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94 new Software CEO Appointments and 21 Software CEO open roles

Welcome to our Software CEO newsletter, where we report on the software CEO roles appointed, and those software CEO roles recently vacated.

The criteria for the software (&related) companies we selected have either $40m in revenues; or have raised $40m in financing or have 200 employees or more.  They are all located in the US or Canada. We used CapitalIQ numbers, and if unknown or unsure, we used Crunchbase information.

The relevant dates of the appointments are from November 10th, 2023, to March 21st, 2024.   The “open roles” were still open as of March 24th.

This summary has the following:

  • Software CEO appointments: by region and by gender.
  • Open CEO roles: by region and gender of the interim CEO. In one case, it is unclear whether the company will be acquired.
  • We also have organized the details by region:
    • East Coast: summary and detailed appointments and open roles
    • Great Lakes and Midwest: summary and detailed appointments and open roles
    • Southwest: summary and detailed appointments and open roles
    • West Coast: summary and detailed appointments and open roles
    • Canada: summary and detailed appointments and open roles

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Appointments

Gender Diversity: Four out of 90 appointments are women, or 4.26%.

Public Appointments: 26 out of 94 appointments are public companies, or 27.65%.

Geographic distribution:

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Open roles

Gender diversity: Two out of 21 open roles are women, or 9.52%.

Public open roles: 16 out of 21 open roles are public, or 76%.

 

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East Coast

 

East Coast appointments

Virginia: RTX Corporation (NYSE: RTX), DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC), NextNav (NasdaqCM: NN), Deltek

New York: UiPath (NYSE: PATH), DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN), LivePerson (NasdaqGS: LPSN), The Arena Group Holdings (NYSEAM: AREN), Human Security, Aircall.io, Signpost, IntelliShift

Maryland: 2U (NasdaqGS: TWOU)

Massachusetts: TAMR, Imprivata, Mendix

Florida: NowVertical (TSXV: NOW), Modernizing Medicine, Hut 8 (NasdaqGS: HUT)

New Jersey: Vonage Holdings, iCIMS, Viventium Software

District of Columbia: Rebellion Defense

North Carolina: K4Connect, CloudFactory

Pennsylvania: Bentley Systems (NasdaqGS: BSY), iPipeline, Sagent M&C

Connecticut: Stova

Georgia: Bakkt Holdings (NYSE: BKKT)

 

East Coast open roles

Pennsylvania: Envestnet (NYSE: ENV)

Massachusetts: OneSpan (NasdaqCM: OSPN), Valo Health

Georgia: Reibus International

New York: Comtech Telecommunications (NasdaqGS: CMTL)

 

