Hypergiant Industries, which is focused on creating new products using artificial intelligence for businesses, announced Friday that it has hired two key senior executives in Austin.
Mark Arnold, who previously worked as vice president of corporate development for Forcepoint, has joined Hypergiant as its vice president of corporate development.
And Marc Katz, who previously served as in-house counsel at Dropoff, is joining Hypergiant as Deputy General Counsel.
“We’re adding executives to our ranks who share our vision, and are passionate about our work,” Ben Lamm, CEO of Hypergiant Industries, said in a news release. “Mark and Marc are both extremely experienced in their respective backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge, creativity and savvy to Hypergiant and its business divisions.”
In this new role, Arnold will support the Chief Global Strategy and Legal Officer on mergers and acquisitions across the portfolio, including the recently formed Hypergiant Ventures. In addition to Forcepoint, he has also worked at Symantec, Wrightspeed and Cisco Systems. Arnold holds a BS and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Marc Katz joins the team as Deputy Legal Counsel supporting Hypergiant Industries. In addition to Dropoff, Katz previously worked at Newgistics, CareerBuilder and Jenner & Block. A UT Austin graduate, he received his law degree from the University of Illinois.
Hypergiant also recently hired Will Griffin as its vice president of ethics and diversity. To date, Hypergiant has 186 employees and offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Washington, D.C.