Eden Prairie HQ Parallel Technologies Names Amy Anderson CFO

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“MINNEAPOLIS – August 9, 2018 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, has named Amy Anderson to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

A significant expansion of her previous role as Financial Controller, Anderson now oversees the company’s accounting, internal audit compliance, human resources & recruiting, IT systems, marketing communications and purchasing functions.

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Minnesota’s Biggest Edutech Company Is Slashing Jobs

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Capella Education which last week merged with another for-profit education firm, Strayer Education, plans to lay off 125-plus headquarters employees as part of the consolidation. Executives of what is now called “Strategic Education,” said in a Star Tribune interview last week that, within 18 months, they planned to cut $50 million out of their combined annual expense base of about $800 million.”

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Matchstick Ventures Recruits Boulder-Based Natty Zola As New Managing Partner

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“I’m [Natty Zola] excited to publicly announce today that I will be joining Matchstick Ventures as its newest Partner. I’m joining Matchstick’s founder, Ryan Broshar, and will be focused on investing in early stage technology startups here in Colorado, across the Rockies region and nationally through the Techstars network. Ryan wrote a detailed post around how this came together on the Matchstick Ventures blog, which I encourage you to read. I’m thrilled about this next step in my journey to expand my support and representation of the startup family here in Colorado.”

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Q&A With The Nerdery’s New CEO Adrian Slobin

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The Nerdery announced last week the appointment of Adrian Slobin as CEO  after nearly a year of interim leadership since predecessor Tom O’Neill abruptly left the post in August of 2017.

We connected with Slobin to hear more about what’s in store at The Nerdery now:

Why did you decide to become CEO of The Nerdery?

I was excited to take up the opportunity that was presented to me for a few reasons:

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How Prime Digital Academy Is Addressing The Talent Challenge

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Mark Hurlburt, 40, is a founder and president of Prime Digital Academy, an industry-supported learning program that has launched 500-plus tech professionals since 2015. He previously worked in software development and as part of the executive team at the Nerdery, one of Prime’s founding supporters. Hurlburt, a biology graduate of Macalester College, said Prime trains “smart, motivated” adults for entry-level jobs in software engineering.

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Edmentum Hires CFO Eric Doan

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“Minneapolis, MN, July 17, 2018 – Edmentum, a global leader and the original pioneer in online teaching and learning programs, announced the appointment of Eric Doan as Chief Financial Officer. Eric joins a newly expanded and highly focused leadership team that is committed to putting educators first by delivering proven, research-based curriculum and assessment programs designed to improve student achievement.”

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Digital River Has A New CEO

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“MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced today that its board of directors has named Adam Coyle, a leader with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Coyle succeeds David Dobson, who will transition from his role as chief executive officer to serve as vice chairman of Digital River’s board of directors.”

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Lorrie Carr Appointed CEO At Excelera

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“After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the Board of Directors is delighted that Lorrie Carr will lead Excelera as we navigate the dynamic and evolving specialty pharmacy industry,” said Robert Beacher, Chairman of the Board and interim CEO for Excelera.

“Lorrie has a very diverse background within the biopharma and specialty pharmacy sectors, which will allow her to build upon our industry-leading position supporting our Members in caring for complex patients. I have no doubt that she is the right person to lead Excelera into new and innovative growth opportunities.”

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