—Startup vet Shauna Causey — a former marketing executive at UP Global and Decide.com — has landed a new gig at Seattle health startup EveryMove. In addition, the company named Garret Link — formerly of LiveMocha and RealNetworks — as vice president of product.
“EveryMove empowers individuals to make informed lifestyle decisions using their own activity data – that’s something to pay attention to,” said Link in a release.
Added Causey: “When I look at the Seattle startup scene, EveryMove is positioned with an incredible team and an area that has a broad base of insanely passionate users. I’m personally a fan of wearable technology and EveryMove’s mission to improve the lives of 10 million people in 10 years through physical activity.”
Founded in 2012 by Russell Benaroya and Marcelo Calbucci, EveryMove is backed byBlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Premera Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
—SNUPI Technologies, the University of Washington spin-out that’s developing the WallyHome water leak and temperature detection device, has named Dropcam executive Elizabeth Hamren to the board. Hamren is the former vice president of marketing at Dropcam, which sold to Google’s Nest Labs for $555 million in June. Before Dropcam, she served as vice president of marketing for Jawbone. She’s also worked at Mayfield Fund and Microsoft, and served on the board of Seattle startup Cozi.
“WallyHome is an exciting new product category in the connected home space and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said Hamren. “The potential of SNUPI’s underlying technology is limitless, and I look forward to seeing where it can go.” Led by entrepreneur Jeremy Jaech and UW computer science professor Shwetak Patel, SNUPI has raised $11.5 million.
—PlayFab, a game operations platform which has attracted more than 400 game developers since its launch in August, has named Chris Donahue as director of developer relations. Donahue is a founder of Elevate Partners, and previously served as vice president of marketing and publisher relations at CiiNOW and director of games and media at Onlive, Inc. He’s also previously worked in the games group at Microsoft, The ImagiNation Network and Sierra On-Line. PlayFab is led by James Gwertzman, who previously served as a vice president at PopCap.
—SkyKick, the Seattle startup that helps move companies onto Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud platform, has named three new executives to the team. The new execs are COO Steve Bonilla; Vice President of Business Development Peter Labes; and Vice President of International Eric Jewett. All three are Microsoft channel and tech veterans.
“As we announced earlier this year, we are executing an aggressive and long-term growth plan to support Microsoft’s Office 365 business around the world,” said SkyKick co-CEO Todd Schwartz, noting that the new execs will help deliver on that mission. Bonilla previously served as COO of Spiraledge, and before that worked at Accenture. Labes previously served as Senior Cloud Strategy Lead for Microsoft’s U.S. SMB Channel Group, while Jewett workd at Microsoft as Worldwide Director for Microsoft Azure Enterprise Sales Strategy and Senior Director of Microsoft Azure for Western Europe.
—The City of Seattle has named Bryant Bradbury to the role of Chief Information Security Officer. “The Chief Information Security Officer is a very important role for the city, ensuring a secure computing environment that enables City staff to serve the public,” said City of Seattle CTO Michael Mattmiller. “Bryant has proven himself while serving in the role on an acting basis for the past year. His skills and knowledge are well-suited to continuing to serve the city in this role.” Bradbury joined the Department of Information Technology in March 2013 as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.
—Revalesio Corporation, a Tacoma-based biotech company, has named former Eli Lilly & Co. executive Bert van den Bergh to the role of president. At Eli Lilly & Company, he served as president of Neuroscience Products and President of European Operations. “Over the years, I’ve learned that it’s very unusual to discover- and develop a pharmaceutical with the potential to have a ‘systems effect’ on human biology. The more I learned about Revalesio and its breakthrough technology, the more excited I became to be a part of the company,” said van den Bergh. “I’ve never seen a therapeutic with the wide-ranging potential of RNS60. I’m looking forward to helping expedite its development and commercialization and excited by the prospect of bringing relief to people with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.”
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