, served as Financial Services Industry Marketing Director for Cognos, and was the Director of Corporate Marketing for Information Builders. He began his career as a Principal Analyst and Program Director at Doculabs. OpenGov has received funding from Accelerate IT Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Goldcrest Investments, SGVC, Streamlined Ventures, Thrive Capital, Valiant Capital Partners.
The RealReal, the leader in authenticated luxury consignment, announced Heather Inocencio as their Chief Product Officer. Most recently, Heather was Senior Vice President of Product at Card.com. Prior to that, Heather was the SVP of Product and Technology at J. Hilburn. Previously, Heather built the first product management organization at HauteLook and ran it through their acquisition by Nordstrom. Heather joined Hautelook from MyLife, where she was VP of Product Management & Marketing. The RealReal has received funding from Canaan Partners, DBL Investors, e.ventures, Expansion Venture Capital, Greycroft Partners, Industry Ventures, Interwest Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, and Panarea Capital.
MapR, provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, announced today the appointment of Matt Mills as President and Chief Operating Officer. Matt spent over 20 years at Oracle and at the time of his departure, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the North American sector overseeing the technology, hardware, and public sector markets in the U.S. and Canada and leading an 8,000 person team. MapR is backed by Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures.
Feedzai, the software company that uses machine learning and big data science to pinpoint risk and block fraud earlier, announced Phong Rock as Vice President of Partnerships. Phong brings over thirty years of payments and financial services industry experience from work in the United States and multiple markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Most recently, he was Vice President of Strategic Clients and Innovation at Experian. Prior to that, he was the Digital Practice Lead for Silicon Valley and FS West and the Mobile Commerce Practice Lead for North America at Accenture. Before joining Accenture, Phong led international business development and market expansion at Obopay for 5 years. He also spent nearly 8 years with VISA, was a Founder and Managing Director at RedRock Consultants, and a Vice President at Washington Mutual Bank. Additionally, Phong’s banking experience includes eight years with Wells Fargo Bank managing marketing and sales programs for the retail and small business markets. Feedzai is backed by Data Collective, EDP Ventures, Espirito Santo Ventures, Novabase Capital, Oak HC/FT, and Sapphire Ventures.
Crowdtap, the people-powered marketing platform, announced Justin Squezello as their Chief Financial Officer. Justin is a veteran financial executive in the digital media space with more than 15 years of experience successfully scaling profitable revenue growth. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer at Magnetic. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at About.com and Pronto. Justin also spent several years as Vice President of Finance for a group of emerging IAC businesses. Earlier in his career, he held finance and operations positions at Ziff Davis Media and Time Inc. Crowdtap is backed by Alta Communications, the Foundry Group, The Mustang Group, and Tribeca Venture Partners.
ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business management solution for more than 18,000 small businesses, announced John Baule as their new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, John was the Chief Financial Officer and led a successful IPO at ChannelAdvisor. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Global, a joint venture between Apollo Group and The Carlyle Group. John also spent nearly five years as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of K12, taking the business through substantial growth and an IPO. Prior to K12, he spent 10 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb as Director of Finance and Administration after beginning his career with Peat Marwick. ShopKeep has received funding from Canaan Partners, Activant Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners, Thayer Street Partners, Contour Venture Partners, and TTV Capital.
Zerostack, the complete private cloud, announced Nick Suh as Head of Marketing. Most recently, Nick was running product marketing at PernixData. Prior to that, he was the Senior Product Line Manager for cloud infrastructure solutions and launched the FlexPod converged infrastructure product line for NetApp. He also spent time at Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and Nokia. Nick began his career at Intel as a product marketing engineer. Zerostack is backed by Foundation Capital.
Transcriptic, the modern life science research platform, announced the hire of Marie Lee as Vice President of Application Science.
Marie brings strong genetics and molecular biology training as well as biotech applications development, product development, and marketing experience. She spent the past five years as an Application Scientist at Fluidigm. Transcriptic has received funding from AME Cloud Ventures, Data Collective, 500 Startups, Founders Fund , Google Ventures, IA Ventures, MITS Fund, Silicon Valley Bank, Y Combinator
Udemy, the leading marketplace for online education, announced Gregory Boutte as Vice President of Content. Gregory joins from Sidecar where he was their Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that, he spent over 13 years at eBay in various positions across multiple geographies, most recently serving as Vice President of eBay Motors and Electronics for North America. He began his career at Procter and Gamble as a brand manager. Udemy is backed by 500 Startups, Insight Venture Group, Learn Capital, Lightbank, MHS Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Signia Venture Partners and Stripes Group.
Quixey, the search engine for apps, announced that Roy Rong has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Roy was the Chief Financial Officer of UCWeb which he helped to merge with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited in the biggest merger transaction in China's Internet space at that time. Prior to that, Roy took a number of Chinese businesses public in CFO roles. He also spent four years working in the finance organization at Google. He began his career as a Corporate FP&A Manager at Siebel Systems. Quixey is backed by Alibaba, Atlantic Bridge, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs Innovation Endeavors, SoftBank, Translink Capital, and USVP.
Captora helps marketing teams intelligently scale and optimize marketing campaigns across all digital channels, announced Sudhir Kaushik as Head of Products. He joins from Ooyala where he spent the past 4 years running product management. Prior to that, he was with Cisco’s Internet Media Solutions group responsible for the strategy, design & implementation of their Eos’ advertising & monetization tools. Sudhir also spent time at Yahoo! as a Product Manager. Captora is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.
Recombine, the clinical genetics testing service leveraging big data technology to help solve complex genetic problems announced Jim Meringolo as Chief Financial Officer. Jim joins with extensive financial operations, corporate administration, business development and relationship management experience. Most recently, he was Vice President of Finance at Clinilabs. Prior to that, he spent over fourteen years with ICON Central Laboratories working his way through increasing levels of responsibilities in finance and administration to then head the department as Vice President. Recombine are backed by FirstMark Capital.
CommonBond, the online student lender, announced the hire of Morgan Edwards as the Chief Financial Officer. Morgan brings over 20 years of experience as a longtime Wall Street leveraged debt specialist. He recently served as a managing director of Macquarie Capital where he oversaw leveraged finance for the telecom, media, and technology sectors, as well as middle market lending. Prior to that he spent a number of years at Bear Stearns and he began his career at Morgan Stanley. CommonBond is backed by Nelnet, Tribeca Venture Partners, The Social+Capital Partnership, Vikram Pandit and Tom Glocer.
Udemy, the leading marketplace for online education, announced Rob Wong as Vice President of Product. Rob joins Udemy from Sidecar, where he served as Executive Vice President of Product. Prior to that, Rob was VP and Head of Product at Hulu.com, where he spent five years he scaling product and design. Previously, Rob was the Group Manager of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where he was responsible for bringing the company into new strategic markets. Udemy is backed by 500 Startups, Insight Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Stripes Group, MHS Capital, Signia Venture Partners, Learn Capital, and Lightbank.
Handshake, the company building the only mobile-first sales order management solution for wholesale commerce announced Fred Constantineau as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success. Most recently, Fred was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales at Evariant. Prior to that, he spent over five years running North American sales and field operations for CAST. He also was a Director of Sales at FAST and managed worldwide sales operations for Autodesk. Handshake has received funding from BOLDstart Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners and SoftTech VC.
Bench, the professional online bookkeeping service, announced Felicia Bochicchio as Vice President of Sales. Most recently she was the Chief Revenue Officer at DTM Systems. She also co-founded both Pink 51 and Pop Mobile. Prior to that, Felicia spent nearly 13 years with The Active Network in a variety of sales and sales operations roles as the company grew from $1M in revenue to over $200M in revenue. She began her career as a Director of Sales with Town Sports International. Bench has received funding from Alpine Meridian Ventures, Altos Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Quotidian Ventures.
Carelinx, the professional caregiver marketplace for in-home care services, announced Yeong-Ping Koh as Head of Product. He joins with over ten years of experience as a product manager most recently as the Director of Product Management at Nextdoor. Prior to joining Nextdoor, Yeong-Ping was at Square where he led their global expansion strategy. He also was the Director of Product and Customer Experience for emerging markets at Paypal for nearly 7 years. CareLinx has received funding from Generator Ventures and the Ziegler-LinkAge Longevity Fund.
Barkbox, the subscription-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers, announced Suzanne McDonnell as Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently, Suzanne was Senior Vice President of digital sales strategy and client solutions at Discovery Communications. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Digital Fusion at MTV Networks for Viacom Media. She began her career in agency leadership roles at Berlin Cameron, Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett. Barkbox is backed by RRE Ventures, BoxGroup, 500 Startups, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Polaris Partners, Resolute.vc, Slow Ventures and CAA Ventures.
