Tillster Names Betfair, Shopzilla Vet As Chief Technology Officer

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Los Angeles-based Tillster , the provider of restaurant and casual dining ordering systems which is the combination of EMN8 and Snapfinger, said today that it has named Phil Dixon as its new Chief Technology Officer. Dixon was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of European Internet company Betfair, and had previously been Vice President of Engineering at Shopzilla.com.

One Kings Lane Snags Chief Technology Officer From Zappos

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One Kings Lane , the online, home furnishings flash sales site which splits its operations between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, said today that it has snagged former Zappos.com CTO Arun Rajan as its new Chief Technology Officer. Rajan will be at the company''s San Francisco offices. kings lane onekingslane ecommerce venture capital home furnishing house executive zappos technology officer

The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail

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Postie , a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail. Neddenriep, served as the chief technology officer for Science — a role he’s continuing at Postie.

Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

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Propelled by new technologies, new businessmen have been landing in Los Angeles since the invention of the nickelodeon to create a studio that would dominate popular entertainment. Despite billions of dollars in investment, and a sustained marketing push from some of the biggest names in the technology industry, virtual reality still doesn’t register with most regular consumers.

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

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A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that combining live-streamed video, podcasts, and the newfound social media celebrities to craft entertainment for a new breed of consumer.

Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX

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The former President of ExactTarget and later chief executive of Salesforce Marketing Cloud has made billions of dollars building products to help support customer service and now he’s back at it again with his latest venture MetaCX.

OpenX Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-base programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX has named a new Chief Technology Officer, according to the company. OpenX said it has named Michael Radovancevich as its new CTO, as well as shifting former Chief Legal Officer Douglas McPherson to become Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. OPenX is a developer of online adverting technology, which it uses to run its own programmatic advertising exchange.

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO

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Online advertising network Adconion is tapping a Los Angeles technology vet as its Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said Monday. Sullivan also was previously CTO of Tribune Company's Innovations/Interactive Technologies group, CIO at Edmunds.com, and a VP at Yahoo/Oerture Services, in addition to serving in executive roles at HomeStore.com and QAD. adconion sullivan executive chief technology officer engineering everbridge

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The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles

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The The Stage Fund , a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin , as a new Managing Partner in Los Angeles. According to the fund, Tamkin will be setting up a West Coast office for the fund, which is based in Denver, Colorado. stage fund tamkin unified dispatch angeles investment finance financial

MANDT VR Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based MANDT VR , an augmented reality and virtual reality production company, said on Thursday that it has named Mike Dunn as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Mandt was most recently CIO at VER, and also had previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Time Warner, Hearst Interactive Media and TrueCar.

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Zynga Ramps Los Angeles Office

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Zynga , the high flying social gaming firm behind the popular Farmville social game, appears to be ramping up its recruiting efforts in Los Angeles. The firm, which said last year that it had selected Los Angeles for an expanded recruiting effort, recently posted a position for a Chief Technology Officer, based in Los Angeles. Zynga had said earlier this year that it selected Los Angeles due to its "deep pool" of creative artists.

BlackLine Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based BlackLine , which develops financial controls and automation software, says it has named a new Chief Technology Officer. According to BlackLine, it has named Peter Hirsch as its new CTO, to head up the technology direction of its cloud software platform.

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OpenX Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based OpenX has named a new CTO, saying this morning that it has appointed Paul Ryan as its new Chief Technology Officer. Ryan was previously CTO and founder of Zowdow, and also had served as CTO of Yellow Pages Group in Canada, Velocify and Overture. OpenX CEO Tim Cadogan said he has known Ryan for nearly two decades. OpenX operates an online advertising exchange and also is a provider of ad serving software. READ MORE>>.

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Bridg Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based Bridg has named a new CTO, saying today that Rony Sawdayi has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer. Sawdayi was previously Vice President of Engineering at Bizrate Insights Inc. Bridg said that Sawdayi will report to Amit Jain, the company's CEO. Bridg develops software that uses point-of-sale (POS) data to drive personalized marketing campaigns. Bridg is backed by March Capital Partners, Morpheus Ventures, NextEquity Partners and Visa.

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Triton Digital Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the Oaktree Capital-backed provider of digital advertising services to the traditional and online radio market, said today that it has named Jean-Francois ("Jeff") Gadoury as its Chief Technology Officer. Gadoury has been Chief Technology Officer of the company''s streaming products for the last six years. Triton Digital said that Gadoury will lead the entire company''s technology strategy and vision.

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TEDxUCLA Salon: From Struggle to Success

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Monday, July 31, 2017 -- TEDxUCLA Salon: From Struggle to Success TEDxUCLA Salon How do you turn struggles into success in the field of technology? How can government catch up with the rapid growth in technology? Meet the TEDxUCLA Salon Speakers: • Megan Fillinich, Chief Technology Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center. • Kimberly Jo, Associate Chief Information Officer, County of Los Angeles.

Hyperloop One Settles Employee Lawsuit

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Hyperloop One has settled a breach of fiduciary lawsuit brought by Brogan BamBrogan, its former chief technology officer and co-founder, and three other employees, the Business Journal reports. In a complaint filed July in Los Angeles Superior Court, BamBrogan claimed he was fire after he was critical of Hyperloop One Board Chairman Shervin Pishevar’s management of the company, whose behavior he claimed was tantamount to a breach of fiduciary duty.

