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Arianna Huffington To Join Uber Board of Directors

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced that The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, would be joining Uber’s board of directors, according to a blog post posted on The Huffington Post.

Uber has been one of the biggest and most controversial businesses over the past year and is fighting legal and regulatory battles. The company is valued at $60 billion.

Huffington told editors at the site that she was recusing herself from news coverage of Uber.

Anaplan Appoints Splunk CFO David Conte to Its Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:12

Anaplan, the enterprise planning cloud company, announced it has appointed David F. Conte to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Conte brings over 20 years of finance expertise to Anaplan’s board. He is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President at Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Previously, he served as CFO at IronKey, Inc., an internet security and privacy company.

Qualtrics Taps Former Google and Apple Executive Kim Scott for Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:20

Qualtrics, the world’s leading customer insight platform, today announced the addition of Kim Scott to its board of directors. As a former executive at Google and Apple, Scott brings a wealth of operational and leadership experience to the board, according to a Business Wire press release.

MC10, Inc. Appoints Paul Bleicher to its Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 20:36

MC10, Inc. announced that Dr. Paul Bleicher has joined the company's Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Dr. Bleicher is the Chief Executive Officer of OptumLabs™, an open, collaborative healthcare research and innovation center founded by a partnership between UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division and Mayo Clinic, and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Read the full press release.

Steve Race Joins CashBet Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 20:34

CashBet announced that Stephen Race has joined the company’s Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Race brings over 30 years domestic and international executive leadership experience across a wide range of industries, including gaming, financial services, and consumer goods. He is currently a Portfolio Manager at Strategic Turnaround Fund, a hedge fund focused on micro-cap US companies.

Optomec Elects Former Broadcom Chairman John Major to Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 20:31

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, aannounced that John E. Major, former chairman of the board and lead independent director at Broadcom, has been elected to serve as the first of two new members on the Optomec Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Lord Abbett Family of Funds Expands Board of Directors with Two New Appointments

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:51

The independent Directors/Trustees of the Lord Abbett Family of Funds have appointed Mark A. Schmid and Douglas B. Sieg to serve on the Funds’ Board, according to a Business Wire press release.

These appointments (effective April 20, 2016, for Mr. Schmid, and effective February 24, 2016 for Mr. Sieg) expand the number of Directors/Trustees, from nine to 11. 

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