VP Customer Success
Palo Alto, CA27th October 2017
Confluent, real-time data platform for open source messaging system Apache Kafka, Sarah Sproehnle as Vice President of Customer Success.
Sarah joins Confluent to lead the Customer Success function across the company. Prior to Confluent, Sarah was the Vice President of Customer Success at Cloudera. She spent the past decade building world-class technical and professional training teams after a brief career as an engineer and taught students from most of the Fortune 1000 through her involvement with education at Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.
Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka™, provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform lets leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology, and media, move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures, LinkedIn and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California.
To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io
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Chief Sales Officer
San Francisco, CA17th October 2017
Degreed, the world’s first career-long skills-building platform, today announced TJ Williams, formerly Head of Sales, Americas at Dropbox and Google for Work, will be joining the company as Chief Sales Officer. With over 17 years experience managing sales, Williams will build the foundation for the company’s next stage of growth.
Williams starts this new position immediately following Degreed’s strongest sales quarter ever. In the last three months, Degreed added dozens of new companies to their client list including Unilever, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ameriprise and Capgemini, among others.
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
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VP of Product Management
Mountain View, CA16th October 2017
Treasure Data, a fast-growing leader in the emerging Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Internet of Things (IoT) Analytics markets, announced today that data analytics veteran, Pankaj Tibrewal, has joined the company as Vice President of Product Management, where he will help drive the company’s product vision, strategy and roadmap execution. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s latest hire, CMO, Rob Glickman.
As a product and analytics oriented marketer, Tibrewal understands the challenges that organizations face when trying to understand and utilize the data received, and is committed to helping Treasure Data customers best understand how the platform can work for them.
Before joining the team at Treasure Data, Tibrewal was the VP of Product Partnerships at Anaplan, an enterprise SaaS unicorn, where he directed and ran several areas including data integration, business intelligence and AI/ML. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, including founding three software startups, running a $350m retail chain and consulting for Fortune 500 companies at McKinsey.
Treasure Data unifies data at scale – from edge to action – making the right data available across the business. The Treasure Data Customer Data Platform (CDP) unifies data from multiple sources so that enterprises can engage customers anywhere – online, at the store, or even via IoT devices. Founded in 2011 in Mountain View, California, with offices in Japan and Korea, Treasure Data is backed by Sierra Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, IT Farm, SBI, INCJ, Bill Tai, and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, among others.
For more information, visit www.treasuredata.com
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Group Data and Analytics Director
United Kingdom14th October 2017
Jeremy Snyman joins Zoopla from leading car and home insurance comparison website Comparethemarket.com. At CTM he was Associate Director of Data Solutions for over two years with responsibility for influencing business transformation and a change of culture into a data-led organisation. Whilst at CTM, Jeremy successfully grew the data team from 9 to 42 permanent staff.
Jeremy has extensive experience within the business intelligence industry. Prior to Comparethemarket.com he was Group Head of Business Intelligence at Amazon for four years, as well as holding key roles at Keystone Business Solutions and LoveFilm.
Jeremy joins Zoopla as Group Data and Analytics Director.
Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) was founded in 2007 and has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, attracting over 50 million visits per month. It has become the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. ZPG owns and operates some of the UK’s most trusted digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, The Property Software Group and Hometrack.
ZPG helps its users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools. By enabling users to search for homes and do market research, they have become the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers. The business listed on the LSE in 2014.
For more information visit www.zpg.co.uk
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Chief Technology Officer
United Kingdom13th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is delighted to announce the appointment of Dhruv Kumar as CTO into fast growth beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Dhruv joins Charlotte Tilbury Beauty from The Hut Group where he was Group Engineering Director responsible for all retail systems and a team of 200.
Prior to The Hut Group he spent two years with HP Autonomy in their software engineering, research and development organisation.
Founded by world renowned make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is revolutionising make-up with easy to choose, easy to use and easy to gift skincare and color products. The brand has won more than 110 industry awards, and is recognised for its social, community-based marketing strategies. It is also strategically focused on innovation, introducing the augmented reality “Magic Mirror” to Westfield London and the brand’s Covent Garden shop, launching a virtual reality perfume experience involving Kate Moss, and creating the “Hot Lips x Women for Women” lipsticks.
Sequoia Capital, which is based in Menlo Park and has previously backed Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Dropbox, Google, Instagram, JD.com, WhatsApp and YouTube has recently invested an undisclosed sum, while Charlotte Tilbury’s other investors include Venrex Investment Management, whose other investments include Samantha Cameron’s new brand Cefinn, Orlebar Brown, Astley Clarke and Lyst.com.
For more information, please visit www.charlottetilbury.com
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Menlo Park, CA12th October 2017
Aviso, the leader in AI-powered sales forecasting and visibility, today announced that Thomas Victory has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Mr. Victory will be responsible for building overall awareness and scaling demand for Aviso Sales Vision™, the company’s flagship sales forecasting and visibility platform. In this role, Mr. Victory will apply his expertise in demand generation, digital marketing and marketing communications to help the company transition to the next level of growth and become the recognized industry leader in sales forecasting and visibility solutions.
