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Impossible Foods legal chief jumps to Twilio

(Reuters) – Cloud-communications agency Twilio Inc mentioned Wednesday that it has expanded its administration crew with the addition of the highest lawyer from Impossible Foods Inc.

Dana Wagner, who served for practically 4 years as chief legal officer and company secretary on the breakthrough meat alternate options maker, will assume his new function as chief legal officer at Twilio on Dec. 13. He’s succeeding normal counsel Karyn Smith, who introduced in February that she was leaving the corporate after six and a half years.

Wagner is becoming a member of Twilio’s govt administration crew concurrently Google alum Eyal Manor, who will start his function as the corporate’s chief product officer in mid-November. Manor will report to the corporate’s co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson, whereas Wagner will report to its chief working Officer Khozema Shipchandler.

“As we focus on the company’s next phase of growth, Twilio will continue to tackle the complex legal and regulatory landscape of communications while revolutionizing the field of customer engagement,” Wagner mentioned in an announcement.

He’ll lead Twilio’s legal, authorities affairs, regulatory compliance and privateness groups because it “continues to expand and scale globally,” the corporate mentioned.

In accordance to Twilio’s most up-to-date annual proxy assertion, Smith earned greater than $3.2 million in whole compensation final yr.

Prior to becoming a member of Impossible Foods in 2018, Wagner served as normal counsel at cell funds firm Sq. Inc. Earlier than that he was an in-house lawyer at Google LLC for 4 years, dealing with antitrust and client safety issues.

Earlier in his profession, Wagner served as an assistant U.S. legal professional within the Northern District of California and a trial legal professional within the Justice Division’s antitrust division.

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