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Brenda Spoonemore, a former digital media executive at the NBA and a veteran of Starwave, has taken over the CEO duties at Seattle online vacation rental startup Dwellable.  Spoonemore most recently led Atomic Moguls, a Seattle startup focused on fantasy sports games. She stepped down from day-to-day duties at Atomic Moguls after her second son was born last Spring, though she remains on the board.

Dwellable is the brainchild of Adam Doppelt, a Seattle entrepreneur who is best known for co-founding Urbanspoon.

“(I) joined up with Adam because he’s a great bet, the vacation rental space is hot and I have some flexibility to both dig in and start something new with Adam, as well as get the time with my kids that’s important to me,” said Spoonemore. “Perfect mix of awesome co-founder, great opportunity and lifestyle.”


BigDoor continues to grow fast as more companies experiment with the concept of gamification on their Web sites. The Seattle startup, backed by Founder’s Co-op and Foundry Group, has already added more than 25 people this year with a plan of adding another 15 in the next six months. Today, Big Door announced four key appointments in various roles.

Sean Zhong, who previously worked at and Big Fish Games, has joined as director of analytics. Scott Mullins, who previously worked at RealNetworks and Photobucket, has joined as mobile product manager. Fayez Mohamood, who previously worked at Twenty-Eight Wins, has joined as product manager. And Paige Peterson, who previously worked at Insight Global, has joined as an account manager.

Kirkland medical device maker  Cardiac Dimensions has named named Omari V. Bouknight as vice resident of sales and marketing, effective Oct. 12. He will report to CEO Rick Stewart, with responsibility for the commercialization of the CARILLON Mitral Contour System in Europe. He most recently worked at Pleasanton, CA-based Thoratec Corp.

Dag Kittlaus, the co-founder of Siri, the popular voice control application owned by Apple, has left the company. According to All Things D, the split from Apple was amicable and had been planned for some time.

Apple has hired Scott Noteboom, who most recently served as Yahoo’s head of Global Data Center Infrastructure, reports GigaOm. Noteboom’s LinkedIn bio now describes him as a “distinguished gentleman” at Apple.

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