Tech Moves: Isilon vet joins Skytap; Sewichi bulks up; and more
Brett Goodwin, a former marketing executive at Isilon Systems and RealNetworks, has joined fast-growing Seattle cloud computing startup Skytap as vice president of marketing and business development.
Goodwin was employee number 15 at Isilon, the Seattle storage company that sold to EMC last year for $2.25 billion. Before that, he spent six years at RealNetworks.
“The cloud is easily the most disruptive change in enterprise technology in more than a decade,” said Goodwin, who holds an MBA from Stanford and earned a degree in economics from Pomona College. “Skytap gives businesses a secure and simple way to use the cloud for complex computing environments.” Founded by computer scientists at the University of Washington, Skytap has raised cash from Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Bezos Expeditions, OpenView Venture Partners and WRF Capital.
Fisher Interactive Network, the online arm of Seattle media company, has named Jenny Kuglin to the position of general manager of content & social media and Mike Seifert to the position of general manager of digital revenues.
“The General Managers will focus on the two most important disciplines necessary to succeed – serving the audience by creating engaging content and working with advertisers to benefit from its growth,” said FIN’s Randa Minkarah.
Kuglin, the former executive director of Northwest Cable News, joined Fisher Interactive in September 2010 as director of social media. Seifert, the former vice president of global education at Pacific Institute, joined Fisher Interactive in February 2011 as Director of Sales.
Sewichi, a Seattle mobile analytics startup bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group, has bolstered its team with two key hires to the technical staff. They are Nick Gerner, who previously worked at SEOMoz, Kiha and Microsoft, and George Varghese, who previously worked at TATA, Microsoft and Marchex. Sewichi is led by David Shim, a former employee at aQuantive, Quantcast and Farecast. The six-person company is currently outgrowing its office space, and is currently looking for new digs in Seattle.
Ubermind, the mobile app development company, has promoted Nick Fink to the position of user experience director. The Seattle company, which has developed apps for Target, REI, Amtrak and Alaska Airlines, said it has hired 54 employees since June 1. It now employs more than 150 at new offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.
Rumblefish, a Portland company that specializes in music licensing for social media, has named Harry DeMott of Raptor Ventures to the board. DeMott previously sat on the boards of Titan Outdoor, dMarc Broadcasting and Pandora.
Zooppa has named Tosh Meston — who previously worked at Blue Dot, MySpace and Vizrea — as director of engineering. The Seattle company also tapped Jessica Carter, a former TV veteran and employee at Subversionz Media, as manager of partner programs.