East Coast detailed appointments

  • RTX Corporation (NYSE: RTX) – Christopher T. Calio will become RTX Corporation's CEO, succeeding Gregory J. Hayes at the upcoming Shareowners Meeting. Calio, the President, and COO has reshaped RTX into three segments and previously led Pratt & Whitney. Hayes, set to become executive chairman, has significantly transformed RTX and its predecessor UTC, focusing on aerospace through strategic divestitures and mergers, including the formation of RTX. RTX Corporation provides systems and services for the commercial, military, and government customers. (VA)
  • DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) – Raul Fernandez is appointed CEO of DXC Technology Company, previously serving as Interim President and CEO. With a background as Vice Chairman and co-owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and a director at Broadcom Inc., Fernandez brings extensive leadership experience from technology and sports sectors. He founded Proxicom, led Dimension Data North America and ObjectVideo, and has served on various boards, showcasing a strong track record in guiding technology-focused companies. DXC Technology provides information technology services and solutions. (VA)
  • Bentley Systems (NasdaqGS: BSY) – Bentley Systems announced a leadership transition, with Greg Bentley moving from CEO to Executive Chair of the Board, and COO Nicholas Cumins being promoted to CEO. Cumins has a strong background in product management and business development, with previous roles at SAP Marketing Cloud, Scytl, and OpenX. Bentley Systems provides infrastructure engineering software solutions. (PA)
  • UiPath (NYSE: PATH) – UiPath announced Rob Enslin as the Co-CEO set to become the sole CEO. Enslin, who joined UiPath as Co-CEO in 2022, previously held leadership positions at Google Cloud and SAP. UiPath provides an end-to-end automation platform that offers a range of robotic process automation (RPA) solutions. (NY)
  • 2U (NasdaqGS: TWOU) – 2U has appointed Paul Lalljie as its new CEO, succeeding Christopher Chip Paucek, with Lalljie previously serving as CFO. Paucek will transition to Special Advisor after remaining with the company for a period. Lalljie, who joined 2U in 2019 from Neustar, Inc. where he was CFO for nine years, brings extensive finance management experience in the tech sector. Norden, instrumental in 2U's IPO and other major financial and M&A activities, has over a decade of experience with the company and previously worked at TOMS Shoes and Skadden, Arps in M&A. 2U operates as an online education platform company. (MD)
  • Bakkt Holdings (NYSE: BKKT) – Bakkt Holdings announced that Andy Main is to take over as president and CEO of the firm replacing Gavin Michael, who is leaving the company. Bakkt Holdings offers software as a service and application programming interface solutions for crypto and loyalty, powering engagement, and performance. (GA)
  • DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) – DigitalOcean has announced Padmanabhan Srinivasan as its new CEO, expected to start around February 12, 2024. Srinivasan, previously CEO of GoTo (formerly LogMeIn), brings a strong background in product and technology leadership, with past roles including Chief Product and Technology Officer at GoTo, General Manager at Amazon's Alexa AI, and senior positions at Oracle and Microsoft. He also co-founded Opstera, which was acquired by Microsoft. Yancey Spruill, the outgoing CEO and Board member, will depart from the company upon Srinivasan's arrival. DigitalOcean operates a cloud computing platform. (NY)
  • LivePerson (NasdaqGS: LPSN) – LivePerson has appointed John Sabino as its CEO, recognizing his vast experience in enterprise software, SaaS, and call center technology from roles at VMware, Splunk, and GE Digital. Sabino's leadership has been marked by significant growth and transformation in his previous positions. John Collins, the interim CEO and CFO, will now serve as the company's CFO and COO, continuing to contribute to its leadership team. LivePerson engages in conversational artificial intelligence. (NY)
  • The Arena Group Holdings (NYSEAM: AREN) – The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. has appointed Cavitt Randall as CEO, who was recently named Chairman of the Board. Randall brings extensive experience from his time as CEO of MBX Clearing LLC, and prior roles including COO of SI Capital LLC (now MBX Group LLC), and over two decades at GE Capital. The Arena Group Holdings operates a digital media platform. (NY)
  • NowVertical (TSXV: NOW) – NowVertical has appointed Sandeep Mendiratta as CEO, marking a strategic move to accelerate the integration of its assets and foster growth. Mendiratta, who joined NowVertical following the acquisition of Acrotrend, where he was CEO, brings extensive experience in scaling businesses and expertise in data analytics. Concurrent with Mendiratta's appointment, Mr. Grujicic has stepped down from his CEO position and the Board. NowVertical operates as a big data, analytics, and vertical intelligence company. (FL)
  • Vonage Holdings – Ericsson has appointed Niklas Heuveldop, the current Senior Vice President, and head of Market Area North America, as the new CEO of Vonage. Rory Read, the outgoing CEO of Vonage, will step down and leave Ericsson by the end of the first quarter. Vonage Holdings develops and operates a cloud communications platform. (NJ)
  • NextNav (NasdaqCM: NN) – NextNav welcomes Mariam Sorond as the new CEO and board member, taking over from co-founder Ganesh Pattabiraman. With over 28 years in telecommunications, including roles as CTO at VMware and Chief Research and Development Officer at CableLabs. NextNav provides next generation positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions. (VA)
  • Modernizing Medicine – Joe Harpaz has been named co-CEO of Modernizing Medicine, Inc., where he's worked as president and COO since 2018, significantly contributing to revenue achievements. Prior to ModMed, he was managing director at Thomson Reuters. Modernizing Medicine develops and operates cloud based electronic medical record (EMR) systems. (FL)
  • Human Security – HUMAN Security has initiated a leadership shift, with co-founder Tamer Hassan becoming Executive Chairman and Stu Solomon appointed as the new CEO. Hassan has driven the company's growth and tackled online fraud, while Solomon brings vast security industry experience from roles at Recorded Future, Optiv, and iSIGHT Partners. Human Security develops and operates online fraud detection solutions. (NY)
  • io – Scott Chancellor has been named the new CEO of Aircall, taking over from co-founder Olivier Pailhès, who remains on the Board of Directors. Chancellor, with a significant history of leadership roles including CEO of Humu and Chief Product & Technology Officer at Apptio, brings extensive experience from his time at Amazon Web Services and other tech giants. Aircall.io develops a cloud-based call center and phone software for startups and small and medium businesses for phone support. (NY)
  • Rebellion Defense – Rebellion Defense has appointed Ben FitzGerald as its new CEO, succeeding Interim CEO Barry Sowerwine, who will transition to the company’s Board of Directors. FitzGerald, with over 20 years of experience in technology, defense, and national security, was previously involved in significant roles at the Pentagon, Congress, and the private sector, including Lupa Systems. Rebellion Defense develops software using artificial intelligence and machine learning that serves the missions of national defense. (DC)
  • K4Connect – K4Connect has appointed Mike Weller as its new CEO. Previously serving as the company's COO, Weller will lead its growth strategy and development of its FusionOS integration and data platform. Scott Moody, co-founder, and former CEO will assist in the transition and remain on the Board of Directors. Weller’s past roles include Chief Revenue Officer at Go Global Retail, COO at Softonic, and significant positions at AgilOne, Points, and Luvocracy. K4Connect develops and operates a resident engagement platform that is designed to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities. (NC)
  • iPipeline – iPipeline has appointed Pat O'Donnell as its new CEO, replacing interim CEO Deane S. Price. O'Donnell, who previously played a key role in iPipeline's transformation and growth, brings extensive experience from his tenure at FLEETCOR and ADP, where he held senior roles. Price, a former CEO of Aderant and part of Roper Technologies, will stay as an advisor to assist with the transition. iPipeline develops and delivers cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industries. (PA)
  • iCIMS – Jason Edelboim has been appointed as the new CEO of iCIMS. He brings nearly two decades of experience in data, technology, and enterprise software. He previously held senior positions at Dataminr, Cision, and PR Newswire, and most recently served as President and COO at Dataminr, overseeing various departments and serving on the Board of Directors. He will now lead the vision and strategic growth of iCIMS in the talent acquisition sector. iCIMS develops and provides cloud-based talent acquisition software solutions. (NJ)
  • Signpost – Signpost has appointed Lucas Wilson as its new CEO, bringing over 20 years of experience in the IT and services industry. Wilson has an extensive track record of executive leadership including positions as Chief Revenue Officer at Prosites & EZ Texting, SVP of SMG Sales at GovOS, and VP of Sales and Service at Homebase. Signpost, develops and operates Mia, a customer relationship management and remarketing software. (NY)
  • TAMR – Tamr appointed Anthony Deighton as the new CEO, who also joins the board of directors. With over 25 years of experience in enterprise software companies, Deighton brings a strong background in executive leadership, notably at Qlik and Celonis. He takes over from co-founder Andy Palmer, the former CEO who now becomes Executive Chairperson on Tamr's board. Tamr designs and develops enterprise data unification solutions. (MA)
  • CloudFactory – CloudFactory has appointed Kevin Johnston as its new CEO, succeeding founder Mark Sears who will become Executive Chairman. Johnston, with over 30 years of experience in technology companies, previously served as COO at AgileThought and held senior roles at DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard, EDS, and Capgemini. CloudFactory offers a cloud-based workforce solution. (NC)
  • IntelliShift – Henry Popplewell has been named the new CEO of IntelliShift, replacing founder John M. Cunningham Jr., who becomes Chairman of the Board. Popplewell, with a background in fleet technology and previous roles at Telular Corporation and SkyBitz Inc., is known for driving growth and innovation. IntelliShift develops, owns, and operates a cloud-based fleet and safety management platform. (NY)
  • Hut 8 (NasdaqGS: HUT) – Hut 8 has appointed Asher Genoot, previously President and a member of the board, as the new CEO, effective immediately. Genoot, who joined Hut 8's leadership in November 2023, takes over from Jaime Leverton. Before Hut 8, Genoot co-founded and served as President of US Bitcoin Corp, a venture-backed bitcoin mining company. Hut 8 provides digital asset mining and high-performance computing infrastructure solutions. (FL)
  • Imprivata – Imprivata transitions leadership with Gus Malezis moving to a strategic advisor role and Fran Rosch becoming the new CEO. Malezis is credited for his impactful seven-year tenure, while Rosch brings extensive cybersecurity experience, including leading roles at ForgeRock, Symantec, and Verisign. Imprivata designs and develops authentication, identity, and access software for solving workflow, security, and compliance challenges. (MA)
  • Mendix – Raymond Kok has been appointed CEO of Mendix, moving from Siemens Digital Industries Software where he was a Senior Vice President. During his extensive tenure at Siemens, Kok played pivotal roles in the transition to Software-as-a-Service. He takes over from Tim Srock, with a focus on the productivity benefits of building software with Mendix. Mendix provides tools and platform services for the application development process for business and information technology teams. (MA)
  • Deltek – Bob Hughes will take over as CEO of Deltek, replacing Mike Corkery who moves to a role at parent company Roper Technologies. Hughes, with a 20+ year track record in enterprise software, has led strategy and customer success initiatives at UKG and Blackbaud, and is a former U.S. Navy submarine officer. Deltek develops and operates enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses in the professional services and government contracting markets worldwide. (VA)
  • Stova – Kirk Ziehm has been named CEO of Stova, bringing over 20 years of leadership in event technology. Previously part of Stova's board and CEO of Movista, Ziehm will maintain his board position at Movista. He succeeds Eric Lochner, who played a key role in integrating industry leaders to form Stova's technology platform and launching a new brand. Lochner departs to pursue opportunities beyond event technology but remains an investor in Stova. Stova owns and operates as an event platform that provides strategic event management solutions, event planner, registration, onsite solutions, analytical and reporting, and content management. (CT)
  • Sagent M&C (dba Sagent Lending Technologies) – Eugene Geno Paluso, a retired U.S. Navy Captain and former Navy SEAL, is the new CEO of Sagent. He succeeds Dan Sogorka, who will serve as an advisor. Paluso's leadership experience, including his roles at The Citadel and BAE Systems, positions him to lead the launch of Sagent's mortgage servicing software platform in 2024. Sagent M&C develops mortgage and consumer loan servicing software solutions for banks, lenders, and consumers. (PA)
  • Viventium Software – Navin Gupta has been appointed CEO of Viventium, bringing extensive experience in healthcare and technology. He previously led LifeLoop as CEO and served as Senior Vice President of ResMed SaaS. Gupta's career includes significant roles at Philips Healthcare, United Technologies, and Siemens in various countries. Viventium Software develops SaaS based human capital management solutions. (NJ)

