Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

Corey Mandell

Point Inside, a Seattle startup that specializes in mapping indoor spaces, has named technology veteran Corey Mandell as CTO. Mandell most recently served as senior vice president of product engineering at Kaseya Inc.  At Point Inside, he will lead development and technical operations.

“Point Inside is leading the new generation of mobile shopper engagement with indoor location and spatially aware recommendation technologies,” said Mandell, a former vice president at Authorize.Net who previously co-founded Captura Software. “The company is perfectly positioned to help retailers connect with shoppers to drive revenue, profits and customer satisfaction.”

Data I/O, a more than 40-year-old Redmond technology company, has appointed Bsquare CEO Brian Crowley to the board. In a statement, CEO Fred Hume said that Crowley will be an important addition. “His extensive executive management experience and knowledge of the software industry and the device programming market including alternative methods to socketed programming makes him a valuable addition to our board,” said Hume, who earlier this year announced his plans to retire from the company.

John Hathaway

Intrepid Learning, a Seattle-based online training and education company, has named John Hathaway as director of product management. Hathaway is a veteran of Oracle, Autodesk and GeneEd. He also previously served as CTO of Headlight.com, described as the first e-commerce portal for e-learning.

“John is an industry veteran who has been pioneering learning technology innovation for over 15 years,” said CEO Sam Herring in a statement. “I know his creativity will help us innovate cutting-edge learning technology solutions that solve pressing business challenges for our clients.” Founded in 1999, Intrepid employs more than 270 people.

Dr. Robert Lipshutz

The Institute for Systems Biology, a Seattle biotechnology research firm, has appointed Dr. Robert Lipshutz to the role of chief business officer and senior vice president for strategic partnerships. In the role, Lipshutz will oversee strategic initiatives in an effort to more fully develop the firm’s partnerships.

“He makes it possible to view strategic partnerships as powerful collaborators to attack big problems in biology and medicine – and to view them as a source of science support,” said ISB co-founder Lee Hood. Lipshutz previously spent 19 years at Affymetrix, most recently serving as senior vice president for corporate development. He received a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and counts more than 40 patents to his name.

Jon Day

Cypress, a Seattle digital media agency, has made several key hires as part of a plan to grow its staff by 60 percent, or 30 employees, this year. Joining the company — which just took over a floor in the Polson Building in Pioneer Square — are  Steve Gray and Jon Day. Meanwhile, Steve Hart has been promoted to director of project management.

“The digital video and connected device markets are growing at unprecedented rates. Demand from consumers and content providers for applications that work seamlessly across multiple platforms is fueling our growth,” said Nate Thompson, CEO and founder of Cypress. To keep up with the growth, the 11-year-old company also is expanding with new offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.

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