The tech horizon is cruising at peak altitude this week with both national and — er — international attention up in the clouds. So we couldn't resist pumping this week’s edition of Cloud career moves full of hot air. Once you’ve put on your goggles, buckled your parachute and adjusted to your gondola, it’s time to take to the skies. Relax, and enjoy the ride.
Stephen Pelletier, executive director of cloud business development, Cirrus Data
Block data mobility technology and services company Cirrus Data appointed Stephen Pelletier as executive director of cloud business development. Pelletier will pioneer the company’s cloud development, touting over 20 years of experience in technology business. Cirrus isn’t the only type of cloud Pelletier weathers, we expect he is an expert at piloting through cumulonimbus clouds, too.
Ulf Ewaldsson, president of technology, T-Mobile
T-Mobile’s President of Technology Neville Ray announced his retirement for Fall 2023. Ulf Ewaldsson, its current executive vice president and chief network officer, will assume captain and oversee the wireless network. Ewaldsson is ready to launch — and, is that his parachute payment on his back?
Anutthara Bharadwaj, president, Atlassian
Atlassian’s promoted Anutthara Bharadwaj to president of the productivity software company. She joined Atlassian in 2014 and previously served as chief operating officer. She was coined “a force of nature with a strong bias for taking action” by Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. When not manning Atlassian’s stratosphere, Bharadwaj enjoys studying the intricate cartography of Jira and Confluence.
Christopher "Criss" Harms, CFO, Amplitude
Amplitude, a digital analytics platform, named Christopher “Criss” Harms as CFO. His responsibilities include the company’s global Business Partners organization. Harms has a background in strategy and operational excellence. In his spare time, we think he must enjoy mapping out the most cost-effective routes to balloonist-paloozas.
Nadim Antar, SVP and GM of EMEA, Striim
Striim appointed Nadim Antar as senior vice president and general manager of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The London-based unified data integration company will leverage Antar’s experience to grow Striim’s presence across those regions — and based on his ballooning gear, he should have EMEA covered by air without issue as long as he doesn’t get too lost in the clouds.
Michael Davidoff, chief education strategist, Nile
Michael Davidoff was named chief education strategist of the network-as-a-service (NaaS) platform Nile. He will join co-founders John Chambers (yes, Cisco’s John Chambers) and Pankaj Patel (also formerly of Cisco) to lead the overall strategy of NaaS experiences to education entities. When not contributing to Nile’s networking presence, Davidoff is possibly educating fellow aeronauts how to out-maneuver F-22 fighter pilots.
*Midjourney, an AI art tool, manipulates original headshots so they kind-of-sort-of-maybe look the like real person but in many cases, not really at all. Thanks to everyone for being good sports.
(Ed. note: This is all in good fun.)
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