Kubly first jumped to Lime from the Seattle Department of Transportation, where he oversaw the city’s purchase of the now-defunct Pronto cycle service and the launch of dockless bike-sharing services in the city.
“The year at Lime was an amazing experience and quite the introduction to the startup world,” Kubly wrote on LinkedIn. “I am still exploring what opportunities are out there. I’m excited to move on to the next challenge and wish the team at Lime the best of luck.”
Lime competes with Uber’s Jump in Seattle’s bike-share market. Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that a pilot program for scooters is on the way.
— Dillana Lim is the new CEO of Versium, which sells predictive analytics services for marketing teams. Lim previously served as Versium’s COO and replaces outgoing CEO and founder Chris Matty, who will be the company’s chief revenue officer and chairman of the board of directors going forward.
“The big data and analytics industry is at an inflection point. We see the market shifting from professional services to product,” CTO and founder Kevin Marcus said in a statement. “With our technology and advances in AI and predictive data modeling, we are uniquely positioned to deliver a world-class product. Ms. Lim is going to fulfill that vision.”
Before launching Redmond, Wash.-based Versium, Marcus and Matty helped found several startups, including InfoSpace.
— Seattle trucking startup Convoy landed Diego Piacentini as an advisor. Piacentini was a longtime Amazon senior executive who led the company’s international consumer business. He later moved on to the Italian government for a few years, where he worked as a pro bono civil servant and founded the government’s digital transformation team.
“Convoy seems well-organized to innovate fast — and fast is never fast enough,” Piacentini said in a company blog post. “Put another way: I greatly miss Amazon and spending time with you and your team has been an invigorating flashback to my Amazon days.”
—Hiya, a startup that defends people against robocalls, announced three new additions to its business development team. The Seattle company, which spun out of Whitepages, partners with major phone makers such as Samsung and mobile carriers like T-Mobile for protection against scammers.
- Pinar Ormeci was named vice president of sales and business development for North America. Ormeci formerly held senior roles at Ericsson, Qualcomm and most recently Krontech.
- Won Park is Hiya’s vice president of strategic OEM account. Prior to Hiya, Won was head of mobile partnerships at LinkedIn and was a director at Evernote.
- Kevin Britt was brought on as director of business development for North America. Britt most recently worked in business development at Inrix.