In tandem with Keister’s addition, PacketSled announced $3.5 million in new funding, raised from existing investors. The company previously raised a $5 million series A last year and also opened a Seattle office in December of last year.
Keister is the co-founder of Go2Net — acquired by Infospace, now Blucora — and Marchex, where he served as an executive from the company’s inception through its IPO. He’s also an active startup investor and advisor, and a managing partner at Los Angeles-based firm Varenne Partners.
Keister takes the reigns at PacketSled from the company’s CTO and interim CEO Fred Wilmot, who will continue to serve as CTO.
“John’s experience as a founder and operator at both early-stage companies and public companies will amplify PacketSled’s product team as we prepare for the next phase of our growth,” Wilmot said in a press release.
“The cloud is transforming the security analytics space in important ways, and Fred and the team have built a strong technology platform to compete going forward,” Keister said in the release. “We believe that there is significant growth ahead in this category. I am excited to work with this team of security experts to deliver great products to our customers.”
Leneway co-founded Haiku Deck alongside current CEO Adam Tratt and former chief creative officer Kyle Kesterson in 2011. The company bills its presentation software as an alternative to Microsoft’s PowerPoint presentation builder.
Leneway served as the company’s CTO from its inception, overseeing everything from Haiku Deck’s technology strategy to day-to-day development and implementation.
GeekWire has reached out to Leneway and Pioneer Square Labs for comment on his move. We will update this post when we hear back.
— Icertis, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup that offers cloud-based contract management services, announced the addition of former Microsoft group health leader Tami Lamp, who will serve as the company’s Chief People Officer.
Lamp spent over nine years in Microsoft’s HR leadership and also most recently served as the EVP of human resources at Group Health.
“When I was introduced to Icertis, it immediately stood out as a company whose co-founders are passionately committed to a values-driven approach to management,” Lamp said in a press release. “Samir and Monish have a compelling vision for disrupting the contract management market, as well as an unshakable commitment to creating a world-class workplace for all employees. These combined with a rapidly growing market and a category leading product make Icertis an exciting customer-centric execution company, with an employee-centric culture – I am thrilled to be onboard for the journey!”
Ducot served as DocuSign’s EVP of product engineering for nearly six years. She joins SurveyMonkey as the company looks to introduce new tech offerings and eyes an IPO, Axios reports.
Her move was first reported by Axios.
— Longtime DocuSign executive Mike Dinsdale is on the move again.
Dinsdale spent six years at DocuSign, serving as the company’s CFO for five years before becoming its chief growth officer.