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November 2018 AZ People in Tech

GPS Insight Welcomes Three to C-Suite

Gary Fitzgerald has been promoted to chief executive officer of Scottsdale-based GPS Insight, a leading provider of tailored fleet management solutions. Rob Donat, former CEO and founder, will remain with the company as chairman of the board.

Fitzgerald had served as vice president of technology, leading the company’s product development efforts, technical teams and security practice. He joined GPS Insight in 2016 from GE, where he served as an enterprise architect.

In other appointments, Wayne Holder, the company’s controller, moves to the chief financial officer role and Jason Walker, vice president of sales, becomes chief revenue officer. In their new capacities, Holder will take a more active role in financial planning and analysis while Walker will take an expanded role in marketing and indirect sales.

Paradox Brings Three to Leadership Team

Scottsdale-based Paradox, the leading assistive intelligence platform for talent acquisition and candidate experience, has expanded the company’s leadership team:

  • Eric Nelson will serve as chief revenue officer. He most recently served as senior vice president of sales for HireVue, where he led the high growth North American sales organization.





  • Jessica Rush joined the team as chief marketing officer, responsible for driving the company’s brand, digital and experiential marketing efforts, and sales enablement. Previously, Rush served as CEO of, where she also led digital marketing, channel partnerships and client experience.




  • Fay Hennessy is appointed to vice president of talent, with leadership responsibility for talent acquisition, talent development and performance improvement. Her most recent consulting role was at EY, where she helped with organization alignment, performance improvement, strategic planning, and people and process change management.




New HR VP Named at Versum Materials

Meili Chen is the new vice president, human resources for Tempe-based Versum Materials, a leading materials supplier to the semiconductor industry.

In this role, she is responsible for the global human resources function and broadening the company’s global talent development and performance management systems as it evolves.

Chen previously was the global head of human resources at FMC’s Agricultural Solutions business. She has broad human resources experience with several materials and technology-focused companies, including GE, Cigna, Rohm and Haas, Dow, Valspar, Danaher and FMC.

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