Disney Taps Former Apple Gaming Exec, Aspiration Hires New Sustainability Chief

Decerry Donato

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Disney Taps Former Apple Gaming Exec, Aspiration Hires New Sustainability Chief
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NINJIO, a cybersecurity awareness training company, tapped Teresa Alicer as chief financial officer. Alicer previously served as vice president of finance at Semihandmade.

Former Salesforce senior vice president Jon Fee joined VettaFi, a data and analytics platform for the asset management industry, as chief marketing officer.

Fintech firm Aspiration welcomed Olivia Albrecht as chief sustainability officer. Albrecht most recently served as global head of ESG for The TCW Group.

The Walt Disney Company tapped former Apple Arcade games creative director Mark Bozon as its vice president of Next Generation Storytelling creative experiences.

Allen Media Group promoted Michael Senzonto president of digital. He was previously the company’s senior vice president of digital and general manager of Local Now.

The Honest Company, a clean lifestyle brand, hired Steve Winchell as executive vice president of operations and R&D. Winchell previously served as executive vice president of product at The Parent Company.

Event management platform Swoogo added Sam Harkness as senior vice president of partnerships. He was previously head of partnerships for Looker.

UP.Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm, promoted former principal Ally Warson to partner. The company also welcomed Joshua Schachter, the co-founder of del.icio.us (acquired by Yahoo) and Tasty Labs (acquired by Walmart) as venture partner, as Whipsaw co-founder Bob Riccomini as design partner.

ATM solutions provider FCTI hired John Grosheim as director of security. Grosheim previously served as an associate director at Cognizant.

Athos Therapeutics, an artificial intelligence-focused preclinical biotech company, added Yiannis Monovoukas and Monte Stettin to be advisors and observers to the board of directors. Monovoukas is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Helios Cardio, while Stettin is the CEO and founder of Mahler Development Company.

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