Make.TV, the Seattle-based maker of a cloud-based video management platform, added Bay Area executive Tricia Iboshi as its new chief operating officer. Iboshi will remain in San Francisco in the new role.
Iboshi’s most recent role was at TV advertising tech company Cadent, where she was the chief operating officer. She formerly spent eight years as the VP of sales for thePlatform, which is now part of Comcast Technology Solutions, and is also a partner at investment firm ecoloce.
“Live video continues to grow across all metrics and channels,” Iboshi said in a press release. “By applying cloud-based infrastructure efficiencies and advanced AI, Make.TV is uniquely positioned to own a big share of this expanding market. I am thrilled to join this world class team leading the way with the most impressive developments in the video industry today.”
Iboshi is the first woman to join Make.TV’s executive team, which is led by Co-founder and CEO Andreas Jacobi.
Bohutinsky joined the real estate technology company in 2005 before its public launch. She served as its chief marketing officer before taking on the COO role, now overseeing marketing strategy, people organization, communications and other internal operations of the company.
John Fisher, co-founder and general partner of Sansome Partners, and Lexi Reese, COO of Gusto, also joined Gap’s board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome three new members to our board of directors,” Gap Chair Bob Fisher said in a press release. “Each of our new directors brings a diverse and solid understanding of today’s consumer, their needs, and the opportunities within the retail industry. Amy and Lexi have proven track records driving critical business decisions at the intersection of technology and commerce.”
Fries spent seventeen years at Microsoft, initially working on early initiatives for Microsoft Excel and Word. He left the Office team after ten years to create Microsoft Game Studios and co-found the Xbox project, transforming Microsoft into one of the global leaders in video game systems.
Fries also advises two Animoca Brands portfolio companies, Pixowl and The Sandbox, and is an active advisor and board member with companies across the world.
Hanson is a longtime retail executive who spent ten years in executive positions at Macy’s. Her roles there included overseeing the company’s credit, financial services, real estate and customer service divisions.
— National civil engineering company HNTB Corporation tapped Goran Sparrman to serve as a business development officer and vice president in the company’s Bellevue office. Sparrman was previously the interim director for the Seattle Department of Transportation and previously served as the vice president of the Pacific Northwest region for digital solutions provider Parsons.
He will oversee HNTB’s expansion in the Pacific Northwest. The company is working with the city of Seattle on projects including the state route 99 tunnel, improvements to the Mercer Street corridor and several extensions of Seattle’s Link light rail network.
— Law firm BakerHostetler announced that intellectual property specialist Doug Grady has joined its Seattle office. Grady was most recently a partner at law firm Foster Pepper and is also a special assistant attorney general to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, advising Ferguson on intellectual property issues.