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Notarize hires first CFO

Notarize, an online notarization platform serving real estate and financial industries, announced today hiring Kartik Ramachandran as its first chief financial officer, according to a press release shared with FinLedger.

Ramachandran joins the company after holding CFO and executive positions at companies including Splunk, Groupon, Activision Blizzard and Home, and will be responsible for guiding the company’s investments to further accelerate high-growth, innovative initiatives across the business.

The appointment follows Notarizes recent $130 million Series D fundraise led by Canapi Ventures and multiple years of triple-digit growth. Notarize has now raised $213.3 million through nine funding rounds since its founding in May 2015.

The company has also recently made a number of other key executive hires in the past year, including Lisa Klascheur as chief marketing officer (CMO), Derek Knudsen as chief technology officer (CTO) and David Razon as chief people officer (CPO).

“Both short- and long-term, I look forward to continuing to build on the company’s foundation of data-driven investment. By doing so, we can further accelerate our capabilities in delivering seamless, high trust experiences that make it increasingly easy for people and companies to buy and sell from each other using technology,” Ramachandran told FinLedger.

Ramachandran says he joined Notarize after being introduced by colleagues who had previously worked with or know CEO Pat Kinsel and other executives. He says the decision to join was an easy one, and came after he saw the “vision, energy and passion shared by the team to scale Notarize’s platform.”

“The best companies in the world boast finance teams that are always evolving and are passionate about understanding every aspect of the business, and we are confident that Kartik is that person who will help Notarize accomplish our near-and-long-term goals efficiently and effectively,” Kinsel stated in the release.

In other recent proptech news, Redfin closed a $137.8 million acquisition of mortgage lender Bay Equity Home Loans. Dealpath also announced a partnership with MRI Software and an integration with its Partner Connect service.

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