— Gavriella Schuster, a former Microsoft vice president, joined Nerdio’s board of directors.
Schuster spent more than 25 years at Microsoft, where she most recently led the One Commercial Partner team. Schuster is also an ATHENA Global Leadership award winner and the co-founder of Women in Cloud and the Women in Technology Network.
Nerdio is virtual desktop manager for Microsoft Azure and Windows 365 services. The company raised an $8 million Series A round in February 2020.
Former Microsoft executive Andy Lees joined the Nerdio board in July 2020.
— Olivier Legrand, a former LinkedIn managing director, joined Sendinblue as its chief operating officer.
Legrand worked with LinkedIn for more than nine years, serving as managing director for its Asia Pacific and China operations. Before LinkedIn, Legrand spent more than six years at Dow Jones in Hong Kong.
Sendinblue sells marketing and sales solutions for businesses. The company is based in Paris and its U.S. headquarters is in Seattle, where Sendinblue employs 35 people. The company plans to double its overall team to 1,100 people within the next 12 months. It raised $160 million in a Series B round in October 2020.
Other personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry: