root | Tech Moves: Algorithmia lands former Atlassian and InfluxData professionals; GitHub hires former Google Cloud chief

Rachel Potvin. (Courtesy of Rachel Potvin)

Rachel Potvin signed on with Microsoft-owned GitHub as vice chairman of engineering. Potvin maximum just lately led the information insights staff at Google Cloud. She up to now ran DevOps groups at Google and constructed recreation engines and editors whilst at Ubisoft.

“This new function at GitHub combines each my interest for developer-focused methods, and my hobby in the usage of information to fortify era,” Potvin stated in a LinkedIn announcement. “I imagine in GitHub’s project of being the house for all builders. I’m in particular motivated by means of the concept that GitHub is not just construction DevOps methods for elite builders, but additionally serving to tens of millions of other folks all over the world (some simplest the usage of cellphones!) benefit from the alternatives equipped by means of get admission to to the arena of era and instrument construction.”

GitHub just lately received Semmle, the San Francisco-based maker of a code research platform, to bump up safety for the coding repository.

Ken Toole and Fred Gallagher. (Algorithmia Photo)

Algorithmia employed Fred Gallagher as senior vice chairman of gross sales, advertising and marketing and partnerships, and Ken Toole as vice chairman of platform engineering.

Gallagher used to be maximum just lately head of globally gross sales at YugaByte and led gross sales and industry construction at InfluxData previous to that. He additionally held senior gross sales roles at Ingres, VMware, and Seagate.

“Fred has constructed and advanced expansion engines for a number of early-stage startups,” CEO Diego Oppenheimer stated in a remark. “We’re excited for him to use that experience to our group and enlarge the undertaking wins we are already seeing.”

Toole coms from Atlassian, the place he used to be head of engineering. He has additionally led engineering groups at Adobr and Microsoft.

“Ken brings a wealth of revel in in managing engineering and construction for vital undertaking instrument,” stated Kenny Daniel, CTO at Algorithmia. “This function will permit us to higher focal point and align engineering, whilst enabling me to proceed main product innovation.”

Seattle-based Algorithmia raised $25 million in May to construct out gear that make device studying more uncomplicated to enforce.

Travis McElfresh. (Virtuoso Photo)

Travel community Virtuoso employed Travis McElfresh as senior vice chairman of era. McElfresh maximum just lately held the similar identify at Nordstrom and has additionally labored at Microsoft, and Mindbloom.

“It’s an extraordinary match when you are ready to align your profession with your individual interest,” stated McElfresh, “and Virtuoso presented me a perfect aggregate: the chance to be told a brand new trade, the facility to discover my very own love of commute, and the danger to make use of my years of revel in to lend a hand pressure the corporate’s virtual transformation.”

McElfresh used to be one of two era executives to depart Nordstrom previous this yr amid broader shakeups within the store’s virtual department. Virtuoso has workplaces in Seattle, New York and Fort Worth, Texas.

Gary Watson. (Petriage Photo)

Petriage, a Seattle-based startup that operates a telemedicine carrier for pets, employed Gary Watson as its first CTO. Watson used to be previously vice chairman of instrument engineering at PetDesk and, previous to that, CTO at Vets First Choice, now Covetrus.

“Having spent over 15 years thinking about serving to veterinarians use information to satisfy the ever-growing demanding situations they face, I’m desperate to lend a hand Petriage ship its robust, totally built-in answer. Petriage lets in puppy house owners to supply higher maintain their pets with out forcing vets to enforce a frightening set of procedure adjustments,” Watson stated in a remark.

Brian Draggoo. (Likewise Photo)

Bill Gates-backed advice platform Likewise employed Brian Draggoo as leader advertising and marketing officer. Draggoo got here from Funding Circle UK, the place he used to be vice chairman of expansion for Europe.

Likewise shall we customers document and to find suggestions for leisure and eating from buddies and professionals. The startup is the brainchild of Larry Cohen, the previous Microsoft communications leader who’s now CEO of Gates’ personal workplace.

Yoni Koenig. (VRstudios Photo)

VRstudios introduced on Yoni Koenig as vice chairman of promoting. Koenig is the previous head of promoting and logo at VR corporate Exit Reality. He used to be additionally the founding father of recreation developer Gigawatt Studios and used to be head of era at virtual company Swirl.

VRstudios raised $2.2 million from buyers ultimate yr to fund digital fact methods that may be present in theme parks, film theaters and casinos around the U.S. Winham signed on with NanoString Technologies as senior vice chairman of operations. Winham used to be maximum just lately leader medical and working officer at Wamberg Genomic Advisors. He used to be leader working officer of Human Longevity previous to that.

“NanoString has a wealthy historical past of innovation and is poised for accelerating earnings expansion fueled by means of new product introductions and the access into spatial genomics,” Winham stated in a remark.

Dr. Mary Tedd Allen, who previously held Winham’s function, will function senior vice chairman of strategic projects till her deliberate retirement in April 2020.

Pike Street Capital employed Ram Nair as senior affiliate. He’ll be answerable for acquisition diligence, research of funding alternatives, and deal structuring and negotiation. Nair up to now labored at JP Morgan and Gryphon Investors. He used to be maximum just lately with Spitfire Capital.

Pike Street introduced ultimate yr and is thinking about expansion buyouts of winning B2B business era firms within the decrease center marketplace that experience annual revenues of $10 to $100 million. It seeks majority possession positions in its portfolio firms.

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