Tech Moves: Prevencio lands biotech vets; Lively hires music vets; DomainTools nabs Roberts

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Rhonda Rhyne

—Prevencio, an early-stage biotech company working on cardiac biomarker tests, has named H. Perry Fell as chairman and Rhonda Rhyne as president and CEO. Fell is a well-known Seattle area biotech leader, having previously served as CEO of NanoString Technologies and Seattle Genetics. Rhyne is the former president of CardioDynamics, which sold to SonoSite in 2009, and the recipient of a number of biotech awards in the San Diego area. Prevencio also added John Cramer III — Medical Director of the Hospital Team at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine — as a board member.

“I am pleased to join Prevencio’s Board of Directors as I believe in the company’s mission and the clinical need for a safe, accurate, low-cost, and quick means of ruling out obstructive coronary artery disease in chest pain patients,” said Fell in a release. “We were fortunate to recruit Dr. Cramer and Ms. Rhyne as Directors and Rhonda as our Chief Executive Officer. John brings provider, as well as insurer, experience, and Rhonda has a successful history of developing and commercializing innovative medical technologies and brings depth and leadership to the management team.”

—Seattle Genetics has promoted Jonathan Drachman to Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development. He’s worked at the company since November 2004. In this new role, he will lead the company’s clinical development and regulatory affairs teams, The Bothell biotech company also promoted Eric Sievers, who joined in 2006 from Zymogenetics, to Senior Vice President of Clinical Development.

—Steve Banfield, a former Sony, Screenlife Games and RealNetworks exec who most recently served as chief product officer at Seattle startup Korrio, has joined Demand Media as senior vice president and general manager of Registrar Services. In the new role, Banfield will lead the company’s Name.com and eNom business units.  “Our registrar business serves many different kinds of customers – from consumers to business owners – with products that range from a single domain name to a comprehensive API for selling domains and services,” said Taryn Naidu, executive vice president of Registrar Services for Demand Media. “Steve has spent his career creating market share for new digital experiences – which is required knowledge as we move into a world with over a thousand new domain extensions coming to market.” Demand Media is based in Santa Monica, California, with offices throughout North America, including Kirkland where the eNom business is based.

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Bruce Roberts

—DomainTools, a Seattle domain-name research and monitoring service whose business has grown 300 percent in the past year, has named Bruce Roberts as vice president of technology and Jeff Day as vice president of marketing and product. Roberts is the former CTO at Rouxbe Global Food Group, and before that worked at HP, Opsware and Starwave. Day previously was CEO at Enodo Software, and previously worked at companies such as Apptio, HP and Sun Microsystems.

—Nintex, a Bellevue-based maker of workflow software with more than 5,000 customers worldwide, has named John Burton as CEO. Nintex has been profitable since it was founded in 2008.  “As an investor, I’ve looked at dozens of great companies, but have never seen such high-impact, rapid ROI technology delivered on-premise or as a cloud service; Nintex delivers on what it says, ‘workflow for everyone,’” said Burton, who most recently served as co-founder and managing director of Updata Partners, a $500 million technology growth equity fund. Burton is the former chairman of IT services company Numara and former CEO of Legent Corp. He previously co-founded BST Inc.

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Brian Hirsh

—Lively, a Seattle startup that allows music fans to get audio and video of concerts they’ve attended, has named Brian Hirsh as chief music officer; Abe Claiborne as vice president of artist and label relations; and Geoff Walker as chief marketing officer. “Our success and high ambitions at Lively are made possible because of our stellar team, and we are thrilled to have Brian, Abe and Geoff join,” said CEO Dean Graziano in a statement. “With their more than 40 collective years of experience in the music, media and marketing industries, their leadership will be a tremendous asset to our company as we take the Lively experience to the next level.” Hirsh is the former chief creative officer for the Los Angeles-based agency Mirrored Media and previously worked as senior vice president, creative services at PlayNetwork. Claiborne is the former COO at D.C. Hardcore, and previously worked at Universal Music Group. Walker previously ran an event marketing company, WalkerRun Events, and worked at DirecTV Sports and RealNetworks.

—RealNetworks has named former drugstore.com CEO Dawn Lepore to the board. More in this GeekWire story.

—G2 Web Services, a Bellevue provider of payment risk management services, has named Roy Banks to the board. He’s the former CEO of Accelerated Payment Technologies, Inc., a Utah-based payment technology company which sold for $413 million. He’s also the former president of Authorize.net. “G2 Web Services is making a major impact on addressing the risks associated with merchant compliance and fraud. It has a history of identifying emerging merchant risk-related issues and quickly developing innovative solutions to solve them,” said Banks.

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Kim Nelson

VoloMetrix, a Seattle startup which is developing an online service which helps make organizations more efficient by pinpointing where workers are spending their time, has named Kim Nelson as VP of sales. Nelson previously served as a vice president of sales at Oracle, Primus and Pacific Edge Software. He’s the former CEO of Plaingood Software.

—Yapta has tapped Steve McQuade — former Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations for AudienceScience — as Vice President of Engineering and Patti Elliott — a former Expedia exec who most recently served as Senior Vice President at Executive Conversation— as Chief Sales Officer.

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  • zulily Tom

    That McQuade … he sure is a snappy dresser.