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General Electric’s Mark W. Begor has been named the new CEO of Atlanta-based Equifax. Begor, who will take over the position from interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., officially starts the new gig on April 16. Former CEO Rick Smith resigned from Equifax following the company’s massive data breach last fall.
Nadia Morris, head of AT&T’s Foundry for Connected Health at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, is flying East to join Delta Airlines’ global innovation center, the Hanger. Morris will serve as the Hanger’s lead innovation engineer, which projects range from using biometrics to improve the bag drop with check-in processes and allowing passengers to order in-flight meals over text
Ionic Security, a cybersecurity startup that protects data and intellectual property with cloud services, has appointed Eric Hinkle as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hinkle joins the Ionic team from Marlin Equity Partners. Adam Ghetti, Ionic’s founder, was named chief technology officer and will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.
Atlanta-based Kobiton, a mobile application testing company, has selected Frank Moyer as the new CTO and Chris du Toit as the new CMO. The company recently appointed Kevin Lee as CEO last year and is actively recruiting new talent in sales, marketing and engineering.
Two leaders at Atlanta’s tech giant NCR Corp. announced earlier this week they will be stepping down. Chairman and CEO William R. Nuti will retire due to health reasons and President and COO Mark D. Benjamin has quit. Paul Langenbahn, NCR’s executive vice president of global software, has been appointed as the new COO. The company’s Board of Directors are actively searching for a replacement for Nuti.
MemberSuit, an Atlanta-based association management software company, announced that it has added the former CEO of Abila, Krista Endsley, to its Board of Directors.
Naranga, a provider of sales software & marketing solutions for franchises, has named Faraz Iqbal as its COO. Iqbal has been with the company since its inception four years ago, previously serving as its vice president of Tech Solutions and Delivery.
Cardlytics, the Atlanta-based purchase intelligence platform that went public last month (the first tech IPO of 2018), announced this morning the hiring of two new executives to its leadership team. Shannon Johnson, formerly the SVP and Head of Consumer Direct Lending at SunTrust, joins the team as Group President, Financial Institutions. And Randall Beard, previously an executive with the Nielsen Company, comes on board as Group President, Advertisers. According to a release, Beard will focus on launching new products for marketers and Johnson will manage the company’s growing network of financial institutions.