Michael Sievert has worked in executive roles at a number of well known Seattle area technology companies over the years, serving as corporate vice president of the Windows Business Group at Microsoft; chief commercial officer at Clearwire and chief marketing officer at AT&T Wireless.
Now, the tech veteran is going to give the world of games a try. Sievert has been named the CEO of Discovery Bay Games, a maker of gaming accessories and add-ons for tablet computers.
“Tablet games are a red-hot category and the company is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity,” said Sievert in a release. “As the pioneer and leader in this space, Discovery Bay Games will continue to find innovative ways to combine the physical and digital to create new types of gameplay experiences.”
Sievert takes over from founder Craig Olson who has moved to the role of chief strategy officer. Discovery Bay Games — which started in 2006 as a maker of traditional board games — raised $12 million in funding last May in order to roll out its new line of iPad-oriented gaming accessories.
Former aQuantive CEO Brian McAndrews, a venture partner at Seattle venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group, has joined the board of online restaurant ordering startup Seamless. The company allows customers to order takeout from more than 9,500 restaurants in the U.S. and U.K. “Seamless is changing the way people think about food by providing a leading-edge and immersive ordering experience that includes a wealth of information, ratings, photos and reviews along with intuitive mobile and web platforms for a simple and fun way to order,” said McAndrews.
SpaceCurve, a Seattle startup that’s developing new ways to analyze location-based services, has formed an advisory board to assist with the roll out of the company’s offerings. Members of the advisory board include Alan Nugent, CEO of Mzinga; Kendall Larsen, president and CEO of VirnetX; Kristopher Nybakken, chairman of Defensoft and managing director of Newton Second Advisors; and Richard Soley Ph.D., chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group. The news comes after the company raised $2.7 million in fresh funding earlier this year and named John Slitz as CEO.
Patrick Byrne has resigned as president and CEO of Intermec, the 46-year-old publicly-traded Everett maker of computers, printers and bar code scanners. The company also today reported a quarterly net loss of $16.4 million on revenue of $179 million. Chairman Allen Lauer is serving as interim CEO until a replacement is found. “Pat made many positive contributions here at Intermec, including leading the Company through transformations in our sales channels and supply chain, as well as executing several successful acquisitions. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” said Lauer.