Today in key hires: You.i TV announces new CFO, FutureVault appoints former YEXT executive as CRO

Two Canadian startups have announced major additions to their team. BetaKit pulled together this roundup to give you the latest on these company developments.

You.i TV appoints Rob White as CFO

Ottawa-based You.i TV, a multi-screen video app platform, announced that Rob White has joined the company as its new CFO.

White was previously the CFO and COO of Object Technology International, which was acquired by IBM. You.i TV said that White currently sits on four corporate board of directors, as well as the boards of Invest Ottawa and other entrepreneurial organizations.

As You.i TV’s CFO, White will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s financial and investment strategies.

“Companies that thrive have more than innovative products and operational discipline; they also have the financial readiness to live up to their potential,” said Jason Flick, CEO and co-founder of You.i TV. “Rob’s expertise, particularly in fundraising, deal making, and global expansion, will be invaluable as we ramp revenues and approach inflection points that demand strong financial guidance.”

In September 2016, You.i TV raised a $12 million Series B from Time Warner Investments. In April 2017, You.i TV announced that Bergen, Norway-based Vimond entered its partner program to accelerate the global availability of cross-platform video experiences.

FutureVault appoints former YEXT executive as CRO

Toronto-based FutureVault, a cloud-based platform that allows users to digitally store and manage important financial and legal documents, has appointed Trevor Marshall as its chief revenue officer.

Marshall was previously the vice president of sales and country manager for Canada at New York-based YEXT, which recently completed its IPO. Before that, Marshall was the sales group vice president for Canada at Oracle and Canadian sales lead at TIBCO. Marshall has also served in senior sales roles at Microsoft, where he led the Canadian sales teams for Azure and Office 365.

FutureVault said that as CRO, Marshall will lead the company’s strategic sales planning, business development, and client engagement initiatives.

“We are extremely excited to have Trevor join the FutureVault executive team,” said John D. Orr, CEO of FutureVault. “Trevor’s extensive experience cultivating a performance-driven culture in both large enterprise software companies and startups will benefit FutureVault as it enters its next phase of expansion. Trevor brings an appreciation and knowledge of the value of information as an asset, the criticality of securing data, and a proven ability to develop long-lasting customer relationships.”

Marshall said he is thrilled to join FutureVault’s management team to drive the company’s sales and growth.

“FutureVault is developing the tools and intelligence to allow individuals and businesses to optimize the value of their information,” said Marshall. “To be entrusted to build and lead the sales team to create the collaborative information management space is an opportunity I am eager to take on. The combination of experience, technological vision and market opportunity that FutureVault represents is incredibly exciting and shares key characteristics that we’ve seen in other hyper-growth success stories.”

In January, FutureVault announced four senior hires, which included a few banking veterans from TD Bank.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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