published October 8, 2019

Luminary Exec-Level Shuffle

For your intelligence dossier purposes: The Verge is reporting that Joe Purzycki, who co-founded the startup with Matt Sacks, is no longer the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He was replaced by Jeff Saunders, former VP of product and technology at Jet.com, who holds the title of Luminary’s Chief Product Officer.

According to the report, the move came “two months or so” after launch. Purzycki’s LinkedIn profile, however, appears to show the exact timeline: in August, his position shifted from “Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer” to “Senior Advisor.” (On a somewhat related note, Purzycki was once the VP of Advertising at Vox Media, The Verge’s parent company.)

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