Coupons.com Elects Its Former CTO to Board
Digital coupons company Coupons.com elected Steve Horowitz, VP of Engineering at Snapchat and former CTO at Coupons.com, to its Board of Directors. Before joining Snapchat, Horowitz was SVP of Software Engineering at Motorola Mobility, where he led global software engineering and was responsible for Motorola's software strategy and products. Prior to working at Coupons.com, Horowitz led the Android engineering team at Google. Steve has also held key leadership roles at Microsoft and Apple.
ZoomInfo Promotes System Architect as New CTO
Business information provider ZoomInfo appointed Leo Laferriere as its new CTO. Laferriere served as ZoomInfo's system architect for seven years prior to his promotion and will continue to be involved in every major system the company builds, from all of the data processing to product delivery systems. Laferriere holds 30 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to ZoomInfo he worked at several companies including Netegrity, where he was the lead architect for SiteMinder Federation Services.
Pinterest Operations Head Departs
Pinterest operations head Don Faul, one of the visual discovery site’s highest-ranking execs, is departing the company. The former Marine came to Pinterest from big jobs at both Google and Facebook, making him a big hire for Pinterest when he arrived in 2012. Faul had a huge impact since joining Pinterest in 2012. He grew partner, support and international teams from four to over a hundred, launched offices across the U.S. and around the world, supported Pinterest’s tremendous growth in users, and helped launch the company’s monetization efforts.
Secret Co-Founder Departs Company
Secret, the online platform that enables users to share their personal secrets with other users anonymously, saw its co-founder Chrys Bader leave. Bader also served as a Chief Product Officer at Secret. Prior to Secret, Chrys was a Product Manager at Google where he launched the photo-sharing community Photovine and contributed to Google+ and YouTube. He has built and launched several social products such as Fliggo, TwitVid, Vidly and Treehouse.
Viki Video Site Founder Leaves CEO Spot; CMO Named CEO
Rakuten-acquired video site Viki appointed CMO & GM, North America, Tammy Nam to CEO spot. Former CEO Razmig Hovaghimian will remain the company’s executive chairman. Razmig Hovaghimian founded Web video site Viki and sold it to Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant.
Previously, Nam led marketing for Scribd, and ran marketing communications for Slide, the social entertainment company started by PayPal founder Max Levchin and acquired by Google. Nam has nearly 20 years of experience working with consumer, web and mobile brands such as Akamai, Helio, Visa and Starbucks to grow leadership positions and identify new opportunities.
Date Range: January 27th - February 24th