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Thursday, October 30, 2014

F5 CEO McAdam Plans To Retire

Seattle-based network equipment maker F5 Networks said late Wednesday that its President and CEO, John McAdam, plans to retire at the end of its Fiscal Year 2015. McAdam has held the position at F5 since the summer of 2000. McAdam will beco...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

EveryMove Installs Two Seattle Startup Veterans As Execs

Seattle-based EveryMove, the fitness tracking startup which is headed by Russell Benaroya, said today that it has hired two startup veterans as executives. The company said it has named Shauna Causey as its new Vice President of Marketing, ...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2nd Watch Gets $10M

Seattle-based 2nd Watch, which develops cloud migration services to enterprises, said today that it has raised $10M in additional venture funding. The funds came from Top Tier Capital Partners, along with Madrona Venture Group and Columbia ...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Avvo Names CFO

Seattle-based online legal marketplace and directory Avvo said Friday that it has named Monica Williams as its new CFO. Williams was most recently at VP of Finance and Operations, as well as CFO at Allrecipes.com. She also has served at Get...

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Urban Airship Names New CEO

Portland-based Urban Airship said this morning that it has named Brett Caine, the former President of Citrix Online, as its new CEO. Caine also joins the company's board of diretors. Caine led Citrix Online for over 10 years, growing it fro...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Donuts Picks Former Orbitz Marketing Head

Bellevue-based Donuts Inc., the generic top-level domain registrar led by Paul Stahura, has picked up a new marketing chief, to head up the company's consumer and strategic marketing efforts. Donuts said Tuesday that it has named Jeffrey Da...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

thePlatform Names New VPs

Seattle-based video publishing software developer thePlatform--which is owned by Comcast--said today that it has named several new VPs. The company said it named Michael Kurtzman as Vice President of Sales for the Americas, and Jouari Santi...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tripwire Names VP

Portland-based security software developer Tripwire said Thursday that it has named a new VP at the company. The company said it has named Jack Sebbag as its new Vice President, Advanced Solutions. Sebbag joins the company from Nakisa and M...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SpaceCurve Taps Former Qpass Founder Franklin For Board

Seattle-based SpaceCurve, the developer of data software used for sorting through vast amounts of location and spatial data, said Monday that it has named Chase Franklin to its board of directors. Franklin is the former founder and CEO of Q...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

TigerLogic Names Chairman

Portland-based TigerLogic, a developer of mobile, app development, and social media products and services, has named Philip D. Barrett as its Chairman. The company said that Barrett replaces Richard W. Koe, who will remain on the company's ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apptio Bolsters Exec Team

Bellevue-based Apptio has named two new executives, to bolster the company's team. The developer of cloud-based IT management software said it has added Tom Casey, VP of Platform and Infrastructure, and John Morrow, SVP, General Counsel and...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Intellicheck Mobilisa Sets New CEO As Founder Ludlow Steps Back

Port Townsend, Washington-based identification technology and security products developer Intellicheck Mobilisa said today that it has named William H. Roof, Ph.D., as its new President and CEO. Roof is Intellicheck Mobilisa's Chief Operati...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Motiga Names VP

Bellevue-based online game studio Motiga said today that it has named David Reid as the company's new Senior Vice President, Publishing. The game development firm, whose flagship title is called Gigantic, said that Reid was most recently Ch...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Jama Software Names CFO

Portland-based cloud collaboration software developer Jama Software has named Barry Allen as its new CFO, the company said last week. Allen joins the company from Corbis, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer; he also served at...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Madrona Names Former Microsoft Exec As Partner

Seattle-based venture investor Madrona Venture Group said this week that it has named former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene as a Venture Partner. DelBene had been President of Microsoft's Office division, and most recently had been adviso...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cray Appoints New CTO

Seattle-based Cray, the supercomputer maker, said this morning that it has named a new CTO. The company said it has named Steve Scott--formerly at Google--as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Scott is no stranger to Cr...

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Porch Debuts Inspiration Pages As Growth Surges

Seattle-based home improvement website Porch, which is led by Matt Ehrlichman, said Thursday that it has topped 200 employees, and has launched a new feature which highlights inspirational projects on the site. The service--which lets homeo...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Amazon Sets CFO Transition Plan

Seattle's Amazon.com announced this morning that it has figured out transition plans for its CFO, who is planning on retiring next June. According to Amazon.com, Thomas J. Szkutak, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is plann...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Atigeo Names Execs

Bellevue-based Atigeo, which develops cloud-based, big data software aimed at the healthcare and other industries, said this week that it as named Ellen McDermott as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Scott Mahan as Chief Financ...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Skytap Names CFO

Seattle-based Skytap said today that it has naedmd Frank Colich as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, to head up the company's finance, HR, and legal functions. Colich was most recently CFO of 3TIER, which is also in Seattle. He als...

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Friday, August 22, 2014

ESI Bolsters Board With Former Tektronix CEO

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries said this morning that it has named Richard H. Wills, the former Chairman and CEO of Tektronix, to its board. Wills served as President and CEO of Tektronix until 2008, and was also Chairman of T...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Microsoft's Ballmer Steps Down From Board

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, said Tuesday that he is stepping down from Microsoft's board, to devote more time to his new basketball team, the Clippers, as well as civic contributions, teaching and study. The move comes as Ba...

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Friday, August 15, 2014

INRIX Taps Former GM Exec For Board

Kirkland-based traffic information and technology developer Inrix has added a former General Motors executive, Tony Posawatz, to the company's board of directors, the company said Thursday, as it continues to work with automakers on in-car ...

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Friday, August 15, 2014

INRIX Taps Former GM Exec For Board

Kirkland-based traffic information and technology developer Inrix has added a former General Motors executive, Tony Posawatz, to the company's board of directors, the company said Thursday, as it continues to work with automakers on in-car ...

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Intellicheck Mobilisa Names COO

Port Townsend, Washington-based Intellicheck Mobilisa said this morning that it has named William H. Roof, Ph.D., as its Chief Operating Officer. The developer of identification software, hardware, and related products said that Roof had be...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

AssureStart Sets Marketing Chief

Seattle-based AssureStart, the online small business insurance website which is backed by American Family Insurance, said Wednesday that it has named Chad Zenner as the company's Chief Marketing Officer. Zenner was previously at Principal F...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Microsoft Snags Qualcomm Exec

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that it has snagged an executive from Microsoft, and has named Margaret L. (Peggy) Johnson as the company's new Executive Vice President of Business Develompent. Johnson was previously at Qualcom...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

RealNetworks' Glaser Back For Good

Rob Glaser, the founder of Seattle's RealNetworks, is back on a permanent basis at the company, after serving as interim CEO for the last two years. Glaser said this week that he will stay at RealNetworks on a permanent basis, as he continu...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cray Snags MongoDB Chief For Board, Shuffles Execs

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray has tapped the CEO of database software developer MongoDB for its board of directors, according to the company. Cray said that Max Schireson, who heads up database company MongoDB, will become both a m...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Amazon.com Poaches Google Glass Creator

Seattle-based Amazon.com has poached one of the creators of Google Glass, to work on unspecified projects at the e-commerce giant. According to reports, Babak Parvis, was one of the original members of the lab that created Google Glass whil...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Urban Airship CEO Steps Down

The CEO of Portland-based Urban Airship has stepped down on an "extended leave of absence", in order to focus on what he called a "personal situation". In an internal memo to employees shared by the company to the public, CEO Scott Kveton s...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ESI Names New Marketing Chief

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, which makes laser-based manufacturing technology used in the semiconductor and other industries, said Monday that it has named James Latham as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer. Latham h...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Adaptive Biotechnologies Names CTO

Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies, which is using gene sequencing technology for clinical diagnostics, said today that it has named Sean Nolan as the company's Chief Technology OFficer. Nolan is a veteran of Microsoft, where he spent t...

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

AssureStart Swaps CEO

Seattle-based online insurance company AssureStart said Wednesday afternoon that it has named Greg Tacchetti the President and CEO of the company. Tachetti also joins the company's board. According to AssureStart, Tachetti replaces Mike LaR...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Blucora Names Monoprice Head

Bellevue-based Blucora, which owns Infospace, TaxACT, and Monoprice, has set a new President of its Monoprice subsidiary, the company said this week. Blucora said it has named Bernard W. Luthi as President of its Monoprice subsidiary, to ov...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ProQuest Names Seattle Area VP

ProQuest, a publisher of a wide array of online and other databases and research sources, said today that it has bolstered its executives in Seattle. The company said it has named Roger Retke as Vice President, Strategic Projects, to lead t...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Househappy Names Marketing Chief

Portland-based real estate search site Househappy.org has installed a new marketing chief, the company announced this morning. Househappy said it has named Ekaterina Walter to the post of Chief Marketing Officer. Walter was most recently co...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Radisys Loses Board Member

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Radisys, which develops wireless software and hardware, reported Friday that one of its board members, Kevin C. Melia, has passed away. Melia had been an independent director at the firm. Melia also served on the boa...

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Friday, June 6, 2014

NetMotion Wireless Names Two Execs

Seattle-based mobile device management software developer NetMotion Wireless said this week that it has named Jim Ryder as President and Cary Baker as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ryder has previously served at such companies as Advance...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Tripwire Names New EMEA Head

Portland-based Tripwire has named a new head of its EMEA business. The company said this morning that it has appointed Federico de-la-Mora as Senior Director and head of its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. De-lamora was previ...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Blue Box Names New CEO

Seattle-based cloud hosting provider Blue Box said this morning that it has named Matthew Schiltz, the former CEO of Tier 3, as its new CEO. Blue Box said its founder and current CEO, Jesse Proudman, becomes Chief Technology Officer of the ...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

thePlatform Sets New CEOs, As Cofounder Steps Back

It's a new era over at Seattle-based video publishing technology and software developer thePlatform, as the company said today that co-founder Ian Blaine is stepping down as CEO, and will become a strategic advisor to the company, on June 2...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

thePlatform Sets New CEOs, As Cofounder Steps Back

It's a new era over at Seattle-based video publishing technology and software developer thePlatform, as the company said today that co-founder Ian Blaine is stepping down as CEO, and will become a strategic advisor to the company, on June 2...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

FontLab Names VP

Port Angeles, Washington-based FontLab, a developer of font editing software and other related tools, said this morning that it has named Thomas Phinney as a Vice President. Phinney joins the company from fellow local font software company ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Codeproof Names COO

Redmond-based Codeproof Technologies a provider of cloud-based mobile security software, said this week that it has named Vincent (Vinny) Gullotto as the company's President and COO. Gullotto was previously at Microsoft's Malware Protection...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tripwire Names Enterprise Sales VP

Portland-based security and compliance software developer Tripwire said this morning that it has named Robert Arms as Vice President of Midmarket Enterprise Sales. Arms joins the company from Intuit, and also served at Hewlett-Packard. The ...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

INRIX Bolsters Board

Kirkland-based traffic information service INRIX said Monday that it has named Mike Gerling, the former North America chief operating officer of Tele Atlas, to its board of directors. Gerling was COO of Tele Atlast until its acquisition by ...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Acumatica Names VP

Kirkland-based Acumatica, a developer of cloud-based, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools, said Tuesday that it has named Richard Duffy as the company's VP of Partner Strategy and Enablement. Duffy was previouslky at SAP, and also serv...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Juno Therapeutics Taps Investment Banker As CFO

Seattle-based biotechnology developer Juno Therapeutics has turned to an investment banker from Morgan Stanley, to serve as Chief Financial Officer for the company. According to Juno Therapeutics, it has named Steve Harr, M.D., as Chief Fin...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Tyfone Taps Former Navy Admiral As Advisor

Portland-based mobile security software provider Tyfone said today that it has tapped a former, navy admiral to help provide consulting on government and healthcare issues. According to Tyfone, it has appointed retired Rear Admiral Nicholas...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Lovell Takes Startup Role At City of Seattle

Seattle technology insider Rebecca Lovell has taken a new post overseeing Seattle's startup outreach efforts, and is now Startup Liason for the City of Seattle, the city's Ofice of Economic Developent said Thursday. Lovell is a familiar fac...

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Zillow Sued By Move Over Executive Hire

Seattle-based Zillow has just been sued by competitor Move.com, which said that Zillow has misappropriated its trade secrets and confidential information. The lawsuit comes after Errol Samuelson--most recently, President of Move.com's REALT...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

NuScale Taps NRC For Regulatory Head

Portland-based NuScale Power, the startup developing nuclear power generation technology--which it says is much safer than existing technology---has set a new VP heading up its regulatory efforts. According to NuScale, it has appointed Tom ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

ESI Shuffles CEO

Portland-based laser manufacturer Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) announced today that it has named Edward C. Grady as CEO of the company, replacing Nicholas Konidaris. Grady was a member of the company's board of directors. ESI was va...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Microsoft Names Nadella CEO

Redmond-based Microsoft confirmed this morning that it has named Satya Nadella--a 22 year veteran of the company--as its third CEO, ever. In its announcement of the move, Microsoft also said that founder Bill Gates will step up his role at ...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AlphaCipher Sets Sales VP

Seattle-based AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation -- the company which recently acquired the assets of digital security software maker Vadium--said it has named Rick Bolin as its new SVP Sales and Marketing. Bolin joins the company from Col...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Microsoft Eyes Satya Nadella As CEO, Says Report

Longtime Microsoft executive Satya Nadella is being considered for the top post over at the software giant, according to a report today from the WSJ. Citing a person familiar with matters at Microsoft, the WSJ said that Microsoft is finaliz...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Qumulo Names VPs

Seattle-based storage startup Qumulo--which is venture backed by Highland Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners--announced Tuesday that it has named Mary Godwin as its VP of Operations, and Brett Goodwin as VP of Mar...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monsoon Commerce Names New CEO, VP

Portland-based e-commerce software developer Monsoon Commerce announced this morning that it named both a new CEO and VP of Engineering. The company said it has named Tommaso Trionfi as its CEO, and Rob Teichman as VP of Engineering. Former...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Moz Names New CEO

Seattle-based search engine software and services provider Moz has officially handed over the position of CEO to Sarah Bird, the company announced today, taking over for founder Rand Fishkin. Fishkin had announced the move in December, sayi...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

NetMotion Wireless Names Clearwire Veteran As New CEO

Seattle-based NetMotion Wireless, the developer of mobile device and mobility management services for enterprises, said this morning that it has named Clearwire veteran Erik Prusch as its new CEO. Prusch was most recently President and CEO ...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

PopCap CEO To Retire, Says Report

Dave Roberts, who is currently CEO of Electronic Art's PopCap Games, is retiring from the Seattle gaming studio, according to a report today. PopCap co-founder John Vechey takes over from Roberts, who joined PopCap back in 2005. PopCap was ...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Porch.com Snags Dossett As COO

Seattle-based home improvement information site Porch has snagged former Demand Media Chief Revenue Officer Jeff Dossett as its new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced today. Dossett also has served at Yahoo!, Microsoft, Adventur...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

WhitePages Names Former Optify Head As Sales VP

Seattle-based WhitePages said today that it has named a new VP of Sales. According to the company, which provides an online service for finding people and businesses in the U.S., it has named Rob Eleveld as its VP of Sales for its WhitePage...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vulcan Capital Backs TrueCar

Paul Allen's invest firm, Vulcan Capital, has backed online car buying site TrueCar, the startup said today, saying it has raised $30M from Vulcan as part of the firm's new growth equity fund. TrueCar--which is based in Southern California-...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Outerwall Chops 251, In Executive Shakeup

Things are not going so well over at Bellevue-based Outerwall--the company formerly known as Coinstar--as the company said it is cutting 8.5 percent of its staff, or 251 positions, and is in a major restructuring. The company said it will b...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

NanoString Technologies Sets Bizdev Head

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies has named a new head of its business development efforts, the company announced Wednesday. The life sciences tool developer said it has named David W. Ghesquiere as Senior Vice President, Corporate & Bu...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Zemanta Sets Seattle Tech Vet Todd Sawicki CEO, Raises $2M

Zemanta, a developer of content discovery software used by publishers and blogs to distribute and expose their content to new readers, has appointed Seattle startup veteran Todd Sawicki as its CEO. The company also announced $2M in new fund...

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kymeta Creates Advisory Board

Redmond-based Kymeta, the advanced materials company which is applying its technology to the satellite communications market, said today that it has create a new advisory board of aerospace industry experts. The company--a spinout of Intell...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Big Fish Names VPs

Seattle-based casual game developer Big Fish Games said Monday that it has named Susan Lusty as its new Vice President of Corporate Communications. The company said that Lusty has been a public relations consultant for the company for the l...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Omeros Names VP

Seattle-based biopharmaceuticals firm Omeros announced this morning that it has appointed Michael K. Inouye as its new Vice President, Commercial Operations. Inouye was previously an executive at Pharmacyclics, and also has served at Telik,...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Groupon Snags Amazon Prime Exec

Daily deals giant Groupon has snagged an executive from Amazon.com's Amazon Prime efforts, to bolster its Seattle offices, as part of an executive hiring spree today. According to Groupon, it has named Robbie Schwietzer, the former Vice Pre...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Ignition Partners' Ludwig Steps Away

John Ludwig, former Founding Partner of Ignition Partners, announced Monday that he has left the firm, to begin the "next phase of my professional life". Ludwig had been at Ignition Partners for more than 13 years. Ludwig said that the move...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Demand Media Snags Microsoft, RealNetworks Vet For Domain Business

Demand Media has snagged a RealNetworks and Microsoft vet to head up its Kirkland-based domain name services business, saying this morning that it has named Steve Banfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Regisrar Service...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Radisys Names Sales VP

Hillsboro, Oregon-based wireless hardware and software provider Radisys said today that it has named a new head of sales, naming Steve Collins as its Vice President of Global Sales. Collins joins the company from Sonus Networks, where he ha...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Immune Design Names Business Head

Seattle-based Immune Design said Thursday that it has named Stephen R. Brady as its Chief Business Officer. Brady was most recently CFO at 3-V Biosciences, and also has served at Proteolix, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Lazard Venture Advisors, ...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nintex Taps Investors For New CEO

Bellevue-based Nintex, a developer of business workflow software which is backed by TA Associates and Updata Partners, said today that it has named a new CEO. The company said it named John Burton, most recently General Partner and co-found...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ignition Backs Mobile API Developer StrongLoop

Bellevue-based Ignition Partners has bolstered another developer of mobile software, StrongLoop. The funding round was worth $8M. StrongLoop is based in San Mateo, California. As part of the Series A round, Ignition Partner's Nick Sturiale ...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rhapsody Chops 15 Percent

Seattle music service Rhapsody has chopped fifteen percent of its staff, and shuffled its executive ranks, including President Jon Irwin. The major shakeup at the company comes as a New York investment firm, Columbus Nova Technology Partner...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Demand Media Names Domain Technology Head

Demand Media said today that it has named a new head of technology in Kirkland, to head up United TLD, the company's registry and top level domain subsidiary. According to Demand, it has hired Wayne MacLaurin as Senior Vice President of Tec...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WhitePages Hires Fraud Prevention Expert

Seattle-based WhitePages said Tuesday that it has hired Tom Donlea as the company's new Director of Risk Services, to help bolster its fraud prevention tools. According to WhitePages, Donlea was most recently managing director, Americas, fo...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Industry Ventures Sets Up Shop In Seattle

Need venture funding? Seattle has a new investment firm in town, which is hoping to bolster its venture capital efforts here. According to Industry Ventures, a venture capital investor which manages over $1 billion in funds, it is expanding...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Oncothyreon Names New Board Member

Seattle-based Oncothyreon announced this morning that it has bolstered its board of directors. The biopharmaceuticals firm said it has added Ted W. Love, M.D., ot its board. Love was previously Executive Vice President and Head of Research ...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tyfone Taps Intelligence Official As Advisor

Portland-based Tyfone, a developer of mobile security tools and technology, has turned to a former, U.S. Department of Defense official as an advisor, the company said this morning. Tyfone said that it has named Reginald Hyde, recently reti...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Socrata Hires White House Vet

Seattle-based cloud software developer Socrata, which just announced an investment yesterday from In-Q-Tel, is gaining further inroads into the government world today with the hiring of a White House veteran. Socrata said it has hired Ian K...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Opscode Sets Barry Crist As CEO

Seattle-based Opscode is shuffling around its executive structure today, saying that Barry Crist has been named CEO and Chairman of the company. According to Opscode, the move comes as CEO Mitch Hill is stepping down, in order to address a ...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Former Windows President Sinofsky Joins Andreessen Horowitz

Former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, who had been President of Microsoft's Windows efforts, has joined venture capital investor Andreessen Horowitz, Sinofsky announced last night. Sinofsky, at one time, had been considered a top choi...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ensequence Hires Sales VP

Portland-based Ensequence, the provider of television advertising technology, announced that it ahs hired Gary Perrelli as Senior Vice President of Interactive Sales. Perrelli joins from Disney and ESPN Media Networks, where he was Vice Pre...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Omeros Names Finance VP

Seattle-based Omeros announced this morning that it has appointed Michael A. Jacobson as the company's new Vice President, Finance, and Chief Accounting Officer. Jacobsen was most recently at Sarepta Therapeutics, having also served as VP o...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cray Names Sales VP

Seattle-based Cray said today that it has named John Josephakis as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Josephakis was most recently at DataDirect Networks, where he had been for 14 years. The supercomputer maker said that Josephakis will lea...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Donuts Snags Inrix CFO

Bellevue-based Donuts Inc., the domain name registration firm targeting the new global top level domain (gTLD) market, has appointed a new CFO. The firm said this morning that it has named Jeff deCillia as its Chief Financial Officer in its...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Scout Analytics Hires VP Engineering

Seattle-based Scout Analytics, the developer of cloud-based software for managing subscription businesses, has named a new engineering VP. The firm said it has named Derrick Mar as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Client Services. M...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SolutionsIQ Names New VP

Redmond-based Agile software service provider SolutionsIQ said Monday that it has named a new VP. The company said that it has added Laszlo Szalvay as a new Vice President, to head up the company's sales and marketing. Szalvay was co-founde...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

MetaJure Taps Geospiza's Arnold AS CEO

Seattle-based enterprise search software developer Metajure said today that it has named Rob Arnold, the former President and CEO of Geospiza, as its new CEO. Arnold was head of Geospiza when it was sold to Perkin Elmer in May of 2011, and ...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Smarsh Snags Sales VP From Cisco

Portland-based hosted email archiving provider Smarsh has named new sales VP, saying that it has named Kerry Lynn Lambert as its new Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Field Operations. Lambert joins the company from Cisco Systems, w...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Tripwire Sets New VP

Portland-based IT security software developer Tripwire said this week that it has named Rob Murchison as its new Vice President of Product Management & Technology Alliances. Murchison was most recently at Narus, a subsidiary of Boeing, serv...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Elemental Names Chief Product Officer

Elemental Technologies, which provides video transcoding technology used for delivering content to smartphones, desktops, tablets, and other screens, said today that it has named Aslam Khader as its Chief Product Officer. Khader was previou...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Madrona Promotes Sandler

Seattle-based venture capital investor Madrona Venture Group said today that it has promoted Julie Sandler to Principal. Sandler has been at Madrona for the past two years, working on such portfolio firms as Jintronix, Maxpoint, Rover.com, ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Urban Airship Snags Chief Product Officer From Snapfish

Portland-based Urban Airship announced Wednesday that it has hired former Snapshish executive Troy Anderson as its new Chief Product Officer. Anderson is the former Chief of PRoduct and Applications at Snapfish, having headed up the firm's ...

