From new presidents to CTOs, these 8 Chicago companies made big hires in August

Written by Michael Hines
Published on Sep. 06, 2017
From new presidents to CTOs, these 8 Chicago companies made big hires in August

August may have been a slow month for tech funding, but it was a busy one for high-level hiring. Several companies welcomed new vice presidents, presidents and C-level executives. We’ve rounded up the top tech hires from last month to help you catch up on all the moving and shaking.


Outcome Health ended August by announcing Nandini Ramani as its first-ever chief engineering officer. "Healthcare is an industry close to my heart and Outcome Health’s impact on society is tangible and meaningful,” said Ramani in a statement.

Before joining Outcome Health, Ramani was Twitter’s vice president of engineering. She was also a VP at Oracle, leading the company’s Java business unit. In her new role, Ramani will take the lead in strengthening and scaling Outcome Health’s platform and work to get its custom tablets into more doctor offices.


Dan Colomb is the new chief technology officer at Snapsheet. Colomb originally joined the startup back in 2014 as vice president of engineering. His previous stops include HP and Motorola Solutions. “Dan’s been an integral part of Snapsheet’s growth and his work on our technology has been phenomenal,” said CEO Brad Weisberg.


Sean Fallon is the new president of logistics technology startup FourKites. Fallon was previously CEO at customer engagement startup OpinionLab and has also served as COO and CFO of BigMachines, a cloud-based configure, price, quote and solutions provider acquired by Oracle.

“Sean has a tremendous track record of scaling SaaS companies, and his operational expertise will help us flawlessly execute our company strategy as we go through this explosive growth phase,” said CEO Matt Elenjickal in a statement.


Health plan management startup HealthJoy, which closed a $3 million Series A in August, announced David Mallen as its new VP of sales. Mallen was previously regional VP of sales at Paradigm Health and spent almost seven years at Schaumburg-based Interactive Health. “Dave is exactly the person we need at this stage in our growth,” said president Doug Morse-Schindler. “We are ecstatic to have him on our team.”


PreparedHealth has doubled its headcount over the last quarter, with new CMO Iqbal Brainch being the biggest new addition. “We have an incredible culture and are continuing to grow a team of smart and talented people who are passionately committed to this mission,” the company’s new CMO said in a statement.

Brainch is no stranger to the Chicago startup scene or high-growth companies. He was previously VP of marketing and product strategy at OptionsCity, a startup acquired by Vela Trading Technologies.


CellTrak, whose cloud-based software and apps help home healthcare providers work more efficiently, welcomed Ryan Royal as its new chief technology officer. Royal brings 17 years of tech experience to CellTrak, including a stint as CTO at a patient engagement software company. Previous CTO Steven Wegner will stay on with the startup as its new chief information security officer and VP of information technology infrastructure.


Todd Jackson has joined ArrowStream as chief operating officer. Jackson comes to the foodservice supply chain logistics startup with almost two decades of experience in the field. Prior to joining ArrowStream, he was CEO at foodservice supply chain solutions company Telos Logistics. Jackson has also held numerous leadership positions in his 15 years at U.S. Foods.

“I am looking forward to expanding our impact and the value we bring, working with the remarkable people and customers we have supporting our business,” said Jackson in a press release.


Nicole Weldon is the new regional vice president of office brokerage at Truss. In her new role Weldon will help Chicago landlords list properties and assist renters searching for space. Truss, which recently closed a $7.7 million Series A, helps small and medium-sized business more efficiently find office space.


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