3 great companies that are hiring right now

SPONSORED JOBS: If you’re planning to change jobs in 2022, then you have certainly come to the right place. Our lovely job board is set to be bursting with amazing opportunities this year, and we’re excited to share them with you! This week, we’re shining a bit of a spotlight on some of the brilliant companies that […]

Q&A with Kelly Smith, startup founder and ex-Starbucks VP leading digital transformation at car company Hagerty

Kelly Smith knows a thing or two about digital transformation. Before the phrase fully entered the business world lexicon, Smith was at Starbucks, where he helped lead its digital and mobile app expansion from 2014 to 2017. He then took a similar role at MGM Resorts, using software and data to improve guest experiences at MGM locations. Smith — who founded several Seattle startups earlier in his career — is now chief digital officer and chief information officer at Hagerty, a classic car insurer that just went public in a SPAC deal valuing the company at more than $3 billion. “I… Read More

Tech Moves: Zillow hires Nike exec as first design chief; Allen Institute has new CEO; and more

— Zillow Group named Jenny Arden as the Seattle-based real estate company’s first chief design officer. She was most recently vice president of digital design at Nike. A Google alum, Arden was previously head of consumer experiences and products at Lyft. She also spent four years at Airbnb, most recently as general manager of its transportation business. At Zillow Group, Arden will be responsible for customer experiences and integrations across its brands. She will oversee the company’s product design and user experience research. “We’re excited for her to join as CDO to help build Zillow 2.0 and help people unlock… Read More