Tech Moves: Edifecs Appoints New CEO; Absci Adds Executives Before IPO; and more
Goel was previously an investment banker working with biotech companies. Most recently, he was a director at Credit Suisse, working on mergers and acquisitions. Goel is based in New York.
Korman was until recently General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of San Diego biotech company NEUVOGEN. She was previously responsible for intellectual property for end pharmaceuticals at Amgen. In addition to his JD, Korman has a doctorate. in materials science and engineering.
Based in Vancouver, Washington, Absci develops technologies to accelerate the drug discovery process. The company makes these technologies available to pharmaceutical companies through its platform.
Singh will become the chairman of the board of the 25-year-old company. Kavarthapu has been with Edifecs for 12 years and most recently was Vice President of Products and Services. Prior to Edifecs, Kavarthapu spent a decade at Wipro.
Edifecs expanded its management team in May and landed a private equity investment from TA Associates and Francisco Partners last year.
– Business technology company Acumatica opens office in London and hires Deljit Singh as country manager for UK and Ireland.
Singh was most recently at NetSuite where he led sales support programs for the EMEA region.
Following the acquisition of Acumatica by global private equity fund EQT Partners last year, the Bellevue, Wash., Based company expanded its product offering to include management software. spending to tackle enterprise software giants like Oracle and Microsoft.
– Video game studio veteran Colin Johanson returned to ArenaNet after nearly five years at Amazon where he most recently led the Crucible team.
Crucible, Amazon’s first big-budget video game, was discontinued shortly after its launch in May of last year.
– Replenium, Seattle e-commerce startup hired Marcia Webb as Vice President of CPG Sales. Webb was previously Vice President of Business Intelligence for NielsenIQ for 25 years, and also worked at Kraft-General Foods.
Founded by former Amazon executives, Replenium sells an automatic replenishment software platform to retailers, who use the technology to boost their e-commerce efforts.
– Seattle health tech startup Optimize.health hired former Lyft CEO Neha Ajmera as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to Lyft, Ajmera worked at McKinsey & Company.
Founded in 2015 and formerly known as Pillsy, Optimize.health develops a remote health monitoring system for doctor’s offices and hospitals. Last year, the company raised $ 15.6 million and saw 400% year-over-year revenue growth as the COVID-19 pandemic sparked increased interest in digital health solutions.
Martinez was most recently vice president of global marketing at Changepoint. Previously, she led the marketing teams at Skytap, K2 and Avaya. LeBlanc joins Adaptiva from TINYPulse where he was IT manager.
– Truveta VP of Product Management Jono Luk joined the iUrban Teen Seattle Executive Board.
Founded by Deena Pierott, iUrban Teen is a STEM + Arts program for under-represented teens currently in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Northern California, South Florida, and Houston. iUrban Teen was a finalist for the Geeks Give Back award at this year’s GeekWire Awards.
A Microsoft alumnus, Luk joined health data startup Truveta earlier this year. The startup is led by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson.