September 27, 2023

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Tech Moves: Washington STEM names new CEO Conversica and Iterable employ marketing vets

Milton Lang. (Washington STEM Picture)

— Washington STEM introduced Milton Lang as the instruction nonprofit’s new CEO. He has a doctorate in better schooling administration from Washington State University and was most a short while ago vice president of student expert services at Ohlone Higher education in Fremont, Calif.

Lang succeeds former Washington STEM CEO Angela Jones soon after a nationwide lookup funded in component by Jones’ new employer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Milton brings seasoned leadership, deep working experience in education, and a longtime commitment to paving the way for learners of shade and all those who have been systemically underserved or excluded,” reported Liz Tinkham, Washington STEM board chair.

Prior to Ohlone College or university, Lang was VP of scholar affairs and main variety officer at California Point out College, Chico. He also held roles overseeing pupil life at College of California, Davis and Washington Point out University.

Washington STEM is a nonprofit business concentrated on statewide training and social transform. Started in 2011, the Seattle-primarily based nonprofit has 10 associate networks across Washington point out, provides communities with investments and open up-sourced equipment, as effectively as advocating at the point out and federal degree.

James Philips. (Madrona Undertaking Group Photograph)

James Phillips, president of Microsoft’s Electronic Transformation Team, joined Madrona Enterprise Team as a strategic director.

Phillips is the co-founder and former CEO of Couchbase and Akimbi Devices, which was acquired by VMware. He not too long ago joined F5’s board of directors and is at the moment an angel investor and startup mentor.

Madrona’s strategic directors assist its portfolio companies and financial investment crew. Other strategic administrators incorporate Apptio co-founder and CEO Sunny Gupta Tableau CEO Mark Nelson Truveta CEO and former Microsoft exec Terry Myerson and VMware Main People today Officer Betsy Sutter.

— Startup internet marketing vet David Greenberg joined Foster City, Calif.-centered Conversica as chief marketing officer. He was most just lately CMO at advertising and marketing automation startup Act-On.

Based in Portland, Ore., Greenberg earlier held internet marketing leadership roles at startups Liveops,, Puppet and Urban Airship.

Initially released in Bellingham, Wash., Conversica offers virtual assistants for revenue teams applying conversational synthetic intelligence.

Adriana Gil Miner. (Iterable Picture)

— Previous Tableau government Adriana Gil Miner is now CMO at San Francisco-centered marketing and advertising platform Iterable. She was most a short while ago CMO at Seattle hybrid cloud storage startup Qumulo.

At Tableau, Miner was SVP of brand promoting and communications. She previously led advertising for layout agency Artefact, its spin off 10,000ft, and for a range of clientele at Weber Shandwick.

— Vancouver, Clean.-based ZoomInfo is increasing its functions to London and appointed Simon McDougall as its chief compliance officer.

Based mostly in the United Kingdom, McDougall most a short while ago labored at the Data Commissioner’s Place of work, the U.K.’s impartial authority for knowledge privateness and safety.

ZoomInfo went community in 2020 and offers business enterprise details subscriptions for product sales, marketing and advertising and recruiting pros. The enterprise obtained startups and Insent last 12 months.

— Comcast appointed Matt Quantz vice president of gross sales and internet marketing for Washington. Quantz joined the telecommunications big in 2014 and has been a gross sales leader in its Chicago, Oregon and Southwest Washington locations.

Comcast presently employs almost 4,000 people in Washington state.

— Everett, Clean.-dependent OceanGate Expeditions introduced University of North Carolina at Wilmington Professor Steve Ross will be the chief scientist on for its 2022 Titanic Survey Expedition which will run from May perhaps by means of June.

Ross and a group of scientists will utilize OceanGate’s five-man or woman deep-sea submersible to carry out a survey of maritime ecosystems on and in the vicinity of the wreck of the Titanic.

— Cellular car maintenance corporation Wrench employed Kevin Urie as SVP of enterprise and marketing. He joins the 6-12 months previous Seattle startup from British Columbia online video game studio Hyper Hippo.