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Worldwide Sales Vice President

San Francisco

4th September 2018
Moovit Appoints Frank Kopas as Worldwide Sales Vice President


Moovit is the world’s largest urban mobility data and analytics company and the #1 transit app with over 2500 cities logged into their system, across 83 countries, and can be used in 44 languages. More than 100 cities and global events, including Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.


About Frank Kopas

Frank Kopas was the General Manager of Americas at Aconex acquired by Oracle for $1.2B, he was responsible for revenue growth and executing the go-to-market strategy in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America and globally for all Americas-based key accounts. During his stay, he led a growing sales and services team across 13 offices. P&L management with a focus on exceeding bookings, revenue and profitability goals, are some of his abilities. Frank also has experience working at iPhrase Technologies, Banter systems, Xoriant, Brio Technology, and HP.

Frank holds an MBA from The Ohio State University and BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.


For more information visit www.moovit.com

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Vice President of Human Resources

San Jose, CA

30th August 2018
Quantenna appoints Shelly Morales as Vice President of Human Resources

Quantenna Communications Inc., a leader in high-performance WiFi solutions, has appointed Shelley Morales as Vice President of Human Resources.

Shelly Morales was the Head of HR at Cadence Design System and joined the business partners for R&D. She led a 15-person team of multinational professionals.  Prior to this role, she held the title of Head of HR Business Partners at Atlassian and Human Resources Business Partner at LinkedIn. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM) certificate.

Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions that offer superior performance, and establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency, and reliability. Quantenna is Wi-Fi Perfected.

For more information, visit www.quantenna.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie



Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Palo Alto

15th August 2018
Luminate Security appoints Senior Vice President of Global Sales Jason Stutt

Luminate Security was founded in 2017 by security and product veterans from leading international companies.

It is designed to help IT teams to create Zero Trust Application Access architecture by connecting any user from any device to any corporate application through a powerful, safe and easy way to use to access corporate applications hosted in Multi-Cloud and hybrid data centers. Luminate Security became the first provider of a universal platform access to corporate applications in hybrid clouds.


About Jason Stutt

Prior to Luminate,  Jason played an extraordinary part at Duo Security by growing the company from a few million dollars into more than $75 million within 3 years. The sales team went from two to 65 employees and the Duo recently got acquired by Cysco System Inc. for $2.35 Billion dollars.

As a professional, Jason is motivated by the opportunity of shaping and transforming teams to accomplish more and meet larger results inside a corporation.

For more information visit www.luminate.oi

This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Ryan Goodridge

West Region Vice President

San Francisco

15th August 2018
Chris Bernhoft joins Celonis as West Region Vice President

Celonis provides enterprise-ready process mining/automated business process discovery solutions for analyzing and visualizing business processes worldwide. Its solutions analyze procurement, human resource, information technology service management, logistics, production, accounting, sales, audit, and other branch-specific processes through on-premise installation or software-as-a-service implementation aspects.


About Chris Bernhoft

Chris has nearly a decade of experience as Vice President for several great tech firms, such as Oracle, SAP, and Software AG.

For more information visit: www.celonis.com

This search was conducted by Matt C’de Baca and Ryan Ryan Goodridge


Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco

12th July 2018
Mercedes Ellison gets appointed as Chief Executive Officer by Everwise

Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors appoints Mercedes Ellison as Chief Executive Officer.


About Mercedes

Mercedes was previously Senior Vice President at HEAT Software for almost 2 years until parting ways when the company was acquired by Clearlake Capital and merged into LANDESK.  The CEO opportunity at Everwise is very intriguing to her, as it marries her GTM expertise, domain in HCM, and personal passion around mentoring/career development and advancing women in leadership.

In her recent interview to Everwise, Ellison said: “I am truly honored to lead Everwise and build on its success. Helping others learn has been my lifelong work, so I was instantly drawn in by the life-changing impact Everwise has on individual careers. After digging into the business, I was thrilled to see that Everwise is helping its customers deliver such value across the enterprise, through shared learning experiences that drive results. Not every company has the opportunity to change the professional lives of millions, but we do. I can’t imagine a better match for me”. Needless to say, it was a perfect match.


Everwise is backed by Sequoia and Canvas Ventures and it has over 250 customers include Visa, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, PayPal, Genentech, Twitter, Pinterest, and Lyft.

For more information visit www.geteverwise.com

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Linda Tice

Vice President of People

San Francisco

1st June 2018
Amplitude appoints Vice President of People Lisa Nielsen

Amplitude is a provider of a mobile and Web-based SaaS analytics platform designed to track user behavior.

The company’s mobile and Web-based platform provide real-time analytics tools to drill down into data points and Intel to determine what user behaviors correlate with long-term retention and engagement in clients’ mobile applications, enabling mobile product managers seeking business intelligence to grow and retain their user bases.  Marquee customers include Disney, Verizon, Adidas, Microsoft, Twitter, and IBM.


