LA Tech ‘Moves’: Crafty Apes Gains New CTO, Trubify Taps Bain & Company Founding Partner

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’: Crafty Apes Gains New CTO, Trubify Taps Bain & Company Founding Partner
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.

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Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects company, appointed Sean Looper as chief technology officer. Looper held roles at Amazon Web Services, DreamWorks Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks where he led VFX-focused technology initiatives.

Founding partner of Bain and Company L.A., Mark Curcio, joined music technology platform Trubify as capital and entertainment advisor. Curcio was also the former CEO and founder of Artisan Entertainment which was acquired by Lionsgate.

ASM Global, a facility management and venue services company promoted Alex Merchán from executive vice president of marketing to chief marketing officer.

Kleinfelder welcomed Erik Soderquist as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Soderquist served as the CEO of Tepa, LLC.

CBS Entertainment named Amy Reisenbach its president. Prior to this role, Reisenbach served as the company’s senior vice president of current programs.

Transportation technology company Skyryse hired former Delta Airlines pilot Bill Warlick as head of flight test operations.

Green Boy Group, a global supplier of plant-based NON-GMO and organic food ingredients, added former Interfood CEO Jeroen van den Heuvel as the new managing director.

Health care technology company Cue Health tapped Josh Ghaim and Sachin Jain to its board of directors. Previously, Ghaim served as the CTO at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, while Jain was the CEO of CareMore and Aspire Health.

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Why Women’s Purchasing Power Is a Huge Advantage for Female-Led Leagues

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.

Why Women’s Purchasing Power Is a Huge Advantage for Female-Led Leagues
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LA Tech Week Day 5: Social Highlights
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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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