Top left clockwise Melinda Starbred, Tim Prowite, Mike Davidson, Jim Castillo, Dana Hurricane and Jack Stone.

– Mobile Marketplace OfferUp Introduced Melinda Starbard As the company’s first chief of staff and diversity officer.

Melinda Starbard. (OfferUp photo)

Starbard was previously a VP of Auth0 People and Staff Experience and held senior recruitment and manpower roles at Avanade, Whitepeace and Hia.

“I consider myself a different person, a different player, with a desire to elevate people and organizations,” Starburst said.

Bellevue, Wash. OfferUp now employs over 400 people. Co-founder Nick Huzar He rose to become CEO Earlier this year, he handed over the reins to former Microsoft and CEO Todd Dunlap.

– Washington Gov Insley Appointed Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs He has been secretary of state since November 22.

Hobbes will run in the November 2022 special state election to serve the incumbent Secretary of State for the past two years. He replaces Kim Wyman. Tap on Biden Administration To join the Homeland Security Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency in October.

Tim Prouti He spoke at the 2015 GeekWire meeting. (Gikware file photo)

– Convoi Vice President Engineering Tim Proti Recently, he left the freight market and joined the highway, a mental health care platform sponsored by Andresen Horowitz as Engineer VP.

Proud Joined in 2017 Convoy. And previously led the Uber Seattle Engineering Center. He spent almost ten years as director of engineering at the Isillon System.

Headquartered in New York City, Headway has employees throughout the U.S. and plans to expand its headquarters in Seattle. The four-year-old company provides software to connect patients, therapists and insurance companies.

Prowiti said he was the sole professional advisor to Gickway’s son-in-law and that he personally benefited from seeing a consultant.

“So when I first heard of Hedway’s mission to build a new mental health system, I immediately reacted,” he said. “As I began to learn more, I found an amazing team that was inspired by a meaningful mission, building a technology platform to help therapists and patients change.”

The highway employs more than 100 people. He plans to open an office in Seattle, and is hiring across the country.

– Bothell, Wash. Introduced based biofuel solutions Troy Whitterman To the Chief Financial Officer and former CFO Rodrich de Greef He is now President and Chief Operating Officer.

Whitterman joined biotech company in 2015 and was most recently vice president of finance. De Greef earlier He plans to retire By the end of this year, however, it will be postponed until 2023. De Greef succeeded. Dusty TennisHe joined BioLife Solutions in May and recently resigned to join the private equity organization in 2022.

Mike Davidson.

– Former Twitter Deputy Designer Mike Davidson Digital Exchange is joining Kraken as Design and Research VP.

The San Francisco-based Kraken is an online exchange for digital currencies that employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

When working in cryptography, Davidson did not describe himself as a “maximalist”. In A postThey point to the growth and maturity of the sector.

”[It is] As more and more smart people join the industry, more digital assets are being developed, and more and more innovation is emerging on a daily basis, it is becoming clear that there are many boundaries to develop here, ”he wrote.

Davidson was recently the executive director of the digital product design platform InVision, which he is Joined in 2018.. Prior to Twitter, he set up a newsletter on, where he worked after the acquisition.

Dana hurricanes. (PNNL Photo)

Dana hurricanes At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the executive director and chief disaster officer have been promoted.

A.D. She joined the government-sponsored institute in 2016 and was previously the manager of the Idaho National Laboratory.

Richland, WASH-based PNNL supports scientific research; Business And it’s growing Pure energy solutions.

– Former SoundCommerce Chief Marketing Officer Laurent Berman He is currently working on international corporate partnerships on Amazon.

Berman was previously an executive at the digital agency Possible and Wunderman Thompson. He Joined SoundCommerceE-commerce launch in 2019 by former Amazon executives.

From left-handed Jack Stone and Jim Castillo. (Check photos)

– Bellevue, wash.-Based Czech, Mobile payment platform for restaurants and consultants, appointed Jack Stone As Chief Revenue Officer and Jim Castillo As Chief Technology Officer.

Stone is the investor of the angel and most recently the CRO in independent sports and entertainment. Castillo is an open-table veteran of the booking platform and was recently an engineer at RepairPail, an engineering VP at Car Repair Online Marketplace.

Check identifies itself as a “social payments” app by combining mobile payments with social features such as gift certificates, logging into restaurants and paid tabs. The platform does not charge users and restaurants charge a fee on credit cards but there is no additional service charge.

Founded by the CEO Thomas Lafam, The beginner hopes to drive from the epidemic to the mobile phone and the tail wind from manpower shortages. The check has raised $ 6 million to date and is currently used for restaurants in Washington, Florida and Hawaii.

Janelle Simpliciano. (Daniel’s photo)

– Seattle-based Denali Founder Consulting re-appointed by Denali Founder Consulting Janelle Simpliciano As a senior officer and head of the new manpower practice.

Human Resource Consultant Simpilciano was the HR Director of the Bellevue Convention Center.

It was Danali. Acquired Earlier this year and Appointed Former Create33 CEO Rebecca Lovell as CEO.

[Editor’s Note: GeekWire is a Denali client.]