Chief Revenue Officer
San Francisco, CA7th September 2017
Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest cloud-based platform for automated testing of web and mobile applications, announced the appointment of Tucker Callaway as Chief Revenue Officer; he will be responsible for driving strategy and execution across the company’s global sales and solutions engineering function.
Callaway brings nearly two decades of enterprise software sales experience to his role at Sauce Labs. Prior to Sauce, Tucker spent four years as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for IT automation company Chef where he sustained high double digit growth for 4 consecutive years. Before Chef, he led sales in a variety of capacities at CA Technologies, most recently as Vice President, Americas Sales for CA/Nimsoft. Before joining CA, Tucker held multiple sales positions at Mercury Interactive for nine years, including three years post-acquisition by HP.
Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams of any size to innovate and release better software, faster.
For more information, please visit www.saucelabs.com
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Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis, MO1st September 2017
RGAx, the innovation accelerator of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) announced the appointment of Dennis Barnes, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for global leadership of RGAx and is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.
Dennis has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in insurance direct marketing. His company Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), an integrated healthcare marketing services company which he founded in 1997, was acquired in 2010 by WPP, the world’s largest provider of marketing and communication services. There, he was president of Wunderman St. Louis and Chief Client Officer of Wunderman Health, a digital agency for life insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices and other health and wellness verticals.
RGAx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGA (Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated) a leader in the global life reinsurance industry. RGA serves clients from operations in 26 countries around the world, delivering expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development.
For more information, please visit www.rgax.com
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Chief Revenue Officer
London1st August 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gilboy as Chief Revenue Officer at GoCardless, the leading online payments solutions company.
Andrew joins GoCardless from enterprise cloud eCommerce solutions specialist Demandware where he was VP EMEA for five years, culminating in a successful acquisition by Salesforce in 2016 for $2.8bn.
Andrew has extensive experience in senior enterprise solution sales leadership roles prior to Demandware. He was VP EMEA -Enterprise at Oracle (moving across as part of the Stellent acquisition) and has also held key roles at BMC, Interlink and IBM.
During a highly impressive career to date Andrew has been involved in several IPOs and successful trade sales to global technology giants like IBM, Oracle and Salesforce. Andrew joins the GoCardless executive team working alongside founder CEO Hiroki Takeuchi and CTO / CPO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas. Andrew has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester.
GoCardless was founded in 2011 and has quickly become the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider, simplifying direct debit and opening up access to companies who could never previously use it.
As one of London’s leading Fintech start-ups their client base is impressive ranging from organisations like small gym or scout groups up to enterprise customers like The Guardian and the UK Government. They have recently launched international operations in France, Germany and other European centres. Their latest funding round in 2016 saw them raise $13 million in investment 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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EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Waltham, Mass.1st August 2017
Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the company has hired Thomas Hansen as chief revenue officer and executive vice president.
A former global executive at both Microsoft and Dropbox, Hansen will lead Carbon Black’s worldwide sales, sales engineering, channel sales, customer success, and customer services.
Prior to joining Carbon Black, Hansen worked as Dropbox’s global vice president of revenue from 2015 to 2017 and played a key role in making the company the fastest SaaS company to reach $1B in revenue, according to IDC. During his tenure, Hansen led the company’s significant growth with a global, multi-channel, go-to-market strategy that helped Dropbox surpass $1B in annualized revenue run rate.
At Microsoft from 2001 until 2015, Hansen most recently served as the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, WA, where he was responsible for a global team of sales, marketing, and partner management professionals and led a multi-billion dollar, fast-growing business. While at Microsoft, Hansen’s team recruited and built one of the world’s largest cloud ecosystem of partners.
“We’re excited to welcome Thomas to the Carbon Black team,” said Patrick Morley, Carbon Black’s president & CEO. “His extensive experience in managing and growing global teams will help Carbon Black accelerate our go-to-market strategy around the globe and guide our transition to becoming a leading cloud company.”
Born, raised, and educated in Denmark, Hansen has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey. He holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He is married with three children and currently lives in Seattle.
“As the market leader in endpoint security, Carbon Black is well-positioned to empower customers around the globe to prevent, detect and respond to the most advanced cyberattacks,” Hansen said. “I am honored to be working with the Carbon Black team as we continue to grow our global footprint and mentor our employees to advance in their careers.”
About Carbon Black
Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. With more than 9 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.
For more information visit www.carbonblack.com
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Chief Marketing Officer
San Francisco, CA30th July 2017
Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors, appoints Anirban Datta as Chief Marketing Officer.
Anirban was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Boardvantage where he led all aspects of marketing. Previously, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Shopilly, a commerce start-up, and VP Product at MyWire, a digital media marketplace led by the founder of Webvan and Borders. Prior to that, Anirban had positions at companies including eBay, Skype, and Blue Marin Software, a leading eCommerce technology company that IPO’ed in 2000.
Everwise connects employees with the people, resources and feedback they need to be more productive and successful at every stage of their career. Over 250 customers include Visa, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, PayPal, Genentech, Twitter, Pinterest and Lyft. Everwise is backed by Sequoia and Canvas Ventures. For more information visit www.geteverwise.com
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Chief Information Officer
London28th July 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Cohen as Chief Information Officer at Addison Lee, the premium car service and courier company.
Ian joins from insight consultancy Lumen 360 where he helped start-ups and growth companies scale out their technology and product organisations. His previous technology leadership roles include Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thomson, Group CIO/CTO at Associated Newspapers and CTO/Global IT Director for the Financial Times/ft.com.
Ian is a specialist in directing and delivering “digital enabled business transformation” and joins the leadership team at Addison Lee to work with CEO Andy Boland and his new executive team. Ian studied Chemistry at the University of London.
Founded in 1975, Addison Lee is a premium car and delivery services business operating out of its HQ in London, where it has a fleet of 5,000 cars and transports over 10m customers each year. It is the leading private hire car operator in the UK and has the biggest fleet of any operator across Europe where their business grew by 40% last year. The business now has a supply chain of executive car services across 80 countries, boosted by the acquisition of Tristar and Flyte Tyme. Recently the business has made a number of acquisitions to extend its reach in the UK and internationally. The business is owned by Private Equity Group Carlyle.
For more information visit www.addisonlee.com
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Chief Executive Officer, North America
Orlando, FL21st June 2017
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.
Visit www.magicmemories.com for more information.
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VP Global Sales
San Jose, CA20th June 2017
Greg Dennison joins Infoworks.io, the industry leader in enterprise data warehousing on Hadoop, as their Vice President of Global Sales.
Greg is an Enterprise Software Sales Executive with 20 years experience. He has in-depth knowledge of how to create repeatable sales processes in established companies and fast growing start-ups at such as 1010data, Cloudera, Opsware, and Aster Data.
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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Board of Directors
New Zealand14th June 2017
“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.
Visit www.magicmemories.com for more information.
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Mountain View, CA13th June 2017
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.
For more information visit www.tintri.com
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