Today: Jun 14, 2024

Tech Shakeup: Google Titans to Seattle’s MotherDuck, Humanly scores new VP

6 months ago
  • Google’s Frances Perry and Margaret Lawrence Rosas have joined Seattle startup MotherDuck as new leaders.
  • Pallavi Sinha from software development firm Mason, joins Humanly as Vice President of Growth.
  • Boeing announces Chris Raymond as CEO of Boeing Global Services and Brian Moran as Chief Sustainability Officer.

From Google’s ranks, MotherDuck has welcomed Frances Perry for the role of engineering manager and Margaret Lawrence Rosas as head of customer success. Perry brings 16 years of work experience from Google where she rose to be engineering director of Google Compute Engine. Rosas, formerly from Looker which Google acquired in 2020, spent three years in director roles at Google. MotherDuck, launched in April 2022, managed to raise $52.5 million in funding back in September.

In another move, Pallavi Sinha has joined Seattle startup Humanly as vice president of growth, holding previous roles at Seattle software development firm Mason. Humanly helps automate recruiting for firms, and brought in a new funding round of $12 million back in June bringing total funding to nearly $18 million.

Meanwhile, Boeing has announced Chris Raymond as CEO of Boeing Global Services and Brian Moran as Chief Sustainability Officer starting January 1. Further in the corporate world, Scott Chancellor of Humu is now CEO of customer communication platform Aircall. Capping off the change of roles, former executives from Green Canopy NODE, including Aaron Fairchild, Andy Wolverton, and Susan Fairchild, have now launched Cambia Capital a sustainability-focused real estate investment firm.

In the startup scene Madin Akpo-Esambe, co-founder of Trava has joined the investment team at Tacoma Venture Fund, which was launched in 2020 and focuses on the Tacoma area south of Seattle. Over at Sila, a next-generation battery materials startup, former Intel and General Electric executive Abbey Omokhodion has joined as the new chief financial officer.

With these additions, the Seattle tech scene continues to evolve and grow, showing promising signs of promising innovation and solid leadership in the future.