Recent Work

Itamar Kandel

Chief Executive Officer

HeartVista, a pioneer in AI-driven autonomous MRI solutions, announced Itamar Kandel Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Itamar was the interim Chief Operating Officer at NKP Medical Marketing. Prior to that, he led the TigerConnect Business Unit at TigerText and served as Chief Strategy Officer. Itamar also served as the  Chief Operating Officer at Voxer. Itamar spent his early career at Symantec, beginning as a strategic alliances manager before moving on to manage emerging products.

FUNDING: Khosla Ventures, SBIR/STTR, Startx

Reed Taussig

Board Director

ClearDATA, the leader in healthcare public cloud security and compliance, announced Reed Tausig to its board of directors. Reed brings more than 30 years of product development leadership, operating insights and financial strategy experience. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Apptimize and he spent the decade prior at ThreatMetrix as President and Chief Executive Officer. Reed was also President and Chief Executive Officer at Jam Metrics, Vormetric, and Callidus Software where he led the company from its inception through a successful IPO. Additionally, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at and ran worldwide marketing, U.S. and Asia-Pacific sales, customer service and professional services at Gupta. Reed began his career as Vice President of Sales at Unify. 

FUNDING: Excel Venture Management, Flare Capital Partners, Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners

Gadi Shamia

Chief Executive Officer

Replicant, a cutting-edge provider of artificial intelligence-enabled voice technologies, announced Gadi Shamia Chief Executive Officer. Gadi brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and 13 years in SaaS. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Talkdesk where he helped the company grow from a seed stage to a unicorn in under four years. Prior to that, he co-founded and led Magneto as Chief Executive Officer and also served as Chief Operating Officer at Adobe having joined to help integrate EchoSign. Additionally, he was President and General Manager of ReachLocal and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Storm Ventures. Early in his career, Gadi spent several years at SAP where he built and managed the global team in the small business product group. He joined SAP via its acquisition of his first company, TopManage, where he led product, marketing, local and global sales and business development.

FUNDING: Atomic Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners 

Manny Bernard

Head, Talent Acquisition

Flow Commerce, the most advanced solution for cross-border e-commerce, announced Manny Bernard as Head of Talent Acquisition. Manny joins from Celonis where he was the third person on the North American team and helped build the team to over 150 people. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research and Recruitment Operations at The Melanie Andersen Agency.  Manny began his career in recruiting and research at JBK Associates International.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Forerunner Ventures

Alok Gupta

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Strateos, the company automating chemistry, biology, and tissue analysis into closed loop robotic labs that accelerate drug discovery programs, announced Alok Gupta Vice President of Engineering. Alok joins from Avitas where he ran engineering and product. Prior to that, he was an early member of the GE digital team where he launched their flagship IoT product. Alok also spent time at SurfBI in product development and managed software engineering at e*Trade. Additionally, he was an engineering manager at Cashedge and he began his career at TCS.

FUNDING: Data Collective, Dolby Family Ventures, Lux Capital 

Guy Weismantel

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Zenoti, the most advanced cloud-based, business software for spas, salons, and medi-spas, announced Guy Weismantel Senior Vice President of Marketing. Guy brings over 20 years of experience in the industry joining from Pushpay where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing at Marchex and led marketing at Vertafore as well as the global marketing and product management organization at Egencia. Additionally, Guy spent several years running Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning portfolio of products and cloud services and led global marketing efforts at Business Objects. Zenoti has received funding from Accel Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tiger Global Management.

FUNDING: Accel Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management

Gillian Printon

Head of National Accounts

Centivo, a new type of self-funded health plan administrator, announced Gillian Printon Head of National Accounts. Gillian brings more than two decades of experience in the health benefits industry. She joins from Mercer’s health business where she was a senior partner for over 23 years with a focus on growth and service delivery for large, progressive employers. Prior to Mercer, Gillian managed employer health and welfare benefits in both the public and private sectors while working for Anthem, American International Group, and PwC.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Grand Central Tech Ventures, Ingleside Investors, Maverick Ventures, Oxeon Investments, Rand Capital  

Scott Leatherman

Chief Marketing Officer

Interana, maker of the world’s most advanced solution for product analytics in a GDPR era, announced Scott Leatherman Chief Marketing Officer. Scott brings more than 20 years of technology marketing and executive operations experience to Interana. He joins from SAP where he spent nearly 13 years. During his career there, Scott led the go-to-market strategy for SAP HANA, built the first SAP HANA Marketplace and launched the “Powered by HANA” program. In his most recent role, he was Global Vice President of Marketing for SAP Labs. Prior to joining SAP, Scott was the first marketing employee at Virsa Systems and served as Senior Director of Solution Marketing and Ecosystem Development. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership roles in marketing, sales and business development at ActivCard, MarketFirst, and USWeb/CKS.


FUNDING: Allen & Company, Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Index Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Y Combinator 

Manny Ruiz

Vice President, Customer Success and Support

InfluxData, the open source time series DB platform for metrics & events, announced Manny Ruiz as Vice President of Customer Success and Support. Manny brings more than 20 years of industry experience and insight. Most recently he led customer success at Sauce Labs. Prior to that, he spent 8 years at MobileIron where he founded and led the professional services and customer support programs ultimately serving as Vice President of Customer Success. Additionally, Manny ran the customer success organization at InnoPath Software and was the Director of Technical and Sales Support at Active Reasoning. He began his career as a senior quality engineer at Exodus Communications.

FUNDING: Battery Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Harmony Partners, Mayfield, Norwest Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Trinity Ventures, Y Combinator

Olivia Borsje

Vice President, Marketing

Ladder, the smart, simple, online life insurance company, announced Olivia Borsje Vice President of Marketing. Olivia joins from Earnin where she was Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that, she built the brand strategy team at Thumbtack where she led the successful, comprehensive relaunch of its brand. Olivia also was an early marketing hire at Dropbox where she drove paid adoption across consumer and enterprise via product marketing, growth and integrated campaigns. She began her career at Symantec in product and digital marketing.

FUNDING: Canaan Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures