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Technical Orbit Movements – ActiveCampaign, Arcserve, LogRhythm & Qlik

by Helen J. Wolf
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We’re collecting all job postings from June 17-22, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest news from the tech industry.

Tech veteran Sameer Kazi has joined ActiveCampaign as the company’s new president.

Before that, he was CEO of the customer engagement platform Cheetah Digital. During that time, Cheetah Digital grew into one of the world’s largest independent enterprise martech companies, with offices in 18 countries.

Before that, he held senior management positions at Measured and ExactTarget, where he led both companies through transformative growth.

As president, Kazi will build on the core business of what has made ActiveCampaign so successful and help prepare it for the next growth phase. Sameer will report directly to founder and CEO Jason VandeBoom.

ActiveCampaign, Arcserve, LogRhythm & Qlik

“I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to join Jason and the entire ActiveCampaign team on this journey,” said Kazi.

“ActiveCampaign drives growth in any business with an easy-to-use and powerful sales and marketing automation solution.

“I look forward to working with our teams and clients to accelerate our mutual success.”

In addition, Kelly O’Connell has been elevated to the executive leadership team as senior vice president of product strategy.

In her role, she shapes the product and pricing strategy and leads the product and design teams.

O’Connell has been with ActiveCampaign since 2015 and has held key leadership roles in the organization’s product, sales, and customer success functions.

“Since joining the company seven years ago, it’s been an incredible experience supporting ActiveCampaign as it grows across multiple roles,” said O’Connell.

“Our team is made up of nice, hardworking, talented people, and the platform is truly unique and constantly evolving to help our customers grow.

“I am excited to join the leadership team and continue to guide the evolution of our platform.”

Karl Thomson has been promoted to Asia Pacific’s pre-sales director.

Thomson has been part of the Arcserve team since 2013, bringing extensive knowledge of the product and solution portfolio and experience in using and deploying the solutions in private, public, and hybrid clouds.

In his new role, Thomson will leverage his engineering background to add value and drive innovation in the pre-sales process, focusing on enabling greater coherence from sales to the solution.

Based in Auckland, Thomson works closely with the pre-sales community in the APAC region and its colleagues in the US and EMEA, along with product management teams.

“This promotion is a true reflection of Karl’s hard work as a key technology evangelist for Arcserve in ANZ and the APAC region,” said David Lenz, Arcserve APAC vice president of sales.

“Karl’s unwavering commitment and dedication to supporting our customers will ensure we continue to deliver solutions that matter while continuing to build on our success in the region.”

Before joining Arcserve, Thomson was a senior engineer at several New Zealand reseller organizations. Thomson also remains an active member of the Kiwi entrepreneurial community, supporting local emerging technology ventures.

“Ransomware now poses a major risk to businesses compared to traditional hardware failure or natural disaster,” Thomson said.

“We are focused on changing the mindset of businesses to realize the importance of frequent daily backups in on-premises, cloud, and SaaS environments.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage both the sales and technical aspects of my experience to ensure our solutions meet the needs of solution engineers, drive greater adoption of technical best practices and ultimately drive greater data resilience for our customers and partners.”

Colin Pal joined the company as head of product.

Based in Malaysia, he will be critical in strengthening FastCo’s ecosystem synergies within the recently launched Workforce-as-a-Service platform, FastGig, and flagship jobs platform FastJobs.

Having held product leadership positions in Photobook Worldwide, CaterSpot, and Gnowbe before joining FastCo, Pal is no stranger to the technology and startup scene in SEA.

He is also actively involved in the product community in APAC, having been invited to speak at leading product conferences such as Mind the Product (MTP) APAC and Product Management Festival APAC (PMF APAC).

His passion for all things product management is reflected outside of work. He co-founded PM Huddle, a product management community in Malaysia that he founded in 2016.

During the pandemic, he created The Product Un(censored) Show, a long podcast that interviews product leaders from across Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

The company that helps busy and streamlined security teams save the day names Mitzi Hunter as Chief Marketing Officer and Mike Dalgleish as Vice President of Sales, Americas.

“We are thrilled that Mitzi will join the executive team and that Mike will lead our sales organization in North America,” said LogRhythm President and CEO Christopher O’Malley.

“Mitzi and Mike embody what it takes to provide our customers with the most trusted and innovative experience, and I’m excited to see what contribution they will make to LogRhythm.”

