LA Tech ‘Moves’: SUMA Wealth Welcomes Back Former CEO, PowerPlant Partners Gains New COO

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’: SUMA Wealth Welcomes Back Former CEO, PowerPlant Partners Gains New COO
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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Venture capital firm PowerPlant Partners elevated head of investor relations and marketing Kathryn Cicoletti as chief operating officer. The company also hired former Touchdown Ventures associate Jigar Majmundar as vice president.

SUMA Wealth, a financial technology company, welcomed back the former chief executive officer Daniela Corrente as chief strategy and business officer.

Vereco Healthcare Solutions, a healthcare document services company added Paul Anthony as chief financial officer. Anthony was most recently CFO and corporate secretary for CynergisTek.

Chris Johnson joined tvScientific, a performance advertising platform as vice president of technology. Prior to joining, Johnson served as VP of engineering at Infillion.

Security and compliance automation platform Drata named George Bonser as vice president of sales. Bonser most recently served as the VP of sales and general manager of EMEA at OpsRamp.

Private equity firm Coatue hired Snap executive Ben Schwerin as new general partner in Los Angeles.

Halozyme Therapeutics, a biotechnology company appointed Barbara Duncan to its board of directors. Duncan previously served as the CFO of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Music superstar, choreographer, dancer, songwriter and performer Paula Abduljoined psychic platform Psychics1on1 as partner.

ImmPACT Bio, a clinical-stage company dedicated to the discovery of transformative chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies for cancer patients, appointed Biren Amin to its board of directors. Amin also serves as a co-director on the board of trustees of Axiom REACH Foundation.

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How Women’s Purchasing Power Is Creating a New Wave of Economic Opportunities In Sports

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.

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LA Tech Week: How These Six Greentech Startups Are Tackling Major Climate Issues

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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
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