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Amy Gershkoff, Sarah South, and Todd Davis

Ancestry has announced an expansion of its leadership team with the appointments of Amy Gershkoff as chief data officer, Sarah South as vice president of laboratory sciences, and Todd Davis as vice president of global talent. Gershkoff joins Ancestry from Zynga, where she served as chief data officer. Previously, she built and led the customer analytics and insights team and led the global data science team at eBay. South joins Ancestry from 23andMe, where she served as vice president of laboratory services. Previously, South was an associate professor in the department of pathology at the University of Utah. Davis joins Ancestry from Dropbox, where he led global talent acquisition. Prior to Dropbox, he spent four years leading Amazon's global recruiting efforts.

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