As Chief Marketing Officer, Hunter will define and implement the overall marketing strategy aligned with the company’s revenue growth goal.

She will lead and manage the team of global marketers in North America, EMEA, and APAC.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to build on the momentum LogRhythm has experienced this year,” said Hunter.

“Maintaining the success of our marketing organization is paramount, and I look forward to helping our team reach new heights.”

Expanding his role as Vice President of Sales, Dalgleish will build and manage a high-performing sales force in the US region while helping team members achieve successful results and meet commitments.

“I am honored to lead LogRhythm’s sales initiatives in North America and continue to position the company as a leading provider of security solutions to our customers and partners,” said Dalgleish.

“My goal for the sales organization is to improve service to our customers and partners continuously.

“We are a company that aims to reinvent the security market’s future through innovative solutions that meet the call of duty in the digital age; I will work diligently to meet our commitments and meet the expectations of customers and partners to surpass.”

Alex Jones has been appointed to the company’s advisory board.

He is the technical director of Kubernetes at Canonical and contributes to the CNCF TAG App Delivery as a technical leader.

He has invested over a decade in technical leadership roles at Microsoft, JPMorgan, American Express, and British Sky Broadcasting.

A frequent speaker, advisor, and mentor, Jones is involved in the cloud community of open-source native technology.

“Alex brings us an extraordinary combination of technical depth and market knowledge,” said Ondat founder and CEO Alex Chircop.

“His experiences helping organizations at scale design, implement, and manage storage architectures around the world will not only benefit our product and technical planning processes, but it will also help us improve the minds of business buyers. , who are increasingly reaching out to help us solve their most challenging cloud-native storage problems.”

Jones joins the recent additions to the advisory board, Lisa-Marie Namphy, and Cheryl Hung.

“Ondat is technically and architecturally in a prime position to address these new-age challenges in a way that doesn’t burden developers with additional toil and yet another learning curve to the left,” Jones said.

“Ondat delivers the value of a quirky solution rather than a bucket of parts. It provides stories, journeys, and guardrails for virtually every user level, from a single developer with a WordPress site to a distributed team at a multinational corporation.

“I’m excited to be a part of helping bring that vision to market.”

After thirty years of leadership and treatment for a brain tumor, Ian McCrae is adapting his role to realize the company’s people plan and leadership transition as the final phase of his five-year rebuild strategy.

“Part of the five-year plan will put Orion Health in a strong growth position with a strong leadership team in all parts of the company and the world,” said McCrae.

Lucy Porter has joined Orion on a board level and special projects.

She rejoins the company after holding various roles, including Rhapsody’s business operations, Orion Health Product Research & Development, and UK Professional Services Project lead.

Lucy completes Orion Health’s leadership team as the company president, along with Ian and Orion Health President Michael Falconer.

Craig White and Grant Anthony have joined as Chief Data Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Orion Health, respectively.

White returned to Aotearoa for the role after two decades working offshore in healthcare, focusing on data and its application to complex healthcare problems.

In contrast, this is Grant’s first role in healthcare, and he brings a wealth of experience from the financial and broader technology sectors.

“Thirty years ago, Orion Health was an idea based on seeing health problems in New Zealand that I knew technology could help solve,” McCrae added.

“Now we have a track record of pioneering innovation, from the first company in New Zealand to get the Internet to revolutionizing end-user healthcare through our Digital Front Door technology. We back it up with consistent profitability .”

Chris Powell has been appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer.

Powell leads Qlik’s global marketing and communications organization in this role and leads a multidisciplinary team responsible for branding, messaging, demand management, and communications.

“Chris is a proven technology marketing leader with a track record of success at multiple public companies,” said Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik.

“He brings a modern perspective on how to engage customers and prospects while also getting a wealth of experience across the marketing arena, including field marketing, advertising, lead generation, and communications.

“We are delighted to have Chris lead our dynamic marketing organization into the next chapter of Qlik.”

Powell has held several marketing leadership roles for large, innovative software technology companies throughout his career, including multiple leadership roles at SAP and as Chief Marketing Officer at Commvault for eight years.

He joined Qlik in July 2021 as Senior Vice President of Field Marketing and has led multiple strategic initiatives, including developing and launching Qlik’s most recent global brand campaign.

“Qlik sets the standard with the complete solutions available for data integration and analytics,” said Powell.

“Along with our partner ecosystem, customers of all sizes worldwide count on Qlik to give them the confidence to leverage data and innovate in amazing ways.

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