Jennifer Wong, formerly Tune‘s VP of Marketing, has joined on-demand trucking startup Convoy as the company’s head of marketing. Tune promoted director of product marketing Brian Marcus to serve as the company’s VP of global marketing in Wong’s absence.
Wong had served as VP of Marketing at Tune for just over three years and was with the company for five years total. She previously spent three years at marketing tech company Optify.
Marcus has been with Tune for just under a year and was formerly the VP of marketing at Y Combinator graduate Teespring.
“I’ve always admired the TUNE team for its inventiveness and persistence in the creation of the first SaaS performance marketing and mobile attribution platform,” Marcus said in a press release. “As mobile and performance intersect to create new channels of revenue for CMOs and digital marketers, TUNE is poised to continue shaping the industry. I’m thrilled to play an important role in this mission.”
Wong’s addition comes shortly after three other leaders joined Convoy. Nathan Cowan joined the company as director of sales. He was previously the chief revenue officer at Rival IQ and formerly held executive sales positions at DocuSign and HubSpan.
Sunny Regulapati joins Convoy as Strategic Programs Director. She most recently served as VP of business development and customer success at Chatbox. Eli Bressert joins the company as its head of data science and was most recently a science and analytics manager at Netflix.
— Longtime tech executive Ryan Luckin has joined renewable energy startup LevelTen Energy as its VP of marketing. The company just raised $6.8 million in October to continue building its two-sided marketplace to help companies buy renewable energy.
Luckin is a veteran marketing manager who formerly held positions at RealNetworks and Microsoft. He joins LevelTen from business data company Bluecore, where he spent the last three years leading marketing and communications.
“With no background in renewable energy, I was a bit apprehensive about whether I’d be a good fit for LevelTen. But, the more I learned about the space Bryce and the team were attempting to disrupt, the more I was drawn to the opportunity,” Luckin told GeekWire in an email. “Some of the most interesting and successful start-up success stories in recent memory originate with companies who create data & technology-first solutions to generate new momentum and efficiency in stagnant industries. LevelTen has the opportunity to be one of those great stories so I jumped at the chance.”
— The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) announced Thursday that the group has elected Portland investor Nitin Rai as the chair of its board of trustees. Rai is the managing director of Portland fund Elevate Capital and is an investor or board member at more than a dozen Oregon startups.
“I am truly honored to be chosen by my peer trustees to lead the TiE Global Board and work with them and the presidents of all TiE chapters,” Rai said in a press release. “Our goal is to implement TiE 2.0, the next generation of TiE through our chapters, so we can further our global impact of mentoring and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs globally. I am excited to work with the board members and teams who are all committed to help take TiE to the next level.”
— POP, the tech-focused Seattle-based creative agency whose clients include companies like Microsoft, F5 Networks and Adobe, announced the addition of Elaine Colenbrander as its creative director. The move follows the addition of POP’s first chief creative officer in July.
“Both POP’s mission, and its work for an exciting group of clients, made it the perfect place to bring my enthusiasm for innovative ideation and flawless execution,” said Colenbrander. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to build ideas from the ground up, and work with the team to bring a shared vision to life.
“I believe that Faira’s process for real estate transactions will eventually become the de facto standard for the whole industry. Anything else is simply a bad value for consumers,” Flake said in a press release. “As a customer, advisor, investor, and now board member, I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Faira team.”
Padgett served various roles at Concur over nearly twenty years, most recently serving as the company’s chief product officer. When the company was acquired by SAP in 2014, Padgett joined as the president of SAP’s SMB and Network group.
— Product Creation Studio, a Seattle-based product development contractor, announced that Sonja Takatori has been promoted to director of program management. Takatori joined the company last year as a program manager and senior team leader.
Before joining the company, Takatori worked in the medical device field and also spent time at Expedia.