Pitching access management on the fly, Los Angeles-based Britive raises $5.4 million

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For chief executive Artyom Poghosyan and chief technology officer Alex Gudanis, Britive is simply the latest initiative in a decades-long effort to reshape security technology. It seems Los Angeles is becoming an enterprise software hotspot.

Cast & Crew Taps PayPal Exec As Chief Technology Officer

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, has snagged a PayPal executive to serve as its new Chief Technology Officer. The company said today that Andrew Patterson, who was previously Senior Director, Transaction Engineering at PayPal Holdings, has joined as Chief Technology Officer.

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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

Canoo takes the covers off of its debut electric vehicle

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Kranz, who initially came on board as the company’s chief technology officer, took over the day-to-day operations of Canoo after Stefan Krause, Canoo’s co-founder and chief executive, stepped away from the company in August for personal reasons, as The Verge previously reported. . The Los Angeles-based startup Canoo has finally unveiled its first model, the eponymously named canoo.

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

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Founded by some of the men responsible for the biggest hits in online marketing (like the Dollar Shave Club commercial that launched what became a billion dollar acquisition ) think that its time to take technology where it’s never gone before — into targeted, direct mail campaigns using the best ad-targeting that money can buy. Neddenriep, served as the chief technology officer for Science — a role he’s continuing at Postie.

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

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Using its proprietary printing technology, Relativity says it can slash the time it takes to develop a rocket from design to launch by up to two years. Relativity Space chief technology officer Jordan Noone next to one of the company’s 3-D printers. It also doesn’t hurt that the company has developed sophisticated manufacturing technologies that have terrestrial applications, if the rocket business fails to take off.

Inseego Names CTO

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San Diego-based Inseego , which develops wireless hotspots, asset tracking, fleet management, and other related wireless products, has named a new Chief Technology Officer, the company said on Tuesday. inseego miwi hotspot wireless picker executive chief technology officer

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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. The Indianapolis -based company is one of the latest spinouts from High Alpha Studio, an accelerator and venture capital studio formed by Scott Dorsey, the former chief executive officer of ExactTarget.

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

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Backed initially by Los Angeles-based accelerator MuckerLab and betaworks latest livecamp program, the two founders see Culture Genesis as tapping into the twin trends of gaming and mobile technology adoption in young African American and Latinx communities. ” Newsum, the company’s chief technology officer, goes even further. ” TC Apple chief technology officer executive Gaming HQ Trivia Jeopardy Los Angeles mlb Netflix player qi United States

GoodRx Names CTO

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Santa Monica-based GoodRx , a venture-backed startup which runs a prescription drug pricing marketplace, has named Jody Mulkey as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Mulkey is a veteran of Southern California's technology world, and was most recently Chief Product Officer at Aspiration, was CTO of Ticketmaster for five years, and also was at Shopzilla (now Connexity) for 14 years.

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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

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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>>.

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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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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.

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. Tags: usamp chief technology officer executive survey panel

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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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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

Video Interview: Brand Caso, Meshcandy

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Our interview todays is with Brand Caso , the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Meshcandy (meshcandy.com) developing mesh devices specifically for the health care industry, used for automate the measuring information at health care sites.

Omnidya Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence software developer Omnidya announced this morning that it has named Akshay "Ed" Vachhani as its Chief Technology Officer. Vachhani previously had served as Executive Director of Data and Analytics at Morgan Stanley. Vachhani also previously served at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Omnidya says it is using artificial intelligence to develop an IoT product used for home and auto insurance. READ MORE>>.

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Chatmeter Names Trio Of Executives

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The company said it has hired Dan Cunningham as Chief Technology Officer; Nichole Peterson as Vice President of Finance; and Kathleen Titano as Director of People & Culture. San Diego-based Chatmeter , a provider of local search marketing and reputation management services, said it has hired three new executives on Thursday.

Stamps.com Snags CTO From Mattel

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El Segundo-based online postage and shipping software developer Stamps.com said late Tuesday afternoon that it has named Jonathan Bourgoine as its new Chief Technology Officer. Bourgoine was most recently the VP and Chief Technology Officer of Mattel and, before that, was SVP of Operations at Youbet.com.

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Top CTO Challenges for 2019

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The LA CTO Forum recently conducted a survey to find out what our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) members saw as their biggest challenges heading into 2019. We received over 250 responses that provides a pretty good insight into the top CTO challenges.

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Econolite Names CTO

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Anaheim-based Econolite , a developer of connected vehicle and traffic management technology, says it has named a new Chief Technology Officer. According to Econolite, it has named Eric Raamot as Chief Technology Officer of the company, replacing retiring Senior VP and CTO Gary Duncan. Raamot was most recently VP of Engineering at the company.

