Cinematic virtual reality Jaunt has appointed George Kliavkoff as chief executive officer. Jaunt founder Arthur van Hoff, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role as chief technology officer. Mr. Kliavkoff will relocate from New York City to Silicon Valley.

Mr. Kliavkoff joins Jaunt from Hearst, where he served as co-president of Entertainment & Syndication. He also served as president of Hearst Ventures, which makes strategic investments in companies operating at the intersection of media and technology. Prior to Hearst, Mr. Kliavkoff was chief digital officer at NBC Universal, where he was among the team responsible for the creation and launch of Hulu.com.

Mr. Kliavkoff earned his BA from Boston University and his JD from the University of Virginia.

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