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Tech Moves: Hootsuite hires CTO; Cascadia Capital CEO moves to Austin; and more

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based social media management platform Hootsuite hired Antonis Papatsaras as its new chief technology officer. Papatsaras was previously chief technology officer of the contract lifecycle management product suite at Docusign. . — Vancouver, B.C.-based

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How Trainline’s CTO stays on track with professional development

CIO Business Intelligence

Few would swap sunny San Francisco and the innovation of Silicon Valley for a train ticketing company serving disgruntled UK commuters, but try telling that to Trainline CTO, Milena Nikolic. By 2018, the Trainline platform was hosting more than 80 million customer visits a month, with more than 80% coming through mobile devices. “The

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Tech Moves: Payscale CEO steps down; a16z adds Seattle-based partner; Madrona hires investor

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Gwertzman founded gaming infrastructure startup PlayFab, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2018, and sold Sprout Games to PopCap Games in 2005. Jonathan Watson , previously VP of engineering at Clio, as CTO. Madrona Venture Group hired Sabrina Wu as an investor. The company is now remote-first and hiring in the Seattle region.

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Tech Moves: Flexe hires Amazon biometrics leader; Fresh Chalk founder departs; and more

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Flexible warehousing company Flexe hired Amazon vet Lara Rogers as SVP and general manager. Enterprise software startup Magnify announced Sajo Jacob as its CTO and a co-founder. Muppirala was most recently CTO and president of digital innovation at retailer Restoration Hardware, now know as RH. Lara Rogers. Flexe Photo).

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Serial entrepreneur Gaurav Oberoi strikes again: Lexion’s sale to Docusign shows methodical approach to building startups

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Lexion announced this week that it will be acquired by Docusign in a $165 million deal, marking a successful exit for the Seattle startup co-founded by Oberoi in 2018. “That social validation felt good. Oberoi made hundreds of calls to lawyers, paralegals, contract managers, consultants, and various other stakeholders.

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Julie Larson-Green retires as Qualtrics CXO following IPO; Instacart names Asha Sharma COO; and more

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Qualtrics, which has been adding to its executive ranks through a series of hires , is expected to split Larson-Green’s role as chief experience officer among other leaders for now. GameStop appointed former Zulily and Amazon Web Services engineering leader Matt Francis to the newly created role of CTO. Read the story.

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New CIO appointments in India, 2022

CIO Business Intelligence

Amit Goel joins Blox as CTO. Web Werks India hires Kamal Goel as director of IT. Publicis Groupe India names Roopesh Pujari as CTO. Roopesh Pujari has been promoted to CTO at marketing and advertising firm Publicis Groupe India. Gaurav Sharma becomes group CTO of Poonawalla Fincorp. February 2022. January 2022.