Medio Systems is making a big move into the predictive analytics arena, helping gaming, financial services, entertainment and other companies better engage with their customers who are using mobile devices. And now the Seattle startup has picked up a 9-year Microsoft veteran to help lead the charge.
Ewa Dominowska has joined the company as chief architect, reporting to CEO Robert Lilleness. “Ewa is a world-class technologist and has proven leadership experience to drive Medio’s platform development and to advance our growth in analytics across the mobile ecosystem,” said Lilleness in a release. At Microsoft, Dominowska created the AdCenter Marketplace team, serving as a principle software architect for development and analytics for the adCenter division.
Marketing expert Bernhard Glock has joined the advisory board of Zooppa, a Seattle startup that specializes in user-generated advertising campaigns. Glock, who lives in Cincinnati, previously served as vice president of global media purchases at Procter & Gamble.
The Alliance of Angels, the Seattle angel investment firm which is in the process of spinning off from the Technology Alliance, has named Kara Gibson and Alan Blickenstaff as the latest K&L Gates Fellows. “Kara brings a wealth of experience leading marketing teams and growing successful companies. Her judgment and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our investment team and portfolio companies,” said Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director at Alliance of Angels.
The former Jobster, Kinetix Living and Bacon Salt employee with join the Seattle angel investment group in May. Blickenstaff, who previously helped establish the Seattle office for Ashoka, is expected to join the Alliance of Angels this September.
Nintex has named Ryan Duguid as vice president of product management. Duguid previously spent six years at Microsoft, previously working on SharePoint. “Nintex has been a key Microsoft SharePoint partner for many years and is considered to be the most often utilized third-party solution used to augment the platform,” said Duguid in a press release. He will be based out of the company’s Bellevue office.
Banyan Branch co-founder Dave Hanley has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. The leader of the social media agency was chosen in part for his work on the Thirst Global Water Awareness campaign, an effort to draw attention to how much water individuals use on a daily basis.
RPI, a maker of photo books, greeting cards and stationery products, has named Randy L. Bice as vice president of operations. He will be responsible for RPI’s operations, including infrastructure enhancements, product quality and personnel. He will report to RPI Chief Executive Officer Rick Bellamy.
“Randy has a proven track record for implementing lean manufacturing best practices to successfully drive growth, increase efficiencies and launch new technology platforms,” said Bellamy. “His extensive experience in operations and supply chain management will play a critical role in expanding our innovative consumer product offerings to our valued clients worldwide.”
Accelerator Corporation, a venture capital-backed biotechnology investment firm, has picked David McElligott as chief scientific officer. McElligott replaces Patrick Gray, who recently joined Seattle-based Omeros Corporation as Scientific Fellow. McElligott was previously the Chief Scientific Officer at Groove Biopharma, a company bankrolled by Accelerator.
Steve Davis, the former CEO of Corbis, has been tapped to lead the global health non-profit PATH. He most recently served as director of social innovation for McKinsey & Company. He will join PATH on June 11 and be based at PATH’s Seattle headquarters.
“Steve brings a history with PATH as a previous board member and is a proven innovator and versatile leader with a longstanding commitment to social change,” said Dr. Molly Joel Coye, chair of PATH’s board of directors. “His deep knowledge of health needs in the developing world and impressive accomplishments in creating solutions tailored for the communities where PATH works immediately stood out among our extraordinarily high-caliber pool of applicants.”