Get ready for an intense recap, readers.
April was a big month in terms of personnel moves, with several appointments in C-level and leadership positions, many changes in different companies’ boards and a few departures.
Let’s count the C-executives on the move first. As of the end of April, we have a new CEO at Brightcove, a new CFO at Bullhorn, a new chief revenue officer (or CRO) at Cloudhealth Technologies and a new CMO at SimpliSafe.
Also, boards of directors have seen a lot of changes in the last 30 days or so. Most notably, Akamai appointed Bill Wagner, president and CEO of LogMeIn, to the company’s board — and Hubspot was in the news too, with Avanish Sahai joining the board as David Skok announced his retirement.
Speaking of departures, Timothy Connelly has resigned from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Ian Lane will not stand for re-election to the board of directors of Wayfair.
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• The Advanced Cyber Security Center has added Janet Levesque to the Board of Directors. She is a SVP of systems, risk and security at Mimecast.
• Akamai has appointed William “Bill” Wagner, president and CEO of LogMeIn since 2015, to the company’s board of directors. The company made several changes to its board in March, which we listed here. Also, Scott Lovett is now SVP of global web sales. He was previously EVP of global sales and operations at McAfee.
• Babson College’s Women Innovating Now Lab, also known as WIN Lab, has appointed Kara Miller as director. In 2015, Miller launched Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS), a City of Boston program designed to advance local women entrepreneurs.
• Social advertising company Brand Networks announced a few new appointments to the team: Justin Shepard, EVP of finance, was promoted to the role of CFO, and Kristen O’Hara, VP of human resources, was promoted to the role of EVP of people and culture. Both Shepard and O’Hara are based at Brand Networks’ office in Boston.
• Digital video software company Brightcove appointed Jeff Ray as its new CEO. Ray will replace acting CEO Andy Feinberg, who will step back into his role as president and COO. Also, three new members have joined the board: former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, former Viacom exec Kristin Frank, and Ray.
• Bullhorn appointed Brian Sylvester as CFO. He was previously Bullhorn’s finance VP and controller.
• CloudHealth Technologies has announced Ed Filippine as the new chief revenue officer. Filippine was previously at Carbon Black as their EVP of worldwide sales and operations.
• DigitalOcean announced its newest board member, Amy Butte. Butte actually led the New York Stock Exchange through its IPO in 2006 as its CFO.
• HYCU has added Paul Nashawaty as chief evangelist and technology product marketer. He comes from DataCore.
• HubSpot announced that enterprise business leader Avanish Sahai has joined the company’s board of directors as David Skok, general partner at Matrix Partners and longtime advisor to HubSpot, retires from the board. Since 2016, Sahai has served as the global VP of ISV and technology alliances at enterprise software vendor ServiceNow.
• Cybersecurity company iboss has made three additions to its senior leadership team: Kyle Bettigole joins iboss from Decision Resources Group as SVP and general counsel; David Tabachnick joins the company from Autotask as SVP for finance and corporate controller; and Eileen Heller, previously director of talent, is now VP of people.
• Indigo Agriculture appointed Frank Crespo as chief supply chain officer. He was previously an executive at Caterpillar.
• The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will likely name an interim director. Timothy Connelly has resigned as the executive director and told BBJ that he decided to step down “in order to avoid leaving in the middle of the upcoming election cycle and because he has taken on new commitments outside of government.”
• MassMutual has named Jesus “Laz” Montano as head of enterprise information risk management and chief information security officer (CISO). Montano was previously CISO at Voya Financial for four years.
• Monotype, the public company in Woburn that specializes in typeface design, has appointed Eileen Campbell and Denise Warren as new independent directors to its board. Also, Pamela Lenehan is now chair of the board.
• The New England Venture Capital Association announced the appointment of Nicole Gilmore to director of strategy and operations for Hack.Diversity. Gilmore joins the NEVCA from Savanna Technologies.
• Newstore, an omnichannel cloud platform for retailers, has added two retail vets to its board of directors. Carol Meyrowitz is executive chairman of the board of TJX and Sharen Jester Turney was CEO of Victoria’s Secret for a decade.
• One Door, a Boston-based provider of cloud-based merchandising software for retail, has appointed Al Zink as its first VP of people and culture. Zink is a former SVP of human resources at Care.com.
• Waltham-based Parexel announced the appointment of Peyton Howell as chief commercial and strategy officer, effective May 7. Previously, Howell held several leadership positions with AmerisourceBergen.
• PatientPop, a healthcare tech startup based in Santa Monica, Calif., has opened a new office in Boston’s Leather District and added Jeb Burrows and Caitlin Reiche to its Boston executive team. Burrows, who joins PatientPop as a VP of business development and channels, was at athenahealth. Reiche, who joins PatientPop as head of strategic product management, has a background in corporate strategy.
• Cloud software company Pegasystems has appointed Shoel Perelman as VP of product for Pega marketing software. Perelman joins Pegasystems from IBM, where he was VP of engineering.
• QSR International has added David Marks as CTO. He was previously executive director of Asia Pacific at CSG International.
• Burlington-based Qstream, which makes a software that uses science, data and mobile technology to ignite sales performance, announced that Bridget Jay has been promoted to VP of client services. Previously, Jay served as director of client services for Qstream.
• Home security company SimpliSafe promoted Melina Engel, a VP of marketing, to CMO.
• TetraScience has added three new hires to its leadership team. L Hood, VP of product, is a former product director at SHYFT Analytics; Jon Patterson, head of business development, was a VP of sales at Arxspan; So Ling Chiu, senior solution architect, was senior director for client solutions engineering at Kyruus.
• ThirdChannel, a Boston-based retail and data analytics company, is adding Keshav Shivdasani as VP of marketing. Previously, Shivdasani was head of global marketing for Reflexis Systems.
• ThreadTech, a Boston-based fashion technology hub, announced that Steve Crummey, a Cohasset resident, is joining ThreadTech as a board member.
• Boston-based TVision Insights announced that Dave Marquard has joined the company as chief product officer. Most recently, Marquard was at Integral Ad Science.
• Wayfair was notified that Ian Lane will not stand for re-election to the board of directors. Lane’s decision was not related to a disagreement with the company over any of its operations, policies or practices, according to an SEC filing.
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