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Jay Wampold. (Photo courtesy of Cloudability)

Portland-based Cloudability has hired a new vice president of marketing: Cloud marketing leader and early Chef executive Jay Wampold.

Wampold was most recently the vice president of marketing at heavily-funded cloud startup Qumulo. His LinkedIn profile indicates he left that job in May. He previously spent a year directing product marketing at Amazon Web Services.

Before that, Wampold spent five years as the VP of marketing at software automation giant Chef. He was the company’s eleventh employee and built its marketing team from the ground up. He will now lead marketing for Cloudability’s platform, which helps companies manage the financials of their cloud computing usage.

“Cloud consumption has now matured to the point where many businesses are going ‘all-in’ on cloud and need to balance driving innovation with managing and controlling cloud spending,” Wampold said in a press release. “This is a key challenge for businesses using the cloud at scale. I am impressed by Cloudability’s use of data science and machine learning to provide customers with a platform that helps address these challenges and accelerates innovation in the software-first world of business.”

— Mobile connectivity startup Kymeta announced several new sales executives as part of a push on global sales.

Rash Jhanjee joins the company as the vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. Jhanjee has held similar roles at a number of other companies over his 20-year career.

Former Marine Officer and satellite communications executive Paul Mattear will serve as Kymeta’s vice president of sales and business development. He joins the company from satellite communications company Intelsat, where he was the managing director of North American sales.

Sales and business executive Scott Glass joins Kymeta as its sales director. He previously held executive sales roles at companies including NetApp, Nokia and Foundry Networks.

“The addition of Rash, Paul, and Scott to the Kymeta team comes at a pivotal time in our growth,” Kymeta’s senior vice president of global sales, David Harrower, said in a press release. “We are focused on developing a global sales-driven organization, and with these appointments, we are building the sales force required to support our commercial and government customers across all regions. This team will allow us to maximize every opportunity and enable Kymeta solutions for new markets.”

Katrina Jones. (Photo via LinkedIn)

Twitch, the live streaming and gaming service owned by Amazon, has hired three new executives. The first is a new role for the company: former Vimeo and Accenture executive Katrina Jones will serve as Twitch’s first head of diversity and inclusion.

She reports to Twitch’s new human resources head, Sudarshana Rangachary, a former Gap and Avery Dennison executive. Rounding out the new hires is former Electronic Arts, Hired and Stitch Fix executive Michelle Weaver, who joins the company as its chief financial officer.

Twitch’s headquarters are in San Francisco.

Bill Poppy. (Photo courtesy of WGU Washington)

— WGU Washington, the online, non-profit university for Washington state residents, added Virginia Mason Chief Information Officer Bill Poppy to its board of directors. Poppy is a career healthcare executive who has served on Virginia Mason’s executive team for nearly 20 years.

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