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Power Moves: These 4 Virginia companies welcomed new team members last month

New hires and leadership shifts are happening at Whereoware, DXC Technology, Aperiomics and CIT Gap Funds.

Paul Pickersgill, Whereoware's VP of sales. (Courtesy photo)

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Chantilly, Virginia-based Whereoware welcomed Paul Pickersgill as its new VP of sales.

Launched in 1999, Whereoware is a full-service digital marketing agency that reports earning 30 awards in the last five years, including a Timmy Award for D.C.’s best tech work culture back in 2018.

Pickersgill comes to Whereoware after seven years with FindLaw, a Thomas Reuters brand that provides online legal information for consumers and small businesses. In his most recent role there as regional sales manager, he managed 12 client development consultants and was in charge of coordinating Find Law’s hiring, training and strategic implementation.

“I’m delighted to join the Whereoware team and work with clients who rely on us for sound marketing strategy and guidance,” said Pickersgill in a statement. “In the highly fragmented digital marketing space, it’s exciting to work at the intersection of marketing, technology, and strategy to deliver streamlined services for our clients.”


Tysons, Virginia-based IT company DXC Technology has named Ian Read as chairman of its board of directors.

Read formerly served as the chairman and CEO of Pfizer, the New York-based multinational pharmaceutical corporation. He had a 41-year tenure with the company before departing on Dec. 31. His chairman role with DXC Technology will become effective March 16.

“In DXC, I see the makings of a true global leader in IT services,” Read said in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working closely with our president and CEO, Mike Salvino, and the other board members as DXC continues its transformation journey and reaches its full potential, becoming a preferred destination for customers and talent alike.”


Sterling, Virginia-based biotech startup Aperiomics welcomed a new COO and lead clinical laboratory technologist last month.

Aperiomics uses genomic analysis to detect every known pathogen from a sample of any nature in just one test, its leadership reports. These new team members come after the company closed a $1.8 million Series A funding round last August.

Elizabeth Pyle has joined Aperiomics as COO, bringing a portfolio of experience in marketing, business development and operations management. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the executive director for the University of Virginia’s National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps Program, where she was in charge of designing undergraduate and graduate curricula. In her new role, Pyle will oversee Aperiomics’ corporate operations and quality management for its DNA testing services.

Michelle Strobeck joins the Aperiomics team as its lead clinical laboratory technologist. She brings over a decade of experience working with genomic sequencing tech and DNA extraction tools. Prior to joining the team, Strobeck worked as a lab technician with Inova Health System. In her new role, Strobeck will be in charge of making sure Aperiomic’s facility is functioning effectively.


The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) appointed Greg Feldmann, president of Skyline Capital Strategies, as a CIT GAP Funds venture partner. In this role, Feldmann will build relationships to help increase the deal flow and early-stage investments for startups residing in specific areas in Virginia.

Feldmann brings more than 30 years of experience working with public and private companies in mentoring and advisory roles related to company growth, financial services, investment banking and strategy. He also currently serves on the board of directs for Carter Bank and Trust and The Launch Place, a Virginia-based entrepreneurial development organization.


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