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.
Chorus.ai, the premier Conversation Intelligence Platform for high-growth sales teams, announced Jim Benton Chief Executive Officer. Jim brings extensive sales, data, and leadership experience joining from Apollo where he was Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he co-founded ClearSlide and served as both Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Jim also ran sales at AdBrite for four years and was Senior Director of Sales for the western region at Ticketmaster joining via its acquisition of Evite where he had been director of advertiser programs.
TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports team, club and league management, announced Woody Hartman President and Head of Product. Woody joins from Lyft where spent almost 7 years. He initially joined to launch and manage Lyft’s second geographic market. During his time there, he led the launch team, built a drive team to support driver onboarding, and ultimately ran all global operations for the company. Prior to his time at Lyft, Woody managed global development at the Walt Disney Company. Additionally, he served as Director of Strategy at IGN Entertainment and he began his career as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company.
Atlas Obscura, the travel and exploration website that catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content as well as creates unique experiences and trips, announced Warren Webster as Chief Executive Officer. Warren brings extensive experience building online companies and brands. He joins from Coveteur where he served as Chief Executive Officer and President for the past four years. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer at GOOP. Earlier, Warren co-founded Patch Media and served as President for seven years through its acquisition by AOL.
TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports team, club and league management, announced Alex Underwood General Manager of Advertising and Commerce. Alex joins from Spotify where he was Vice President and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Verticals, leading the global agency team that he helped build from ground up over seven years. Prior to that, he spent six years at Google where he began as a senior industry manager before moving on to handle the go-to-market strategy for their media agency segment. In his last position with the company, he served as Head of Media Agency Strategy and also co-led their global media agency council.
Clara Analytics, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) and data science company specializing in building easy-to-use AI-based solutions focused on claims operations for the Property & Casualty and Disability insurance industries, announced Brian Sullivan Senior Vice President of Customer Service. Brian brings over 20 years of experience building and leading client services from early stage SaaS startups through publicly traded companies. He joins from QuanticMind where he was Chief Revenue Officer and earlier led customer success. Prior to that, he was Chief Customer Officer at Capriza and also spent several years at Gigya where he oversaw the client services team. Additionally, Brian was a founding partner at CrownSix and spent several years in search and content solutions and professional services roles at Omniture, WebSiteStory and Atomz Corporation.
Kitman Labs, the industry leading sports analytics company using artificial intelligence to increase athlete performance and health, announced Randy Weber Vice President of Sales. Randy brings extensive experience as a software revenue leader and joins from Hiretual where he led strategy and execution of all business functions. Prior to that, he was Chief Revenue Officer at Simplee and spent several years at Zapproved running global sales. Additionally, Randy ran worldwide business development at Agilent Technologies and he began his career as an application engineer at HP.
BFS Capital, the small business financing platform, announced Patricia Korth-McDonnell as Chief Marketing Officer. Patricia was most recently CMO at online mortgage lender Better, where she was responsible for the brand, marketing and customer experience. Earlier, she spent more than a decade at Interpublic Group’s marketing and digital transformation firm, Huge. Patricia joined Huge as employee #13 and ultimately served as CMO and President, where she led global operations.
SetSail, the AI-powered sales insights and incentives platform that supercharges sales performance by rewarding what matters, announced Marty Enns Chief Revenue Officer. Marty brings over 25 years of sales experience joining from Clari where he was Vice President of Commerical Revenue. Prior to that, he co-founded and led PhoBack as Chief Executive Officer and ran enterprise sales at CipherCloud. Additionally, Marty served as senior director of large enterprise sales at Skyhigh Networks, Clearwell Systems, and Aptara. Marty began his career in sales at IKON Office Solutions.
Heap, the platform that provides analytics infrastructure to reduce the annoying parts of user analytics, announced Dennis Dresser Chief Revenue Officer. Dennis brings over 20 years of experience as a sales leader in large enterprise software and SaaS companies. Most recently, he was Chief Revenue Officer at Dialpad. Prior to that, Dennis spent several years at Anaplan as Managing Director. Additionally, he held various sales leadership positions at Eloqua and IBM and ran regional sales at ATG & Intershop Communications. Dennis began his career as a CPA at Ernst & Young.
Paladina Health, one of the largest healthcare providers of direct primary care services, announced Allison Velez as Chief People Officer. Allison brings over 20 years of human resource experience. She joins from OptumCare where she was Head of Human Capital. Prior to that, she was Chief People Officer for the DaVita Medical Group. Allison also spent time at Air Methods as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and held various HR leadership roles for Lafarge North America.
Unbabel, the AI+human translation platform, announced Miles Kane Vice President of Sales and General Manager, North America. Miles brings over a decade of experience building and scaling enterprise startups. He joins from Drift where he was Head of Enterprise Sales & Strategic Accounts. Prior to that, he was recruited to build the sales and marketing teams at Altocloud. Miles began his career at SmartBear initially joining as a sales representative. During his 8 years there, he built out the new EMEA headquarters along with the team and was Director of EMEA Sales when he left.
