Bohutinsky is a 10-year veteran of the Seattle online real estate company and was Zillow’s chief marketing officer since 2011. She’ll take on the COO role from Phillips, who joined Zillow in 2012 as the company’s general counsel and was COO since 2013.
Phillips’ promotion follows Chad Cohen’s decision to step down as Zillow’s CFO last month after nine years in that role.
“I’ve worked closely with Kathleen for over ten years, first at Hotwire where she was general counsel and a member of our senior leadership and now here at Zillow, where she has played an instrumental role in our success,” Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff said in a statement. “Kathleen has been at the center of all of Zillow’s key business initiatives for the last five years. She is perfectly positioned to be Zillow Group’s new CFO, and I’m very excited to work with her in this new role.”
Former Zillow VP of Marketing and Product Jeremy Wacksman will replace Bohutinsky as CMO.
— Speaking of online real estate companies, San Jose-based Move recently hired three new execs: Tapan Bhat as chief product officer, Nate Johnson as chief marketing officer, and Hahn Lee as SVP of business development and strategy. The company also promoted Bryan Charap as chief financial officer.
“We are very pleased to welcome Tapan, Nate and Hahn to the team and congratulate Bryan on his promotion,” Move CEO Ryan O’Hara said in a statement. “Creating the leading destination for buyers, sellers and renters to discover their perfect home, requires an experienced, nimble leadership team that embraces innovation and understands what it takes to serve consumers in an increasingly connected, on-demand world. Tapan, Nate, Bryan and Hahn embody each of these qualities and will be valuable additions to our leadership team.”
— Seattle startup vet Shauna Causey took a new role at Galvanize as the company’s VP of Marketing and Communications. Causey was previously with Seattle-based healthcare startup EveryMove and prior to that had an interim VP role at UP Global, the non-profit that was recently acquired by Techstars in June. She also spent two years as VP of Marketing for Decide.com, which sold to eBay, and has experience at Nordstrom, Comcast, Google and the Seattle Mariners.
Denver-based Galvanize, which opened a 71,000-square foot co-working space and education center in Seattle’s Pioneer Square this month, employs 100 and has hired 70 people in the last six months. Causey will work out of the new Seattle office.
“We’re thrilled that someone with Shauna’s Fortune 500, startup and government leadership experience is joining Galvanize to help us continue our mission of creating learning campuses across the world,” Galvanize co-founder and CEO Jim Deters said in a statement.
— Seattle-based Lighthouse eDiscovery named Quint Sabatka as the legal company’s new director of finance. Sabatka previously worked within the Trimac conglomeration of transportation and logistical companies across the U.S. and Canada.
— Seattle-based compensation data software startup PayScale today announced a new executive hiring, along with two internal promotions. Silicon Valley veteran Preston Heffernan joined the company as the new vice of president of business development, while Barnaby Dorfman was promoted to the chief engineering officer role. In addition, Katie Bardaro is now the lead economist and VP of data analytics for PayScale, where she’ll lead a data analytics team at the company.
— CTI BioPharma, a Seattle-based bio-tech company, brought on Bruce Seeley to be its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Seeley was previously an executive with Seattle-based NanoString Technologies and Seattle Genetics. CTI BioPharma also announced that Dr. Jack Singer is the company’s new chief scientific officer, in addition to its executive vice president, interim chief medical officer and global head of translational medicine.
— Channel management software provider Entomo hired Gregg Makuch as the company’s new vice president of marketing. Makuch is a veteran of aQuantive and Real Networks.
— Rightside, a Kirkland-based domain provider, announced that Jason Silverstein as the company’s new vice president of product and engineering. Silverstein was previously the SVP for Digital Operations with the American City of Business Journals.
— Dropbox, which just opened a 13,000-square foot engineering center in Seattle, is bringing on former Twitter, Google, and Facebook manager Todd Jackson to be the company’s first vice president of product. The hire comes two weeks after Dropbox hired long-time Microsoft vet Thomas Hansen as its new head of sales.