FortressIQ, the company delivering human-level observability into the processes behind every strategic business initiative, announced Christelle Flahaux Vice President of Marketing. Christelle brings over 17 years of leadership experience in customer and field marketing as well as management and sales operations roles. She joins from Host Analytics where she was Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she ran demand generation and field marketing at Domo and was Vice President of Customer and Field Marketing at MapR. Christelle also spent time at Jive Software as Senior Director of Global Demand Generation and Marketing and served as Director of Field Marketing at both Marketo and Taleo. Additionally, she spent several years at Ariba managing global field marketing.
Hootsuite, the Vancouver-based social media management company, announced Matt Fingerhut Vice President of Customer Success. Matt brings over 30 years of experience in customer success, customer service and support across enterprise and consumer segments. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Success at Amperity. Prior to that, he ran Salesforce’s Customer Success Group and was Vice President of Customer Care at Nordstrom. Matt spent over 18 years of his career at Microsoft beginning as Senior Manager of North America Direct Marketing and Worldwide Operations before working through a number of senior roles in customer service and support. Ultimately he served as General Manager and built the support and service function for Office 365. Matt also spent time at iCat managing partner channels as well as client relationships for Levy & Wurz.
HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered bug bounty platform, announced Amanda Berger Senior Vice President of Customer Success. Amanda brings over 20 years of experience in customer success, professional services, and support organizations. She joins from LucidWorks where she was Chief Customer Officer. Prior to that, she was at RichRelevance where she managed the professional services, consulting, education and technical support organizations across the company’s nine global offices. Additionally, Amanda ran worldwide professional services at Guidance Software for nearly six years and spent nearly a decade at MicroStrategy in multiple leadership roles including Vice President of Professional Services. She began her career as a consultant at Avega.
Brandcast, the leading code-free website platform for enterprise, announced Kristina Valkanoff Vice President of Customer Success. Kristina brings over a decade of experience scaling world-class customer success, implementation and customer support teams. Most recently, she was Head of Customer Success at Carta. Prior to that, she managed customer success at Webgility and MOVE Guides. Kristina also spent time at Lithium Technologies as Director of Customer Success and began her career at DemandTec where she spent 9 years from its early days through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM.
Cognosos, a leader in IoT-based asset intelligence, announced Braxton Jarratt Chief Executive Officer. Braxton brings extensive experience as a CEO, technology innovator, entrepreneur and investor with several demonstrated successes building and growing significant businesses. Braxton was the co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Clearleap for nearly nine years before successfully selling the company to IBM. After the acquisition, he was Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s global cloud-based video business. Additionally, Braxton was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Tandberg Television and ran product, marketing and business development at N2 Broadband. Earlier in his career, he launched the first major national broadband services for the cable division at Cox Communications and led corporate venture efforts in broadband technology and media startups.
New York Public Radio, the producer of award-winning journalism and groundbreaking podcasts, announced Ayesha Ahmed Chief Marketing Officer. Ayesha brings over 15 years of experience developing, building and growing direct-to-consumer, e-commerce businesses. Most recently she was Chief Digital Officer and General Manager of Ecommerce at Chilewich where she built their direct-to-consumer business. Prior to that, she served as Chief Marketing Officer at both Mouth and Fiverr and held marketing director roles at J. Crew and Gilt. Earlier in her career, Ayesha co-founded Trunkt which was acquired by Etsy.
Teampay, the leading provider of distributed spend management software, announced Jim Duddy as Vice President of Sales. Jim brings extensive team-building and sales leadership experience to Teampay, having recently led Revenue teams at Cappfinity and Hired. Previously, Jim oversaw all operations in North America for Invenias, and also led sales at NoWait (acquired by Yelp). Earlier in his career, Jim spent six years at LinkedIn managing sales, search and staffing for the North American region.
Dataiku, the world’s leading collaborative data science platform, announced Nick Trombetta as Senior Vice President of the Americas. Most recently, Nick was Area Vice President of the East for Mulesoft. Prior to that, he ran revenue at Salesforce for enterprise and strategic accounts in the Northeast. Nick also served as Vice President of the Northeast and Central Regions at SAP joining via its acquisition of Business Objects where he had been a sales director. Additionally, he was an enterprise sales executive at Crystal Decisions and he began his career at ADP.
Gusto, the payroll and human resources platform company, announced Jordan Hwang Head of Acquisition. Jordan joins with extensive experiencing leading growth initiatives across a variety of B2B and B2C businesses. Most recently, he was Vice President of Growth at Pill Club. Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Growth & Business Operations at Evernote where he led a three team cross-functional organization across product, engineering, design, and analytics. Previously, Jordan built and managed the sales, customer success & marketing teams at Chartio where he was responsible for driving go to market growth. Additionally, he held senior director roles at Kabam, PC Tools, and Yahoo.
Cockroach Labs, developer of the open source distributed database project CockroachDB, announced Peter Guagenti Chief Marketing Officer. Peter brings extensive marketing, strategy, and product development experience. He joins from MemSQL where he oversaw marketing, sales development, and partnerships. Prior to that, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at both Mesosphere and NGINX. Peter also spent time at Acquia leading product management and product marketing and ran client services and the strategic consulting practice for the West region at Razorfish. Additionally, he was senior manager of product and marketing strategy at Accenture and managed marketing & customer experience at Cap Gemini.