Peopleware: Content Industry Staffing News for the Week of October 3, 2011

Oct 03, 2011

thePlatform, a white-label video publishing company, today announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Horwitz as VP of Engineering and Tina Santos as the In-House General Counsel. Mr. Horwitz will lead thePlatform's core product development, testing and deployment, and oversee the company's operational business intelligence, including capacity planning and metrics monitoring. Ms. Santos will direct all legal and compliance matters for thePlatform. Both will be based out of the company's headquarters in Seattle.

MarkLogic Corporation announced key executive appointments. Ron Avnur has been promoted to the position of CTO, Gary Lang has been named SVP of engineering, and Deb Blackburn is the new VP of human resources. As CTO, Avnur is responsible for establishing the technical vision for MarkLogic and leading all aspects of technology development, including strategic direction, growth objectives, and examining trends in the market where MarkLogic can capitalize. As SVP of engineering, Lang is responsible for MarkLogic product development. He brings more than two decades of experience to MarkLogic in delivering large, complex products and systems, architectural design, and direction setting for high-revenue software projects. Blackburn understands the modern HR department that works as a strategic business partner to the company and its employees.

Former Digital Director of Initiative, Andrew Davis, joins Near Field Communications (NFC) startup Tapit as Agency Director. Part of Tapit's global strategy is to provide innovation opportunities to creative, digital and media agencies. In turn, agencies are able to offer their clients innovation using the latest mobile technology, NFC, combined with Tapit's infrastructure.