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

WhitePages Names CFO

Seattle-based WhitePages announced this morning that it has named a new CFO. According to the company, it has named Jason Eglit as its new Chief Financial Officer. Eglit joins the company from Bayside (H.I.G.) Capital, and also had served a...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Square 1 Bank Bolsters Seattle Presence

Square 1 Bank, a specialized technology banks, said Wednesday that it has bolstered its Seattle presence, to help grow the company's business in the Pacific Northwest. According to Square 1 Bank, Rilus Graham has relocated to Seattle to gro...

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Urban Airship Bolsters Execs

Portland-based Urban Airship, the developer of push messaging software for mobile software developers, said last week that it has named John Schroeder as its Vice President of Customer Success. Schroeder joins the firm from Nike, where he w...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Former Zumobi CEO Eric Hertz Perishes In Plane Crash

The former CEO of Seattle-based Zumobi, Eric Hertz, has perished in a plane crash in New Zealand, according to Hertz's current company, 2degrees. Hertz apparently crashed his twin engine Beechcraft Baron into the ocean near Auckland, New Ze...

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Cray Names New Board Member

Seattle-based supercomputer developer Cray said this morning that it has named Prith Banerjee as a new member of its board, as well as Chair of the Strategic Technology Assessment Committee. Banerjee is the Chief Technology Officer of ABB G...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Opscode Sets Barry Crist As VP

Seattle-based cloud automation software developer Opscode announced today that it has named Barry Crist, the former CEO of Likewise, as its new Vice President, Enterprise. Crist headed up Likewise until its acquisition by EMC Isilon last Se...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Cheezburger's Sawicki Departs For Zemanta

Todd Sawicki, the former Chief Revenue Officer at Seattle's Cheezburger, has moved on to blog monetization startup Zemanta. According to Sawicki, he has become President of Zemanta, which helps publishers and advertisers with their content ...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DreamBox Learning Sets CFO

Bellevue-based Dreambox Learning, the developer of educational and math software for the elementary school market, has set a new CFO, the firm said today. The company said it has named Peter Biere as its Chief Financial Officer. Biere was f...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Itron Bolsters Board

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron, the developer of smart utility meters, said Thursday that it has appointed Lynda Ziegler to its board of directors. Ziegler worked at Southern California Edison (SCE) for 30 years before retiring last S...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Zettics Hires Trio of VPs For Mobile Analytics Effort

Zettics, a developer of big data-based, mobile analytics software which has offices in Seattle, said today that it has hired a trio of telecom and big data veterans as VPs. The firm said it has named John Gillespie as SVP, Worldwide Sales a...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Zillow's Rascoff On Most Powerful CEO List

It looks like number thirteen is the lucky number for Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, who was named one of the top 20 most powerful CEOs under 40 in a list by Forbes. The listing placed Rascoff at number 13 of the CEOs with the most power and i...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

GigaPan Names New CEO

Portland-based Gigapan, the developer of hardware and software which enables very high resolution photography, said today that it has named Josh Friedman as its new President and CEO. Friedman was most recently COO and a board member at Rum...

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Upstart Labs Invests In Two Firms, Boosts Team

Portland-based startup incubator Upstart Labs said this morning that it has invested in two companies, in a partnership with Rogue Venture Partners. According to Upstart, the two have invested in Juked, a music discovery platform, and Measu...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Madrona Adds Big Data, Cloud Expert As Venture Partner

Seattle-based venture investor Madrona Venture Group is bolstering the firm's experience in the big data and cloud area, with the new hire of a Venture Partner. Madrona said it has added Ted Kummert, a 23 year Microsoft veteran, as Venture ...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tier 3 Names Schiltz CEO

Seattle-based enterprise cloud software firm Tier 3 said Wednesday that it has named Matthew J. Schiltz, the former CEO of Symform, as its new CEO. Schiltz has also served as CEO of DocuSign and CourtLink. Tier 3 is venture backed by Intel ...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Rover.com Names Trio Of Execs

Rover.com, the online marketplace for dog owners and sitters headed by Gregg Gottesman, has hired a trio of executives, saying it has named Scott Porad as Senior Vice President of Product Development, Susan Koehler as Chief Marketing Office...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hark Snags Bing Homepage Manager For Product Development Head

Seattle-based Hark, the online site which lets people find and share sound bites from movies and other sources, said today that it has snagged the former head of Bing's homepage efforts as its new Director of Product Development. Hark said ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Microsoft Names Krikorian Corporate VP

Blake Krikorian, the co-founder and former CEO of Sling Media, and former member of Amazon.com's board, has officially been appointed Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, the company said today. According to Microsoft, the buy comes as a ...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

F5 Networks Names Directors

Seattle-based F5 Networks said this morning that it has named two directors to its board. The provider of network shaping and traffic management devices said it has added Sandra Bergeron and Steve Smith to the board. Smith is CEO, President...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Airbiquity Names New VP

Seattle-based Airbiquity, which develops wireless services for connected vehicles, said Thursday afternoon that it has named Yusuf Nahmiyas as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Nahmiyas has 17 years of experience in inv...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Black Pixel Reclaims Chief Designer

Seattle-based Black Pixel, the developer of iOS and Mac applications, said this morning that Chris Clark has rejoined the company as Chief Designer at the company. Clark had most recently been at mobile payments firm Square, where he had sp...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Zillow Names Strategic Partnerships VP

Real estate site Zillow said this morning that it has named Chris Crocker as the firm's new Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, heading up the company's initiatives for the industry and developing strategic partnerships with brokers. ...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blake Krikorian Exits Amazon.com Board

Silicon Valley investor Blake Krikorian has left the board of Amazon.com, the firm revealed in a filing over New Year's. Krikorian was the founder of Sling Media, the maker of the Slingbox. According to the filing, Krikorian resigned from A...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Urban Airship Opens London Office

Portland-based software developer Urban Airship said this week that it is expanding its international efforts, and has opened up a new office in London. The firm, whose push messaging software is used by mobile developers, said it has poene...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

INRIX Names New CFO, Execs

Kirkland-based INRIX, the provider of traffic information and services, said this week that it has named Saul Gates as its new CFO. Gates joins the company from Coinstar, and also served at Microsoft and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. INRIX also ...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Compli Sets Sales, Marketing VP

Portland-based Compli, which develops human resources and compliance management software, said today that it has named Jason Porter as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Porter was most recently at ID Experts, and also has served at Cin...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RealNetworks Names aQuantive Cofounder Galgon To Board

Seattle-based RealNetworks said this morning that it has named Michael T. Galgon, co-founder of aQuantive, to its board of directors. Galgon helped co-found aQuantive in 1997, and was there until its purchase by Microsoft in 2007. He then s...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Hark Taps Hollywood Vet For VP

Hark, the online site featuring entertainment sound bites, said this week that it has hired a Hollywood vet as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. The company said that Jeremy Laws was most recently Head of M...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Intellicheck Mobilisa: Things Don't Look So Good For 2012

Troubled security and access control systems maker Intellicheck Mobilisa's new CEO, Nelson Ludlow, has a message for his shareholders: things aren't looking so good for the end of 2012. In an unusual move, the firm released a letter from Lu...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Itron Names New CEO

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron said this morning that it has named Philip Mezey as its new President and CEO. Mezey suceeds LeRoy Nosbaum. Mezey was most recently President and COO of Itron's global Energy segment, and also has served...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Motricity Shuffles CEO, Again

Bellevue-based Motricity said late Friday that it has ended the employment of Interim CEO Jim Smith, and appointed a new CEO and executive team. The mobile data service provider said that Richard Stalzer has been named CEO; Nathan Fong has ...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Intellicheck Mobilisa Dumps CEO

Port Townsend, Washington-based Intellicheck Mobilisa said this morning that it has replaced its CEO, naming Dr. Nelson Ludlow as President and CEO. Ludlow as most recently Chairman of the company's board. Intellicheck Mobilisa said that it...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Elemental Taps Isilon's Sujal Patel For Board

Portland-based Elemental Technologies said this morning that it has added Sujal Patel, the founder of Isilon Systems, to its board of directors. Elemental develops video encoding and transcoding hardware, used to convert video content in re...

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Big Fish Names New VP

Seattle-based Big Fish Games announced this morning that it has set the new head of its free-to-play unit, Chris Williams. Williams was most recently at PlayFirst, serving as Vice President of Products & Strategy. He also has served at Luca...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

RealNetworks Names Corporate Development Head

Seattle-based RealNetworks said today that it has named Edmund O. Belsheim, Jr. as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Belsheim was previously at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and also had served as President, COO, a...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

F5 Networks Taps Visa Technology Head For Board

Seattle-based F5 said this morning that it has tapped the Chief Information Officer and Global Head of Technology for Visa Inc., Michael L. Dreyer, as its new board member. Dreyer also has served as CIO of Inovant, Visa's technology divisio...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Apple Poaches Exec From Amazon's A9

Apple has snagged Amazon.com executive William Stasior to oversee its Siri unit, according to a report Monday from AllThingsD. Amazon's A9 unit is based in Palo Alto, and provides all of the search technology for Amazon's websites. ...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Microsoft: Reed Hasting To Step Off Board

Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, will not seek re-election to the board of Microsoft, Microsoft said Tuesday afternoon. Hastings will serve on the firm's board through his term, which ends in November. Hastings and Microsoft d...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

NanoString Sets New CFO

Seattle-based lifesciences tool developer NanoString Technologies said this morning that it has named James A. Johnson as its new Chief Financial Officer. Johnson joins the firm from Relypsa, where he also served as CFO' he also has been at...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Radisys Shuffles CEO On Revised Guidance

Hillsboro, Oregon-based embedded wireless products firm Radisys said Monday that it has named Brian Bronson as its new President and CEO, replacing Michael Dagenais, who the firm said has left the firm, as well as its board. Bronson was mos...

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Friday, September 21, 2012

MicroVision Loses CFO

Redmond-based miniature projection display technology developer MicroVision said this morning that its CFO, Jeff Wilson, has resigned. The publicly traded firm did not say why Wilson is resigning, but did say that he will remain with the fi...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

T-Mobile Names New CEO

T-Mobile, which runs its U.S. operations from Bellevue, said this morning that it has named John Legere, the former CEO of Global Crossing, as its new CEO. Legere replaces interim CEO Jim Alling, who will return to his role as Chief Operati...

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Zumobi Names Publishing VP

Seattle-based Zumobi, the developer of mobile apps that connect publishers with mobile advertising, said this morning that it has named John Flinn as its Vice President of Publishing Operations. Flinn has previously served at MSN and MSNB, ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yahoo Steals Savitt From Lockerz

Internet portal Yahoo has snagged a new Chief Marketing Officer: Lockerz CEO and founder Kathy Savitt. Yahoo announced the hiring of Savitt Monday evening, saying that Savitt will directly report to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Savitt also has ...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

TriQuint Names Board Director

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said Wednesday afternoon that it has named Roderick Nelson as a new, independent director at the RF IC provider. Nelson is at consulting practice Tritech Sales and SErvice, having previously se...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

UIEvolution Names CFO

Kirkland-based UIEvolution, the developer of mobile interfaces and applications, said this week that it has named Tracy Wright Knox as its Chief Financial Officer. Knox was most recently CFO at drugstore.com. The company said Knox has nearl...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Redfin Names Engineering VP

Seattle-based online real estate site Redfin said Wednesday that it has promoted Bridget Frey to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Frey was previously Director of Data and Analytics Engineering. Redfin said the new position put...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chirpify Heads to Hollywood With Music VP

Portland-based startup Chirpify is setting its sights on the music business today, with the announcement of a new VP specifically aimed at the music industry. The company--which provides a system to enable e-commerce over Twitter--said it h...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brammo Sets Global Sales Director

Ashland, Oregon-based electric motorcycle maker Brammo said this morning that it has appointed Ron Luttrell as its new Director of Global Sales. Brammo said that Luttrell has previously worked with motorcycle brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Hyo...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Z2Live Names Fasulo CEO

Seattle-based mobile and social games developer Z2Live said Monday that it has named Lou Fasulo as its new CEO. Fasulo, who was COO, replaces co-founder David Bluhm, who becomes Chairman of the company. Z2Live said that Fasulo oversaw launc...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Maveron Names Venture Partner

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron is bolstering its San Francisco presence today, saying that it has named David Wu as a Venture Partner in its San Francisco office. Wu is an angel investors and entrepreneur. Maveron said that Wu w...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NanoString Technologies Names Board Member

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, the developer of molecular diagnostic tools, said this morning that it has named a new member to its board. The company said it has named Greg Norden, the former Chief Financial Officer of Wyeth, to th...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Parallels Snags Apple Vet For Board

Renton-based Parallels, the developer of desktop virtualization and cloud services software, said early this morning that it has snagged an Apple vet for its board of directors. Parallels said it has added Bertrand Serlet, the former Senior...

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Monday, July 16, 2012

RealNetworks Adds Cunningham To Board

Seattle-based RealNetworks said this morning that it has added John E. Cunningham, IV, the Seattle investor, to its board of directors. Cunningham also serves on the boards of Blucora (InfoSpace), AudienceScience, Qliance, and a number of o...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chirpify Hires Business Development Head

Portland-based Chirpify, the startup developer of a Twitter-focused, payment system, has hired on an American Express vet for its new vice President of Corporate Development on Wednesday. Chirpify said it has named Rayburn Chan as its VP of...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DreamBox Learning Snags VP From Blackboard

Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning, the developer of educational software technology, said this morning that it has named Jason Bedford as its new Vice President of Sales and Client Success. Bedford was previously VP of Global Sales for Black...

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

RealNetworks Loses CEO, Appoints Glaser As Interim CEO

Seattle-based RealNetworks said late Tuesday that Thomas Nielsen, its CEO, has resigned. According to the firm, founder and Chairman Rob Glaser has been appointed interim CEO. Reasons for the resignation were not given by the company, with ...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ForkFly Snags Two For Board

Portland-based Forkfly, the startup which helps businesses provide their own deals and rewards, said last night that it has added Merrill Brown and Scott Kveton to its board. Brown is the founder and rincipal of MMB Media, a business and ma...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

AppFog Taps HP Open Source Exec For CTO

Portland-based AppFog announced this morning that it has appointed John Purrier, a former HP executive, as its new Chief Technology Officer. The developer of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products said Purrier was most recently Vice Presiden...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Atigeo Bolsters Board

Bellevue-based Atigeo, a developer of semantic discovery and data software, said today that it has added Gregory Akers, Senior Vice President of Advanced Security Initiatives and Chief Technology Officer within the Global Government Solutio...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

PlayNetwork Sets CTO

Redmond-based PlayNetwork, the provider of music, messaging, video, and other content to businesses, said today that it has named Peter Lee as its Chief Technology Officer. Lee was previously at Technicolor, and has served at The Walt Disne...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Revenue Management Systems Names COO

Seattle-based Revenue Management Systems, the developer of software used by the airline industry to manage ticket pricing and inventory, reported today that it has named Eric Nordling as its new Chief Operating Officer. Nordling has previou...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Optify Names New CEO

Seattle-based Optify, the developer of search engine optimization and social marketing tools, reported Thursday that it has named Rob Eleveld as its new Chief Executive Officer. Eleveld also joins the company's board. Current CEO Brian Goff...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Former Evri CTO Deep Dhillon Joins Startup

Deep Dhillon, the former CTO of Seattle-based Evri, the developer of real time news and discovery software, has joined a new startup in the health space. According to Alliance Health Networks, the operator of a network of health related soc...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

GameHouse Names New Operations VP

Seattle-based GameHouse, the gaming arm of RealNetworks, said Tuesday that it has named a new Vice President of Operations. GameHouse said that Keela Robison is joining the company to oversee its mobile and downloadable games business. Robi...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NanoString Names VP, GM

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, the developer of life sciences tools used for molecular diagnostics, said today that it has named Bruce J. Seeley as its Senior Vice President and General Manager, Diagnostics. Seeley joins the firm fr...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Big Fish Boosts Board

Seattle-based Big Fish, the developer of casual gaming titles, said yesterday that it has named Silicon Valley investor Bill Lee to its board of directors. Lee was CEO and co-founder of Remarq, whcih he sold to Critical Path in March of 200...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RealNetworks Names Two Execs

Seattle-based RealNetworks has named two new executives, to bolster its digital media strategy and product development. According to the firm, it has named Torrie Dorrell as Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Strategy, and named Rob...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SpaceCurve Sets Advisory Board

Seattle-based SpaceCurve, which is developing big-data tools to enable the location-based services market, said yesterday that it has create a new, commercial advisory board to help it bring its products to market. SpaceCurve said it has ad...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Intermec Loses CEO

Everett, Washington-based Intermec, the developer of bar code printers, RFID systems, and other products, said this morning that Patrick J. Byrne, its President, CEO, and board member, has resigned. Intermec said that its Chairman, Allen J....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Starbucks' Schultz Departs Groupon Board

Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has resigned from the board of Groupon, after a board shuffling by the company yesterday. According to a filing from Groupon, which has been facing some issues with the firm's accounting, Schultz notifi...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Big Fish CEO Steps Down, Hands Company Over To Founder Thelen

Seattle-based Big Fish Games said Friday that Jeremy Lewis, the CEO of the firm, is stepping down and handing the company back over to Paul Thelen, the founder, and former President and CEO of the company. Big Fish said that Lewis will rema...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

INRIX Snags General Counsel From RealNetworks

Kirkland-based INRIX, the provider of traffic information and data, said today that it has named Tracy Dow, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Office rof RealNetworks, as General Counsel. Dow had been at RealNetworks since 200...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cray Sets New CTO

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said this morning that it has appointed William C. Blake as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Blake, who has been on Cray's board of directors since 2006, was most recently Genera...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Radisys Names Board Member

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Radisys, which develops embedded wireless products, said earlier this week that it has named Hubert de Pesquidoux to its board of directors. De Pesquidoux is the former CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, having spent nearly 20 y...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pendrell Names New VP

Kirkland-based patent licensing firm Pendrell Corporation said Monday evening that it has named Mario Obeidat as its new Vice President of Licensing. Pendrell snags Obeidat from fellow patent licensing firm Intellectual Ventures, where he w...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

RealNetworks Appoints Wan As CFO

Seattle-based RealNetworks said late Monday that it has named Tim M. Wan as its Chief Financial Officer, replaces Michael Eggers. Wan has been at Realnetworks for 12 years. The firm said that it selected Wan after a "thorough internal and e...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SpaceCurve Hires Development VP

Seattle-based SpaceCurve, the venture backed developer of big data software for the location-based information market, said today that it has bolstered its development team. The firm said it has hired Charlie Barbour as its new Senior Vice ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Zillow Snags Real Estate Blogger

Seattle-based Zillow is ramping up its social media outreach efforts with a new hire, saying Thursday that t has named Jay Thompson, a real estate blogger, as its new Director of Industry Outreach and Social Media. Thompson was the founder ...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Microsoft Loses Exec To Activision

Microsoft veteran Dennis Durkin, who was most recently Corporate Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer for the company's Interactive Entertainment Business--in charge of the Xbox--has left for game maker Activision Blizzard,...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ExtraHop Snags Isilon Vets

Seattle-based Extrahop Networks, the developer of network analysis and performance management products, said today that Isilon Systems founder Sujal Patel has joined its board, and that former Isilon sales exec Eric Scollar has become Senio...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Compli Names New CEO

Portland-based Compli, which provides human resources, safety, and compliance management software, announced today that it has appointed David Childers as its new Chief Executive Officer. Childers joins the firm from EthicsPoint, where he w...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

ReVolt Names Research VP

Portland-based ReVolt Technology, which is developing rechargeable, Zinc-Air batteries for the automotive and energy storage markets, said this week that it has named Tibor Kalnoki-Kis as its VP of Research and Development. Kalnoki-Kis was ...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Vertafore Sees Executive Shakeup

Bothell-based Vertafore, which develops software for the insurance industry, has had a major executive shakeup. The firm reported Thursday afternoon that both its CTO and CFO are leaving the firm, and that it is looking for replacements for...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Redfin Snags New Chief Marketing Officer From REI

Seattle-based Redfin, the online real estate brokerage service headed by Glenn Kelman, has snagged Tom Vogl, the former Senior Vice President of Marketing for REI, as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The company announced the hiring on Mond...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Integrated Diagnostics Lands $10M

Seattle-based Integrated Diagnostics, the developer of molecular diagnostic products, said this morning that it has closed on $10M in a third tranche of its Series A financing. The funding was led by Interwest Partners, and also included Th...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Microsoft Adds Former Symantec CEO Thompson To Board

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has added a new member to its board of directors, John W. Thompson, the former CEO of Symantec. Thompson is currently CEO of Virtual Instruments, and has also served at IBM. Thompson was Cha...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

ClearEdge Power Appoints New Sales VP

Hillsboro, Oregon-based ClearEdge Power, the developer of fuel cell energy systems, said today that it has named Neil Starling as its Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Starling joins the company from TE Connectivity, and also has ...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vertafore Promotes VPs

Bothell-based Vertafore, which develops software for the insurance industry, said today that it has named Mark Craig as its Senior Vice President of Product Management, and named Bruce Winterburn as Vice President of Industry Relations. Cra...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tecplot Names CEO

Bellevue-based Tecplot, a developer of visualization software for engineering and scientists, said this week that it has named Rich Stillman as its President and CEO. Stillman has been at Tecplot since April of 2011, and previously served a...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Zillow Ramps Industry Outreach With Hire

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow is looking to strengthen its partnership with other companies in the real estate industry, by hiring a new VP to head up industry relations. According to Zillow, it has named Robert (Bob) D. Bemis to th...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Elemental Adds VP in Hong Kong

Portland-based Elemental Technologies, the provider of video transcoding products and hardware, said today that it has named David Godfrey as its Vice President of Sales in Asia. Godfrey is based in Hong Kong. Elemental said that Godfrey jo...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

thePlatform Promotes Three VPs

Seattle-based thePlatform, which provides white-label, video publishing tools for broadcasters, said yesterday that it has promoted Alex Glass to CIO, promoted Marty Roberts to SVP Sales and Marketing, and appointed Michael Horwitz as its S...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Voyager Capital's Godreau Departs Firm

Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital's Enrique Godreau, who co-founded the firm, is leaving the company, according to emails to Godreau to contacts. Godreau had co-founded Voyager Capital with Bill McAleer and Tony Audino back...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Microsoft Sets Public Sector VP

Redmond-based Microsoft said this week that it has appointed a new head of its public sector efforts, covering sales and marketing to government, public safety and national security, education, and other public sector customers. Microsoft s...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Amazon Adds Board Member

Seattle-based Amazon.com has added a new board member, Jamie S. Gorelick, to its board of directors, the firm disclosed this morning. Gorelick is a partner with law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and also has previously hel...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Limeade Names Names Trio Of Execs

Bellevue-based Limeade, which develops health and wellness software, said Tuesday that it has named three new executives to the firm. The firm said that it has named Brett Rubin as Sales Director, Sameer Halai as Director of User Experience...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yapta Adds Hulett To Board

Seattle-based Yapta, the online airfare tracking service, said this morning that it has appointed Matt Hulett, former President of Expedia Corporate Travel, to its board of directors. Hulett is currently President of the GameHouse division ...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Apptio Names New VP

Seattle-based Apptio, a provider of tools used to manage information technology services, planning, budgeting, and other processes, said today that it has named Dione Hedgpeth as its Vice President of Customer Success. Hedgpeth was previous...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Big Fish Games Snags Mobile VP From Angry Birds Maker

Seattle-based Big Fish Games, the developer of casual games headed by Jeremy Lewis, made a high visibility hire Wednesday, hiring away former Rovio VP Wibe Wagemans as Vice President, General Manager, Mobile. Wagemans was most recently SVP ...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zumobi Names Marketing Head

Seattle-based Zumobi, which develops mobile applications for media properties, said today that it has named Marla Schimke as its Vice President of Marketing. Schimke was previously at AudienceScience, and also has served at Microsoft and Er...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TAS Group Names Marketing Head

Seattle-based The TAS Group, a developer of sales performance automation software, said this morning that it has named Will Wiegler as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Wiegler was previously at BigMachines, a cloud software firm, and also h...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hipcricket Names Sales VP

Kirkland-based Hipcricket, the provider of mobile marketing and advertising which is now a unit of Augme Technologies, said it has appointed Alan Sultan as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development, Channel Sales. Sultan was pre...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Maveron Promotes Stoffer To Partner

Seattle-based venture investor Maveron has promoted Jason Stoffer to Partner at the firm, the company said Thursday, from his prior role as Principal. Stoffer has been at Maveron since 2007, and has been involved in such companies as zulily...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Mentor Installes New Execs

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of electronic design automation software, said yesterday that it has named three new execs. The firm said it has named John Lenyo as Vice President and General Manager of its Design V...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Madrona Promotes Jacobson, Jordan, and Porter

Seattle-based venture capital investor Madrona Venture Group announced this morning that it has promoted Scott Jacobson, Len Jordan and Tim Porter to Managing Director. Jacobson has been at Madrona since 2007, Jordan joined in 2010, and Por...

