LA Tech ‘Moves’: Disney Plus Taps Disney Streaming Exec

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 Plus Taps Disney Streaming Exec
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Biopharmaceutical company ADARx Pharmaceuticals welcomed Christopher Prentiss as chief financial officer. Prentiss previously served as Adamas Pharmaceuticals’ CFO.

Ingrid Delaet joined Neurocrine Biosciences, a neuroscience-focused biopharmaceutical company, as chief regulatory officer. Before joining, Delaet served as senior vice president of regulatory affairs at Intercept Pharmaceuticals.

Cue Health, a health care technology company, appointed Suzanne Stone as chief commercial officer. Stone was previously senior vice president at Dexcom.

Plant Prefab, a building technology company focused on sustainable design and materials, hired Agustin Rayon as chief operating officer. Prior to this role, Rayon served as Simple Homes’ COO.

Nutritional supplement brand Cymbiotika named Adam Gislason as chief strategy officer and general counsel. Gislason has served as general counsel for various companies, including Dash Radio, BPM Supreme, BOMANI Cold Buzz, EcoVerse, and Secure Circle.

Capstone Green Energy, an energy technology company that creates microgrid solutions, added Celia Fanning as chief accounting officer and controller. Fanning served as vice president of finance and accounting at Groundwork Coffee Holdings.

Talespin, a startup that deploys virtual reality to help companies train their employees, welcomed Annie Thompson as chief revenue officer, Ram Venkat as chief financial officer and Joe Millward as general manager of Asia-Pacific. Prior to Talespin, Thompson served as VP of global strategic partnerships at Velocity Global, while Venkat served as CFO of Sway Energy Corporation and Millward served as innovation manager at TAFE NSW.

Edtech company Age of Learning appointed edtech veteran Ty West as chief revenue officer. West previously served as Imagine Learning’s vice president.

Disney Plus tapped Disney streaming's executive vice president of global business operations Alisa Bowen as president.

Tango, a company that develops browser extensions to provide "how-to" guides, hired former Clearbit vice president of marketing Nick Wentz to head marketing.

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