Nutrition company Bulletproof 360, the maker of Bulletproof Coffee, hired Cameron Kinloch as chief financial officer. The move comes as Bulletproof gears up for a massive expansion that will bring its food and beverage line to more than 20,000 new stores across the U.S.
Kinloch was most recently SVP of finance at Ripple Foods, which is known for a non-dairy milk made from peas. Kinloch also held senior roles at solar power company Sunrun, file sharing firm Box and Netflix.
“I’ve long admired Bulletproof as a known leader in the food and beverage space working for the wellbeing of its consumers,” Kinloch said in a statement. “As the company has grown, so has their passion for helping people become the best they can be. I’m ecstatic to help Bulletproof deliver profitable and sustainable growth as it continues to achieve this mission.”
Bulletproof also brought on Brian Watkins, formerly of Nordstrom and Blue Nile, as VP of e-commerce.
— Chris Pirillo, the man behind geek culture hub LockerGnome and the Gnomedex conference, joined Intel Graphics as chief community advocate. Pirillo said he wants to be a voice for consumers within the Intel group responsible for engaging with the gaming community.
“For the longest time, I’ve fought to change the tech industry from the outside in — but now have a chance to help change the industry from the inside out,” Pirillo wrote on Facebook.
Pirillo said his job would be to “listen and engage with tech enthusiasts, PC gamers, and content creators like me to help guide product decisions.”
“This really isn’t about me so much as it is about the greater ‘you.'”
— Live-event tech company Eventcore snagged David Beckett to be SVP of professional services. Beckett, who started working with Eventcore last year as an advisor, previously served as SVP of operations and client services at event company Experient, where he worked for 17 years.
“What I’m excited about is how strong the corporate culture at Eventcore truly is, and how willing the team is to approach their work from that point of view. In every part of this company’s operations, we live our core values: we own it, we solve it, we connect, and we serve,” Beckett said in a statement.
“[David is] a strong strategic thinker and an enthusiastic addition to the Eventcore family,” CEO Mark Johnson said.
— Sarah Bird, the CEO of Seattle-based search engine optimization company Moz, joined this year’s cohort of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. The program selects an annual class of around 20 entrepreneurs and seeks to develop them into community-oriented leaders.
“Executives are often criticized for building successful businesses, but not giving back to the communities that helped them along the way. But it’s our responsibility to be as impactful a leader in the community as we are in our businesses,” Bird said in a statement.
Bird took over the role of CEO at Moz in 2013. Last October, the company made its largest acquisition to date, purchasing Vancouver-based STAT Search Analytics.
Bodzin honed his digital security acumen through senior project management roles with Tenable Network Security, RSA and Qualys.
Digumarthi comes to ExtraHop from marketing analytics startup Beckon. He also led software-as-a-service teams at Hewlett Packard and data management firm Iron Mountain.
“With decades of combined experience leading product management and customer success teams for major security and IT players, Corey and Aron have the deep industry expertise and vision to help ExtraHop not only build market-leading technology, but also turn our customers into the world’s most advanced security and IT organizations,” ExtraHop CEO Arif Kareem said in a statement.
ExtraHop recently added former F5 CEO John McAdam and former Secureworks CEO Michael Cote to its board. The company surpassed $100 million dollars in customer contracts last year and said it could go public in 2020.
— HNTB Corporation, the national civil engineering company, promoted Jim Thomson to president of the company’s newly created Northwest region. Thomson, who has been with the company for more than 30 years, will oversee HNTB’s work in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska.
HNTB recently worked on the massive effort to replace Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct with the SR 99 tunnel.