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Kevin Dillon

Ratio Interactive has hired Kevin Dillon as president, a new position for the Seattle digital agency. Ratio, whose customers include Condé Nast, Intel, Meredith and Microsoft, has hired 30 employees this year and expects revenues to nearly double.

Dillon joins CEO Paul Kim and Chief Strategy Officer Russ Whitman on the management team.

“We are thrilled to have Kevin join our team. His extensive experience in the digital space spans nearly 20 years and provides a strong foundation for creating best practices for business strategy and customer engagement,” said Kim. Dillon previous worked at Microsoft, Ascentium and GreenRubino, and one of Seattle’s first web design and development agencies, Accelerated Media, in 1993.

Apple has reportedly fired Richard Williamson, the executive who oversaw the mapping team at the computer giant. Apple was widely criticized for poorly implemented mapping technology on its latest mobile operating system, though Bloomberg News notes that the misstep does not appear to have hurt sales of the newly-released iPhone 5.

Jack Denault has joined Bellevue social media monitoring company Visible Technologies as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services. He previously held the title of vice president of global alliance sales with Accenture, and before that worked with Onyx Software. “Visible Technologies is providing businesses of all sizes with a vital social media solution in a rapidly growing market,” said Denault in a statement. “Companies can no longer rely on basic social measurements to accurately gauge their marketing success; instead they need a comprehensive platform that can analyze, educate and provide recommendations for them to create more effective business strategies.”

Mark Solon, a former venture capitalist at Highway 12 Ventures in Boise, has joined TechStars as a general partner. More on Solon here, and in this blog post from David Cohen.  “As many of our companies already know, Mark has been helping them with their own capital strategy for some time already. Now Mark will also focus on strategy and deployment of the $70M that TechStars now has under management,” writes Cohen.

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