Vancouver Hootsuite Adds Kamra, Ottawa-Based Software Developer, to Leadership Team
Vancouver-based social media management platform Hootsuite has hired a longtime technical executive in Ottawa to play a key role in its C suite.
Hootsuite announced Monday that Manish Kamra is joining the company as senior vice president of software development and will remain based in the nation’s capital.
A former student of the Indian University of Mangalore, Kamra brings to this position more than 25 years of experience in software R&D. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Software Development and Head of CENX Product Development in the Ericsson Ottawa office.
“Social has become the most powerful way for organizations to generate influence, extend their reach, amplify their brand and improve the customer experience,” Kamra said in a statement, adding that ‘He was eager to work with CTO Ryan Donovan to “define the underlying product and technology strategies that make up Hootsuite’s dynamic product portfolio and ensure customer-centric ethics across the board.” organization. “
Kamra joined CENX at the end of 2017, less than a year before it was acquired by Ericsson. Previously, he held various senior software and engineering positions at several large technology companies with leading operations in Ottawa, including Nortel, Newbridge Networks, BlackBerry and Wind River.
In a press release on Monday, Hootsuite said Kamra will be responsible for “assessing emerging technologies and engineering practices with a strategic focus on partnerships and potential acquisitions” as well as managing R&D initiatives for companies. companies.
“Manish is a motivated, clear and charismatic leader who approaches his work with a spirit of growth,” Donovan said in a statement.
“His abilities will stand him in good stead as he leads our global software development strategy and as our business continues on a high growth trajectory. I am delighted to welcome Manish to our team and I am confident in his ability to continue to unlock innovation within our platform.