Tech Moves: Propio expands leadership team; Jama hires CEO; Nordstrom’s new accounting chief

Tony Titus, Shannon Eubanks, and Amish Patel. (Propio Photo)

— Seattle health-tech startup Propio expanded its leadership team with three new additions:

  • Amish Patel, vice president of product. Patel was previously vice president of technology at high-tech football helmet maker Vicis, which entered receivership in December. He’s the co-founder of another Seattle startup, Katalyst, and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Pioneer Square Labs.
  • Shannon Eubanks, vice president of engineering and regulatory affairs. Eubanks is a former L’Oreal executive and spent a decade at Pathway Medical.
  • Tony Titus, vice president of business development. Titus is another Vicis alum, having spent nearly four years as a sales leader at the startup. He also was an exec at Covidien, Medtronic, Masimo, and Cardiac Science.

Propio emerged from stealth mode a year ago. The company wants to overhaul how surgeons see, starting with a system that captures real-time volumetric video using light field technology.

— Archetype Entertainment, an Austin, Texas-based game development studio founded by Renton, Wash.-based Wizards of the Coast, appointed Chad Robertson as VP, studio general manager.

Robertson joins James Ohlen, VP, head of studio, who was hired last year. Both are alums of BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts. The studio is developing a multi-platform science fiction roleplaying game.

— Senior assisted living company Aegis Living added Nader Naini to its board of managers. Naini is a managing partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners; he’s been with the firm for 29 years.

Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Aegis Living currently has 32 assisted living and memory care facilities and plans to double in size over the next 10 years. Naini also serves on the board of Seattle-based virtual primary care service provided 98point6.

“I’m honored to be joining the board of Aegis Living, a truly forward-thinking organization on the frontlines of reshaping the senior assisted living experience for the next generation of older adults,” said Naini.

James Pratt.

— Executive coach James Pratt joined Reverb, a Seattle-based consulting company focused on people operations.

Pratt was most recently VP of people development at Gravity Payments and also led people operations at Socrata. He began his career as a software engineer and managed technical teams at Microsoft and HTC.

— Public servant Kendrick Stewart was named deputy director of Washington State Department of Commerce. Stewart previously served at the Washington Department of Enterprise Services.

Led by Washington State Commerce Director Lisa Brown, the agency has nearly 350 employees with almost 100 programs focused on community and economic development.

— Portland, Ore.-based Jama Software, which makes a product development platform used by large companies, appointed Marc Osofsky as its new CEO.

Most recently Osofsky served as CEO of Boston, Mass.-based Aberdeen. He previously held executive roles at multinational companies such as Lionbridge and SAP. Osofsky will be based in Boston.

Osofsky replaces former CEO Scott Roth who led the company for more than three years. During Roth’s tenure the company raised $200 million, one of the largest venture financing deals in the Pacific Northwest for 2018.

— Nordstrom appointed Michael Maher as the company’s chief accounting officer. Maher previously served as senior vice president of finance and has worked for the Seattle-based retailer since 2009.

— The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce named Markham McIntyre as acting executive leader. This follows the departure of former President and CEO Marilyn Strickland, who left last month to run for Congress as a Democrat.

McIntyre, currently the Chamber’s executive vice president, will lead the business association while an executive committee led by Diana Birkett Rakow conducts the search for a permanent CEO.

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