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 operates an online advertising exchange and also is a provider of ad serving software.

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Chrome River Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based Chrome River , which develops expense and invoice management software, said this morning that it has named Sunil Kayiti as its new Chief Technical Officer. Kayiti was most recently Managing Director at Eze Software Group, a developer of investment management software. Current CTO Mike Vargo has shifted to the role of Fellow, Engineering. chrome river chief sales officer expense invoice management sunil kayiti software

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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. Bridg develops software that uses point-of-sale (POS) data to drive personalized marketing campaigns. 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 is backed by March Capital Partners, Morpheus Ventures, NextEquity Partners and Visa. READ MORE>>.

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AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

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Irvine-based online car shopping and financing provider AutoGravity announced both a new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer this morning, saying that it has named Alex Mallmann named CEO and Jason Bonifay as CTO. Bonifay has been at AutoGravity since May, when he joined AutoGravity as Vice President of Engineering; he also has served at CDK Global, Bankruptcy Management Solutions (BMS), and Propero Software.

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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 replaces Stamp.com CTO Michael Biswas, who had been at the firm for the last 15 years. stamps shipping postage software executive jonathan bourgoine michael biswas

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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. Cylance develops antivirus and endpoint protection software, which uses artificial intelligence to tackle malware and other threats. cylance executive rahul kashyap cybersecurity security software

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ResMed Names New CTO

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The company, which develops patient monitoring devices which can connect to the cloud, said that Ghoshal was ost recently Chief Operating Officer at Brightree, a Resmed-owned company which provides cloud-based software-as-a-service for out-of-hospital care. San Diego-based ResMed said Monday morning that it has named Bobby Ghoshal as the company's first Chief Technology Officer.

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Startup CTO or Developer

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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. In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. A good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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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. Smith 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.

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LA CTO Forum

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Friday, September 9, 2016 -- LA CTO Forum. The LA CTO Forum has grown over the past 15 years into an amazing, highly-vetted group with more than 350 members. Members are the senior most person in their organization in charge of software, database, web/mobile development. It's the largest such group in the US. Most are CTOs in smaller organizations, but some have a different title, especially when they are in larger organizations. It's a pretty amazing group of people.

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uSamp Snags Beachmint's CTO

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Trudel was most recently CTO of BeachMint, and also served at Ticketmaster as SVP of Software Engineering, in addition to serving at Taleo. Encino-based market research and sampling firm uSamp said today that it has named Carl Trudel as its new Chief Technology Officer.

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Lynda.com Names New CTO

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com , the online video education and tutorial site, said this morning that it has named a new CTO. Habermann joins Lynda.com from PopCap Games, where he was CTO and Vice President of Core Technologies.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I've organized the LA CTO Forum (a private group of 150+ CTOs in Los Angeles) for 10+ years.

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Condusiv Technologies Names CTO

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Burbank-based Conusiv Technologies , the developer of disk drive defragmentation and other software formerly known as Diskeeper, said last night that it has appointed Brian Olson as its new Chief Technology Officer. Olson was previously at EMC, serving as Cloud Business Development Manager; he also served as CTO of Atempo Corporation, CTO and VP of Engineering at Storeactive Corporation, and also had been at Veritas Software.

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Startup CTO Speaking

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So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups. Most notably, he was the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years making him partly responsible for more than 4% of the marriages every year. Select Startup CTO Speaking Topics Ten Lessons from Working on 30+ Startups Over the Past 15 Years Tony looks back over his experience working with startups and extracts elements that have led to success or failure.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I've organized the LA CTO Forum (a private group of 150+ CTOs in Los Angeles) for 10+ years.

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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. 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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SteelHouse Hires New CTO, CMO

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Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse is in major executive expansion mode, saying late Monday that it has named Boris Bronshteyn as its Chief Technology Officer, and David U. Simon as its Chief Marketing Officer. It also has promoted Chris Innes to Chief Operating Officer. Bronshteyn was most recently VP of Technology at Target Media Partners, and also served at PSI Services; he's also a member of the Pasadena Angels.

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BlackLine Systems Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based financial software developer BlackLine Systems said today that it has hired a new, Chief Technology Officer. According to the enterprise software company, it has named Alain Avakian as its CTO. blackline systems executive rentcom accounting software close financial alain avakian

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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. The company's software is being included in the Linux. Tony Karrer, who runs the LA CTO.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I seem to encounter a lot of people who want to attach a CTO label to me as I'm the only programmer on the founding team of three. While I do fill that role at the moment, I'm a little hesitant to refer to myself as a CTO as we still haven't launched a product, acquired a single user, or turned or a penny in profit. I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. Result => "We need to bring in a CTO."

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Medsphere Names CTO

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Chang was most recently CTO at Advent Software, where she had run the firm's technology operations for the past 19 years. Medsphere said Chang took Advent software from less than 100 employees to over 1000 today. medsphere open source software electronic health records lifescience executiveCarlsbad-based Medsphere , the developer of electronic health records systems, said today that it has named Lily S. Chang as its Chief Technology Officer.

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McAfee CTO On Election Hacking, Cryptojacking, Quantum Security

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Election hacking. Information warfare. Adversarial artificial intelligence. All worrisome topics racing through Steve Grobman’s head these days.

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Part-Time Startup CTO?

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Based on my posts Startup CTO or Developer and Acting CTO , Chris O’Meara wrote an interesting post Startup CTO: Could It Work? They tend to know the operations side of a software business well enough to be the one overseeing deploys, crafting the infrastructure plans, and monitoring the health of the product. If you think that's person you need, the question becomes "what else do you expect a CTO to contribute?" I love blog conversations.

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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

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Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person? Maybe you have questions about the types of developers you need and even whether you need a Startup CTO or Developer or both.

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ServiceNow Snags Former Zynga CTO

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San Diego-based ServiceNow , the provider of enterprise, software-as-a-service products for IT management, has snagged the cloud infrastructure CTO out of Zynga , Allan Leinwand. servicenow zynga executive software saasThe move was first uncovered by VentureBeat. Leinwand headed up Zynga's infrastructure efforts, and also previously founded Vyatta, in addition to having been a venture capitalist at Panorama Capital. ServiceNow had its IPO in June. READ MORE>>.

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Prevoty Adds AlienVault CTO To Board

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

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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. Leads360 develops software which is used to help manage sales leads for companies. liveoffice executive software management lead sales leads360DuVall 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.

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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. mobile roadie executive software marketing apps music

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CTO Equity - Negotiation After Funding

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I received an inquiry from a reader of my blog and thought I would provide some thoughts, but would definitely welcome input: I am an unpaid CTO of a small startup. Now, they were able to raise enough money in the last 3 months to launch a product along with all the necessary software development to launch a pilot program for validating the idea. Find a lawyer and someone who does CTO searches for VC backed companies in your area.

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? He needed some kind of CTO and as well Developers. Likely the effective hourly rate as an equity-only CTO Advisor is pretty low.

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Quality Systems Parts Way With CTO

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quality systems lifescience software executiveIrvine-based healthcare information systems developer Quality Systems, Inc. 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".

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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. Thompson has also served at Hewlett Packard's Consumer Travel and Transportation business units.

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