LA Tech Moves: Universal Hydrogen Has a New Slate of Execs; UTA Gets a New VP of Ventures

Molly Wright

Molly Wright is an intern for dot.LA. She previously edited the London School of Economics' student newspaper in the United Kingdom, interned for The Hollywood Reporter and was the blogging editor for UCLA's Daily Bruin.

LA Tech Moves: Universal Hydrogen Has a New Slate of Execs; UTA Gets a New VP of Ventures

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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Marketing automation platform Phonexa has hired Jeff Schaffer as chief operating officer. Schaffer previously served as vice president of ecommerce consulting firm FountainheadME.

HR software company Trusaic has hired Dianne Seo as chief financial officer. Seo was most recently CFO of Ohana Pacific Bank in Honolulu.

Aerospace startup Universal Hydrogen has appointed Jørn Rosenlund, Anna Goranson and Adam Metzger to the roles of chief operating officer, vice president of people, and interim chief financial officer, respectively. Rosenlund joins from Nel Hydrogen, Goranson arrives from Airspace and Metzger was previously at BNP Paribas.

Fitness company LIT Method has hired Mike Abramson as chief strategy officer. Abramson was previously chief operating officer and chief revenue officer for Xponential Fitness Inc.

Plant-based drink company Koia has appointed keto lifestyle expert and influencer Thomas DeLauer as chief keto officer.

United Talent Agency has named Paul Yoo as its senior vice president of ventures. Yoo was previously a partner at Transom Consulting Group and M&A Services.

Oscar “Oz” Lang and Ben Sullins have joined VIZIO as the electronics company’s vice president of product management and vice president of product engineering, respectively. Lang joins from Adobe and Sullins from SpotX.

Robert Choi has joined Caprice Capital Partners as vice president. Choi was previously a senior associate at Breakwater Management.

Krystina Nguyen has joined fintech payroll platform Gig Wage as vice president of marketing, according to LinkedIn. Nguyen previously was head of marketing at Tapcheck.

James Washington has joined JUMP Global Technology Advisors as managing director of business development. Washington, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and is currently the president of the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California. He is also president of nonprofit organization Shelter 37.

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