Appature is adding some horsepower in the executive offices as it looks to expand its marketing services for healthcare companies. The Seattle company, which plans to move to new offices near Pike Place Market in a few weeks, just named Mark Klebanoff as chief financial officer.
Klebanoff is well known in Seattle having worked with a number of startup companies, including All Star Directories, Daptiv, M:Metrics and AccessLine. He previously served as CFO of RealNetworks, helping to guide the company to an IPO.
“Appature has an incredible team and a huge market opportunity” said Klebanoff in a statement. “The company is entering a phase of accelerated growth and I look forward to helping the Appature team manage all the good challenges that come with scaling a world-class, SaaS company.”
Backed by Madrona Venture Group, Ignition Partners and others, Appature now employs 40 people. The company’s marketing tools help healthcare companies manage campaigns and track analytics.
Ken Myer, the former IBM general manager who previously served as president of the Washington Technology Industry Association, has been named to the board of Redmond-based Data I/O. Myer — who previously worked in a consulting role at Data I/O — is currently serving as interim president and CEO of online travel startup Yapta. Earlier this month, Data I/O announced that it is looking for a replacement for Fred Hume who plans to resign as president and CEO by the end of the year.
Kirkland robotics company CoroWare has named William Robert Norris to its board of advisors. Norris has worked in robotics and artificial intelligence for more than 15 years at Deere & Company, the National Center for Supercomputer Applications, and the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Lab. “Bringing Bob into the CoroWare Board of Advisors helps CoroWare begin to address the needs of defense, homeland security, and commercial robotics customers,” said Lloyd Spencer, President and CEO of CoroWare.
Chris Maskill, one of the first 20 employees to join RealNetworks and the cofounder of Activate, has joined Seattle startup Salad Labs as president. A University of Washington grad, Maskill most recently served as CEO of BuildersCapital.
Salad Labs is developing social media games that measure media and online buzz, with a game for fans of politics set to launch in the coming weeks.
Seattle investment bank Cascadia Capital has named Paul Vander Vort as managing director of the information technology practice. Vander Vort — who previously worked with Marks Baughan & Co. and Thomson Reuters – will help expand Cascadia’s M&A and growth equity financing group.