LA Tech ‘Moves’: SpaceX Taps Former NASA Human Spaceflight Official

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’: SpaceX Taps Former NASA Human Spaceflight Official
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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FaZe Holdings Inc., parent company of lifestyle and media platform FaZe Clan appointed Christoph Pachler, currently the chief financial officer, to the additional role of chief operating officer and the former head of esports Erik Anderson to president.

Semiconductor startup Transphorm promoted co-founder Dr. Primit Parikh as president and chief executive officer.

Aviation technology company Skyryse added Blake Bilstadas chief legal officer. Prior to joining the company, Bilstad also served as CLO and a board of directors member for dosist™ and led the legal charge for sports entertainment pioneer WWE.

Juan Aguilar joined independent insurance distribution and services firm Venbrook as the new chief financial officer. Aguilar most recently spent 15 years at Aon PLC where he held leadership roles across finance, business strategy & development and operations.

Fitness networking platform fibr welcomed William Coker as president. Prior to fibr, Coker held leadership positions at Crunch Fitness, Gold’s Gym Socal Group and EOS Fitness.

Former top NASA human spaceflight official Kathy Leuders joined Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX as general manager.

Electric mobility ecosystem company Faraday Future named Edward Darwick as head of finance operations. Darwick has 20 years of experience in product development and operational finance control and held leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and Nio.

Biotechnology company Terray Therapeutics hired Ribon Therapeutics chief medical officer Sudha Parasuraman, MD, to its board as an independent director.

Tealium, a web analytics and digital marketing software tapped industry veteran Rob Coyne to lead sales in Europe-Middle East. Most recently, Coyne served as the CRO at Thunderhead.

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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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