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NuCurrent, which develops antennas for wireless technology like phone chargers, has appointed Tim Tumilty as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Tumilty, who has 25 years of experience in semiconductor and electronic industries, will be responsible for leading NuCurrent’s commercialization efforts, which includes ramping up sales of its product.


LotLinx, a Chicago-based automotive AI company, has named Gee Leung its new chief operating officer. He most recently served as a partner at Boston-based investment bank AGC Partners and prior to that worked at other investment banks, including MESA Global and Montgomery & Co.


Envoy, a Chicago-based tech company that helps businesses and employees navigate work-based immigration procedures, announced that Manu S. Sivanandam will be joining the company as its new chief operations officer. Sivanandam is a former Upright Law and Orbitz exec.

Supply Clinic 

Supply Clinic, a Chicago-based online marketplace for dental supplies, announced it has appointed John Rossman to its board of directors. Rossman previously served as the director of Amazon Marketplace business and enterprise services.


Jim Lecinski, Google’s vice president of U.S. sales and the company’s top executive in Chicago, has been hired as a professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.


Chicago-based sports data company STATS has appointed Carl Mergele, a veteran software executive, as its new CEO. Mergele was previously an executive of Lexington, Kentucky-based Lexmark International, which manufactures laser printers and imaging products. It was sold to a group of private equity investors for $3.6 billion in 2016.

Outcome Health

Outcome Health announced that Vince Panozzo has been promoted to executive vice president of sales. Panozzo joined Outcome in 2016 as the head of enterprise health solutions, and prior to that served as senior VP and chief revenue officer at Strata Decision Technology. The company also announced this month that its founders, Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal, have stepped down from their day-to-day roles as CEO and president. They will now serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

Vivid Seats 

Online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats announced that it has hired Geoff Lester to be its chief commercial officer. Lester, who formerly worked at one of Vivid Seats’ largest competitors, StubHub, will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. He will work on partnership establishment, business development and growth opportunities.


Cision, a media software services provider, announced it has hired former Adobe executive Pritham Shetty as its chief technology officer. In his new role, he will oversee Cision’s software development teams to build out the company’s data and technology offerings. has appointed Bala Subramanian as a non-executive member of its board of directors, the company announced. Subramanian, who has more than 15 years of leadership and management experience, is currently the chief digital officer of Best Buy, and previously held leadership and technology positions at T-Mobile.


Chicago-based Opternative, a startup that lets you take an eye exam online and get contacts prescriptions filled from home, announced it has hired Brent Rasmussen as its next CEO. Rasmussen was previously the chief operating officer of CareerBuilder. 


Aprimo, a Chicago-based marketing tech company, announced today that it has hired Mark Fera as its new senior vice president of industry solutions. Fera was previously the executive director at professional services firm Ernst & Young, and before that, he spent nearly a decade at Accenture.


Relativity, the Chicago-based software firm that helps lawyers and government organizations manage litigation and investigations, has hired Glenn Shimkus as its new head of product. Shimkus previously founded Cartavi, which was acquired by DocuSign, where Shimkus then worked as VP of product.