Tag archives for Industry Moves

Colin Stretch Named Facebook’s New General Counsel as Top Lawyer Departs

Facebook announced on Thursday that Colin Stretch, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the company, will soon take over the position of vice president and general counsel for the social giant, assuming responsibility for leading Facebook’s legal team. Stretch will take over the position after the departure of Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s acting ...

Social Data Startup Gnip Shuffles Top Ranks, Names New CEO

Gnip Jud Valeski, left, will now be Gnip’s CTO. Moody steps into the CEO role.Gnip, a startup that resells social data from companies like Twitter and Facebook, announced a change in its executive ranks on Wednesday. Jud Valeski will now become CTO, while Chris Moody moves into the CEO role. Previously, ...

Zynga Co-Founder Signs On as Board Adviser at Bee Cave Games

Eric Schiermeyer, founding team member of social gaming company Zynga, announced Friday he will act as adviser to the board of directors at Bee Cave Games. The position comes on the heels of Schiermeyer’s investment in the company (the amount was not disclosed). Schiermeyer, will still hold his position at ...

Columbia’s Sreenivasan Bolts for New Digital Job at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of ArtSree Sreenivasan, a longtime presence at Columbia University — first at its Graduate School of Journalism, and then more recently as its first chief digital officer — will be leaving the university in August to take a position with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in ...

Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

As I noted in a piece last week about the departure of Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma for a new job at Disney, the Silicon Valley Internet giant is likely to see a lot more execs unhappy with the new regime of CEO Marissa Mayer take off after annual bonuses ...

Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company. The appointment by CEO Marissa Mayer, also announced in an internal memo last week, ...

Facebook Nabs Brunswick’s Buckley for Top Communications Job

Brunswick Group’s Michael Buckley, who has been working with Facebook on a range of corporate and other PR issues over the last several years, will be joining the social networking giant as VP of business communications. Buckley is essentially taking the job held by well-known Washington, D.C., player Joe Lockhart, who ...

Airbnb Hires Facebook’s Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

Airbnb has hired Mike Curtis to fill a new role as its VP of engineering, the peer-to-peer travel company said today. Curtis, who started at Airbnb a week ago, was previously a director of engineering at Facebook, where he had worked on the company’s growth team since 2011. Airbnb now has 50 ...

Facebook Snaps Up Talent From Social Startup Storylane

Facebook’s M&A team is on the move again. This time, the social giant has made a talent acquisition, snapping up five employees, including the founder, from the social startup Storylane. “The team from Storylane will be an incredible addition to Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD in a statement. “Their ...

Path Hires Ex-Google, Lytro Finance Head as New CFO

A little more than two years after launch, Path, the self-proclaimed “private social network” startup, is beginning to focus more on monetization. Hence the hiring of Kim Jabal as the company’s first CFO, who will spearhead the large task of eventually turning Path into a profitable service. Jabal comes to Path after ...