WaveOne, the company building the next generation of compression technology, announced Craig Lytle Chief Business Officer. Craig brings over 30 years of experience in the video, FPGA, and processor industry. He joins from AmperVue which he founded and led as Chief Executive Officer for several years. Prior to that, he was responsible for business development at Mythic and served as Senior Vice President of System Solutions at Exar Corporation. Craig also was President and CEO at Stretch for 8 years and spent his early career at Altera joining as an applications engineer before moving through the sales, product planning, marketing and executive ranks.
Caption Health, a leading medical AI company, announced Chris Larsen Head of Sales. Chris brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare technologies and joins from MDSave where he was a founding team member and served as Executive Vice President. During his time there, he led business development, sales management, and accounts and product innovations. Prior to that, Chris spent several years at Boston Scientific managing accounts and handling sales for the cardiac rhythm department. Chris also held senior leadership roles at Acclarent and Guidant and spent his early career in sales for new and emerging medical technologies and devices.
Neosensory, a device company that communicates new and existing senses through touch, the neuroscience company building wearable devices to convert data into touch, announced Maxime Veron Chief Operating Officer. Maxime joins from Level Home where he spent the last year running marketing. Prior to that, he was the Director of Product Marketing for Nest at Google where he built and led the team across all Nest products. Maxime had earlier been recruited to create the product function for Nest and later went on to manage hardware projects and embedded software. He began his career at Apple and held a variety of roles during his nearly 13 years there initially joining as a product marketing intern before moving in to sales and then managing product marketing for consumer software in Europe. In his final role there, he was the Worldwide Senior Product Manager for iCloud.
Feedzai, a leading data science company shaping the future of fraud detection in commerce, announced Andrew Flesch Vice President of Sales, North America. Andrew brings extensive sales experience at both start ups and growth companies. He joins from WeKaIO where he managed sales teams for the East and Central U.S. as well as Canada. Prior to that, he ran worldwide sales at both E8 Storage and NetMotion Wireless and also served as Vice President of Sales at Instart Logic. Additionally, Andrew spent time at Whiptail, Coverity, and Riverbed Technology, and VMware. He began his career at Turbolinux where he was Director of East Coast Sales. Feedzai has received funding from Armilar Venture Partners, Capital One Growth Ventures, Citi Ventures, Data Collective, EDP, Novabase Capital, Oak HC/FT, Sapphire Ventures.
Mahana Therapeutics, the company joining technology and healthcare expertise to produce innovative and cutting-edge digital therapeutics products, announced Myla Puyat Vice President of Finance and Operations. Myla brings nearly 25 years of experience building finance, accounting, and HR and facilities infrastructures across multiple industries. Most recently, she was Vice President of Finance & Administration at HealthTell. Prior to that, she provided finance, HR and operations management consulting to clients in the healthcare industry. Additionally, she ran finance and administration at Auxogyn, Verinata Health, and ForteBio. Myla also spent time at Display Research Laboratories, Amdahi Corporation, and Endosciopy Center Affiliates. Earlier in her career, Myla worked in the high-tech industry where she co-founded AXiON and iDS Systems / Jasmine Technologies.
Volantio, a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines, announced Roy Russo Chief Technology Officer. Roy brings over fifteen years of information technology experience and demonstrated success designing, executing, and leading the development of large-scale distributed business applications. Most recently, he was Director of Software Development at United Technologies joining via its acquisition of Predikto where he had led software development and engineering for nearly 4 years. Roy also was Chief Architect at Altisource Labs and co-founded LoopFuse and JBoss.
Sentry, the market leader in software error monitoring, announced Milin Desai Chief Executive Officer. Milin joins from VMware where he managed the cloud services team and was responsible for the cloud strategy and expanding the portfolio with solutions for public cloud. Prior to that, he was at Riverbed Technology in a technical marketing manager role before moving on to manage product. Milin spent his early career as a senior software engineer at Veritas.
Split Software, the leading feature delivery platform, announced Brian Bell Chief Executive Officer. Brian brings more than 20 years of experience in emerging start-up and established high tech companies. He joins from Ping Identity where he managed the global marketing strategy, from demand generation and branding to product messaging and corporate communications. Prior to that, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Business Development at Zuora where he led marketing and alliances. Earlier in his career, Brian was Senior Vice President and General Manager of CA Technologies’ IT Service Management and Project Management Business Unit and also held senior marketing and business development roles at BMC Software and Extricity. Additionally, he spent several years at the Boston Consulting Group.
Atlas Obscura, the travel and exploration website that catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content, announced Kiki Dolan as Director of Operations. Kiki joins from TodayTix where she spent five years and led the geographic expansion team. Prior to that she spent time at onefinestay coordinating new commercial markets. She began her career at Living Social.