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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hires’

Uber Steals Google’s Head of Communications and Policy

Uber has scored another high-profile poach. Rachel Whetstone, who served as Google’s head of commutations and public policy, has jumped over to Uber. She’ll be replacing David Plouffe as Senior Vice President of policy and strategy. a job he took in September of last year. Re/code suggests that “the reason for the switch seems to center on the need for …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer

Biz Stone’s mysterious startup Jelly has just made another interesting hire. This time it’s Brian Kadar, a former Apple software engineer. Here’s what Stone had to say about Kadar: “Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in Visual Communications which he decided to use as a backdrop for pursing web development. Before Apple, Brian built experiences for …

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Facebook Ad Engineer John Hegeman Departs for Quora

Quora, the self-proclaimed “best source for knowledge” on the internet, has just snagged Facebook engineer John Hegeman, according to reports. TechCrunch says that Hegeman confirmed the move on his Facebook Timeline (in a private post). In the post, Hegeman says that he’ll be joining the engineering team at Quora in “a few weeks.” Here’s the post in full: Today is …

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HP Announces New EVP of Enterprise Services

Back in August, HP announced a huge $8 billion write-down stemming from the loss of value seen in Electronic Data Systems (EDS). HP bought the company in 2008 for $13.9 billion. As part of the announcement, the company sacked John Visentin, HP’s head of Enterprise Services and replaced him with temporarily with an EDS executive named Mike Nefkens. Today, HP …

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New CNN President Named: Jeff Zucker

CNN Worldwide today announced that Jeff Zucker will take the reigns of the global media company as its CEO. Starting in January 2013, Zucker will oversee the 23 news and information businesses under the CNN brand, including CNN International, CNN.com, and HLN. “I am thrilled to join the distinguished team of journalists across the worldwide platforms of CNN,” said Zucker. …

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Yahoo Gets A New Executive To Lead Talent Acquisition

Yahoo announced today the appointment of Jacqueline Reses to the role of Executive Vice President of People and Development. She’ll be responsible for leading HR and talent acquisition. She’ll also lead corporate and business development at the global level. Previously, Reses led media group Apex Partners. She has also served as CEO of real estate software company iBuilding. Before that, …

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Is Hulu’s CEO Heading To Facebook?

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has just jumped from one rumor whirlwind to another, as the New York Post is reporting that Kilar may be on his way to Facebook. The Post quotes sources that say Mark Zuckerberg is very interested in Kilar and is considering him for a “senior role” in the company. Kilar joined Hulu after years of work …

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HTC Hires a New President for North America

HTC announced today that Mike Woodward has become its new president of North America. Woodward will be overseeing HTC’s sales, marketing, and operations for the U.S. and Canada. “I have been fortunate to witness first-hand HTC’s leadership in mobile innovation, design and consumer experiences, and am proud to be joining a team known for putting consumers at the center of …

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Nintendo Hires Its First VP of Network Business

Nintendo of America today announced that it has hired its first ever senior vice president of network business. Duncan Orrell-Jones (pictured) will be taking the newly-created position starting July 1. Nintendo states that Orrell-Jones will be heading up the development of Nintendo of America’s digital strategy for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game consoles. He will be reporting …

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StumbleUpon’s New VP of Product Surfs, Wears a Green Hat

StumbleUpon announced today that it has hired Cody Simms as its new vice president of product. Simms will be leaving his current position as vice president of product management at Yahoo to fill the job. The StumbleUpon position will put him in charge of the company’s product management and design, including the Paid Discovery advertising platform. “Cody has great experience …

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