—John Matthews has been named ExtraHop’s Chief Information Officer. Matthews, who most recently served as the CIO of F5, will be charged with helping the Seattle-based real-time wire data analytics company scale up to meet demand, as well as serve as a strategic advisor to ExtraHop customers as they evolve their IT operations infrastructure.
Matthews brings with him more than 20 years of experience in developing IT operations infrastructures. In addition to his work at F5, Matthews also worked as an IT leader for MSN Operations at Microsoft, as CIO at Towne Exploration Company, and as Director of IT Operations at Adobe.
“John’s experience in running global IT organizations makes him an ideal choice to ramp up ExtraHop’s IT operations and keep pace with the growing demand for our IT operations analytics offering,” ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein said in a press release. “Additionally, John will be an important asset to our customers. He has experienced the challenges that they face on a daily basis and can provide valuable counsel as they look to streamline operations and align IT and business priorities.”
—Move, Inc. announced Ryan O’Hara as its new CEO, taking the place of Steven Berkowitz, who led the company since 2009. O’Hara joins Move, which was acquired by News Corp. earlier this year, from the Madison Square Garden Company, where he served as a President. In his work at MSG, O’Hara led the MSG Media, technology and marketing partnership divisions.
O’Hara’s appointment is a move by News Corp. to put one of its insiders at the helm of Move, which operates Realtor.com and other online real estate services. In his new role, O’Hara will oversee a major push for growth at Move to better compete with Zillow and Trulia in the real estate search market. In the first week of January, News Corp. will roll out a “broad-based marketing campaign across The Wall Street Journal Digital Network” in an attempt to attract users to Realtor.com.
“We are excited to have secured Ryan O’Hara to take the helm at Move, given his record of transforming businesses in the digital age and his clear determination to accelerate the growth of the company,” News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said in a press release. “We are also extremely grateful to Steve Berkowitz for his years of astute and principled leadership, during which period he secured greater operating flexibility for the business and put the company on a solid growth trajectory.”
—Ilja Goossens joined Tune as its Director of Market Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Goossens, who previously served as the General Manager of Chartboost, will be based out of Amsterdam. In addition to his work at Chartboost, was founder and CEO of gaming company Virtual Fairground, and CEO of yoMedia.
“Ilja shares our passion for teaching and educating the market on the latest trends in mobile, and helping apply this knowledge into actionable strategies for our advertiser and developer customers,” Tune Chief Revenue Officer Ralf Hirt said in a press release. “In Ilja we bring on a true mobile, gaming and advertising expert, and are excited for him to join our fast-growing TUNE team in EMEA.”
—DocuSign named John Hinshaw to its Board of Directors. Hinshaw, the Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations at Hewlett-Packard, joined the board after rolling out DocuSign’s digital transaction management software across HP. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in business and technology leadership, including stints as the Chief Information Officer for both Verizon and Boeing prior to his work at HP. He also serves on the boards of BNY Mellon, the National Academy Foundation, and Clique Intelligence.
“John is a well-balanced, world class executive and we’re pleased to have him join the DocuSign Board of Directors,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “John not only brings deep expertise in cloud, security and mobility, but he is a customer-focused operational leader who leverages technology to drive innovation and transformation. He has proven time and again – as former CIO at both Boeing and Verizon Wireless and now as HP’s head of Technology & Operations – that he has the right mix of passion, intellect and experience to fuel companies and customers to lasting success.”
—Ira Snyder joined UIEvolution as its Vice President of Automotive Product Development. Prior to his work at the Seattle-based cloud software provider, Snyder spent 25 years working for Microsoft, where he most recently served as the General Manager of Microsoft’s Robotics team. In his new role, Snyder will be charged with leading the worldwide product development and roadmap for the company’s growing automotive division.
“Ira adds significant strength to UIEvolution’s already deep and talented executive team,” UIEvolution President and CEO Chris Ruff said in a press release. “His accomplishments and experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to globally expand.”
—Surefield announced the formation of a new Academic Advisory Board that will provide the Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm with guidance on future products and strategy. The board includes a trio of professors with experience in economics and real estate: Dr. Robin Hanson, an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University; Dr. Norm Miller, Professor of Real Estate at the University of San Diego; and Dr. Chad Syverson, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.
“We selected our advisory board because of their out-of-the-box thinking, and insightful and forward-looking research,” Surefield CEO David Eraker said in a press release. “The advisory board members’ opinions will be invaluable as we develop more tools and services for the buyers and sellers of residential real estate.”