Sony Biotechnology a premier company in the flow cytometry industry providing clients with innovative cell sorting, flow cytometry and reagent solutions has announced that Narayan Prabhu has joined as Senior Director of Finance. Narayan brings extensive financial and accounting experience in technology and life sciences. Most recently, he was a Finance Controller at Cisco. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance and Corporate Controller at ForteBio Biotechnology. Narayan also held senior level finance positions at JDS Uniphase, Extreme Networks, and Chordiant Software.
LendingHome, the company building the world’s leading mortgage marketplace, announced Austin Brizgys as Director of Inside Sales. Austin has spent his career focused in sales management; recruiting, leading, and growing sales organizations. Most recently, he was the Manager of North American Inside Sales for Work Apps at Google. Prior to that, he managed North American small business sales at Google. He began at Google as a senior marketing strategist responsible for educating, managing, and identifying strategic marketing partners for the company. LendingHome has received funding from Cowboy Ventures, First Round Capital, and Foundation Capital, Ribbit Capital.
CommonBond, the online lending platform that lowers the cost of graduate education loans in the U.S. through great rates and a better customer experience, announced Vinayak Gurjar as Chief Risk Officer. An accomplished risk management and credit executive with more than a decade of experience in consumer credit, Vinayak was most recently Global Head of Governance in Treasury Capital Markets at Citigroup. Prior to that he was a Director at Standard & Poor’s where he rated structured finance transactions backed by both consumer and commercial assets. Vinayak began his career at Capital One. CommonBond is backed by Nelnet, The Social+Capital Partnership, and Tribeca Venture Partners.
Barkbox, the subscription e-commerce and content company for dog lovers, announced Pat Shores as Chief Marketing Officer. Pat joins from TouchTones where she was Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she spent ten years with American Express working on both consumer and B2B marketing efforts to the small business segment. As Vice President of Global Brand Strategy, she oversaw a mobile, social media and PR initiative to bring younger consumers into the AMEX franchise. She also spent 6 years focused on small business for American Express OPEN. Before joining AMEX, Pat spent time at Tellme and Rosetta. She began her career at Deloitte Consulting. Barkbox is backed by RRE Ventures, BoxGroup, 500 Startups, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Polaris Partners, Resolute.vc, Slow Ventures and CAA Ventures.
Sonos, the company that is reinventing home audio for the digital age through HiFi wireless speakers, announced Michael Groeninger as Vice President of Finance and Global Liquidity. He joins Sonos from Morgan Stanley, where he was an Executive Director in banking for four years. Michael brings extensive experience raising capital, structuring complex financings and M&A work with Fortune 50 companies. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mike spent six years with JP Morgan, building and scaling the investment bank in San Francisco. Sonos is backed by KKR, Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.
SysCloud, the backup and disaster recovery software solutions for home, business and managed service providers, announced David Oller as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. David is a seasoned SaaS sales executive with over 20 years of experience across various B2B platforms. David was most recently Chief Revenue Officer at Traitware, owning all go-to-market functions. He previously ran global sales at Agari and Lasercard. He began his career as Director of Sales at IBM. SysCloud has received funding from Inventus Capital Partners and Kae Capital.
Auris Surgical Robotics, designing robotics technology for medical applications, announced David Schummers as their Vice President of Marketing. Most recently, David was Vice President of Marketing at Thayer Intellectual Property. Prior to that he ran marketing at Providence Medical Technology. He also was Vice President of Marketing at EndoGastric Solutions and spent time at Medtronic Spinal and Biologics and Kyphon in executive level marketing roles. Auris Surgical Robotics is backed by Highland Capital Partners, Lux Capital, and Mithril Capital Management.
Qubed, a higher education services company partnering with world-class, global brands to build, market, and deliver high quality, academic programs in conjunction with top tier colleges and universities named Nada Arnot Chief Marketing Officer. Nada brings over 13 years of marketing experience with a focus on digital marketing, social engagement, customer acquisition, campus marketing, and brand marketing. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing and Growth for Hearst Digital Studios. Prior to that she ran marketing at Kaplan for the graduate division. She also provided strategic counsel to over twenty-seven B2C and B2B clients while she was at RF Binder Partners and held senior level positions at NBC Universal. Qubed is backed by Condé Nast and University Ventures.
