SurveyMonkey names HP's Bill Veghte CEO following the death of David Goldberg

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SurveyMonkey has named a Hewlett-Packard Co. executive to take over for CEO David Goldberg, who died in May while vacationing in Mexico.

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Goldberg was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Bill Veghte, who was chief operating officer at HP, will become SurveyMonkey's CEO on Aug. 1, the company said Tuesday. He most recently led HP's enterprise group and has held executive posts at Microsoft Corp.

On Monday, SurveyMonkey named Sandberg to its board of directors. Her husband had been CEO at the Palo Alto, California, company since 2009.

SurveyMonkey operates an online survey platform.