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StockX has tapped Vishnu Patankar as its chief technology officer.

Patankar, who joins the sneaker and streetwear marketplace from Groupon, has a 20-plus-year career at technology companies such as Intel and Microsoft, worked 10 years at Amazon, and served as chief technology officer of Groupon’s Goods and Travel business.

“Having worked in the sector for the entirety of my career, I pay attention to exciting tech companies with opportunities for growth. StockX is, without question, one that I’ve not only watched but have admired since its inception,” Patankar said. “I look forward to unlocking new ways for us to deliver on the promise of affording access to the products our buyers and sellers covet and would otherwise be unable to find.”

He joins a number of recent hires at StockX that include Terra Carmichael as chief communications officer, John Kaelle and Deena Bahri as newly created roles chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, and Scott Cutler as chief executive officer, coinciding with the company’s $1 billion valuation.

StockX also in 2019 entered a branding partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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