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From prime remaining, clockwise: Chris Suh Sarah Wilkins Brian Surratt Tommy Carls and Mark Vadon.
Chris Suh. (EA Picture)

— Electronic Arts (EA) declared Chris Suh as its new CFO efficient March 1. Suh is at present CVP and CFO of the cloud and AI team at Microsoft. He has put in much more than 25 yrs at Microsoft, starting off as an inside auditor.

“I’m very energized to sign up for a world leader in interactive entertainment at a time of such progress and transformation in the business,” said Suh.

Suh will replace Blake Jorgensen, who introduced programs to depart previous year. Suh not too long ago joined the board of Atlanta electronic promotion system Cardlytics.

— Athira Pharma appointed Vaxcyte CEO Grant Pickering to its board of administrators. He is the initial new board member appointed considering the fact that co-founder and former CEO Leen Kawas resigned and left the board soon after an picture manipulation investigation.

Adhering to Kawas’ departure, Mark Litton, who earlier served as COO, was named CEO and joined the board of directors.

Brian Surratt. (Better Seattle Companions Picture)

— Regional trade and expenditure organization Greater Seattle Associates announced Brian Surratt as its new president and CEO. His appointment will come immediately after an substantial look for following founding CEO Brian McGowan stepped down very last calendar year.

Surratt was most lately govt director for the Puget Seem area at Nearby Initiatives Help Company, a community development corporation. He was earlier vice president of genuine estate advancement and group relations at Alexandria True Estate Equities and used additional than a decade working for the Metropolis of Seattle.

— Previous Expedia Team SVP Shiv Singh is now chief advertising and buyer expertise officer at online loan market LendingTree.

The previous Visa and PepsiCo govt oversaw branding at Expedia Team, where by he expended significantly less than a year.

Mark Vadon speaks at the 2014 GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photo)

— Zulily co-founder Mark Vadon joined the board of Athletic Greens, maker of a diet powder. He is also an investor in its most up-to-date $115 million funding round. The New Zealand startup is now valued at far more than $1 billion.

Vadon currently serves on the board of Seattle firms Rad Energy Bikes and Flyhomes. He is now the CEO of “blank check” organization Major Sky Advancement Partners, which lifted $300 million past 12 months.

— Publicly traded Seagen appointed Lee Heeson as EVP of industrial international. He succeeds Tuomo Pätsi, who is retiring this month.

Heeson was most just lately president of global at Vifor Pharma. In his new part, he will be accountable for Bothell, Clean.-primarily based Seagen’s business operations outdoors of the U.S. He will be based mostly out of Seagen’s international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.

Andy Skalet, co-founder and previous CTO of BrandVerity, is now a associate at Xyonix, a Seattle-based mostly AI consultancy.

Founded in 2008, BrandVerity provides brand name defense companies and was obtained by Partnerize in 2020. Prior to BrandVerity, Skalet was a computer software engineer at Seattle startups Evri and Judy’s E-book.

Xyonix was co-launched by previous Socrata CTO Deep Dhillon and engineer Carsten Tusk, the two of whom also labored at Evri.

Tommy Carls. (Propio Image)

— Seattle startup Proprio announced Tommy Carls as VP of products marketing and management. He was beforehand VP of exploration for Medtronic’s backbone and biologics division.

Proprio is establishing surgical tools that use pc vision, AI and virtual truth to develop real-time illustrations or photos for surgeons. Founded in 2016, the College of Washington spinout has elevated just beneath $30 million.

Sounders FC hired Tyler Cox as the Seattle professional soccer club’s new director of analytics. He joins from Arsenal FC exactly where he spent 8 a long time in a variety of analytics roles.

A graduate of Western Washington University, the new function will deliver Cox back to the Seattle-space.

“I look ahead to signing up for this kind of a successful business and holding the Sounders at the forefront of soccer analytics,” said Cox.

Sounders FC VP of Analytics and Study Ravi Ramineni, a Microsoft alum, is departing the group after 9 a long time. He will join Houston, Texas-based Blue Crow Sporting activities Team.

Sarah Wilkins. (Reverb Photo)

— Reverb CEO Mikaela Kiner announced COO Sarah Wilkins as the Seattle HR firm’s initially partner. Wilkins joined Reverb in 2018 and previously worked as advisor at Alvarez & Marsal and Hitachi Consulting.

[Editor’s Note: GeekWire is a Reverb client.]

— The Most cancers Consortium, which includes Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Most cancers Care Alliance, appointed Mignon Loh and Elizabeth Swisher as deputy directors. The national most cancers institute also declared its services space expanded from 13 counties to the overall state of Washington.