Sep 11, 2020
CloudMoyo was selected as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington state for the second year running, improving its rank from 13th in 2019 to fifth in 2020. The companies are ranked based on employee responses to a survey conducted by Seattle Business Magazine. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, with an innovation center in Pune, India, and sales offices in Jacksonville, Florida, and Overland Park, Kansas. CloudMoyo delivers AI-infused digital technology for railroad and transportation companies, as well as the manufacturing, architecture, engineering, construction and professional services industries. Additionally, CloudMoyo announced that Vinod Anantharaman joined the company as vice president of innovation. In his previous role, Anantharaman was director of strategy and business management in Microsoft's cloud AI team.
In Seattle, Qumulo, the file data platform for multi-cloud environments, named marketing veteran and former Tableau Software executive Elissa Fink to its board. Fink brings decades of marketing experience, and for 11 years was chief marketing officer at Tableau. Currently, Fink is a board member for a number of software companies and an adjunct professor at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.
Pat Scanlon joined Seattle-based Revitalization Partners as a director. Scanlon will lead the turnaround and corporate advisory firm's digital technology practice. Scanlon's experience includes 30 years with companies such as USA Today Sports, where he oversaw all online platforms and SaaS infrastructure. He served at J. Walter Thompson as the Madison Avenue agency's first director of interactive marketing in Australia and Asia. His media resume includes tenure as a board member overseeing the digital restructuring of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as well as chief technology officer and senior executive for Australia's first dotcom. Before joining Revitalization Partners, Scanlon was an independent consultant in the manufacturing and software sectors. Revitalization Partners improves the operational and financial results of small and mid-market companies nationwide and abroad.
The Seattle office of Alliant Insurance Services raised $100,000 for 21 charities. The early holiday charity drive responded to the need for a wide array of community services and resources in the wake of the pandemic. Previously an employee-exclusive endeavor, the program expanded its reach this year to include carriers, yielding its highest ever fundraising total. Alliant encouraged its clients to nominate charities and causes for the 2020 event. Alliant employees and carriers then worked together to raise funds. Those receiving funding spanned across Washington and Alaska, and included causes such as education, children's services, social justice and health care. This was the fourth year that the Alliant Seattle office collected and sent out holiday donations.
Sep 10, 2020
Panopto, a leader in video management systems for enterprise and education markets, has been selected as one of Washington's 25 best midsize workplaces in an annual ranking compiled by the Puget Sound Business Journal. With more than 150 employees, Panopto was ranked number six on the list. Panopto is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Since 2007, the company has created software that enables businesses and universities to create secure, searchable video libraries. Privately-held, Panopto was founded by technology entrepreneurs and software experts at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.
Washington State Department of Commerce director Lisa Brown announced Jaime Smith has been named its new communications director. Smith is joining the department ahead of current communications director Barbara Dunn's impending retirement. Smith has nearly 20 years of communications, outreach and policy experience, much of it in state government. She recently served as Gov. Jay Inslee's executive director of communications and external affairs. She left briefly to start her own communications firm, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought her back into state government, where she served as director of the state's COVID-19 joint information center at Camp Murray. Smith's earlier work includes legislative assistant and policy analyst and communications specialist for several members of the Washington State House of Representatives.
The Vashon Rotary Club announced its first-ever virtual event to fight homelessness. Prevent Homelessness on Vashon is a community partnership with the Vashon chamber and Our Mayberry, a new e-commerce platform. Our Mayberry officially launched in July 2020 as a e-commerce platform where small businesses offer their goods and services, and consumers can direct a percentage of every sale to charity. On Our Mayberry, the charities promote the businesses to shoppers and in return receive a contribution from each sale. Former football player Marcus Trufant joined the effort through his Trufant Family Foundation.
Accelerator Life Science Partners, a early-stage life science management and venture capital firm, announced the expansion of its advisory teams. Kevin Chow, Ph.D. and Melissa Yeager have been named as operating partners; Scott Brun, M.D. and David Hirsh, Ph.D., have been appointed to the clinical and scientific advisory board; Jan Lundberg, Ph.D. has been appointed to the clinical and scientific advisory board and will serve as a senior advisor; and Eugene Yeo, Ph.D., will serve as a senior advisor. Chow and Yeager will join a group of operating partners to assist with the evaluation of new business opportunities, support current and future ALSP portfolio companies and serve in a variety of operating and advisory roles. Brun served in various scientific & leadership roles for over 20 years at Abbott and AbbVie. Hirsh is a professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where he also served as department chairman and subsequently was appointed Columbia University's first executive vice president for research. Lundberg has over two decades as head of research at AstraZeneca and head of research and development at Eli Lilly.