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Compli Hires Development VP

Portland-based Compli, which develops HR and compliance management software, said today that it has named Darrel Young as its Vice President of Development. Young has previously served at Epicore, along with other firms; the company said Yo...

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Urban Airship Snags Skype Exec

Portland-based Urban Airship, which develops mobile notification software for mobile app providers, has snagged a former Skype executive as its new Chief Revenue Officer. The firm has hired Christopher Dean, who formerly had been Chief Stra...

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Oncothyreon Names Chief Medical Officer

Seattle-based Oncothyreon, which is developing treatments for cancer, said yesterday that it has promoted Diana Hausman, M.D., to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Hausman has been Vice President, Clinical Development at the firm since...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

RealNetworks Loses CFO

Seattle-based RealNetworks disclosed Thursday that its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Eggers, has resigned. According to RealNetworks, Eggers has resigned to "pursue other career opportunities". Eggers had been w...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Calico Energy Expands Board

Seattle-based Calico Energy, the provider of energy data management and analytics software and services, said today that it has expanded its board of advisors. The firm said it has added Jesse Berst, Managing Director of Global Smart Energy...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ClearEdge Power Adds Board Member

Hillsboro, Oregon-based ClearEdge Power, the developer of fuel cell power systems, said this morning that it has named David B. Wright to its board of directors. Wright is executive vice chairman of GridIron Systems, and also has served at ...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

BigDoor Promotes Two To VP

Seattle-based BigDoor, the developer of web site gamification software backed by Foundry Group and Founder's Co-Op, has promoted two people to VP level. BigDoor said it has promoted Carrie Peters to Vice President of Marketing, and promoted...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Opscode Adds Exec, Makes Jacob Customer Chief

Seattle-based Opscode, which develops cloud infrastructure automation software, announced today that it has named co-founder Adam Jacob as Chief Customer Officer, and hired George Moberly as Vice President of Product Management. The firm sa...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Mentor Graphics Names HR VP

Electronic design automation products firm Mentor Graphics said late Friday that it has named Michael Vishny as its new Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Visny joins the company from Conexant Systems, inc., where he was SVP ...

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Friday, November 18, 2011

AppFog Appoints Bizdev VP

Portland-based AppFog, which provides a platform-as-a-service for the cloud computing market, announced this week that it has named John Higgins as its Vice President of Business Development. Higgins joins the firm from Salesforce.com, and ...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

InfoSpace Names Emans CFO

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said today that it has named Eric Emans as its Chief Financial officer and Treasurer. Emans has been interim CFO and Treasurer for the company since August, and has been at the firm for seven years. Emans has previo...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blue Nile CEO Resigns

Seattle-based online jewelry retailer Blue Nile said Tuesday evening that its CEO, Diane Irvine, has resigned from the company. The firm said taht Vijay Talwar, currently Senior Vice pReisdent and General Manager of International, will serv...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ShopIgniter Names Marketing Chief

Portland-based ShopIgniter, the developer of e-commerce and social commerce software, said Tuesday that it has named Kevin Tate as its Chief Marketing Officer. Tate joins the firm from Dachis Group, where he was Vice President of Business D...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

RealNetworks Names President, CEO

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Tuesday that it has named Thomas Nielsen as its new President and CEO, as well as board member. Nielsen was most recently VP of the Digital Imaging Group at Adobe Systems, which is in charge of Adobe Photosho...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Symform Names Marketing VP

Seattle-based Symform, the operator of an online, cloud storage service, said today that it has named Margaret Dawson as its Vice President of Marketing. Dawson was previously at Hubspan, and also has served at Microsoft, Amazon.com, Aventa...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

F5 Networks Names VP

Seattle-based F5 Networks announced this morning that it has named Manny Rivelo as the firm's Senior Vice President, Security and Strategic Solutions. Rivelo joins the company from Cisco Systems, where he was Senior Vice President, Enginee...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Clearwire Loses Board Member Wolff

Kirkland-based Clearwire said late Friday in a filing with the SEC that former CEO and current board member Benjamin G. Wolff has resigned. Wolff had been on the board, and served in a variety of positions, including EVP, President, Co-CEO,...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

BigDoor Boosts Team, As Hiring Surges At Company

Seattle-based BigDoor, the developer of web site gamification software, said Monday that it has boosted its team, adding for executives to the firm, and also said it has plans to hire 15 more employees over the next six months. The firm sa...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Skytap Taps Isilon For New Marketing, Bizdev VP

Seattle-based Skytap, which develops cloud automation software, said today that it has named Brett Goodwin as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Goodwin was previously at Isilon, and also served at RealNetworks and McCaw ...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Immune Design Names Exec

Seattle-based Immune Design Corp., a biotechnology firm focused on molecular immunology, said today that it has named Guy F. Cipriani as its Chief Business officer. Cipriani was most recently at Cardiome Pharma Corp., and also has served at...

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cardiac Dimensions Names Sales VP

Kirkland-based Cardiac Dimensions, a developer of minimally invasive treatments for heart failure, announced this morning that it has named Omari V. Bouknight as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Bouknight was most recently at Thor...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rumblefish Bolsters Board

Portland-based Rumblefish, which operates an online music licensing service, allowing users to add licensed soundtracks for online videos, said today that it has named Harry DeMott to its board of directors. DeMott is the General Partner of...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Qliance Names New CEO

Seattle-based Qliance Mediacal Management, the operator of membership-based primary care medical services, said today that it has named Erika Bliss, MD as its President and CEO. Bliss replaces co-founder Norm Wu. Bliss was most recently Chi...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Korrio Scores Banfield As Product Head

Seattle-based Korrio, which develops online software for managing youth sports teams, said today that it has snagged Steve Banfield as its Chief Product Officer. Banfield was most recentlyat Screenlife, a division of Paramount Pictures, hea...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

TripAdvisor Names CFO

TripAdvisor, the online travel reviews site owned by Bellevue-based Expedia, said Monday that it has named Julie M. B. Bradley as its Chief Financial Officer. Bradley joins the firm from Art Technology Group (ATG), and also previously serve...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

thePlatform Names New Engineering, Legal Execs

Seattle-based thePlatform, the Comcast subsidiary which develops white label video publishing tools, announced today that it has named Michael (Mike) Horwitz as its Vice President of Engineering, and Tina Santos as In-House General Counsel....

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Friday, September 23, 2011

ValueAppeal Names COO

Seattle-based ValueAppeal, the online property tax appeal service headed by Charlie Walsh, said Friday that it has named Eric Brown as its Chief Operating Officer. Brown joins the firm from Radiant Asset Management, where he was co-founder ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

RealNetworks Names Cloud Services Head

Seattle-based RealNetworks announced this morning that it has appointed Judith Bitterli as its Senior Vice President of its Unifi, cloud services division. Bitterli has been at RealNetworks since last year, when the company said she joined ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Powerit Solutions Names New CEO

Seattle-based Powerit Solutions, a developer of energy management technology for the smart grid market, said that it has named Kevin Klustner as its new CEO. Klustner also joins the company's board. Kluster was most recently managing partne...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Atigeo Snags Starbucks Co-Founder For Board

Bellevue-based Atigeo, the developer of semantics and data analysis software, said today that it has added Dave Olson, the co-founder and former SVP of Culture and Leadership Development of Starbucks, to its board of directors. Atigeo also ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DocuSign Expands In Europe

Seattle-based Docusign, the provider of electronic signature software-as-a-service, said today that it is expanding in Europe. Docusign said it is moving "key" staff and executives to Europe, including transferring its VP of U.S. Sales to E...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ClearEdge Power Bolsters Board

Hillsboro, Oregon-based ClearEdge Power, the developer of fuel cell energy systems which convert natural gas into electricity and heat, said today that it has named Phil Angelides to its Board of Directors. Angelides is president of Rivervi...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Big Fish Snags Amazon Vet As CFO

Seattle-based Big Fish Games, the casual videogame developer, said Tuesday that it has named David Stephenson as CFO. Stephenson was most recently VP of Finance for Amazon.com's North American Retail division, and also had served at Amazon'...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Expedia Loses CFO

Bellevue-based Expedia said Thursday that its chief financial officer, Michael Adler, has decided to leave the firm. Expedia did not give any details on Adler's departure, however, said that Adler will remain with the company during a trans...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Itron Names Nosbaum President, CEO

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron, the maker of smart utility meters, said Wednesday afternoon that it has named Leroy D. Nosbaum as President and CEO. Nosbaum, who has previously served as Chairman and CEO, has been at Itron since 1996,...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Appature Names VP

Seattle-based Appature, which develops marketing software for the healthcare industry, said Tuesday that it has named Chris Broyles as Vice President of Customer Success. Broyles was previously at Microstrategy, and also served at Daptiv as...

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

ReVolt Bolsters Advisory Board

Portland-based ReVolt Technology, a developer of rechargeable, Zinc-Air batteries, said yesterday that it has added two new members to its advisory board. The firm said it has added Mr. Helmut Waltersdorfer and Dr. Tibor Kalnoki-Kis, both a...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DreamBox Learning Bolsters Execs

Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning, the developer of K-3 math education software, said this morning that it has hired on two new executives to bolster its executive ranks. The firm said it has named Greg Long as Senior Vice President of Produ...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Urban Airship: 5 Billion Notifications, New CFO

Portland-based Urban Airship, the developer of mobile notification software for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, said today that it has racked up its 5 billionth mobile message. The service--which is used by app developers to handle rea...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Motricity Loses CEO

Bellevue-based Motricity, the mobile data services firm, said this morning that Ryan Wuerch, the firm's CEO, has left the company. According to the company, the firm and Wuerch mutually agree to terminate his employment with Motricity. Reas...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Vertafore Shuffles VPs

Bothell-based Vertafore, a developer of software for the insurance industry, said Thursday that it is shuffling its VPs. The firm said it has named Mark Sonders as Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Services, and that two of its VPs,...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Clearwire Installs Prusch As CEO

Kirkland-based Clearwire said this morning that it has named Erik Prusch, the firm's Chief Operating Officer, as its new President and CEO, replacing interim CEO John Stanton. According to the provider of 4G wireless services, Stanton becom...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DocuSign Shifts CEO

Seattle-based electronic signature firm Docusign said today that the firm's chairman is taking over as CEO of the company. DocuSign said it has appointed Keith Krach, the company's chairman of the board, as CEO. Krach has been Chariman of t...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Opscode Names New CEO

Seattle-based Opscode, the developer of cloud infrastructure automation tools, said this morning that it has named Mitch Hill as its Chief Executive Officer. Hill replaces Jesse Robbins, who becomes Chief Community Officer. Hill was previou...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Zipline Games Adds Former Microsoft VP to Board

Seattle-based Zipline Games, a developer of game development software for iOS and Android, said this morning that it has named Shane Kim to its board. Kim is the former VP of Microsoft Game Studios, where he managed Halo, Gears of War, Fabl...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BlueKai Hires Two

BlueKai, the provider of data management and analysis software which has offices in Bellevue, said today that it has named two executives. The firm said it has named Jon Ingalls as Chief Marketing Officer, and Sam Wolff as Chief Financial O...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Coinstar Loses Redbox Head

Bellevue-based Coinstar said last night that Mitch Lowe, the President of the firm's Redbox video rental subsidiary, has resigned. The firm said Lowe has resigned to "pursue entrepreneurial and other interests." The company said that it has...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

InfoSpace Shuffles Emans Into CFO Slot

Bellevue-based InfoSpace has shuffled Eric Emans into its CFO position, after its former CFO, David Binder, departed to Blue Nile. InfoSpace said that Emans will serve as Interim CFO until the company finds a permanent successor. Emans is t...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blue Nile Names Binder New CFO

Seattle-based Blue Nile, the online diamond and jewelry retailer, said Thursday that it has named David Binder as its Chief Financial Officer. Binder takes over from Vijay Talwar, who had been serving as interim CFO. The firm said Talwar re...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Livemocha Names Engineering VP

Seattle-based Livemocha, the online site focused on language learning, said this week that it has named Damon Lanphear as its Vice President of Engineering and Technology. Lanphear has previously served at such firms as RealNetworks and Med...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Skytap Names Product VP

Seattle-based Skytap, which develops cloud automation software, said Monday that it has named Brian White as its Vice President of Products. White has previously been involved with Amazon Web Services (AWS), HP, Opsware, iConclude, Microsof...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Likewise Names CTO

Bellevue-based Likewise, the developer of security and storage software, said Thursday that it has named Gerald (Jerry) Carter as its Chief Technology Officer. Carter has previously served at such firms as HP and VA Linux, and also is the a...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

ICO Names Executive Staff

Kirkland-based ICO Global Communications, the provider of telecommunications services, said today that it has added a slew of new executives to the firm. According to the company--which is in the midst of renaming itself the Pendrell Corpor...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

thePlatform Names European Head

Seattle-based thePlatform, the provider of white-label, video publishing tools which is owned by Comcast, said Wednesday that it has named Simon McGrath as its General Manager of Europe. McGrath joins the firm from SeaChange International, ...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Coinstar Taps Former Magellan CEO For Board

Bellevue-based Coinstar said today that it has named the former CEO of GPS equipment firm Magellan Corporation to its board. Coinstar said Nelson C. Chan joins its board of directors effective Tuesday. Nelson was CEO of Magellan from Decemb...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tier 3 Taps Equinix Exec For Board

Bellevue-based Tier 3, a provider of a cloud computing platform, said today that it has named Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer at Equinix, to its board of directors. Adams has been at Equinix since 2008, and also has served at Electro...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Panther Systems Names CEO

Vancouver, Washington-based Panther Systems, a developer of quality control and automation software for the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, said last week that it has named Phil Farmer as its new CEO. Farmer has previously served at paper...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RealNetworks Appoints VP

Seattle-based RealNetworks said this morning that it has promoted Scott Uomoto to Senior Vice President. Uomoto has been at RealNetworks for more than nine years, and oversees the firm's sales, marketing, and operations of its RealPlayer, S...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Symform Names CEO

Seattle-based Symform, which offers up cloud-based, data storage services, reported Monday evening that it has named Matthew Schiltz as its new CEO. Schiltz was previously President and CEO of DocuSign, and also has served at CourtLink and ...

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Medio Systems Snags Engineering VP From VMware

Seattle-based Media Systems, the developer of mobile Internet software and predictive analytics technology, said Thursday that it has named Prabuddha Biswas as its Senior Vice President, Engineering. Biswas joins the firm from VMware, leadi...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Her Interactive Names CEO

Bellevue-based Her Interactive, which develops the line of Nancy Drew-themed videogames aimed at female videogame players, said Wednesday that it has named a new CEO. The firm said it has added Stuart Moulder as CEO. Former CEO Megan Gaiser...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PitchBook Snags Bell As COO

Seattle-based PitchBook, which provides private equity research and data, said today that it has named Matt Bell as its Chief Operating Officer. Bell joins the firm from Skytap, the cloud computing provider. Bell has also served at Azaleos,...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

NWEN Names Rossi Executive Director

The Northwest Entrepreneur Network said today that it has named Daniel Rossi as its new Executive Director. Rossi was most recently co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Nanocel, and also had served at the Seattle Times and Morris Visitor...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

ReVolt Adds Advisors

Portland-based ReVolt Technology, a developer of Zinc-Air battery technology, said today that it has added three to its advisory board. The firm said it has added Richard Doisneau, Norm Allen, and David Dornheim to the advisory board. Doisn...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Optimum Energy Names VP

Seattle-based Optimum Energy, a developer of software used for managing energy efficiency in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, said today that it has named Mark Bretl as Vice President of Products and technology. Br...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

AdXpose Bolsters Board

Seattle-based AdXpose, which provides advertising optimization and verification services, announced today that it has named Jeff Lanctot, the former Chief Strategy Officer of Razorfish, to its board. Lanctot was most recently an exec at Mic...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Insitu Gets New President, CEO

Bingen, Washington-based Insitu, the maker of unmanned aircraft systems, has a new CEO, according to parent firm Boeing. The Boeing Company said that it has named Steve Morrow as President and CEO of the firm, succeeding Steve Sliwa. Morrow...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

InfoSpace Names Ruckelshaus President, CEO

Bellevue-based Internet search service firm InfoSpace said today that it has made Bill Ruckelshaus its official President and CEO. Ruckelshaus has been serving as President and Acting CEO of the firm since November. Ruckelshaus was previous...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WildTangent Promotes Clifford To SVP and GM

Seattle-based casual gaming firm WildTangent said last night that it has promoted Bill Clifford to Senior Vice President and General Manager, WildTangent Media. Clifford--who has been at WildTangent for 10 years--was most recently VP of Adv...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

GMI Promotes Three

Bellevue-based Global Market Insite (GMI), the provider of global market research technology and services, reported this morning that it has promoted Jon Puleston to VP of Innovation, Mitra Asilzadeh to VP of International Service Operation...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Intellicheck Mobilisa Names Chairman, CEO

Port Townsend, Washington-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, the developer of identification systems and technology, said this morning that it has named a new CEO and appointed current CEO Nelson Ludlow to Chairman. The firm has named Steve Willi...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

InfoSpace Adds Ignition's Hooper To Board

Bellevue-based InfoSpace announced Monday that it has added Steve Hooper, founding partner of venture capital firm Ignition Partners, to its board of directors. Hooper is the eighth board member for the firm, which says it is also seeking a...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

EveryMove Adds Calbucci As CTO

Seattle-based EveryMove, a developer of personal technology aimed at helping people manage and improve their health, said today that it has added Marcelo Calbucci as Chief Technology Officer of the firm, along with inking a deal with Premer...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Microsoft Appoints Consumer and Central Marketing Head

Redmond-based Microsoft announced this morning that it has named Chris Caposella as Senior Vice President of its Consumer Channels and Central Marketing Group. The new group includes all of Microsoft's Retail, Mobile Operator and Distributi...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

eMagin Names VP

Bellevue-based eMagin, a developer and manufacturer of active matrix, OLED microdisplays, said today that it has named Jerome T. Carollo as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Carollo joins from Intevac Vision Systems, and also has...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Intermec CEO Undergoes Bypass

Everett, Washington-based Intermec, the developer of barcode, RFID, and other supply chain tracking products, reported today that its CEO, Patrick J. Byrne, underwent a minimally invasive coronary bypass procedure on Friday. Intermec said B...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vertafore Names SVP

Bothell-based Vertafore, which develops software for insurance agents, said this morning that it has named Sharath Dorbala as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Dorbala joins the firm from Amdocs, where he was for the last nine ye...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

RealNetworks Loses CEO

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Monday afternoon that CEO Robert Kimball has resigned. Kimball had been since January of last year. RealNetworks said its board has appointed Mike Lunsford as interim CEO, while it searches for a new CEO. Lun...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blue Rooster Expands In New York

Seattle-based Blue Rooster, a provider of interactive technology consulting and web site development, said today that it has opened up a New York office. The company also said it has hired William 'Kip' Wagner as Vice President of Sales, No...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cray Chops Employees

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said Tuesday that it has cut approximately 52 employees, as part of a workforce restructuring. According to an SEC filing by the firm, the cuts were needed to "rebalance headcount" into areas of future...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Varolii Names McCann President, CEO

Seattle-based Varolii, the developer of employee and customer communications services, said Tuesday that it has named David McCann as its President and CEO. McCann was most recently at Microsoft, serving as general manager of the Windows Se...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

RadiSys Names Board Member

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RadiSys, the publicly held developer of hardware and software for the networking market, said yesterday that it has added a new board member. The firm said that it added David Nierenberg, President of shareholder Nie...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BigDoor Names Design Chief

Seattle-based BigDoor, which develops "gamification" software to encourage users to interact with web sites, said today that it has added Matt Shobe as Chief Design Officer. Shobe was most recently at Google, and was a co-founder of FeedBur...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BigDoor Names Design Chief

Seattle-based BigDoor, which develops "gamification" software to encourage users to interact with web sites, said today that it has added Matt Shobe as Chief Design Officer. Shobe was most recently at Google, and was a co-founder of FeedBur...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Clearwire In Executive Shakeup

Kirkland-based Clearwire said Thursday afternoon that CEO Bill Morrow has resigned from the firm's board and as CEO. Clearwire said that Morrow departs for "personal reasons", and will be replaced by John Stanton, current the Chairman of th...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Compli Names Engineering VP

Portland-based Compli, the developer of HR and compliance management software, announced this morning that it has appointed Jeremy Davey as Vice President of Engineering. Compli says that Davey joins the firm from Vesta Corporation, and als...

