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Russ Mann. (Onvia Photo)

Russ Mann, a longtime fixture in Seattle’s tech scene, is taking on another leading role. He was announced this morning as the new CEO of Seattle-based Onvia, a Seattle-based government business intelligence company. 

Onvia provides a number of B2B services that serve to connect private businesses to government contracts, and provide a variety of data on government contracting to businesses in related fields. According to an Onvia press release, Mann will help accelerate the company’s growth in the coming years.

“With the improved domestic economy and the incoming administration’s focus on accelerated infrastructure spending, Onvia is truly poised to expand its growth and leadership at the core of this B2G market,” D. Van Skilling, Chairman of Onvia’s Board of Directors, said in a press release. “With Russ at the helm, Onvia’s next years will be extraordinary.”

Mann’s resume includes his previous position as CMO and senior vice president of e-commerce at Bellevue, Wash., based Outerwall as well as one year as the CMO of workplace automation company Nintex. He also spent eight years as the founder and CEO of search engine marketing startup Covario, which was later acquired by Japanese firm Dentsu Aegis.

“I’m very excited to join Onvia at this time,” Mann said in the release. “It’s an honor to join such a great team, serving the loyal customer base who achieve real value from Onvia’s B2G commerce intelligence. Onvia is already a leader in the B2G marketplace with the most robust data coverage, advanced IP, insightful market analysis, strong government agency partnerships and broad network of government suppliers as customers.”

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams. (New Relic Photo)

— Seattle-based data analytics and business intelligence firm Tableau announced the addition of New Relic President Hilarie Koplow-McAdams to its board of directors.

Koplow-McAdams has been with New Relic, a cloud-based software analytics company, since 2013, and has also served as the company’s CRO. She has previously held leadership positions at Salesforce, and positions at Oracle and Intuit.

“Tableau revolutionized the business analytics market,” Koplow-McAdams said in a press release. “With its passionate customer base and talented team, Tableau has an enormous opportunity ahead to help organizations make better decisions, faster, using data. I’m excited to join Tableau on its mission.”

“I’m delighted that Hilarie is joining Tableau on our mission to help people see and understand data,” Adam Selipsky, President and CEO at Tableau, said in the release. “Hilarie’s sales and marketing experience at leading SaaS companies and experience in bringing analytics technologies to IT markets will be great assets for Tableau as we work to bring data to more people at organizations all over the world.”

Richard Henriques. (Nativis Photo)

— Seattle-based Nativis, a clinical stage bioelectronics company, announced the addition of Richard Henriques to its board of directors. Henriques formerly spent a four-year stint as the CFO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has also held senior finance positions at New Jersey-based Merck Pharmaceuticals.

He is currently a senior fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Wharton Social Impact at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nativis’ technology uses ultra- low radio frequency energy to stimulate a cell’s metabolic pathways, which could potentially be used as a drug- and radiation-free therapy for cancers, among other diseases. The company is currently testing the device in brain cancer patients.

“It is an honor to join Nativis’ diverse board of scientific and executive leaders. I believe that the company’s technology presents a unique opportunity for the treatment of cancers and other serious diseases,” Henriques said in a statement. “As the company advances and further develops its technology, I look forward to leveraging my experience from the Gates Foundation and Merck to help guide Nativis to a successful future.”

David McShea. (Perkins Coie Photo)

— Perkins Coie partner David McShea, who heads the Seattle-based law firm’s Executive Committee, has joined the Board of Advisors for Seattle’s iInnovate Leadership Network.

The network, founded last year by entrepreneur and investor Randy Ottinger, is a forum for CEOs and other high-ranking leaders in midsize startups.

“I am excited to join the Board of Advisors of iinnovate because I believe it will play a vital role in the Greater Seattle technology ecosystem,” said Dave McShea. “CEOs of tech companies need a forum where they can share their best ideas, discuss their toughest challenges and percolate strategies on scaling successful, enduring companies. These types of organizations exist for start-ups, but are few and far between for entrepreneurs who face common issues related to leading and growing their businesses.”

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