—Ashutosh Tiwary, the co-founder and former CEO of Bellevue data backup startup Doyenz, has been named general manager of tools and services at Amazon Web Services. It’s unclear what Tiwary, who prior to Doyenz worked at Microsoft and Mercury Interactive, plans to do in the role. In his LinkedIn bio, it simply says “stay tuned.” He joined Amazon earlier this month.
Tiwary’s appointment marks just one of the latest by Amazon Web Services, which continues to grow. Other Seattle startup vets, like former TeachStreet CEO Dave Schappell, now work for the cloud computing unit.
I am too, Seattle and Moz were very good to me. There’s a few reasons why now was the right time to leave Seattle.
—Andrew Dumont is saying sayonara to Seattle. Dumont, who had served as director of business development at Moz, is moving to New York City next month to take a job at Betaworks. A Northwest native, Dumont tells GeekWire that it was time to experience something new. He also said that he felt Seattle was “lacking in young, ambitious people.”
“That’s very much a generalization, which seems to be less true each year, but there’s something about the fire and pace of NYC that feels very natural to me, something that Seattle is short on,” said Dumont. “That said, I very much believe in Seattle tech and plan on returning at some point to invest in startups in Seattle.”
—Trover has named Jen Kellum Nausin to the position of vice president of marketing, overseeing overseeing community engagement, brand strategy and user acquisition at the Seattle online travel photo startup. Nausin is a consumer marketing veteran, having previously worked at The Crave Company, Fork and Cheezburger.
“Jen impresses us with her big ideas, her mastery of brand development, and her ability to execute targeted marketing programs. She adds a powerful consumer focus to our company and everything we do,” said Jason Karas, co-founder and CEO of Trover. Last summer, Trover scored $2.5 million in venture capital funding, including cash from Concur’s Perfect Trip Fund as well as Zillow co-founder Rich Barton.
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