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Tech and Internet Moves: Spring 2021

Neon River’s summary of some of the key moves for candidates in the internet, software, games and VC / PE sectors over the last couple of months;


Travel business On the Beach Group hired Zoe Harris as CMO. Zoe previously served as CMO at GoCo Group where she has been since 2018.

Financial Times hired Richard Rosenberg as its new CTO. Richard previously served as CTO at

Digital marketplace platform for the auction industry ATG (Auction Technology Group) has appointed Breon Corcoran as Non Executive Chairman. Breon is the former CEO of Paddy Power Betfair and the current CEO of WorldRemit.

Car marketplace business Carwow has appointed John Veichmanis as Chief Operating Officer. John is the former CMO at Farfetch.

Ebay hired Eve Williams as Chief Marketing Officer UK. Eve previously served as Global Brand Experience Director at

Online payments business has appointed Mariano Albera as its new SVP of Engineering. Mariano is the former CTO at Expedia.

Elizabeth von der Goltz, former Global Buying Director of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has joined Matchesfashion as Chief Commercial Officer.

E-learning business Busuu hired Rachael Pollard as CMO. Rachael is the former Chief Growth and Marketing Officer at Starling Bank.

Online fashion business Yoox Net-A-Porter has appointed Mirko Nobili as Chief Operations Director. Mirko is the former Vice President Supply Chain – Customer Fulfilment at Burberry.

Used car marketplace Cazoo has appointed Joe Burke as Head of Customer Support. Joe previously served as Director of Customer Service at

Home services price comparison site RVU has appointed Angus McCarey as GM, Home Services. Angus is the former Chief Executive Officer at Hive Learning.

Digital car marketplace AutoScout24 has appointed Justin Re as Chief Product Officer. Justin is the former SVP Product at Live Nation Entertainment.

Online games company Miniclip has appointed Jacob Kruger as Head of User Acquisition. Jacob is the former Head of UA at Scopely.

Eve Sleep has appointed Masood Choudhry as Non-Executive Director. Masood serves as VP Logistics at Zalando.

Mobile games company Rovio Entertainment has appointed Alexandre Pelletier-Normand as its new CEO. Alexandre is the former VP Production at Gameloft.

Delivery business Glovo hired Narek Verdian as Chief Technology Officer. Narek is the former VP Engineering at American Express.

HSBC has appointed Steve Van Wyk as Global CIO. Steve is the former CIO and COO at PNC.



UKFast, an internet hosting company, has appointed James Keating as its new CMO. James is the former Head of Global Field and Channel Marketing at Dropbox.

Software business Scott Logic hired Stephen Foreshew-Cain as CEO. Stephen previously served as Chief Operation Officer UK at ThoughtWorks.

App creator business has appointed Joseph Norena as Chief Operating Officer and Andres Elizondo as Chief Financial Officer. Joseph is the former Managing Director at HSBC and Andres is the former VP Finance EMEA at Rackspace Technology.

Software business Advanced hired Simon Short as Chief Operating Officer. Simon is the former EVP Global Customer Success at Salesforce.

Cloud-native revenue management software Optiva has appointed Matt Halligan as CTO. Matt is the former CTO at IOT Automotive Industry.

SAS has promoted Bryan Harris to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Bryan previously served as VP of DevOps Engineering at SAS.

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has appointed Chris Hurst as General Manager UK. Chris is the former Senior Sales Manager at CoreView.

Software business Rainbird Technologies hired Adam Maskatiya as Chief Revenue Officer and Johan Neethlin as Chief Financial Officer. Adam is the former Head of Enterprise Sales at Blue Prism whilst Johan is the former CEO of Redeem Technologies.

Data management business Duco has appointed Philippe Buron as Chief Product Officer. Philippe is the former CIO Digital Retail at HSBC.



Venture Capital firm Sequoia Capital hired Zoe Jervier Hewitt as its new Talent Director. Zoe is the former Talent Partner at EQT Ventures.

Octopus Ventures has appointed Emma Davies as Co-CEO. Emma previously served as Partner at Marylebone Partners.

Private equity business ECI Partners has promoted Michael Butler, Duncan Ramsay and Stephen Roberts to the position of Partner. Michael is the former Associate at Canaccord Genuity, Duncan is the former Assistant Director at Strategy whilst Stephen is the former Corporate Finance Assistant Director at PwC.

Gresham House Ventures hired Rupesh Patel as Investment Director and Peter Bolton as Investment Director, Renewable Energy. Rupesh is the former Investment Director at Praesidian Capital and Peter is the former Investment Director at Foresight Group.

Pollen Street Capital has appointed Hugh Cutler as Head of Business Development. Hugh is the former Head of Global Distribution at Affiliated Managers Group.

Dawn Capital has appointed Avalon Lee-Bacon as Head of Talent. Avalon is the former Executive Search and Assessment Professional at Russel Reynolds.

Exponent hired Jeroen Regeur as Head of Benelux. Jeroen previously served as Managing Director at EQT Group.

Nordic Capital promoted Par Norberg to the role of Partner, Head of Investor Relations. Par is the former Director, Investor Relations at the company.