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Candidate Moves: February 2019

eBay has hired Jan Pedersen as its Vice President and Chief Scientist for Artificial Intelligence. Prior to eBay, Pedersen served as VP of Data Science at Twitter leading investment in data analytics and machine learning infrastructure.

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Michelle Spillane as its new Marketing & Brand Director for the UK & Ireland. Spillane has joined Paddy Power from Irish national TV broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann, where she served as Director of Global Marketing.

Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has appointed Nayla Touma to be its new Buying Director. Touma had been with Bergdorf Goodman for five years, starting off as buyer for advanced contemporary and designer shoes.

Deliveroo has appointed Inés Ures as CMO. She is the former Chief Customer Officer of a hair and beauty bookings marketplace Treatwell.

Netflix has hired Spencer Neumann as its new CFO. He is the former CFO of Activision Blizzard.

PayPal has hired former Apple marketer Allison Johnson as its first CMO and Executive Vice President. Allison has joined PayPal from West, a marketing and venture capital firm.

Online bank Monzo has appointed financial market veteran Gary Hoffman as its Chairman. Hoffman held executive roles at Barclays and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Coventry Building Society.

Real estate agency Settled has hired Gail Rivett as its new Chief Customer Officer. She is the former CMO at Findmypast and Marketing Director at blinkbox.

Tom Laidlaw has joined media and events company Frieze as its Director of Audiences. Tom previously served as EVP Digital at Beano Studios.

Data security and compliance solutions provider Semafone has appointed Gary E. Barnett to the role of CEO. Gary previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Avaya.

SpotX has appointed Sam Wilson as Director of Business Development. Prior to this appointment Wilson was the first European employee for Kaltura where he focused on clients such as Disney, Magix and ITV after starting his career with Limelight Networks.

Biotechnology company Alta Flora has hired Gavin Sathianathan as its CEO. Gavin is the former Retail Leader of Facebook and Managing Director of blinkbox.

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has hired Kevin M. Murai to its Board of Directors. He previously served as President and CEO of Synnex Corporation.

Rory Stirling has joined London seed-stage firm Connect Ventures as Partner. Rory is the former Partner of MMC Ventures and BGF Ventures.

Uber has hired Nikki Krishnamurthy as its Head of HR. Previously she served as Chief People Officer at Expedia Group.

Online payments consultancy CMPSI has appointed Wayne Ashall as its Managing Director Europe. Previously Wayne served as the Head of Consulting at CMSPI.

Skyscanner has appointed Joanna Lord as Chief Marketing Officer. She previously served as CMO at ClassPass.

Data science platfrom BigPanda has appointed Dan Turchin as Vice President of Product. He is the former Chief Product Officer of AccelOps.

Online travel company GoEuro has appointed Lars Smidt as its Director of Performance Marketing. Previously Lars served as CMO at Leverate Media.

Mobile payments company Bango has hired Paul Larbey as its Chief Operating Officer. Previously Larbey was Chief Executive Officer at Velocix, where he remains a Non-Executive Director.

Online real estate database company Zillow has hired Allen Parker as new CFO. Parker previously spent more than 12 years at Amazon and was most recently Vice President of Finance there.

Online marketplace company Etsy has appointed Yahoo veteran Becky Auslander as Director of Consumer Communications. Most recently, Auslander was Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Yahoo.

Zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange company Robinhood has appointed former Amazon finance executive Jason Warnick for the role of CFO.

Micro Focus has hired Brian McArthur-Muscroft as Group Chief Financial Officer. Brian previously served as Group CFO of Paysafe Group.

Nick Dearden has joined a digital media delivery platform Velocix as VP of Engineering and Operations. Nick previously served as VP Engineering at Nokia.

Games technology company Improbable has appointed Lincoln Wallen as Chief Technology Officer. He is the former CTO of DreamWorks Animation and EA Mobile.

Social discovery platform Beamly has hired Alex Rahin as CPO. Alex previously served as Chief Data Officer at JUST EAT.

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Betsson has appointed Peter Frey as its new Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer. He is the former CTO of Bonnier News a media cooperation in Sweden.

Matt Cockett has joined a computer software company Thomsons Online Benefits as Chief Commercial Officer. Matt previously served as SVP Group Solutions and Operations at Lumesse.

ASOS has hired Andrea Trocino as Chief Product Officer. He previously served as Director of Technology – Customer Experience and also Head of Mobile at ASOS.