One thing former Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra has besides one of the funnest last names ever to say out loud: a new job. He’s moving to from Silicon Valley to Austin and taking the CEO role at MapMyFitness, a four year old startup. MapMyFitness Founding CEO Robin Thurston will remain on the company’s board of directors and will lead the company’s product and development teams.
Jalichandra joined Technorati in late 2007 after a stint as a Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Battery Ventures. He previously held a variety of executive positions, including at Fox Interactive Media.
We first covered MapMyFitness in August 2010 when it closed a $5 million venture round from Austin Ventures. The company relocated from Colorado to Austin at that time as well.
MapMyFitness has created a variety of applications and websites to let users track their running, cycling, walking and hiking activities. Four million people a month use the apps, says Jalichandra, which are downloaded 10,000 times per day.