Curalate loses head of sales, adds recruiting director - Philly


Curalate loses head of sales, adds recruiting director

Lots of hiring news from one of the city's fastest growing startups. Curalate now has 72 full-timers across offices in Philly, New York and Seattle.

Curalate's team headshots are pretty boss.


Here’s the latest in comings and goings at Curalate, one of the fastest growing startups in the city:

  • After nearly one year at the company, Curalate’s executive vice president of sales has left.

Before joining the visual analytics company in February 2014, Rich Reinish was the director of Eastern sales at Box, the Los Altos, Calif.-based cloud storage company that went public last month. Reinish is now a strategic account manager at Fireeye, a Milpitas, Calif., cybersecurity company with an office near Washington, D.C.

When reached for comment, Reinish did not elaborate on why he left, though he did say he remains in the Philadelphia region.

Curalate marketing director Brendan Lowry confirmed that Reinish was no longer with the company. His position has since been filled, he said.

While we won’t read too much into this (because Melissa Morris Ivone’s title at Curalate is, after all, “design overlord”), it’s at least worth noting that, while lots of Curalate leaders carry the title “VP,” Reinish appeared to be the only one who had the word “executive” in his. So this one does feel like a big move.

In other hiring news:

  • Curalate hired a director of talent acquisition: Natalie Ledbetter is based in New York City, according to her LinkedIn, and previously ran recruiting at 3D-printing marketplace Shapeways.
  • Brand strategist David Speers, who did stints at ElectNext (now Versa) and Cloudmine before joining Curalate, left the company in December. He’s working on his next project but declined to share details at the moment.
  • Curalate’s New York City team is growing fast. It’s 22 people right now, while the Philly team is double that at 44, Lowry said. Five people are on the company’s Seattle team. Curalate has 72 full-time employees right now.
  • The company is hiring an human resources staffer, a milestone for startups, which often do human resource operations on a case-by-case basis until it’s necessary to change that.


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