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Tech Moves: Microsoft taps Teper to lead corporate strategy; WhitePages lands ex-Wetpaint exec; Lovering leaves Splunk
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Tech Moves: Microsoft taps Teper to lead corporate strategy; WhitePages lands ex-Wetpaint exec; Lovering leaves Splunk

Microsoft tapped Jeff Teper to lead the corporate’s corporate technique group. The promotion occurred final month, with Teper beforehand serving as a vice chairman within the Workplace group. Teper — who will report to CFO Amy Hood within the new position — was chargeable for serving to to carry present Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the corporate within the early Nineties.

Teper is a former GeekWire “Geek of the Week,” having beforehand been on the staff that helped create SharePoint. He mentioned on the time that the best factor about his job was “working with sensible individuals at Microsoft on software program that helps a billion individuals.”

—WhitePages named Kevin Flaherty to the place of chief advertising and marketing officer, a tech veteran who beforehand served as vice chairman of selling at Ritani and common supervisor of Clearwire’s CLEAR.com enterprise. Flaherty additionally labored in advertising and marketing roles at Wetpaint, Precor and Amazon.com.

“WhitePages has grown quickly over the previous 12 months, and bringing in a seasoned advertising and marketing govt with a stable talent set like Kevin’s is a good asset to us,” mentioned WhitePages CEO Alex Algard in a launch. “Kevin’s experience will drive continued development of WhitePages’ shopper merchandise, and for our rising B2B division, WhitePages PRO, which is rapidly increasing its presence in areas akin to id verification, funds authorization, and CRM.”

—Brad Lovering, the previous chief growth architect at Splunk, has left the corporate to function vice chairman of engineering at Seattle enterprise safety startup SignalSense. Xconomy reports on the transfer, noting that Lovering was so coveted by Splunk that his hiring by the corporate in 2011 led to a creation of a department workplace in Seattle.

Prior to Splunk, Lovering served as a Microsoft Technical Fellow, working on the firm for the reason that late Nineteen Eighties. Lovering is also a former GeekWire “Geek of the Week,” telling us in 2013 that he loves writing applications.

“I like working with groups of individuals to make applications. I like constructing issues that individuals love to use and I like constructing issues that I will be pleased with. I’m lucky to have a supportive and rewarding household life. These are the issues which are vital to me,” he mentioned.

—Portland cellular startup City Airship has named Mike Temple as chief monetary officer, chargeable for accounting, operations and finance on the fast-growing firm. Temple is the previous president of Plus Level, a CFO consulting firm, and earlier than that served as CEO of Sonivate Medical.

“City Airship leads the worldwide marketplace for cellular engagement, which trade analysts peg as a $32.4B market by 2018, and I’m thrilled to sit on the helm of this tidal wave of cellular innovation,” mentioned Temple. City Airship raised $25 million in enterprise funding in early 2013.

—Lighthouse eDiscovery has named Jason Velasco as director of consulting, serving to to increase the corporate’s consulting enterprise. Velasco is a former principal analyst for eDJ Group.

—Tango Card of Seattle has named Chek Lim as CTO, becoming a member of the cloud-based rewards firm from Globys the place he served as senior vice chairman of engineering. Earlier than that, he led Motricity’s R&D staff, and labored at InfoSpace and Go2Net. Tango Card, which describes its know-how as rewards-as-a-service, closed a $3.3 million funding spherical earlier this 12 months.

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