—Cosmetic treatment review site RealSelf is lawyering up with Josh King as the company’s first general counsel. King is leaving legal service marketplace Avvo after more than a decade of leading the legal team there.
Both Avvo and Real Self are financially backed by venture capitalist Rich Barton, who founded Expedia, Glassdoor and Zillow. Prior to Avvo, King worked in business development at wireless broadband company Clearwire as well as AT&T.
“Josh is an incredible lawyer with a passion for advocating for free speech, customer success, and consumer empowerment,” RealSelf founder and CEO Tom Seery said in a statement. The company raised a $40 million venture round earlier this year in part to fuel expansion.
— Data evangelist Ben Jones is leaving his post at Tableau to launch his own company, Data Literacy, to help people learn … you guessed it, data. Jones is capping off almost six years with Tableau, most recently spearheading outreach efforts as Technical Evangelism Director.
For the past four years, Jones has moonlighted as an instructor of Data Visualization Theory at the University of Washington.
“There are so many people out there that feel intimidated, and even data-phobic, and they don’t know where to begin,” Jones said in a LinkedIn video post. “So my job … is to get to those people, as many as I can, and help them feel confident working with data.”
Data Literacy’s first offering is a free online course for veterans.
Camacho brings over a decade of communications chops — which she earned at Redfin, Edelman and Owen media — and holds an MBA from the University of Washington.
“My work … will ultimately result in more corporations buying clean energy, and more wind and solar projects being built. I couldn’t think of a more important way to spend my time,” Camacho said in a statement.
— Stackery has appointed Abner Germanow as its first Chief Marketing Officer. Germanow will help the Portland-based company attract customers who want to ditch their servers in favor of the AWS cloud.
Abner recently led marketing teams at software analytics firm New Relic and was at Juniper Networks before that.
“I’m joining the Stackery team to help our customers accelerate the speed, consistency, and safety of developing amazing applications on AWS,” Germanow said in a statement.
The company raised $5.5 million earlier this year to help build out its serverless monitoring product.