Tech Moves: GameHouse taps Keela Robison; NanoString hires biotech vet Bruce Seely

Keela Robison

Keela Robison is returning to her roots. After stints at Amazon.com and WhitePages, Robison is returning to RealNetworks’ and its GameHouse unit. Robison, who will serve as vice president of operations, will oversee the unit’s mobile and downloadable games business. She worked at RealNetworks as a general manager from 1998 to 2004 before moving on to T-Mobile.

“We’re excited to have Keela on our team because she has the brainpower and experience to help us accelerate our growth in the casual games market,” said Matt Hulett, senior vice president of GameHouse. GameHouse has already hired nearly 40 people this year at its facilities in Seattle and Victoria, B.C.

NanoString Technologies, a Seattle maker of genomics analysis tools, has named Bruce J. Seeley as senior vice president & general manager of diagnostics. In the role, Seeley will oversee launch of the company’s genomic test for breast cancer. Seely most recently served as executive vice president of commercial of Seattle Genetics. Before that, he worked at Genentech and Aventis Pharma. Backed by Clarus Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, OVP Venture Partners and others, the company raised $20 million in funding last year.

RIM’s Chief Legal Officer Karima Bawa plans to resign from the struggling BlackBerry maker, one of the latest departures at the company following the appointment of Thorsten Heins as CEO, reports Reuters.

Imogo Mobile Technologies, a Bellevue company mobile cloud computing company formerly known as Monza Ventures, said that Chen Wang, Peng Jian Zhi and Yuan Wei have resigned as directors of the company. The board now consists solely of Stewart E. Irvine.

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  • Joe d’Coder

    Congrats to Keela.  She’s a great addition to Matt’s Gamehouse Crew.  I think they’re putting the band back together.