Every month we recap the biggest tech hires and departures in the D.C. area. To get hiring and other local innovation news daily, sign up for The Beat. Here’s our list of the top hires in D.C. innovation for March:

Virgil Security

  • Virgil Security made a pretty notable new hire. Rebecca Yarbrough joined the team in early March as the company’s new director of growth and operations. Yarbrough is also the co-director for The Vinetta Project’s D.C. chapter, and she founded and ran The Offline Society, a dating tech startup that aimed to help people meet each other offline.


  • Laurent Crenshaw, Yelp’s director of public policy based in D.C., left the company after four years on March 7. He is now the senior director of public policy at Eaze, a San Francisco-based “Uber for pot” startup, and the newly recruited policy team is based in D.C.

Tenable Network Security

  • Tenable Network Security, the Columbia, Md.-based cybersecurity company reportedly planning an IPO, expanded its executive team to include the new role of chief people officer on March 20. Bridget Paradise joins the team from Citadel Securities where she was the financial company’s chief people officer. In her new role, she will oversee human resources, global recruitment and organizational development.

Revolution Ventures

  • Revolution Ventures partner Bobby Ocampo has joined San Diego-based Blueprint Equity as a managing partner, The Washington Business Journal reported on March 27. Ocampo has been with Revolution since 2012, and he plans to continue to be a partner with the firm while joining Blueprint Equity, and he is expected to keep all of his current board seats with Revolution portfolio companies.

Bandura Systems

  • Baltimore, Md.-based Bandura Systems has expanded its executive suite to include the position of chief revenue officer, the company announced on March 28. Ian Dix is taking on the new role, and he comes to Bandura Systems from CenturyLink, where he was both vice president of field marketing and VP of product marketing. In his new role, Dix will be responsible for driving sales and revenue.