 

East Coast detailed open roles

  • Comtech Telecommunications (NasdaqGS: CMTL) – John Ratigan is appointed interim CEO of Comtech, replacing Ken Peterman. Ratigan, with over 30 years in satellite technology, previously served as Comtech's Chief Corporate Development Officer and has a notable record of driving revenue growth and strategic acquisitions. His experience includes leadership roles at iDirect Government and EF Data Corp., contributing significantly to their successes. Ratigan's early career included work in the Senate and with Xerox. Comtech Telecommunications engages in the provision of next-gen telecommunication solutions. (NY)
  • Envestnet (NYSE: ENV) – Bill Crager will step down as CEO of Envestnet, transitioning to a Senior Advisor role, focusing on client and partner relationships and strategic initiatives. Tom Sipp, Executive Vice President, will lead the business lines, working closely with Crager and James L. Fox, the Board Chair, who will serve as interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. Envestnet provides wealth management software and services. (PA)
  • OneSpan (NasdaqCM: OSPN) – OneSpan has appointed Victor Limongelli as Interim CEO, succeeding Matthew Moynahan. Limongelli, with a broad background in the software industry, has led BQE Software as CEO, MobileCause Inc. as CEO, and AccessData Group as Chairman and CEO. His tenure at Guidance Software Inc. included roles as President and CEO. OneSpan designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, authentication, and secure digital agreements worldwide. (MA)
  • Reibus International – Reibus International has appointed Temy Mancusi-Ungaro as its new Interim CEO. This move marks a significant investment phase and continued focus on innovation and growth in the metals industry for Reibus. Mancusi-Ungaro brings over 17 years of experience in the B2B Software industry and is recognized for successfully scaling B2B companies like Reachdesk, Electric, Yext, and CityGrid. Notably, during his tenure as CEO at Reachdesk, he led the company to be named among the top 100 fastest-growing products by G2 for three consecutive years. Reibus International operates a business-to-business marketplace for industrial materials supply chain. (GA)
  • Valo Health – Graeme Bell is appointed as interim CEO of Valo Health, succeeding David Berry. Bell, with Valo since 2020, previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief People Officer. His 30-year career includes CFO roles at Tmunity Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, as well as various positions at Merck & Co. Valo offers an end-to-end integrated drug discovery and development platform that delivers medicines for neurodegenerative, oncological, and cardiovascular diseases. (MA)

 

Great Lakes and Midwest

 

Great Lakes & Midwest appointments

Montana: Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW)

Oklahoma: Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC)

Minnesota: Dayforce (NYSE: DAY), Inspectorio, Perforce Software

Indiana: Formstack

Utah: Venafi, Consensus Sales, HireVue

Colorado: LIQID, Ocelot One, Faction Holdings, CrownPeak Technology

Tennessee: Ministry Brands Holdings

Michigan: WorkForce Software

Indiana: enVista

 

Great Lakes & Midwest open roles

Illinois: Veradigm (OTCPK: MDRX)

 

