Recent Work

Amanda Berger Rosen

Vice President, Customer Success

Lucidworks, the leader in AI-powered search and discovery, announced Amanda Berger Rosen As Chief Customer Officer. Amanda brings extensive experience in customer success, professional services, and support organizations. Most recently she was the Chief Customer Officer at RichRelevance and managed the professional services, consulting, education and technical support organizations across the company’s nine global offices. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services at Guidance Software and played a pivotal role in its transformation to an enterprise software leader. Additionally, Amanda spent nearly a decade at MicroStrategy in multiple leadership roles including Vice President of Professional Services and she began her career as a consultant at Avega.

FUNDING: Allegis Capital, Granite Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Shasta Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, Top Tier Capital Partners, Trinity Capital Investment, Walden Venture Capital

Tom Barton

Chief Executive Officer

Diamanti, creators of the first bare-metal platform purpose-built for containerized applications, announced Tom Barton as Chief Executive Officer. Tom brings nearly three decades of technology executive leadershimost recently serving as Chief Executive Officer at Tintri. Priorhe served as COO at Planet Labs where led all operations which included hiring the entire executive team. Tom served as Chief Executive Officer at Rackable Systems where he led the company from its early stages through an IPO in 2005He previously served as an entrepreneur in residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners and was an executive at Red Hat Software and at McKinsey & Company. 

FUNDING: Charles River Ventures, DFJ, Goldman Sachs, GSR Ventures, Northgate Capital, Translink Capital

Judy Smythe

Chief Operating Officer

Science 37, a patient-centric clinical trial company, announced Judy Smythe Chief Operating Officer. Judy brings extensive experience in leadership roles in both healthcare and health tech companies. Most recently, she was Chief Revenue Officer at Centauri Health Solutions. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer at WebMD Health Services. Judy spent over a decade at McKesson where she led the healthcare business that served commercial health plans, state governments, and federal government agencies with care management software and services. She also served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of their large financial shared service operation. Additionally, she spent time running product and marketing at mPower. Judy also spent nearly thirteen years at Visa where she led the strategy, development, and launch of the Visa Check Card in global markets and she began her career at Accenture where she grew from a staff consultant to a senior manager.

FUNDING: Amgen Ventures, dRx Capital, Glynn Capital Management, Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Redmile Group, Sanofi-Genzyme BioVenures 

David Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

Freshworks, a global leader in customer engagement software, announced David Thompson Chief Marketing Officer. David brings nearly 30 years of technology marketing experience building global brands, leading diverse marketing teams and launching revolutionary products and services. He joins from Domo where he served as CSO and acting Chief Marketing Officer. Prior, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Auction.com/Ten-X, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Ustream, and co-founder and CEO of Genius.com. David was the Chief Marketing Officer at WebEx where he successfully positioned the company as the leading global brand in Web conferencing and helped guide it through an IPO.

FUNDING: Accel, CapitalG, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management

Michelle Chow

Chief Customer Officer

Elementum, the software-as-a-service company behind the first cloud-native supply chain orchestration platform, announced Michelle Chow Chief Customer Officer. Michelle joins from AppDynamics where she ran global customer success. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade at Medallia joining as the 20th employee and building their initial professional services team. In her last role there, she served as General Manager of Customer Success and Professional Services overseeing professional services and customer success for their 5 largest verticals and leading the 100+ person managed services organization. Michelle began her career at PSC Biotech.

FUNDING: AME Cloud Ventures, Flex, Fontinalis Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Todd Levin

Vice President and General Manager of Services

Lumere, the leading provider of data-driven analytics, announced Todd Levin Vice President and General Manager of Services. Todd brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare analytics and optimization. He joins from Arcadia where he spent over eleven years holding multiple positions, including Director and Vice President positions across numerous delivery, product, and operational areas. In his last role there, he served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Prior to that, Todd led architecture and technology development teams in the targeted marketing space at Plumview Marketing and Prevision Marketing.

FUNDING: Bessemer Venture Partners, Blueprint Health, Brainchild Holdings, FCA Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Health Insight Capital, Heritage Group, Jump Capital, Wintrust Ventures, Zimmerman Ventures

Brandon Worth

Senior Director Membership and Marketing

Chicago Public Media, one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country, announced Brandon Worth Senior Director Membership and Marketing. Brandon brings over a decade of experience building digital marketing strategies for nonprofits, startups and established companies. He joins from buildOn where he was Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that, he oversaw digital marketing strategy at Gogo. Brandon also spent over 5 years at Sittercity.com where he led the marketing team and managed customer relations. He began his career at Monster Worldwide.

