Tech Moves: Accolade appoints execs; Vacasa adds board member ahead of SPAC deal; and more

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Carolina Lobo (left) and Eve Stacy. (appreciation photos)

— Hired convalescence platform Accolade Carolina Lobo as Chief Marketing Officer and Eve Stacy as Chief Customer Officer.

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Lobo was most recently Chief People and Brand Officer at Interim Healthcare. Stacy was most recently VP at Microsoft and previously VP of Global Strategy and Operations at SAP Concur.

Accolade is located in Seattle and Philadelphia. The publicly traded company expanded its personalized mental health service this year with additional offerings. It reported $73.3 million in revenue for its most recent fiscal quarter, up 99% year-over-year.

Barbara Messing. (Wakasa photo)
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— Roblox Chief Marketing and People Experience Officer Barbara Messing After going public through SPAC, the Portland, Ore.-based vacation rental company will join the board of Vacasa.

“I am passionate about the hospitality industry and recognize the market opportunity for vacation rentals with increasing consumer interest,” Messing said.

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Messing currently serves on the board of Overstock.com. She was previously an executive and CMO at Walmart and TripAdvisor, as well as a VP at Hotwire.

Lily Thill (left) and Erez Yarkoni. (karat photos)

— tech interview hired by startup Karat erez yarkoni as EVP of Revenue and Customer Operations and Lily Thill As VP of People and Talent.

Former CEO of BoldIQ, Yarkoni was most recently an executive at Check Point Software and previously EVP of Customer Operations and Strategy at Apptio. Thiel was previously an HR leader at San Francisco software company Medallia.

Karat raised a Series C round of $110 million in October at a valuation of $1.1 billion.

Danielle Ishem. (ADA Developers Academy photo)

– Appointed Ada Developers Academy Danielle Ishem As VP of Equity and Policy. He was most recently the Director of Student Equity and Experience at UW Medicine.

Ishem has a master’s degree in public health and administration from the University of Washington. She has previously worked for health organizations including Doctor for a Day and Seattle Children’s.

Ada, a Seattle-based tuition-free software development boot camp dedicated to diversifying the tech industry, was founded in 2013 and became an independent nonprofit last year.

, Rick Crabbe He is now chief revenue officer at RingSquare, a New Jersey telecommunications company. Crabbe was previously president and CRO at Redmond, Wash.-based Threshold Communications. He is a former GeekWire working geek.

From left: Sasha Martin, Nathan Harkenrider and Chris Barrow. (Verato photo)

— Vareto, a financial planning platform, added three Smartsheet alums from the Seattle area to its leadership team:

  • Nathan Harkenrider As VP of Engineering. He was most recently VP of Engineering at Smartsheet, where he worked for more than eight years.
  • Sasha Martin as head of recruitment. She most recently was head of recruiting at Seattle startup Shelf Engine and previously held recruiting roles at Emperity, Facebook and Smartsheet.
  • Chris Barrow As Head of Product Marketing. He previously worked at Starbucks and was director of product management at Expedia and Smartsheet.

Founded in 2020, Vareto is a remote-first company and Raised $24 million Series A funding round Led by GV (formerly Google Ventures).

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