February was a busy time for new hires and promotions within Boston’s tech scene. These five companies made the most of the short month with some impressive additions to their executive lineups.
Payment solutions company Flywire recently added Allison MacLeod as its executive vice president of global marketing. MacLeod joins Flywire from Rapid7, a security visibility, analytics and automated software solutions provider, where she worked on business development and demand generations initiatives. In her new position, she will help scale Flywire’s performance marketing, demand generation and sales.
Smartsheet, a cloud-based work execution platform, hired Chief Technology Officer Praerit Garg. Garg began his career at Microsoft and brings more than two decades of experience in delivering cloud-based services. As Smartsheet’s CTO, he will lead engineering and technical strategy. “Having led large engineering teams and founded two cloud-based startups, Praerit brings the combination of technical management, customer focus and business savvy that are crucial for this important role,” said CEO Mark Mader in a statement.
Former Vice President of Product Management at Salesforce, Brian Collins, was hired by online proctoring and education technology company, Examity. As the company’s new vice president of product management, Collins will lead Examity’s product strategy during a time of rapid growth — the company doubled their revenue and headcount in 2018. “As the pace — and complexity — of digital learning accelerates, Brian will ensure that our technology continues to incorporate the latest advances in AI and machine learning,” said Michael London, Examity founder and CEO, in a statement.
Online notarization company Notarize recently appointed a new Vice President of Customer Success, Jake Ramey. Ramey also joins newly hired Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Graham to help with delivering customer success, specifically within legacy industries undergoing digital transformations. Ramey comes from San Francisco-based Mixpanel where he established the company’s customer success team.
DataRobot, an automated machine learning provider, has hired a new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, Igor Taber. Taber will help head the company’s growth plans and manage mergers and acquisitions. He comes from Intel Capital, a corporate venture capital group, where he led major investments in DataRobot. “Igor’s deep experience scaling companies, coupled with his unmatched AI industry knowledge and network, make him the ideal person to lead our corporate development and strategy,” said Jeremy Achin, DataRobot CEO and co-founder, in a statement.