Foursquare announced the appointment of Gina Loften to its Board of Directors, effective February 10, 2021. Loften joins the Board as one of tech’s most tenured and trusted business leaders, built on decades of success at IBM and currently in her role as Microsoft US’s CTO. As a Foursquare Board member, Loften will work closely with Foursquare’s Executive Team to deliver on the Company’s promise as the most trusted, independent location technology company and further foster the company’s momentum as the location software layer of every business’s tech stack.
Loften’s appointment follows a series of recent milestones that propel Foursquare’s vision of Foursquare Everywhere to the fore. In addition to Foursquare’s recent rebrand, and the executive appointments of CEO Gary Little and SVP of Marketing Michele Morelli, Loften ushers in a fresh perspective toward technical innovation and a strong commitment toward diversity, equity and inclusion to build dynamic cultures and organizations.
“Foursquare has experienced one of the more fascinating and ambitious journeys as a technology company, and continues pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with location technology, as it has throughout its storied history,” said Loften. “I look forward to helping Foursquare reach its ambitions as the leading location technology and data platform by offering my decades of technical experience working with global enterprises and building customer centric solutions that inspire innovation.”
“Gina is a deeply respected tech veteran and executive who has made a major impact creating and delivering the most advanced digital business transformations at the world’s most celebrated technology companies,” said Gary Little, President, CEO and Board member of Foursquare. “We are thrilled to have her join the Board and provide her counsel and unique perspectives to drive Foursquare’s technological advancements forward. Gina’s appointment marks another exciting step in driving Foursquare’s next phase of growth.”
About Gina Loften
Gina Loften is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft US. She is a thought leader with a track record for successfully helping enterprises put innovation into practice to deliver shareholder and business value. Gina currently leads a team that helps customers reimagine their business, achieve successful outcomes, and delivers on the promise of digital transformation across their enterprise. Gina is regularly recognized for accelerating profitable business results and building diverse, high-performance teams. Her expertise comes through years of experience holding executive positions in research, development, sales, and consulting services at both IBM and Microsoft.
Active in her community, Gina served on the boards of George Mason Research Foundation and Rise Against Hunger. She is currently on the board of the Museum of Life and Science and Advisory Council for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Her work and leadership has been recognized by US Black Engineer, ExecutiveGov and Diversity Woman Magazine, as “The Elite 100,” a tribute to Black Women in Corporate America.
Gina resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Electrical Engineering.
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