— Microsoft Developer Relations Manager Ashley Willis McNamara announced on Friday that she was leaving and joining Google as a developer communities manager.
Willis spent more than five years at Microsoft, working with third-party developers and people building open source software. She previously worked at Pivot and rack space.
“Leaving such a great team was a tough decision, but it’s time for me to move on and make room for new leaders,” Willis wrote on Twitter.
Willis will work from Google’s office in Seattle. Google currently has more than 7,200 employees in Washington state, most of whom are based in growing engineering centers in Seattle and Kirkland.
— Christina Seafort, an old Human Resources Manager at Amazon, joined AppLovin as Director of Human Resources.
Seafort has over 25 years of HR leadership experience. She joined Amazon in 2017 and was most recently head of human resources for global mergers and acquisitions. Seafort previously worked at monster energy and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
AppLovin is a Palo Alto, California-based company that sells software solutions for mobile apps. The company went public last year and reported fourth-quarter revenue of $793 million, up 56%.
– Jim Allchin, the former head of Microsoft Windows, has become a technical advisor to the Kirkland-based AI document engineering company Docugamiwhere two other former Microsoft executives are key figures.
Docugami is led by co-founder and CEO Jean Paoli, co-creator of the industry-wide XML 1.0 standard, Microsoft InfoPath, and modern Microsoft Office file formats.
Bob Muglia, the former CEO of Snowflake and longtime director of Microsoft Windows Server, is an investor and board member of Docugami.
The startup’s technology uses artificial intelligence to help users create documents, such as contracts and reports, which can then be analyzed at scale, like in a structured database.
In a Q&A on the company’s websiteAllchin says Docugami’s platform approach and “enormous potential impact” motivated him to become a technical advisor to the company.
“I’ve done a lot of music and I’m still doing code, but I haven’t gotten involved in any business or consulting until now because I wanted to have freedom for my kids and my family,” Allchin says, explaining that her youngest just left for college.
Other personnel changes in the Pacific Northwest tech industry:
- John Flemminga longtime Seattle-based Wells Fargo executive working in the tech industry, joined CIBC Innovation Banking as Managing Director and will lead a new Seattle office.
- John Pincottformer managing director of Turning technologiesjoined Influence as Head of EMEA Sales.
- Casey Munckformer Chief Marketing Officer at revitalizejoined as Vice President of Marketing.