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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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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

AirMap Sets CTO

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Santa Monica-based AirMap , which is developing drone mapping and airspace management services for the unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) market, has named Daniel Rubio as the company's Chief Technology Officer. He also served at NEC Technologies, among other positions. airmap drone mapping airspace daniel rubio chief technology officer executive

FastSpring Names New CTO

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Santa Barbara-based e-commerce software developer FastSpring announced late Tuesday that it has named Michael Smith as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. fastspring chief technology officer executive ecommerceSmith was most recently CTO of Verisk Analytics, and also had served at Interthinx and Strategic Analytics. FastSpring develops cloud-based e-commerce software used by software, cloud, and other online service companies. READ MORE>>.

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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Western Digital Names New CTO

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Irvine-based Western Digital announced this morning that it has named Martin Fink as its new Chief Technology Officer. Fink was most recently CTO and director of HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He had spent 30 years at HP and HPE. Fink replaces Steven Campbell, who Western Digital said will be departing the company to "pursue other opportunities". Campbell had only been CTO since November of 2015. READ MORE>>.

Evite Hires New CTO

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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 Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite , which i owned by Liberty Interactive, has hired on former Amgen IT director Perry Evoniuk.

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Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team

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Los Angeles-based viral video entertainment network Jukin Media is continuing to build out its executive team, saying today that it has named Jerry Boonstra as its new Chief Technology Officer, and Theresa Tran as its new Head of Product.

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>>.

Numecent Swaps CEO

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Irvine-based cloud application delivery technology developer Numecent has swapped CEOs, saying on Tuesday that it has appointed co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Arthur Hitomi to the position of President and CEO of the company. Numecent's technology is used to turn Windows applications into cloud software.

uSamp Hires CTO

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Encino-based uSamp , the online survey and paneling firm run by Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, reported today that it has hired Steven Sobolevsky as the firm's Chief Technology Officer. Sobolevsky was most recently VP at Technology at RazorGator Intractive.

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.

Privlo Raises $2.1M For Private Mortgage Marketplace

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Among executives at the firm are Kenn Stearns (eRealty), who joins as Chief Product Officer; Saro Vasudevan (Capital One), Chief Customer and Credit Officer; David Subar (BreakMedia, Interthinx), as Interim Chief Technology Officer; and Michael Barton (Startup Exchange, TicketMaster-CitySearch), who joins the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

Laudville Bolsters Advisory Board With Oversee.net's Chuang

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Chuang is currently Chief Technology Officer at Oversee.net,and also has served at such companies as Yahoo! Los Angeles-based Laudville , a startup developing an online platform to help users share entertainment like movies, books, TV, and music with friends, has added Gene Chuang to its board of advisors, according to the firm. Search Marketing, YP.com/AT&T Interactive and Chegg. Chuang is also a mentor at Muckerlab. Laudville, which is led by Phoebe B.

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. Lim was most recently SVP of Product Engineering at Sony Network Entertainment International, heading up that company''s team which provided client and service engineering for the PlayStation Store on the web, PS3 and PS4.

OnAssignment Buys CyberCoders For $105M

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Calabasas-based temporary staffing firm OnAssignment said Monday that it has acquired technology recruiting firm CyberCoders , in a deal worth $105M. Heidi Golledge, President and CEO, and Matt Miller, Chief Technology Officer, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of CyberCoders after the acquisition. CyberCoders had been very active in Southern California''s technology startup market.

NationBuilder Raises $6.3M

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The company is led by Jim Gilliam, who was previously co-founder of Brave New Films, and was also Chief Technology Officer at Business.com. Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , a startup developing an online system to help political candidates and other organizations to create web sites, organize volunteers, coordinate campaigns, and more, said Thursday that it has raised $6.3M in a funding round.

Verve Wireless Snags Former comScore Technology Chief

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless , which develops mobile publishing and advertising tools, reported today that it has hired Chris Nicotra, the former Chief Technology Officer of comScore, as its new Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Verve said Nicotra will oversee the firm's product innovation and technology functions. verve wireless comscore executive technology

Morphlabs Names CTO

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Manhattan Beach-based cloud computing software developer Morphlabs said today that it has appointed Lee Thompson as its new Chief Technology Officer. Thompson has previously served at DTO Solutions, as well as E*Trade Financial, where he served in roles such as Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Manager.

Campus Steps Gets $3M

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The company''s Chief Technology Officer is Dave Meyer (Free Credit Report, eNeighborhoods), and its Chief Product Officer is Jeanne Anderson (DogVacay). Santa Monica-based Campus Steps , a new startup aimed at college counseling, said this morning that it has raised $3M in a funding round. The funding included $2M in a strategic investment and $1M in a venture commitment, according to the company. Names of those investors were not announced.

Teledyne CTO To Retire

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Thousand Oaks-based electronics, aerospace, defense, and instrumentation company Teledyne Technologies said late Wednesday that Robert (Bob) W. Steenberge, the company''s vice president and Chief Technology Officer, is retiring at the end of the year. According to Teledyne, he will be replaced by Edwin Roks, who will become Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January.

io/LA Shuts Down

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io/LA was best known for being co-founded by former Myspace Chief Technology Officer Aber Whitcomb; the space was hoping to bring together both the technology and entertainment industry in its space. Hollywood-based io/LA , the high tech and creative incubator and coworking space, has shut down, the first loss of one of Southern California's new crop of high tech gathering spaces. The loss was first reported by the LA Business Journal.

