Feb 08, 2023
Washington Trust Bank announced the addition of Kevin Bedlington to its Commercial Banking team in the north Puget Sound region as vice president and relationship manager. While Bedlington is new to Washington Trust Bank, he is not new to banking. He brings over 22 years of experience in the financial industry to the team, having worked in commercial lending at other western Washington financial institutions since 2001.
“We're excited to announce the addition of Kevin Bedlington to our north Puget Sound Commercial Banking team,” said Kit Gerwels, senior vice president and team leader for Washington Trust Bank. “He will be instrumental to our focus on expanding our footprint in the region, where he has spent over two decades fostering commercial banking relationships. Considering his thoughtful approach and long history of delivering insightful financial solutions to meet his clients' evolving needs, he will be a great asset to our customers and our growing team.”
Bedlington attended Washington State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. He also holds an MBA in finance from Hawaii Pacific University.
Washington Trust Bank is the largest independently owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving the region since 1902.
Feb 07, 2023
SEATTLE – Schroeter Goldmark & Bender recently welcomed Craig Sims and Kaitlin Cherf to the Seattle-based law firm's shareholder group.
Sims is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 25 years of litigation and leadership experience, whose practice focuses on asbestos and mesothelioma, civil rights, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death. Sims joined SGB in 2018. He has a proven record of accomplishment in litigating cases with significant verdict wins and settlements exceeding $20 million. Before entering private practice, Sims was the Criminal Division Chief in the Seattle Attorney's Office, where he led a team of over 60 attorneys and staff. He also served as a Senior King County prosecutor for more than a decade, where he prosecuted homicide and other high-profile cases. Sims earned his law degree from Seattle University.
Cherf (formerly Wright) joined SGB in 2018, bringing extensive experience and skill in asbestos litigation. During her tenure at SGB, Cherf's focus has included litigation of personal injury and wrongful death cases, along with representing plaintiffs in civil rights matters. In a decade of practicing law, her work has resulted in significant jury awards and settlements for her clients, including a verdict that was the largest in Oregon's history for an asbestos-related disease contracted from occupational exposure in that state. She also helped to set a record in Washington for a case involving take-home asbestos exposure. Cherf graduated from Seattle University School of Law.
Feb 03, 2023
Craig Wanichek, president and chief executive officer of Summit Bank announced that the Oregon-based business bank is growing its presence in the Portland market and expanding into Washington County. The office will be led by veteran community banker Greg Oakes, who started with Summit Bank on January 23. The office is located at 1915 NE Stucki Ave, Hillsboro. Oakes will join the bank as senior vice president and team leader. He has over 34 years of commercial banking experience in the local area. Oakes is a graduate of the University of Oregon, and currently serves as the president of the Rotary of Beaverton and is on the board of directors of Community Access Services II Inc., a local non-profit that supports individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. This office was opened late last year by senior vice president, and business client advisor Joshua Adams. Additionally, Wanichek announced that Jamie Moffitt, senior vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer of the University of Oregon is joining the Board of Directors of Summit Bank. Moffitt steps in for Ann Marie Mehlum, founding president and CEO of Summit Bank and member of the Summit Bank Board of Directors since 2017. Mehlum is retiring from the board in April, 2023. Summit Bank has offices in Eugene, Central Oregon, and downtown Portland.
Tanium appointed Dan Streetman to the role of chief executive officer. Orion Hindawi, who is the co-founder and current CEO of Tanium, will assume the role of executive chairman. David Hindawi, co-founder of Tanium, will transition to chairman emeritus. Most recently, Streetman served as CEO of Allvue Systems, and prior to that, he served as CEO of TIBCO Software. In his earlier career, Streetman oversaw data-driven transformations at BMC, Salesforce, and C3.ai. Streetman becomes the newest addition to an executive leadership team, including Bina Chaurasia, chief administrative and operating officer; Charles Ross, chief customer officer; Marc Levine, chief financial officer; Nic Surpatanu, chief product officer; Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer; Tobias JulÃ©n, chief people officer; and Tyker Fagg, chief revenue officer. Tanium is a IT operations and security management company and supplier of converged endpoint management based in Kirkland.
