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Tech Strikes: Ex-Microsoft supervisor joins DroneSeed; former WSJ columnist lands at Amazon

Matt Shaw. (DroneSeed Photo)

— Matt Shaw, former chief people officer at Climate, joined DroneSeed as the startup’s first chief people officer.

Founded in 2015, Seattle-based DroneSeed uses drones to distribute seeds for reforestation. DroneSeed raised $36 million in September from investors including Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke and Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures.

Before Climate, Shaw previously worked at Microsoft for 16 years in human resources roles.

— Katie Boehret, former director of executive communications at Capital One and a former longtime columnist for The Wall Street Journal, joined Amazon in internal communications for the Devices team. She’ll be based out of Amazon’s Washington D.C. hub, also known as HQ2.

Other personnel changes in the Pacific Northwest tech industry:

  • Barbara Hindle, former chief revenue officer at Coldwell Banker Bain, joined Radius, a real-estate referral startup, as chief brokerage officer.
  • Sarah Alamshaw, former public relations manager at Tableau, joined the Seattle Mariners as the director of brand communications.

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