Tech Strikes: OfferUp hires chief product officer; Flyhomes provides advertising VP; and extra

Niti Bashambu. (OfferUp Photograph)

— Cell market OfferUp appointed Niti Bashambu as its new chief product officer. 

Bashambu was most just lately chief product officer at San Francisco actual property information startup HouseCanary. She was beforehand chief analytics officer for IAC Functions, a part of Expedia Chairman Barry Diller’s IAC group. Bashambu is at the moment a Development Council advisor for YCombinator and relies within the San Francisco Bay Space.

Bellevue, Wash.-based OfferUp raised $120 million earlier this year and purchased rival market Letgo. It reached a valuation of $1.4 billion in August 2019.

OfferUp has 350 workers between its Bellevue headquarters and an workplace in Miami, Fla. The app now has greater than 20 million month-to-month customers after combing the Letgo and OfferUp marketplaces, each which let individuals purchase and promote used items and compete with Craigslist.

OfferUp stated shopping for exercise for merchandise individuals use at dwelling comparable to train tools and video video games has elevated considerably amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are additionally extra consumers utilizing nationwide delivery.

Amy Sellers. (Flyhomes Photograph)

— Seattle actual property startup Flyhomes introduced Amy Sellers as its new VP of promoting. Sellers was most just lately a shopper associate at Fb and held advertising administration roles at Amazon and Zulily.

“I’ve seen firsthand how direct-to-consumer brands have nudged customers to expect more – more convenience, more transparency, and a more meaningful relationship with the brands they love. That same ethos is core to how Flyhomes is reimagining the real estate process,” stated Sellers.

Flyhomes now operates in 5 markets, together with Seattle and the Bay Space, and has greater than 250 workers.

Former Flyhomes CMO Ryan Steingard recently joined personalized vitamin service Persona.

— Promethean, a Seattle-based schooling know-how firm, employed Chris Hand as chief income officer. Hand relies in New York and most just lately was CRO of semiconductor firm Arm, a SoftBank firm. He beforehand held senior gross sales roles at CA Applied sciences and Inovalon.

“I am excited to join a global team, contribute to their strong momentum, and look forward to many stages of future growth in bringing Promethean’s technology to learning environments around the world,” stated Hand.

Luisa Ruge. (Luisa Ruge Photograph)

— Seattle pet care startup Scout9 added Luisa Ruge as co-founder to steer product design. Ruge is a Ph.D. candidate researching animal pc interplay.

“At Scout9 I will be implementing an animal centered design approach,” stated Ruge. “Specifically, bridging the interspecies gap between the voice of the canine consumer, the pet partner, and the marketplace.”

Scout9 came out of stealth mode earlier this year and was based by former BCG guide Patrick Opie.

HR consultancy agency Reverb added Rachel Cougan and Sjohn Jepsen as senior individuals operations consultants. 

Cougan was most just lately head of individuals at caller ID startup Hiya and can proceed to work with the corporate part-time. She beforehand held senior individuals roles at different startups together with Textio and Chef.

Jepsen is a “boomerang” beforehand working for Seattle-based Reverb for 2 years till 2018. She has labored in human assets for Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow Group and Expedia in addition to with gaming corporations together with Nintendo and PopCap Video games.

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