Great Lakes & Midwest detailed appointments

  • LIQID – Liqid appointed Edgar Masri as its new CEO, with former CEO Sumit Puri transitioning to President and Chief Strategy Officer, remaining on the board. Masri brings extensive technology sector leadership, including roles at Accton Technology, Qualtré Inc., and 3Com. Liqid develops an infrastructure hardware and software platform that enables users to manage, scale out, and configure physical bare-metal server systems within the data center. (CO)
  • Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) – Sridhar Ramaswamy succeeds Frank Slootman as CEO of Snowflake, with Slootman remaining as board chairman. Ramaswamy, with a rich background including roles at Snowflake, Greylock Partners, CEO of Neeva, and senior positions at Google, has extensive experience in leadership, cloud technologies, and AI. Snowflake provides a cloud-based data platform. (MT)
  • Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) – Christopher G. Thomas has been named Co-CEO of Paycom Software, Inc., serving alongside the company's founder, Chad Richison. Thomas, with a background in operations and client service at Paycom and senior management at Love’s Travel Stops, also brings experience from small business ownership across various industries. Paycom Software provides cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions delivered as software-as-a-service for small to mid-sized companies. (OK)
  • Dayforce (NYSE: DAY) – Ceridian announced that Leagh Turner, Co-CEO, and member of the Board of Directors, will depart the company to become CEO of Coupa Software. David Ossip will continue to lead the company as Chair and sole CEO. Dayforce operates as a human capital management (HCM) software company. (MN)
  • Formstack – Formstack has named Aled Miles as its new CEO to spearhead growth, replacing Chris Byers after 13 years. Miles, with leadership roles at Sauce Labs, TeleSign, and Symantec, brings experience in driving both organic and inorganic growth, notably securing additional TPG investment at Sauce Labs. Formstack designs and develops workplace productivity platform. (IN)
  • Venafi – Venafi welcomed Patrick Dennis as the new CEO, following significant business growth and accolades. Dennis, with 25 years in technology leadership at companies like EMC, Oracle, and ExtraHop, is known for his strategic growth achievements and private equity experience with Vector Capital. Venafi develops and operates machine identity management solutions. (UT)
  • Consensus Sales – Doug Johnson is named CEO of Consensus, taking over from founder Garin Hess, who moves to a strategic board role. Johnson, with a 20-year track record in enterprise software, has held multiple leadership roles and is known for his market and customer-centric approach. Consensus Sales develops and operates an intelligent demo automation platform to scale presales and qualify buyers. (UT)
  • Ocelot One – Anthony Rotoli takes over as CEO of Ocelot from Talin Andonians, who moves to the Board of Directors. He has a notable history of leadership in the EdTech sector, including as CEO of Terra Dotta, where he spurred growth and innovation, and at ESM Solutions, focusing on spend management for higher education. Rotoli's background features strategic roles at CDW, SciQuest, ChannelAdvisor, Relativity Technologies, and Computer Associates. Ocelot One is an application software company. (CO)
  • HireVue – Jeremy Friedman is the new CEO of HireVue, succeeding Anthony Reynolds who will remain as an advisor. Friedman previously co-founded and led Schoology, an educational technology firm acquired by PowerSchool, serving over 20 million users. HireVue designs, develops, and delivers video interviewing software solutions and assessment services for recruiting and hiring talent. (UT)
  • Faction Holdings – Derek Pilling has been named the new CEO of Faction Holdings, following a financing transaction supported by ORIX Corporation USA’s Growth Capital group and Tahosa Capital, Pilling’s family investment firm. Pilling, who has been Faction’s CFO since 2020, brings over thirty years of experience with venture capital and private equity-backed technology-enabled service companies. The former CEO, Sean Charnock, who led Faction for four years and oversaw its successful recapitalization, will transition to a role on the company's board. Faction Holdings develops a multi-cloud data services platform that connects organizations to services from multiple cloud providers. (CO)
  • Inspectorio – Inspectorio appointed Chirag Patel as its new CEO to further its vision of optimizing global production chains through its AI-powered platform. Patel, with over 25 years in supply chain technology and consulting, previously served as Inspectorio's COO and has held key executive roles in supply chain management solutions. Carlos Moncayo, co-founder and former CEO, transitions to executive chairman of the board. Inspectorio develops cloud-based solutions that help brands, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage risk through digitalized quality, compliance, and production tracking programs. (MN)
  • CrownPeak Technology – Crownpeak announced the appointment of Samuel Monti as the company's CEO. Monti is an accomplished leader with nearly three decades of experience in finance, operations, and C-suite leadership in both public and private equity companies. At Crownpeak, Monti will further the company's successful growth, driving operational excellence and cultivating technological innovation to deliver even greater value for customers. CrownPeak Technology develops Software-as-a-Service Web experience management and optimization solutions. (CO)
  • Perforce Software – Jim Cassens has been appointed as the new CEO of Perforce Software, taking over from Mark Ties, who moves to Executive Chair of the Board. Cassens, with over 30 years in the software industry, previously led Fortra as President. Perforce Software develops enterprise-scale development tools for technology developers and development operations teams. (MN)
  • Ministry Brands Holdings – Chris Bacon has been appointed CEO of Ministry Brands, taking over from Pat O'Donnell. With over two decades of experience from senior roles at ADP and Fiserv, and a foundation in the United States Navy, Bacon is known for his strategic insight in technology solutions for faith-based and nonprofit organizations. Ministry Brands Holdings develops SaaS solutions for churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations. (TN)
  • enVista – enVista announced the retirement of CEO John Stitz and the return of co-founder Jim Barnes as CEO to lead the company's new phase of innovation and growth. Barnes, who originally led enVista for 20 years, returns after an 18-month departure following the sale of enVista’s software solutions. enVista operates as a consulting and software solutions firm serving omnichannel retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. (IN)
  • WorkForce Software – Jeff Moses has been named the new CEO of WorkForce Software. A veteran in B2B Cloud SaaS with over 25 years of experience, he is known for his strategic and revenue growth skills. Previously WorkForce Software's CRO, Moses achieved record revenue growth. He has held significant roles at Blackbaud, Informatica, and SAP. Outgoing CEO Mike Morini will stay on the Board after an 8-year tenure. WorkForce Software develops cloud-based workforce management solutions. (MI)

 

Great Lakes & Midwest detailed open roles

  • Veradigm (OTCPK: MDRX) – Veradigm appointed Dr. Shih-Yin Ho as Interim CEO following the resignations of Richard J. Poulton as CEO. Dr. Ho, with over 20 years in digital health and pharmaceutical services, has a rich background in health information, analytics, and life sciences. She co-founded Last Mile Research and held leadership roles at Glimpse, Aetion, Medidata Solutions, Pfizer, and was CEO of Context Matters. Veradigm provides information technology solutions and services to healthcare organizations. (IL)

 

Southwest

 

Southwest appointments

Texas: Bumble (NasdaqGS: BMBL), E2open (NYSE: ETWO), Workrise Technologies, SparkCognition, Onit, Data Axle, Slingshot Aerospace, Coder Technologies, iDonate, ISN Software

Arizona: Paradox

 

Southwest open roles

Texas: Nauticus Robotics (NasdaqCM: KITT), Vimeo (NasdaqGS: VMEO), CrowdStreet

Nevada: Movella Holdings (NasdaqGM: MVLA)

 

