Plaga was previously the CFO and COO of Guidance Software. Ramji served as the senior vice president of product at DigitalOcean before joining Auth0.
“Barry and Shiven bring incredibly deep experience and a proven history of taking fast-growing technology companies to the next level,” said Auth0 CEO and co-founder Eugenio Pace. “We are very excited to welcome them to the team, and will leverage their collective expertise to propel Auth0 through its next phase of growth.”
In May, Auth0 became Seattle’s latest unicorn after a $103 million funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.
— Nordstrom promoted Ken Worzel to chief operating officer, a newly created role. Worzel was previously chief digital officer and president of Nordstrom.com.
“In his nearly 10 years at Nordstrom, Ken has been an integral part of the leadership team to ensure we are meeting the evolving needs of customers,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of the company. “Ken has a long history of strengthening our competitive position and relevance.”
Earlier this year, a pair of Nordstrom technology executives left the company. At the time, Nordstrom’s chief technology officer was planning to reorganize the retailer’s digital division. The company said the executive departures were not related to the reorganization.
Another recent move within Nordstrom’s tech arm is Cynthia Tee‘s new role as vice president of technology, commerce. Tee, a veteran of Microsoft and Ada Developers Academy, was previously senior director of engineering at Nordstrom.
— Sara Gupta joined Amperity as vice president of sales for the western region. Gupta was formerly general manager of global retail at Bazaarvoice, a digital marketing agency.
“After spending several years working with some of the biggest brands and retailers globally, the conversations always turned to their need to better understand and serve their customers in a much more personalized way — a strong data foundation being central to achieving that,” Gupta said in an emailed statement. “It didn’t take me but a second to realize how impactful and powerful this company is in enabling brands to personalize at scale. And I needed to be a part of it.”
In July, Amperity raised $50 million to take on Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others with its customer data platform.
— Cameron Borumand was promoted to principal at Ignition Partners, an early-stage tech investment firm based in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Ignition in 2017, Borumand co-founded seed-stage investment firm Curious Capital and worked as a technology investment banker at Vaquero Capital.
“Not only has Cameron sourced great opportunities, he has represented Ignition at the highest level in the Seattle community and delivered superior quality diligence, investment thoughtfulness, and rigor,” Kellan Carter, partner at Ignition Partners, said in a statement.
— DuckDuckGo, a search engine that promotes user privacy, hired longtime Microsoft executive Steve Fischer as vice president of business development.