LA Tech ‘Moves’: Peacock Lures Former Netflix, Hulu Execs

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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Loaded, a gaming-focused talent and marketing agency, promoted Josh Swartz to chief executive officer. It also hired former FaZe Clan executive Jeff Pabstas chief operating officer and Riot Games alum Bridget Davidsonas president of talent.

Digital customer experience solutions company Alorica promoted Greg Haller to chief executive officer.

Global ecommerce software platform Assembly appointed Rahul Choraria as chief operating officer and Monica Kim as chief human resources officer.

Biopharmaceutical company ARS Pharmaceuticals hired Eric Karasas chief commercial officer and Kathleen Scott as chief financial officer.

Peacock tapped former Netflix executive Shannon Willett as chief marketing officer and former Hulu executive Brian Henderson as executive vice president of programming.

The Walt Disney Company named former Instagram communications chief Kristina Schake as executive vice president of global communications.

Medical apparel brand Jaanuu hired former Nike creative director Damion Triplett as executive creative director.

Boingo Wireless, a cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity provider, hired Rebecca Gray as senior vice president and general manager, military.

Greg Maddison joined FCTI, an ATM solutions provider, as senior risk manager.

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How These Ukranian Entrepreneurs Relocated Their Startups to LA and Found Success

Aisha Counts
Aisha Counts is a business reporter covering the technology industry. She has written extensively about tech giants, emerging technologies, startups and venture capital. Before becoming a journalist she spent several years as a management consultant at Ernst & Young.
How These Ukranian Entrepreneurs Relocated Their Startups to LA and Found Success
Joey Mota

Fleeing war and chasing new opportunities, more than a dozen Ukrainian entrepreneurs have landed in Los Angeles, finding an unexpected community in the city of dreams. These entrepreneurs have started companies that are collectively worth more than $300 million, in industries ranging from electric vehicle charging stations to audience monetization platforms to social networks.

Dot.LA spent an evening with this group of Ukrainian citizens, learning what it was like to build startups in Ukraine, to cope with the unimaginable fear of fleeing war, and to garner the resilience to rebuild.

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Snap’s Fourth Quarter Revenue Was the Company’s Slowest Growth Since Its IPO Six Years Ago

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College and previously covered technology and entertainment for TheWrap and reported on the SoCal startup scene for the Los Angeles Business Journal. Send tips or pitches to and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

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Sebastian Miño-Bucheli

Snap Inc.’s trend of growing its user base but failing to adequately monetize them continues.

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