Chief Executive Officer, North America

Orlando, FL

21st June 2017
Magic Memories announces the appointment of George Reider as North American Chief Executive Officer

Magic Memories, the global leader in capturing, creating and sharing memories, today announced the appointment of George Reider as North American Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to Group CEO Chris Warhurst, George will be responsible for the growth and direction of Magic Memories’ operations in the United States and Canada. This announcement follows Magic Memories’ recent appointment of two Silicon Valley veterans to its board, Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia.

“George’s appointment marks another exciting milestone in the development of our North American operations,” said Warhurst. “The combination of his retail ecommerce experience with our growing business will create a solid foundation on which to build our future efforts.”

George is a highly experienced retail industry executive who has held senior leadership roles within fast-paced, digitally-driven environments. For the last three years, he has worked closely with retail technology and online apparel startups at various stages of development. Prior to his consulting role, George served as White House Black Market’s SVP of Stores and Operations where he oversaw both the full-priced and outlet divisions. He also previously held leadership roles at Ann Taylor Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren and Gap, Inc.

Founded in New Zealand in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in helping guests capture, create and share their experiences at the world’s best-loved tourism, sport, cultural, and leisure attractions. We help 150 million guests share over 300 million memories each year. Now operating in 10 countries, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.

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Board of Directors

New Zealand

14th June 2017
Magic Memories announces the appointment of Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia to its Board of Directors

“We’re thrilled Jeff and Sanjay are joining our Board as we continue to scale our North American operations and look for new opportunities to surprise and delight our guests,” said Mark Bowman, Chairman of the Board, Magic Memories.
Jeff serves as Senior Vice President of People at GoPro where he is responsible for global Human Resources. He joined the activity capture, photo, and video content company just prior to their public offering and has seen the business through rapid growth and change. Prior to joining GoPro, Jeff held senior leadership roles with Electronic Arts and CBS Interactive.
Sanjay most recently served as Marketo’s CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where he served as CEO. Prior to joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay held senior leadership roles at Lithium Technologies, SumTotal Systems, and McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting.
Founded in New Zealand in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in helping guests capture, create and share their experiences at the world’s best-loved tourism, sport, cultural, and leisure attractions. Now operating nearly 200 sites worldwide, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.
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VP Strategy

Mountain View, CA

13th June 2017
Tintri appoints Rohit Dube as Vice President, Strategy

Rohit Dube joins Tintri Inc. as Vice President of Strategy where he will work with the executive team to balance growth with profitability.

Prior to joining Tintri, Rohit spent several years in Information Security Product Management roles at FireEye and Cisco. At FireEye, Rohit’s contributions included setting pricing strategy and developing a plan to transition the product portfolio from a basket of point products to a platform. At Cisco, Rohit was responsible for software product management of the firewall product portfolio.
Tintri offers an enterprise cloud infrastructure built on a public cloud-like web services architecture and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds—to build agile development environments for cloud-native applications and to run mission-critical enterprise applications. Tintri enables users to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict an organization’s needs to scale—the underpinnings of a modern data center. That’s why leading cloud service providers and enterprises, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 21 of the Fortune 100 companies, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.
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Commercial Director


7th June 2017 appoints Mathew Shepherd as its new Commercial Director

Mathew joins the impartial comparison and switching service from energy and home services supplier SSE where he was Director of Propositions. Prior to that Mathew was Commercial Director for Laithwaites Wine, the world’s largest direct wine business. 

He also held senior commercial and marketing roles with Cigna Insurance, Hastings Direct, British Gas and RAC.

Mathew has a BA Hons from Durham University and a Marketing Diploma from CIM. 


Headquartered in London, uSwitch was founded in 2000 and is an impartial price comparison site for a range of energy, personal finance, insurance and communications services. Based on site traffic it is the third largest comparison site in the UK and in 2015 it was acquired by the Zoopla Property Group in a deal that valued the company at over £150 million.


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VP Marketing

Mountain View, CA

1st June 2017
Awake Networks appoints Rudolph Araujo as Vice President of Marketing

At Awake, Rudolph will be responsible for launching the company out of stealth and head all marketing functions.
Prior to Awake, Rudolph ran the Product Marketing team at FireEye where he focused on defining the messaging and go to market strategies for the portfolio. He started his FireEye career as one of the leaders of the Incident Response practice in FireEye Labs where he worked with customers to help them respond to breaches. Before FireEye, Rudolph was a Director of Professional Services at Intel Security where he was a leader in the Foundstone Services practice.
Rudolph is a contributor to a number of industry journals such as Software Magazine, where he writes a column on security. His work has also been published in academic journals like IEEE’s Security & Privacy Magazine. Rudolph has been honored for the last 14 years in a row with the Microsoft Security MVP Award in recognition of his thought leadership and contributions to the security communities. He has also written the foreword for the Microsoft Web Services Security Guide and is a contributing author / technical editor to the books Developing More-Secure Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications and Gray Hat Hacking – The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook. Rudolph is a speaker at security and developer conferences such as OWASP, Microsoft Tech-Ed, SD West and SD Best Practices.
Founded in 2014, Awake Networks is a provider of a next-generation network security and analytics platform. The company’s next-generation network security and analytics platform allows re-imagining network security and offers visibility into network operations and security.
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Head of Sales

