Rand Technology Appoints Key Executives Across Global Regions

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rand Technology (Rand) has appointed Kim Fix, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Americas & Europe; Frederick Fu, President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific (APAC); Nami Mokri, Vice President, Sales & Sourcing, APAC; Kevin Sheehan, Chief Information Officer (CIO); and Jennifer Strawn, Director, Sourcing & Procurement, Americas & Europe.

Kim Fix, Global Vice President, QA & Operations, has been appointed to COO, Americas & Europe. Kim will lead Rand’s sales and sourcing teams’ operations across the Americas and Europe and oversee global compliance, quality assurance, and operations. Kim has been integral to Rand’s preferred status with its business partners and multi-site ISO, OHSAS, ANSI ESD, and R2 certifications.

Frederick Fu joined Rand as President and Managing Director, APAC. He previously served as Avnet’s President of APAC. He has been fundamental to Rand’s efficacy, growth, strategy, and success in the APAC region.

Nami Mokri was appointed Vice President, Sales &

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UK appoints entrepreneur as first tech envoy to US



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The UK has appointed an entrepreneur as its first technology envoy to the United States and consul-general to San Francisco.

Joe White has worked for 20 years in the digital sector, including as a Silicon Valley investor.

It is the first time the two roles have been combined and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the move underlined the UK’s commitment to the tech sector.

Mr White said it was an honour to represent the UK at a “critical time”.

The Foreign Office said he had extensive experience as an entrepreneur and venture capital investor and most recently worked as a general partner at tech fund Entrepreneur First.

He was made an MBE in 2017 for services to technology businesses.

Mr Raab said: “The UK and the US are the largest investors in each other’s economies and this important appointment further underlines our commitment to the tech sector.

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Omni Agent Solutions Appoints Mike Hume Chief Technology Officer

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Omni Agent Solutions, an affiliate of Beilinson Advisory Group, today announced the appointment of Mike Hume as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Mr. Hume will oversee the company’s overall technology strategy, including the ongoing development and innovation of both its technology infrastructure and platforms.

“2020 has been a year of extraordinary growth and we are excited for someone with Mike’s expertise and industry experience to join our leadership team,” said Marc Beilinson, Chairman of Beilinson Advisory Group. “Mike will be instrumental in designing and executing our vision of innovative technology solutions, enhancing our cloud-based assets and growing our IT and software development department.”

With more than 25 years of technology experience, Mike spent 21 years at Computershare, a global

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Integral Ad Science Expands Business Operations in India, Appoints Mehul Desai as Country Head

“We’re continuing our expansion across APAC, and welcoming Mehul to the IAS team will help fuel our innovation and growth for the region,” said Laura Quigley, SVP APAC, IAS. “Brand safety, ad fraud, and viewability have become even more critical in a complex regional advertising ecosystem. IAS’s growth in India will enable us to bring much-needed transparency to brands placing their digital investments in the region, helping them safeguard the brand reputation and maximize campaign performance.”

Mehul brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading innovative technology businesses to his new role at IAS, along with immense experience in engineering and R&D. He will help supercharge IAS’s product innovation and growth mandate in India, driving adoption of the company’s best-in-class measurement and verification solutions. Mehul will lead a team of ad-tech experts at IAS to establish strategic relationships with brands and agencies, helping them maximize

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XpresSpa Group Appoints David Kohel to Newly Created Chief Technology Officer Position

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NEW YORK, Dec 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) (“XpresSpa” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company, today announced that it has named David Kohel as its Chief Technology Officer, a newly created position at the Company. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of developing technology to support the Company’s long-term opportunity of building the leading global Travel Health and Wellness brand.

