May is upon us and as things heat up in the Southland — or cool down, because LA makes no sense — several local businesses decided to share substantial leadership changes. Here are the tech execs on the move.
Sherman Oaks-based FloQast continued its strong 2018 by adding Amit Nayar as the company’s first-ever vice president of engineering. Nayar — who previously served as vice president and head of technology at El Segundo-based Consumertrack — will be responsible for hiring, training and scaling FloQast’s engineering team while working with CTO Cullen Zandstra on product direction. Nayar will also source and implement companion technologies to help FloQast customers scale their accounting operations. [Press Release]
Four months after closing a $21 million Series B, transportation tech startup NEXT Trucking revealed five additions to its leadership team. In the last month alone, Kareo veterans Jason Leu (vice president of products) and Christopher Lankford (vice president of software engineering) were hired. They join the new Director of Marketing, Jennifer Chang and Director of Operations and Sales Drayage and Intermodal, Shane Van Der Waag. The company is currently in the process of filling more than 50 engineering, sales, operations and marketing roles before the year’s end. [Built In LA]
Marina Del Rey-based e-commerce giant Dollar Shave Club announced this week that it had filled three key consumer and technology leadership roles. Alan Wizemann, who had served in product leadership roles at Target, WebMD and lululemon, was named as the chief digital officer. Joining him are Nike veteran Danny Miles, who takes over as chief technology officer, and former HomeAway and PayPal exec David Kudja, who takes over as vice president, design. [Press Release]
LA-based fintech company Chrome River revealed the successor to outgoing CTO Mike Vargo — who will step into a new role as fellow, engineering — this week, naming financial software veteran Sunil Kayiti to the position. In his new role, Kayiti will manage a global team of more than 100 engineers and oversee the company’s technology infrastructure. [Press Release]
Real estate tech startup PeerStreet, which recently closed a $29.5 million Series B investment, announced the hire of John Devereux as the company’s first chief real estate officer. Devereux, who has an MBA from UCLA, will provide strategic oversight and management of the loans offered on PeerStreet’s real estate investment platform. [PeerStreet]