LA Tech ‘Moves’: Inspectiv Lures New CEO, Game1 Taps Hollywood Producer

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’: Inspectiv Lures New CEO, Game1 Taps Hollywood Producer
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“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.


Cybersecurity startup Inspectiv appointed co-founder of fraud prevention service Telesign Ryan Disraeli as CEO. Prior to this, Disraeli had served as CEO of Telesign.

Marketing automation platform Phonexa promoted director of engineering Alexey Sidora to chief technology officer.

Biotechnology startup Vivera Pharmaceuticals tapped Guido Jouret as Interim chief technology officer and to the company's board of advisors. Dr. Jouret previously served as Plume Design's chief development officer.

Consumer ecommerce platform Boosted Commerce appointed Martin Dunstheimer as chief financial officer. Dunstheimer previously held the title for TOMS shoes and Lucky Brand Jeans.

Sports content studio Game1 hired Ben Bitoni as chief creative officer and head of unscripted programming. Bitoni previously served as executive vice president, non-fiction television and alternate programming at 101 Studios, and has held positions at Asylum, Entertainment One, and NBC Universal.

IP commerce management platform Rightsline welcomed Melanie Nelson as chief marketing officer and Jason Cheverton as chief strategy officer. Nelson previously served as vice president at Samsung Electronics and Sony Corporation, while Cheverton held leadership positions at Lone Wolf Technologies and Mi9 Retail.

Creative content research platform Pilotly tapped former HBO vice president of content research Kevin Ivey as head of research.

Web3 company Vatom welcomed Steve Machin as global director of entertainment and Vicenc Marti as managing director of Vatom Europe. Marti previously served as the president of EDM event company elrow, while Machin held senior positions at Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

WELL Health, a SaaS digital health platform hired JP Knapp as vice president of sales and Justin Widlund as general counsel. Knapp served as vice president of sales at Vocera Communications, while Widlund has 17 years of legal experience advising various companies including Freshworks, Microsoft, Apigee (acquired by Google), and NetSuite (acquired by Oracle).

Correction: An earlier version of the post misstated Ryan Disraeli's new title at Inspectiv.

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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.

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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
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“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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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.

This Week in ‘Raises’: Swell Energy Lands $120M, Modyfi Draws in $8M
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