— Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies announced Nidin As its first chief commercial officer. Sood will report to Adaptive Biotech CEO Chad Robins.
Sood is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and most recently served as senior vice president of products for oncology company Guardant Health. He was the CEO of NuGen Technologies and Boreal Genomics.
In this new role, Sood will be responsible for the commercialization of Adaptive Biotech’s research solution ImmunoSEQ; its test tool clonoSEQ; and T-Detect, a T cell test for detecting COVID-19 antibodies.
— Former Microsoft CVP Caroline Everson Will take over as president of San Francisco-based grocery delivery company Instacart in September. At Microsoft, she leads global advertising sales and strategy.
Everson recently served as the vice president of Facebook’s global marketing solutions, which works with top social network agencies and advertisers. She is one of several former Facebook executives who joined the company this year, including the new CEO Figue Seamo.
Instacart has been expanding its advertising business, It is said that According to LinkedIn data compiled by the Silicon Valley technology news site The Information, the company employs more than 50 former Facebook employees.
Founder and former CEO Apoorva Mehta Transfer to executive chairman Member of the board of directors, and current President of Instacart Nilam Ganenthiran will become the CEO’s strategic advisor.
The nine-year-old company also turned to the Pacific Northwest to recruit former Porch executive Asha Sharma as chief operating officer in February.
According to reports, Instacart’s goal is to capitalize on the momentum of the pandemic, go public in the fourth quarter of this year, and expand internationally. Another report from The Information.
— Former Avalara Senior Director of Participation and Diversity Amelia Ransom Has joined Smartsheet as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Ransom previously worked at Nordstrom for more than a decade and most recently served as Director of Talent. Avalara and Smartsheet are headquartered in the Seattle area and are listed companies established in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
— Seattle startup Ally.io announced Jessimha Mutger As senior vice president of engineering, and acquisition of project management software company Zepel.io.
Muthegere is headquartered in India and will serve as the site leader for Ally.io’s Chennai and Bangalore offices. He most recently served as the CTO of Reflektive, an employee management software in San Francisco.
As part of the Zepel.io acquisition, co-founder and CEO Gautam Shankar Other members of the Zepel.io team will join Ally.io.
Ally.io uses OKR (Goals and Key Results) methods to develop collaborative software for the organization to develop goals. The startup completed a $50 million Series C financing earlier this year and plans to open a fourth office in London.