Joinem Names Former Exec As CTO

Dallas-based Joinem, a new startup offering up group buying services to consumers, said today that it has named former executive Padmakiran Guttkonda as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Guttkonda was previously Vice President of Engineering at Angie's List, and prior to that served as VP Software Development at He also had served at Tomax Corporation. Joinem said it is developing a community-powered retailer which allows shoppers to band together to get the lowest online prices on thousands of brands. Joinem is led by Darren Waxman.