Openings and New Hires at AOL, Swirl, Web.com
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Blueshift Labs Hires APAC Lead and Engineering Executive
Startup Blueshift Labs has hired Dhruv Shanker as vice president and head of APAC Office and Nipun Bhatia as vice president of engineering. Prior to Blueshift, Shanker was Groupon’s Head of Affiliate Marketing, Asia Pacific. There he was responsible for driving strategy, implementation and optimization for the company’s highest trafficked region. Bhatia joins Blueshift from @WalmartLabs, where he was the Senior Director of Engineering, Smart Pricing, and led the team responsible for designing and executing the pricing platform that powers Walmart’s Global eCommerce. Blueshift Labs has raised close to $13M in venture capital.
AOL Promotes Executive Internally
Seasoned entrepreneur Tim Mahlman has been promoted to president of platforms at AOL. The platforms team manages properties and tools that serve online advertisers and publishers. Mahlman founded Vidible and sold the company to AOL. He was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greycroft as well as CRO of Klout before joining the Verizon conglomerate.
Lavu CEO Ousted After Three Months
Marc Chesley has left his post as CEO of Lavu after only three months on the job. I wrote about Chesley joining Lavu a while back. The new developments are interesting for the young and fast growing startup. Chesley had replaced previous CEO Andy Lim with grand plans to expand into new markets. There’s not much reported on the situation yet, likely due to an executive exit package being put together.
Leadership Addition to Swirl Networks
Presence management and marketing platform for retailers, Swirl Networks has hired a C-level executive spearhead revenue. Dan Dmochowski joins the company as chief revenue officer. Dmochowski previously worked for Shoprunner and Blackhawk Network. The hire comes a year after Swirl raised $18M in venture capital in 2015.
Web.com Job Appointments After Yodle Acquisition
After acquiring Yodle, Web.com has been busy moving leadership structurure:
Angela Dunham is now Senior Vice President of Program Management & Sales and Service Operations. Before the acquisition she was SVP of Program and Performance Management at Yodle.
Dafna Sarnoff is now Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. She was formerly the SVP of Marketing at Yodle.
Steve Power is now Executive Vice President of Brand Networks. He joins from Yodle where he was President of Brand Networks.
Vikas Rijsinghani is now Executive Vice President of Premium Services. He was previously SVP of Online Marketing at Web.com.
Faisal Chughtai is now Executive Vice President of Retail, Domains and International. He was formerly SVP of International Expansion at Web.com.
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