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Julie Averill. (Photo courtesy of Indochino)

Indochino, the Vancouver, B.C., based custom clothing company, has added its first independent board member: Lululemon CTO Julie Averill.

“Indochino’s extraordinary growth over the past few years has been impossible to ignore within the retail industry,” Averill told GeekWire in a statement. “The company is on an exciting trajectory and I’m looking forward to bringing a global technology perspective as we set the stage for future international expansion.”

Indochino was established as a digital-first clothing retailer, specializing in custom men’s clothing. It and has since established physical retail centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Averill joined Lululemon in 2017 and later established the company’s Seattle office. She was previously the chief information officer at REI and spent more than ten years at Nordstrom, developing the company’s selling and marketing systems.

Averill is also a recent graduate of the OnBoarding Women Program, a six-month program that trains female executives in duties related to serving on public or private boards. The program is run by Madrona Venture Group along with Deloitte, Perkins Coie and Spencer Stewart. Madrona is an investor in Indochino and Averill will join Madrona Partner Scott Jacobson on Indochino’s board.

Eric Boyd. (Microsoft Photo)

HireVue, the Salt Lake City-based maker of AI hiring technology, added Microsoft AI leader Eric Boyd to its board of directors. Boyd is the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s AI platform and previously held executive roles at online game network Mochi Media and Yahoo.

“It’s fantastic to join the HireVue board at a time of such significant growth,” Boyd said in a press release. “Few companies deliver on a vision the way that HireVue has delivered on the idea of democratizing the recruiting process. With such a strong Board in place, I’m looking forward to helping guide HireVue to the next level as a company.”

Starbucks announced it will soon have a new chief financial officer:  Longtime finance executive Patrick Grismer. Grismer is currently the CFO of Hyatt Hotels and has previously served in high-level leadership at Yum! Brands, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and several Disney companies.

He replaces Scott Maw, who is retiring in the spring of 2019. Grismer’s first day is November 12.

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