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Dick Henriques and Martha Choe are leaving the Gates Foundation.

— Two top execs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are stepping down: Dick Henriques is leaving the organization after four years as CFO, while Martha Choe is moving on after spending ten years with the foundation.

Henriques is credited with helping better manage grants and improving the foundation’s financial systems. He’ll be replaced by Jim Bromley, who currently serves as the Managing Director of Financial Planning and Global Programs Operations.

“Dick’s legacy at the foundation extends well beyond the improvements he created in finance. He built a fantastic leadership team that will continue and expand his great work,” Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the foundation, said in a statement.

Choe, who joined the foundation in 2004, is leaving her position as Chief Administrative Officer. She’ll be replaced by Leigh Morgan, who will assume a new role as Chief Operating Officer and comes from the University of California, San Francisco, where she was the Associate Chancellor.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to have Martha’s visionary leadership through a decade of growth and accelerated impact,” Desmond-Hellmann said. “She has served as an advocate for our work in the Seattle community and beyond, and as a resolute voice for the work of our partners.”

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Steve Sterba and Mark Baker.

— Portland-based Urban Airship has hired two new executives: Steve Sterba as Vice President of Customer Success, and Mark Baker as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

Baker has more than 25 years of sales experience and was most recently at Citrix Online, where he held the same position of VP of Global Sales. Sterba, meanwhile, is equipped with 30 years of leadership experience and was previously at Global Payments.

Both will report to interim CEO and CFO Mike Temple, who took over for former CEO Scott Kveton after he took a leave of absence from the company following sexual assault allegations.

“We are really fortunate to be able to welcome executives of Steve and Mark’s caliber to the team,” Temple said in a statement. “Their proven experience scaling services and sales organizations in rapidly growing markets gives us the right mix of leadership, talent and capabilities to over-deliver for the world’s most demanding organizations.”

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HP CEO Meg Whitman.

— HP CEO Meg Whitman has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. The CEO, who also acts as the company’s president, will fill the shoes of former chairman Ralph Whitworth, who stepped down earlier this week.

“Meg has been an outstanding leader since coming to HP, and we believe that as chairman she can most effectively drive the turnaround and continue to build value for our shareholders,” Gary Reiner, chairman of the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee, said in statement

— Tacoma-based security company IID has hired Bob Dunne as its new Vice President of Sales. Dunne was previously Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Tripwire and has past experience at companies like IBM and Tektronix.

“I specifically joined IID because we are at a critical point in the Internet’s evolution where the bad guys have become increasingly successful in carrying out cyberattacks due to their sharing of attack methods,” Dunne said in a statement. “It has become clear that in order to secure the Web we must share better than the criminals, and IID provides the best way to do so.”

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Matthew Gillikin.

— Former DoubleDown Interactive Director Matthew Gillikin this week launched Tanuki Entertainment, an indie game studio focusing on mobile and HTML5 casual games.

Gillikin, who was DoubleDown’s first executive producer, left the company back in February to start Tanuki. The game industry vet previously worked at Square-Enix, Nintendo, Microsoft, Gas Powered Games, and GameHouse. He founded Tanuki with his wife Susie.

International Game Technology, which owns Seattle-based DoubleDown, was sold to an Italian lottery operator Gtech for $4.7 billion in cash and stock earlier this week.

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