FUNDING: Not-for-Profit

John Kelly

Chief Revenue Officer

Zenreach, the leader in retargeting for the offline world, announced John Kelly Chief Revenue Officer. John joins from eBay where he led the Seller Growth team and was responsible for building relationships with eBay merchants and providing them with tools and programs to grow their sales. He joined eBay via its acquisition of Shutl where he was Executive Vice President. Prior to that, John served as Vice President of Sales at both TellApart and Criteo. He also spent time running business development at Permuti and spent several years at Yahoo in a senior director role. Additionally, John was Vice President of PaymentOne and led business development at America Online.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Danhua Capital, First Round Capital, Formation 8, Founders Fund, Maverick Ventures, SoftTech VC, SV Angel 

Michael Bourque

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

LendingHome, the largest, fastest-growing mortgage marketplace lender, announced Michael Bourque Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Michael joins from Ocwen Financial where he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he spent fifteen years in various financial leadership positions at General Electric, spanning both GE’s industrial businesses as well as GE Capital. In his most recent role, he was Chief Financial Officer for GE Distributed Power and earlier served in other CFO, financial planning and analysis and internal audit roles.

FUNDING: Acequia Capital, ColonyCapital, Cowboy Ventures, DHVC, First Round, Foundation Capital, Noah Holdings Limited, Renren, Ribbit Capital, SAB Capital, Sberbank  

Josh Weisman

Vice President, Sales

Scoop Technologies, the largest commuting platform in the country, announced Josh Weisman Vice President of Sales. Josh joins from Chariot where he was a founding team member and oversaw global sales and marketing. While at Chariot, he led their go-to-market strategy, launched operations in five new markets, built out the company’s original operations team and expanded service across the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Chariot, Josh spent several years running operations for all events at Stanford University.

FUNDING: BMW iVentures, G2VP, Index Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Workday

Pam Yanchik Connealy

Chief Financial Officer

Kiva Microfunds, the international nonprofit connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty, announced Pam Yanchik Connealy Chief Financial Officer. Pam joins from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she was the Global Head of Talent and led talent acquisition, talent management, and total rewards. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Business Operations at Salesforce. Pam also spent over 8 years at Genentech & Roche Pharma. During her time there she held numerous senior executive positions including Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer as well as Chief Financial Officer of their R&D organization. Additionally, she was Vice President at Groundswell. Pam began her career at Lyondell where she spent nine years in various positions including product management, corporate development, finance, quality control, and analytical services.

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Paul Wann

Vice President, Operations

Centivo, a new type of health plan, announced Paul Wann Vice President of Operations. Paul brings over 20 years of experience running operations for TPA’s and working in the health wellness and fitness industry. He joins from Consociate Health where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Solution Architect at ikaSystems and also ran operations at RedCard Systems. Paul spent nearly a decade as Chief Operating Officer at HCH Administration where he managed self funded claims operations and he began his career at Managed Care Insights.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Maverick Ventures, Rand Capital 

Joshua Schneider

Head of Customer Experience

goTenna, the first and only company to enable completely off-grid, long-range mobile communications on regular smartphones regardless of cell service, wifi, satellites or even base stations, announced Josh Schneider Vice President of Customer Experience. Josh joins from Athena Health where he was Senior Manager of Customer Success. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Project Management at the CORE Institute.

FUNDING: BBG Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Collaborative Fund, MentorTech Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Walden Venture Capital

David Hurwitz

Chief Marketing Officer

Bloomreach, a global leader in personalized digital experiences, announced David Hurwitz Chief Marketing Officer. David brings extensive experience in both enterprise software development and marketing to the position. Most recently he was Chief Marketing Officer at Appvance.ai. Prior to that, he ran marketing at Composure.ai and served as Chief Marketing Officer at SmartRecruiters. Additionally, he served as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Serena Software and Chief Marketing Officer at Niku prior to its acquisition by CA Technologies. Early in his career, he ran marketing at both Perfect Commerce and Global Factory and founded and led ConsenSys. David began his career as a software engineer at ASK Computer Systems.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates

Domenic Venuto

Chief Operating Officer

Amobee, a leading global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, announced Domenic Venuto Chief Operating Officer. Dominic joins from the Weather Company where he led consumer digital business. Prior to that, he was global president of data, technology & partnerships at VivaKi and oversaw product, strategy, engineering and global enterprise partnerships. He also served as executive vice president, strategic global operations at VivaKi. Additionally, Domenic spent nearly ten years at Razorfish managing client solutions and leading strategy and business development departments. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he developed long-term strategic business plans and led large-scale technology implementations for Australian and American clients.

FUNDING: Accel Partners, Amdocs, Cisco, Globespan Capital Partners, Motorola Solutions, Sequoia Capital, Telefonica Ventures, Vodafone Ventures

Bardia Akbari

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Science 37, a patient-centric clinical trial company, announced Bardia Akbari Vice President of Clinical Operations. Bardia brings nearly 20 years of global pharmaceutical and biotech industry expertise from clinical operations to business development. He joins from Genentech where he spent six years as the Vice President and Global Head of Oncology Clinical Operations. Prior to that, he spent a decade at Roche Pharmaceuticals and held a variety of positions in Medical Affairs, Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Alliance Management, and Business Development.

FUNDING: Amgen Ventures, dRx Capital, Glynn Capital Management, Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Redmile Group, Sanofi-Genzyme BioVenures

Steve Ackley

Chief Revenue Officer

Portworx, the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, announced Steve Ackley Chief Revenue Officer. Steve brings nearly thirty years of experience selling hardware, infrastructure software, and data analytics frameworks to global enterprises and leading global field sales team’s for SaaS based technology companies. Most recently, he was Vice President of Global Sales for SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services joining via SAP’s acquisition of Altiscale where he’d been Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to that, he spent several years as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Packet Design. Steve also ran worldwide sales at MonoSphere, Satmetrix, and Vicinity and held regional sales management positions at Marimba and Tivoli. He spent his early career at Sun Microsystems in sales.

FUNDING: GE Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Sapphire Ventures

Justin Benson

Vice President, Customer Success

LeapYear, the leading platform for developing secure, intelligent systems that unlock value from sensitive information, announced Justin Benson Vice President of Customer Success. Justin joins from MemSQL where he was Director of Field Engineering and Professional Services. Prior to that, he was a Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir. Justin also served as Assistant Vice President of Analytics at iQor and was the Business Development Manager at Marianas Living.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, NYCA Partners

Cornelius Willis

Chief Marketing Officer

Clari, the leading provider of AI solutions for sales, announced the appointment of Cornelius Willis as Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently,Cornelius led product marketing and strategic communications for Google Cloud Platform at Google. Prior, he led solutions marketing at Rackspace as well as enterprise marketing for all global marketing programs at VMware. Additionally, Cornelius held executive leadership positions at BEA Systems and Qpass after beginning his career with Microsoft where he spent nearly a decade. 

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, Thomvest Ventures

Ted Saludes

Vice President, Sales

Interana, the leader in behavioral analytics for the digital economy, announced Ted Saludes Vice President of Sales. Ted joins from Unit4 where he was Senior Vice President of Global Higher Education. Prior to that, he was the North America Vice President in the CRM and Learning Management systems division at Ellucian. Ted also served as Vice President of the Western area enterprise division at Avaya and he spent the bulk of his early career at EMC.  

FUNDING: Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Index Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Vertex Ventures 

Collette Bunton

Chief Executive Officer

Whistle, the world’s first technology company dedicated to helping pets live longer and healthier lives, announced Collette Bunton Chief Executive Officer. Collette brings extensive experience working with consumer electronics and technology companies. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Devices at Roku. Prior to that, she spent several years consulting Cisco in various departments. Collette also spent eight years at Logitech running sales and marketing before moving on to lead mergers and acquisitions for the company. She also served as Director of Retail Sales at 3Com and ran regional sales at Compaq. Additionally, Collette spent several years in sales at Acer America and Unisys.

FUNDING: DCM Ventures, Melo7 Technologies, Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm, Queensbridge, Slow Ventures

Rei Kesai

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Eversight, the leader in Offer Innovation software, announced Rei Kasai Senior Vice President of Product. Rei brings extensive experience as a seasoned product leader who has created, launched, and managed enterprise software products.  Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Product at GE and was responsible for all strategy and product. He joined GE via its acquisition of ServiceMax where he had been Senior Vice President of Product and Head of Product Management and Strategy. Prior to that, Rei spent over five years at SAP growing from Director Of Product Management for SAP OnDemand to serving as Chief Product Owner for SAP’s Cloud for Customer Engagement & Commerce group. Additionally, he held executive sales engineering roles at Dexterra and Net6 for mobile application platforms and he began his career at Octane Software in pre-sales and consulting.

