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Former SurveyMonkey President Named CEO of OURA

April 26, 2022

In the US, former SurveyMonkey president Tom Hale has joined sleep optimization app ŌURA as chief executive. He replaces Harpreet Singh Rai, who left office in December to seek his “next adventure”.

Based in Oulu, Finland, ŌURA also has offices in Helsinki, San Francisco and San Diego, and is the company behind the Oura Ring technology device, which tracks all stages of sleep and claims to use data, the resulting information and advice for improving sleep. , mood and overall health. The firm is made up of a team of developers, doctors, designers, data scientists, researchers, product managers and marketers. Earlier this month, ŌURA announced that it had raised capital at a valuation of $2.55 billion.

Hale (pictured) joined SurveyMonkey (now Momentive) in 2016, where he designed the company’s business growth strategy. Prior to that, he spent six years as COO at vacation home rental site HomeAway, helping build the team, platform, product and business for the sale of the business in 2015. to Expedia for $3.9 billion. Previously, he was a product manager at Linden Lab, developer of Second Life, and he held senior roles at Adobe and Macromedia, having worked at the latter in the decade before it was sold to Adobe.

Eurie Kim, Chairman of the Board, said, “Tom brings decades of technology leadership in consumer and B2B enterprises to ŌURA. With his deep knowledge of scaling consumer and enterprise membership experiences and leading teams through hyper-growth, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Tom to the team. and the ŌURA Board of Directors.

Website: www.ouraring.com .

All articles 2006-22 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas, unless otherwise noted.

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