Oct 27, 2021
As Gonzaga begins a yearlong centennial celebration of the School of Business Administration, a gift of $2 million has established the Jud Regis Chair of Accounting. Of that amount, $1.75 million endows the Jud Regis Chair while $200,000 is designated for the accounting program itself and $50,000 for the Fund for Gonzaga in support of student scholarships. Donors Dan and Cecelia Regis, of Bellevue, named the endowed position to honor Dan's father, Jud, whom they credit with instilling the values of faith, family and freedom in Dan and his siblings. Jud Regis grew up in Spokane where Dan was born. During his career, Dan Regis oversaw the Northwest offices of the accounting firm Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) as managing partner before leaving in 1996 for the venture capital arena. Accounting has long been a strength of Gonzaga's business school. The program's 82.4% CPA pass rate is 10th in the nation and first on the West Coast for schools with at least 60 candidates taking the exam. The undergraduate accounting program is ranked 31st in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 business school rankings. Gonzaga's School of Business Administration was founded in 1921.
Columbia Sportswear announced the promotion of Andrew Burns to vice president, strategic planning and investor relations. Burns has been at Columbia Sportswear for more than three years leading the investor relations program. In his new role, he will take on leading strategic planning and initiative management in addition to his responsibilities for investor relations. Columbia Sportswear was founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, and the company's brands are sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear also owns the Mountain Hard Wear, SOREL and prAna brands.
Oct 26, 2021
Ankrom Moisan, a firm specializing in integrated architectural, interior design, planning, and brand, has hired Hao Duong as a healthcare principal. Duong will be amplifying the business development strategy and overseeing project delivery for AM's healthcare sector in Washington and Oregon. Duong's recent projects included supporting the work of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Neighborcare, and Grady Health System in revealing how the built environment can support their efforts to eliminate health disparities through education and social justice. He has worked with clients of varying scales including New York University, Nationwide Children's, University of Washington, Virginia Mason, UCSF, and Seattle Children's. Duong received a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Ankrom Moisan was founded in 1983, and today has offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Symetra celebrated the opening of Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center with the installation of a commissioned artwork. Symetra SVP Trinity Parker joined Seattle artist Aramis O. Hamer to debut the 6- by 9-foot acrylic on canvas painting in the arena's 11,000 square foot Symetra Club event space. Symetra is the first founding partner of the Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken, the NHL's newest franchise. Home to the Kraken and the WNBA Seattle Storm, also a Symetra partner, the Climate Pledge Arena is the first net zero certified arena in the world. Hamer is a self-taught visual artist and muralist whose subject matter is inspired by the cosmos, music, nature, divine femininity, and the complexities throughout the Black culture. Those themes are reflected in the Symetra Club piece, with visual references to its Pacific Northwest setting, the Kraken's tentacles, and Symetra's vision. Symetra Life Insurance is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue.
Nautilus, a leader in personalized connected home fitness, announced that Kelley Hall, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), and Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer and vice president of digital product development at The Washington Post have been appointed to its board of directors. Hall brings expertise leading financial strategy and managing omnichannel ecosystems at several leading companies, including REI, the nation's largest consumer co-operative. Prakash adds engineering and digital strategy experience and has led multiple digital growth transformations, including transitioning to and leveraging subscription business models. Prior to REI, Hall was senior vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer for Nordstrom. Kelley also spent nine years at NIKE, and was with Starbucks Corporation from 1994 to 2008 in a variety of finance leadership roles. Prakash began his career as a software engineer with several technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and Netscape, and Microsoft where he was a key member of the Bing search engine. Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.
Oct 22, 2021
Seattle-based MoxiWorks, a real estate technology platform, announced they have acquired reeazily, an enterprise back-office solution that helps manage real estate transactions across the entire real estate organization. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Now, on its fourth generation, reeazily includes a complete brokerage back-office solution, broker.ez, which integrates QuickBooks Online for accounting. Reeazily also integrates with DocuSign, SkySlope and Dotloop for transaction document management, all of which are existing partners in MoxiWorks' MoxiCloud Partner Program. The entire reeazily team will be joining MoxiWorks and will become Moxians, and reeazily CSO and co-founder Casey Reagan, will stay on board as MoxiWorks' director of product management for back-office solutions. MoxiWorks acquired marketing automation platform, Imprev in November of 2019 which has expanded MoxiWorks' marketing offering, MoxiImpress, powering agent marketing efforts though the complete automation of listing materials. York Baur is the CEO of MoxiWorks.
Betacom, longtime design and deployment partner for telecommunication companies including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, announced that its private wireless solution 5G-as-a-Service has won a Mobile Breakthrough Award for 5G Innovation of the Year. Part of Tech Breakthrough, a market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the Mobile Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in mobile and wireless technology companies, products and people. Betacom 5G-as-a-Service is a fully managed private wireless service, enabling U.S. enterprises to have access to cost-effective, high-performance 5G networks. Betacom enterprise customers retain ownership of the network and local control of their data, with network management delivered via Betacom Security and Service Operations Center, a AI-driven NOC hosted on Microsoft Azure. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bellevue, Betacom has offices across the United States.
CI Financial and McCutchen Group announced an agreement under which CI will acquire Seattle-based McCutchen Group, an ultra-high-net-worth focused wealth management firm. Founded in 2007, McCutchen Group provides comprehensive financial advisory services ranging from investment management to tax, charitable and estate planning, as well as family office services. Since entering the U.S. registered investment advisor sector in January 2020, CI has become one of the country's fastest-growing national wealth management platforms. The Asset & Wealth Management Investment Banking Group of Raymond James & Associates acted as financial advisor to McCutchen Group and Perkins Coie served as legal advisor. CI's legal advisor was Hogan Lovells US. This transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.