Crowd Cow adds ex-Amazon leaders; former Expedia CTO joins Snap! Raise – GeekWire

Crowd Cow adds ex-Amazon leaders; former Expedia CTO joins Snap! Raise – GeekWire

Crowd Cow adds ex-Amazon leaders; former Expedia CTO joins Snap! Raise – GeekWire

Flexe CTO and Crowd Cow board member David Glick. (Flexe Photo)

— Seattle meat and seafood marketplace Crowd Cow hired Ian McAllister as chief product officer, Julie Pruitt as chief merchant, and Jeremy Sievert as VP of operations. It also appointed David Glick, CTO of on-demand warehousing startup Flexe, to its board.

“Crowd Cow has built an impressive in-house fulfillment platform and logistics capabilities, backed by a strong network of independent ranches and sustainable seafood providers,” said Glick.

Prior to Flexe, Glick spent almost two decades at Amazon and was VP of Amazon’s transportation and fulfillment technologies.

McAllister also spent more than a decade at Amazon as part of two separate stints. He helped lead AmazonSmile and the delivery experience team. McAllister also spent two years at Airbnb as director of product management.

Pruitt was most recently chief merchandising officer at health and wellness marketplace Thrive Market. She also led merchandising teams at Zulily, Walgreens and

Sievert joined from Imperfect Foods, where he was director of distribution for the Pacific Northwest.

Crowd Cow’s revenue has grown by more than 400% this year as its business has boomed amid the pandemic. The company is ranked No. 111 on the GeekWire 200, our list of top Pacific Northwest startups.

Stuart Silberg. (Snap! Raise Photo)

— Digital fundraising platform Snap! Raise hired Stuart Silberg as its new CTO. Silberg is the former CTO of Expedia Group. He co-founded and was CTO of travel booking startup Comencia and most recently led the technology team at senior housing service A Place for Mom.

Seattle-based Snap! Raise, ranked No. 44 on the GeekWire 200, develops software to help schools, clubs and activity teams fundraise securely online. The idea is to help free up time of busy teachers and coaches while making it easier to raise money, without the need for cash or manual data entry.

Earlier this year, Snap! Raise sold off its Advance fundraising product for universities and nonprofits to Israel-based Graduway.

From left to right: Carla Pagotto and LeAnn Affholter (Cardiac Insight Photos).

— Bellevue, Wash.-based Cardiac Insight hired LeAnn Affholter as VP of people and Carla Pagotto as VP of marketing. 

Affholter was most recently VP of human resources at Seattle mechanical engineering and construction firm PSF Mechanical. Pagotto is a former marketing director at medical device companies Medtronic and BD.

Cardiac Insight, which makes lightweight disposable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and software to monitor patients’ heartbeats, raised $8 million earlier this year.

— Portland, Ore.-based venture capital firm Elevate Capital added nine new venture partners to coach and mentor its portfolio companies. The venture partner team now includes:

• Co-founder and angel investor Anu Shukla, based in California.

• Pluto7’s Healthcare Applications and Services Director Dipty Desai, based in California.

• Champion Solutions Founder and TiE investor Donn Dimond, based in Portland.

• F4 Investments President and Founder Doug Fieldhouse, based in Seattle.

• Former Bio-Rad Laboratories Chief Strategy Officer Giovanni Magni, based in California.

• Troy Medicare CTO Lateef Jackson, based in Portland.

• Monsoon Inc. CEO Robin Jones, based in Portland.

• Soumitra Sengupta, a Microsoft alum and executive-in-residence at startup accelerator The Idea Village.

• Early-stage investor Tariq Khan, based in New York.

— Former CMO of Bellevue, Wash.-based cybersecurity startup Polyverse Joanne Harris is now executive vice president at Lightbend, a San Francisco microservices cloud company.

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