“David is a great addition to our leadership team and brings to us extensive technology experience in driving innovation along with demonstrated success,” said Doug Satzman, XpresSpa Group CEO. “His customer-centric approach aligns perfectly with our vision of creating a new business that leverages our historic Travel Wellness experience and new-found Healthcare expertise, enabling us as

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Matinas BioPharma Appoints Hui Liu, Ph.D., M.B.A. as Chief Technology Officer

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BEDMINSTER, N.J., Dec 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
BEDMINSTER, N.J., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing next generation therapeutics to advance standards of care in areas of significant unmet medical need, today announced the appointment of Hui Liu, Ph.D., M.B.A. as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Liu joins Matinas with extensive experience in pharmaceutical formulation and delivery technologies, including lipid nanoparticle formulations of mRNA, siRNA and vaccines. In this new role, Dr. Liu will work closely with Raphael Mannino, Ph.D., Matinas’ Chief Scientific Officer, and lead efforts to further strengthen the Company’s proprietary lipid nanocrystal (LNC) drug delivery platform and accelerate its potential applications for both internal programs and external collaborations.

“Dr. Liu has spent his career studying, developing, and optimizing drug

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USAT Appoints Ravi Venkatesan to Newly Created Chief Technology Officer Position


USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) (“USAT”), a cashless payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for the self-service retail market, today announced that Ravi Venkatesan will be joining the Company in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Venkatesan joins from Bakkt, where he was Head of Innovation. He held the dual roles of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer at Bridge2 Solutions, prior to its sale to ICE, the parent company of Bakkt. He will be responsible for leadership of USAT’s architecture, development, network operations and product teams.


“Ravi is a great addition to our leadership team and brings with him extensive technology experience and demonstrated success,” said Sean Feeney, chief executive officer, USA Technologies. “As part of our commitment to help consumers ‘buy it and go,’ we are enhancing our product and technology teams with someone who brings deep expertise

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Leading AI Platform BlackSwan Technologies Appoints Veterans from HSBC & Splunk to Key Leadership Roles Amid Rapid Growth

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 30, 2020–

BlackSwan Technologies, the leading artificial intelligence company pioneering the next generation of enterprise software, announces key leadership appointments to help oversee the company’s ongoing global expansion.

Christy Wilson, who formerly served as VP of Product Operations at Splunk, is joining the company as Senior Vice President of Product. Ayan Kar, formerly the Global Head of Digital Product Data and Analytics at HSBC, has also been named Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics, Financial Services. The additions of Christy and Ayan — both well-respected industry veterans known for pursuing cutting-edge innovations — reflect the increased recognition BlackSwan Technologies is receiving from leading global enterprises.

The new appointments come on the heels of the company’s recent launch of ELEMENT, the world’s first AI operating system. ELEMENT empowers any enterprise to quickly leverage advanced AI to improve business operations across the enterprise. ELEMENT is already being

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Apervita Appoints David Yakimischak as New Chief Technology Officer

In his role, David will oversee the development and execution teams of Apervita’s products, including technology development, operations (DevOps), engineering and quality assurance. He also will lead the effort to scale the company’s digital platform, which enables digital quality measurement, clinical intelligence, value-based contract monitoring and provider performance measurement.

Most recently, David served as CTO at ConnectiveRx, which provides tech-enabled commercialization services to leading pharmaceutical manufacturers to help patients get on and stay on prescribed medications.

Prior to that, he oversaw the scaling of Surescripts, the first nationwide health information network in the United States. During his tenure, the Surescripts network grew from a few hundred to 14 million prescriptions per day. In his roles of CTO and general manager, he led the growth and expansion of the network, which has become a foundational element of U.S. health information exchange.

In his role as Surescripts chief quality officer, he

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Cogent Biosciences Appoints Brad Barnett as Chief Technology Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cogent Biosciences, Inc. (“Cogent”) (NASDAQ: COGT), a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases, today announced the appointment of Brad Barnett as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Mr. Barnett will be responsible for all aspects of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC), technical development, supply chain operations, and alliance management.

“We are excited to welcome Brad to the growing Cogent Biosciences team. Brad’s extensive experience leading the manufacturing and supply chain organization at Array BioPharma will prove invaluable as we expand PLX9486 into clinical trials for systemic mastocytosis and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients,” said Andrew Robbins, President & CEO of Cogent Biosciences. “I had the pleasure of working with Brad at Array, and I am excited to reconnect as we execute on our development plans for PLX9486. Additionally, Brad will be a great asset

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