Southwest detailed appointments

  • Bumble (NasdaqGS: BMBL) – Lidiane Jones, currently CEO at Slack, will become CEO of Bumble Inc. in January 2024, succeeding founder Whitney Wolfe Herd. She previously held roles at Salesforce, Sonos, and Microsoft. She will transition from Slack to Bumble at the year's end. Bumble provides online dating and social networking platforms. (TX)
  • E2open (NYSE: ETWO) – Andrew Appel is now the CEO of E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., following his role as interim CEO. With over 25 years of leadership, notably at IRI (Circana), he spearheaded innovative initiatives for big data and analytics solutions. His prior positions include chief revenue officer at Accretive Health, COO at Aon, and senior partner at McKinsey & Company. Appel has a proven record in strategy, innovation, and growth and was an advisory board member at e2open before becoming CEO. E2open provides cloud-based and end-to-end supply chain management and orchestration SaaS platform. (TX)
  • Workrise Technologies – Workrise Technologies has appointed Mick Hollison as CEO and board member, succeeding co-founder Mike Witte, who stays on the board. With over two decades in technology leadership, Hollison aims to drive growth and innovation in the energy sector, while reinforcing Workrise's role in facilitating energy solutions and supporting Austin's tech ecosystem. Workrise Technologies develops a platform that connects independent contractors with work and matches service providers and operators with the workforce. (TX)
  • Paradox – Paradox has promoted Adam Godson from President and Chief Product Officer to CEO, with founder Aaron Matos stepping into the Executive Chairman position. Godson began his career in HR and was CTO at Cielo before joining Paradox. Paradox designs and develops a conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform that enables human resources and talent teams to automate administrative tasks. (AZ)
  • SparkCognition – SparkCognition appointed Pervinder Johar as its new CEO, succeeding founder Amir Husain, who moves to the Board of Directors. Johar, with over 30 years in AI, SaaS, and supply chain management, has held leadership roles at companies like Blume Global and Hewlett Packard. SparkCognition develops and operates an artificial intelligence system that detects fraud to prevent cyberattacks. (TX)
  • Onit – Onit has named Michael Farlekas as CEO, succeeding Eric Elfman, who transitions to vice chairman of the board. Farlekas, previously CEO of E2open Parent Holdings, led E2open to go public through a SPAC merger. Elfman, Onit's co-founder and a notable entrepreneur, founded the company in 2010 after his previous venture, DataCert. Onit develops legal project management software. (TX)
  • Data Axle – Data Axle appointed Andrew Frawley as CEO, bringing over 30 years of leadership in technology, data, and marketing. Frawley aims to enhance Data Axle's leadership in providing B2B and B2C data solutions and business intelligence for various organizations. Data Axle offers business data, marketing, sales, and research solutions. (TX)
  • Slingshot Aerospace – Tim Solms, previously with Microsoft, Dell, VMware, and Dun & Bradstreet, is appointed CEO of Slingshot Aerospace, Inc. Bringing over two decades of leadership in technology, data, and defense, including an 18-year tenure as a U.S. Army officer and Apache pilot, Solms has led significant growth initiatives in government and defense sectors globally. Slingshot Aerospace develops space simulation and analytics solutions. (TX)
  • Coder Technologies – Coder announced the introduction of Rob Whiteley as CEO. Whiteley joined Coder from F5 Networks. With his unique background as both the GM and CMO of NGINX and a former industry analyst at Forrester, Whiteley will ramp up Coder's growth with a focus on go-to-market. Coder Technologies develops cloud-based integrated development environments (IDEs) to write code on any device. (TX)
  • iDonate – Brad Little is now CEO of iDonate, focusing on growing the business with its iDonate 2.0 platform, which helps nonprofits optimize donor engagement. Little brings experience from leadership roles at Blackbaud, Meta, Nielsen, and a joint venture with McKinsey. He succeeds founder Ray Gary, who has moved to Chairman of the Advisory Board. iDonate develops a web-based donation and fundraising software that allows donors to give cash and non-cash donations online for nonprofit organizations. (TX)
  • ISN Software – ISN announced Brian Callahan as its new CEO, succeeding Joe Eastin, who transitions to Executive Chairman. Callahan has progressed through various leadership roles, including President and COO. ISN Software Corporation develops a third-party contractor and supplier management software. (TX)

 

Southwest Detailed open roles

  • Nauticus Robotics (NasdaqCM: KITT) – Nicolaus Radford has departed from his role as CEO of Nauticus Robotics, considered a termination without cause, leading to his resignation from the Board of Directors as well. John W. Gibson, Jr., with a history as President and director of the company, steps in as Interim CEO. Gibson brings over 35 years of experience in the energy sector, including significant roles at Flotek Industries, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company, Tervita Corporation, Paradigm Geophysical, Landmark Graphics Corporation, Halliburton Company’s Energy Services Group, and Chevron. Nauticus Robotics develops and provides ocean robots, software, and services to the ocean industry. (TX)
  • Movella Holdings (NasdaqGM: MVLA) – Ben A. Lee is departing as President and CEO of Movella Holdings to pursue other interests, with Eric C. Salzman stepping in as Interim CEO. Salzman, with a rich background in investment, technology, and advisory roles, including CEO of Safeguard Scientifics Inc. and chairman roles at several companies, brings extensive experience to Movella. Movella Holdings operates as a full-stack provider of sensors, software, and analytics that enable the digitization of movement. (NV)
  • Vimeo (NasdaqGS: VMEO) – Vimeo announces that after nine years at the company, Chief Executive Officer Anjali Sud will be departing to pursue a new opportunity. Effective September 1, board member and seasoned SaaS executive, Adam Gross, will step in as interim CEO while the company initiates a search for a permanent replacement. Vimeo provides video software solutions worldwide. (TX)
  • CrowdStreet – Jack Chandler is appointed as interim CEO and a Board member of CrowdStreet, transitioning the company into a financial institution. He brings a wealth of experience from BlackRock and LaSalle Investment Management. Current CEO Tore Steen will remain on the Board. Chandler has been a strategic advisor to CrowdStreet since 2020, contributing to the launch of numerous investment funds and securing a FINRA broker license. CrowdStreet operates an online commercial real estate investing platform that connects accredited investors with institutional real estate investments. (TX)

 

West Coast

 

West Coast appointments

California: Workday (NasdaqGS: WDAY), TriNet Group (NYSE: TNET), Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), New Relic, Coupa Software, NETGEAR (NasdaqGS: NTGR), Nextdoor Holdings (NYSE: KIND) Lantronix (NasdaqCM: LTRX), GAN Limited (NasdaqCM: GAN), OpenAI, Inflection AI, Farmer’s Business Network, Saama Technologies, Mirantis, Aryaka Networks, Accela, Voltus, Premise Data, Strava, Proofpoint, InvestCloud, LeoLabs, Xactly (NYSE: XTLY), Jitterbit, Noodle Analytics, AppliTools, Wrike, Emburse, Arcaris (Playvox)

Washington: Textio

 

West Coast open roles

California: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Unity Software (NYSE: U), ICANN, GoodRx Holdings (NasdaqGS: GDRX), MariaDB (NYSE: MRDB)

 

