HubSpot Board Swaps In Simon for Goodman, Levin Joins MTDC, & More Tech Personnel Moves
Lots of comings and goings in the Boston technology scene in the past week. Here’s a sampling of notable high-level moves:
—Michael Simon, founder and CEO of LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM), has joined the board of Cambridge, MA-based HubSpot, the marketing tech company. Simon replaces former (and longtime) HubSpot board member Gail Goodman, the CEO of Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). HubSpot chief Brian Halligan wrote in a blog post that Constant Contact’s social media tools “are starting to partially overlap with some of our stuff.” He adds that “the overlap is pretty minimal at this point and our target market is different, but it is close enough that we thought it would be prudent to part ways amicably.” (The board move has been brewing for a while, as Goodman indicated in a recent interview.)
—Ben Levitan, a former partner with In-Q-Tel (the investment arm of the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies), joined Waltham, MA-based IMN, an e-marketing firm, as its new CEO as of July. In an e-mail statement, Levitan said he is “excited about returning to operating and to be a CEO again,” as well as participating in the “fast growing world of marketing and customer communications.” He previously served as CEO at EnvoyWorldWide (now Varolii) and James Martin & Co. Levitan spent four-plus years with In-Q-Tel (which he could tell you more about, but then he’d have to kill you).
—Doug Levin, the Black Duck Software founder and former CEO, has joined the board of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), a Boston venture firm that’s state-owned and invests in Massachusetts companies across software, IT, digital media, health IT, and cleantech. MTDC’s portfolio includes Harvest Automation, OwnerIQ, Illume Software, uTest, Life Image, and Ze-gen. Levin, a former Microsoft exec, most recently founded Ayeah Games, a social gaming startup that closed down earlier this year.
—Daniel Matloff has joined Lexington, MA-based 1366 Technologies, the solar energy company, as its chief financial officer. Matloff was previously corporate controller for Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT), which he joined before its 2005 IPO. Before that he was with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. So is 1366 looking to go public? Not just yet, especially given market conditions. But the company is looking to expand its solar-cell manufacturing business, said CEO Frank van Mierlo in a statement. So presumably it’s a good time to get its finances in order.