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Snap To Run Partner Summit Online

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co-founders Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer, and Bobby Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, along with others. Santa Monica-based Snap Inc. said today--unsurprisingly--that it will run its annual partner summit online. Snap said its Snap Partner Summit will take place virtually on June 11th, and will features video keynotes as well as video breakout sessions. The company said those keynotes will feature Snap Inc.

Point Predictive Picks Up Series B

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As part of the funding, the company has named Michael Housman as Chief Technology Officer and promoted Eric Werab to Chief Revenue Officer. Housman was most recently Chief Data Science Officer at RappportBoost.ai. San Diego-based machine learning software developer Point Predictive has raised a new, Series B growth financing round, the company announced this morning. Size of the new funding round was not announced.

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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Stemson Therapeutics Finds $7.5M For Hair Loss Cure

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as Chief Technology Officer. The company's co-founders are Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Alexey Terskikh, and CEO Geoff Hamilton. San Diego-based Stemson Therapeutics , a startup working on therapies to cure hair loss, has raised $7.5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Allergan Aethetics and Fortunis Capital. According to the company, the new funding will go to advance development of its therapeutic solution to cure hair loss.

eSUB Construction Software Names CTO

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San Diego-based eSUB Construction Software --fresh off a $12M funding round --says it has hired on a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to help it development its platform.

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Mobilogix Expands Board

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Irvine-based Mobilogix , a developer of asset management and tracking products, said this morning that it has named Dr. Alfred Man Cheuk Ng, Chief Technology Officer of SUGA International Holdings Limited, to its board. SGUA International is a big manufacturer of electronics, including professional audio equiment, AV, smart cards, interactive education, Wi-Fi, and many othe rproducts. Ng has also worked at Nokia, Qualcomm, and IBM.

Mindbody's Stollmeyer Shift To Executive Chair

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As part of the executive shuffle, current Chief Technology Officer Sunil Rajasekar has become President of the company, in addition to continuing to serve as CTO. Aaron Stead, the company's current SVP of North American sales, becomes Chief Revenue Officer. San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody , which develops software for the wellness and spa industry, said that its co-founder and CEO, Rick Stollmeyer, is shifting to the position of Executive Chair.

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. READ MORE>>.

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Sotera Wireless Names COO

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San Diego-based Sotera Wireless , which develops vital signs monitoring products for the healthcare industry, has named Younes Achkire, PhD, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Achkire was most recently Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, and also was co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Zap Surgical Systems.

AutoGravity Names Engineering VP

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Bonifay was previously VP of Development for Product and Engineering at CDK Global, and also served as VP of Software Engineering at Bankruptcy Management Solutions (BMS), and Chief Technology Officer at Propero Software. Irvine-based AutoGravity , which provides smartphone-driven car financing tools, has named Jason Bonifay as its new Vice President of Engineering, the company said this morning.

TigerConnect Names New CTO

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Santa Monica-based TigerConnect , which develops communications tools for the healthcare and other industries, said on Wednesday that it has named Tim Goodwin as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. Goodwin was most recently CTO at Vacasa, which provide online vacation rental management. Goodwin also served as CIO and Senior Vice President at Fiserv Digital Channels.

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Cylance Names New CTO

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance has named Rahul Kashyap as its new Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said on Monday. Kashyap, who has been at Cylance for a year, previously had served at Bromium and McAfee Labs. Cylance develops antivirus and endpoint protection software, which uses artificial intelligence to tackle malware and other threats. The company is led by longtime security veteran Stuart McClure. READ MORE>>.

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Techstars Studio CTO, In Irvine, Aims To Help Entrepreneurs

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According to Techstars, it appointed Saldana Chief Technology Officer for Techstars Studio , which will help members of the the startup accelerator "rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive startups." Southern California startup founder Isaac Saldana --who co-founded SendGrid --is hoping to help other entrepreneurs create companies , after the $3 billion, all-stock acquisition of SendGrid by Twilio in October.

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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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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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Spireon Names Hardware VP

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Suski has previously served at General Electric and United Technologies Corporation, serving as Chief Technology Officer at various divisions at the companies. Irvine-based telematics equipment developer Spireon announced this morning that it has named Ed Suski as its new Vice President of Hardware Engineering. He also has served at such companies as Acer, Gateway, eMachines, Packard Bell, Samsung and AST Computer. Suski reports to Spireon CTO Rick Gruenhagen.

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.

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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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