Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tricentis hires curated industry expert Robert Yue as Vice President for ANZ

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Tricentis, a testing platform for modern cloud, has appointed Robert Yue  as Vice President for ANZ. In this newly created position, Robert will be responsible for driving the firm’s expansion across Australia and New Zealand, as well as developing its regional go-to-market strategy. Yue has over 20 years of extensive sales and management experience and joins Tricentis from Cloudera where he was VP and Managing Director for ANZ. He also worked with Apptio as VP and General Manager. He has also held business and technology leadership positions at companies such as Jive, SuccessFactors, Hewlett Packard and Mercury Interactive.

Planit acquires New Zealand based IT quality assurance company Qual IT

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Planit, an engineering and application testing services firm, announced its acquisition of Qual IT, a New Zealand based IT quality assurance firm. Planit is owned by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Australia, part of NRI Global, a member of the Nomura Group. Based in Tokyo, Japan. NRI Global employs 13,500 people and has a market capitalisation of $15.7bn. 

Zonetail partners with B2C platform ROAR to expand service offerings

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Zonetail Inc. (Zonetail), a mobile platform for high-rise residential amenity services announced it has partnered with ROAR, a high-caliber B2B and B2C booking platform to offer guests and homeowners access to a wider selection of services and businesses situated in close proximity. The partnership will benefit Zonetail users across the Canadian marketplace.

Affinity appoints two key executives from Robinhood and Showpad

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Affinity, the relationship intelligence platform for dealmakers, announced the appointments of two key executives: Dustin Deno as CRO and Rich Bessel as Vice President of Design.

BlueJeans by Verizon wins MetriStar Top Provider Award for meeting apps

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Verizon Business announced that BlueJeans by Verizon, which provides secure video collaboration and large interactive events for hybrid ways of work, has been positioned by innovative research firm Metrigy as a Top Provider for meeting apps. The MetriStar Top Provider Award delineation exemplifies BlueJeans’ commitment to providing a frictionless and immersive, any place, any device meeting experience for clients that drives engagement.

SoftIron named storage innovators of the year at Storage Awards 2022

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SoftIron, the performance-optimised data centre solutions (and on the verge of opening the first base-level computer manufacturing facility in Australia) announced that it has been selected by Storage Magazine to receive an award in its 19th annual Storage Awards 2022.

Checkbox hires James Dougherty to spearhead its US expansion strategy

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Australian workflow automation software firm, Checkbox, has appointed James Dougherty to spearhead its US expansion strategy, including building and scaling a local team, following the firm’s launch in the market earlier this year. Checkbox is a no-code workflow automation platform that allows enterprise teams, including legal, HR, and risk and compliance, to automate tedious manual processes and scale the delivery of services to the business.

Avaya announces $600 million aggregate financing commitments

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Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) announced $600 million in aggregate financing commitments. The Company priced $350 million in aggregate principal amount of new Senior Secured Term Loans and entered into agreements for the private placement of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of Exchangeable Senior Secured Notes, all due in 2027.

NielsenIQ hires Dawn E. Norvell as inaugural Global Head of Retail Lab

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NielsenIQ has strengthened its global retail practice with the addition of Dawn E. Norvell as the inaugural Global Head of the newly formed NielsenIQ Retail Lab. In her new role, Norvell will lead a progressive team created to better identify retail client needs, design solutions, and enable retailers to use NielsenIQ's full suite of products to help drive their business.

Fashinza appoints Sumit Saxena as President of Revenue and Strategy

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Fashinza, the AI-driven B2B marketplace and real-time global supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers, announced the appointment of Sumit Saxena as the company’s first President of Revenue and Strategy. The appointment comes after a USD $100M Series B announcement and business growth of 10x crossing $150 million in annualized GMV run rate.