Our Work

Judd Merkel

Chief Financial Officer

Kitman Labs, the industry leading sports analytics company using artificial intelligence to increase athlete performance and health, announced Judd Merkel Chief Financial Officer. Judd brings over 20 years of experience in finance, operations and business management and joins from MediaLab where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Group Nine Media and spent time as Chief Operating Officer at The Bond Collective. Judd also spent nine years at Droga5 leading global finance. Additionally, he was an analyst at JPMorgan Chase, spent time in risk management at ING, and he began his career with Deutsche Bank.

FUNDING: BlueRun Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, Guggenheim Investments, H. Barton Co-Invest Fund, Peter Kight, QVIDTVM, Sony Innovation Fund

Jim Hassman

President & Chief Revenue Officer

Blues Wireless, a leading provider of embedded cellular solutions, announced Jim Hassman President and Chief Revenue Officer. Jim spent the last 12 years at C3.ai beginning as a solution architect before being promoted to products where he was responsible for designing and taking C3.ai applications to market. Jim also served as Senior Director of Sales Engineering and Vice President of Sales and was General Manager of North America West in his final role with the company. Prior to C3.ai, Jim spent years at Oracle where he worked in several roles in Professional Services, Products, Sales, and, lastly, as General Manager leading the Utility and Energy Vertical.

FUNDING: Sequoia Capital, XYZ Venture Capital

Justin Nemmers

Vice President, Marketing

Env0, a provider of automated, collaborative remote-run workflow management for cloud deployments, announced Justin Nemmers Vice President of Marketing. Justin brings over 20 years of experience in multiple leadership, services, and sales roles in enterprise software organizations. Most recently, he was a Director at Mindpoint Group where he led product, engineering, marketing, and sales teams. Prior to that, he was General Manager of the Ansible business following its acquisition by Red Hat. Justin also served as Vice President of Marketing at CloudBolt Software and Chief Operating Officer at Salsa Labs. Additionally, he spent several years at Red Hat earlier in solutions architect roles and he began his career as a systems administrator for the National Institutes of Health.

FUNDING: Boldstart Ventures, Crescendo Venture Partners, Grove Ventures, M12

Andy Gerch

Vice President, Sales

BrightHire, an intelligent interview platform, announced Andy Gerch Head of Sales. Andy brings extensive sales experience in the healthcare and HR Tech industries. Most recently, he was Head of Healthcare Sales at LinkedIn and Regional Vice President of Sales at Glint. Prior to that, he led sales for the West at Waggl and served as Vice President of Sales at NRC Health. Additionally, Andy spent time as a Regional Sales Director at IBM and he began his career with the National Research Corporation.

FUNDING: Flybridge Capital, Ground Up Ventures, Haystack, Index Ventures, J Ventures, Next Play Ventures, Rabil Ventures, RTP Ventures, Silas Capital

Mike Allen

Chief Technology Officer

RevvUp, the home on your phone for your car, announced Mike Allen Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Mike led engineering at obé Fitness. Prior to that he was Director of Engineering at Trupo and spent six years running engineering at Birchbox. Additionally, Mike spent time in technology roles at Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Publicis Modem and he spent his early career at Modem Media.

FUNDING: Crosslink Capital