'Moves': Warner Music Hires Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda as an Advisor

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.

'Moves': Warner Music Hires Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda as an Advisor
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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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ImmPACT Bio–a clinical-stage medtech company researching chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell cancer therapies–hired Venkat Yepuri as chief operating officer. Prior to this role, Yepuri served at biopharmaceutical company Amgen in Thousand Oaks as chief procurement officer and vice president of global business solutions.

Leading e-commerce auto parts company Carparts.com brought on Kals Subramanian as chief technology officer. Prior to this role, Subramanian served as vice president of e-commerce technology at Lowe's.

Fan engagement platform Peeq appointed Ommid Bavarian as its first chief financial officer. Bavarian previously served as CFO for the IT-focused private equity firm Lotus Innovations.

Jill Angeljoined TrueCar, an online marketplace for old and new vehicles, as chief people officer. Angel recently served as executive vice president of people at Leaf Group, a digital content company and platform that run Internet brands like eHow and Society6.

Digital adtech startup Trust hired former Snap manager Matt Trandall as senior vice president of partnerships and community.

AI-powered community lending platform Camino Financial appointed Shaja Selvamani as vice president of data science and Richard Solomon as vice president of credit risk and portfolio management. Selvamani most recently served as senior director of data science at Envestnet Yodlee. Solomon’s resume includes senior positions at JPMorgan Chase and Strategic Financial Solutions, as well as co-founding the PlutoCard, an AI-underwriting service.

John Eason joined power grid management company Electrical Grid Monitoring as vice president of product and market development. Eason previously served as product manager at GE Digital and Sentient Energy.

Dennis Cook joined multi-platform media company Nexstar Digital as vice president of sales marketing. Cook previously served as vice president of marketing at Gamut.

Gaming Community Network, a gaming and esports marketing agency, hired Jenn Wong as vice president of strategy and brand activations. Wong previously guided engagement and partnership strategy at Caesars Entertainment.

BuildOps, a commercial contractor management software provider, hired Glen West as head of growth. West previously served as product and technology manager at Alliance Solutions Group.

Venture growth firm March Capital announced Brad Weirick as partner and general counsel. Prior to this role, Weirick served as partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Venture capital firm Touchdown Ventures promoted former principal Will Geiger and investor Brett Kadesh to directors and former analysts Maddi Holman and Kathy Quigley to associates.

Linkin Park co-founder and music tech pioneer Mike Shinoda joined Warner Recorded Music as community innovation advisor.

Activision Blizzard added Substack’s vice president of communications Lulu Cheng Meservey and Bacardi senior vice president Kerry Carr to its board.

Bruvi, a single-serve coffee startup, added Andrea Clementini to its board of advisors. Clementini previously served as CEO of Italian coffee brand Caffitaly.

Direct-to-consumer healthcare apparel brand FIGS announced the founding of its healthcare advisory board. Members include Fora Fertility co-founder Natalie Crawford, interventional and diagnostic radiologist Scott Fujimoto, professor Sarah J. Kilpatrick, veterinarian Andrew Kushnir, nurse practitioner Danielle LeVeck, Resilience Orthopedics founder Pamela Mehta and emergency medicine physician Darien Sutton-Ramsey .

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Spencer Rascoff serves as executive chairman of dot.LA. He is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Pacaso and Supernova, and who served as Zillow's CEO for a decade. During Spencer's time as CEO, Zillow won dozens of "best places to work" awards as it grew to over 4,500 employees, $3 billion in revenue, and $10 billion in market capitalization. Prior to Zillow, Spencer co-founded and was VP Corporate Development of Hotwire, which was sold to Expedia for $685 million in 2003. Through his startup studio and venture capital firm, 75 & Sunny, Spencer is an active angel investor in over 100 companies and is incubating several more.

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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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“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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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.

This Week in ‘Raises’: ADARx Pharmaceuticals Lands $46M, PLAI Labs Scores $32M
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