Prior to joining Aviso, Mr. Victory served as vice president of marketing at SugarCRM where he helped build brand awareness and managed programs that helped the company establish a stronger market presence and acquire strategic enterprise accounts. Under his leadership, SugarCRM adopted a strong challenger marketing strategy which enabled it to successfully compete against much larger vendors. Prior to his role at SugarCRM he spent several years at LiveOps and Oracle in various leadership roles in Product Marketing, Field Marketing and Demand Generation. Before he began his career in marketing Mr. Victory served for five years as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Aviso offers the industry’s most powerful AI-driven forecasting and sales visibility platform. Armed with Aviso, executives, managers, reps and sales operations leaders in large, multi-level sales organizations at Xactly, HubSpot, Nutanix, RingCentral, Splunk, Pandora, and others, take control of sales performance and make informed decisions that accelerate sales growth. Only Aviso leverages Artificial Intelligence to provide data-driven forecasts, 360-degree visibility into sales performance and pipeline health, an automated rollup, and machine learning insight into deals and pipeline value to provide a clear path to achieve both current and future goals. Aviso is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.
For additional information, visit at www.aviso.com
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Director of Data
United Kingdom11th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Anning as Director of Data at GoCardless, the leading online payments solutions company. Jim is tasked with building a team of data scientists & analysts to take data from £4 billion worth of transactions for over 30,000 organisations across the UK and Europe, his new function will build the data-heavy products that will underpin GoCardless’s rapid growth plans.
Jim joins GoCardless from British Gas Connected Homes where he held the title of Head of Data and Analytics. His team managed all aspects of data from Connected Homes’ products including Hive Active Heating and MyEnergy, analysing it to help improve services and developing machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to give customers the best experience from connected products.
Originally an electronics engineer, Jim has held a variety of technology and leadership roles in the BBC, the Oil & Gas, Education and Utilities industries.
As one of Europe’s leading Fintech start-ups, GoCardless is rapidly creating a new international payments network to rival credit and debit cards. It is breaking down barriers so businesses can quickly and easily take payments from anyone, anywhere in the world. Their API powers recurring payments for companies like the Guardian, Thomas Cook and the UK Government, and also enables partners such as Xero and Sage to help tens of thousands of small businesses to save countless hours spent chasing customers for payments. The business has recently launched its international operations in France and Germany, and has just raised another substantial funding round of $25M million led by Notion Capital. Other investors include Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital.
For more information visit www.gocardless.com
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San Mateo, CA9th October 2017
Adherium, the global leader in digital health technologies which address sub-optimal medication use in chronic disease, appointed Vik Panda as its new Vice President of Marketing
Vik has senior experience with direct-to-consumer marketing where he has built communities of millions of users. Prior to joining Adherium, Vik gained extensive experience in both the data and wellness sectors. Most recently, he was CEO at Findyr, a crowdsourcing data collection platform, and before that, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Fitocracy; he has also worked at Citigroup, Nokia and others. Vik has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from New York University, and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Adherium is a provider of digital health solutions. The Company develops, manufactures and supplies patients, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and contract research organizations with the broadest range of “smart” medication sensors for respiratory medications to address sub-optimal medication use and improve health outcomes in chronic disease.
For more information visit www.adherium.com
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Chief Product Officer
Berlin9th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Davide Vitiello as Chief Product Officer at Oberlo, the leading marketplace for entrepreneurs to search and find products to sell online.
Davide has been recruited to drive end-to-end product strategy and execution for Oberlo. Managing, developing and expanding the current product teams he will be strongly contributing to an overall strategy which is successfully flipping the ecommerce market upside down.
Davide joins from the Berlin based streaming platform SoundCloud where he led their listener experience division as a Product Director. Prior to SoundCloud, Davide spent time in the tech entertainment industry with Aspiro in Norway and has also worked at a number of Norway’s darling tech companies such as Opera Software, Telenor, and 1881, as well as international brands like Oracle, Compaq/HP and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Oberlo is the leading business for finding and selling ecommerce products. The platform connects merchants with suppliers who ship products directly to consumers. This method, known as dropshipping, significantly lowers the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs. Since the company’s founding in September, 2015, Oberlo merchants have sold over 85 million products around the world.
For more information visit www.oberlo.com
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VP of Marketing
San Francisco, CA5th October 2017
Hearsay, provider of Advisor Cloud solutions for the financial services industry, is extending its executive leadership team with the appointments of Chris Mills as its new Vice President of Marketing.
Mills is an executive with over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and Strategy in the software and technology industry. He is specialized in delivering complex software and services to customers across a variety of industries.
Hearsay Systems offers leading Advisor Cloud solutions for financial services, empowering advisors to efficiently and compliantly use social media, websites, text and email to engage with customers, build stronger relationships and grow their business. Its prescriptive technology processes and prioritizes data from across digital channels and data systems, providing actionable suggestions for advisors on how they should engage with customers next. Built for the enterprise, Hearsay connects these advisor-client interactions and data to corporate CRM systems and digital marketing programs, and provides efficient compliance supervision and review workflows – all on a secure, enterprise-ready platform.
For more information, visit www.hearsaysystems.com
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