San Francisco, CA

1st June 2017
Thanx appoints Dave Collier as Head of Sales

Dave Collier joins Thanx as their Head of Sales. Dave has a long- standing career in sales, prior to Thanx, he served as Vice President of Global Sales for HotSchedules where he grew a telesales satellite office in Denver. During his 12 years run at Oracle, he experienced how to sell and manage sales organizations and built telecenters managing $10K – $20K deals across China and Argentina. Dave has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Thanx helps merchants build deeper, data-driven relationships with their best customers. We capture valuable transaction and lifetime value data about customers and enable merchants to act on that information with simple ROI-focused marketing campaigns.
As a Software-as-a-Service offering, Thanx requires no point-of-sale integration or additional hardware, instead pulling data directly from proprietary partnerships with the major credit card companies — the result is a seamless merchant experience and equally joyful consumer experience which eliminates the hassles of plastic cards, phone numbers, punch cards and other traditional loyalty program staples which just slow things down.

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Logistics Director


31st May 2017 appoints Becky Lombardo as Logistics Director

Becky Lombardo joins the luxury online retailer matches from Dunelm/WorldStores Group, where she was Head of Fleet and managed over 1m consignments annually.
Previously she held senior operations and logistics roles at ASOS, Arcadia, Millet Sports and Dorothy Perkins and has significant experience in 3PL Contract Management across multiple UK and international sites.
Becky has a BSc in Physics from Birmingham University was founded over 30 years ago by Tom and Ruth Chapman and is an established pillar of high-end fashion retail in London and of the UK fashion industry, and more recently has become one of the most exciting and fastest growing eCommerce businesses in the world.
The business services the global market with over 400 international designer labels across womenswear and menswear, with names including Gucci, Balenciaga, Valentino and Isabel Marant, and ships to customers in over 170 countries worldwide.
The company vision today is to become “The reference point in online luxury shopping”. The business is headquartered in The Shard in London and is backed by leading VCs Highland Capital Partners and Scottish Equity Partners.

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Vice President of Sales

Menlo Park, CA

28th April 2017
Armis Security appoints of Michael Baker as Vice President of Global Sales

Michael brings over 20 years of Executive sales and channel experience in the security industry to his current role at Armis. In his last role as Vice President of Sales at Cylance, Michael spearheaded the development of channel-driven, cloud sales while expanding the sales team. Prior, Michael spent 10 years at McAffee in sales roles for Department of Defense area. Michael had also spent 8 years in multiple sales and sales management capacities with Sybase, Enteryses, NFR Software and Entercept Security. Michael is actively engaged in the channel and MSP communities with a focus on building successful partnerships to address the SMB market. Michael is a former US Navy SEAL and possesses a Bachelors of Engineering Degree from the University of New Mexico.

Armis is a next-generation wireless security platform, protecting corporate devices, networks, and data. Armis was founded in 2015 by Israeli Intelligence veterans. Armis is backed by Sequoia Capital and top industry investors.

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VP Worldwide Sales

Durham, NC

19th April 2017
Zaloni appoints Chad Olds as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Chad Olds is responsible for Zaloni’s global sales organization, which spans the US, Europe, and regions in the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, Olds was head of global sales for IBM’s Cloud Data Platform, and he also has held various sales leadership roles at IBM and Red Hat. Olds’ experience in global sales will support Zaloni’s continued growth in existing markets and expansion into new ones.

“I’m excited to join Zaloni at such a hot time in the market — so many enterprises are searching for ways to govern big data so they can effectively use it for competitive advantage,” said Olds. ” Zaloni has the only proven solution at the enterprise level, with a track record of helping clients implement production-ready data lakes since 2009. Their experience, combined with the software platform’s market advantage in data governance and data cataloging, creates a perfect catalyst for the company’s growth.”

Zaloni provides enterprise data lake management, governance, and self-service data solutions to ensure a clean, actionable data lake. Their Mica and Bedrock platforms enable customers to gain their own competitive advantage through organized, actionable data lakes. Trusted by the Fortune 100, Zaloni has helped its customers build production implementations at many of the world’s leading companies.

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2nd April 2017
The Property Software Group (a ZPG business) appoints Jonathan Dees as Chief Operating Officer

The UK’s leading supplier of software and technology solutions to the Property Industry, The Property Software Group, has appointed Jonathan Dees as Chief Operating Officer.

Jonathan joins from the Fairtrade Foundation, an ethical charity working to empower disadvantaged producers in developing countries, where he was Interim Finance and IT Director. Prior to working at the Fairtrade Foundation Jonathan was Managing Director of Holiday Lettings, a TripAdvisor company. His early career included work in strategic planning and analysis roles for HMV Group.

He is a qualified accountant and began his career at information and news specialists Reuters.

The Property Software Group is part of Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) and is the largest supplier of advanced software and technology to the UK’s property industry. Its portfolio includes market leading enterprise SaaS, cloud-based CRM and financial Property Management accounting software. Group brands include: Alto, Jupix, Vebra, CFP Software, Core Systems, MoveIT and MyPropertyFile.

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