AskNicely, the leading customer experience platform for service businesses, announced Kirsten Newbold-Knipp Chief Executive Officer. Kirsten joins from FullStory where she was Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she led sales, marketing and business development at Convey, managed marketing at Newbold Stone, and served as Research Vice President at Gartner. Additionally, Kirsten was Vice President of Marketing, Product Marketing and Brand at Bigcommerce, responsible for sales and marketing at SolarWinds, and built the first product marketing team at Hubspot. Early in her career, she held marketing manager roles at Vignette, Marvell Semiconductor, and Intel Corporation and spent time in product marketing and sales roles at Siemens.
BetterUp, the company connecting employees with expert career and leadership development coaches online, announced Samantha DeStefano Senior Vice President of Sales. Samantha joins from Upwork where she led the sales development, channel sales, enterprise customer acquisition and enterprise growth teams. Prior to that, she spent her early career with CareerBuilder where she began as an account representative before moving up through a number of sales executive positions. In her final role, she was the Area Sales Leader for the greater Chicago area.
Grayce, the navigation platform for families with aging, ill, and vulnerable loved ones, announced Dan Bongiolatti Senior Vice President of Sales. Dan joins from Covera Health where he was Vice President of Sales. Prior to that, he led sales and business development at Doctor On Demand and was Senior Director of Sales at Castlight Health. Additionally, Dan was a regional sales manager for strategic accounts at SuccessFactors and held business development and regional sales roles at Thomson Reuters and ADP.
Multiverse, the company training the next generation of leaders through real work experience, announced Alex Varel Chief Revenue Officer. Alex joins from Zscaler where he led the the Americas field and sales teams for enterprise, large enterprise, and major and strategic segments. Prior to that, he built the global enterprise sales, solutions architects and channel teams at Udacity and was Regional Vice President of Enterprise Sales at MongoDB. Alex also managed enterprise sales at Jibe and CareerBuilder, served as Vice President of Network and Spot Television at Azteca America, and began his career as a National Account Executive at Univision Communications.
Ria Health, the tech-enabled telehealth medical practice that provides evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder, announced Susan Harrington Chief Financial Officer. Susan joins from InterWell Health where she led finance and business development. Prior to that, she spent over 12 years with Fresenius Medical Care. During her time there, she managed financial planning and analysis, served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Acquisitions, and led all commercial operations and business development for regenerative medicine. Susan spent her early career with Fidelity Investments as a financial analyst and business analysis. Ria Health is backed by Baring Private Equity Asia, IndieBio, SOSV, and SV Health Investors.
Jit, the platform that allows development organizations to adopt the MVS mindset and progress iteratively in a just-in-time manner, announced Shai Horovitz Chief Executive Officer. Shai joins from Cybereason where held several senior leadership roles from Head of Business Development and Strategic Alliances to Chief Executive Officer of Cybereason Japan and most recently Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that, Shai was Chief Executive Officer of Misdar TOV and he spent his early career as a senior leader in the premier Special Operations Unit of the Israel Defense Forces.
Notable, the leading intelligent automation company for healthcare, announced James Lakes Chief Commercial Officer. Most recently, James led the healthcare provider sales organization at Salesforce. Prior to that, he was responsible for VMware’s sales, operations, and support of hospitals and health systems in the Southeast Region organization. James spent the bulk of his career with Microsoft where he began as a business productivity advisor. During his 16 years there, he led business strategy and operations and was responsible for managing revenue growth, market share, brand impact, marketing, partners, business solutions and services for the corporate accounts organization. In his final role with the company, James was Chief Transformation Officer and led all of health and life sciences. Additionally, James spent several years at Intellix early in his career managing international business development and serving as an advisor.
Synthesia, an AI-powered video synthesis platform that enables businesses to generate personalized videos from plain text, announced Lee Beddows Vice President of Customer Success. Lee joins from Airtable where he led customer success for EMEA. Prior to that, he managed technical post sales for EMEA and APAC at Datadog. Lee also founded a company called Blue Space FAV and was previously the Program Director at Pikse. Additionally, Lee spent time at Communisis where he led a team of architects and engineers responsible for the design and implementation of all IT infrastructure projects and he also held infrastructure management roles at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions and Chem-Dry UK Ltd.
The Rounds, the one-stop shop for managing your everyday essentials and sustainable lifestyle, announced Aditi Gupta Vice President of Revenue. Aditi joins from MiniLuxe where she was Chief Growth Officer. Prior to that, she spent five years running marketing at Homepolish. Aditi also led marketing for Bulleit Frontier Whiskey at Diageo and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Additionally, she spent time early in her career at Estee Lauder, Origins, and Unilever.