BostInno: Player Personnel: 20 companies added to their C-suites in August

August was all about the change-ups.

A total of 20 different companies, from technology unicorns to ambitious startups, brought on new additions to their C-suites. That includes three CEOs: Cloud lake data platform ChaosSearch hired Ed Walsh, video content analytics firm BriefCam hired Gil Briman and Demand Science Group, the parent company of PureB2B, appointed Peter Cannone.

EY also unveiled the list of finalists for its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year New England, featuring entrepreneurs from 32 different companies.

Below are all the major hires, fires and board appointments that took place in Massachusetts last month.

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Boston-based online notary startup Notarize hired Nicole Booth as EVP of public affairs.

Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners brought on payments veteran Ian Drysdale as an executive-in-residence.

Cambridge biopharma company Yumanity Therapeutics appointed Ellen K. Forest chief HR officer.

Boston-based telehealth company Amwell appointed Serkan Kutan CTO.

Duck Creek Technologies appointed Eva F. Huston as its first-ever chief strategy officer.

Boston-based customer data quality company Validity hired Gary Hall as CFO.

Boston-based Akouos, a precision genetic medicine company focused on hearing loss, appointed Alan Smith CTO.

Wellesley-based wind energy company Halo Energy hired Dave Forbes as COO.

Waltham-based fintech BlueSnap appointed Jason Green to lead the company’s global sales organization.

Former Yotpo CFO Jamie Kiggen joined health tech company Kyruus as CFO.

Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals appointed Uzair Qadeer as the company’s first chief diversity officer.

Gamida Cell appointed Matthew Metivier to the role of vice president, human resources and Michele Korfin to the dual role of chief operating and chief commercial officer.

Boston-based cloud lake data platform ChaosSearch has a new CEO in Ed Walsh. Walsh most recently served as GM of IBM’s storage division.

Boston private equity firm Great Hill Partners promoted Joe Germanese to principal.

Boston-based building operations software startup Building Engines appointed Deirdre O’Driscoll as chief financial officer and Colleen Honan as chief sales officer.

Openly, a homeowners insurance platform, appointed Grant Owens chief product and underwriting officer.

Corvus Insurance, an AI-powered insurtech startup, hired Sam Kramer as VP of reinsurance.

Enterprise AI company DataRobot appointed Parm Uppal chief revenue officer. (Curious about DataRobot’s office? Take a look inside the downtown HQ in our #OfficeEnvy.)

TechNet, a national network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, named Chris Gilrein as the new executive director for Massachusetts and the Northeast, based in Boston. Gilrein started in the new role on Aug. 24.

Boston-based XRHealth, which uses extended reality for telehealth applications, hired Deepa Javeri as CFO.

With Astrocyte Research’s acquisition of Passiv.AI, Passiv.AI founder Jeffrey Corrado joined the Astrocyte team as head of market intelligence.

Cambridge-based payments company MineralTree hired Kristin Hambelton as chief marketing officer.

Boston-based BriefCam, a video content analytics firm, appointed Gil Briman CEO. He previously held the same position at Solcon Group.

Boston-based AG Mednet, a technology company streamlining data quality for clinical trials, named Brian Zabin COO.

Danvers-based Demand Science Group, the parent company of PureB2B, appointed Peter Cannone CEO.

Seniorlink, a tech-enabled health services company, announced Amy McConnell as chief compliance and privacy officer.

EY unveiled the list of finalists for its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year New England, featuring 32 different companies. Check it out here.

Lexington-based gene therapy company uniQure N.V. appointed Ricardo Dolmetsch as president of R&D effective Sept. 14.

Andover-based Casa Systems, a provider of cloud-native virtual and physical infrastructure technology solutions for telco networks, appointed Scott Bruckner CFO.

Cambridge-based oncology company Mersana Therapeutics appointed Chuck Miller SVP of regulatory affairs.

Original article contributed by: BostInno

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