Here’s a look at some key hires, appointments and people on the move in the Pacific Northwest technology industry
BlueKai has named Jon Ingalls as the company’s first chief marketing officer and Sam Wolff as the company’s first chief financial officer. The online advertising company moved its headquarters to Cupertino last year after CEO Omar Tawakol relocated to the Bay Area from Bellevue in order to be closer to the product teams. The appointments come during a period of significant revenue growth “stemming from the widespread adoption of audience targeting and analytics” by brand advertisers and advertising agencies, the company said.
Ingalls joined BlueKai after selling his startup company, Seattle-based TrackSimple, to the company in January 2011. The veteran of Amazon.com will remain in the company’s Bellevue office. Wolff, who will be based in Cupertino, previously served as vice president of finance at Yahoo.
Sam Grossberg, a 25-year-old former Microsoft developer, is moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to take a job at real-time polling startup GoPollGo.
Jostin Darlington has been named director of social interactive at Banyan Branch, a new position and unit for the Seattle social media agency. Darlington previously co-founded an agency that specialized in creating user experiences for clients in music, gaming, telecommunications and professional sports.
Andrew Dumont, who previously worked in executive roles at Tatango and Seesmic, has been named director of business development at Seattle’s SEOmoz. More on Dumont here.