Passenger Names Technology VP

Los Angeles-based Passenger, an operator of online communities for brands, said Wednesday that it has named Michael Winner as the firm's Senior Vice President of Technology. Winner has served at Ideal Soft and Blink Logic, in addition to working at IBM, Compaq and KPMG. The company said that Winner will split his time btween Palo Alto and Los Angeles. Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures.