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Seattle marketing vet joins Plenty of Fish; DocuSign CEO steps down; and more – GeekWire

Plenty of Fish chief marketing officer Christina Kozloff. (Plenty of Fish Photo)

Christina Kozloff joined Vancouver, B.C.-based dating app company Plenty of Fish as chief marketing officer. Kozloff was previously VP of global marketing at Seattle-based Rosetta Stone, head of brand marketing at legal services firm Avvo, and held positions at Microsoft and Expedia.

Plenty of Fish is part of large global online dating company Match Group, and aims to provide a “less prescriptive, low-pressure user experience.”

— Doug Herrington, a veteran of Amazon’s consumer business, will be promoted to the new role of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores following the departure of top consumer exec Dave Clark. Read more.

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer has stepped down. Springer became CEO in 2017 and helped take the company public in 2018. 

Chairman of the board Mary Agnes “Maggie” Wilderotter has been appointed interim CEO as the company searches for a replacement. Wilderotter, formerly a senior vice president at Microsoft and CEO of Frontier Communications, is also a director at Costco, Lyft, and Sana Biotechnology.

The e-signature giant joined the Nasdaq 100 in June 2020 and saw a big boost from the pandemic-fueled digital acceleration. But the company’s stock value has dropped more than 80% from its high last fall, and its most recent earnings fell below analyst expectations.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Docusign was founded in Seattle in 2003 and still has a significant workforce in the city.

Other personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry:

  • Starbucks‘ head of North America Rossann Williams departed the company and will be replaced by Sara Trilling, former Starbucks president of Asia Pacific.
  • Tanushree Podder, a software engineer who was previously an investment banking associate at Merrill Lynch, is a new venture capital investor at Bellevue, Wash.-based Trilogy Equity Partners.
  • Asha Sharma resigned from the board of directors of home services company Porch Group. She is the COO of Instacart and was previously COO at Porch.
  • Daniel Robbins, product designer at Meta’s VR online video game Horizon Worlds, resigned from the company.
  • Jeff Henshaw is retiring from Microsoft, where he is partner group manager for quantum computing, after 30 years at the company.
  • Former NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is joining Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast.

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