Feb 02, 2023
Washington Trust Bank added Kevin Bedlington to its commercial banking team in the north Puget Sound region as vice president and relationship manager. Bedlington brings over 22 years of experience in the financial industry, having worked in commercial lending at other western Washington financial institutions since 2001. Bedlington attended Washington State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. He also holds an MBA in finance from Hawaii Pacific University. He is involved with numerous community and professional organizations including the American Bankers Association, Lighthouse Mission Ministries Foundation and Risk Management Association. Washington Trust Bank is an independently owned full-service commercial bank, serving the Northwest region since 1902. Headquartered in Spokane, Washington Trust Bank currently has over 40 branches and offices in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
The Seattle City Council and Mayor Bruce Harrell have proclaimed 2023 to be the Year of Community Gardening in honor of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program's 50th anniversary. The P-Patch Community Gardening Program, managed by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is the largest municipally managed community gardening program west of New York. Community gardeners grow food, flowers, and herbs on 15 acres of land across the city of Seattle and provide stewardship for an additional 35 acres. All P-Patch gardens are open to the public to enjoy and are utilized as restorative spaces, learning and idea incubators, and venues for community gatherings.
Vancouver-based ZoomInfo, a global provider of modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, appointed Ali Dasdan as chief technology officer and Dave Justice as chief revenue officer. Dasdan joins ZoomInfo from Atlassian, where he was the head of engineering for work management. Dasdan will oversee the company's innovation and development efforts, including leading the product-led growth organization focused on bringing the ZoomInfo platform to more users. Nir Keren, ZoomInfo's chief technology officer since 2015, will be leaving the organization. Justice, who will join ZoomInfo on Feb. 6, served as chief revenue officer of PagerDuty for the past three years. He previously held senior sales positions at Salesforce and Cisco.
Feb 01, 2023
Brent Beardall, president and CEO of Washington Federal, Inc. and Washington Federal Bank continues to make significant progress recovering from a small plane crash in early January in Provo, Utah. Beardall, who is undergoing extensive physical therapy at the Rehabilitation Hospital at the University of Utah Health, expects to be discharged from the hospital on February 10, 2023, and return to his duties at WaFd Bank full time beginning February 13, 2023. Executive vice president and chief consumer banker Cathy Cooper assumed Beardall's duties in his absence. WaFd Bank, a federally insured Washington state-chartered bank with headquarters in Seattle, has more than 200 branches in eight western states.
Seattle-based Know Labs, an emerging developer of non-invasive medical diagnostic technology, announced changes to its executive leadership team. Ron Erickson, founder and chairman at Know Labs, was unanimously named chief executive officer by the company's board of directors. Erickson has been with the company and its predecessors for nearly 20 years. He brings 30 years of board, business development, financial and executive leadership experience across multiple industries. Alongside Erickson, Dr. James Anderson continues as Know Labs' chief medical officer, leading all activities related to clinical development. Steve Kent continues as Know Labs' chief product officer, responsible for all initiatives related to product development. Know Labs' Finance and Intellectual Property functions continue to be led by Pete Conley, chief financial officer and SVP, intellectual property. Masanori King Takee was promoted to chief technology officer. In his new role, Takee will continue to lead the company's software engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning activities. Takee joined Know Labs in 2018 as one of the company's first employees and brings 20 years of experience creating software for technology and healthcare startups. Jessica English joins the Know Labs team as chief marketing officer. She will lead the company's marketing and communications efforts in preparation for a commercial launch. English most recently served as vice president of marketing at NZXT, a PC gaming hardware company. Leo Trautwein, previously Know Labs' chief marketing officer, is now chief commercial officer. In his 25-year multi-disciplinary career, Trautwein served as a strategy consultant, general manager and P&L leader. Trautwein will work alongside Erickson on the day-to-day management of Know Labs to ensure the appropriate initiatives are being executed to bring its Bio-RFID technology through FDA clearance and commercialization.
Bellevue-based CoreStack, a global multi-cloud governance provider, announced that Raj Raghavan will be joining CoreStack's leadership team in the newly created role of chief human resources officer. Raghavan was formerly SVP & HR head at IndiGo, where he oversaw all aspects of human resources, including its learning academy, corporate social responsibility, and diverse admin functions. CoreStack was ranked as the 78th fastest-growing company in North America on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. To meet this growth need, Raghavan will lead CoreStack's HR function globally, crafting talent acquisition strategies and continuing to promote CoreStack's culture. Raghavan also spent seven years at Amazon, where he served as HR head (Asia Pacific & Middle East) and was responsible for international consumer business and global technology development centers in the region. He also served 10 years at GE, where he was HR head for GE's global research and India Technology Centers. CoreStack is backed by strategic advisors, including the ex-CEO of Wipro and ex-CIO of Microsoft. The company is a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, Amazon AWS Advanced Technology Competency Partner, Oracle Cloud Build Partner, and Google Cloud Build Partner.