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Apr 07, 2020



In Bellevue, BitTitan hired Kevin Serpanchy as sales director of North and South America. Serpanchy spent the past 15 years with educational technology company ProQuest, where he was senior sales director for the federal government sector across the U.S. and the academic sector in North America's southern region. He also led ProQuest's Asia Pacific south region sales team in Melbourne for 11 years and spent two years in Dubai managing the Europe, Middle East and Africa sales team. BitTitan helps IT service companies automate on the cloud.


Seattle-based Shiftboard is merging with Vancouver, B.C.-based EDP Software, the developer of workforce scheduling software called SchedulePro. Shiftboard develops scheduling software for employers of hourly workers. The new company will operate as Shiftboard, with Shiftboard CEO Sterling Wilson keeping that title and EDP CEO Sachin Agrawal becoming chief technology officer. The new company will retain its offices in Seattle, Vancouver and London. Financial terms were not disclosed.


A coalition of Seattle-area restaurants, foundations, organizations and individuals created ThePlateFund, an initiative to provide emergency financial aid to food-service workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was created by the Schultz Family Foundation in partnership with #allinseattle, Seattle Foundation and UpTogether. It has $4 million in seed funding for in-need restaurant workers in King County. Donations can be made at http://www.theplatefund.com.

Oregon Community Foundation

The Nike Foundation pledged $1 million to help nonprofits and small businesses in Oregon affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Nike is part of a coalition of businesses offering over $2.5 million and in-kind equipment and support through two statewide funds set up by the Oregon Community Foundation and its partner philanthropies. The donations give immediate help to communities while federal and state assistance is in the works. In addition to Nike, some of the larger donors include The Standard ($250,000), Intel ($200,000), Portland Trail Blazers ($150,000), Wells Fargo ($125,000), Cambia Health Foundation ($100,000), Tillamook County Creamery Association ($100,000) and Umpqua Bank ($100,000).

Lattice Semiconductor

Hillsboro, Oregon-based chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor won Best in Show at the 2020 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference for its mVision solutions stack hardware and software package. It won in the Development Tools and Operating Systems category. The awards were presented by publishing company Open Systems Media.

Apr 03, 2020

Pyramid Analytics


Business intelligence platform developer Pyramid Analytics hired Spencer Johnson as vice president of North America sales. Johnson has over 25 years of experience selling and managing sales teams, from small startups to large enterprises. He was senior vice president of sales and marketing at GoodData and led teams at Couchbase and Oracle. Pyramid is based in Amsterdam and its U.S. headquarters is in Seattle. Pyramid enables large companies to analyze data in a modular, easy and fast way.


Bellevue-based Paccar extended the closure of its truck and engine production lines worldwide to April 20. The company initially said the closure would last until April 6. The latest move comes in response to recent changes in customer demand and a weaker outlook for the global economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 02, 2020

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors


Menlo Park, California-based Bordeaux Wealth Advisors named Jon Snare as managing partner of its newly opened Bellevue office. Snare has nearly 30 years of financial advisory experience, lastly as senior investment strategist at Wells Fargo Private Bank. Bordeaux is a boutique investment advisory and wealth management firm. It opened the Bellevue office and expanded its senior leadership in a strategic growth initiative.


Chicago-based Boeing received a $1.5 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for 18 Poseidon aircraft, which are made in Renton. The contract includes eight of the P-8A models for the U.S. Navy, six for the Republic of Korea Navy and four for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Poseidon is the military version of the 737 Next-Generation airplane.

Cropland Audits

Los Gatos, California-based Procurant Partners formed a partnership with Cropland Audits, an Idaho-based food safety consultant to the agriculture industry. Under the partnership, Cropland Audits becomes a reseller of Procurant's SureCheck, a food safety and task management app that provides growers and shippers with checklists, documented procedures and food safety program support.

The Standard

Portland-based Standard Insurance Co. (The Standard) is contributing $250,000 to the Oregon Community Recovery Fund in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Standard is donating the funds through its charitable foundation. The recovery fund is run by Oregon Community Foundation and fills gaps in funding not covered by the public or private sectors. During the outbreak, it is targeting child care, small businesses, seniors and education.

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