- Travis Kalanick’s shadow kitchen startup CloudKitchens has hired a new chief revenue officer.
- Marcus Jewell, who came from Juniper Networks and started earlier this summer, has big hiring plans.
- Jewell said on LinkedIn that he wants to hire more than 200 sales reps and managers in the United States.
The new chief revenue officer of CloudKitchens, Travis Kalanick’s fast-growing ghost kitchen startup, has big plans for expansion.
Marcus Jewell joined the Los Angeles company earlier this summer, a CloudKitchens employee said — a move that hadn’t previously been reported. Jewell has spent the past five years at Juniper Networks, a publicly traded networking technology company where he was most recently chief sales officer and chief revenue officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Jewell has significant growth plans for the CloudKitchens sales unit, publishing on Tuesday that it wants to hire 200 account executives and 22 managers in the United States alone. It is not known how many people currently work in the sales team.
A representative for CloudKitchens declined to comment, and Jewell did not respond to a request for comment.
CloudKitchens’ sales team has always had much higher revenue than other departments, former salespeople and executives said. Last year, Insider reported that hundreds of employees from all departments left in the first few months of the year, many of them unhappy with pay, promotions and culture.
In the fall, CloudKitchens landed a $15 billion valuation in its first major external fundraising round, Insider previously reported. Around this time, the company hired Amazon veteran John Curran as chief financial officer. The startup had previously raised funds from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, The Wall Street Journal reported in 2019.
Under Kalanick, CloudKitchens is guarding its plans closely. According to an Insider analysis, it has expanded to more than 70 locations in the United States, as well as countries like South Korea and Brazil.
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