Grindr Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based gay social networking app Grindr said today that it has named Lukas Sliwka as Chief Technology Officer. Sliwka has been at Grindr since October of 2013, serving as Vice President, Engineering. Sliwka has previously also served at Beachbody, Yamaha, and Mazda. Grindr says it is developing a lifestyle destination for contemporary gay men, and says it now has more than two million active daily users in over 196 countries. READ MORE>>.

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Everbridge Taps LA Times For CTO

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Los Angeles-based Everbridge , which develops incident notification and mass calling systems, said Thursday that it has named Scott Sullivan as the firm's Chief Technology Officer. Sullivan was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Interactive, for the Tribune Company and the Los Angeles Times. Overture Services, where he was SVP Technology Operations and Engineering.

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Velocify Steals Away COO From ZEFR

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of sales automation software which is led by Nick Hedges, has snagged ZEFR Chief Technology Officer Manoj Goyal as its new Chief Operating Officer, the company said this morning. Velocify said Goyal will lead the company's product, technology, and client success teams.

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Evite Hires New CTO

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Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite , which i owned by Liberty Interactive, has hired on former Amgen IT director Perry Evoniuk. According to Evite, it has named Evoniuk as the company''s Chief Technology Officer, to oversee the company''s technology strategy, software engineering and enterprise architecture. evite online invitations greeting amgen executive technology

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RealD Loses CTO

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Los Angeles-based RealD said late Monday that its Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Oficer, Gary Sharp, is leaving the company. reald movie projection executive innovation technical officer RealD said that Sharp will leave the firm effective March 31st. The reason for the departure was not given, and RealD said that it would not be replacing Sharp. RealD is a developer of 3D movie projection systems. READ MORE>>.

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Leads360 Snags CTO From LiveOffice

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Los Angeles-based Leads360 , which develops sales automation software, said this morning that it has named Mark DuVall as its Chief Technology Officer. DuVall joins the company from LiveOffice, which was recently acquired by Symantec. DuVall also has served at such firms as TRW, and has more than 29 years of experience in the industry. Leads360 develops software which is used to help manage sales leads for companies. READ MORE>>.

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Prevoty Adds AlienVault CTO To Board

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Los Angeles-based Prevoty said this morning that it has named Roger Thornton, the Chief Technology Officer at Alienvault, to its board of directors. Thornton is also the founder of Fortify Software, which he sold to HP in 2010. Prevoty develops runtime application security software.

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Mobile Roadie Names New CEO, CTO

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Mobile Roadie , the mobile app creation and marketing software developer--which was recently acquired by Intellectsoft--said it has named Gino Padua as its new Chief Executive Officer, and Vova Soroka as its new Chief Technology Officer. Padua was most recently Chief Revenue Officer at AppsFreedom, and has been at Intellectsoft for the last three years.

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RealtyMogul Names Two Executives

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Los Angeles-based online real estate investing marketplace RealtyMogul.com says it has named two executive, naming Sameer Shamsuddin as Chief Technology Officer and Niall Weintraub as Vice President of Marketing. Shamsuddin was previously at GSI Commerce/eBay Enterprise, most recently as International CTO, and had spent 17 years at the company. Weintraub was most recently at DogVacay, where he was Head of Acquisition Marketing; he also has served at Match.com.

Loot Crate Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based subscription box service Loot Crate said today that it has hired its first CTO, John Williams. Williams was most recently at TrueCar, where LootCrate said he created the unified data platform and technology strategy behind the company. Williams also has served at Preventsys, where he was Chief Technology Officer and co-founder.

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Hulu Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said Tuesday that it has named Tian Lim as its new Chief Technology Officer. Hulu said that Lim replaces Brad Suter, who had been overseeing the company''s technology team on an interim basis.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. Here are 62 63 Los Angeles entrepreneurs we can be proud of.

j2 Global Names Three Execs

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global has named three new execuives, the company said Monday afternoon. According to j2, it has named Harmeet Singh as President of Cloud Services; Steve Horowitz as President of Ziff Davis; and Joey Fortuna as Chief Technology Officer. Singh has been at j2 since 2013, and prior to that was at SingerLewak LLP. Horowitz has been at Ziff Davis since 2010, and previously served at Bankrate, AOL, and Yahoo.

Dollar Shave Club Boosts Team With Four Exec Hires

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Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club is announcing a major boost to its executive team this morning, with the hiring of four executives--Alan Wizemannas Chief Digital Officer, Danny Miles as Chief Technology Officer, Gloria Synn as Vice President of Member Strategy, and David Kujda as Vice President of Experience Design.

Dollar Shave Club Boosts Executive Team With Four VP Hires

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Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club is announcing a major boost to its executive team this morning, with the hiring of four executives--Alan Wizeman as Chief Digital Officer, Danny Miles as Chief Technology Officer, Gloria Synn as Vice President of Member Strategy, and David Kujda as Vice President of Experience Design.

CurbStand Names CTO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based CurbStand , the venture-backed developer of valet parking apps, said this morning that it has named Ethan Kravitz as its Chief Technology Officer, and Frank Mastronuzzi as Chief Financial Officer. curbstand mobile valet parking smartphone executive technology

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AssetAvenue Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based online real estate investment marketplace AssetAvenue is announcing today that it has named Douglas Seller as its new Chief Technology Officer. AssetAvenue said Sellers will lead the company's technology initiative, develop the product roadmap, and launch new products and features for the company.

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