Pinterest announced it has named Wanji Walcott its next chief legal officer effective November 14.
Walcott will join the company from Discover Financial Services where she has served as chief legal officer since 2019.
Her nearly 25 years of in-house experience also includes serving as general counsel at PayPal and its VP of legal product. Additionally, Walcott is the board chair of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
“I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous impact Wanji has had on the businesses and communities that she has served,” said Bill Ready, Pinterest’s CEO and a former PayPal colleague of Walcott. “She is the right fit for our organization, and I am excited about the expertise, leadership and passion Wanji will bring to Pinterest.”
The information technology company announced that Julie Jacobs will become its chief legal officer and general counsel next month.
Jacobs will join HP from Yahoo, where she has served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since September 2021.
She also previously served as general counsel at Verizon Media for more than four years and as GC at AOL for more than seven years.
“Julie is a terrific executive who has led world-class legal, regulatory, government relations, and compliance functions throughout her career,” HP CEO Enrique Lores wrote on LinkedIn. “She will be an excellent addition to our leadership team as we continue building a stronger HP.”
The advertising software company announced Ritesh Patel has been named its new chief legal officer.
Patel brings to Viant almost two decades of legal experience advising public and private technology companies spanning a variety of industries.
Previously, Patel served as the head of legal for Apeel Sciences and served as VP, assistant general counsel at The Trade Desk.
The company also announced Arish Gajjar as its new SVP, deputy general counsel.
"Bringing on key leadership with a proven track record and experience in the ad tech space supports our immediate and long-term business goals and we’re thrilled to welcome Ritesh and Arish to the team,” said Tim Vanderhook, Viant’s co-founder and CEO.
Dutch Bros Coffee
The drive-thru beverage company announced Victoria Tullett joined the company as its first chief legal officer effective Sept. 20.
Prior to joining Dutch Bros, Tullett served Papa Murphy’s for more than 20 years in various roles, including general counsel and chief legal officer. She also served as head of new store development and human resources.
“Victoria has dedicated her career to consistently and compassionately helping companies reach the high bars for governance and compliance they set for themselves,” said Joth Ricci, president and CEO of Dutch Bros. “We’re excited about the expertise she brings to this role and look forward to her guidance as we continue our mission of being a best in class organization.”
The data intelligence SaaS platform announced Jay Angelo has been appointed its general counsel.
Angelo is a technology attorney with more than 15 years of legal, compliance, and operational experience, advising private and public companies.
Prior to Near, Angelo worked at Apple, where he was responsible for strategic use of data and analytics in legal operations.
“I'm thrilled to be joining Near's leadership team and to lead the way in building our legal affairs function to help accelerate our global growth strategy,” Angelo said. “This is an important time for the company, as we prepare to become a public company.”