West Coast detailed appointments

  • Workday, Inc. (NasdaqGS: WDAY) – Carl Eschenbach will become the sole CEO of Workday, Inc., transitioning from his role as co-CEO with Aneel Bhusri, who shifts to executive chair and strategic advisor. Under Eschenbach's leadership, Workday achieved significant milestones, including surpassing 65 million users, expanding its global customer base to over 10,000, and reaching over $1 billion in annual recurring revenue in the EMEA region. Workday provides enterprise cloud applications. (CA)
  • TriNet Group (NYSE: TNET) – TriNet announced Burton M. Goldfield's retirement as CEO and the appointment of Mike Simonds as his successor. Simonds, previously Executive Vice President and COO at Unum Group, oversaw all active businesses, managing a team of over 8,000 to serve nearly 40 million workers and their families. He has experience as President and CEO of Unum US and has held various management roles at Unum, where he contributed to the company's customer experience enhancements and expansions in voluntary benefits. Goldfield will remain with TriNet as a special advisor. TriNet Group provides comprehensive and flexible human capital management services for small and medium-sized businesses. (CA)
  • Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) – Khozema Shipchandler is now CEO of Twilio, taking over from co-founder Jeff Lawson. With a background of over 25 years, including a significant tenure at GE and various leadership roles within Twilio such as President of Twilio Communications, COO, and CFO, Shipchandler brings extensive experience in business growth and financial strategy. He also serves on the boards of Smartsheet and Ethos. Twilio provides customer engagement platform solutions. (CA)
  • RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) – RingCentral announced Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral’s founder, and Executive Chairman of the Board, has returned to his full-time role as CEO. RingCentral provides cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration, and contact center software-as-a-service solutions worldwide. (CA)
  • New Relic – New Relic appointed Ashan Willy as CEO, leveraging his over 25 years of experience across various roles, including as CEO of Proofpoint, where he led significant growth and transition efforts. Willy also held leadership positions at Webex, Juniper, Polycom, and Cisco. The company's recent acquisition was led by Francisco Partners and TPG, with participation from Accel and CapitalG. New Relic operates as a software-as-a-service company that delivers a software platform for customers to collect telemetry data and derive insights from that data in a unified front-end application. (CA)
  • Coupa Software – Coupa Software appointed Leagh Turner as its new CEO, bringing over 20 years of tech industry experience and a notable tenure as co-CEO at Ceridian, where she doubled revenue and expanded the global customer base. Turner, also joining Coupa's Board of Directors, has held senior roles at SAP and Oracle and is recognized as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women. Coupa Software develops and provides a cloud-based business spend management platform that connects its customers with suppliers worldwide. (CA)
  • NETGEAR (NasdaqGS: NTGR) – NETGEAR announced the retirement of CEO Patrick C.S. Lo, who will become a strategic advisor until July 2024. Charles (CJ) Prober is appointed as his successor. Prober's background includes leadership roles at Life360, Tile, GoPro, and Electronic Arts (EA), as well as consulting experience with McKinsey & Company. Prober also serves on the Board of Directors for Life360 and Glorious Gaming. NETGEAR provides connectivity solutions. (CA)
  • Nextdoor Holdings (NYSE: KIND) – Nextdoor announced that Nirav Tolia, co-founder of Nextdoor, will return to the company as Chief Executive Officer. Sarah Friar will step down as Chief Executive Officer, with an orderly transition in the second quarter. Nextdoor Holdings operates a neighborhood network that connects neighbors, businesses, and public services. (CA)
  • Lantronix (NasdaqCM: LTRX) – Lantronix has named Saleel Awsare as CEO, previously with Synaptics, where he led a strategic pivot to IoT and enterprise markets, significantly boosting its valuation. Before Synaptics, Awsare was president of Conexant Systems, driving its leadership in audio and voice technology, and president of Nuvoton Technology Corporation America, managing U.S. operations. Lantronix provides solutions for video surveillance, infotainment systems, and intelligent substations infrastructure. (CA)
  • GAN Limited (NasdaqCM: GAN) – GAN Limited announced that Mr. Seamus McGill has recently been named the Company’s CEO. Mr. McGill had previously been serving in an interim capacity. Mr. McGill’s will remain on the Company’s board of directors and will be focused on guiding the Company towards a timely closing with Sega Sammy Creation. GAN Limited operates as a business-to-business (B2B) supplier of enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to online casino gaming and sports betting applications. (CA)
  • OpenAI – OpenAI has reinstated Sam Altman as CEO shortly after his dismissal, ending a brief yet tumultuous period that highlighted conflicts in AI development. The company agreed to bring back its co-founder under a new board, following a power struggle that rattled the tech industry. Emmett Shear, the interim CEO during this period, expressed his satisfaction with the resolution after an intense few days. OpenAI operates as an AI research and deployment company that offers research on artificial general intelligence. (CA)
  • Inflection AI – Sean White has been appointed as Inflection AI CEO, a longtime tech executive and former chief of Mozilla, maker of privacy-focused web browser Firefox. White replaces former CEO Suleyman. Inflection AI designs and develops an artificial intelligence-based platform designed to improve human-computer interaction. (CA)
  • Farmer's Business Network – Farmers Business Network has appointed Diego Casanello as CEO, following a global search. Casanello, with over 30 years in agriculture leadership, succeeds interim CEO Devin Lammers. His background includes roles as CEO of Arysta Life Science, COO of UPL Ltd., and leadership positions at BASF. Most recently, he was the managing partner and CEO of Vidavo Ventures. Farmer's Business Network develops and operates agricultural technology and commerce platforms. (CA)
  • Saama Technologies – Saama welcomes Bhaskar Sambasivan as the new CEO, replacing Vivek Sharma. With over 30 years at the intersection of healthcare and technology, including leadership roles at CitiusTech and EVERSANA, Sambasivan aims to further Saama's growth and innovation in AI-enabled SaaS for life sciences. He also joins the Board of Directors. Saama Technologies focuses on providing data management and advanced analytics solutions. (CA)
  • Mirantis – Mirantis is reinstating co-founder Alex Freedland as CEO, with Adrian Ionel moving to an advisory role. Freedland, previously serving in multiple leadership capacities including CEO, is noted for his significant contributions to open source and Mirantis' enterprise successes. Ionel, a co-founder who led Mirantis through key acquisitions and to profitability, has significantly shaped the company's position in cloud-native infrastructure. Mirantis develops and provides software, services, and support for companies with production-grade open-source clouds. (CA)
  • Aryaka Networks – Aryaka appointed Shailesh Shukla as CEO and chairman, leveraging his over 25 years of experience in cloud, networking, and cybersecurity. Previously serving as Aryaka's Executive Chairman and an independent board member, Shukla played a key role at Google Cloud as VP and General Manager of the Networking and Security business. His background includes leadership positions at startups and major corporations like Google and Cisco. Aryaka Networks designs and develops a cloud-based WAN SmartServices platform. (CA)
  • Accela – Noam Reininger takes over as CEO of Accela from Gary Kovacs, who led the company to significant growth by transforming it into a unified cloud-based platform. With over 20 years in technology, notably at ServiceChannel and Dell, Reininger's diverse experience in product development and government solutions positions him to further Accela's innovation and market expansion. Accela designs and develops a cloud-based platform of government software for state and local governments to grow businesses, protect citizens, and build smart cities and communities. (CA)
  • Voltus – Dana Guernsey, co-founder, and Chief Product Officer at Voltus, is set to become the company's next CEO, taking over from co-founder Gregg Dixon, who will remain on the Voltus Board of Directors. Since its inception in 2016, Dixon has been at the helm as CEO and Board Chairman. Voltus develops and operates a distributed energy resource (DER) technology platform. (CA)
  • Premise Data – Matt McNabb is the new CEO of Premise Data Corporation, previously serving as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. With a background in data and analytics and experience leading his company Native until its acquisition by Premise. Premise Data Corporation designs, develops, and offers a data and analytics software. (CA)
  • Strava – Strava appoints Michael Martin as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2024. Martin, with a rich background from YouTube Shopping and Nike, brings extensive experience in technology, media, and retail to Strava. Strava develops and operates an application for running and cycling tracking for athletes. (CA)
  • Proofpoint – Proofpoint has appointed Sumit Dhawan as its new CEO, succeeding Rémi Thomas, who served as the interim CEO and continues as the company's CFO. Dhawan previously served as president of VMware, overseeing over $13 billion in revenue and leading key business functions. Prior to VMware, Dhawan was the CEO of Instart, a cybersecurity firm, and held senior roles at Citrix, establishing successful businesses at scale. Proofpoint designs, develops, and operates SaaS that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive, and govern their sensitive data. (CA)
  • InvestCloud – Jeffery W. Yabuki, known as Jeff, has been appointed as the Chairman and CEO of InvestCloud, a provider of wealth and asset management solutions. Jeff, previously CEO of Fiserv, a Fortune 200 financial technology company, led significant growth and strategic acquisitions during his tenure. He has also held senior roles at H&R Block and American Express and currently serves on the boards of Royal Bank of Canada, Nasdaq, and is Chairman of Sportradar Group. InvestCloud is a design and software engineering company that offers SaaS and BPaaS solutions for the financial industry. (CA)
  • LeoLabs – LeoLabs appointed Tony Frazier as its new CEO, succeeding Dan Ceperley. Frazier will steer LeoLabs in expanding its role in military space operations and space safety systems. With a background in commercial space and national security, Frazier's leadership aims to accelerate LeoLabs' growth. Previously, at Maxar Technologies, he managed a $1B sector, supporting U.S. Government missions and international customers, winning significant contracts, and developing businesses with over $100 million in revenue. LeoLabs develops phased-array radars that offer and track high-resolution data on objects in low-earth orbit. (CA)
  • Xactly (NYSE: XTLY) – Arnab Mishra has been named CEO of Xactly Corporation, taking over from founder Chris Cabrera, who will stay on the board. Previously Xactly's COO, Mishra has over two decades of experience in investment banking and technology, with key roles at Telera, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, and Transera. Xactly is a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based, incentive compensation solutions for employees and sales performance management. (CA)
  • Jitterbit – Jitterbit has appointed Bill Conner as its new CEO, effective immediately. Conner is recognized globally for his extensive experience in security, data, and infrastructure, with notable achievements as President and CEO of Entrust and SonicWall. Conner succeeds George Gallegos. Jitterbit develops an application programming interface (API)-based integration platform that enables companies to connect Software as a Service, on-premises, and cloud applications and infuse intelligence into business processes. (CA)
  • Noodle Analytics – Stephen R. Collins has been appointed as the new CEO of Noodle Analytics, taking over from Co-Founder Stephen Pratt, who now serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor and board member. Collins, with over 35 years of experience in the software industry, has held leadership roles at companies like DoubleClick and Bazaarvoice. Noodle Analytics develops enterprise artificial intelligence solutions for collaboration among business executives, process experts, and artificial intelligence technologies. (CA)
  • Textio – Textio has announced a leadership transition where Kieran Snyder steps down as CEO, and Jensen Harris, the co-founder, and former Chief Experience Officer (CXO), takes over as CEO, effective immediately. Kieran Snyder will transition to the role of Chief Scientist Emeritus while retaining her board seat. Textio develops an augmented writing platform for creating job listings. (WA)
  • Applitools – Alex Berry is appointed CEO of Applitools, bringing extensive experience in business transformation and scaling from his time as President of Sonatype. Known for operational excellence and strategic growth, Berry aims to expand Applitools' role in test automation. Co-founder Gil Sever transitions to a Board Member role. Applitools develops cloud-based automatic visual testing tools for web and mobile applications. (CA)
  • Wrike – Thomas Scott has been named CEO of Wrike, transitioning from his role as interim CEO and previously serving as CFO. Scott, who will also join the Wrike Board of Directors. Scott brings 20 years of executive experience across various companies, including Zebra Technologies, Fetch Robotics, Corning Optical Communications, and Spidercloud. Wrike develops and delivers on demand project management and collaboration software. (CA)
  • Emburse – Marne Martin is appointed as CEO of Emburse, succeeding Eric Friedrichsen who joins the Board. With 25+ years in technology leadership, she previously held roles at IFS as Chief Strategy Officer & President, and CEO of WorkWave LLC, along with executive positions at ServicePower, plc, and Norcon, plc. Emburse operates an expense management platform that gives businesses an insight into and control over corporate expenses. (CA)
  • Arcaris – Playvox has appointed Daniel Pagel as its new CEO. Prior to this, Pagel was the CRO at Britive, a cloud security and identity company. He also served as the CRO of NetMotion Software, which was acquired by Absolute Software. His previous experience includes leadership roles at MobileIron and AT&T. Arcaris provides PlayVox, a collaboration platform for call center management, including agent training, coaching, performance management, and recognition. (CA)