FUNDING: Bow Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures

Gina Hortatsos

Vice President, Marketing

FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform, announced Gina Hortatsos Vice President of Marketing. Gina brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. She joins from Hyland Software where she led global integrated marketing for six years before serving as AVP of Marketing for the great Chicago area. Prior to that, Gina was responsible for SAP’s Analytics and Database & Technology portfolio in North America and served as Director of Integrated Marketing, Performance Management and GRC Applications at Oracle. Gina also spent significant time at Hyperion Solutions as a Field Marketing Director joining via its acquisition of Brio Software where she had been a marketing manager. She began her career in research at J.D. Power and Associates and Survey.com.

FUNDING: August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Laura Orvidas

Chief Executive Officer

onXmaps, the leader in mobile mapping technology for outdoor adventures, announced Laura Orvidas Chief Executive Officer. Laura joins from Amazon where she spent nearly twenty years in general management and strategy positions. During her time there, she held a variety of roles: Financial Analyst, Product Manager Tech on Web Services, Category Leader DVD, and Category Leader for Home. In her most recent role, she served as Vice President of Consumer Electronics managing eight retail business units as well as an engineering team focused on innovating the customer experience, and the global private label group. Laura began her career as a senior associate at the Parthenon Group.

FUNDING: Bessemer Venture Partners, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Next Frontier Capital, Summit Partners

Jay Wampold

Vice President, Marketing

Cloudability, the leading cloud cost management provider, announced Jay Wampold Vice President of Marketing. Jay brings over 20 years of experience driving breakthrough revenue, customer, and market share growth within highly competitive B2B/B2C technology categories. Most recently, he was Vice President of Marketing at Qumulo. Prior to that, he served as a marketing executive for Amazon’s AWS Cloud division. Jay spent the five years prior to that as Vice President of Marketing where he led several marketing organizations, including product marketing, enterprise marketing, launch marketing and customer engagement at Chef. Additionally, he was Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at EMC Isilon and General Manager of West Coast Operations at SS+K. Jay began his career at RealNetworks where he was instrumental in creating the new market category of streaming media.

FUNDING: Founders Fund, the Foundry Group, Peninsula Ventures, Portland Seed Fund, SK Ventures, 10Branch, Trinity Ventures

Nick Kalayjian

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Plenty, the leader in vertical indoor farming, announced Nick Kalayjian Senior Vice President of Engineering. Nick spent the last 12 years at Tesla and worked on all its products from the Roadster through the Model 3. He was one of the earliest engineers and quickly moved through the ranks of Tesla’s engineering department ultimately serving as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to that, he was the Hardware System Integrator for Apple. Nick also spent significant time at SimpleDevices as Director of Electrical joining as the 6th employee. He began his career co-founding REM Design.

FUNDING: Bezos Expeditions, Data Collective, DCM Ventures, Finistere Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, SGVC, Softbank

Tom Sullivan

Chief Product Officer

Truveris, the leading provider of prescription drug software, service and analytics, announced Tom Sullivan Chief Product Officer. Tom brings nearly 20 years of experience as a product management executive and strategic leader. He joins from Sparta Systems where he was Vice President, Head of Product Management and Strategy. Prior to that, he spent over a decade as a senior executive at BNY Mellon. Tom also served as Vice President, Head of Product Management and Marketing for CBS Marketwatch and was a Product Manager at Thomson Reuters. Additionally, he spent several years at Dow Jones and he began his career as a financial consultant at Smith Barney.

FUNDING: Canaan Partners, First Round, McKesson Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners

Peter George

Senior Vice President, Chief Engineering Officer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the global leader in Pre K-12 educational content and services, announced Peter George Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Engineering Officer. Peter joins from Blackboard where he led worldwide product design, development, support, and cloud operations. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products and Technology at Courion Corporation and served as the interim Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Information Services at Conservation Services Group. Peter spent fourteen years at Kronos, initially recruited to revitalize new product development. He went on to serve as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Products and Technology for a decade overseeing product and technology strategy for all software and hardware products. Peter began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility during his thirteen years there.

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Miguel Lopez

Senior Vice President, Customer Success

Bill.com, the leading U.S. business payments network, announced Miguel Lopez Senior Vice President, Customer Success. Miguel joins from Yotpo where he was Senior Vice President of Client Services. Prior to that, Miguel held various leadership roles at GoDaddy.com including Vice President of Customer Support and Care. Additionally, Miguel was a Vice President of Regional Marketing for consumer banking at Bank of America.

FUNDING: American Express, August Capital, DCM, Emergence Capital, Icon Ventures, JP Morgan Chase, Napier Park, Scale Ventures, Temasek

John Jordan

Vice President, Sales

Kyruus, a leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced John Jordan Vice President of Sales. John brings nearly 30 years of experience working with rapid growth healthcare information technology companies. He joins from Marathon Health where he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to that, he led sales and marketing at Zipnosis and OpenTempo. John also served as Vice President of North American sales at dbMotion for several years and was Senior Vice President of Sales at InSite One. Additionally, he was General Manager and Vice President of Sales for GE Healthcare’s United States-based RIS/PACS division. John began his healthcare IT career with IDX Systems Corporation where he spent over 15 years and built out their radiology IT business helping exponentially grow the company before its acquisition by GE Healthcare.

FUNDING: F-Prime Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Highland Capital, Leerink Transformation Partners, Lux Capital, McKesson Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Providence Ventures, Venrock 

Rob Goulding

Chief Revenue Officer

Bright Funds, the next generation platform for individual and workplace giving, empowering everyday donors to become strategic philanthropists, announced Rob Goulding President and Chief Revenue Officer. Rob joins from Linqia where he served as Vice President of Sales. Prior to that, he was the National Sales Director at Twitter and worked with major brands across the retail, CPG, healthcare and auto industries. Rob also held several leadership positions within Google leading retail and CPG advertising sales. He began his media career at Reed Business Information holding executive positions across the company’s technology, construction, and media and entertainment divisions.

FUNDING: AGO Partners, BloombergBETA, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellspring Growth Partners

Jeremy Evans

Vice President, Customer Success

Entelo, the recruiting automation company modernizing hiring, announced Jeremy Evans Vice President of Customer Success. Jeremy brings extensive experience leading customer success, professional services, and support organizations. He joins from New Relic where he was Group Vice President, Global Customer Success. Prior to that, he spent several years at Marin Software beginning as Manager of Customer Success and working thru roles of increasing responsibility. In his final role with the company, he served as Senior Vice President of Customer Success and ran the entire global customer service organization. Before joining Marin Software, Jeremy handled online marketing at Avid Life Media and was a developer at both Lynch Digital Media and Binary Ink. He began his career in sales at Dell.

FUNDING: Battery Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Shasta Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners 

Matthew Whitman

Principal

Windham Venture Partners, a New York City based venture capital firm focused on healthcare, with a particular emphasis on medical technology and digital health, announced Matthew Whitman as a Principal. Matthew joins from Morgan Stanley where he was an executive director in the healthcare investment banking group and co-head of the firm’s Healthcare IT practice. Prior to that, he spent over six years working in the healthcare investment banking group at Citi. Matthew began his career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte where he conducted a variety of projects in corporate, commercial, and M&A strategy across the medtech, pharmaceutical and consumer sectors.

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Michael McBride

Chief Revenue Officer

GitLab, the leading integrated product for modern software development, announced Michael McBride Chief Revenue Officer. Michael brings nearly 20 years of experience growing startups and large companies. Most recently he built and scaled the global sales organization, including both direct and channel sales, at Lookout. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Platform at DeNa joining via its acquisition of Lionside where he had run business operations. Michael also oversaw sales, professional services and global channels at Meraki and held various leadership roles in national and strategic sales and client product management at Good Technology. Additionally he served as Director of Business Development at Be, Inc. and was a co-founder at StarCode Software also running sales and marketing. Michael began his career as an investment banking analyst at Cowen & Company.

FUNDING: August Capital, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures  

Adam Sold

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

Topia (formerly MOVE Guides), the global mobility management company, announced Adam Sold Senior Vice President of World Wide Field Operations. Adam brings over 25 years of global operations experience in the industry scaling companies. He joins from FinancialForce where he was Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to that, he ran field operations at Jive Software overseeing business transformation in sales and marketing. Additionally Adam served as Vice President of Sales Operations at Achievers and was Head of Sales and Business Operations Programs at Dolby Laboratories. He also spent time at Apple where he helped the company with Channel partner integration and apply a Big Data approach to manufacturing quality-control and analysis. Earlier in his career, Adam held roles in finance and supply chain management at PeopleSoft.

FUNDING: Beacon Capital, Future Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Notion Capital

Suresh Vasudevan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sysdig, the container intelligence company, announced Suresh Vasudevan President and Chief Executive Officer. Suresh joins from Nimble Storage where he led the company from a startup, through a successful IPO, and on to be a leading provider of next-generation flash storage systems and pioneer in leveraging predictive analytics for infrastructure management, with more than $500 million in annualized revenues and over 10,000 customers.  Prior to Nimble, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Omneon managing the company thru its acquisition by Harmonic and previously served as a member of the executive team at NetApp, overseeing all product operations. He began his career as a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. 

FUNDING: Accel Partners, Bain Capital Ventures

L Hood

Vice President, Marketing

TetraScience, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) company focused on the Research and Life Sciences industry, announced L Hood as Vice President of Product. L joins from SHYFT Analytics where she was Director of Product Management, Product Operations and UX/Design. Prior to that, she was Senior Product Manager at Virgin Pulse and also spent several years at ACI Worldwide as Senior Manager and Strategist for UX/UI/ID.

FUNDING: First Round Capital, Founder Collective, Floodgate, Y Combinator

Amy Lazenby

Vice President, Marketing

Granular, a farm management software and analytics provider, announced Amy Lazenby Vice President of Marketing. Amy joins from Zenfolio where she was Director of Product Marketing. Prior to that, she was Senior Marketing Manager, New Technologies & Offerings at Digital Insight. Amy also spent time at Intuit as a senior offering manager in the proadvisor program and managed marketing at both Vaska and E&J Gallo Winery. Earlier she spent time as Director of New Products & Innovation at Dulcinea Farms. Amy began her career managing new product creations at PowerBar/Nestle and merchandising at Speciality Brands.

FUNDING: Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Tao Capital Partners

Chris Brozek

Vice President, Operations & SCM

Velo3D, a next generation additive manufacturing company, announced Chris Brozek as Vice President of Operations. Chris brings extensive experience as a business and technical leader scaling global operations, developing strong teams, and building collaborative relationships. Chris joins from ThoughtSpot, where he was Vice President of Operations. Previously, Chris served as Vice President of Operations at Violin Memory, where he built manufacturing, support, and IT as Violin grew from the ground up through an IPO. Earlier in his career, Chris spent time as Vice President of Manufacturing & Operations at Arch Rock Corporation and held manufacturing & operations roles at Omneon. Chris began his career at Cisco where he held a number of management positions in manufacturing.

FUNDING: Bessemer Partners, Khosla Ventures, Playground Ventures

Kerry Lenahan

Vice President, Product

NPR, the preeminent non-profit multimedia news organization and radio program producer, has named Kerry Lenahan as the Company’s first Vice President of Product. Kerry joins from the U.S. Digital Service in the White House where she served as a digital expert these last two years. In that role she led efforts to design and deliver digital products for the departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Kerry was Vice President of Product Management for LivingSocial where she directed the company’s product development, consumer experiences and go-to-market strategies.

FUNDING: Not-For-Profit

Steve Pinado

President

Billtrust, the leader in payment cycle management, announced Steve Pinado President. Steve brings more than 20 years of domain experience in payment-enabled software applications and financial technologies as well as executive experience in corporate strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and organizational development. He joins from Jonas Software where he served as Group CEO and led the companies within the fitness, payment processing, online registration, and association management verticals. Steve came to Jonas via the acquisition of Member Solutions where he’d served as Chief Executive Officer leading the company through dramatic growth and its eventual sale to Jonas Software. Prior to that, Steve was the Senior Vice President at Advanta. Additionally, he held executive roles at NextCard, StockPower.com, and Electronic Data Systems and he began his career as an associate at Salomon Brothers.

FUNDING: Bain Capital Ventures, Edison Partners, Goldman Sachs, New York Angels, Riverwood Capital

Robert Elder

Chief Revenue Officer

Genius, the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge, announced Rob Elder Chief Revenue Officer. Rob brings more than 20 years of digital advertising sales and management experience joining from Group Nine Media where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to that, he ran sales at People Magazine and handled the day-to-day management of advertising sales nationwide. Rob also was Vice President of Digital Sales at Live Nation and built and managed the national sales organization at GumGum. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at the Independent Television Networks and held sales positions at Sony Digital Entertainment, Maxim Online, and Internet Broadcasting. Rob began his career as a media planner spending time at both OgilvyOne and the Grey Group.

FUNDING: AFSquare, Andreessen Horowitz, Betaworks, Everblu Capital, Fenox Venture Capital, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Transmedia Capital, Y Combinator 

Joe Senn

Vice President, Marketing

Rinse, a marketplace that has developed the leading national brand in dry cleaning and laundry delivery, announced Joe Senn Vice President of Marketing. Joe joins from Glyde where he spent five years as Head of Marketing before becoming a General Manager. Prior to that, he was the Online Media Manager at QuinStreet. Joe began his career as an analyst at Oliver Wyman and also spent time with the Parthenon Group. 

FUNDING: Javelin Venture Partners, Partech Ventures

Piet Loubser

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Paxata, the pioneer of self-service data preparation, announced Piet Loubser Senior Vice President of Marketing. Piet brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry driving strategic marketing, product marketing, sales and software development and has held numerous positions in regional sales management and business development in offices within the United States, Europe, and South Africa. He joins from Hortonworks where he led product and solutions marketing. Prior to that, he headed up platform product marketing at Informatica. Piet also served as Senior Director of Product marketing at HP Software and held executive marketing roles at SAP. Earlier, he led portfolio market strategies at Business Objects prior to its acquisition by SAP.

FUNDING: Accel Partners, AirTree Ventures, Cisco Investments, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, EDBI, In-Q-Tel, Intel Capital, Microsoft Ventures 

Chris Savoie

Vice President, Product

Artemis Health, a company that offers a benefit optimization data platform for employers, announced Chris Savoie Vice President of Product. Chris spent the last few years with Workfront and most recently served as Director of Product Strategy. While there he developed and launched three new products and was responsible for teams in Armenia, Poland, UK and US. Prior to that, he was Product Manager at Vantage Asset Integrity Software. Earlier in his career, he held engineering roles supporting the human spaceflight program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

FUNDING: F-Prime Capital Partners, Kickstart Seed Fund, Maverick Capital, PC Squared, Peterson Ventures, Valence Ventures 

Tim Hughes

Chief Financial Officer

Pilot Fiber, the fiber-optic ISP that raises the bar for telecom and provides better business internet, announced Tim Hughes Chief Financial Officer. Tim joins from C&D Technologies where he ran finance. Prior to that, he was Senior Director at Zolfo Cooper. Tim also served as Senior Vice President at Cain Brothers and was a Director at Alvarez & Marsal. Earlier he held Associate Director roles at both UBS Investment Bank and the Forum Corporation and he began his career as a business analyst at Deloitte. 

FUNDING: BoxGroup, Foundry Group, Kima Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, RRE Ventures, Techammer, Techstars Ventures, Union Square Ventures

James Robinson

Head of Marketing

Ladder, the smart, simple, online life insurance company, announced James Robinson as Head of Marketing. James has delivered dozens of global campaigns for top brands, including Amazon, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, and Sony. Most recently, James led marketing at Mosaic, the leading residential solar lending platform. Prior to MosaicJames was Vice President of Creative Leadership and Brand Development at SolarCity. Previously, James was Head of Creative Services for Advertising Products at Amazon.

FUNDING: 8VC, Canaan Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nyca Partners, Plug and Play Insurance Accelerator

Sarmad Saghir

Vice President, Digital Growth

Hungryroot, healthy indulgence delivered to your doorstep, announced Sarmad Saghir Vice President of Digital Growth. Sarmad joins from MM.LaFleur where he was Senior Director of Acquisition and Growth Marketing. Prior to that, he ran marketing at Helix Sleep. Sarmad spent the bulk of his career with Audible and Amazon. He began as an associate partner with content acquisition and marketing before moving on to handle FP&A and customer acquisition and retention. Sarmad worked as a senior financial analyst at Amazon but returned to Audible later and served as Senior Director of Wireless Marketing.

FUNDING: Lightspeed Ventures, KarpReilly, Lerer Hippeau, Crosslink Capital, Great Oaks Ventures

Gabi Loeb

Chief Financial Officer

NationBuilder, software for leaders, announced Gabi Loeb Chief Financial Officer. Gabi joins from ZEFR where he led finance, accounting, and human resources, as well as facilities and sales operations. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Finance at theAudience and helped raise the company’s Series A funding. Gabi served as Vice President of Finance at News Corp Digital and Myspace, where he led a global team in all aspects of financial and strategic planning, and helped sell the company to Specific Media in 2011. Before joining MySpace, he was Vice President of Finance at Napster. Additionally, he spent two years at Gemstar-TV Guide as the Vice President of Corporate Finance and as an Acting Chief Financial Officer of TV Guide Mobile. Earlier, Gabi spent several years at Walt Disney Animation Studios in business planning and he began his career at LEK Consulting as a senior associate consultant.

FUNDING: Andreessen Horowitz, Emagen Investment Group, Omidyar Network, QueensBridge Venture Partners, SV Angel

Melanie Pereira

Chief Financial Officer

Eyeview, the industry leader in one-to-one outcome-based video marketing, announced Melanie Pereira Chief Financial Officer. Melanie brings 20 years of experience in finance across digital, media and technology. She joins from SiteCompli where she was Vice President of Finance and Operations. Prior to that she was the Vice President Finance, Divisional CFO at AOL Brands. Melanie also served as Vice President of Finance at Patch and The Daily Beast. Earlier in her career, she led finance groups at MTV and she spent the bulk of her early career with NBCUniversal.

FUNDING: Gemini Israel Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Marker, Nauta Capital, Qumra Capital

Casey Birtwell

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Yotpo, user-generated content (UGC) marketing platform for online businesses, announced Casey Birtwell Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Casey joins from AppNexus where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Advertiser Technology Group Business Unit. Prior to that, was Vice President of Avaya Global Services and EVP of Government Solutions. Casey also served as Managing Director, Global Markets at BearingPoint for nearly a decade and was General Manager of The Firm Advantage, Inc. earlier. He began his career as a consultant at Accenture. 

FUNDING: Access Industries, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, Marker, Rhodium, 2B Angels, Vertex Ventures, Vintage Partners

Shailesh Rao

President

Browserstack, the cloud-based cross-browser testing tool that enables developers to test their websites across various browsers on different operating systems and mobile devices, announced Shailesh Rao President. Shailesh joins from Google where he spent the last 6 years running the Google Enterprise business. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Product Management at SAP and also served as Director of Product Management and Marketing at Salesforce. Additionally, Shailesh co-founded Softrock Systems and spent time at Siebel Systems where he handled product marketing and management and call center and service products. He began his career at Xerox where he had various positions within the engineering systems division. Browserstack has received funding from Accel Partners.

FUNDING: Accel Partners

Henryk Ciejek

Vice President, Security

Kyruus, a leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced Henryk Ciejek Vice President of Security. Henryk joins from Bullhorn where he managed all corporate and platform security as Senior Director of Security & Compliance. Prior to that, he was the technical lead at Partners Healthcare and was also responsible for information security and technology and software quality engineering during earlier time spent with Bullhorn. Additionally, Henryk held various Technology and Engineering positions at ProfitLogic, Netegrity, and Radnet. He began his career as a system administrator and analyst with Lotus Development where he worked on Lotus Notes and IBM’s Network Computing initiative.

FUNDING: Fidelity Biosciences, Highland Capital Partners, Leerink Capital Partners, Lux Capital, McKesson Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Providence Health & Services, Venrock Capital

Dan Marconi

Vice President, Sales

Tolemi, the company giving governments the property and neighborhood analytics data required to lead in the 21st century, announced Dan Marconi Vice President of Sales. Dan brings over 10 years of experience in SaaS, software, and hardware sales directly to mid-to-large enterprises. He joins from Unitrends where he spent the last 6 years leading inside sales.

FUNDING: Canyon Creek Capital, Fika Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Switch Ventures, Techammer, Y Combinator 

David Malpass

Vice President, Marketing

BuildingConnected, a bid procurement platform for the building industry, announced David Malpass Vice President of Marketing. David joins from RedKix where he was Vice President of Marketing and Growth. Prior to that, David was the Vice President of Marketing at Invision, where he was responsible for building the entire marketing function from the ground up. David spent his early career at Prezi as a marketing lead.

FUNDING: Bee Partners, Black & Mortar Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Freestyle Capital, Homebrew, Kiddar Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners