– Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies Announced Nitin sood as its first commercial director. Sood will report to Adaptive Biotech CEO Chad Robins.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sood was most recently Senior Vice President of Products at oncology company Guardant Health. He was previously CEO of NuGen Technologies and Boreal Genomics.
In this new role, Sood will be responsible for the commercialization of Adaptive Biotech’s research solution, immunoSEQ; its clonoSEQ test tool; and T-Detect, a T-cell test that has been used to detect COVID-19 antibodies.
– Old Microsoft CVP Carolyn everson He will take over as president of San Francisco-based grocery delivery company Instacart in September. At Microsoft, he led global ad sales and strategy.
Everson was vice president of global marketing solutions for Facebook, working with leading social media agencies and advertisers. She is one of several former Facebook executives who joined the company this year, including the new CEO. Fiji Simo.
Instacart has been building its advertising business and reportedly hired more than 50 former Facebook employees according to LinkedIn data compiled by Silicon Valley tech news site The Information.
Founder and former CEO Apoorva Mehta has transitioned to become CEO of the board, while current Instacart president Nilam Ganenthiran will become strategic advisor to the CEO.
The 9-year-old company also turned to the Pacific Northwest for talent and hired former Porch executive Asha Sharma as its chief operating officer in February.
Instacart aims to build on its momentum from the pandemic and go public in the fourth quarter of this year and expand internationally, according to another report from The Information.
– Former Senior Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara Amelia ransomware He has joined Smartsheet as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Ransom previously spent more than a decade at Nordstrom, most recently as a director of talent. Headquartered in the Seattle area, Avalara and Smartsheet are publicly traded companies founded in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
– Seattle startup Ally.io announced Jaisimha Muthegere as Senior Vice President of Engineering, as well as the acquisition of project management software company Zepel.io.
India-based Muthegere will be the site lead for Ally.io’s offices in Chennai and Bengalaru. Most recently, he was CTO for San Francisco-based employee management software Reflektiv.
As part of the acquisition of Zepel.io, co-founder and CEO Gautham shankar and the rest of the Zepel.io team will join Ally.io.
Ally.io develops collaboration software for goal setting for organizations using the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) method. The startup closed a $ 50 million Series C round earlier this year and plans to open a fourth office in London.