Expedia Enlists Senior Execs to Head New Divisions, Bumble Welcomes Microsoft Veteran as CTO


Key Takeaways:

– Seattle-based travel giant Expedia Group names Alfonso Paredes and Greg Schulze as presidents of new operating divisions.
– Antoine Leblond, ex-Microsoft exec, joins the dating app Bumble as CTO.
– Bobby Wilkinson and Darren Challey secure VP roles at digital remittance company Remitly.
– Ex-Amazon worker Nate Milner orchestrates operations at Alphabet’s drone subsidiary, Wing.
– Amith Nair, previously in marketing leadership positions at Microsoft, HashiCorp, and Cohesity, joins AI company Clarifai as President and COO.

New Leadership at Expedia

Expedia Group, the travel industry magnate based in Seattle, has handed over the reins of its new divisions to experienced company stalwarts. Alfonso Paredes, a 14-year member of the Expedia family, takes the helm as president of Private Label Solutions. Working out of London, Paredes was recently the SVP for Expedia Partner Solutions.

Similarly, Greg Schulze, bearing 18 years of loyalty to Expedia, will serve as president of Travel Partners and Media. Schulze was formerly the SVP for Strategic Travel Partners. Ariane Gorin, Expedia’s incoming CEO, has praised their industry knowledge and experience as integral to the newly formed divisions’ success.

Bumble Attracts Microsoft Veteran

In other corporate news, Bumble Inc. announces the addition of Antoine Leblond as the dating app’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Toting a 25-year Microsoft tenure and recent SVP role at Sonos, Leblond brings a wealth of knowledge to his post. Apart from their new CTO, Bumble has bolstered its executive cadre with hires spanning areas from product to people to marketing.

Remitly Appoints New Vice Presidents

Seattle-based digital remittance pioneer Remitly has completed the appointment of two new Vice Presidents to its executive team. Bobby Wilkinson, with past leadership roles at Charles Schwab, USAA, and TIAA/Nuveen, enters as the VP of global DEI. Simultaneously, Darren Challey, a seasoned security exec from Amazon, Expedia, and GE, becomes the new VP and Chief Information Security Officer.

Alphabet’s Wing Utilizes Amazon Expertise

Nate Milner, an ex-Amazon expert known for leading its grocery delivery efforts, takes flight with Alphabet’s drone subsidiary, Wing, as its head of operations. Milner’s expertise, honed in five-year’s tenure with Amazon and VP role at global IT consulting firm Capgemini, is a valuable asset for Wing, which intends to expand its delivery partnership with Walmart.

Clarifai Reinforces Leadership

DC-based enterprise AI firm Clarifai has onboarded Amith Nair as its president and COO. Nair’s storied marketing background includes leadership roles at Microsoft, HashiCorp, and Cohesity. His most recent stint as SVP of marketing at Cohesity adds a significant edge to Clarifai, which raised an impressive $60 million in 2021.

These strategic appointments reflect companies’ dedication to driving their missions forward. With experienced minds at the helm, they are primed to take on burgeoning markets and applause-worthy results. Awaiting these experienced executives are fresh challenges and the opportunity to drive further growth and innovation in their respective industries.


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