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Zynga Snags Evri's Roseman As VP In Seattle

Social gaming firm Zynga has bolstered its new Seattle offices, hiring away Neil Roseman, the former CEO of Evri, to lead its engineering and product development office here, according to a story at BusinessWeek. Roseman has previously serv...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Parallels Names Microsoft Vet Steen As CEO

Renton, Washington-based Parallels, which develops desktop virtualization software which allows Mac users to run Windows, said today that it has named Birger Steen as CEO. Steen was most recently President of the company, and had previously...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

G5 Names VP

Bend, Oregon-based G5, a provider of search marketing services for mid-market companies, said Monday that it has appointed Ilene Vogt as Senior Vice President of Sales and Services. Vogt joins the firm from Accelerys Corporation, and also s...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Doxo Gets Backing Of Former OpenTable CEO

Seattle-based doxo, the provider of online billing and bill management services headed by Steve Shivers, said this morning that Thomas Layton, the former CEO of OpenTable, participated in the firm's latest venture capital funding round. Dox...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NanoString Names VPs

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, a developer of life sciences tools, said today that it has named two VPs. the firm said it has hired Chris Grimley as Vice President of Marketing and Katherine Webster as Vice President of Worldwide Sa...

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Maveron Invests In Groupon

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron has joined the list of investors in daily deals site Groupon, Maveron said Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Maveron purchased shares of the firm from employees and existing...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Opscode Names Brown CTO

Seattle-based Opscode, a developer of cloud automation software, said today that it has named Christopher BRown as the firm's Chief Technology Officer, and shifted founder Adam Jacob to the position of Chief Product officer. Brown was most ...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Ignition Ventures Adds Frank Artale

Bellevue-based Ignition Venture Management announced this morning that it has added Frank Artale as a Managing Director and general partner at the firm. Artale was CEO of Consera, an Ignition portfolio firm, and also served at XenSource, Re...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Rentrak Names Exec

Portland-based Rentrak, a provider of media measurement services for the advertising, television, and entertainment industry, said today that it has named Chris Wilson as President of Linear Television. Wilson was most recently CEO and Pres...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alchemy Solutions Names President

Bend, Oregon-based Alchemy Solutions, a developer of software to help companies migrate their mainframe software to Microsoft .NET, said today that it has named Jim Harrer as President of the firm. Harrer has previously served at Mustang So...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big Fish Adds Geoff Entress To Board

Seattle-based Big Fish Games said this morning that it has added Geoff Entress to its board of directors. Entress is a venture partner with Voyager Capital and an active investor in the local area. According to Jeremy Lewis, president and C...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NanoString Names Chief Medical Officer

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, a developer of molecular diagnostics equipment being developed to count large sets of target molecules in biological samples, said it has named J. Wayne Cowens, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer. Cowe...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Enprecis Names European GM

Seattle-based Enprecis, an online information provider for the automotive industry, said today that it has named Vincent Dupray General Manager for Europe. Enprecis said that Dupray joins from TNS, and has also worked for Novalys, Polk, and...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Opscode Installs Two Executives

Seattle-based Opscode, a developer of software used for automating configuration and infrastructure in enterprises, announced Wednesday that it has named Todd Feinroth as Chief Revenue Officer, and Jay Wampold as Director of Marketing and C...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Calypso Medical Names President and CEO

Seattle-based Calypso Medical Technologies, a developer of technology to track tumors, announced yesterday that it has named Edward Vertatschitsch as its President and CEO. Vertatschitsch has been at the firm since 2003, and was most recent...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Elemental Technologies Gets Strategic Funding, New Board Member

Portland-based Elemental Technologies, a provider of massively parallel video processing products based on graphical processing unit (GPU) cores, said today that it has scored new funding from stratic investor Citrix Systems. The firm also ...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Infratel Sets Up Shop In Seattle

Infratel, a provider of call center software for small and mid sized businesses, said Friday that it has set up shop in Seattle. The firm said that Seattle will serve as the firm's North America headquarters, headed by Jim Southwell. Infrat...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

AdReady Adds Two VPs

Seattle-based AdReady, which provides display advertising software, said today that it has named Matt Carr Senior Vice President of Product and Business Development, and Randy Wootton Senior Vice President of Sales, Service, and Marketing. ...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Clearwire's McCaw Resigns From Board

Craig O. McCaw, the chairman of Kirkland-based Clearwire, is resigning from the firm's board, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. According to Clearwire, McCaw is resigning from the company's board, effective December 31, 2010. Ac...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

InfoSpace Names Cunningham Chairman

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said Monday that it has named John E. Cunningham, IV, as Chairman of its board. Cunningham is a general partner at Clear Fir Partners, and has served on InfoSpace's board since July of 1998. InfoSpace said the move ...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Integra Telecom Names Marketing Head

Portland-based Integra Telecom said late Thursday that it has named Steve Zimba as the firm's Chief Marketing Officer. Zimba joins the firm from Cbeyond, where he was Vice President of Marketing and Products. Zimba also has served at BellSo...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mixpo Names Operations VP

Seattle-based Mixpo, a provider of video advertising products, said Tuesday that it has named Naomi Kagan as its Senior Vice President of Client Operations. Kagan was most recently Senior Director of Microsoft's Customer Service and Support...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RealNetworks Names Marketing Head

Seattle-based RealNetworks announced today that it has named Judith Bitterli as the firm's new Chief Marketing Officer. The firm said Bitterli was most recently providing strategic marketing consulting for Real, focused on its upcoming laun...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Apptio Names Execs

Bellevue-based Apptio said this week that it has named two new executives. The firm, which develops technology business management software, said it has named Jeff Saling as Vice President of Customer Success, and Jeff Gerber as Enterprise ...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

AppStoreHQ Names CEO

Seattle-based AppStoreHQ, which develops a smart phone application discovery engine, said today that it has named Scott Blanksteen as CEO. Blanksteen was most recently at IceBreaker, and also has served at QPass and Amdocs. AppStoreHQ was f...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Elemental Technologies Names COO

Portland-based Elemental Technologies, which is developing massively parallel, video processing products, said today that it has named Lyman Potts as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Potts joins Elemental from Fios, where he was COO ...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blue Nile Loses CFO

Seattle-based online diamond and jewelry retailer Blue Nile said Thursday that its CFO, Marc Stolzman, has resigned. The firm said that Stolzman has left to "pursue other interests" effective November 24th. Blue Nile said it has appointed V...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lagotek Names New CEO

Bellevue-based Lagotek, the developer of building and home automation and energy management systems, said Tuesday that it has named Phil Herres as the firm's new Chief Executive Officer. Herres takes over from Eugene Luskin, who remains Cha...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lynguent Adds Advisor

Portland-based Lynguent, a designer of software used to simulate analog and mixed signal IC designs, said last night that it has added Jack Saltich to its advisory board. Saltich is interim CEO and chairman of the board of Vitex Systems, an...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Off & Away Adds To Board

Seattle-based Off & Away, the startup online travel auction site backed by Madrona Ventures, said this morning that it has added Brad Gerstner to its board of directors. Gerstner is founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital Management, and also ...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Vulcan Names Ghaffari Chief Investment Officer

Seattle-based Vulcan Inc., the investment firm of Paul G. Allen, said this morning that it has named Paul Ghaffari as the Chief Investment Officer of Vulcan Capital. Ghaffari was most recently at Palatine Hill Partners, an investment firm h...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

InfoSpace Loses CEO

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said today that William J. Lansing, the firm's CEO, has left the company, and will be replaced by board member William (Bill) J. Ruckelshaus. According to InfoSpace, Lansing will be "pursuing other interests"; no ot...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

G5 Names Engineering VP

Bend, Oregon-based G5, a provider of local marketing servies for companies, said today that it has named Coby Randquist as the firm's new Vice President of Engineering. Randquist was most recently at AT&T Interactive, managing that firm's d...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Names CFO

Bothell-based OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals said this morning that it has named Michelle Burris as Executive Vice President, Operations, and Chief Financial Officers. Burris is currently a member of the firm's board, and previously served at SV...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lynguent Adds To Board

Portland-based Lynguent, a developer of simulation software for the analog and mixed signal integrated circuit market, said late Monday that it has added Erroll Moore to its board of directors. Moore is currently Corporate Vice president an...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Uptake Medical Names VP

Seattle-based Uptake Medical, a developer of treatments for emphysema, said today that it has named Dr. Steven Kesten as its Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Uptake said that Dr. Kesten has previously served at Boehringer Ingelheim...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ontela's Munro Takes Reins At Photobucket

Tom Munro, the former CFO of Seattle-based Ontela, has officially been named CEO of Denver-based Photobucket, Photobucket said Tuesday. Photobucket, which offers up photo sharing services, had merged with Ontela back in December of 2009, wi...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Coinstar Names Execs

Bellevue-based Coinstar said Thursday that it has named Mary A. Leonard as the firm's Chief Performance Officer. Leonard was most recently Senior Vice President of Operations for Coinstar's redbox subsidiary. Coinstar said that Leonard repl...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ShopIgniter Names Jive's Hersh To Board

Portland-based ShopIgniter said today that it has named Dave Hersh, CEO and Chairman of Jive Software to its board of directors. ShopIgniter, which makes e-commerce software which taps into social media and social networks, said Hersh's soc...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Geospiza Adds To Board

Seattle-based Geospiza, the developer of genetic analysis software, announced today that it has added Dr. Bruce Montgomery to its board of directors. Montgomery was most recently Senior Vice President of Respiratory Therapeutics at Gilead S...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Maveron Taps Zynga For EIR

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron has snagged a former executive of social gaming firm Zynga as its newest entrepreneur-in-residence. According to Maveron, it has added Andrew Trader, the former Vice President of Sales and Business...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Ray Ozzie Steps Down At Microsoft

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, is stepping down from his position, but will remain at the firm, according to an email from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that was released to the press Monday afternoon. According to the email...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Adapx Expands Board

Seattle-based Adapx, the developer of digital pen capture technology, is announcing this morning that it has added Chris Weber to the firm's board of directors. Weber is the former Corporate Vice President for the U.S. Enterprise and Partne...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NanoString Names Commercial Chief

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, a developer of equipment for counting target molecules in biological samples, said this morning that it has named Barney Saunders, Ph.D., as its Chief Commercial Officer. Saunders was most recenlty at ...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Redfin Gets $270K From Ligon

The "small investment" in Seattle-based Redfin by CarMax CEO Austin Ligon last week was worth $269,495, according to recent regulatory filings from the real estate site. The funding looks to be an extension of the last funding announced by ...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Clearwire Sees Big Shuffle In Board, On Sprint Antitrust Concerns

Kirkland-based Clearwire just announced this morning that three of its directors--Daniel R. Hesse, Keith O. Cowan, and Steven L. Elfman--have resigned from its board, all of whom are officers of Sprint Nextel, and who were nominated to its ...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Apptio Adds Concur's Singh To Board

Seattle-based Apptio, which develops software-as-a-service for managing IT operations, said today that it has added Rajeev Singh, the president and COO of Concur, to its board. Singh is a co-founder of Concur, and also sits on its board. Si...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Zillow Names Rascoff CEO

Seattle-based real estate website Zillow said today that it has promoted Spencer Rascoff from COO to CEO. According to the firm's former CEO, Rich Barton, he has become Executive Chairman of the company's board. Rascoff has been at Zillow f...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lynguent Names CEO

Portland-based Lynguent, a provider of software simulation tools for analog and mixed signal semiconductors, said today that it has named Sam Young as its new President and CEO. Young joins the firm from Contour Semiconductor. Founder and f...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

F5 Names Board Member

Seattle-based F5 Networks, a provider of load balancing and other networking hardware, said this morning that it has added John Chapple, President of Hawkeye Investments, to its board. Chapple also sits on the boards of Leap Wireless, CBeyo...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Onvia Names New CEO

Seattle-based Onvia said Friday, via a regulatory filing, that the firm has named Henry Riner as its President and CEO. Riner was most recently CEO of OSG Billing Services, a provider of web-based invoice and statement printing services, an...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

RealNetworks Names VC To Board

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Thursday that it has added Janice Roberts, a managing director at venture capital firm Mayfield Fund, to its board of directors. Roberts has also served at 3Com Ventures, 3Com, and other firms. RealNetworks s...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dreambox Learning Names CEO

Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning, a supplier of educational math instruction software, announced this morning that it has added Ms. Jessie Woolley-Wilson as the firm's Chief Executive Officer. The firm said the appointment is directly relat...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

RadiSys Names Niel Ransom To Board

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RadiSys, a developer of embedded hardware platforms used in the telecom industry, said Thursday that it has added Niel Ransom to its board of directors. Ransom was the CTO of Alcatel, and also has served at BellSouth...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Enprecis Taps Investment Banker As Finance Director

Seattle-based Enprecis, a supplier of software to automotive OEMs, reported today that it has named Mike Berry as Director of Finance at the firm Berry was most recently a Technology Investment Banker at KeyBanc Capital Markets, and has als...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Micro Power Hires Operations VP

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics, a developer of mission critical custom battery systems, said Monday that it has named Brett Dickson as the firm's Vice President of Operations. Dickson joins the company from Prairie Technica...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Getty Images Names CFO

Seattle-based Getty Images announced Monday afternoon that it has appointed Bart Catalane as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Catalane was most recently at webloyalty.com, and also has served at TMP Worldwide, Capital Cities/ABC's Te...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

SonoSite's Cramer Retires

Bothell-based ultrasound developer SonoSite said Thursday thta Kirby L. Cramer, the firm's Chairman of the board, has retired. The firm said that Cramer will be replaced on the board by Robert G. Hauser, M.D. Cramer has been involved in Son...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Virtensys Snags Storage Vet For Board

Beaverton, Oregon-based Virtensys, a developer of PCI-express based I/O virtualization systems, said today that it has named Peter Hayden to its board of directors. Hayden was the co-founder of storage firm EqualLogic, which was acquired by...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PopCap Games Adds To Board

Seattle-based PopCap Games announced today that it has added Rick Fox to the company's board. Fox has previously served at Ernst & Young, Wall Data, and CyberSafe Corporation, and also currently sits on the boards of Orbitz, Premera Blue Cr...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ClearEdge Power Bolsters Exec Team

Portland-based ClearEdge Power, which is developing energy equipment which converts natural gas to electricity and heat, said today that it has named Dane C. Smith as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Smit...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

UC4 Names Exec

Bellevue-based UC4 Software, a developer of IT service automation software, announced today that it has named Siddharth (Sidd) Mallannagari as its Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Mallannagari joins the firm from...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

doxo Names Marketing Head

Seattle-based Doxo, which is developing a paperless billing service, said today that it has hired Kevin Frisch as Vice President of Marketing. Frisch joins the firm from Blue Nile, where he was Senior Vice President of Marketing. He also ha...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Virtensys Bolsters Board

Beaverton, Oregon-based Virtensys, a developer of I/O virtualization products for the data center market, said today that it has named Mark Christensen to its board of directors. Christensen has previously been at Intel, including managing ...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Integra Telecom Names Wachter COO

Portland-based Integra Telecom announced Thursday that it has promoted Steve Wachter to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Wachter was most recently SVP of Integra Telecom of Minnesota and North Dakota. Integra said Wacht...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

RPI Gets Funding Round

Seattle-based RPI, which provides automated manufacturing and fulfillment for customized, on-demand printed products, said today that it has closed on a financing round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said the funding cam...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Isilon Names Marketing VP

Seattle-based Isilon said last week that it has named Eric Brodersen as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. The developer of data storage products said that Broderson joins the firm from Quantum, where he wa...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Isilon Adds Former OpenWave CEO To Board

Seattle-based data storage firm Isilon announced this morning that it has appointed Don Listwin, former CEO of Openwave, to its board of directors. Listwin was also previously and EVP at Cisco Systems. Listwin was President and CEO of Openw...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

AdReady Adds Madrona's McAndrews To Board

Seattle-based AdReady, a provider of display advertising software, said today that it has added Madrona's Brian McAndrews to its board of directors, and also appointed aQuantive co-founder Mike Galgon to its advisory board. AdReady announce...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UC4 Software Names CEO

Bellevue-based UC4 Software, a developer of service automation and IT process automation software, said today that it has named Jason Liu as its new Chief Executive Officer. Liu was most recently at Univa UD, where he was President and CEO....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cheezburger Network Names CFO

Seattle-based Cheezburger Network said this morning that it has named Pearl Chan as Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Chan joins the firm from CFO Selections, an interim CFO firm, where her clients included Picnik. Chan has also served a...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NanoString Names Execs

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies said this morning that it has named Brad Gray as its President and CEO, and Nalini Murdter, Ph.D. as its Chief Business Officer. Gray joins from Genzyme Genetics, and also has served at McKinsey & Compa...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Nintendo of America Snags VP From Expedia

Redmond-based Nintendo of America, the U.S. arm of videogame firm Nintendo, said Friday that it has hired Ingvar Petursson as the firm's Senior Vice President of Administration. Petursson was most recently SVP and CIO for Expedia, and also ...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Intermec Names Sales VP

Everett, Washington-based Intermec, a developer of barcode printers, mobile computing, and RFID products, said today that it has named Peter Fausel as its Vice President of North American Sales. Fausel joins the firm from I.D. Systems, wher...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Compli Hires COO

Portland-based Compli, which develops workforce and compliance management software, reported today that it has named Jeanette Slepian as its Chief Operating Officer. Slepian was SVP Sales and Marketing at Fios, President at BetterManagement...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Visualant Names Bonderson To Board

Seattle-based Visualant, a developer of security and authentication products, said today that Paul R. Bonderson, Jr., co-founder, former VP of Engineering, and Chief Technology Officer of storage area networking firm Brocade Communications ...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Elemental Hires Marketing VP

Venture-backed, Portland-based Elemental Technologies announced yesterday that it has named Keith Wymbs as its Vice president of Marketing. Wymbs was most recently at an un-named wellness product company, and also has served IPTV firm Tut S...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Unify Square Appoints Marketing, Sales Head

Bellevue-based Unify Square has added Hari Natarajan as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, the firm said recently. Unify2 is a provider of consulting for Microsoft's Unified Communications platform. Natarajan was most recently with outsourc...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Livemocha Names Schutzler CEO

Bellevue-based Livemocha, an online site focused on learning languages, announced today that it has hired Michael Schutzler as CEO of the firm. Schutzler was most recently head of business coaching firm CEOSherpa, and also has served as an ...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

DocuSign Names CFO

Seattle-based DocuSign, a developer of software-as-a-service electronic signature products, said today that it has named Mike Dinsdale as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Dinsdale joins the company from Lithium, where he was also CFO...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

RealNetworks' Glaser Joins Accel Partners

Silicon valley venture capital firm Accel Partners has snagged Rob Glaser, chairman and founder of RealNetworks, as its newest venture partner, the firm said late last night. According to Accel, Glaser will serve as a Venture Partner focuse...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WhitePages Promotes Nakao To COO

Seattle-based WhitePages, the online people search and directory service headed by Alex Algard, said today that it has promoted Kevin Nakao to Chief Operating Officer at the firm. Nakao was most recently Vice President of Mobile and Busines...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PopCap Names New Board Member

Seattle-based casual games maker PopCap Games said today that it has added Steve Raymond, former CEO of Tech Data, to its board of directors. According to PopCap, Raymond joins as the sixth member of its board. Raymund currently is chairman...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jive Moves HQ To Silicon Valley, Names Zingale Permanent CEO

Jive Software, the Portland-based maker of social networking software for businesses, said today that it has moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, California, and appointed interim CEO Tony Zingale as permanent CEO. According to Jive, the mo...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Zulily Names Execs

Seattle-based Zulily, the online daily deals site for children's products, said today that it has named Marc Schneider as its Chief Operating Officer, and Angy Merola as Vice President of Finance. The firm, which is headed by Darrell Cavens...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Etelos Taps Trailblazer's Pritchard For Board

Maple Valley, Washington-based Etelos, a developer of applications used by software firms to migrate their products to software-as-a-service, said Thursday that it has tapped Kevin Pritchard, the General Manager of the Portland Trailblazers...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Concur Names New CFO

Redmond-based Concur, a maker of expense report management software, said last night that it has named Frank Pelzer as its Chief Financial Officer. Pelzer replaces former CFO John Adair, who the firm said is planning to retire for family re...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

ReVolt Technology Names COO

Portland-based ReVolt Technology, which is developing a rechargeable, zinc-air battery, said today that it has named Wade Guindy as its COO and EVP of Technology. Guindy was previously a Technical Advisory Board Member for the firm, and was...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dendreon Names HR VP

Seattle-based Dendreon said today that it has named Richard Ranieri as the firm's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ranieri joins the firm from Sepracor, where he was Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. A...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Atigeo Taps T-Mobile CIO As President

Bellevue-based Atigeo, a developer of semantic data software, said today that it has appointed Robert A. Strickland as the firm's President and as a Director of the firm. Strickland was most recently SVP and Chief Information Officer at T-M...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PopCap Taps Adobe For CTO

Seattle-based PopCap Games announced today that it has named Frits Habermann, former a VP at Adobe, as its new Chief Technical Officer. According to PopCap, Habermann was most recently VP of Core Technologies at Adobe, where he had been for...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dendreon Appoints VP

Seattle-based Dendreon announced today that it has added Varun Nanda as its Senior Vice President of Global Operations. Nanda joins the firm from Roche/Genentech, where he was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Oncology. Nanda has als...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Infospace Names Bizdev VP

Bellevue-based Infospace has tapped a former investment banker as a new Vice President of Corporate Development, the firm said late Monday. According to InfoSpace, it has named Stephen P. Hawthornthwaite to the position, heading up merger a...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mpire Promotes Winfield, Adds VP, Heads to Downtown Seattle

Seattle-based Mpire, a firm providing advertising analytics and optimization products, announced today that it has named Kirby Winfield as President of the firm, hired Ryan Polley as SVP of Strategic Development, is moving its headquarters,...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mpire Promotes Winfield, Adds VP, Heads to Downtown Seattle

Seattle-based Mpire, a firm providing advertising analytics and optimization products, announced today that it has named Kirby Winfield as President of the firm, hired Ryan Polley as SVP of Strategic Development, is moving its headquarters,...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

RealGames Names New Execs

Seattle-based RealGames, the game division of RealNetworks, announced this morning that it has appointed Wilf Russell as its Chief Technology Officer, and Jeffrey Revoy as its Vice President of Social Games. Revoy was most recently at Centu...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Amazon.com To Lose Board Member Doerr

Seattle-based Amazon.com is losing long time board member and venture capitalist L. John Doerr, the firm reported in an SEC filing Tuesday. According to the filing, Doerr informed Amazon.com that he would not stand for re-election to its bo...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

FiatLux Imaging Names CEO

Redmond-based FiatLux Imaging, a developer of an Internet-based service for storing and sharing medical imaging data, announced that it has named Max Lyon as its CEO. Lyon has served as CEO and President of BioControl Systems, Bainbridge Sc...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Envision Names Sales, Service VP

Seattle-basd Envision Telephony, a provider of contact center software used for workforce management, said today that it has named Mark C. Perrin as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Service. Perrin joins the firm from Brandwell Int...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

MOD Systems Bolsters Board

Seattle-based MOD Systems, which develops retail kiosks for distributing digital music, television, music, and games, is announcing Monday that the firm has added former Microsoft exec Will Poole and former Coinstar CEO Dan Gerrity to its b...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

OncoGenex Loses CFO

Bothell-based OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, a firm developing and commercializing cancer therapies, said late Wednesday that its CFO, Steve Anderson, is leaving the firm. The company said that the company has launched a search for a new CFO. O...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Jive Names Zingale CEO

Portland-based Jive, a developer of social networking software for business, said Monday that it has named board member Tony Zingale as its new CEO. The firm said that current CEO Dave Hersh has become Chairman of the firm. Zingale will ser...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

LaserMotive Names President, Ops VP

Kent, Washington-based LaserMotive, a firm providing research and development into lasers, said Thursday that it has named Tom Nugent, a co-founder of the firm, as President, and David Bashford as Vice President of Operations for the firm. ...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mentor Names VP

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said Thursday that it has named Serge Leef as Vice President of New Ventures. Leef was most recently the firm's General Manager of its System Level Engineering division. Mentor said that Leef will h...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Virtensys Names Nicholson Chair

Beaverton, Oregon-based Virtensys, a developer of PCI Express virtualization technology, said late Wednesday that John Nicholson has been named Chairman of the firm's board. Nicholson has been on the firm's board since 2006. Nicholson has p...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MOD Systems Names Execs

Seattle-based MOD Systems said today that it has hired a slew of new executives, and opened up a Los Angeles office. According to MOD Systems, it has hired Robert DeLucia as Chief Financial Officer; Larry Smith as Senior Vice President of S...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Micro Power Names Engineering VP

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics reported today that it has named Ron Pitchel as the firm's new Vice President of Engineering and Continuous Improvement. The firm, which develops power supplies and battery systems for the med...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hipcricket Names Sales VP

Kirkland-based Hipcricket, a provider of mobile marketing services, said today that it has named Doug Stovall as the firm's new Senior Vice President of Sales. Stovall has previously served at Acuity Mobile, Merkle, and TeleCommunications S...

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Monday, February 1, 2010

BlueKai Raises $21M

Seattle-based BlueKai, a provider of online advertising analytics and related services, said Monday that it has raised $21M in a funding round. The Series C funding round was led by GGV Capital, and also included prior investors Redpoint Ve...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Edifecs Names Trio Of Execs

Bellevue-baesd Edifecs, a developer of healthcare software used to exchange information between hospitals and insurance companies, reported this week that it has hired three new executives to the firm. The company said it has hired Dr. Joe ...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Microvision Expands Board

Redmond-based Microvision announced this morning that it has expanded its board of directors, adding Perry Mulligan, an executive from storage networking firm Qlogic, to its board. Mulligan is current Senior Vice President, Operations for Q...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vendaria Media Names CEO

Seattle-based Vendaria Media, a provider of digital marketing services, said Wednesday that it has appointed Jennifer Hurshell as CEO. Hurshell joins the firm from GoGo Images, a provider of stock photography, and had also served at Marketf...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Concur's Singh Joins Voyager Capital

Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital announced this morning that it has added Steve Singh, Chairman and CEo of Concur, to its advisory board. According to Voyager, Singh will provide his experience and track record to its port...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

INRIX Names Marketing Head

Kirkland, Washington-based INRIX, a provider of traffic data and related services, said Monday that it has named Don Butler as the firm's new Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Planning. Butler joins the firm from OnStar....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compli Names New CEO

Portland-based Compli, a developer of workforce and compliance management software, said yesterday that it has named Lon Leneve as the firm's new President and CEO. Leneve was most recently the firm's President and CFO. According to the fir...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Microsoft Promotes VP

Redmond-based Microsoft announced this morning that it has named Susan Hauser as Vice President of Worldwide Industry and Global Accounts. The firm said that Hauser, who has 20-years of experience, will be relocating from New York to Redmon...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Intellectual Ventures Names New President, CEO

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, the patent licensing firm run by Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft, said earlier this week that it named Adriane M. Brown as its President and CEO. Brown joins the firm from Honeywell Internation...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RealNetworks' Glaser Out

Seattle-based RealNetworks is in a major executive shuffle, announcing late Wednesday that CEO and founder Rob Glaser has stepped down. According to RealNetworks, Glaser is being replaced by the board of directors by Robert Kimball, who has...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RealNetworks Loses COO

Seattle-based RealNetworks disclosed Tuesday that the firm's Chief Operating Officer, John Giamatteo, is resigning from the company. Reason for the resignation was not given, and the firm quietly disclosed the move in an 8-K filing with the...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

nPost's Kaiser Named COO Of Blue Box Group

Nathan Kaiser, the co-founder of nPost, was named Chief Operations Officer at managed web and Ruby on Rails hosting service Blue Box Group, the firm said over the weekend. According to the firm, Kaiser will assist the company in managing it...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

F5 Names Two VPs

Seattle-based F5 Networks, a provider of load balancing hardware and related products, said today that it has named two vice presidents today. The firm said it has named John Dionne as VP of Worldwide Data Solutions Sales, and Kathleen Ferr...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Intermec Names Sales Head

Everett, Washingotn-based Intermec, a developer of supply chain tracking products, said today that it has named Jim McDonnell as the firm's Senior Vice President of Global Sales. McDonnell joins the firm from Hewlett-Packard, where had serv...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Iovation Names Technology VP

Portland-based iovation, a developer of security services which use Internet device information to prevent fraud and abuse, said this week that it has named Scott Waddell as the firm's Vice President of Technology. Waddell has been at the f...

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Monday, December 21, 2009

F5 Names Sales Head

Seattle-based F5 Networks, a developer of load balancing and other related networking equipment, said today that it has named Gary Abad as the firm's Vice President North American Channel Sales. Abad was most recently VP Channel Sales for P...

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Integra Telecom Swizzles Board

Portland-based Integra Telecom is swizzling its board after last month's debt restructuring, saying Thursday that it has added seven new directors to the board after the effort. Integra Telecom said it has added Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. of ...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Itron Chairman To Retire

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron said Wednesday afternoon that its Executive Chairman, LeRoy Nosbaum, will retire at the end of the year. Itron, which makes "smart meters" for the utility industry, said that independent director Jon Eli...

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Dendreon Names COO

Seattle-based biotech Dendreon said Thursday that it has named Hans Bishop as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. Bishop joins the company from Bayer, where he was president of that firm's specialty medicine business. Dendreon said that Bis...

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Purcell Systems Names CEO, Shuffles VPs

Spokane Valley-based Purcell Systems, a manufacturer of electronics equipment enclosures and power supplies, said Thursday it has named Lyle Jordan as the firm's new President and CEO, as well as Chairman of the board of directors of Purcel...

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

AdReady Names Siebrecht as CEO

Seattle-based AdReady, a developer of technology for aiding in online display advertising placement, said today that it has handed the reins of CEO to President Karl Siebrecht. AdReady said that current CEO and founder Aaron Finn has become...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Web Analytics Demystified Adds Partner

Portland-based Web Analytics Demystified, a provider of web analytics consulting, said today that it has added John Lovett as a Senior Partners. Lovett joins the firm from Forrester Research, where he was a Senior Analyst. Lovett has also s...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Microsoft Swaps CFO

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday afternoon that the firm's CFO, Chris Liddell, is leaving the company at the end of the year, and that it has appointed Peter Klein as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Klein has been at Micro...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maveron Ventures Into Silicon Valley

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron is in an expansion into the Bay Area, the firm announced this morning, saying it has opened up a new office San Francisco. According to Maveron, Partner Amy Errett is leading the new San Francisco ...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Enprecis Names Operations VP

Seattle-based Enprecis, a provider of software for helping manufacturers perform marketing research, announced this morning that it has hired Viktor Grabner as its EVP of Engineering and Operations. Grabner joins the firm from Microsoft, w...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Trubion Pharmaceuticals Shakes Up Execs

Seattle-based Trubion Pharmaceuticals is in the midst of an executive shakeup, saying Monday that Peter Thompson, the firm's Co-founder, President, CEO, and Chairman, has retired to "pursue other interests." The firm said that Steven Gillis...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

OVP Leads $30M Investment in Stem Cell Firm

OVP Venture Partners has led a $30M investment in a San Diego, California firm focused on stem cell therapy, according to Fate Therapeutics. Fate said that OVP Venture Partners led the firm's latest, Series B funding round, and will be addi...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Mpire Bolsters Board, Execs

Seattle-based Mpire, which provides online ad optimization technology, said Thursday that it has appointed Will Hodgman, Executive Vice President of International Operations at comScore, to its board of directors, as well as hiring a number...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Estorian Shuffles Executives

Bellevue-based Estorian, a developer of e-discovery archiving and compliance software, announced today that it has appointed a new leadership team. The firm said that Kevin Riegelsberger is now the firm's President and CEO, and David A. Web...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Clearwire Hires Two New Execs

Kirkland-based wireless firm Clearwire said Thursday afternoon that it has named two new senior executives, who will help the firm with its market expansion plans. Clearwire said that David D. maquera has joined as Senior Vice President and...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Frazier Technology Ventures' Len Jordan Joins Madrona As FTV Winds Down

Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group said Wednesday that Len Jordan, General Partners at Frazier Technology Ventures, is joining the firm, as FTV winds down its investing activities. According to Madrona, Jordan will join the firm effective ...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Atigeo Names Sales VP

Bellevue-based Atigeo, a provider of ad personalization technology, announced today that it has named Patrick Quigley as the firm's Executive Vice President of Sales. Quigley was most recently Global Vice President of Sales at SPSS, where h...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Airbiquity Names Marketing VP

Seattle-based Airbiquity said earlier this week that it has hired Leo A. McCloskey as its Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. The firm, which provides vehicle telematics products, said that McCloskey joins the firm from Inte...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

New Edge Networks Bolsters Sales

Vancouver, Washington-based New Edge Networks, now a unit of EarthLink, said Thursday that it has hired on Mike Schonberger as its Vice President of Sales. Schonberger was most recently at Hyperquality, and also has served at National Cinem...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

RealNetworks Names VP

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Thursday afternoon that it has appointed Hank Skorny as its Senior Vice President, Media Cloud Computing and Services. Skorny has previously served as CEO of Thumbspeed, and also at InfoSpace Mobile, AOL Mobi...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Fish Hires CFO, CTO

Seattle-based Big Fish Games said late Wednesday that it has hired Michael Vernon as its Chief Financial Officer, and Ian Hurlock-Jones as its Chief Technology Officer, as the firm bolsters its leadership team. Vernon joins the company from...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mixpo Names New Sales and Marketing Head

Seattle-based Mixpo, a provider of online video advertising technology, said Wednesday that it has hired Adam Kapel as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. According to Mixpo, Kapel joins from Microsoft Advertising, where he wa...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Dendreon Expands Board

Seattle-based Dendreon announced today that it has added Ian Clark and Pedro Granadillo to the firm's board of directors. Clark is Head of Global Product Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Roche, Pharma Division, and is becoming CEO of...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

AdReady Names President, COO

Seattle-based AdReady, a provider of Internet advertising services, said this morning that it has named Karl Seibrecht as the firm's President and Chief Operating Officer. Siebrecht joins the firm from Atlas, the online technology unit of a...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Micro Power Names New CEO

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics, a developer of battery systems for the portable medical, handheld, and military market, disclosed today that Mike DuBose has been appointed chairman, president, and CEO of the firm. The compa...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Madrona Promotes Porter, Jacobson

Seattle-based venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group said earlier this week that it has promoted Tim Porter and Scott Jacobson to Partner. Managing Director Greg Gottesman said that the move came to "recognize all that Tim and Scott are...

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Cheezburger Names Sawicki As Chief Revenue Officer

Seattle-based Cheezburger Network, the firm behind the Icanhascheezburger.com web site, said Monday that it has named Todd Sawicki as its Chief Revenue Officer. The firm also said it has passed 1 billion page views. Sawicki has served as su...

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Oncothyreon Names ZymoGenetics' CEO To Board

Seattle-based Oncothyreon, a firm developing synthetic vaccines for treating cancer, said this morning that it has named Douglas E. Williams, the CEO of ZymoGenetics, to its board of directors. Williams has also served at Seattle Genetics, ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Earth Class Mail Installs Carr As CEO

Seattle-based Earth Class Mail said Wednesday that it has named Sarah G. Carr as CEo. Carr was most recently the firm's President, and has been at the firm since September of 2008. Carr has also served at Print Inc., Bowne Global Solutions,...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Daptiv Names New CEO

Seattle-based Daptiv, a developer of business collaboration software, said Monday that it has named Chase Franklin as its Chief Executive Officer. Franklin was most recently at Amdocs, which he joined after the firm acquired Qpass in 2006. ...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Rentrak Bolsters Sales

Portland-based Rentrak, a provider of media measurement services for the entertainment industry, announced today that it has hired Steven Walsh as Senior Vice President of Sales, and Jeremy Gabor as Director of Sales. The firm said the two ...

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Voyager Adds Adobe's Chizen As Venture Partner

Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital reports this morning that it has added Bruce Chizen, the former CEO of Adobe Systems, as a Venture Partner at the firm. Chizen has previously been involved with Voyager as a member of its A...

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Intellicheck Mobilisa Names VP

Port Townsend-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a developer of wireless devices and access control and security systems, said Friday that it has appointed Marc Dalby Vice President of Wireless Business Development. Dalby joins the firm from Mikr...

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Monday, September 14, 2009

RealNetworks Loses Chapple

Seattle-based RealNetworks reported late Friday that board member John Chapple has resigned. According to a statement from Chapple, he is leaving the board to focus on other responsibilities, particularly his role as Chairman of the Syracus...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fios Names CEO

Porland-based Fios, a provider of electronic discovery software, said today that it has named Christopher Junker as CEO of the firm. Junker was most recently General Manager of Autonomy Corporation plc's iManage business unit, and also serv...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Clearwire Shuffles Exec Staff

Kirkland-based Clearwire has made some big executive changes this morning, saying that it has hired Erik Prusch as the firm's Chief Financial Officer, and Teresa Elder as the firm's President of Strategic Partnerships and Wholesale. Prusch ...

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Friday, August 21, 2009

InfoSpace Director Departs

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said Friday that one of the firm's directors, George Tronsrue III, has resigned. According to the firm, Tronsrue is leaving to spend more time with his charitable organization, The Jericho Alliance, a provider of hu...

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Rentrak Names New Board Members

Portland-based Rentrak, a provider of media measurement services, said today that it has named Richard Hochhauser and Anne MacDonaldto its board of directors. Hochhauser is an Adjunct Professor at New York University, and was formerly Presi...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Yapta Founder Dies In Car Crash

Yapta co-founder Brett Allsop was killed Tuesday night, after running into a tree near Bellingham. According to the Bellingham Herald, Allsop--38--went off the road around 10:15 p.m. and died at the scene. Yapta, which tracks airfare and ho...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

PopCap Hires CFO

Seattle-based PopCap Games reported today that it has hired on Robert Chamberlain as its Chief Financial Officer. Chamberlain joins from F5 Networks, and has also served at Onyx Software and Watchguard Technologies, PhotoDisc, ElseWare Corp...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Madrona Taps aQuantive's Brian McAndrews As Managing Director

Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group reports this morning that it has added former aQuantive CEO Brian P. McAndrews as a Managing Director of the firm. Madrona said that McAndrews will identify and lead investments out of its recent $250M fu...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oncothyreon Names VP

Seattle-based Oncothyreon, a biotech firm developing treatments for cancer, reported this morning that it has appointed Diana Hausman as Vice President Clinical Development. Dr. Hausman joins the firm from Zymogentics, where she was most re...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

F5 Promotes Sales VP

Seattle-based F5 Networks has promoted Dean Darwin to the position of VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, the company said this morning. F5 Networks, a developer of hardware for loan balancing web requests and traffic, said that Darwin was most ...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

InfoSpace Shuffles General Counsel

Bellevue-based InfoSpace is shuffling its in-house legal expert, saying Wednesday afternoon that it has appointed Alesia Pinny as its new General Counsel and Secretary. Pinney replaces Alex Torres, who the firm said is leaving the company t...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HomeSavvi Names Sales VP

Seattle-based HomeSavvi, which operates an online web site focused on home remodeling, said Wednesday afternoon that it has named Jay Boswell as the firm's Vice President of Sales. Boswell was most recently at home improvement product firm ...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

RealGames Names Hulett As Chief Revenue Officer

Seattle-based RealGames, the game division of RealNetworks, said Tuesday that it has appointed Matt Hulett as Chief Revenue Officer. Hulett was most recently Chairman and CEO of Mpire, and was also President and CEO of Expedia Corporate Tra...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Isilon Hires Sales VPs In Japan, EMEA

Seattle-based data storage firm Isilon Systems reported this morning that it has hired a pair of sales leaders for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and in Japan. The Seattle-based firm said Mark Stevens has come aboard a...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Evri Taps Hunsinger As CEO

Seattle-based Evri, the Vulcan Capital incubated startup which is developing content discovery and recommendation technology for web publishers, said today that it is tapping Will Hunsinger as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Hunsin...

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Friday, June 26, 2009

All Star Directories Promotes HR Director

Seattle-based All Star Directories, a publisher of online and career school directories, said Friday that it has promoted human resources manager Peggy Ball to director of Human Resources. Ball has been at All Star Directories since 2007, a...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

1Cast Hires Sales VP

Kirkland-based 1Cast, a broadcast news and information service for desktop and mobile computer users, reported this morning that it has hired Jack Hallahan as vice president of global advertising sales. The firm said Hallahan boasts more th...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rentrak Names New CEO

Portland, Ore.-based media measurement and research firm Rentrak reported Wednesday that it has hired Bill Livek as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Rentrak said Livek, who was also named to the company's board as a director,...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Marchex Director Resigns

Seattle-based Marchex reported Monday that Jonathan Fram, a venture capitalist at Maveron, has resigned from the firm's board of directors. According to Marchex, Fram's decision to resign was "not as a result of any disagreement with the Co...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Oncothyreon Hires VP

Seattle-based Oncothyreon reported today that it has hired Dr. Scott Peterson as vice president of research and development, effective Aug. 1. The Seattle-based biotechnology firm said Peterson will oversee its pre-clinical and non-clinical...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Airbiquity Names Sales Director

Seattle-based Airbiquity, a provider of wireless services to the automotive and personal navigation device market, said this week that it has named Robert R. Crawford as its Director of Sales. Crawford joins the firm from NAVIGON North Amer...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fios Expands In Chicago

Portland, Oregon-based Fios, a provider of electronic discovery services, said this week that it has expanded its operations in Chicago. As part of that expansion, the firm said that it has hired on Juliann Schneller as a sales manager in t...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Earth Class Mail Swizzles Execs

Seattle-based Earth Class Mail said Wednesday that the firm has named Sarah Carr, currently COO, as President of the company, with President and CEO Ron Wiener becoming Chairman of the board. Carr has been at Earth Class Mail since October ...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Intermec Hires Marketing VP

Everett, Washington-based Intermec reported Tuesday afternoon that it has hired on John O'Rourke as the firm's Vice President of Global Marketing. Intermec said that O'Rourke joins from Microsoft, where he was a general manager working on c...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Motricity Hires Marketing Chief

Bellevue-based mobile data software publisher Motricity reported today that it has hired Jim Ryan as chief strategy and marketing officer. The firm described Ryan as a mobile data industry pioneer who possesses more than 15 years of senior ...

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

MDRNA Shrinks Board

Bothell, Washington-based MDRNA reported Thursday that it has cut its board size to five people, as part of a cost containment effort. The firm said Dr. Steven Quay, Dr. Alex Cross, and Mr. Jack Pollack have all resigned from the firm. The ...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GoAhead Software Hires Hansen as CEO

Bellevue, Wash.-based GoAhead Software reported today that it has named John Hansen chief executive officer. Hansen, GoAhead said, succeeds Jim Ewel, who resigned after serving as CEO for six years. GoAhead said Hansen previously was CEO fo...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Vulcan Capital Promotes Temple

Seattle-based Vulcan Capital, the private investment firm of Microsoft's Paul G. Allen, said late Thursday night that it has promoted Chris Temple to President. Temple has been a Vice President at Vulcan since September of last year. Accord...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

InfoSpace Adds Huebner To Board

Bellevue-based InfoSpace reported Wednesday that it has appointed Elizabeth Huebner to its board of directors. InfoSpace said Huebner previously worked for Getty Images, where she retired in 2006 after a 26-year career in the finance sector...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flow International Names CFO

Industrial waterjet manufacturer Flow International reported Monday that it has promoted Allen Hsieh to vice president and chief financial officer. The Kent, Wash.-based business said Hsieh has been with the company since Dec. 4, when he wa...

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Isilon Director Resigns

Seattle-based Isilon Systems said today that James G. Richardson, one of the firm's directors, is stepping down from the firm. Reason for the departure was not given. Isilon said that the move was "not due to any disagreement with the Compa...

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Friday, May 8, 2009

RealNetworks Names Chapple to Board of Directors

RealNetworks reported Thursday that it has appointed John Chapple to its board of directors. The Seattle-based provider of digital entertainment services said Chapple succeeds Jeremy Jaech, whose resignation was also announced Thursday. Rea...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Micro Power Appoints Board Member

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics, a manufacturer of custom battery systems, reported Wednesday that it has named Paul Ross to its board of directors. The firm said Ross is the former president of defense contractor ATK (forme...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mentor Graphics Names HR VP

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics has bolstered its executive staff with a new hire, the firm disclosed Wednesday. Mentor said it has hired Alan Friedman as Vice President of Human Resources, heading up the firm's organizational pla...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

MOD Systems Expands In Japan

Seattle-based MOD Systems reported Monday that it has opened up a Japanese subsidiary, MOD Systems Japan Incorporated. According to the firm, the move--made in cooperation with Toshiba and NCR Corporation--will drive business development ef...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

SeaMobile Names New CEO

Seattle-based SeaMobile, a provider of satellite communications services for the maritime industry, announced Monday that it has named Jonthan Weintraub as its Chief Executive Officer. Weintraub was most recently CFO and acting CEO of the f...

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Intermec Names EMEA Sales VP

Everett, Washington-based Intermec, a developer of supply chain management products, said Friday that it has named Ian Snadden as the firm's Vice President of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Intermec said that Snadden joins th...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Konnects Names New President, COO

Tacoma-based Konnects, publisher of a social media platform for the newspaper industry, reported Wednesday that it has hired Jay Gallinatti as president and chief operating officer. Gallinatti, Konnects said, boasts more than a quarter cent...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Motricity Names CFO

Bellevue, Wash.-based mobile data software publisher Motricity reported this morning that it has hired Allyn Hebner as chief financial officer. Hebner was most recently chief accounting officer for T-Mobile USA. Motricity said Hebner has al...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Minecode Hires Services VP

Bellevue-based enterprise applications developer Minecode reported Tuesday that it has hired Christopher Mayer as vice president of client services. In this role, Minecode explained, he will oversee the company's client service functions an...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Prolifiq Targest Healthcare With New Hire

Prolifiq Software Inc., a publisher of mobile marketing applications for sales professionals, reported Tuesday that it has hired Maureen A. Shaffer as vice president of healthcare. In this role, the Beaverton, Ore.-based firm explained, she...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Daticon EED Promotes Haug to President

Daticon Electronic Evidence Discovery, a publisher of information management software for the legal industry, reported Monday that Tom Haug has been promoted to president. The Kirkland, Wash.-based firm described Haug as a management, engin...

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ontier Installs Virgilio as Engineering VP

Portland-based hosted business communication software provider Ontier reported Wednesday that it has designated Dom Virgilio as its first vice president of engineering. In this newly created role, Ontier explained, Virgilio will supervise t...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Coinstar Swizzles Exec Staff

Bellevue, Washington-based Coinstar said Tuesday that the firm has made a number of executive appointments, including appointment of Gregg Kaplan to President and Chief Operating Officer of the firm. Kaplan is the former CEO of Redbox Autom...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GMI Hires Three

Seattle-based Global Market Insite, which provides information for the research industry, said this morning that it has hired on three new executives. According to the firm, it has hired Sean O'Neill as its Vice President of Product and Pro...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NuScale Power Hires CFO

Corvallis, Oregon-based NuScale Power, which is developing technology for creating modular nuclear power plants, said today that it has hired on John "Jay" Surina as the firm's Chief Financial Officer. NuScale said that Surina joins the fir...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Point It Names Sales VP

Seattle-based Point It, a pay-per-click and search engine optimization firm, reported Monday that it has hired on Frank Coyle as the firm's Vice President of Sales. Point It said that Coyle was most recently head of a internet marketing con...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Concur Board Defends CEO After Degree Flap

Redmond, Washington-based Concur, a developer of employee spending and reimbursement management software, said over the weekend that its board of directors supports the firm's CEO, after the disclosure that the firm's Chairman CEO, Steve Si...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

TAS Group Installs Close as Global Sales VP

The TAS Group, a Seattle-based firm specializing in sales training and effectiveness, reported today that it has promoted Matt Close to fill the newly created position of vice president of global sales. The TAS Group said Close has held num...

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Compli Names COO

Portland, Oregon-based Compli, a developer of compliance management software, said Friday that the firm has named Chris Grebisz as its Chief Operating Officer. Grebisz joins the firm from Welocalize, Inc., where he was also COO. Compli said...

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Verdiem Hires Marketing, Worldwide Sales VPs

Verdiem reported Monday that it has filled two executive openings with the hirings of Brett Goodwin and Jim Flatley. The Seattle-based publisher of computer power management software said Goodwin has been named vice president of marketing a...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

OVP Names Technical Advisor

Seattle-based OVP Venture Partners announced Thursday afternoon that it has added stem cell expert and scientist Irving L. Weissman, M.D. to its technical advisory group. Weissman said that Weissman is the founder of SyStemix, Inc., StemCel...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Marchex Target Of Fraud Activist

Executives who inflate their corporate bios do so at the risk of deflating their company stock. Barry Minkow is banking on that. Minkow is the founder of the Fraud Discovery Institute of San Diego and the pastor of a Community Bible Church....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vadium Technology Names CEO

Tacoma-based data encryption software publisher Vadium Technology Inc. reported Tuesday that it has hired Jose Antonio Rios as chief executive officer. The business said Rios, who was also named to the company's board of directors, possesse...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Clearwire Names New CEO, Moves Wolff To Co-Chair

Kirkland, Washington-based Clearwire has shuffled its executives, saying Monday afternoon that it has named William T. Morrow as the firm's new CEO. According to Clearwire, Morrow replaces co-founder and current CEO Benjamin G. Wolff, who w...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Coinstar Adds Director

Bellevue, Washington-based Coinstar reported Wednesday that the firm has added Daniel W. O'Connor to the firm's board of directors. According to Coinstar, O'Connor is the President and CEO of Retailnet Group, and will act as an independent ...

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Mentor Graphics Promotes Veteran Trio

Mentor Graphics Corp., a maker of electronic hardware and software design applications, reported Monday that it has elevated three executives. The Wilsonville, Ore.-based company said it has promoted Robert Hum to vice president and general...

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Friday, February 20, 2009

FEI Adds Another Director

Hillsboro-based FEI Company, which manufactures high resolution imaging and analysis products, said Friday that it has added Richard H. Wills to the firm's board of directors. Wills was most recently Chairman, President, and CEO of Tektroni...

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Iovation Hires Sales VP

Portland, Ore.-based iovation Inc. reported this morning that it has hired Max Anhoury as vice president of sales. According to the publisher of hosted Internet fraud prevention software, Anhoury will be responsible for inside and outside s...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

InFocus Names Board Member

Wilsonville, Pregon-based InFocus, which manufactures digital projectors, said Tuesday that it has added Michael Nery, of Nery Capital Partners, to the company's board of directors. InFocus explained that Nery Capital Partners owns approxim...

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Microsoft Plans Retail Stores

Microsoft said late Thursday that the firm is looking to create a chain of Microsoft-branded retail stores, and has appointed a new VP to head up the efforts. According to Microsoft, it has hired on David Porter as Corporate Vice President ...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Apptio Hires Bizdev VP

Bellevue, Washington-based Apptio, a provider of IT cost management solutions, reported Wednesday that it has hired Stan Shull as vice president of business development. Shull, the business said, will supervise its strategic alliances and p...

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Visible Technologies Hires New, Local CEO

Seattle-based Visible Technologies, a developer of social media software, announced Monday that it has hired on Dan Vetras as CEO of the firm. Current CEO Adam Selig becomes Divisional President of Strategic Alliances. Vetras was most recen...

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Caliber Data Adds To Board

Redmond, Washington-based Caliber Data, a provider of online advertising services, said this week that it has added John H. Bauer to the firm's board of directors. Bauer is currently the Chief Financial Officer of DigiPen Insitute of Techno...

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Infospace Names Lansing CEO

Bellevue, Washington-based InfoSpace is reporting today that it has hired William Lansing as the firm's new President, CEO, and member of its board. Lansing replaces Jim Voelker, who the firm said will retire as President and CEO of the com...

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Monday, February 2, 2009

UtilX Welcomes New President, CEO in Connolly

UtilX Corp., a provider of cable maintenance and repair solutions, reported Friday that John Connolly has joined the Seattle-based firm as president and chief executive officer. Connolly, UtilX noted, succeeds Tom Van Horn, who has accepted...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Maveron's Stout Heads To Portfolio Firm

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron's Brody Stout is joining one of the firm's investments, CitizenHawk, and will become Chief Operating Officer at the firm. Stout, who was a Senior Associate at Maveron, is moving back over to the op...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Iovation Hires Finance Chief

Iovation Inc., a provider of online fraud prevention services, reported today that Doug Shafer has joined the company as chief financial officer. The Portland, Ore.-based firm said Shafer boasts more than 30 years of financial and operation...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

SEOmoz Bolsters Consulting, Product Management

Seattle-based SEOmoz, a provider of search engine optimization and related services which is venture backed by Ignition Partners and Curious Office Partners, said Friday that it has bolstered both its consulting and product management. The ...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wetpaint Hires Marketing Head

Seattle-based Wetpaint said today that it has hired on Rob Grady as the firm's new Senior Vice President of Marketing. Grady joins the firm from Starbucks, where he was most recently the firm's Vice President, Global Beverage. Wetpaint deve...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Motricity Hires Four Executives

Bellevue, Wash.-based mobile data services provider Motricity Inc. announced Monday that it has added four names to its executive roster. The company said it has hired Jim Smith as president and chief operating officer, Richard Leigh as sen...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Jive Software Lands Director, Hires Sales Leader

Jive Software, a publisher of social networking applications for businesses, reported Monday that it has added a new board member and completed its search for a senior vice president of worldwide sales. The Portland, Ore.-based firm introdu...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Intermec Swaps CFOs

Everett, Washington-based supply chain tracking products firm Intermec said Friday that the firm has hired on a new Senior Vice President and CFO, as the firm's current CFO leaves the company. The firm said that Lanny H. Michael, the firm's...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OnRequest Images Adds Former Visa Exec

OnRequest Images, a provider of custom photography production services and related software, reported Tuesday that it has appointed John Elkins to its board of directors. The Seattle-based firm said Elkins recently spent five years as chief...

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Monday, December 15, 2008

EagleView Adds Former Motorola Head Zander To Board

EagleView Measurements reported this morning that former Motorola and Sun Microsystems executive Edward Zander has joined its board of directors. Zander was Motorola's chief executive and chairman for four years, from January 2004 until Jan...

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trilogy's Raghavan Departs

Kartik Raghavan, most recently a venture partner and special advisor to Bellevue, Washington-based venture capital firm Trilogy Partners, has left the company for another venture capital firm, Shasta Ventures. Shasta made the announcement e...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

DotNetNuke Adds Open Source Angel To Board

Seattle-based DotNetNuke, a developer of web development tools, said Monday that Larry Augustin, a prominent angel investor and former founder of VA Linux, has joined the company's board of directors. According to DotNetNuke, Augustin had b...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

OVP Promotes Weissman, Loses Hull

Seattle-based venture capital firm OVP Venture Partners said late Friday that it has promoted Carl Weissman to Managing Director, starting in 2009, and is losing Managing Director John Hull. Weissman has been at the firm since February of 2...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

WebTrends Bolsters Executive Ranks

Portland, Oregon-based WebTrends, a developer of web analytics software, said today that it has named Casey Carey as the firm's Vice President of Products. Carey joins the firm from Abacus, and has also served at Customer Insight Co., Exper...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Avalara Hires Marketing VP

Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based Avalara, provider of software for sales tax automation, said this morning that it has hired on Bryan Wiggins as its Vice President of Marketing. Wiggins joins the firm from Watson Furniture, where he was Vice ...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Isilon Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Isilon Systems, a Seattle-based manufacturer of clustered data storage devices, reported today that Ram Appalaraju has joined the company as vice president of marketing. In this role, Isilon explained, Appalaraju will direct its marketing a...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Verdiem Hires Jaech As CEO

Seattle-based Verdiem, a developer of software for reducing energy consumption of office PCs, said Wednesday that the firm has hired on Jerey Jaech as CEO. Jaech has served as CEO at Trumba and Visio. Jaech replaces Kevin Kluster, who was V...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Electro Scientific Cuts Executive Pay

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries, a manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor industry, disclosed Tuesday in a filing with the SEC that the firm is cutting pay for its President and CEO and Vice Presidents. Accordi...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Visible Technologies Hires Sales VP

Visible Technologies, a developer of customer feedback and social media-monitoring applications, reported Monday that it has hired Geoff Farris as senior vice president of sales. The Seattle-based company said Farris will lead its direct an...

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Tripwire Boosts Schoenbaum

Portland-based Tripwire, a provider of configuration management software, said this morning that it has promoted Dan Schoenbaum, the firm's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, to Chief Operating Officer of Products...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WebTrends Taps Microsoft Vet For Marketing VP

Portland-based WebTrends said today that it has hired on Jascha Kaykas-Wolff as the firm's Vice President of Marketing. Kaykas-Wolff has previously served at Microsoft, and was most recently at Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting. Accordin...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

1Cast Hires Technology VP

Kirkland, Wash.-based 1Cast, a white-label provider of online and mobile news broadcasts, reported Wednesday that it has hired Travis McElfresh as vice president of technology. McElfresh, 1Cast said, hails from MSNBC.com, where he oversaw p...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marchex Appoints Former aQuantive CFO to Board

Local search and advertising firm Marchex Inc. reported Tuesday that it has added M. Wayne Wisehart to its board of directors. Wisehart, whose appointment took effect Monday, was most recently chief financial officer for aQuantive, a digita...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Earth Class Mail Looks To New Zealand For Advisor

Seattle-based Earth Class Mail, which is developing a service to digitize and deliver postal mail to email inboxes, has tapped a former New Zealand post office official as an advisor. Earth Class Mail said Monday that it has appointed Elmar...

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Expedia Shuffles Execs

Bellevue-based online travel site Expedia has shuffled its executives, in what the firm says is a new organizational structure based on its brands. The firm said the moves are a shift from its prior organization around geographic regions. A...

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cardiac Sciences Shuffles Board

Bothell, Wash.-based biopharmaceutical firm Cardiac Science Corp. reported Tuesday that it has appointed a new board member and accepted the resignation of two others. The company said the changes, which will leave the board with seven dir...

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Visible Technologies Adds To Board

Seattle-based Visible Technologies, a provider of internet brand monitoring services, said Friday that it has added David J. Moore to its board of directors. Moore is chairman and founder of 24/7 Real Media, Inc., and has served on the boar...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Infospace Hires Former Yahoo VP

InfoSpace Inc. reported Wednesday that Stuart West has joined the company as vice president of corporate development and chief strategy officer. The Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of online search services said West will report to Jim Voelk...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Isilon Snags Sales Head From NetApp

Seattle-based data storage provider Isilon Systems said Thursday afternoon that it has hired on Leonard Iventosch as the firm's Vice President of Global Channels and OEM. Iventosch joins the firm from NetApp, where he was VP of Global Chann...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

RealNetworks Names New Games Head

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Wednesday that it has appointed John Barbour as President of the firm's games division. Barbour joins the firm from Toys "R" Us, where he was president of the firm's U.S. operations. Barbour has also served a...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cdigix Bumps Brodsky to President, COO

Cdigix Inc., a provider of digital curriculum for colleges and universities, reported Tuesday that it has promoted Mark Brodsky to president and chief operating officer. The Seattle-based company said Brodsky will oversee sales, account man...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

GMI Names Microsoft's Salazar Marketing Chief

Global Market Insite Inc., a provider of services for the market research industry, reported Tuesday that it has hired Luis J. Salazar as chief marketing officer. The Seattle-based company said Salazar hails from Microsoft Corp. where he sp...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

WidgetBucks Snags CFO

Seattle-based WidgetBucks, a provider of advertising widget software, said Monday that it has added Jeff Bergstrom as the firm's CFO. According to WidgetBucks, Bergstrom joins the firm from The PowerTech Group. Bergstrom also served at Go2N...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Intellicheck Mobilisa Names Chairman

Intellicheck Mobilisa, a manufacturer of handheld wireless identification systems, reported Monday that it has designated John W. Paxton Sr. chairman of its board. The Port Townsend, Wash.-based company said Paxton succeeds Jeffrey Levy, wh...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rentrak Expands Board

Rentrak Corp. has appointed Brent Rosenthal to its board of directors, the Portland, Ore.-based company said today. In addition to his role as one of the information management firm's seven board members, the company said Rosenthal will ser...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Intermec Names Lyon Human Resources VP

Intermec Inc., a manufacturer of supply chain management hardware and software, reported Tuesday that Jeanne Lyon has joined the company as vice president of human resources. The Everett, Wash.-based firm said Lyon will report to Patrick J....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Calistoga Pharmaceuticals Names CEO

Seattle-based Calistoga Pharmaceuticals said today that it has appointed Carol G. Gallagher, Pharm. D., as its CEO. According to Calistoga, Dr. Gallagher joins the firm from Metastatix, and has also served at Cancervax, Biogen Idec, Pfizer,...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Caliber Data Names New Board Members

Web advertising platform publisher Caliber Data Inc. reported Wednesday that it has appointed regional U.S. Bank chief William Keiper and former Hypercom CEO Ken Kirkpatrick to its board of directors, effective immediately. Headquartered in...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Adaptis Adds To Board

Seattle-based Adaptis, which provides business process outsourcing for the healthcare market, said Monday that it has named Bruce Pym to its board of directors. Pym is currently founder of the Bruce Pym Company, LLC, and has previously was ...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Prolifiq Opens New Offices, Expands Staff, Board

Prolifiq Software Inc., a publisher of email marketing software, reported Wednesday that it has opened three new offices and expanded its board and staff. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company said its newest locations are based in Seattle, the...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

iovation Adds To Board

Device reputation and fraud prevention specialist iovation Inc. reported Wednesday that it has appointed former JPMorgan Chase senior executive Harry DiSimone to its board of directors. The Portland, Ore.-based company described DiSimone as...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tableau Software Hires Sales VP

Tableau Software Inc. reported Tuesday that it has promoted Kelly Breslin Wright to vice president of sales. The Seattle-based publisher of analytics and visualization software said Wright will supervise its worldwide sales performance with...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SecondSpace Names New CEO, Founder Pereira Leaves

Bellevue-based SecondSpace, an online marketplace for vacation and second homes, said today that the firm has named Satbir Khanuja as the firm's President and CEO. Khanuja replaces founder and former CEO Anil H.P. Pereira, who the firm says...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

INRIX Adds Two Executives, Opens Euro HQ

Traffic data analysis provider INRIX reported this morning that it has made two additions to its executive staff and established an office in Europe. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company said it has hired Hans-Hendrik Puvogel as general manage...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Integra Telecom Hires CFO

Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of telecommunications and Internet services for businesses, reported Wednesday that it has hired Tom Lamb as chief financial officer. Integra said Lamb will be based out of its corporate offices in Portland,...

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Talyst Promotes Corkern To CEO

Pharmacy automation firm Talyst Inc. reported Wednesday that it has promoted Carla Corkern to chief executive officer. Corkern, who also sits on the Bellevue, Wash.-based company's board of directors, had been serving as interim CEO since M...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Airbiquity Hires Product, Marketing VP

Airbiquity Inc. reported Tuesday that it has hired Ralf Hug as vice president of product management and marketing. The Seattle-based wireless communications services provider said Hug will direct its marketing and product management efforts...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ICMobil Names Executive

IntelliCheck Mobilisa Inc. reported Tuesday that Rick Sykes has joined the company as director of government business development. The Port Townsend, Wash.-based business, which manufactures handheld identity and wireless devices for milita...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Whrrl Hires Advertising VP

Whrrl, a social media application that allows users to track and keep in contact with friends from their mobile phones, reported Wednesday that it has hired John Kim as vice president of advertising products. Whrrl, a property of Seattle-ba...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

QL2 Software Hires CEO

QL2 Software Inc., a publisher of market intelligence applications, reported Wednesday that it has hired Russ Aldrich as chief executive officer. The Seattle-based company described Aldrich as a veteran of the software and venture capital i...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tyfone Hires CFO

Tyfone, a provider of mobile financial services infrastructure, reported Monday that it has hired Don Bloodworth as chief financial officer. The Portland, Ore.-based business described Bloodworth as a seasoned executive with decades of fina...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

WebTrends Loses CEO

Portland, Oregon-based WebTrends said Monday that its CEO, Dan Stickel, has resigned from the firm, and has been replaced by Alex Yoder, the firm's VP of Sales. No reason for Stickel's departure was given. Yoder has been at WebTrends since ...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Teseda Hires Engineering VP, Opens New Office In Silicon Valley

Teseda Corp., a publisher of semiconductor design diagnostic and debugging software, reported Thursday that it has hired Mark Moore as vice president of engineering. The Portland, Ore.-based company also announced the opening of a new sales...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

OpenMarket Names Emmet General Manager

Seattle-based OpenMarket Inc., a publisher of hosted mobile-messaging and payment-processing applications, reported Thursday that it has hired Jay Emmet as general manager. OpenMarket described Emmet as a 15-year wireless industry veteran w...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Maveron Hires New Partner

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron said today that it has added a new partner, Amy J. Errett, to the firm. According to Maveron, Errett will be based in San Francisco, and will focus on consumer digital media, Internet services, and...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Marchex Makes Flurry Of Exec Hires

Seattle-based Marchex, a provider of local search and advertising services, said Wednesday that it has made a number of executive hires and changes. According to the firm, it has named Sloan Seymour as the firm's VP of Marchex Adhere, Ed O'...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Adaptis Names Sales Director

Seattle-based business process outsourcing firm Adaptis reported today that it has promoted Scott McLeod to director of sales development. Adaptis said McLeod, who previously had served as the company's director of marketing, will now focus...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Omeros Names Mann to Board of Directors

Seattle-based biopharmaceutical firm Omeros Corp. reported Wednesday that it has appointed David A. Mann to its board of directors. A 20-year veteran of the biotechnology industry, Mann will chair the board's audit committee, Omeros said, a...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Iovation Names Former Novell VP to Board

Iovation, a publisher of online fraud and abuse prevention software, reported Wednesday that it has appointed former Novell executive Chris Stone to its board of directors. The Portland, Ore.-based company described Stone as a 28-year veter...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Visible Technologies Names Microsoft Veteran As CTO

Seattle-based Visible Technologies, a publisher of social media- and customer feedback-monitoring software, reported Tuesday that it has hired Microsoft veteran Bill Baker as chief technology officer. Baker, whose Visible tenure begins in S...

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Friday, August 1, 2008

RealNetworks Names New Board Member

Seattle-based RealNetworks said yesterday that it has named Pradeep Jotwani to the company's board of directors. Jotwani was most recently SVP and GM of Hewlett-Packard's Printing Supplies Business; he served at Hewlett-Packard for 17 years...

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Wishpot Names CEO, Acquires Wishlisting.com

Seattle-based Wishpot, an online gift tracking and social shopping service, said Friday morning that Todd Humphrey has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer. Wishpot also said that Humphrey has been named a Venture Partner at Mo...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jive Software Hires CFO

Jive Software, a Portland, Ore.-based publisher of social productivity software, reported Wednesday that it has hired Bryan LeBlanc as chief financial officer. Jive described LeBlanc as a 20-year veteran of technology- and software-related ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Microsoft Shuffles Division, Loses Exec

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday evening that it is splitting up its Platforms & Services Division, the group which handles its Windows operating system and Internet efforts, and has lost President Kevin Johnson, who is leaving the firm. No r...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Electronic Evidence Discovery Adds VP

Electronic Evidence Discovery Inc., a provider of litigation-based digital documentation, reported Thursday that it has appointed Mike Lehoux as vice president of product and program management. Lehoux joined the Kirkland, Wash.-based compa...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

SplashCast Opens LA Sales Office, Hires VP

Portland-based SplashCast said today that the firm has opened up a new national sales office in Los Angeles, and hired on an executive from MySpace. SplashCast, which operates an online advertising network focused on social networking web s...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

CompView Hires VP

CompView Medical, a manufacturer of audiovisual equipment for use in operating rooms, reported Monday that it has hired Steve Heniges as vice president of sales and marketing. CompView said Heniges will work to expand the company's sales ch...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Isilon Systems Hires Operations VP

Seattle-based Isilon Systems, a provider of clustered storage systems and related software, reported Wednesday that it has hired Mary Godwin as vice president of operations. In this role, Isilon said, Godwin will direct the company's supply...

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Napera Networks Names Dawson Marketing VP

Seattle-based Napera Networks has appointed Margaret Dawson as the firm's Vice President of Marketing, the firm said today. Napera said that Dawson joins the firm from Microsoft, where she led a product management team for two network secur...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Visible Technologies Adds Former Microsoft Exec To Advisory Board

Seattle-based Visible Technologies, a venture backed provider of social media monitoring tools for brands, has added Rowland Hanson to the company's advisory board, the firm said Monday. Rowland Hanson is CEO of The HMC Company and Chairman...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Triquint Boosts Exec Team

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a manufacturer of RF semiconductors, said Thursday that the firm has hired on Steven R. Grant as the firm's VP of Worldwide Operations. According to TriQuint, Grant joins the firm from Intel C...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

RealNetworks Shakes Up Executives

Seattle-based RealNetworks said late Tuesday that the firm has reorganized its operating structure, and promoted three of its executives. RealNetworks said that it has promoted John Giamatteo to Chief Operating Officer, Harold Zeitz to Chie...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Revenue Science Promotes Hirsch To President and CEO

Seattle-based Revenue Science, a provider of behavioral targeting technology for Internet advertising, said Thursday that it has appointed Jeff Hirsch as its new President and CEO. Hirsch was most recently the firm's President, and replaces...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Resolute Names CEO

Bellevue-based Resolution Solutions Corporation, a provider of IT consulting, said Friday that it has named Frank J. Costa as CEO of the firm. Costa succeeds founder John Fallou. Costa joins the company from Perlego Systems, where he was pr...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hood Joins Geospiza Board

Seattle-based Geospiza, which develops software for managing genetic analysis workflows, said Tuesday that it has named Dr. Leroy Hood to its' board of directors. Hood is President and Co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, and we...

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Avenue A / Razorfish Names Brown First Euro President

Seattle-based digital marketing firm Avenue A | Razorfish reported Wednesday that it has appointed Darin Brown to the newly created position of president of its European operations. The company, which operates in Europe under the names Duke...

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

PivotLink Hires Product Strategy Director

Hosted business intelligence software provider PivotLink Corp. reported Wednesday that it has hired Nan Froisland as director of product strategy. The Seattle-based business said Froisland will focus on developing product strategy as she ma...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

OnRequest Images Hires CEO

OnRequest Images, a Web-based distributor of licensed photography and other imagery, reported Tuesday that it has hired Carla Stratfold as chief executive officer. The Seattle-based company said Stratfold will succeed founder David Norris, ...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ascentium Installs Mahajan as Marketing Chief

Interactive marketing and technology consulting firm Ascentium Corp. reported today that it has hired Romi Mahajan to fill the newly created position of chief marketing officer. In this role, Ascentium said, Mahajan will promote the company...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

SonoSite Adds To Board

Bothell, Washington-based SonoSite said Thursday afternoon that it has appointed Richard O. Martin, PhD. to its board of directors. SonoSite develops hand held ultrasound medical devices. Martin was most recently President of Medtronic Phys...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Onvia Hires Marketing VP

Seattle-based sales intelligence provider Onvia reported Thursday that it has hired Craig Lakey as vice president of marketing. Onvia described Lakey as a 20-year marketing veteran with expertise in the business information, data management...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Big Fish Games Bumps de Segur to CTO

Seattle-based casual video game publisher Big Fish Games reported Monday that it promoted Laurent de Segur from vice president of technology to chief technology officer on May 1. Big Fish described de Segur as a 20-year veteran of the gamin...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

AdmitOne Security Appoints BizDev VP

Risk-based authentication software publisher AdmitOne Security reported Monday that it has hired Martin Yam as vice president of business development. In this role, AdmitOne explained, Yam will strive to expand the company's partner program...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Glassdoor Boosts Board With Travel Heavyweights

Sausalito, California-based Glassdoor.com, a stealth startup funded by Zillow's Rich Barton and former Expedia exec Robert Hohman, said earlier this week that t has added Eric Blachford, CEO of TerraPass and former President of CEO of Exped...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

EED Boosts Bizdev

Kirkland, Washington-based Electronic Evidence Discovery said this week that it has appointed Robert Cruz as the firm's Director of Business Alliances. Cruz joins the firm from Enterra Solutions, where he was VP of Sales and Business Develo...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fate Therapeutics Adds CEO, Chairman

Seattle-based biopharmaceutical firm Fate Therapeutics reported Wednesday that it has hired Paul A. Grayson as president and chief executive officer and appointed John Mendlein as executive chairman. Prior to joining Fate Therapeutics, Gray...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

PivotLink Taps Postini For CEO

Seattle-based business analytics software firm PivotLink has snagged the former CEO of Postini as its new CEO, the company said today. PivotLink said that Quentin Gallivan, who led Postini's acquisition by Google last year, will serve as th...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HipCricket Hires Engineering VP

HipCricket, a publisher of marketing software that targets mobile users, reported Tuesday that it has hired Greg York as vice president of engineering. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company described York as a mobile technology veteran who most...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blue Nile Names Former Starbuck Exec Stolzman CFO

Seattle-based online jeweler Blue Nile Inc. reported Tuesday that it has named Marc Stoltzman its next chief financial officer. Blue Nile said Stolzman, whose official start date will be June 9, will supervise the company's accounting and r...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Apptio Adds Execs

Hosted IT optimization software publisher Apptio reported today that it has added three people to its executive staff and one more to its board of directors. Specifically, the Bellevue, Wash.-based business said it has hired Eric Berg as vi...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Concur Names COO Singh to Board

Concur, a publisher of hosted employee spend management software, reported today that it has appointed Rajeev Singh to its board of directors. Singh has served as Concur's president and chief operating officer since 2005. Since co-founding ...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Pelago Hires Engineering VP, Adds Board Member

Seattle-based startup Pelago Inc., operator of the mobile social-networking service Whrrl.com, reported Monday that it has appointed Bill Gossman to its board of directors and hired Jeff Ayars as vice president of engineering. Pelago descri...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Intelli-Check – Mobilisa Names Lange General Counsel

Intelli-Check – Mobilisa Inc., a manufacturer of mobile and handheld wireless devices for the government, military and commercial markets, reported Monday that it has appointed John Lange as General Counsel. The Port Townsend, Wash.-based c...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Verdiem Hires CFO

Seattle-based Verdiem said Thursday that it has appointed Steve Gordon as the firm's Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. Gordon joins the firm from Visio, where he was also CFO. Gordon has also previously served at Dat...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cell Therapeutics Hires President

Seattle-based biopharmaceutical firm Cell Therapeutics Inc. reported Thursday that it has hired Craig W. Philips as president, effective Aug. 1. CTI said Philips will oversee drug development, drug sales and marketing, medical affairs, scie...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dipiti Adds Two Advisors

Seattle-based Dipiti, a firm which operates an online web site focused on helping consumers with "urgent life issues," said today that it has added two strategic advisors to the firm. The company said that it has added Ken Schroeder , curre...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

InfoSpace Promotes Bizdev VP

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said Wednesday afternoon that it has promoted Michael Glover to the position of Vice President of Business Development, reporting to Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Voelker. According to InfoSpace, Glover will be r...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

EED Names Wassman Field Operations SVP

Electronic Evidence Discovery Inc., a publisher of electronic discovery software for the legal industry, reported Tuesday that it has hired Tim Wassman as senior vice president of field operations. EED described Wassman as a 25-year veteran...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Itron Promotes Pair to Operations Chiefs

Itron Inc., a provider of meters and other data collection and communications equipment and software for the energy and water industries, reported Tuesday that it has promoted two of its senior-level executives. Specifically, Itron said it ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adapx Taps Microsoft For VP

Adapx, a Seattle-based publisher of digital writing and recording software, reported Monday that it has hired Ted Gauld as vice president of product management and marketing. Adapx said Gauld's responsibilities will include expanding its fl...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Adaptis Promotes Exec

Seattle-based Adaptis announced this morning that it has promoted Roya Rezai to Chief Compliance Officer. Adaptis--which provides business process outsourcing for the healthcare industry--said that Rezai has previously served as Chief Compl...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Neural Audio Appoints Johnston Chief Scientist

Neural Audio Corp., a developer of advanced audio and surround sound technologies, reported Monday that it has hired James D. "JJ" Johnston as chief scientist. The Kirkland, Wash.-based business described Johnston as the "Father of Perceptu...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Expedia Hires Technology VP

Online business travel agency Expedia Corporate Travel, a division of Expedia Inc., reported Tuesday that Simon Tam has rejoined the company as senior vice president of product and technology. Tam, the Bellevue, Wash.-based business said, h...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

WebTrends Grabs Google Exec

WebTrends Inc., a provider of web analytics and online marketing software, reported Monday that it has hired Daniel E. Stickel as chief executive officer. Stickel previously worked for Google Inc., where he managed the search giant's syndic...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Adaptis Hires SVP

Business process outsourcing firm Adaptis reported Monday that it has hired Jan Claesson as senior vice president and chief business development officer. The Seattle-based company said Claesson has more than 20 years of senior management ex...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Light Sciences Oncology Names Holveck To Board

Cancer research firm Light Sciences Oncology Inc. revealed Monday that it has appointed David P. Holveck to its board of directors. Holveck, who becomes the boar'’s eighth member, is currently president, chief executive officer and a direct...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

PopCap Installs Rotholtz As Marketing VP

Casual video game publisher PopCap Games reported Monday that it has hired Ben Rotholtz as vice president of marketing, effective immediately. In the newly created role, Rotholtz will manage the Seattle-based company's Web site, as well as ...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Concur Names Talbot to Board of Directors

Concur, a publisher of on-demand employee spend management automation software, reported Tuesday that it has appointed Randall H. Talbot to its board of directors. The Redmond, Wash.-based business described Talbot as a 33-year veteran of t...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Verdiem Increases Executive Roster by Four

Verdiem, a Seattle-based publisher of power management software for PC networks, reported Tuesday that it has added four executives to its leadership team. Specifically, Verdiem said it hired Allison Cornia as vice president of marketing, J...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Pluggd Hires Two VPs

Seattle-based Pluggd said Monday that it has hired on Alex Alben as the firm's Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and Fred Tietze as VP of Sales and Business Development. The firm, which provides audio and video search technology, said t...

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Concur Hires Travel Management Head

Concur, a publisher of on-demand, employee expense management software, reported Thursday that it has hired Suzanne Fletcher as director of travel management. Concur noted that Fletcher's primary function will be to establish and grow Concu...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shelfari Names Sales and Marketing Exec

Seattle-based online book community Shelfari said Wednesday that it has named David Nudo as the firm's Director of Sales and Marketing. Nudo was most recently VP and Publisher at Publishers Weeklky, and has also served at the New York Times...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Entellium Hires New VP

Entellium, a Seattle-based publisher of on-demand customer relationship management software, reported Wednesday that it has hired Paul Graves to lead its newly created Customer Experience Design unit. As vice president of customer experienc...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

REvolution Opens Seattle Digs, Takes Two from Insightful

REvolution Computing, a publisher of computational statistics software, reported Tuesday that it has opened offices in Seattle and added two vice presidents to its executive staff. The New Haven, Conn.-based firm said it hired Colin Magee a...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Blue Nile CFO Easton to Step Down

Online jewelry and gemstone retailer Blue Nile Inc. revealed Monday that Robin Easton is resigning as chief financial officer to pursue other interests. The Seattle-based company said it will launch a search to find a replacement for Easton...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

AdReady Hires Former AOL, Microsoft Execs

Seattle-based AdReady, developers of a self-service display advertising platform, reported Monday that it has hired executives from AOL and Microsoft to serve as vice presidents. Specifically, the company said Mark Feldman, formerly vice pr...

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Pathway Medical Names Chairman

Kirkland, Washington-based Pathway Medical Technologies said Thursday that it has named Paul Buckman as the firm's Chairman. Buckman replaces acting chairman Dan Galles. Buckman is currently CEO an ddirector of DeVax, and has also served at...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

RIPL Names Execs, Board

Seattle-based RIPL, which is developing a service which pushes content to multiple social networking and other social websites, said today that it has made two new hires and appointed a number of advisors to the firm. RIPL said that it has ...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

iovation Hires Sales, Technology Vice Presidents

Internet security specialist iovation reported Wednesday that it has hired two new vice presidents. The Portland, Ore.-based company said Chris Reid will step in as vice president of sales while Emmett Zahn will serve as vice president of t...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jive Software Adds To Board

Portland-based Jive Software, which develops software used for employee collaboration, said this morning that it has added Tony Zingale ato the firm's board of directors, and also released customer numbers. Zingale was most recently Preside...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Infinia Hires CFO

Infinia Corp., a manufacturer of solar energy concentrators and converters, reported Monday that it has hired Gregg Clevenger as chief financial officer. Infinia described Clevenger as a financial industry veteran who spent 10 years as an i...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Zynchros Finds CTO

Zynchros Inc., a Seattle-based publisher of compliance and operations software to health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, reported Tuesday that it has hired Jim Tinney as chief technology officer. Tinney, Zynchros said, hails from Be...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kentrox Installs Cremona as CEO, Director

Kentrox Inc., a manufacturer of automated network maintenance and control devices for mobile service providers and large businesses, reported Tuesday that it has hired Richard S. Cremona as chief executive officer and appointed him to the c...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Visible Tech Names Friesen Search Strategies VP

Visible Technologies, a publisher of Internet monitoring, analytics and social media participation software, reported Wednesday that it has hired Todd Friesen as vice president of search strategies. The Seattle-based company said Friesen wi...

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Koronis Installs Drajeske as BizDev Director

Seattle-based biotechnology firm Koronis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported Thursday that it has hired David Drajeske as director of business development. According to Koronis, Drajeske boasts more than a decade of business development experienc...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Isilon Expands Board

Isilon Systems, a Seattle-based manufacturer of clustered storage systems, revealed Tuesday that it has appointed two directors to its board—Peter H. van Oppen and Matt McIlwain. Isilon noted that van Oppen is a former chief executive offic...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Planar Hires Supply Chain VP

Planar Systems Inc., a manufacturer of flat-panel LCD displays, reported Tuesday that it has hired John Major as vice president of global operations and supply chain. Planar said Major succeeds John J. Ehren, who is leaving the company to p...

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Friday, February 1, 2008

PivotLink Board Bumps Fulton to CEO

PivotLink Corp., the Seattle-based publisher of business intelligence applications formerly known as SeaTab Software Inc., reported Thursday that its board of directors has selected Frank Fulton as chief executive officer. PivotLink said Fu...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Azaleos Names Sales VP

Seattle-based Azaleos said Wednesday that it has appointed Matt Bell as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development. Bell joins the firm from SourceLabs, and has also previously served at Plumtree Software and RealNetworks. A...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

PopCap Games Hires VP Engineering

Seattle-based casual video game developer PopCap Games reported Tuesday that it has hired Martin Gannholm as vice president of engineering. In the newly created position, Gannholm will report directly to David Roberts, the company's chief e...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Electro Scientific Adds To Board

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries said today that it has added a new board member, Edward C. Grady. Grady currently serves on the board of directors of Brooks Automation Board, Evergreen Solar, Verigy, Integrated Material...

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Friday, January 18, 2008

InFocus Names Finance VP

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus, a developer of digital projection systems, said Thursday evening that it has named Lisa K. Prentice as the firm's Senior VP, Finance. InFocus said that Prentice will become the firm's CFO when it files its...

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hidden City Games Taps Microsoft For VP

Seattle-based game publisher Hidden City Games said Thursday that it has named Joshua Howard as the firm's Senior Vice President of Bella Sara Online. Bella Sara Online is the firm's horse-themed, online world for girls. Howard joins from M...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Audio Precision Promotes Schmoldt to President

Audio Precision, a manufacturer of audio test instruments, reported Wednesday that it has promoted David Schmoldt as president. Schmoldt, who had served as the Beaverton, Ore.-based business' vice president and chief financial officer since...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

SchemaLogic Hires Pietryga As Worldwide Sales VP

SchemaLogic, a publisher of business semantics management software, reported Tuesday that it has hired Tom Pietryga as vice president of worldwide sales. Pietryga, SchemaLogic said, hails from Documentum, where he spent 11 years, ultimately...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

MessageGate Shuffles Executive Lineup

MessageGate Inc., a publisher of e-mail management software, revealed Monday that it has made key changes to its executive leadership. The Bellevue, Wash.-based business said Norbert Orth, formerly MessageGate's vice president of sales and ...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Chockstone Names Hooton Engineering VP

Chockstone Inc., a provider of marketing technology and services, reported today that it has hired Al Hooton as vice president of engineering and product management. Chockstone said Hooton hails from Cayuse Inc., where he was vice president...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Coaxis Hires Group Vice President

Coaxis Inc., a developer of software applications for the construction and beverage-distribution industries, reported Monday that it has hired Jim Paulson as group vice president. Paulson, who officially joined Coaxis on Jan. 2, will overse...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Pixelworks CEO On Leave Due To Health, VC to Head Firm

Tualatin, Oregon-based video processing chip firm Pixelworks reported Thursday that the firm's CEO and President, Hans Olsen, will go on a temporary leave of absence starting in January due to a health issue. The firm said that Bruce A. Wal...

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Friday, December 14, 2007

DocuSign Names Peterson Engineering, TechOps VP

Seattle-based DocuSign, a provider of Web-based electronic signature services, reported Thursday that it has hired Grant Peterson as vice president of engineering and technical operations. DocuSign described Peterson as a 22-year veteran of...

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Adaptis Promotes VP

Seattle-based business-process outsourcing firm Adaptis reported earlier this week that it has promoted Leanne Hughes-Mickel to vice president of business services. Adaptis said Hughes-Mickel, who previously served as managing director of b...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ensequence Installs Wayne Graham as CFO

Ensequence, a publisher of interactive software for television advertisers and programmers, reported Tuesday that it has hired Wayne Graham as chief financial officer. The Portland, Ore.-based company described Graham, who will report to CE...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lucid8 Adds Marketing, BizDev VP

Lucid8 LLC, a publisher of automated disaster prevention and recovery software for Microsoft Exchange Server, reported today that it has hired Christian Stark to fill the newly created position of vice president of marketing and business de...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Xeround Hires Yarkoni As CEO

Seattle-based Xeround Systems, a provider of database management software and services, revealed Monday that it has hired Charlotte Yarkoni as chief executive officer. Xeround said Yarkoni succeeds founder and former CEO Dr. Gilad Zlotkin, ...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Hubspan Promotes Gross to President, CEO

Seattle-based Hubspan Inc., a provider of business-to-business integration services, announced Monday that it has promoted Trisha Gross to the role of president and chief executive officer. Hubspan said Gross succeeds Al Higginson, who is n...

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Zumobi Adds Binkley As VP

Seattle-based Zumobi, which is developing software for the mobile phone market, said Friday that it has added Pat Binkley as Vice President of Engineering. Binkley joins the firm from Modiv Media, where he also was VP of Engineering. Accord...

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Visible Technologies Adds To Board

Seattle-based Internet monitoring and analytics firm Visible Technologies said today that it has appointed Alan Schanzer to its board of directors. Schanzer is managing partner of MEC Interaction North America. According to Visible Technolo...

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Monday, December 3, 2007

ESI Hires CFO

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, a manufacturer of photonic and laser systems, said MOnday that it has named Paul R. Oldham as Chief Financial Officer, VP of Administration, and Corporate Secretary. ESI said that Oldham replace...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Onvia Names Tannourji Senior Sales VP

Seattle-based Onvia, a provider of government bid and contract procurement opportunities, reported Tuesday that it has hired Mike Tannourji as senior vice president of sales. Onvia said Tannourji's primary responsibility will be leading the...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

EED Hires Western Region Sales VP

EED, a provider of eDiscovery software and services, reported Tuesday that it has hired Skip Lindsey as vice president of sales for the company's western region. EED said Lindsey hails from Iron Mountain, where he served as vice president o...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

PowerTech Promotes Patterson to Marketing VP

The PowerTech Group, a publisher of enterprise security software for IBM System i and AS/400 servers, revealed Tuesday that it has promoted Brendan Patterson to the newly created position of vice president of marketing. PowerTech said Patte...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Resolute Solutions Adds Three To Board

Technology consulting firm Resolute Solutions Corp. reported Tuesday that it has appointed three individuals to its board of directors. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company said the new directors are L. Martin "Marty" Brantley, Kevin Pritchard...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Intermec Hires Printer and Media Head

Intermec Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of asset-tracking and supply chain-management devices, reported earlier this week that it has hired Earl Thompson as vice president and general manager of its printer and media business. The Everet...

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Visible Technologies Expands Management Team

Visible Technologies, a publisher of Web-based software that monitors and studies the Internet content posted by consumers, reported Thursday that it has added two individuals to its executive staff. The Seattle- and New York City-based com...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

F5 Loses Sales VP

Seattle-based F5 Networks Inc., a provider of application delivery networking hardware and products, reported Wednesday that Tom Hull is resigning his post as senior vice president of worldwide sales. F5 noted that Mark Anderson, who is cur...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Serveron Hires VP Operations

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Serveron, a developer of products for preventing transformer failures in power systems, said today it has named Mike Deal as Vice President of Operations. Serveron said that Deal joins the firm from Clarity Visual Sy...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Isilon Bumps Founder Patel to President, CEO

Isilon Systems, a provider of clustered-storage systems and software, reported Wednesday that it has promoted company founder Sujal Patel to the position of president and chief executive officer. Isilon said Patel, whose appointment is effe...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

SinglePoint Hires Marketing Director

Bellevue, Washington-based SinglePoint said today that it has named Philippe Poutonnet as Director of Marketing. The firm, which provides mobile messaging campaigns for the entertainment industry, said that Poutonnet joins the firm from Qpa...

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Abacast Appoints Green to Board of Directors

Abacast Inc., a provider of peer-to-peer streaming technologies and services, reported Wednesday that it has added Rob Green to its board of directors. Abacast described Green as an 18-year veteran of the content delivery network and softwa...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

PopCap Hires HR VP

Casual video game publisher PopCap Games reported Monday that it has hired Pamela Sampel to fill the newly created position of vice president of human resources. PopCap described Sampel as a human resources veteran with more than 20 years o...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Adaptis Hires Three

Adaptis, a provider of business-process integration services for health care insurers, announced Tuesday that it has hired three executives to work at its Seattle headquarters. Adaptis said Darryl Thompson steps in as director of data manag...

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Monday, October 15, 2007

NanoString Adds McLean as Marketing VP

NanoString Technologies Inc., a developer of molecular-tagging technology, reported Monday that it has hired Lianne McLean as vice president of marketing. NanoString said McLean comes to the firm from Applied Biosystems, where she served as...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Expedia Appoints APAC VP

Expedia Inc., operator of travel Web site Expedia.com, reported Wednesday that it has appointed Cyril Ranque as vice president of the company's Partner Services Group, Asia Pacific. Expedia said Ranque, working from the company's Hong Kong ...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

SeaTab Hires Sales, Services SVPs

SeaTab Software Inc., a publisher of on-demand business analytics applications, reported yesterday that it has hired two senior vice presidents. Greg Brown will take over as SVP of sales and business development, while Frank Fulton will ser...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

NanoString Technologies Names Dance COO

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies Inc., a developer of molecular-tagging technology, reported Tuesday that it has hired Alan Dance as its chief commercial officer. NanoString described Dance as an industry veteran with more than 24 year...

