— Longtime Pacific Northwest executive and entrepreneur Kelly Smith is now chief digital officer at Athletic Greens, a nutritional supplement beverage company. The company raised $115 million in funding in January at a valuation above $1 billion.
Smith was previously chief digital officer and chief information officer at Hagerty, a classic car insurer that went public last year in a SPAC deal valuing the company at more than $3 billion. Smith also previously was chief digital officer of MGM Resorts International and helped lead Starbucks’ digital and mobile app expansion from 2014 to 2017, most recently as its vice president of global digital products.
Smith founded several Seattle startups, including RocketVox (sold to ThePlatform), ImageKind (sold to CafePress) and Zapd (sold to RealSelf). He now lives in Idaho. Related: Q&A with Kelly Smith, startup founder and ex-Starbucks VP leading digital transformation at car company Hagerty
Other key personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry: