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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dex Media, the leading provider of marketing solutions for local businesses, announced Mikhail Gaushkin General Manager of Consumer Platforms. Mikhail brings more than 17 years of experience leading the development, implementation, and execution of global sales and marketing strategies for technology and entertainment corporations. He was formerly with GoDaddy through the IPO as Global Vice President of Marketing and Revenue Growth. Prior to that, he was the Corporate Vice President of Marketing at Seminole Gaming. Mikhail also served as the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was Director of Marketing and Revenue Management position at Jetaway/Travelworm. Earlier he managed the development and implementation of direct marketing programs at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino and he began his career as a slot administration analyst at the MGM Grand Hotel and slots supervisor at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mosaic, James was Vice President of Creative Leadership and Brand Development at SolarCity. Previously, James was Head of Creative Services for Advertising Products at Amazon.
Topia, which powers worldwide workforce mobility management, announced the hiring of Susan Repo as its Chief Financial Officer. Repo, a senior executive known for successfully managing the financial affairs of world-class, hyper-growth companies, will play a central role in shaping Topia’s strategic expansion in the global mobility management market. Repo comes to Topia from Tesla, Inc. where she was Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance. Among her many accomplishments during her five-year tenure with Tesla, Repo raised $11billion of Tesla’s capital in addition to other secondary financing arrangements. She also led Tesla’s tax planning, large-scale business transformations, and acquisition of SolarCity. Her broad experience includes key financial positions at Juniper Networks, Agilent Technologies, KPMG LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP, among others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
InfluxData, the first open source platform for managing IoT time-series data at scale, announced Jay Stephenson Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Jay joins InfluxData with more than 15 years of sales executive experience, and a strong background in Monitoring, DevOps, and Systems Management. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at Apcera, an early player in the container management space (which was recently acquired by Ericsson). Before Apcera, Jay served as Vice President of Sales for the Americas at VMware where focused on Cloud Automation and Management. He has also held Sales Executive positions at Hewlett Packard, and Computer Associates. Jay earned a BA degree from San Diego State University. InfluxData has received funding from Battery Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Mayfield Fund, Silicon Badia, Trinity Ventures and Y Combinator.