 

West Coast detailed open roles

  • Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) – Kevin Rubin, CFO of Alteryx, has been named Interim CEO following Mark Anderson's departure. Rubin, with over 20 years in the tech industry, has managed financial operations and led growth and transition strategies at Alteryx and previously at MSC Software. Alteryx operates in the analytics automation business. (CA)
  • Unity Software (NYSE: U) – Unity Software has announced the retirement of John Riccitiello as CEO and the appointment of James M. Whitehurst as the Interim CEO. Whitehurst is an experienced executive, having served as a Senior Advisor and President at IBM, and was the CEO of Red Hat from 2008 until its acquisition by IBM in 2020. His background includes leadership roles at Delta Air Lines and The Boston Consulting Group. Whitehurst also serves on several boards, including United Airlines and Amplitude. Unity Software operates a platform that provides real-time 3D development tools and services. (CA)
  • ICANN – Long time senior advisor and former experienced regional CEO appointed as iCEO. Göran Marby has resigned as President and CEO of ICANN, effective immediately. Sally Costerton will serve as the Interim President and CEO while ICANN looks for a permanent CEO. Costerton brings experience as the former CEO of Hill & Knowlton in EMEA before her tenure at ICANN as a Senior Advisor and SVP of Global Stakeholder Engagement. ICANN, responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet, ensures the network's stable and secure operation. (CA)
  • GoodRx Holdings (NasdaqGS: GDRX) – GoodRx Holdings has named Scott Wagner as Interim CEO, with co-founders Doug Hirsch and Trevor Bezdek moving to roles as Chief Mission Officer and Chairman, respectively. Wagner brings over 25 years of experience, including a successful tenure at GoDaddy Inc., where he significantly increased revenue. He also serves on the boards of several tech companies like GoFundMe, Kajabi, DoubleVerify, and BILL. GoodRx Holdings offers information and tools that enable consumers to compare prices and save on their prescription drug purchases. (CA)
  • MariaDB (NYSE: MRDB) – MariaDB announced the departure of CEO Paul O'Brien due to the non-renewal of his contract. It is unclear whether this role will be replaced, especially in light of Progress Software's potential offer to acquire MariaDB and K1 Investment Management's encouragement for the board to consider this offer. MariaDB operates as a cloud database company.