About Lisa Nielsen

“My personal mission is to create space in which people feel supported and inspired to do their best work and to find that which makes them feel alive” describes Lisa about herself. Prior to joining Amplitude, she worked as Senior HR Director at Looker.


For more information visit www.amplitude.com

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson, Mehrnaz Zuie, and Linda Tice

Chief Sales Officer

San Francisco

15th May 2018
Degreed, the world’s first career-long skills-building platform announces the appointment of Scott Lindeman as Chief Financial Officer.

Scott is an accomplished finance executive with a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and he is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Prior to Degreed, he has worked for Silver Vue as Chief Financial Officer and has been successful in both large and small companies and has been in higher positions since 2002.  His expertise includes vast expertise in forecasting, cash management, sales cycle conversion metrics, and incentive compensation expertise in a hyper-growth environment as well as strong SaaS software startup experience.


About Degreed
Degreed is an award-winning learning platform built to help people and businesses develop, measure and share the skills they need. Degreed integrates organizations’ internal talent systems with the world’s largest ecosystem of open learning resources — millions of courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and more from thousands of sources. As a result, organizations and their people can discover, curate, share and track all their learning and development, however, and wherever they learn. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Amsterdam.

For more information visit www.degreed.com

This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Linda Tice

General Manager

San Francisco

10th May 2018
Karlie Jessop is appointed as General Manager at Creative Live

CreativeLive is the world’s largest and best online creative education platform, with more than 10 million students and 2 billion minutes of video consumed on its platform. Featuring classes in photography, video, design, music, and entrepreneurship – CreativeLive classes
are taught by the world’s top experts– Pulitzer-, Grammy-, Oscar winners, New York Times bestselling authors thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs. Launched in 2010 and now reaching every country on the planet every month – CreativeLive has created more than 1,500 classes, 25,000 lessons, 2,000 articles and over 10,000 hours of highly curated HD video education since its inception.

Karlie moved to the Bay in 2015 to run large enterprise accounts for ADP, with a focus on technology companies. Not long after settling into East-Bay, Karlie began to full the pull of startup companies. Always loyal, Karlie was committed to contributing another year at ADP to honor the investment they made in her to bring her to the Bay. In tandem, in late 2016/early 2017, an opportunity to lead a strategic investment ADP made in The Marcus Buckingham Group presented itself and Karlie was tapped to lead the initiative.

While this opportunity was going well, Karlie believed the timing was right to step out and join a fast-growing startup to scale to significant growth. Karlie interest is to expand her span of control to evolve beyond sales, top-line revenue, and to include responsibility for the whole business, top and bottom line revenue and the associated functions to support an enterprise business. Karlie has been really excited about creativeLIVE as it is in a space and targeting a buyer she has a track record of success selling to.

For more information visit: www.creativelive.com

This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Ryan Goodridge

Vice President of Product

Palo Alto

30th April 2018
Armis Security appoints Joe Lea as Vice President

Armis eliminates the IoT security blind spot, protecting enterprises from the threat of unmanaged or rogue devices and networks; it provides an agentless IoT security platform that gives enterprises a complete view into activity and threats on devices and networks. Frictionless to deploy, Armis integrates with existing IT infrastructure and gives businesses visibility into and management over any device, whether on or off the corporate network. With Armis, enterprises are able to gain the productivity benefits of using IoT devices without sacrificing security.

Joe Lea leads the product team to turn the Armis vision into the service that provides value to and protects customers.  He was previously the Head of Product Management for Tanium and before that, he was a  Product Manager at IBM.

For more information visit: www.armis.com

This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Mehrnaz Zuie

Vice President of Sales

Redwood City, CA

1st April 2018
Zūm appoints Manik Dhar as Senior Vice President of Field Sales

Zūm, leading provider of reliable transportation and care for children, today announced that Manik Dhar, has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Field Sales Operations.
Manik will have oversight of the strategic direction and expansion of Zūm into new markets and will drive significant business growth through multi-faceted initiatives. Prior to Zūm, Manik served as Director and Head of Sales at Google – Google Maps (North & South America). Prior to Google, he was Vice President of Sales at Oracle.

About Zūm
Zūm is the leading provider of safe and reliable child transportation for schools and parents. Zūm is committed to saving schools money and saving parents’ time by providing flexible ride options, through highly vetted drivers. Today, Zūm has saved its partner schools $10 million in overhead costs and has helped parents save over 100,000 hours. Founded by Ritu Narayan, Vivek Garg, and Abhishek Garg, Zūm has raised $26.8 million in venture funding and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

For more information, visit www.ridezum.com.

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