Stayzilla hires Pankaj Gupta as Chief Product Officer
Hotel booking site Stayzilla has appointed Pankaj Gupta as Chief Product officer and President of Technology. Gupta will relocate to Bangalore from San Francisco to join the company. Prior to Stayzilla, he co founded Specialized Types, a group to help startup founders in technical aspects. He also led the personalization and recommendations teams at Twitter for 2 years, before which he worked as a technical lead and software engineer at the same company. In 2008, he cofounded the Indian music search engine Phulki, which was acquired by Saavn.
Jabong appoints Rahul Taneja as Chief Business Officer
Jabong has hired Rahul Taneja as its Chief Business Officer (CBO), reports the Mint. Taneja will be responsible for category management, pricing, brand marketing and creative campaigns at Jabong, and will report to CEO & MD Sanjeev Mohanty. Taneja joins Jabong from Snapdeal, where he was the head of category management for a year. Prior to this, he was the business head of home lighting for Philips India for over 3 years, and the home segment marketing manager for 1.5 years. He also co-founded Rang7 before which he was the senior brand manager at PepsiCo India.
In February this year, Jabong appointed Muralikrishnan B as its chief operating officer (COO. In November last year, the company appointed Sanjeev Mohanty as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of the company. In the same week, it appointed Saurabh Srivastava as the chief marketing officer, replacing Praveen Sinha who also handled marketing activities. The company also appointed Sumit Jain as its CTO to replace Sachin Sinha who had joined in March 2015. Sinha himself was appointed to replace former CTO Harsh Kundra, who had left the company in January this year to join Tolexo Online.
LYCOS appoints Y Ramesh Reddy as executive director of finance and CFO
Digital marketing company Lycos has appointed Y Ramesh Reddy as the group Chief Financial Officer and executive director (finance) for the entire group. Reddy has been with the company as the director on the board for the last 8 years. Prior to Lycos, Reddy was the group CFO of Cambridge Energy Resources (CER), before which he was with Virinchi, where he was the head of product development and chief functional architect.