After a holiday lull, Boston tech kicked things into overdrive with dozens of personnel moves. That includes promotions at HubSpot and C Space, executive hires at Buildium and Everbridge, and departures at Accomplice.

•  Wellist, a patient experience software provider for health care organizations, added two executives: CTO Erik Hjortshoj and VP of Growth Sharyn Lee. Hjortshoj was previously CTO at Burning Glass Technologies, ShapeUp and American Well, and Lee previously was co-founder and president of the Medical Education Broadcast Network.

Katie Burke

• HubSpot promoted Katie Burke to chief people officer, making her the company’s first female C-level executive. She was previously VP of culture and experience. The company also added Jay Simons, president of HipChat maker Atlassian, to its board of directors.

• Turbonomic, the Boston cloud company that raised a $50M round led by a former GE exec last week, hired Steven Haines, a longtime lead architect at Disney, as its principal software architect.

• Chris Lynch and Cort Johnson have left Cambridge venture capital firm Accomplice as general partner and venture partner, respectively. They will continue to work together on their Hack/Secure angel investment firm, which supports data science and cybersecurity startups.

• Motus, a mobile workforce management software company, hired Danielle Lackey as general counsel. She was previously co-founder and CEO of LA-based legal services company Cadence Counsel.

• Buildium, a property management software startup, hired Chris Litster as its chief customer officer. Litster was most recently an executive-in-residence for Boston VC firm Underscore.VC. He had served as chief revenue officer and SVP of sales and marketing at Constant Contact.

Gretchen Effgen
Gretchen Effgen

• Cambridge autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomy hired Gretchen Effgen as its VP of partnerships. She was previously VP of strategy and corporate development at Zipcar.

• C Space promoted Jessica DeVlieger to president. She was previously the company’s SVP of sales and marketing for the Americas. The company’s previous president, Howard Kogan, is now global COO.

• Nanigans, a Boston-based provider of advertising automation software for marketing teams, has hired former Spotify executive Ryan Hoppe as its SVP of marketing. He was previously global head of product marketing for Spotify.

• Wayne Chang, co-founder of Crashlytics, stepped down from the company, now known as Fabric, after Twitter sold it to Google.

• Bedrock Data hired former Jana CFO Amy Spurling for its newly formed COO position.

• Drift, the sales and customer support messaging startup founded by two HubSpot vets, added Armen Zildjian as its new VP of sales. Zildjian was previously VP of sales at Dyn and VP of sales and marketing at LogMeIn.

Vick Vaishnavi

• Everbridge hired Vick Vaishnavi as GM of the company’s IT alerting and IoT business. He was previously CEO of Yottaa and Aveska, which was acquired by EMC RSA.

• IRobot added Elisha Finney, EVP and CFO at Varian Medical Systems, to its board of directors.

• True Fit, a Woburn-based footwear and apparel discovery platform, hired Troy Brown as its chief retail officer. He was previously acting VP of North American sales at Demandware.

• Catalant, an on-demand consultant marketplace, hired a former Salesforce exec Dave Walsh as its new CRO. Walsh had led enterprise sales teams at Salesforce since 2014. It also hired Amy Sennett as its assistant general counsel. She was previously a senior associate at law firm WilmerHale and a VP for Boston’s U.S. Olympic bid.

• Apptopia, the app intelligence provider that raised money recently from Ashton Kutcher’s VC firm, brought on Mike Schneider and Liron Markus as CMO and chief product officer, respectively. Schneider was previously CMO at GasBuddy, and Markus has held senior product roles at Applause and LogMeIn.

• Trilio Data hired Billy Field as its director of cloud architecture. Field was previously a solutions architect at Actifio.

Yumin Choi
Yumin Choi

• Bain Capital Ventures hired Yumin Choi as managing director to focus on healthcare investments. He was previously at HLM Venture Partners.

• Zipcar hired former TripAdvisor executive Tracey Zhen as president. Zhen was previously a VP at TripAdvisor from 2012 until recently. She came to TripAdvisor by way of FlipKey, TJ Mahony’s startup that he sold to TripAdvisor in 2012.

• Kaspersky Lab, a Woburn-based cybersecurity company, hired Rob Cataldo as its senior director of enterprise sales. He was previously regional enterprise sales manager for Bromium.

• Ernie Cormier, chief product officer of AOL Platforms, stepped down at the end of December. Cormier came over to AOL last fall when it acquired Boston-based Millennial Media, where he was COO. Before that, he was CEO and president of Boston-based Nexage, which got acquired by Millenial Media.

• Flagship Pioneering hired David Epstein as an executive partner. He was previously the head of pharmaceuticals at Novartis AG.

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Jeff Bussgang

• The New England Venture Capital Association added five new board members: Jason Rhodes, a partner at Atlas VentureMarian Nakada, VP of venture investments at Johnson & Johnson InnovationYumin Choi, managing director of healthcare investments at Bain Capital VenturesJohannes Fruehauf, founder and CEO of LabCentral; and Jeff Bussgang, general partner at Flybridge Capital.

• ClearGov, a Boston-area provider of software that helps governments become more transparent, added former ZoomInfo President Bryan Burdick as president and co-founder. He was most recently global head of B2B for LinkedIn, which acquired the previous startup he founded, Bizo.

• Unitrends, a provider of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity software, added Paul Strelzick to its board of directors. He most recently served as the executive WP of worldwide sales at SolarWinds.

• Entrepreneurship for All, a Lowell-based startup accelerator, promoted Gary Chamberlain to CTO. He previously served as a part-time technology director.

• 908 Devices, a maker of point-of-need chemical analysis devices, hired Trent Basarsky as VP and GM of its life science vertical. He was previously chief business officer at Zephyrus Biosciences.

Feature photo collage (clockwise, starting at top-right): Danielle Lackey, Yumin Choi, Katie Burke, Chris Lynch, Chris Litster, Liron Markus, Erik Hjortshoj, Amy Sennett and Vick Vaishnavi. Photos either provided or from LinkedIn.

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