—Alyssa Henry has joined Square as its head of Engineering, the company announced today. Prior to her work at the payments company, which is helmed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Henry served in a number of engineering leadership roles at Amazon, and was most recently the Vice President of Amazon Web Services Storage Services. Prior to that, she spent 12 years at Microsoft in a number of program management, engineering and product unit management roles.
“I’ve spent the last 7 years building simple, reliable, and cost-effective services that help entrepreneurs scale their business,” Henry said in a press release. “I’m super excited to join the team at Square because local sellers deserve access to the same tools and opportunities to grow.”
Henry joins Square’s ranks alongside a number of high-profile recent hires, including Hardware Lead Jesse Dorogusker, who previously worked at Apple, and Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar, who worked at Google prior to her job at Square.
—Footvote, the Seattle-based company that helps shoppers with products made in the U.S., named Stewart MacLeod its Chief Technology Officer. MacLeod has served as a technical advisor to the company for the past six months, and has already provided guidance on the company’s future plans. MacLeod is a 20 year Microsoft veteran who has been a part of early versions of products like SQL Server, Windows Server and Microsoft Office.
“Stew will innovate product development and provide leadership across our community for years to come,” Footvote CEO Laura Lucas said in a press release. “We are delighted to have Stew on board and look forward to finding new ways to serve our customers together.”
—Caroline Kay was named the Chief Operating Officer of Becauz, a Seattle-based global strategic consulting firm. Kay joined the company in 2011 as its Client Experience Director after moving from England. She’ll be charged with developing new strategic relationships, and her new role will include operational leadership of Becauz’s Acceleration Programs.
“In the role of COO, Caroline brings deep operating experience which will align our global team behind accelerating breakthrough change and results for our clients,” Becauz CEO Ian McKelvie said in a press release.
—Edifecs expanded its corporate leadership team, bringing on Dave Arkley as Chief Financial Officer and Michiel Walsteijn as its Executive Vice President for International Business. Arkley is the former CFO of Seattle-based virtualization company Parallels, and has served in a number of financial leadership roles at Itron, including CFO of Itron North America and CFO of Itron International.
Walsteijn has held a number of roles in the health insurance industry, and has previously served as the General Manager of Oracle’s Health Insurance unit. Edifecs recently signed a lease on a new 71,000 square foot office space in Bellevue, more than doubling the space in the company’s current offices.
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