COO

Manchester

6th February 2018
Steve Johnson appointed COO at Zuto

Steve Johnson joins market leading online car financing business Zuto as Chief Operating Officer.
He joins from Virgin Money where he was Digital Director responsible for teams across five locations in the UK.  Prior to Virgin he was Group Head of Digital at The Co-Operative Group and has also held senior digital roles at BG / Centrica, Alliance Boots and Dixons.  He will wok closely with Founder CEO James Wilkinson at Zuto as they look continue their rapid expansion.

Zuto, with its headquarters in Manchester and main operations centre in Macclesfield, is the leading on-line car financing business in the UK, with over 300 employees across the two offices. Their mission is to completely transform the car financing experience for customers, changing the industry as a result.

Zuto  was founded in 2006 and is building on strong foundations to bring about industry transformation by applying internet economy business methodologies to completely re-define the customer experience and reset expectations, with the ultimate goal of reducing the process, which currently can take days, to one hour or less.

Once perfected in the UK they believe that the business model can be replicated internationally and that Zuto can become a global enterprise.

Zuto is backed by SEP, the London and Edinburgh based venture capital fund.

For more information visit http://www.zuto.com

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Vice President of Sales

San Mateo, CA

30th January 2018
Adherium Appoints Tim Houchin as Vice President of Sales

Adherium, a digital health company that improves medication adherence and patient outcomes, has appointed Tim Houchin as Vice President of Sales.

Tim Houchin brings over 15 years of senior sales leadership experience. Prior to Adherium, he served as Head of Enterprise Sales at Pebble Tech. He was responsible for building the enterprise business division, bringing consumer smartwatches into the enterprise. Prior to this role, he was the Enterprise Sales Leader for the Eastern U. S. at Lookout. Earlier he served in similar positions at Aruba Networks, ITema Inc, Secured Marine Trust, Emerging Money Corp, Reconda, DSL.net, and Avidia, among others.
About Adherium
Adherium is a provider of digital health solutions and a global leader in connected respiratory medical devices. The Company develops, manufactures and supplies patients, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and contract research organizations with the broadest range of connected medical devices for respiratory medications to address sub-optimal medication use and improve health outcomes in chronic disease. Adherium operates globally from bases in the USA, Europe, and Australasia.

For more information, please visit www.Adherium.com
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CTO

London

29th January 2018
Steve Beard appointed CTO at Swoon Editions

Steve Beard joins online furniture designer and retailer Swoon Editions as CTO.  This completes a leadership team build at Swoon by Renaissance which includes a new CFO, COO, CCO and CMO.

Steve joins from online cards and gifts giant Moonpig (part of the Photobox Group).  Steve was Engineering Director at Moonpig and prior to that held senior technology leadership roles at Trainline and Sporting Index.  He has a track record of producing high performance, scalable and reliable business systems and is an agile and lean development expert.  He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University.

London based Swoon Editions was founded in 2012 by former Telegraph Media Group colleagues Brian Harrison and Debbie Williamson, after each became frustrated with the cost of stylishly furnishing their homes. They set up Swoon Editions to offer consumers high quality, craftsman-made furniture designs, at affordable prices.  They design, make and sell furniture, using technology at the heart of the business to build a forward thinking, innovative company.

Swoon Editions is backed by funding from Octopus Investments and Index Ventures.

For more information visit http://www.swooneditions.com

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Vice President Marketing

Palo Alto, CA

2nd January 2018
Infoworks appoints Todd Goldman as Vice President of Marketing

Todd Goldman joins Infoworks, the industry leader in enterprise data warehousing on Hadoop, as Vice President of Marketing.
Todd has over twenty years of experience in marketing and general management. Prior to Infoworks, Todd served as CMO at Waterline. Prior, he was the COO at Bina Technologies, a large data genomics software company and Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Data Integration at Informatica where he was responsible for their PowerCenter software product line. Todd has also held marketing and leadership roles at companies, including Nlyte, Exeros (acquired by IBM), ScaleMP, Netscape AOL, and HP.
About Infoworks
The Infoworks platform provides the market’s first and only automated, end-to-end solution for modern data warehousing on Hadoop. Infoworks provides complete functionality from data ingestion, data synchronization and building data models and cubes in a single platform — reducing the time to production from months to days. Based in Silicon Valley and founded by experts in data warehousing and Big Data, Infoworks is backed by Centerview Capital Technology and Nexus Venture Partners. For more information visit www.infoworks.io
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Chief People Officer

San Jose, CA

12th December 2017
Quantenna appoints Pete Hilliard as Chief People Officer

Quantenna Communications Inc., a leader in high-performance WiFi solutions, has appointed Pete Hilliard as Chief People Officer. Pete is responsible for establishing and implementing people practices, talent strategy, and workplace culture initiatives.
Pete has over 20 years of human resources leadership experience. He has deep experience in the following corporate life cycle stages: High Growth, Public Transition Phase, Mergers & Acquisitions, Down Market Conditions, Restructuring, Management Changes and Market Transitions.
Previously, Pete served as the SVP HR & Chief Administrative Officer at SGI and prior to that spent 7 years with Harmonic as the SVP HR, in a very engineering-centric culture. He has a broad background in several technical sectors, as well as spending time at Agile Software, Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN) and SiteSmith (acqd by MFN).
About Quantenna
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 http://www.quantenna.com
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Vice President Sales

Denver, CO

30th November 2017
Accelo appoints David Taggart as Vice President of Sales

David Taggart joins Accelo, cloud-based business management software, as Vice President of Sales. David brings over ten years of sales and sales leadership experience to his role at Accelo and a track record of developing highly successful sales organizations. Prior to Accelo, Dave served as the Head of Sales at Cartasite. Previously, he held sales positions at companies including Wowza Inc., and Intuit, and Homestead Technologies.
About Accelo
Accelo, the pioneer of Service Operations Automation (ServOps), streamlines operations from prospect through to payment through their integrated, cloud-based platform.
Thousands of businesses use Accelo to run their critical client service delivery, boosting revenue and productivity and doubling profit margins. Accelo is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
For more information visit www.accelo.com
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Vice President Customer Success

Palo Alto, CA

27th October 2017
Confluent Appoints Sarah Sproehnle as Vice President of Customer Success

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.
About Confluent
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, CA

17th October 2017
Degreed Announces the Appointment of TJ Williams as Chief Sales Officer

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.
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

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Vice President of Product Management

Mountain View, CA

16th October 2017
Treasure Data Announces the Appointment of Pankaj Tibrewal as Vice President of Product Management

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 Kingdom

14th October 2017
Zoopla Property Group appoints Jeremy Snyman as Group Data and Analytics Director

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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