Hyperloop One Settles Employee Lawsuit

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Hyperloop One has settled a breach of fiduciary lawsuit brought by its former chief technology officer and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan as well as three other employees

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.

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.

Fallbrook Technologies Bolsters Advisors

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies said today that it has added two former auto executives to its transportation advisory board. Fallbrook is targeting its transmission technology for the automotive industry.

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies. What technology research is required? What technologies will we use? Or going down a very questionable technology path.

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Rubicon Project In Huge Executive Growth Push

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According to the company, it has hired Tim McQuillan as Chief Knowledge Officer; Dr. Mona Yousry as SVP Semantic Grid Computing; David Peterson as SVP Technology; Matt Karatz as Chief of Staff/Head of Strategic Operations; Tiffy Chelsvig as VP People; Michael Adair as SVP Corporate Development; David Day as Chief Accounting Officer; Jim Arth as SVP Financial Planning and Analysis; Natalie Pechacek, SVP Tax, and Brian Copple, as General Counsel.

Qualcomm Sets New CTO

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Thompson, the company's Executive Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has been named its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Current CTO Matt Grob, who also serves as EVP Qualcomm Technologies, will become Executive Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Thompson has led Qualcomm Technologies' engineering efforts since 2004. San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today that it Dr. James H.

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Quality Systems Parts Way With CTO

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said this morning that its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Puckett, has resigned from the company, by "mutual agreement" with the company. According to Quality Systems, the move comes due to an effort by new President and CEO Rusty Frantz to take a "detailed, fresh look at our technology initiatives". Irvine-based healthcare information systems developer Quality Systems, Inc.

Interlink Electronics Names New CTO

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Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics said Thursday that it has named a new, Chief Technology Officer. Current CTO Dr. Jeff Baker has become Chief Scientific Officer at the company. Lu is based in Singapore, and has previously served at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). According to the maker of touch sensors and other electronics, Dr. Albert Lu has become CTO.

Central Desktop Adds Engineering VP

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Kalita was most recenlty Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Foodlink, and also served at NetInfo and Xerox. Pasadena-based Central Desktop , the provider of cloud-based collaboration software, is growing out its executive ranks again today, saying it has hired Dhruba Kalita as its new Vice President of Engineering. The executive appointment is the second this month; the company appointed Mark Smialowicz as COO just last week.

Bluepoint Solutions Appoints CTO

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Vista-based Bluepoint Solutions , a provider of remote deposit capture and other financial processing software, said today that it has named Robert Graham as its Chief Technology Officer. Graham was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Farmers and Merchants Bank.

OnGreen Names CTO

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Pasadena-based OnGreen , the clean technology, funding marketplace headed by Nikhil Jain, said this week that it has named Mark Richards as its Chief Technology Officer. Richards was most recently Vice President of Technical Operations at Fox Interactive Media, and also served as Interim VP of Infrastructure and Technology at Hulu. OnGreen operates an online marketplace which allows companies to find investors for their clean technology projects and businesses.

Break Media Taps Doyle, Subar as CFO, CTO

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content publisher headed by Keith Richman, said today that it has tapped Andrew Doyle as its Chief Financial Officer, and David Subar as Chief Technology Officer. Doyle joins the company from Activision-Blizzard, where he was Chief of Staff to the CEO.

QAD Names CTO

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Winter as the firm's Chief Technology Officer. Santa Barbara-based QAD , the developer of manufacturing resource management software, announced today that it has appointed Tony J. Winter has been at QAD since 1999, when he joined QAD Global Services in the UK. He was last Senior Director of R&D at the company in Santa Barbara. READ MORE>>. executive manufacturing software

CitizenGlobal Lands Wiki Inventor As CTO

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Venice-based CitizenGlobal , a startup working on crowd-sourced video content, has landed the inventor of the web wiki as Chief Technology Officer. Ward Cunningham, who is known for his creation of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, which allowed anyone browsing a page to update and change web pages on the fly, apparently is now heading up the firm's development efforts.

Geni Bolsters Team, Names CTO, Engineering VP

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Geni said it has named Justin Balthrop as its Chief Technology Officer, and named Michael Stangel as Vice President of Engineering.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Eslambolchi, who had served as a LonoCloud advisor and CEO, told Caldwell he had an idea for a cybersecurity startup that would use analytic software and machine learning technology to monitor the data flowing in and out of networks for anything that looks out of the ordinary. Eslambolchi, a former AT&T chief technology officer, was serving as CyberFlow’s executive chairman.).

Arterys, GE Healthcare to Roll Out Next-Gen MRI Scans of Heart

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GE Healthcare, a unit of Boston-based industrial giant General Electric , recognized some limits on MRI scanners like its own, and started collaborating with Stanford University physicians more than five years ago on next-generation MRI technology to better diagnose people with heart disease.