— Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has been appointed the Edward V. Fritzky endowed chair in management on the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business for the 2021-2022 tutorial yr.
For the previous 20 years, the college place has introduced leaders from the sports activities and enterprise world to the varsity to work together with college students and college.
Jewell was the CEO of REI from 2005 till 2013 when she joined the Obama Administration. She at present serves on the board of administrators for Costco, Symetra Financial, Green Diamond Resource Company and lately was interim CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
— Longtime Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn is returning to the Seattle tech big, only a few months after he departed and spent 5 weeks at a Silicon Valley enterprise capital agency. Read the story.
— The Riveter founder and CEO Amy Nelson is shifting again to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Nelson advised GeekWire she needed to be nearer to her household.
Nelson will stay at The Riveter and stated there may be extra to return concerning the 4-year previous firm’s subsequent steps. The Seattle startup pivoted from women-oriented co-working areas to an all-digital group. Prior to disruption from the pandemic, The Riveter had 9 co-working places, raised $22 million in funding and gained Startup of the Year honors on the 2019 GeekWire Awards.
In addition to navigating The Riveter’s future, Nelson and her husband have been disputing the FBI’s seizure of their financial institution accounts in an Amazon Web Services lawsuit.
— Former Boeing VP of Commercial Marketing Randy Tinseth joined the advisory board of UK startup Faradair. Redmond, Wash.-based MagniX landed a deal final yr to offer the electrical motors for Faradair’s proposed fleet of 300 plane. Tinseth retired from Boeing in 2020 after virtually 40 years.
— Former Airbnb government Vinayak Hegde joined non-public jet firm Wheels Up as chief market officer.
Hegde was most lately president and COO of New York-based prescription startup Blink Health. He was beforehand CMO of Airbnb’s world home-based business and chief advertising and income officer at Groupon. Based within the Seattle space, he additionally spent 12 years at Amazon.
— BC startup ThoughtExchange appointed Andrew Oh as its new chief monetary officer. Oh was most lately vp of finance at InvestX Capital. He beforehand served as interim COO and director of finance at courting app Plenty of Fish.
— Portland-based Jama Software employed former IBM Senior Product Manager Richard Watson as VP, apply chief. He is predicated within the United Kingdom. Jama Software gives a product improvement platform and its prospects embrace Boeing, Siemens, Medtronic and Nvidia. Marc Osofsky joined the corporate final yr as its new CEO.
— Cloud-based IT administration firm Apptio promoted Allison Breeding to chief advertising officer and Missy Waggoner to chief individuals officer. Breeding joined Apptio final yr as EVP of promoting. Waggoner has been at Apptio since 2016, advancing from a lead recruiter to VP of individuals.
— Healthcare software program firm Edifecs expanded its management staff with 4 government hires:
- Chief Financial Officer Dan Madden
- General Counsel Lisa Anastos
- Senior VP of Engineering Sundar Shenbagam
- Associate VP of Product Marketing Scott Davis
Based in Bellevue, Wash., Edifecs was based in 1996 by CEO Sunny Singh. The firm landed money from non-public fairness companies final yr.
— Hillsboro, Ore.-based Mobile Technologies, Inc. (MTI), which gives show expertise for retailers, expanded its management staff by selling 5 executives:
- Jill Cochran is now affiliate vp of world gross sales operations. She joined MTI in 2013.
- Rod Horner has been promoted to affiliate vp of sourcing, integration and check. He joined MTI in 2015 as a senior engineering director.
- Shannon Litten is now affiliate vp of buyer options. She additionally joined MTI in 2015.
- Scot Maurath joined MTI final yr and is now senior director of buyer expertise.
- Brian Thorpe has been promoted to vp of world providers. He was employed in September as senior director of options.
MTI is led by former AT&T government Mary Jesse, who was appointed CEO final yr.
— Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate appointed Ann Jarris and Marc Burdick to its medical staff for this yr’s Titanic survey expedition. Jarris is co-founder and CEO of Discovery Health MD, which serves the industrial maritime trade. Burdick is the chief of emergency providers and medical director of the Swedish Ballard Emergency Department. He additionally has maritime medication expertise.