LA Tech ‘Moves’: Netflix Taps Vanity Fair 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’: Netflix Taps Vanity Fair Exec
LA Tech ‘Moves’:

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Crafty Apes, a provider of visual effects services in cinematics, episodes, films and music videos company appointed Craig German as chief executive officer. Prior to joining the company, German served as the head of worldwide post production operations for Amazon Studios. German’s previous executive management roles include positions with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures and Technicolor.

Cheng Lu returned to autonomous driving technology company TuSimple as chief executive officer. Lu served as the company’s CEO and president in 2018.

Zefr, a content rights management platform, promoted Ryan Barker from senior vice president of technology to chief technology officer.

Advertising measurement, planning and optimization platform VideoAmp appointed Nicholas Chakalos as chief strategy officer. Chakalos served as the company’s external vice president and general manager.

ACELYRIN Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup welcomed Mardi C. Dier as chief financial officer, and chief business officer, and Mina Kim as chief legal and administrative officer. Before joining, Dier served as the EVP and CFO of Ultragenyx, while Kim served as CLO and head of corporate development at Zymergen.

Daniel Danielli joined IT consulting services company EVOTEK as vice president of business development. Danielli served as director at Arrow Electronics prior to joining EVOTEK.

Former executive editor of Vanity Fair Krista Smith was hired as head of publishing at Netflix.

Human resource management application company Bambee tapped former American Express president Susan Sobbott to its board of directors.

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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
Samson Amore

According to a Forbes report last April, both the viewership and dollars behind women’s sports at a collegiate and professional level are growing.

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LA Tech Week Day 5: Social Highlights
Evan Xie

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: 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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