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Solynn McCurdy. (BECU Photo)

Solynn McCurdy left his role as CEO of nonprofit Social Venture Partners and joined credit union BECU as senior vice president of cooperative affairs.

“With the support and commitment of the Board and staff, SVP is well-poised to move its work forward in new and bold ways,” McCurdy said in an email statement. “I look forward to continuing my active support of the organization. Ultimately, the value alignment, culture, community impact and growth potential at BECU made the role an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Prior to Social Venture Partners, McCurdy worked with Premera Blue Cross to develop a corporate giving program to improve health equity in Alaska and Washington.

Last year, Tukwila, Wash.-based BECU launched a fintech incubator based at CoMotion, the innovation arm of the University of Washington. McCurdy said he wanted to expand the organization’s reach to “more diverse and vulnerable communities.”

Faye Ricci. (Zipwhip Photo)

— Business texting startup Zipwhip named Faye Ricci as senior vice president and general counsel. Ricci was most recently vice president of legal at employee wellness software company Limeade.

“I’m eager to collaborate with Zipwhip’s impressive leadership to ensure we’re applying best practices around compliance and data-protection regulations, managing our industry reputation and safeguarding our customers’ privacy,” Ricci said in a statement.

“Faye brings a wealth of legal and management experience, especially in strategic transactions, enterprise sales and corporate governance, that will enhance Zipwhip’s corporate strategy, product development and value to our customers,” Zipwhip CEO John Lauer said in a statement.

In January, Zipwhip announced a $51.5 million Series D round led by the Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group.

Marc Servetnick. (UW Bothell Photo)

Marc Servetnick will be the interim dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics starting in September. He will replace current dean Elaine Scott, who is leaving for Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering. Servetnick has taught with the school since 2008.

“Marc is highly regarded by his colleagues, and his long tenure at UW Bothell will serve the school well in this interim role,” UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh said in a statement. “I am confident in his ability to lead the School of STEM over the course of the next year, particularly in the critically important design process for our next academic building, which will be dedicated to STEM programs.”

Kelly Breslin Wright. (Hyperproof Photo)

Hyperproof, a Bellevue, Wash.-based compliance startup, brought on Kelly Breslin Wright as an advisor. Wright is a former longtime Tableau sales executive and sits on the board at companies including Amperity, Even, and Fastly. She also recently joined the board at Lucidchart.

“As the complexity of organizations and regulations increases, the need for organizations to improve transparency, maintain integrity, and simplify compliance is acute,” Wright said in a statement. “The demand for innovative technology solutions in this space is high. Hyperproof’s product vision is strong — to create a system of record for an organization’s compliance activities — much like what Salesforce has done for customer records. I am excited to be a part of their journey and work with their great team.”

Hyperproof recently raised an additional $1 million from seed investors.

Cassa Hanon. (Educative Photo)

— Coding education startup Educative hired Cassa Hanon as vice president of developer relations, community and content. Hanon was most recently vice president of cloud operations at Oracle. She also held senior roles at Apptio, the Walt Disney Company and Starbucks.

An Educative spokesperson said Hanon was “excited about applying design thinking to the developer and author experience to cultivate community and spark growth and development for those engaged on the platform.”

Seattle-based Educative last year raised a $2.3 million seed round to further develop its professional learning platform. The round was led by Trilogy Equity Partners with participation by SK Ventures and other angel investors.

Monetate CMO Lisa Kalscheur. (Monetate Photo)

Monetate, a New York City-based marketing company, has hired Seattle-based executive Lisa Kalscheur to be its new chief marketing officer.

Kalscheur previously held marketing leadership roles at NewsCred, AppNexus, and AOL.

“Personalization is the key to any brand staying competitive and relevant in the age of Amazon, and Monetate is in a unique position in the marketing industry to deliver a solution that allows customers to win by providing a superior customer experience,” Kalscheur said in a statement. “I’m honored to be part of this world-class team.”

Founded in 2008, Monetate is used by companies such as QVC, Newegg, TImberland, and others.

— Seattle startup Idealseat named former NFL wide receiver Marques Colston as an investor and former soccer star Maurice Edu as an advisor. Founded in 2011, Idealseat uses data and technology to help sports teams with ticket sales. The company joined WTIA’s founder cohort program in April.

“The IdealSeat platform provides a scalable, personalized approach to the live event experience that adds unique value for both fans and organizations,” Colston, also a managing partner at Dynasty Innovation, said in a statement. “I am looking forward to bringing our innovative AI to additional football stadiums and venues.”

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