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Tech Strikes: Accolade appoints execs; Vacasa provides board member forward of SPAC deal; and extra

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Carolina Lobo (left) and Eve Stacey. (Accolade Images)

— Well being advantages platform Accolade employed Carolina Lobo as chief advertising officer and Eve Stacey as chief buyer officer.

Lobo was most lately chief folks and model officer at Interim HealthCare. Stacey was most lately a VP at Microsoft and beforehand VP of worldwide technique and operations at SAP Concur.

Accolade relies in Seattle and Philadelphia. The publicly traded firm expanded its personalised psychological well being service this yr together with extra choices. It reported $73.3 million in its most up-to-date fiscal quarter income, up 99% year-over-year.

Barbara Messing. (Vacasa Picture)

— Roblox Chief Advertising and marketing & Folks Expertise Officer Barbara Messing will be a part of the board of Portland, Ore.-based trip rental firm Vacasa after it goes public through SPAC.

“I’m passionate concerning the hospitality business and acknowledge the market alternative forward for trip leases with rising shopper curiosity,” stated Messing.

Messing at the moment serves on the board of Overstock.com. She was beforehand an government and CMO at Walmart and TripAdvisor in addition to a VP at Hotwire.

Lily Thill (left) and Erez Yarkoni. (Karat Images)

— Technical interviewing startup Karat employed Erez Yarkoni as EVP of income and buyer operations and Lily Thill as VP of individuals and expertise.

The previous CEO of BoldIQ, Yarkoni was most lately an government at Test Level Software program and beforehand EVP of buyer operations and technique at Apptio. Thill was beforehand an HR chief at Medallia, a San Francisco software program firm.

Karat raised a $110 million Sequence C spherical at a $1.1 billion valuation in October.

Danielle Ishem. (Ada Builders Academy Picture)

— Ada Builders Academy appointed Danielle Ishem as VP of fairness and coverage. She was most lately director of scholar fairness and expertise at UW Drugs.

Ishem has a masters diploma in public well being and administration from the College of Washington. She’s beforehand labored for well being organizations together with Physician for a Day and Seattle Kids’s.

Ada, a Seattle-based tuition-free software program growth boot camp devoted to diversifying the tech business, was based in 2013 and grew to become an unbiased nonprofit final yr.

Rick Crabbe is now chief income officer at RingSquared, a New Jersey telecommunications firm. Crabbe was beforehand president and CRO at Redmond, Wash.-based Threshold Communications. He’s a former GeekWire Working Geek.

From left: Sasha Martin, Nathan Harkenrider and Chris Barrows. (Vareto Picture)

— Vareto, a monetary planning platform, added three Smartsheet alum from the Seattle area to its management staff:

  • Nathan Harkenrider as VP of engineering. He was most lately VP of engineering at Smartsheet the place he labored for greater than eight years.
  • Sasha Martin as head of recruiting. She was most lately head of recruiting at Seattle startup Shelf Engine and beforehand held recruiting roles at Amperity, Fb and Smartsheet.
  • Chris Barrows as head of product advertising. He beforehand labored at Starbucks and was a director of product administration at Expedia and Smartsheet.

Based in 2020, Vareto is a remote-first firm and raised a $24 million Sequence A funding spherical led by GV (previously Google Ventures).

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