Latest Tech Hire, People Moves and Awards: Week of August 17, 2020


Let’s catch up on the new hires for Alexa Translations, BrainChip, Data Robot, and other major announcements in this week’s people movement roundup. 

Alexa Translations Announces New Board of Advisors

AI language solutions provider, Alexa TranslationsOpens a new window , introduced their new board of advisors. The new board will provide their expertise and guidance to enhance company growth and strengthen its position in the market. The new board comprises Kent Jespersen (president)Opens a new window , Robert D. BrouwerOpens a new window , Caroline codsiOpens a new window , Tracie CookOpens a new window , Bindu CudjoeOpens a new window , Jean CummingOpens a new window , and Gordon D. GiffinOpens a new window .

BrainChip Appoints Rob Telson as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

BrainChip HoldingsOpens a new window , an AI technology provider, announced the appointment of Rob TelsonOpens a new window as the company’s new vice president of worldwide sales. Telson will leverage his 20 years of experience to lead the worldwide sales organization and build an applications engineering team for customer support.

Dr. T. R. Ramachandran Gets Promoted to Cepton’s Chief Marketing Officer

Cepton Technologies, Inc.Opens a new window , a leading provider of intelligent lidar-based solutions, announced that they have promoted Dr. T. R. RamachandranOpens a new window to the chief marketing officer (CMO) position. He will be taking up additional responsibilities to advance Cepton’s product and corporate marketing efforts and business development activities.

Parm Uppal Becomes DataRobot’s Chief Revenue Officer

Enterprise AI company, DataRobotOpens a new window , has appointed Parm UppalOpens a new window as its chief revenue officer to establish the company’s sales program. He will work closely with President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Wright and Chief Go-To-Market Officer Tom Levey to bring DataRobot’s end-to-end enterprise AI platform to more organizations across the world. Most recently, Uppal was the VP of sales at AppDynamics, an application intelligence company.

FireMon Hires Brian Keets as Chief Revenue Officer

Network security management company, FireMonOpens a new window , announced the appointment of Brian KeetsOpens a new window to the position of the chief revenue officer (CRO). Keets will be responsible for identifying revenue opportunities in current and emerging markets and drive new market expansion.

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MavenLink Announces Robert Pickell as Chief Marketing Officer

Cloud-based software provider, MavenLinkOpens a new window , announced the appointment of Robert PickellOpens a new window as the company’s chief marketing officer (CMO). Pickell is an experienced SaaS growth expert and will work on enhancing the company’s position as a provider of software for professional services organizations.

“We are pleased to welcome Rob to the Mavenlink team. His broad experience will help us further accelerate our global marketing strategy and bolster Mavenlink’s already strong market position. We’re excited to have him on board,” shared Ray Grainger, founder, and CEO of Mavenlink with Toolbox.

Rob Eggers Named StorCentric’s New Chief Financial Officer

Data management solutions provider, StorCentricOpens a new window , has appointed Rob EggerOpens a new window as their new chief financial officer (CFO). As the new CFO, he will manage all internal and external financial operations of the company using his 25+ years of experience and expert understanding of the industry.

Symend Adds Former Microsoft Executive to the Board

Customer engagement platform, SymendOpens a new window , has added former Microsoft executive John ConnorsOpens a new window to its board of directors. Connor has over 30 years of experience and has led multiple worldwide divisions, including finance, information technology, global operations, and the enterprise sales group.

Centrify Again Named Leader in 2020 Gartner MQ for PAM

2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM) evaluated 12 vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute and has named CentrifyOpens a new window as the leader for the second time.

David McNeely, chief strategy officer, Centrify, in conversation with Toolbox said, “We believe Centrify’s position in the Leaders quadrant validates the flexibility of our cloud-architected SaaS-based solution for modern PAM. Our rich history in Active Directory bridging, as well as our support for modern cloud identity infrastructures that empower federated access, are at the core of our Identity-centric PAM approach. Our interpretation of our placement for Completeness of Vision is that it validates that we are taking a different approach to Privileged Access Management that is cloud-first, and centered around identity as the key to authentication, privileged access controls, and zero standing privilege.” 

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