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Tech and Internet Moves: Summer 2019

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Netflix has appointed Jackie Lee-Joe as its new CMO. Previously Lee-Joe served as CMO of BBC Studios since 2015.Zoopla has appointed Neil Edwards as its CFO. Neil most recently served as CFO at Simply Business.

Seatfrog, an app that allows you to make on-the-day train upgrades, has appointed James Eyton as Chief Financial Officer. He is the former Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Airsorted.

A company set-up to deliver the UK’s first region-wide 5G testbed in the West Midlands has appointed a former Telefónica UK Director Robert Franks as its Managing Director.

Patch Plants, a platform to buy flowers has hired Jim Warren as its CMO. Jim previously served as VP of Marketing at Bloom & Wild.

eBay has appointed Pete Thompson as Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, and also promoted Mazen Rawashdeh to Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Thompson joins eBay from Amazon where he served as Vice President of Alexa Voice Services. Rawashdeh previously led Platform Engineering at eBay.

Employee experience software platform Eloomi has appointed Adam Hale as its Chairman. He is the former CEO of Fairsail.

Marketing software Boxever has appointed Jon Williams to the role of Chief Revenue Officer. He is the former SVP International at Aprimo.

Experian has appointed Mark Spiteri as Senior Vice President, Software Development. Mark previously served as Chief Research and Development Officer at FinancialForce.com

Market research company GfK has hired Sean O’Neill as its Chief Product Officer. Sean is the former Director of Technology Product & Data Platforms at Tesco.

Tech Nation has appointed Rowena Knapp as its Chief Operating Officer. She is the former Chief of Staff at MOO.

Education and networking platform Wilmington plc has appointed Mark Milner as its CEO. Mark is the former CEO at Landmark Information.

Kolibri Games has hired Ross Logan as its CFO. Ross is the former CFO at mobile games company Wooga.

Cazoo – online marketplace for used cars, has appointed Louis Badcock as its Product Director. Louis is the former Director of Product Management at Simply Business.

Amazon has promoted Jean Baptiste Thomas to the role of Director, GM Amazon Marketplace UK. Previously he was Director, General Manager at UK Hardlines.

Free Now (formerly mytaxi) has appointed Thomas Zimmermann as its Chief Marketing Officer. Thomas is the former VP Marketing and Operations at HitFox Group.

Gifts, cards and flowers online retail company Moonpig has appointed Kristof Fahy as its new CMO. He previously served as Chief Customer Officer at Hostelworld Group.

SalesTrip has appointed William Davidson as its new Vice President Sales. William is the former VP of Sales UK at Fairsail.

Property rental platform Howsy has appointed Mark Hodson as its Chief Marketing Officer. Mark is the former Marketing Director at Paypal.

ERP software company Basware, has promoted Paul Taylor to become the Chief Revenue Officer. Paul previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales at Basware.

Melissa Di Donato, technology executive and former SAP leader, has been named Chief Executive Officer of SUSE, an open source software company.

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has appointed John Lyttle as its Chief Executive. John has joined the company from Primark, where for eight years he has been Chief Operating Officer.

QinetiQ Group has hired Neil Johnson as an independent Non-Executive Director to the QinetiQ Board. Neil has an extensive Board experience and is currently Chairman of the FTSE250 global polymers and specialist chemicals company Synthomer.

Software development tools platform Weaveworks has appointed David Turner as its VP of Engineering. David previously served as VP of Engineering at ResponseTap.

Just Eat has appointed Jambu Palaniappan to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director. Jambu is Executive-in-Residence at Atomico and was previously Head of UberEats for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, has taken on an expanded role that includes CEO of Booking.com.

Fashion platform Lyst has appointed Bradley Horowitz to its Board of Directors. Horowitz is currently Vice President of Product at Google.

Airbnb has appointed Angela Ahrendts, the former Apple Retail Head and Burberry Chief Executive, to its Board of Directors.

Booking.com has appointed Gillian Tans to the role of Chairwoman. She is the former CEO of Booking.com.

Deezer, a music streaming service, has appointed Laurence Miall – d’Août as its Chief Commercial Officer. Laurence joins Deezer from Liberty Global, where she worked as VP Advanced Data and Advertising.

TransferWise has appointed Adyen Chief Financial Officer Ingo Uytdehaage and former Netflix CFO David Wells and to its Board as Non Executive Directors.

SoundCloud has appointed Gilles BianRosa as its new Chief Product Officer. Previosly BianRosa was the Chief Product Officer for Samsung’s Visual Display Content & Services.

Martin Gilbert is set to become the Chairman of digital bank Revolut. Gilbert, formerly CEO of Aberdeen asset management, has been informally advising the digital bank’s CEO for several months.

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