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Keyana Corliss.

Keyana Corliss, Tableau’s director of corporate communications & global public relations, is departing to join female-founded unicorn Guild Education. The Denver-based company partners with employers to offer education benefits for their workforce. Corliss will be its director of public relations and corporate communications.

“I was so fortunate to experience an incredible ride at Tableau, and I’m thrilled to take that experience to Guild where I know the sky’s the limit,” Corliss told GeekWire. “I’ve been in awe of what CEO & Co-Founder Rachel Carlson and the company’s majority female leadership team have been doing for quite some time, and I’m honored to join this team.”

Corliss spent nearly five years at Tableau. She was previously a director at Mclean, Va.-based Merritt Group.

Puppet CMO Erik Frieberg (Puppet Photo).

Portland-based cloud automation company Puppet announced Erik Frieberg as chief marketing officer and Michel Feaster, CEO of Usermind, as a new board member.

Frieberg comes to Puppet from VMware, where he was senior vice president of cloud, product and integrated marketing. He previously held senior marketing roles at MongoDB and HP Software.

Before co-founding Seattle startup Usermind, Feaster held roles at Apptio, HP Software and Mercury Interactive. Puppet founder Luke Kanies once tried to recruit Feaster to help run product teams.

Michel Feaster, co-founder and CEO of Usermind and Puppet’s new board member.

Puppet CEO Yvonne Wassenaar — also a VMware alum — welcomed the new additions in a blog post.

“Both of these leaders have deep industry expertise, outstanding track records of impact, and a passion for making a difference,” she said. “They both also have known of and been engaged with Puppet in different ways over the years. With all the exciting technological change going on, there has never been a better time for both Michel and Erik to officially be joining our team as we scale the company and take our customers where they need to be in an increasingly multi-cloud world.”

Greg Dudley has joined Pike Street Capital as an associate. Dudley previously worked at Partners Group and Goldman Sachs.

Greg Dudley.

Founded in 2018, the Seattle private equity firm focuses on growth investments in the middle market. The firm’s growing portfolio includes the acquisition of medical testing company US BioTek and a majority ownership stake in adventure equipment maker Head Rush Technologies.

Female Founders Alliance CEO Leslie Feinzaig joined the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) this month. The WTIA is a trade association representing technology companies in Washington state.

Leslie Feinzaig, founder and CEO of Female Founders Alliance. (FFA Photo)

Since FFA launched in 2017 as a social purpose corporation, what began as a private Facebook group has grown to a community of more than 1,000 founders, investors and partners focused on accelerating companies founded by women and non-binary individuals.

Feinzaig is also a TechStars mentor and previously founded Venture Kits, through which the challenges of entrepreneurship, especially facing women, led her to found FFA.

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