— Andrew Hamel, a Seattle-based tech vet who spent 11 years at Amazon in various vice president roles, joined mobile energy startup Booster as chief technology officer.
Hamel worked at Amazon from 2008 to 2019, most recently as vice president of customer experience technology and machine learning. He joined Seattle startup LivePerson in 2020 as an executive vice president.
Founded in 2015 out of Seattle, Booster got its start by fueling up employee vehicles in private corporate parking lots. Now it also provides fuel to fleets for major logistics carriers and their contractors, and runs a consumer business. The company is now based in the Bay Area.
“Booster’s data-driven energy network helps fleets win with technology at our core, and there’s no better leader to accelerate this vision than Andrew,” Booster CEO Frank Mycroft said in a statement.
Other personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry:
— New York City-based real estate startup Peek hired James Straub as chief technology officer. Straub previously worked at Amazon Web Services as a software development manager, and led engineering for Seattle-based tech companies including Porch and Crowd Cow.
— Toronto-based security company 1Password hired Steve Won as chief product officer. Won, based in Seattle, previously led security efforts at Duo Security, Cisco, and Shogun.
— Washington D.C.-based small business insurance company Pie Insurance hired Seattle-based tech vet Ekta Aggarwal as chief product officer. Aggarwal spent more than a decade at Microsoft and seven years at Amazon in various management roles.
— Seattle-area payments company Paymentus said CFO Matt Parson would resign effective Sept. 9. Paul Seamon is now interim CFO.
— Real estate giant Opendoor hired Seattle-based legal exec Michael Laskin as associate general counsel for product. He was previously principal corporate counsel at Redfin, and also worked at Amazon.