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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.

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.

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 funding 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 $33 million to date and 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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