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Steve McQuade
Steve McQuade

—Fresh off last month’s $27 million venture capital round, Seattle mobile marketing analytics startup Tune has named Steve McQuade as its new vice president of engineering. McQuade is the former VP of engineering at Wetpaint, AudienceScience and Yapta.

“Without a doubt, it’s the combination of the amazing opportunity ahead of us and the team,” said McQuade when asked about his new role. “I’m also really excited about the scale of the technology problem, how it’s being solved today and where we can take things as we grow the team.”

Prior to his role in the Seattle startup community, McQuade worked at Starwave and Walt Disney Internet Group for 10 years where he worked on content distribution systems and video-on-demand.

Shellye Archambeau
Shellye Archambeau

—Nordstrom has named Shellye L. Archambeau, the CEO of MetricStream, to its board of directors. She previously served as chief marketing officer and vice president of sales at Loudcloud, and before that led Blockbuster’s e-commerce division and worked at IBM in various executive roles. She currently sits on the board of Verizon.

“We are fortunate to have Shellye join our board and further strengthen our capabilities as Nordstrom continues to grow,” said Enrique Hernandez, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors for Nordstrom.

Geoffrey
Geoffrey Arone

—Whitepages Inc. has named Geoffrey Arone to the role of executive vice president of products, leading development of the whitepages.com site.

“The concept of digital identities is evolving rapidly and we need a visionary like Geoffrey to put Whitepages at the forefront of product innovation in this space,” said Whitepages founder and CEO Alex Algard in a statement. “Geoffrey is one of our industry’s best forward thinkers and I am confident that he will push Whitepages to discover opportunities for new products and solutions that empower users to safeguard the accuracy and authenticity of their digital identities.”

Prior to Whitepages, Arone was the senior vice president of product innovation and chief scientist at Experian. He’s also been involved in the formation of three startup companies, including Flock which was sold to Zynga, and Dancejam, which he co-founded with MC Hammer. He also founded SafetyWeb while working as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Battery Ventures, an Internet monitoring service for parents to track kids online. That company was sold to Experian in 2011. He started his career working at Oracle and RealNetworks.

Elissa Steele
Elissa Steele

—Jive Software named Elisa Steele chief executive officer, and appointed her to the board of directors. She previously worked at Microsoft, Skype, Yahoo and NetApp, most recently serving as Jive’s executive vice president of marketing and products. Jive CEO Tony Zingale stepped down from Jive last fall, and Steele filled in the role on an interim basis.

“I am honored by the confidence expressed by the Jive Board of Directors and excited about the direction we are taking the company to enable today’s modern workstyles,” Steele said in a release. “Our mission is clear —we empower brands to create valued relationships with their customers and we enable people to work better together using simple, smart, beautiful products.” Jive is based in Palo Alto, with significant operations in Portland.

Dave Rigotti
Dave Rigotti

—Seattle startup Bizible — a maker of marketing analytics tools for Salesforce.com — has grown to 22 employees, and is looking to more than double by the end of this year. To support the growth, the company has promoted Dave Rigotti to Director of Marketing and Andy Turman to Director of Customer Success. Bizible also hired Joyce Juntunen to lead the company’s sales efforts.

—Jill Domanico has joined Skytap as vice president of talent with the goal of growing the Seattle cloud computing company’s team. Skytap plans to grow from 115 employees to 175 employees this year, following a $35 million funding round that was announced last December.

Jill Domanico
Jill Domanico

“I’m eager to expose Skytap as the best kept secret for engineering talent in Seattle,” Domanico in a release. “Skytap is unique in offering the opportunity to work on a product for engineers by engineers that’s capable of solving large scale and complex enterprise problems.”

Domanico, who also runs a Seattle and Prosser winery, Domanico Cellars, previously worked in HR roles at Microsoft, Google and Visio. At Microsoft, she worked on the human resources team responsible for M&A activity, working on more than 80 deals, including the acquisition of Skype.

Julie Pham
Julie Pham

—Julie Pham has been promoted to Vice President of Community Engagement and Marketing at the WTIA. She previously worked in a marketing role at Avidian Technologies, and currently serves as an Economic Development Commissioner for the City of Seattle.

—Twist Mktg — a marketing and communications firm operating within W2O Group — has tapped Jon Maron, a former vice president at INRIX, to lead its technology practice. Maron will be based in Seattle, leading the company’s new offices and helping to expand the firm’s West Coast operations. Prior to INRIX, Maron worked at HTC as vice president of marketing for the Americas and worked at public relations firm Ketchum.

Mark Wolfram
Mark Wolfram

—Mark Wolfram, a 22-year veteran of Microsoft, has joined Seattle startup Azuqua as vice president of channels. He will be responsible for strengthening the Azuqua partner ecosystem, focusing on ISVs and solution integrators. Azuqua, which allows users to integrate multiple cloud applications, raised $5 million in venture funding last October.

The company is led by former Microsoft Dynamics CRM leaders Nikhil Hasija and Craig Unger.

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