Liz Pearce

LiquidPlanner raises $8M, relishing role as underdog in online project management

LiquidPlanner faces no shortage of competition in the online project management arena. Rivals Clarizen and AtTask have raised more than $50 million to date. And, earlier this week, Bellevue-based Smartsheet pulled in $35 million, at triple the valuation of an earlier round, bringing total funding to $70 million. Despite those deep-pocketed competitors, LiquidPlanner keeps chugging… Read More

Photo via Leslie McDaniel, Seattle Girls School.

Startup field trip: Seattle’s top female CEOs help 7th-grade girls learn about entrepreneurship

Inside the pink-laden walls of Julep’s office lobby, the high-pitched demands of seventh-grade girls fill the room. Julep CEO Jane Park stands in front of a flatscreen, showing off her company’s style profile quiz that matches individual customers with Julep’s products. Park, who is teaching the values of brand building, asks the girls to help fill… Read More

Liz Pearce

LiquidPlanner’s new CEO: How Liz Pearce rose to the top at age 35

LiquidPlanner, the Bellevue-based project management software company, this morning named a new CEO — Liz Pearce, 35, a marketing specialist who previously worked as the company’s chief operating officer and, before that, as its vice president of sales of marketing. Charles Seybold, the company’s co-founder and previous CEO, will become the company’s chief product officer. Seybold says… Read More