Dec 05, 2023
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Kathryn I. Burke to the Okanogan County Superior Court. She will replace Judge Henry A. Rawson, who will retire from the bench December 31, 2023. Currently, Burke serves as the elected prosecuting attorney for Ferry County, a position she has held since 2015. In this role, Burke also acts as civil counsel to other elected officials, providing advice and representation on civil legal issues that impact the county. During her career, she has served the public as both a criminal prosecuting attorney as well as a criminal defense attorney. She has been recognized for her outstanding service to victims of crime, and was a founding member of the Ferry County Therapeutic Court. In addition, Burke has experience handling juvenile and family law matters, including dependencies, at-risk youth, paternity, and child support issues. Burke was born and raised in Okanogan County, and began her legal career there serving as a public defender. As a current member of the Washington State Bar Association's Small Town and Rural Practice Committee, she works collaboratively with others to strengthen and support the practice of law in Washington's rural communities. Burke earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. She earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
Seattle-based Lyceus Group, a communications agency specializing in the financial services industry, has been recognized as the Best PR & Communications Firm at the 2023 Institutional Asset Manager Awards. This recognition highlights Lyceus Group's work in helping clients share their stories and enhance their branding efforts. The Institutional Asset Manager Awards celebrate excellence and industry leadership among asset management firms and service providers across various categories. The service provider categories encompass all major areas of the wider asset management industry. Founded in 2016, Lyceus Group represents a diverse range of clients in the financial services and technology sectors, including mutual funds, ETFs, private equity firms, hedge funds, startups, cryptocurrency funds, private credit funds, and fund service providers.
Resurgens Technology Partners, a software-focused private equity firm, announced its investment in Seattle-based Valant. Valant provides technology to connect behavioral health patients and providers, delivering solutions with a cloud-based EHR and practice management platform. Resurgens invested in Valant alongside the firm's operating partner, Trey Carter. Carter joined Resurgens in February 2023 to support investments in the behavioral health technology space following a 28-year career in the industry. As part of Resurgens' investment, Carter will join the board and partner with the Valant management team to accelerate the company's growth. Valant software supports the clinical, administrative, and financial functions of a behavioral health practice, serving practitioners, patients, and practice owners. The Resurgens investment will expand the ways in which Valant serves its customers and accelerate its new client acquisition. Valant is Resurgens' seventh platform investment in the firm's $500 million second fund and represents a continuation of the firm's strategy to invest in the growth of vertical software companies that are leaders in their market segments. Resurgens is headquartered in Atlanta.
Dec 01, 2023
Propeller, a Portland-based management consulting firm, announced new executive leadership. The current managing director of the Portland office, AJ Oberland, has transitioned to a new role as vice president of operations. In his new position, Oberland will oversee several internal functions to improve processes and facilitate Propeller's growth and scalability. Oberland joined Propeller in 2015 as a consultant and ascended to director in 2016. He became managing director of the Portland office in 2017. During his tenure as managing director, Oberland played a pivotal role in doubling the size of the Portland market and its leadership team and hired 120 consultants locally. Assuming the role of Portland managing director is Maura Koehler-Hanlon. Koehler-Hanlon joined Propeller as a consultant in 2017, earning a promotion to director in 2021, and later becoming the first senior director in Portland. As managing director, Koehler-Hanlon will be responsible for the Portland office's core business, fostering a positive organizational culture, and managing the client portfolio and local directors. In addition to its Portland headquarters, Propeller has offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Minneapolis, and Dallas.
Rainier Partners and its portfolio company, SCI Flooring, added United Carpet to the firm's flooring platform. United Carpet is a full-service floor covering provider serving customers in the multi-family, commercial, and residential markets. SCI provides comprehensive floor covering solutions to multi-family, commercial, and single-family property managers and builders. Rainier and SCI are actively seeking opportunities to partner with additional flooring businesses. Founded in 1981, United Carpet is headquartered in Hazelwood, MO, and has a second location in Elk Grove Village, IL. SCI Flooring is a full-service provider of soft and hard surface floor covering solutions to multi-family, commercial, and single-family property managers and builders. Rainier Partners is a Seattle-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market services businesses.
Nov 30, 2023
BECU hired Beth Hale as executive vice president and chief consumer and business solutions officer. In her role, Hale will lead the teams accountable for creating and managing products and services across all BECU lines of business. Hale joins BECU with an extensive background in consumer retail banking, including senior roles at Washington Mutual and Bank of the West. Most recently, she served as the president and vice chair of USAA Savings Bank, where she was responsible for presiding over all board of director meetings, developing positive relationships with regulators and managing teams focused on operations, financial performance and regulatory reporting, compliance and risk domains. Hale served on the board of directors of YMCA of Southern Nevada over the past four years and has also volunteered at organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank of Buffalo, New York and St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church. Hale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. BECU is the largest not-for-profit credit union in Washington and one of the top four financial cooperatives in the country. The credit union currently operates 60 financial centers.
UnCruise Adventures named Monica Sagisi as its new vice president of marketing and sales. Sagisi brings long-term expedition cruising experience to the company's sales and marketing departments, including over a decade at Paul Gauguin Cruises. Her background encompasses UnCruise Adventures' primary destination of Alaska as well as Baja Mexico's Gulf of California. UnCruise Adventures operates a fleet of nine boutique yachts and small boats carrying 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Gulf of California, Northern Baja California, Prince William Sound, Aleutian Islands, & Galapagos. UnCruise is homeported in Juneau, with offices in Seattle.
Tyfone announced the appointment of Tom Shen, Santo Cannone and Laurent Desmangles to its board of directors. The new board appointments join Tyfone following a significant investment of both resources and talent from Demopolis Equity Partners, an impact-oriented private equity fund. Shen has more than 40 years of experience as an advisor for several financial institutions and fintech providers. He founded Software Dynamics in 1982 and sold the company to publicly traded S1 Corporation in 2001. He also co-founded and served on the executive team for Digital Insight and he co-founded Malauzai Software in 2010, which was acquired by Finastra in 2018. Currently, Shen serves on the board of several companies, including CSI, BankiFi, and Shastic. He also serves on the board of Axiom Bank headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Cannone has more than four decades of expericence in financial technology. He is a strategic advisor for Demopolis Equity Partners. He held a leadership role at FIS as well as a chief product officer role for Fiserv. He serves as board chair at Tampa Bay Wave and board member at United Solutions and Simply Reliable. Desmangles has spent nearly 30 advising banks as a consultant. Desmangles retired from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a managing director and senior partner in New York where he advised banks for BCG's Retail Banking and Advanced Analytics practices. Desmangles also serves as a director on the board for Fifth Third Bank, as well as serving on the board of Laurentian Bank of Canada. Based in Portland, Tyfone is a provider of consumer and commercial digital banking services for community financial institutions throughout the U.S.