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Monday, October 1, 2007

TriQuint Chairman To Lead Oregon AeA

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a manufacturer of wireless modules and components, revealed Monday that Steve Sharp, chairman of the company’s board of directors, will serve a two-year term as chairperson of the Oregon Council of the AeA. Form...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

MathStar Hires Sales VP

Hillsboro, Oregon-based MathStar Inc., a semiconductor firm which develops programmable logic chips reported Wednesday that it has hired Russell Corvese as its vice president of worldwide sales. Corvese hails from Fairchild Semiconductor, w...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Big Fish Games Names Lewis CEO

Seattle-based Big Fish Games, a developer of casual games, said Thursday that it has promoted Jeremy Lewis, the firm's current President and COO, to President and CEO. Paul Thelen, the firm's founder, will become Chairman and Chief Strategy...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

CG Therapeutics Appoints Chairman, Looks For Venture Funding

Biotechnology firm CG Therapeutics announced today that it has named Christopher S. Henney, Ph.D., D.Sc., as chairman of its board of directors. CG Therapeutics described Henney as a biotechnology entrepreneur and scientist who co-founded a...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

TriQuint Semiconductor Appoints CFO

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor has appointed a new CFO, saying this morning that Steven J. Buhaly has been appointed to the position, replacing currently CFO Stephanie Welty. Buhaly was most recently CFO at Longview Fibre, a...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

VLST Corp. Adds Vice President, Senior Director

VLST Corp., a biotechnology company that specializes in the development of therapeutics for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, revealed Monday that it has made two new appointments to its executive staff. The Seattle-based company said ...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

InFocus Adds O'Malley as CEO, Board Director

Digital projector manufacturer InFocus Corp. reported Tuesday that it has hired Robert G. O'Malley as its chief executive officer. O'Malley, whose tenure will begin Oct. 1, has also been appointed to the InFocus board of directors, the Wils...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ZenZui Names CFO

ZenZui, a start-up company that has developed a free, Web-browsing application for mobile phones, announced today that it has hired Michael Vernon as its chief financial officer. Vernon, the company said, boasts more than 20 years of financ...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Attenex Names Jesson Product Development SVP

Attenex Corp., a provider of digital legal documentation software, reported Tuesday that it has hired J.R. Jesson as its senior vice president of product development. Attenex said Jesson has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Prior ...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Resolute Installs Cooper As Legal Affairs Director

Business and technology consulting firm Resolute Solutions Corp. revealed Wednesday that it has hired Russell L. Cooper as its director of legal affairs. Resolute said Cooper will oversee legal affairs, advise the company on regulatory matt...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tableau Software Bolsters Executive Staff

Seattle-based visual analysis software developer Tableau Software announced Tuesday that it has added three vice presidents to its executive staff. Tableau said it has promoted Kevin Brown to the position of vice president of alliances and ...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

SignaCert Names Skipper Sales Vice President

SignaCert Inc., a provider of information technology management software and services, revealed Monday that it has hired Randal Skipper as its vice president of sales. SignaCert described Skipper as a direct and indirect sales veteran with ...

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Azaleos Names VP

Azaleos Corp., a provider of turnkey, on-premises consulting for Microsoft Exchange, reported Monday that it has hired Scott Gode as vice president of marketing. The company said Gode will oversee the company’s overall marketing and product...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

WatchGuard Names Marketing VP

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies Inc., a provider of network security appliances and software, reported yesterday that it has hired Eric Aarrestad as its next vice president of marketing. WatchGuard said Aarrestad, who will report dire...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Resolute Adds Board Member

Business and technology consulting firm Resolute Solutions Corp. reported Monday that it has appointed Wes Swenson to its board of directors. The Bellevue, Washington-based company said it selected Swenson, who is a venture partner, because...

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Compli Opens Ohio Office

Portland, Oregon-based Compli, a provider of compliance management software for the auto dealership industry, said Friday afternoon that it has opened up a midwest sales office in Ohio. The firm said that as part of the move, it has appoint...

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Medio Taps Yahoo For VP

Seattle-based Medio Systems said Thursday that it has hired an executive from Yahoo! Search Marketing to serve as the firm's new Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing. The firm, which develops mobile search and advertis...

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Resolute Bumps Former CTO Thompson to COO

Business and technology consulting firm Resolute Solutions Corp. reported yesterday that it has promoted Mark Thompson to the role of chief operating officer. The former chief technology officer’s responsibilities now focus on driving marke...

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Resolute Solutions Installs Blankenburg as CTO

Business and technology consulting firm Resolute Solutions Corp. reported earlier this week that it has hired Eric Blankenburg as its chief technology officer. Resolute said Blankenburg will lead the company's go-to-market strategy while ov...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

MyStrands Adds Four to Executive Staff

MyStrands, a provider of social music recommendation services, announced Monday that it has added four executives to its management staff. MyStrands said Gary Geller joins the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing, Scott L...

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Monday, August 13, 2007

A Place for Mom Names Wurhman Recruiting VP

A Place for Mom, a senior health care referral service, reported Saturday that it has hired Erich Wuhrman as its vice president of recruiting. A Place for Mom said Wuhrman's primary role will be to oversee the growth of the company's adviso...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Expedia Bumps Samec to Technology Chief

Expedia Inc., operator of the online travel site Expedia.com, reported Tuesday that it has promoted Pierre Samec to chief technology officer. Expedia said Samec, who previously was senior vice president of worldwide product development, suc...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Micro Power Expands Exec Team

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power, a manufacturer of portable power systems, said Tuesday that it has expanded its executive team. The company said that it has named Paul Brown as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and also named...

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Perlego Systems Names Alan Beauchamp CFO

Perlego Systems Inc., a provider of end-to-end mobile device lifecycle management software, reported Monday that it has hired Alan Beauchamp as its chief financial officer. Perlego said Beauchamp will oversee the company’s strategic and fin...

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

QL2 Software Names New President, CEO

QL2 Software, a developer of business intelligence software, announced Wednesday that it has hired Glenn Hasen as its president and CEO. Prior to joining QL2, Hasen was CEO of Kapow Technologies. Before that, he was CEO and co-founder of Bl...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Insitu Appoints Kent as Chief Financial Officer

Insitu Inc., a developer of unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, reported Tuesday that it has hired Mark R. Kent as its chief financial officer. Insitu said Kent will be responsible for directing all aspects of the company's financial manageme...

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Friday, July 27, 2007

IceBreaker Lands Laub as CFO

IceBreaker Inc., a developer of mobile social-networking software, revealed earleir this week that it has hired David Laub as chief financial officer. IceBreaker said Laub joins the firm after serving 10 years as president of U.S. operation...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Avenue A / Razorfish Promotes Kokich to CEO

Avenue A / Razorfish, an interactive marketing and technology services agency, reported Wednesday that Clark Kokich has been promoted to chief executive officer. Avenue A / Razorfish said Kokich, who joined the company in 1999, previously s...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SecondSpace Adds Trio to Company Boards

SecondSpace Inc., an online services company, announced Monday that it has appointed one industry executive to its board of directors and two more to its strategic advisory board. SecondSpace said it has named Colleen Brown as an independen...

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Intermec Names President and CEO

Everett, Washington-based Intermec said Thursday afternoon that it has named Patrick J. Byrne as the firm's President and CEO. Byrne replaces Larry D. Brady, who is retiring. Byrne was most recently Senior Vice President of Agilent Technolo...

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Monday, July 16, 2007

WatchGuard Names Engineering VP

WatchGuard Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of networking security appliances, reported Monday that it has hired Thom Linden as its vice president of engineering. WatchGuard said Linden, who boasts more than 25 years of engineering archite...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tyfone Adds Three to Executive Team

Tyfone Inc., a developer of mobile financial services software, announced Thursday that it has appointed three new executive team members to three separate, worldwide locations. Guru Sankar assumes the role of Tyfone's chief financial offic...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Insitu Taps Guthrie as CTO

Insitu Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft for commercial and military applications, reported yesterday that it has hired Charlie L. Guthrie as its new vice president and chief technology officer. The company said Guthrie boasts more ...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Medio Systems Names Lilleness COO

Medio Systems, a developer of embedded mobile search and mobile advertising software, revealed today that it has hired Robert P. Lilleness as its new chief operating officer. Medio said Lilleness, who previously worked for Universal Electro...

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Pixelworks Names CFO

Tualatin, Oregon-based Pixelworks, which develops semiconductors for the flat panel display and digital projection market, said today that it has named Steven L. Moore as VP Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of the firm. Pixel...

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Friday, June 29, 2007

SecondSpace Bolsters Management Team

Bellevue, Washington-based SecondSpace said Thursday that it has added two new executives to the firm's team. SecondSpace said that it has named Terron Lindholme as Director of Sales, and Alexander Barnett as Director of Corporate Marketing...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Compli Names CTO

Portland, Oregon-based Compli, a developer of compliance software for the auto dealership market, said Thursday that it has named Mark Lawler as SVP and Chief Technology Officer. Lawler joins the firm from Primavera, was a co-founder at Pro...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Intermec Names Danner VP of Engineering

Intermec Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of identification and tracking equipment, announced Wednesday that it has hired Phil Danner as its vice president of engineering. Intermec said Danner, who joins the company after 15 years with Gen...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

InFocus Loses CFO

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus, a manufacturer of projection displays, said Monday afternoon that its CFO, Roger Rowe, has resigned. The firm said that Rowe has accepted another local position, effective July 2nd. The company has appoint...

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

WatchGuard Hires Two New Sales VPs

WatchGuard Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of security appliances for small- to mid-sized businesses, reported Thursday that it has hired two industry veterans to its executive staff. Terry Haas, formerly CEO of Solera Networks, has been ...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mpire Adds SideStep CEO To Board

Online meta-shopping service Mpire announced Tuesday that Rob Solomon, president and CEO of Sidestep.com, has joined Mpire's board of directors. The company also said it has hired Sean Crotty as vice president of product marketing. Prior to...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

HipCricket Adds Marketing, Financial Officers

Mobile marketing firm HipCricket Inc. announced Tuesday that it has added two individuals to its executive team. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company said it has hired Jeff Hasen as chief marketing officer and Tom Virgin as chief financial off...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Cascade Microtech Names Exec

Beaverton, Oregon-based Cascade Microtech said Thursday that it has named a new director of worldwide sales and service for the firm's Engineering Products Division. Dr. Tariq Alam was promoted to the position. Alam has been at the firm sin...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Chockstone Names Landers Client Operations VP

Chockstone Inc., a provider of gift cards and other customer loyalty marketing solutions, announced Tuesday that it has hired Troy Landers as vice president of client operations. Chockstone said Landers arrived from Corillian, where he serv...

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Friday, June 1, 2007

SinglePoint Shuffles Staff

Mobile message delivery service provider SinglePoint announced some significant changes to its executive staff this week. The company said Michael Skoff will take over as chief financial officer, while Tom Cast will assume the role of vice ...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Getty Images Names General Counsel

Seattle-based Getty Images said today that it has hired John McKay, former United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, as senior vice president and general counsel. Getty Images is a provider of photography and other visu...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

drugstore.com Appoints CFO

Bellevue, Washington-based drugstore.com named a new executive today, saying that it has appointed There du Pont as Senior Vice President, Operations, and Chief Financial Officer. du Pont was most recently President and CFO of Wawa. du Pont...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

FEI Taps Loh as Worldwide Sales, Service VP

FEI Company announced Monday that it has named Benjamin Loh Gek Lim as its executive vice president of worldwide sales and service. The 43-year-old Loh, who is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin, will be based in Singapore once he joi...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

InFocus President, CEO Resigns

Projection equipment manufacturer InFocus Corp. announced Wednesday that Kyle C. Ranson, company president and CEO, is leaving the firm to pursue other interests. Ranson, whose decision is effective immediately, also resigned from Infocus' ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dexterra Appoints COO

Bothell, Washington-based Dexterra has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, saying wednesday that it has appointed Leo Jolicoeur to the position. Jolicoeur joins the firm from @Road, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marke...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

EED Appoints Walker as Client Services VP

Electronic Evidence Discovery Inc., a provider of electronic discovery services for the legal industry, has hired Kurt Walker as its vice president of client services, the company revealed Wednesday. Walker's responsibilities will include s...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WatchGuard Taps Wang As CEO

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies has named Joe Wang, former CEO of LANDesk Software, as President and Chief Executive Officer. The firm said that Wang will replace Bruce Coleman, who was appointed interim CEO when WatchGuard was acquir...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

NewCross Adds Three to Executive Staff

NewCross Technologies, a wholesale provider of hosted Voice-over-IP operations, has hired three new executives, the company recently reported. Stanley P. Hanks will assume command as CEO and chairman, Steven Owens will function as chief ope...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chockstone Promotes Edmondson

Portland, Oregon-based Chockstone, a provider of loyalty marketing programs for retailers, said today that it has promoted Marc Edmondson to Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Edmondson was most recently VP of Professional Serv...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SinglePoint Taps Davis For Board

Bellevue, Washington-based SinglePoint, a provider of outsourced wireless data services, said today that it has named Stephen Davis to its board of directors. Davis was most recently President of Mobile and Online Media at InfoSpace, and ha...

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Attenex Appoints VP

Seattle-based Attenex, a provider of e-discovery software for the legal market, said today that it has added a new VP and general counsel. Ashley B. Watson has joined the firm in the position from BellSouth, where she was senior litigation ...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Captaris Names VP

Bellevue, Washington-based Captaris, a provider of document automation software, said today that it has named Paul M. Yantus as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. Yantus joins the firm from ScanOptics, where he w...

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Farecast Hires VP

Seattle-based Farecast announced this morning that it has hired Krista Pappas as VP of Business Development for the firm. Farecast provides an online site that predicts airline airfares and allows users to book flights. Pappas was most rece...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Visible Technologies Names CTO

Seattle-based Visible Technologies said today that it has named Eli Weir as Chief Technology Officer. Weir was most recently VP of Technology at Virtuoso. Visible Technologies develops services for tracking online consumer-generated media f...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Avenue A / Razorfish Appoints President

Seattle-based interactive media firm Avenue A | Razorfish announced Tuesday that it has promoted Colin Kinsella to president of the West region. Kinsella will lead the firm's Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offices. Kinsel...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Visible Technologies Names VP Marketing

Seattle-based Visible Technologies, a provider of Internet brand and reputation management services, has appointed D. Blake Cahill as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Cahill joins the firm from SafeHarbor Technology Corporation, and h...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Intermec CEO Looks To Retirement

Everett, Washington-based Intermec, a provider of RFID and other supply chain management tracking products, said Thursday that the firm's Chairman and CEO is planning to retire. Larry Brady, CEO of the firm, has held the position since 2000...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Zillow Appoints VP Sales

Seattle-based Zillow announced this morning it has appointed a new VP of Sales. Greg Schwartz has joined the firm from CNNMoney.com, and will be responsible for the firm's national advertising sales team. Schwartz has also served at Yahoo! ...

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Learning.com Names President and COO

Portland, Oregon-based Learning.com said today it has appointed Candace Petersen as President and Chief Operating Officer. Petersen was most recently VP and Chief Strategy Officer for Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus Corporation. Learning....

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Friday, March 16, 2007

HyperQuality Names Industry Veteran Jude Kavalam CTO

HyperQuality, the Seattle-based customer service quality assurance firm, has appointed Jude Kavalam as its chief technology officer, the company announced Tuesday. Kavalam's hiring continues a wave of expansion that began in December 2006 w...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

GrapeCity Appoints Sales Director

Kirkland, Washington-based GrapeCity, a provider of custom software services, said today that it has appointed Dave Watts as Senior Sales Director. Watts was most recently at Advantros Corporation, and has also served at Legent, Digital Equ...

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Northwest Biotherapeutics Appoints CFO

Bothell, Washington-based Northwest Biotherapeutics said Thursday that the firm has appointed a new CFO. Jim Johnston, J.D., has been appointd as Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Johnston has served as General Counsel of the firm since ...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Entellium Hires VP

Seattle-based Entellium announced today that it has appointed David Scott as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Scott has previously served at Intermec Technologies and PeopleSoft. Entellium is a maker of hosted, on-demand custom...

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Monday, March 5, 2007

Electro Scientific Adds VP

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries has added a new VP of Marketing, saying that it has hired Dr. R.A. Srinivas to the firm. Srinivas was most recently at Applied Materials, where he was Chief Marketing Officer. ESI is a su...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ontela Opens New Seattle HQ, Appoints Execs

Seattle-based Ontela said Wednesday that it has opened up a new 5,000 square foot headquarters in Smith Tower in Seattle, and has appointed a number of executives. Ontela said it has hired Charlie Butt as VP North American carrier sales; Mi...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

RealNetworks Names VP

Seattle-based RealNetworks announced last night that it has named Philip W. O'Neil as Senior Vice President of the firm's music business. O'Neil was most recently at Vivendi Universal Games, where he was responsible for the firm's sales, bu...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Talisma Makes Exec Changes

Bellevue, Washington-based Talisma today said that it has reorganizes its management team, promoting CFO Wade Pfeiffer to COO and CFO, and also named Brad Birnbaum, formerly the firm's VP of Product Development, as Chief Technology Officer....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Captaris Loses COO

Bellevue, Washington-based Captaris is reporting that its COO, Matthias M. Scheuing, will leave the company. No reason for Scheuing's departure was given, although the firm said that it expects Scheuing to remain in his role through March 3...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

OVP Adds Weissman As Venture Partner

Kirkland, Washington-based OVP Venture Partners said late last night that it has appointed Carl Weissman as a Venture Partner at the firm. Weissman will focus on investments in digital biology, and the convergence of IT, nanotechnology, and...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Perlego Names New CEO

Gig Harbor, Washington-based Perlego Systems said today that it has named a new CEO. Frank J. Costa has joined the firm in the position of Chief Executive Officer, replacing founding CEO Todd Ostrander. Ostrander will become Chief Strategy ...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

ERP-Link Appoints VP

Portland, Oregon-based ERP-Link, a software firm that develops software that connects Microsoft .NET with SAP, said today it has named Sebastian Rapport VP of Engineering. Rapport joins from Revionics, where he was CTO. Rapport has previous...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

iConclude Adds Murphy To Board

Bellevue, Washington-based iConclude has added a new member to its board of directors. iConclude said that David Murphy, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mercury has joined the firm's board of directors. iConclude develo...

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Clearwire Names Exec

Kirkland, Washington-based Clearwire has appointed Scott Richardson as Chief Strategy Officer, the firm said today. Richardson was most recently a VP at Intel's Mobility Group, and was reponsible for Intel's broadband wireless efforts. Clea...

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Ontela Expands Board With Qpass Co-founder

Seattle-based Ontela announced today that Chase Franklin, a co-founder of Qpass, has joined the firm's board of directors. Franklin is currently at Amdocs, the firm that acquired Qpass. Franklins has also served at Microsoft. Ontela is deve...

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Talyst Names Controller

Bellevue, Washington-based Talyst said Wednesday that it has named Jason French to the position of controller. French was most recently VP Finance and Accounting for Utilx Corporation in Kent. He has also served at Aiphone Corporation and P...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

WebTrends Appoints VP

Portland, Oregon-based web analytics provider WebTrends has appointed a new Vice President of Sales and Client Services. The firm said it has named Darc Dencker-Rasmussen to the position. Rasmussen was most recently Senior Vice President a...

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Friday, January 19, 2007

eMagin Loses CEO

Bellevue, Washington-based eMagin, a developer of OLED microdisplay technology, said Thursday afternoon that the firm's founder, CEO, and President, Gary Jones, is leaving his position to become a consultant to the firm. Dr. K. C. Park, Exe...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

HyperQuality Names VP

Seattle-based HyperQuality has named a new VP, saying Wednesday that it has named Joe Caliro as Executive Vice President of Quality. Caliro has served at AOL, Verizon, GTE, and Pearle Vision. Caliro will manage the firm's Professional Servi...

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Monday, January 15, 2007

WebTrends Names Executive

Portland, Oregon-based WebTrends said today that it has named a new Chief Marketing Officer. The firm said that Tim Kopp has been named to the position, reporting to CEO Greg Drew. Kopp joins the firm from the Coca-Cola Company, where he le...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Edge Networks Names President

Vancouver, Washington-based New Edge Networks has named a new president, saying this week that Linda Beck has been appointed to the position. Beck has been serving as interim President of New Edge since August, and was most recently executi...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

SecondSpace Appoints Execs

Bellevue, Washington-based SecondSpace said today that it has appointed two members of its management team for the new online services firm. SecondSpace said that it has appointed Gary Cowan as Director of Product Management, and Keith Pick...

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Friday, January 5, 2007

InfoSpace Announces Executive Changes

Bellevue, Washington-based InfoSpace has announced a new executive lineup, after going through a restructuring. InfoSpace said that Steve Elfman will oversee the firm's Mobile business unit, and Brian McManus will oversee the firm's online ...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

EED Names Software VP

Kirkland, Washington-based Electronic Evidence Discovery said today that it has appointed Thomas Haug as Senior Vice President of Software Engineering. The firm, which provides electronic discovery services for the legal industry, said that...

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

SchemaLogic Appoints Services VP

Kirkland, Washington-based SchemaLogic said yesterday that it has appointed a new VP of Professional Services and Support. Tom Pacholke has been appointed to the position. Pacholke joins the firm from CapitalStream, and has also served at T...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cogneto Appoints VP

Seattle-based Cogneto, a provider of authentication technology for the security industry, said today that it has appointed Chris Gielnik as VP of Global Sales. Gielnik has previously served at Nokia Internet Communications, Qualys, Netscale...

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Serveron Appoints VP

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Serveron, a company developing online monitoring of electric power operations, said today it has named a new executive. Tim Weaver has been appointed as Vice President of Operations. Weaver was most recently at Accel...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Medio Systems Names Exec

Seattle-based Medio Systems said Tuesday that it has named Omar Tawakol to the position of Chief Advertising Officer. Tawakol joins the firm from Revenue Science, where he held the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Tawakol has also serve...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Isilon Appoints Cisco Exec To Board

Seattle-based Isilon Systems, a provider of clustered storage systems, said this morning that it has appointed James Richardson to its board of directors. Richardson is Senior Vice President of Cisco's Commercial Business, and has also serv...

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Friday, October 20, 2006

SecondSpace Expands Exec Team

Bellevue, Washington-based SecondSpace, a online services company that is developing a service for connecting consumers with services, said this week that it has named two new executives. The firm appointed Satbir Khanuja as VP of Marketing...

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Friday, October 20, 2006

GMI Hires CFO, VP

Seattle-based Global Market Insite, a provider of market intelligence software and products for market research, said this week that it has hired a new CFO and VP. GMI has hired Michael Vernon as Chief Financial Officer of the firm, and Jud...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

WatchGuard Shuffles Executives

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies has shuffled its executive staff, naming today a new CEO and VP. The firm said that it has named Bruce T. Coleman as its new chief executive officer, and also appointed a new VP of Marketing, Kathleen B...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Key Technology Appoints CEO

Walla Walla, Washington-based Key Technology, a provider of process automation systems for the food and manufacturing industries, has named a new President and CEO. Key has named David M. Camp to the positions. Camp was most recently at The...

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Serveron Heads To China

Hillsboro-based Serveron, a provider of equipment for monitoring power transformers and batteries, said it is expanding into China and Europe. The firm announced Monday that it has opened an office in the People's Republic of China, and app...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

drugstore.com Shuffles Board

Bellevue, Washington-based online health and beauty retailer drugstore.com said yesterday that it has added Jeffrey Killeen, chairman and CEO of GlobalSpec, to its board of directors, and that Melinda French Gates has resigned from its boar...

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Friday, August 18, 2006

eMagin Appoints Director

Bellevue, Washington-based eMagin has appointed a new member of its board of directors, saying today that it has named Dr. Radu Auf der Heyde to its board. Dr. Auf der Heyde is president of Lightridge Capital, an investment management firm....

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

InfoSpace Names VP

Bellevue, Washington-based InfoSpace has named a new Vice President of Marketing. The firm said today it has appointed Russell Arons to the spot. Ms. Arons joins from Mattel, where she was most recently vice president of marketing and gener...

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