Tech Moves: Convoy adds CFO; Stripe hires a Microsoft president; Providence names chief digital officer; and more

From major remaining, clockwise: Mina Yoo, Sara Vaezy, Rohit Wad, Sonia Jain, James Phillips.
Sonia Jain. (Convoy Photograph)

Sonia Jain, previously CFO from, will join Seattle startup Convoy as its new chief financial officer.

Jain served as CFO of because 2020 and earlier put in 10 yrs at Redbox/Outerwall. She is a graduate of Harvard Enterprise College.

Convoy, backed by the likes of Invoice Gates, Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff and some others, operates a electronic freight network that matches shippers with truck drivers. Started in 2015, Convoy at this time has 1,300 personnel.

Jain replaces Mark Okerstrom, president and COO who was serving as acting CFO considering that December 2020. Jain will report to Okerstrom, the previous Expedia CEO who joined Convoy in August 2020.

James Phillips. (Madrona Enterprise Group Photograph)

James Phillips, previous president of Microsoft’s Electronic Transformation System Team, joined payment processing big Stripe as president of economical services.

Phillips has far more than 10 yrs of management encounter at Microsoft and most just lately led its 15,000-human being Digital Transformation Team. He also earlier led three startups, which includes Couchbase. Phillips is at the moment a board member at F5 and joined Madrona Enterprise Team in January as strategic director.

San Francisco-centered Stripe is at present valued at $115 billion and has 7,000 workforce. It opened a Seattle office in 2017.

“James delivers a scarce blend of working experience as a software package engineer, repeat entrepreneur, and expert business chief,” mentioned Stripe CEO Patrick Collison in a statement.

Providence Main Digital Officer Sara Vaezy, (Providence Photo)

— Providence named Sara Vaezy as its executive vice president and chief electronic officer major the Digital Innovation Team.

Vaezy replaces Aaron Martin, who recently returned to Amazon as vice president of health.

Vaezy joined Providence in 2017 and was most not too long ago a senior vice president aiding direct the overall health nonprofit’s electronic attempts. She will also now provide on the organization’s government council.

The Electronic Innovation Group oversees Providence’s inner startup incubator and can help establish electronic-similar partnerships.

Providence also declared that Shweta Ponnappa was promoted to chief marketing and advertising and digital knowledge officer.

Rohit Wad. (Binance Photograph)

Rohit Wad, former Microsoft corporate vice president, joined cryptocurrency marketplace Binance as main technological know-how officer.

Wad invested extra than 20 several years at Microsoft and beforehand labored at Meta, aiding the social media large expand its Seattle engineering business office. He also used a calendar year-and-a-50 % at Google as an engineering director.

Launched in 2017, Binance is the biggest worldwide cryptocurrency exchange. Its U.S. affiliate Binance.US not too long ago raised a lot more than $200 million at a $4.5 billion valuation.

Mina Yoo and Qliplet
Lulabop CEO Mina Yoo demonstrating the Qliplet. at the 2016 GeekWire Summit in Seattle. (GeekWire Photograph / Dan DeLong)

Mina Yoo, a Seattle entrepreneur who recently bought her gear-holding gadget Heroclip to Gear Help, joined the Seattle outdoor retailer as entrepreneur-in-residence.

REI a short while ago released a $30 million venture fund and accelerator system identified as Route In advance Ventures to commit in varied founders.

“It is so thrilling to me that I will be ready to use my experiences as a startup operator, my enthusiasm for the outdoors, my appreciate of mentoring and my qualifications as an entrepreneur professor to contribute to this match-transforming undertaking,” Yoo wrote in a LinkedIn post.

Yoo, a Ph.D. previous professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Washington, launched Lulabop and her Heroclip product in 2015. The components, at first termed the Qliplet, is section carabiner and part utility hook and was made to keep and dangle gear for all people from outside enthusiasts to garage re-organizers.

Yoo raised about $2 million for Heroclip and bought additional than 1 million models worldwide.