 

Canada

 

Canadian appointments

Ontario: BlackBerry (TSX: BB), Alida, MindBridge Analytics, Tulip.io, Symcor, Doxim Solutions

 

Canadian open roles

Quebec: Lightspeed Commerce (TSX: LSPD), Urbanimmersive (TSXV: UI)

Ontario: Voxtur Analytics (TSXV: VXTR; OTCQB: VXTRF), Docebo (TSX: DCBO), Reliq Health Technologies (TSXV: RHT), Jasper Commerce (TSXV: JPIM)

 

Canadian detailed appointments

  • BlackBerry (TSX: BB) – BlackBerry has named John J. Giamatteo as its new CEO, succeeding Richard (Dick) Lynch, who will remain Board Chair. Giamatteo, with over 30 years in the tech industry, previously led BlackBerry's Cybersecurity business unit. Before BlackBerry, he was President and Chief Revenue Officer at McAfee and held executive roles at AVG Technologies, Solera, RealNetworks, and Nortel Networks. BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments worldwide. (ON)
  • Alida – Efrem Ainsley is appointed as the new CEO of Alida, taking over from Ross Wainwright who has stepped down. Ainsley, who joined Alida in early 2020, previously served as CFO and then COO. With over 20 years in the software industry, he was the CEO of ScribbleLive before its acquisition by Rock Content and has held CFO and COO roles at Exinda and PlateSpin, as well as a VP position at Open Text Corporation. Alida provides a cloud-based customer intelligence platform. (ON)
  • MindBridge Analytics – Stephen DeWitt has been appointed as the new CEO of MindBridge Analytics. An experienced leader, DeWitt has previously helmed Cloudbees and WorkMarket, and held senior roles at HP, Cisco, Symantec, and Sun Microsystems. DeWitt replaces the interim CEO, Bill Hewitt, who will remain on the board of directors. MindBridge Analytics develops machine learning and data science-based tools for real-time data analytics, pattern recognition, and anomaly detection. (ON)
  • io – Ian Rawlins has been appointed as Tulip's new CEO, taking over from founder Ali Asaria who becomes the non-executive Board Chair. Rawlins' expertise in retail customer engagement, particularly in Clienteling, Store Systems, and Point of Sale, positions him to drive Tulip's growth. He previously served as Tulip's President and COO, and his background includes significant roles at Aptos and founding Triversity, a leading provider of store solutions. Tulip.io develops and operates a cloud and software-as-a Service (SaaS)-based retail store management and order fulfilment mobile application and software platform. (ON)
  • Symcor – Holger Kormann is appointed as the new CEO of Symcor, replacing Chameli Naraine who transitions to a Strategic Advisor role. Kormann brings over two decades of experience from ADP Canada, where he was acclaimed for his leadership in technology and operations. Symcor provides business and payment processing services for retail, banking, credit cards, wealth management, insurance, telecommunications, and utilities industries. (ON)
  • Doxim Solutions – Mike Hennessy has been named CEO of Doxim, taking over from interim CEO Jeff Clarke, who shifts to Executive Chairman on the Board. Previously serving as President and Chief Revenue Officer, Hennessy has played a pivotal role in Doxim's growth and market leadership in the CCM sector. His background includes leadership positions at ScribbleLive and [24]7 Inc. Doxim Solutions designs and develops customer engagement solutions. (ON)

 

Canadian detailed open roles

  • Voxtur Analytics (TSXV: VXTR; OTCQB: VXTRF) – Jim Albertelli has resigned as CEO and director of Voxtur Analytics Corp. Gary Yeoman, currently the Executive Chair and former CEO, will step in as interim CEO. Voxtur is a tech company focused on creating a transparent and accessible real estate lending ecosystem. Voxtur provides data analytics for property valuation, tax solutions, and settlement services for the lending industry. (ON)
  • Lightspeed Commerce (TSX: LSPD) – Lightspeed Commerce has reappointed its founder, Dax Dasilva, as interim CEO, following JP Chauvet's departure. Dasilva, who originally led the company from its start in 2005 until February 2022 and then served as Executive Chair, resumes leadership immediately after the company announced its Q3 2024 financial results. Lightspeed Commerce engages in the sale of cloud-based software subscriptions and payments solutions for small and midsize businesses, retailers, restaurants, and golf course operators. (QC)
  • Docebo (TSX: DCBO) – Docebo announced that founder Claudio Erba will transition from CEO to Chief Innovation Officer, with Alessio Artuffo appointed as Interim CEO. This change is part of a succession plan where Erba steps back to focus on innovation. Artuffo, currently the President and COO of Docebo, brings over a decade of experience within the company, including as Chief Revenue Officer. Docebo operates as a learning management software company that provides artificial intelligence (AI)0powered learning platform. (ON)
  • Reliq Health Technologies (TSXV: RHT) – Reliq Health Technologies has accepted the resignation of its CEO, Dr. Lisa Crossley, who will continue as an advisor to ensure operational continuity. Mr. Chris Shields, currently overseeing the Company's US business development, has been appointed Interim CEO. He boasts over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, including senior roles in startups and Fortune 500 companies. Reliq Health Technologies develops secure telemedicine and virtual care solutions for the healthcare market. (ON)
  • Jasper Commerce (TSXV: JPIM) – Jasper Commerce announced that effective immediately, Sean Coutts is no longer the Interim CEO. Ken Gutierrez, the current CFO, takes over as Interim CEO while continuing in his current role as CFO. Jasper Commerce provides software-as-a-service product information management (PIM) solutions. (ON)
  • Urbanimmersive (TSXV: UI) – Ghislain Lemire has stepped down as CEO of Urbanimmersive and is temporarily replaced by CFO Simon Bedard. Lemire, a founding member who led the company for 15 years, will remain as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors, providing strategic guidance during the transition. The Human Resource and Governance Committee is responsible for finding a permanent CEO replacement. Urbanimmersive engages in the development and commercialization of real estate photography technologies and services. (QC)
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