Andrew Vaughan has signed on as Verusen’s new Chief Technology Officer.
Vaughan brings his background in engineering, product, and supply chain to the growing Atlanta-based startup. He joined Groupon’s engineering team in Chicago right before the company’s IPO and later served as Hyatt Hotels’ Global Chief Product Officer.
Looking to get back into a technology-focused role, Vaughan entered the supply chain space as VP and Head of Engineering for project44, a logistics company out of Chicago. This ultimately brought him to Verusen, Atlanta’s fast-growing startup focused on materials management in the supply chain space.
Vaughan told Hypepotamus that joining Verusen is the “opportunity to take some of these learnings that I’ve had over the years and apply them in different ways across our data science, engineering, and product spaces.”
He added that it was Verusen’s company culture that ultimately drew him to the new position. “There’s a natural collaboration across a lot of different spaces…we want to bring in people with diverse thoughts, build inclusion and empowerment in our organization,” Vaughan added.
“Andrew brings a wealth of leadership experience across the technology, product, and supply chain spaces to the Verusen team,” said Paul Noble, founder and CEO of Verusen, in a statement. “He has proven success building and leading productive and innovative teams and products in early and growth-stage startup environments while delivering real value at the enterprise level. Andrew embodies our core values and believes in the importance of empowering employees to create a healthy and scalable team culture,” added Noble.
Vaughan joins Verusen as the team looks to ramp up after the January announcement of the closing of its $8 million Series A funding round. According to Vaughan, the team is looking to nearly double its size over the course of 2021. And for those looking to join Vaughan, Verusen is currently recruiting data science, product, and customer success roles, according to the company’s website.