LA Tech ‘Moves’: Disney Taps Bob Iger for CEO, Former Meta Exec Joins DeSo

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

LA Tech ‘Moves’: Disney Taps Bob Iger for CEO, Former Meta Exec Joins DeSo
LA Tech ‘Moves’:

“Moves,” our roundup of job changes in L.A. tech, is presented by Interchange.LA, dot.LA's recruiting and career platform connecting Southern California's most exciting companies with top tech talent. Create a free Interchange.LA profile here—and if you're looking for ways to supercharge your recruiting efforts, find out more about Interchange.LA's white-glove recruiting service by emailing Sharmineh O’Farrill Lewis (sharmineh@dot.la). Please send job changes and personnel moves to moves@dot.la.


The Walt Disney Company tapped Bob Iger as chief executive officer. Iger served as the company’s CEO prior to Bob Chapek.

Blockchain technology company Decentralized Social (DeSo) named former Meta exec Salil Shah as chief operating officer.

Climate tech company CarbonCapture Inc. appointed Robert Whyte as vice president of projects. Whyte previously served as operations manager for Suncor Energy Service.

Biocept welcomed Quyen Dao-Haddock to its board of directors. Dao-Haddock served as the CAO for Presidio Property Trust.

Justin Mika joined PhenoVista Biosciences, a leading provider of advanced phenotypic discovery services board of directors. Mika recently served as AlivaMab Discovery Services (ADS) CEO.

BioMed Realty, a leading provider of real estate solutions to life science and technology added Ankit Patel as chief financial officer and executive vice president. Prior to joining, Patel served as the senior vice president, corporate finance and capital markets at Ventas.

Artificial intelligence company RAD AI hired Christopher Robert (“CR”) Celona as strategic advisor for corporate development and Alexander Wissner-Gross, as its founding advisor. Celona has held positions at Vimeo, NBC-Universal and Walmart, while his colleague Wissner-Gross taught at MIT and Harvard and was the only individual in MIT history to receive a triple major.

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How Women’s Purchasing Power Is Creating a New Wave of Economic Opportunities In Sports

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

How Women’s Purchasing Power Is Creating a New Wave of Economic Opportunities In Sports
Samson Amore

According to a Forbes report last April, both the viewership and dollars behind women’s sports at a collegiate and professional level are growing.

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LA Tech Week Day 5: Social Highlights
Evan Xie

L.A. Tech Week has brought venture capitalists, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world to the California coast. With so many tech nerds in one place, it's easy to laugh, joke and reminisce about the future of tech in SoCal.

Here's what people are saying about the fifth day of L.A. Tech Week on social:

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LA Tech Week: How These Six Greentech Startups Are Tackling Major Climate Issues

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

LA Tech Week: How These Six Greentech Startups Are Tackling Major Climate Issues
Samson Amore

At Lowercarbon Capital’s LA Tech Week event Thursday, the synergy between the region’s aerospace industry and greentech startups was clear.

The event sponsored by Lowercarbon, Climate Draft (and the defunct Silicon Valley Bank’s Climate Technology & Sustainability team) brought together a handful of local startups in Hawthorne not far from LAX, and many of the companies shared DNA with arguably the region’s most famous tech resident: SpaceX.

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