Loot Crate Names CTO

Los Angeles-based subscription box service Loot Crate said today that it has hired its first CTO, John Williams. Williams was most recently at TrueCar, where LootCrate said he created the unified data platform and technology strategy behind the company. Williams also has served at Preventsys, where he was Chief Technology Officer and co-founder. Loot Crate offers up a subscription box service which delivers boxes full of items of interest to what the company calls "geeks and gamers"; the company recently raised a round of funding from Upfront Ventures, Breakwater Investment Management, Time Inc., Downey Ventures, M13, and SterlingVC.