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From left: Marni Walden, Jan Koum, Anand Chandrasekher, George Strompolos, Kenny Tsai, Elliot Shmukler, Wendy Bahr, Peter Fernandez.

On the Market: Veterans of Verizon, Jump, Intel

Photo: From left: Marni Walden, Jan Koum, Anand Chandrasekher, George Strompolos, Kenny Tsai, Elliot Shmukler, Wendy Bahr, Peter Fernandez.

Quite a few high-profile executives have left their jobs in tech and media in recent months, prompted both by mergers and acquisitions and separately by tensions at the top of big organizations such as Facebook. For our latest batch of Free Agents—well-known executives who might be available for hire—we profile the former chief operating officer of Jump bikes; a Verizon veteran who recently ran the company’s global media business; Jan Koum, the WhatsApp co-founder who parted ways with parent Facebook earlier this year; and others.

Some of these people are open to offers, while others are thinking about starting new companies or taking some time to contemplate their next move. Read more about them below. You can see previous installments here.

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