Tech Moves: Stealthy startup Qumulo bolsters exec ranks with Isilon vets; and more

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Brett Goodwin and Mary Godwin

—Qumulo, the data storage company led by former Isilon exec Peter Godman, still hasn’t told the world what it’s building. But the Seattle startup is adding new blood to the executive ranks, announcing today that Brett Goodwin has joined as vice president of marketing and Mary Godwin has joined as vice president of operations. Both previously worked with Godman at Isilon, which sold to EMC in 2010 for $2.25 billion. Godwin oversaw the operations team, while Goodwin headed up marketing.

Prior to Isilon, Goodwin worked at RealNetworks. He most recently headed up marketing at SkytapQumulo, which raised $24.5 million in 2012 from Madrona Venture Group and others, appears to be putting the Isilon band back together. We’ll just have to wait to hear what they are creating.

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Ryan Vance

—CreativeLive, the fast-growing Seattle online education startup, has named Ryan Vance vice president of content. A TV veteran, Vance previously worked at G4, HGTV, DIY and SciFy. In the new role, Vance will drive the broadcast content strategy at company. “At CreativeLive, developing engaging educational content is at the core of our business. This appointment underscores that commitment,” said CEO Mika Salmi. “Ryan has a proven record for producing top-of-the-line content across traditional cable outlets and new media channels, and we could not be more excited to welcome him to our team.” CreativeLive raised $21.5 million in venture funding last November.

—Context Relevant, a big data analytics startup backed by Madrona, Vulcan Capital and Bloomberg, has promoted Leslie Wyles to the role of vice president of finance. She previously served as the company’s controller, a role she also held at Swype.

— Podcasting veteran Rob Greenlee, previously Microsoft’s podcast content platform manager, has been named chief technology officer of PodcastOne, a California-based on-demand audio company led by Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz. Greenlee will split time between Seattle and PodcastOne’s Beverly Hills headquarters, reporting to Pattiz.

—Jack Anderson is moving into the chairman role at Hornall Anderson, the Seattle design and branding firm that he co-founded 31 years ago. John Anicker has been promoted to president and CEO. ”John has been a proven leader for Hornall Anderson over the past decade, and I am beyond confident that he will continue to move us in the right direction by bringing the highest level of value to our clients, ensuring the best culture for our talented employees, and driving sustainable growth for our firm and parent company,” said Anderson. “And in my new role as chairman, I look forward to assisting in the firm’s continued success in the coming years.”

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Guy Weismantel

—Vertafore, the Bothell-based maker of insurance software, has named Ken Bunney as chief financial officer and Guy Weismantel as vice president of marketing. Bunney most recently served as CFO of Reynolds and Reynolds, a provider of software to car dealers. Weismantel most recently served as the Vice President of Global Marketing for Expedia’s Egencia business travel division. Before that, he was a Global Director in Microsoft’s Dynamics business applications division.

—Bill Helming has joined ARRYVE as managing director in the firm’s Boston office. Prior to joining ARRYVE, a management consultancy, Helming was partner and led the life sciences practice at PRTM Consultants

Tom Vogl

Tom Vogl

—Tom Vogl, a REI veteran who most recently led marketing efforts at Redfin, has joined Portland online outdoor retailer The Clymb as chief marketing officer. “Joining The Clymb gives me a chance to combine my love of the outdoors with the opportunity to work for a company that’s on the forefront of ecommerce innovation,” states Vogl.  “I’ve always been passionate about helping introduce others to outdoor activities and it’s exciting to be a part of a company making those activities more affordable and approachable.“

—Zillow chief marketing officer Amy Bohutinsky has been named one of the honorees of the 2014 Marketing Hall of Femme, presented by the Direct Marketing News. The group recognizes the top female marketing chiefs.

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  • Jeska Dzwigalski

    Thx for the CL shout-out John! :)