Chicago's top tech companies have made some high-level hires this week, from Jellyvision’s first chief technology officer to two new C-suite leaders at Raise. We rounded up who is heading where below, and if you're looking to make a move, check out our full job board.
Employee communication software maker Jellyvision may be 15 years old, but it has never before had a chief technology officer. This week, that changed with the hire of Brian Walker, Grubhub’s vice president of technical operations. Most recently, Walker was in Berlin as Delivery Hero’s CTO, where he grew the tech group from 30 people to 200.
With his return to Chicago, Walker will increase the visibility of Jellyvision’s tech talent and drive innovation of their core ALEX product, which helps employees understand insurance benefits available to them.
ReviewTrackers is growing rapidly, and one of its newest hires knows how to handle that. Josh Fosburg helped Jellyvision’s sales team grow from one to 50 people as vice president of sales. At ReviewTrackers, he is focused on improving the enterprise audience as VP of sales.
“[I’m] excited about the global problem we are solving, to create a partnership program/partnership network from scratch to open up new business channels,” Fosburg said in a statement.
He’s also working on improving the sales culture as the team grows, “humanizing” the sales process and bringing more freedom for ideation.
Raise made two C-level hires this week. Maureen Calabrese (above) joins as the new chief people officer for the gift card marketplace, while Jillian Sheehan will oversee the financial side of the house as chief financial officer.
Calabrese comes to Raise from Cision and will focus on improving performance across the company. Her plans include building out a culture of coaching fellow employees, along with people-focused programs to increase engagement and commitment.
Sheehan is the former CFO of Textura and helped lead that company to an IPO, followed by an acquisition by Oracle. She will help spur growth at Raise by investing in new tech and talent.
“Our largest investment is in our people,” Sheehan said in a statement. “This side of the business is so critical that I’m really excited to partner with Maureen as we think about long-term strategy.”
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