Prashant Mishra Named President of TiE Seattle, Other Key Leadership Changes in Tech Industry


Key Takeaways:

– Prashant Mishra, veteran tech leader and founder of Click2Cloud, ascends as the president of TiE Seattle.
– Teresa Carlson, former president of Splunk and Flexport, takes on a full-time role at venture capital firm General Catalyst.
– Evelyn Prime-MacAdam has been appointed as the senior vice president of digital products for First Tech Credit Union.
– Douglas Gourlay replaces Bill Richter as the CEO of Seattle-based data storage firm Qumulo.

Prashant Mishra Succeeds Kishor Panpaliya as President of TiE Seattle

Prashant Mishra, a recognized figure in Seattle’s tech sector, has been elected as the new president of TiE Seattle. Mishra is known for founding Click2Cloud in 2014, a global cloud services firm headquartered in India. Prior to this, Mishra played key leadership roles in Microsoft, Wells Fargo, and Persistent Systems.

TiE Seattle, underlining Mishra’s selection, cited his persistent commitment to bolstering local entrepreneurship, advancing sectors of healthcare and agriculture, and creating opportunities through various programs. These qualities align perfectly with TiE’s entrepreneurial spirit.

TiE Seattle, founded in 2000, is a branch of the international nonprofit, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). With strong roots in the South Asian community, the network aims to foster and promote entrepreneurship in Seattle’s broader startup community. Mishra himself joined the TiE Seattle board last year, further solidifying his passion for the entrepreneurial audience.

Mishra will fill the shoes of Kishor Panpaliya, an executive at RapidSOS, who served as TiE Seattle’s president since last year.

Veteran Tech Leader Teresa Carlson Joins General Catalyst

In another significant move in the tech space, General Catalyst, a venture capital firm, has welcomed Teresa Carlson as a full-time member. Carlson, the former president of Splunk and Flexport, will help accelerate the San Francisco-based firm’s initiatives for government collaboration.

With an impressive background that includes serving as a vice president at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, Carlson also has a seat on the board of Commure and Seattle-based startup Karat.

Leadership Change at First Tech Credit Union

In parallel news, First Tech Credit Union, headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, welcomed Evelyn Prime-MacAdam as senior vice president of digital products. Before this, Prime-MacAdam had executive roles at several companies including USAA, Insureon, eHealth, and Yahoo.

Qumulo Appoints New CEO

Seattle-based data storage company Qumulo’s reigns have been handed over to Douglas Gourlay. The new CEO, Gourlay, brings with him a wealth of experience from his ten-year stint at Cisco and later at Arista Networks as a vice president and general manager.

Gourlay replaces Bill Richter, who is retiring after an eight-year leadership period as Qumulo’s CEO.

Other Key Appointments

In addition to these major leadership changes, Dave O’Hara of Microsoft fame joined the board of Rohirrim, a Reston, Virginia-based RFP software company. Similarly, IDC welcomed Travis Pearl, former vice president of demand generation at Uptime Institute, in the capacity of vice president of enterprise technologies.

These significant shifts in leadership mark a dynamic period for the tech industry and reaffirm the relentless pursuit of excellence and fresh perspectives across organizations.

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