Procept Biorobotics, the clinical-stage medical device company based in Silicon Valley that has developed a disruptive surgical product for transurethral resection of prostate tissue – The AquaBeam®, announced Matthew Salkeld as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Matthew brings over 20 years in the medical device industry. Most recently, he was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Professional Education at Acclarent where he’d begun as Director of Western Area Sales and also served as Vice President of U.S. Sales. Prior to joining Acclarent, he led sales and marketing at Cierra. Matthew began his career at Guidant as a Marketing Manager.
Procept Biorobotics, the clinical-stage medical device company based in Silicon Valley that has developed a disruptive surgical product for transurethral resection of prostate tissue – The AquaBeam®, announced Steve Fermi as Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs. Steve joins with significant experience leading clinical affairs in the health industry. Most recently, he was Vice President of Clinical Affairs at PneumRx. He spent the 6 years prior to that as Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at BaroSense. Steve joined from Asthmatx having directed clinical affairs there for several years. He also held senior level positions at Cygnus and KeraVision. Steve began his career at Nellcor.
CardioGard, the cardiovascular company designing and developing a novel neuroprotective arterial cannula for use in cardiac surgery, announced Doug Post as Chief Executive Officer. Doug joins with 20 years of experience in the medical device market doing marketing and leading large development programs. Until recently, he was the Director of Program Management at Boston Scientific and before that spent the ten years at Medtronic Vascular. At Medtronic Vascular, he was the R&D Program Director for the RESOLUTE Drug Eluting Stent program, a $1B+ revenue product. CardioGard is privately funded and is participating in an NIH-sponsored clinical trial of neuroprotection in cardiac surgery.
Metamarkets, the leader in real-time analytics for online advertising, announced Jacob Mattingley as Director of Product. Jacob was most recently the Platform Product Manager at Twitter having joined through their acquisition of Ubalo; a company he co-founded and led as Chief Executive Officer. He also held positions at Apple and iTouch Technology Solutions. Jacob began his career as a programmer at Jade Software. Metamarkets has received funding from AOL Ventures, Data Collective, IA Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Neu Venture Capital, True Ventures, and Village Ventures.
Eyeview, the leading personalized online video advertising platform, announced Jason Baadsgaard as its Chief Revenue Officer. A digital marketing sales veteran, Jason brings nearly two decades of experience in digital media and advertising technology. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at Conversant having transitioned there via their acquisition of Dotomi where he’d also been Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of media services at OpenX and Vice President of Sales at Claria Corporation. Eyeview has received funding from Gemini Israel Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Nauta Capital.
Feedzai, the software company that uses machine learning and big data science to pinpoint risk and block fraud earlier, announced Steve Liu as Vice President of Delivery. Most recently, Steve was an Engagement Manager at Ayasdi responsible for managing all company engagements as well as building their delivery team. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations at CoreOneTechnologies having joined through its acquisition of Netik where he’d been Director of Operations. He also joined Netik through their acquisition by Capco, a Financial Services Technology Consulting firm. Steve began his career with Iverson Financial Services. Feedzai has received funding from Data Collective, Floodgate, Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and SAP Ventures.
Inari Medical, the medical device company pioneering innovative devices for the interventional treatment of vascular thrombi and emboli, announced Bill Hoffman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Bill was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer at Visualase where he oversaw the acquisition by Medtronic. Prior to joining Visualase, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Rubicor Medical and also spent time at Fox Hollow Technologies overseeing sales. Bill spent the early part of his career in various sales roles at Ethicon and Medtronic. Inari Medical has received funding from Versant Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners.
Lytro, the Company that is revolutionizing the imaging industry with light field enabled hardware and software, announced the hire of Jim Migdal as Vice President of Business Development. Jim was previously Director of Business Development at Facebook where his focus was product-oriented partnerships. Prior to Facebook, he worked at eBay, Ingenio (T) and WebTV (MSFT) in a number of product and business roles. Jim began his career as a management consultant with Arthur D Little, SFCG and Bain & Company. Lytro is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, K9 Ventures, NEA, and North Bridge Venture Partners.
