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Datacastle, a Seattle company that helps organizations securely protect data as employees access corporate resources via the Web and mobile devices, has named Craig Blessing as vice president of sales and business development. Blessing previously worked at Apple Computer, N2H2, Opsware and most recently Doyenz.

“The dramatic growth of laptops and edge devices for enterprise clients has created a gap in the business continuity plan for most companies and places their reputations at risk,” said Blessing. The company raised $2 million in venture capital earlier this year from CM Capital and Haag Ltd.

Portland’s Urban Airship, which just announced that it has delivered more than five billion push notifications to mobile phones since it started two years ago, has hired Dylan Anderson as chief financial officer. With  more than 18 years of financial experience, Anderson previously held the CFO role at Max-Viz.


Opscode co-founder Jesse Robbins, who just handed the CEO reins at the Seattle upstart over to Mitch Hill, has been named to the Technology Review’s TR35 list which recognizes innovative leaders under the age of 35. Full list here. Before Opscode, Robbins held the positon of “master of disaster” at

Seattle biotech company Dendreon has named Savient Pharmaceuticals CEO John H. Johnson to its board, a move that comes after the Seattle biotech company’s stock took a big hit with shares down nearly 70 percent in the past month alone.

Integra Telecom of Portland has named Matt Smith as vice president of sales for business services. Smith joined Integra, a fiber-optic networking company with customers in 11 states, in 2007.

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