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Jul 22, 2022


Summit Bank has hired Jeff Gusinow as Senior Loan Consultant. Gusinow has been a banker based in Eugene/Springfield since 1988. He spent 24 years at Siuslaw Bank, an Oregon-based community bank specializing in the professional services market. He retired just over four years ago after a four-year career as a relationship banking manager and director of Oregon Pacific Bank. Summit has offices in Eugene, central Oregon and downtown Portland.

Pop culture and lifestyle brand Funko has been named one of America’s fastest growing online stores in Newsweek’s annual ranking of the fastest growing online stores in the United States States for 2022. Working with research and data firm Statista, the weekly news magazine ranked online stores on three criteria: revenue growth, traffic growth and the technical details of their sites, including load time, mobile optimization and the time customers spend on the site. Funko was recognized in the Collectibles category. Based in Everett, Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture merchandise across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and toys. accessories.

Liberty Lake-based Itron announced the launch of the Itron Engage Sales Channel partner program for utilities and municipalities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Itron Engage’s global expansion provides partners with the tools, training and support for Itron’s solutions to support their customers and improve energy and water management. Itron Engage is currently used by utilities and municipalities in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Itron Engage also offers partners access to Itron University, an online training program complemented by support to ensure partners understand the Itron portfolio. Through the Itron Partner Center, which is now available in APAC, Itron Engage sales channel partners can access customer center tools, training, technology and applications, such as the product catalog and order details app. Itron enables utilities and cities to deliver infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries.

Jul 21, 2022

On the Pacific coast, just north of shores of the ocean, the planned community of seabrook says it has now developed 500 homes since the first shovel hit the ground in 2004. Another 70 are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Led by CEO Casey Rolloff, Seabrook recently opened a heated outdoor pool and exercise facility. He is now under construction on an 11,000 square foot grocery store, valued at $11 million, which he plans to complete by January. (The company does its own construction and design in-house.) Among all homes, both vacation rentals and full-time residences, retail clusters are growing. Seabrook says a juice bar, DIY candle store and expanded pizza and pasta restaurant will open this summer. The development now has eight neighborhoods and will soon begin on the new Pacific landing, with townhouses and 7,000 square feet of retail.


Parkview Financial recently announced the hiring of Blake Rodgers, who will be based in the company’s Seattle office as a senior loan originator. He moves from Capital of builders. Parkview CEO Paul Rahimian said in a statement: “I have known Blake for several years and he has a proven reputation in the lending industry. It strategically matched our firm’s culture, client focus and professional skill set. Rodgers is a 15-year industry veteran, with past stints at Marcus & Millichap and Columbia Pacific Advisors.

Bordeaux Wealth Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm, has announced new hires in client service, wealth advice and business development. New Team Members Include Associate Wealth Advisors Miles Amodeo, Justin Dime, Andyanxiao “Chloe” Li, as well as customer service John Tashjian and business development manager Sean van der Wal. These team members are based in the company’s offices in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Bordeaux Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive financial and investment advisory services to ultra-high net worth clients across the United States

Eviation Aircraft has engaged Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin, to develop six sets of technology systems for Alice, an all-electric transport aircraft. Both companies are now entering the design phase for the production and certification of Alice. In addition to eliminating sources of carbon emissions, Alice seats nine passengers and aims to reduce maintenance and operating costs for airlines while providing a smooth and quiet cabin experience for customers. Parker Aerospace is a global commercial and military aircraft and aero engine technology company. Arlington-based Eviation Aircraft develops and manufactures electric aircraft.

Gordian Software, a Bellevue-based startup with an API that enables the travel industry to sell flight extras such as extra baggage and premium seat selection, has secured $25 million in Series A funding for a valuation of $200 million. The financing was led by Accomplice and its sister company Vinyl with participation from Kinnevik, DST Global Partners and Latitude, all of whom offer significant experience in the travel industry encompassing investments in Airbnb, Hopper and TravelPerk. Gordian, which works with some of the world’s largest travel aggregators and sites including Hopper, Priceline and, and backs more than 100 airlines, has raised $33m to date and has grown $350. % of its income in the last six months only. Gordian’s funding will fuel the company’s growth in part through the introduction of new products such as new types of insurance and rate protection, self-registration and health testing, as well as expansion into new customer segments. Gordian also plans to triple its workforce by the end of 2022.

ZoomInfo, a software, data and intelligence company, hired Chad Herring as Director of Human Resources. Based in Vancouver, Herring will report to the founder and CEO of ZoomInfo Henry Schuck and lead the human resources department in all ZoomInfo offices. In addition to overseeing talent acquisition and employee experience, her priorities include promoting and reinforcing ZoomInfo’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Herring joins ZoomInfo from Snapdocs, where he served as Director of Human Resources. He brings two decades of business leadership experience across multiple industries, including leadership roles in SaaS, business development, operations, and human resources. He was previously vice president of BrandSafway and chief human resources officer of Sunrun. Herring is a Certified Business Economist with the National Association of Business Economics.

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