TouchOfModern, the eCommerce website catering to the modern lifestyle, announced Matt Gehring as Vice President of Marketing. Matt spent nearly 5 years at Provide Commerce; most recently as Head of Marketing for the Gourmet Foods Business. Prior to Provide Commerce, he was the Vice President of Marketing at SkinIt. Matt spent time at Marchex as well overseeing online marketing, account management and advertising operations. He also held senior level marketing positions at Classmates.com and RealNetworks. TouchOfModern is backed by Floodgate, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital, Lucas Venture Group, Partech Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
OpenGov, the company that helps cities and other local governments bring their financial data into the cloud, has announced Mini Peiris as Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, Mini was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for NetSuite. She joined NetSuite in 2002 to lead product management and was promoted to Vice President of Product Marketing shortly after the company’s IPO in 2007. OpenGov has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and Thrive Capital.
Repairpal, the leading resource for consumer auto repair, announced Steve Moretti as Vice President and General Manager, Business Development. Steve is a veteran of the online automotive industry, having over 15 years of experience in driving growth via start-up/disruptive environments, strategic planning, business development, marketing, product development, infrastructure, and operations. Steve’s career includes leading departments and initiatives for some of the most recognized brands in the country; including Chase, Capital One, DMV.org, and Kelley Blue Book. Most recently, Steve worked directly with the founders of TrueCar.com for over 5 years, helping the company grow to become one of the most successful businesses within the automotive industry by going public and reaching a valuation of over $1.5 billion dollars. Repairpal has received funding from Cars.com, Castrol innoVentures, Tugboat Ventures, and Wasabi Ventures.
Chicago Public Media, one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country, has named Kassie Stephenson as Vice President of Marketing and Membership. Kassie is a seasoned marketing professional with 20 years of experience across multiple disciplines including direct marketing, loyalty programs, CRM programs and licensing. Most recently, Kassie was the Director of Global Email Marketing for Groupon. During her nearly 4 years at Groupon, Kassie held several key positions as the company transitioned from a new start-up to a publically-traded organization. She has worked for several global brands including Groupon, FTD, Encyclopedia Britannica and GARFIELD®.
Piqora, the complete marketing suite for the visual web, announced John Van Wagner as Vice President of Sales. Most recently, John ran sales and new business development for SnappyTV leading them through a successful exit after their acquisition by Twitter. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of mobile solutions at Velti North America. He also managed national accounts for Winstar Interactive and TerraLycos as well as TechTV and ZDTV. Piqora has received funding from Altos Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Lazerow Ventures.
Alfresco, the open platform for business-critical content management and collaboration, announced that Christopher Lynch has joined as Head of North American Sales. Christopher joins from Shibumi where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to that, he held a number of senior level positions at OpenText, most recently as Vice President of Cloud Services. He was also a Managing Director at Interwoven and began his career at the Norada Corporation. Alfresco has received funding from Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, Sageview Capital and SAP Ventures.
NoWait, enabling casual dining restaurants to notify their patrons via text when their table is ready, announced Jim Duddy as Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Most recently, Jim was Senior Vice President of Sales at JIBE. Prior to that, he spent six years with LinkedIn in Director roles, launching the company’s East Coast and European presence. He also held Vice President roles for regional sales at both AIRS and Jobster. He began his career as a Director for the Allegis Group Companies. NoWait has received funding from AlphaLab, Birchmere Ventures, Carnegie Mellon University, Drive Capital, Innovation Works, and Sand Hill Angels.
RepairPal, the definitive source for trusted information on auto repair and service, announced Kathleen Long as Vice President of Customer Success. Kathleen brings extensive experience building world class customer success teams. Most recently she was Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Bill.com and led both the sales and support teams. Prior to that, she was Director of Customer Support and Training at Intuit, having joined Intuit through their acquisition of PayCycle where Kathleen served as Director, Customer Support & Training. Repairpal has received funding from Cars.com and Castrol innoVentures.
Eyeview, the leading personalized video advertising solutions provider, announced that Anthony Risicato has joined as Chief Strategy Officer. Anthony was most recently the General Manager and Vice President at VideoHub, a division of Tremor Video. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Mobile Commons. He also spent time at Covario as their Vice President and was Senior Vice President at 360i. He began his career with DoubleClick managing the sales engineering department and later was their Director of International Business Development. Eyeview is backed by Gemini Israel Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Nauta Capital.