Smartsheet, the Seattle-area maker of work collaboration software, appointed Anna Griffin as its first chief marketing officer. Griffin was previously CMO at IEX Group, which runs a stock exchange, and SVP of corporate marketing at CA Technologies prior to that. Earlier in her career, Griffin worked with brands including Apple, Sony and Bank of America on marketing campaigns and product launches.
“I’ve been blessed throughout my career to work for companies at defining moments in their histories, which is why the opportunity to lead marketing at Smartsheet was so compelling,” Griffin said in a statement. “I’m excited to be part of a company where marketing can help shape the future of the business and capitalize on a massive opportunity to create and lead a category.”
In January, Smartsheet bought Seattle-based creative production platform Slope, which is aimed at marketing teams and others. The company recently reported strong revenue growth and shrinking losses, even as it spent heavily on research and development.
— Adaptive Biotechnologies named Dr. Lance Baldo as chief medical officer. Baldo was most recently head of U.S. medical affairs at Genentech, where he worked on treatments for hemophilia and multiple sclerosis.
The appointment is particularly notable given that Adaptive and Genentech signed a massive deal earlier this year to develop highly personalized cancer therapies.
“I am passionate about joining Adaptive as it has the potential to disrupt the paradigm of how diseases are diagnosed, monitored and treated,” Dr. Baldo said in a statement. “I look forward to working closely with Adaptive and Adaptive’s partners to continue to establish the company’s leadership in immune-driven medicine.”
— Adam Brotman, the former chief digital officer at Starbucks, is the new CEO at restaurant technology company Eatsa. While at Starbucks, he led the chain’s “mobile order and pay” initiative as well as in-store WiFi efforts. Brotman was most recently president at J. Crew.
Eatsa makes a technology platform for restaurants that was designed to speed up ordering and pickup. One of its products is a “smart shelf” that displays the name of the person who placed the order.
“We have a vision at Eatsa for creating a mobile, loyalty and personalization cloud platform that will be incredibly unique and valuable. I have been impressed with the forward-thinking innovation from Eatsa to date, and we will build on that as we create a world-class platform to fundamentally change the ability for all restaurants and retailers to be able to engage with their customers,” Brotman said in a statement. Axios first reported the news.
— SAP Concur‘s president, Mike Eberhard, will step down from his post and hand over the reins to his longtime colleague Jim Lucier on July 1. Eberhard, who will retire, started with Concur more than 15 years ago. In 2016, he became president of SAP Concur, which formed after SAP bought Seattle-based Concur in 2014.
“SAP Concur will continue to drive its aggressive strategy to help companies of all sizes better manage spend,” Eberhard said in a statement. “I can’t think of anyone better equipped than Jim to lead SAP Concur in its next phase of innovation and expansion.”
SAP Concur creates software to help businesses manage travel, expenses and invoices. The company also named Christal Bemont as chief revenue officer.
Silverman told GeekWire that he wanted to “return to my roots” and “help small to medium size businesses that are disruptive” in an advisory role.
Prior to Amazon, Silverman was chief revenue officer at Spoken Communications, which was acquired by Avaya last year. Silverman also worked with startups as CEO of BTAP Advisory Services.
— Matt Shea left his role as CEO of Redmond, Wash.-based game company WildTangent. Shea also joined the board of advisors at MixMode, a company that makes an AI-based platform for network monitoring and forensics.