— Investor Patrick Ennis plans to join Madrona Venture Group at the end of May. Ennis worked at Intellectual Ventures for more than a decade, where he served as head of incubation and startup creation at the Seattle-area company. He’s also the CTO of Xinova, a spinout of Intellectual Ventures that uses a large network of inventors to help clients solve problems.
Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Ennis was a managing director at life sciences venture capital firm ARCH Venture Partners, where he shared office space with Madrona. Ennis also has a doctorate in nuclear physics.
“The growth in Seattle has been exciting and Madrona is a big part of that,” he said in a statement. “I’ve worked alongside Tom Alberg, who I count as one of the most important mentors of my career — we invested in Impinj and sat on the board together and have watched the firm grow in stature and influence. I’m excited to work with Madrona’s portfolio companies and to continue to contribute to the Seattle tech ecosystem.”
“Patrick has been both an active investor and at the forefront of technology innovation in his career and will be a great addition to our team,” Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona, said in a statement. “As a venture partner he will work with our portfolio companies on their global strategies, leveraging his extensive knowledge of doing business in Asia, as well as technology trends and licensing and will surface new companies for the firm.”
— Seattle-based home-closing startup JetClosing named Chloe Harford to the company’s board of directors. Harford left her position as vice president of product at digital marketplace OfferUp near the end of last year.
Prior to OfferUp, Harford was at real estate tech company Zillow, where she worked for more than a decade and served in several strategic roles. Harford also mentors startups through Techstars, and she’s served on the boards of REI and nonprofit outdoors group The Mountaineers.
“[Harford’s] extensive experience within the real estate and digital arena and her deep understanding of the transformative dynamics of our industry will enhance our efforts to meet our customers’ needs,” JetClosing CEO Dan Greenshields said in a statement.
— Bridge Bank opened a Seattle office and hired Tom Reimer to lead its tech lending efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Reimer was previously senior vice president in the technology banking group at Square 1 Bank, where he managed the Northwest region.
“We’re committed to growing in top tech markets across the nation,” Bridge Bank CEO Dan Myers said in a statement. “Seattle is a desirable market because of its rich, long history of being the birthplace and home to some of the country’s top innovation companies.”
Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, offers a variety of funding vehicles for both venture-backed and non-venture-backed startups.
— Business and technology consultancy Logic20/20 hired Juliana Su as managing director of consulting. Su was previously CIO for Volt Information Sciences and president of Volt Customer Care Solutions.