Momenta Partners has named Blaine Mathieu as Partner in Advisory to take the lead of their Startup Advisory practice, the investment company announced.
Mathieu has extensive experience as CEO, CMO, and CPO, having worked in both public and private software and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) companies. He has previously served as Manager of Market Intelligence at Adobe, VP and General Manager at Corel Corporation, CPO at Mindjet and CEO of Selectica.
Before joining Momenta Partners, Blaine held CMO and CPO roles at Vantiq, where he was responsible for driving company growth and expanding client portfolio. Under his leadership, Vantiq entered a strategic investment and deep technology partnership with SoftBank Corp. to provide smart city solutions in Japan and for the rest of the Asian market.
“I truly believe my entire career has led me to this place. Over the last 30 years, I have witnessed and been a part of the digital transformation of industry and the journey is only just beginning,” said Mathieu, in a prepared statement. “My focus over the last six years on big data, IoT, and AI made it clear that Momenta is exactly the right match for me.”
“We are pleased to have Blaine join our Advisory team. Momenta has long viewed that the most effective leaders in Digital Industry are ‘Renaissance people’; those who bring multi-faceted talents and cross-domain experience to industrial challenges. Blaine is a great example of that in action,” said Ken Forster, Executive Director of Momenta Partners and Momenta Ventures, in a prepared statement.
Blane’s joining the team will help Momenta introduce startup-focused services including CEO coaching, fractional CXO services, market and landscape research, positioning and go-to-market strategy formulation, business modeling, business and partner development, and readiness for raising capital.
Cloud-delivered network security company iboss has appointed industry leader Nikesh Kalra as Chief Strategy Officer to focus on GTM strategy, alliances and business development, the organization announced.
An investment banker, Nikesh has more than 20 years of industry experience and of introducing creative go-to-market (GTM) techniques to grow businesses and drive awareness.
Before joining iboss, Nikesh was a GM of the Prisma Access product line at Palo Alto Networks. Other roles include working on three product launches at Equinix and driving business development and sales efforts at Aryaka Networks (SD-WAN), Front Porch Digital (acquired by Oracle), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), StreamVision (CDN), and others.
Nikesh has an Executive Certificate from MIT, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a BS from the University of Southern California.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead Strategy at iboss, and help create our next wave of partner-driven growth,” said Nikesh Kalra, iboss Chief Strategy Officer, in a prepared statement. “As a leader in SASE and an originator of cloud-native network security, iboss has helped thousands of companies secure their users, locations, and applications. Paul Martini has built an exceptional team, positioning the company for hyper-growth. I look forward to the future with iboss and am delighted to be part of the company that designed the most comprehensive cloud network security platform on the market.”
Edgegap has named industry veteran Vincent Archambault as Chief Strategy Officer to assist with their infrastructure requirements, the company announced.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team here at Edgegap. Having been on the other side of the fence for many years as a Game Producer, I can vouch for Edgegap’s product as being what the gaming market is currently sorely missing,” said Archambault, in a prepared statement.
Vincent Archambault has over 15 years of gaming industry experience.
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