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Tech and Internet moves – Summer 2020

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Venture capital firm Atomico has hired Sasha Astafyeva as its Partner. She previously served as Principal at Felix Capital.

Presentation software company Prezi has promoted Jim Szafranski as its new CEO. Jim has been with Prezi for five years with his most recent position as President.

Tom Bradley has been appointed as Partner at Hambro Perks. Tom is the former CEO and Managing Partner at Oxford Capital.

Market research company GfK has hired Moses Velasco as its new VP Product. Moses previously served as VP Product at Cision.

Software company Puppet has hired Paul Heywood as its Chief Revenue Officer. Paul is the former VP Sales at Oracle.

David Halsey has become the new CIO of Moneysupermarket. He is the former CTPO at eBay Netherlands.

The Data Lab has appointed Brian Hills as Deputy CEO and Head of Service Design. Hills previously served as Head of Data at the organisation.

Digital media business iTech Media has appointed Liz Clow as its Head of Product. Liz is a former Director of Product at Groupon.

Venture capital firm Index Ventures has appointed Stephane Kurgan as its new Venture Partner. Stephane previously served as Chief Operating Officer at King.

Paul Clark has been appointed as CTO at Cloudcall. Paul is the former CTO at Tandem Bank.

Job management software company Tradify has appointed Michael Steckler as its new CEO. Michael previously served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shuttlerock.

Adam Hale has become Chair of the Board of Directors of ScaleUp Institute. Hale is the former CEO of Fairsail.

Alice Cummings has been appointed as Non Executive Director at Idox – supplier of digital software. She is the former Group Finance Director at inHealth.

Online cosmetics retailer Bleach has appointed Chief Operating OfficerEllie Howard. Ellie was previously responsible for marketing at Bleach.

Real Estate company Hemnet has appointed former Rightmove CEO, Nick McKittrick to its Board of Directors.

Former GE Digital and Google UK executive – Kimberly Matenchuk has joined Ricardo Software as new Managing Director.

MediaCom has named Josh Krichefski as the Global Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his role as Chief Executive of EMEA.

Digital media measurement software platform DoubleVerify has appointed Hugh Munro as Regional Vice-President Northern Europe. He was previously Vice-President Global Brand Partnerships at Innovid.

On-demand air taxi service company Lilium has appointed Remo Gerber as its new COO. Gerber previously served as MD Western Europe for Gett.

My Digital Accounts has appointed Nic Scott as its Non-Executive Director. Nic is the former CEO of Fairsail.

Customer activation software company Wiraya has appointed Johan Jardevall as its new CEO. He previously served as Chief Sales Officer at Episerver.

Ken Willner has been named as Chief Growth Officer at free calling and texting app TextNow. Willner was most recently CEO of Zumobi.

Ruairidh Roberts has been named as the UK Country Manager at Google-owned navigation app Waze. Roberts previously served as Head for Travel at Google.

Severina Pascu has been appointed as CFO and Deputy CEO at Virgin Media. Pascu is the former CEO of a telecommunication company UPC Schweiz.

Paul Donovan is the new CEO of Arqiva. Paul previously served as CPO of The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Apple has promoted Greg Joswiak to its Executive Team as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing after Phil Schiller moved away from the role to become an Apple Fellow.

Marketing compliance company FirmDecisions has promoted Federica Bowman from Managing Director Digital to Global Chief Executive.

Insurance software provider Phinsys has appointed William Moore as CFO and Michael Toran as COO. Moore joins the company after nearly 10 years at Credit Suisse, whilst Toran previously held a variety of senior finance and IT roles with Starr Insurance Holdings and American International Group.

Tobias Knutsson, Christian Atack, and Nicola Halpin have joined in-game ad platform Adverty as Chief Commercial Officer, Senior Director of Business Development, and Senior Director of Sales.

Zynga has appointed Noel Watson as its Board Member. Noel previously served as VP Finance at TripAdvisor.

TravelPerk has hired Tal Zohar as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Tal previously served as VP of Business Analysis and Data Science at Wix.com.

Airbnb has hired Disney veteran Catherine Powell to lead Airbnb’s Experiences Division as Global Head of Hosting. Powell has been working at Disney for fifteen years with her latest position as President.

Twitter has appointed Fei-Fei Li to its Board of Directors. Li previously served as Chief Scientist AL/ML at Google.

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