LA Tech ‘Moves’: The Honest Company Taps Amazon 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’: The Honest Company Taps Amazon Exec
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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Consumer products company The Honest Company named former Amazon and General Mills executive Carla Vernón as chief executive officer.

GoGuardian, a hybrid learning management software company welcomed Michael Jonas as co-president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining, Jonas spent 14 years at Microsoft and served as CFO of ThriftBooks.

Electric vehicle company Faraday Future promoted Matthias Aydt from product definition & eco mobile systems and business development to global senior vice president, product execution.

Prime Focus Technologies, a media technology applications company hired Suresh Sugumaran as the new EMEA Business Head. Sugumaran served as Tech Mahindra’s vice president of technology for M&E in Europe.

Visual effects (VFX) and animation studio DNEG appointed Alaric McAusland as managing director. McAusland served as the executive director for the Australian Directors’ Guild.

Sales enablement platform Seismic added Johanna Flower to its board of directors. Most recently, Johanna served as the CMO at CrowdStrike.

Arcturus Therapeutics, an RNA medicines company, appointed pharmaceutical industry veteran John Markels to its board of directors.

Robert S. Negrin joined preclinical-stage biotechnology company Appa Bio’s scientific advisory board. Negrin formerly served as the chief of the division of blood and marrow transplantation at Stanford University.

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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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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: Six LA-Based Greentech Startups to Know

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: Six LA-Based Greentech Startups to Know
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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