Executive Q+A

July 18, 2018By Leslie Helm

"The best outcomes happen when you support employees to empower their best ideas."

  • July 2018

August 23, 2017

Interviewed by Leslie Helm

CEO learned some tough lessons early in life.

  • May 2017

June 29, 2017By Leslie Helm

If this is the golden age of data mining, John Gabbert has PitchBook well positioned.

  • July 2017

March 29, 2017By Leslie Helm

John Wolfe steers the Northwest Seaport Alliance through a challenging time for marine cargo handling.

  • April 2017

March 9, 2017

Leslie Helm

CEO has put Blue Nile back in the diamond lane.

  • March 2017

February 2, 2017By Leslie Helm

Leslie Alexandres mission at Life Science Washington is truly a matter of life and death.

  • February 2017

January 4, 2017By Leslie Helm

He wants the city's strong-mayor system to have a more robust organizational structure.

  • January 2017

November 29, 2016By Leslie Helm

The dean of WSUs Carson College of Business is intent on creating new undergraduate opportunities.

  • December 2016

October 21, 2016

Interview by John Levesque

Touchstone president leads it through a delicate transition and toward national recognition.

  • November 2016

September 19, 2016By John Levesque

His European upbringing helps to inform his American approach.

  • October 2016

August 25, 2016By John Levesque

As BECU approaches some significant milestones, the credit union's CEO keeps his eye on a community-centered mission.

  • September 2016

August 2, 2016By Leslie Helm

The president and CEO of MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions likes adventure. His background in selling (and sailing) has helped him steer a confident course.

  • August 2016

June 2, 2016

John Levesque

Rob Harris, founder and CEO of Pacific Market International.

  • June 2016

March 22, 2016

John Levesque

Shepherding the Bellevue company from independent enterprise to corporate subsidiary while keeping an eye on growth.

  • April 2016

March 22, 2016

Leslie Helm

Former Governor Christine Gregoire takes on new responsibilities as CEO of Challenge Seattle.

  • March 2016

March 18, 2016

John Levesque

Elena Donio became a Concur employee in 1998 when it acquired the company she was working for at the time. She became president of the Bellevue-based provider of travel-and-expense management solutions in 2014 when Concur was acquired by the multinational software firm, SAP. Since that acquisition, Donio has guided Concurs integration into SAP while maintaining…

  • April 2016

February 23, 2016

Leslie Helm

Since ending her term as governor of Washington in 2013, Christine Gregoire has lived a somewhat less public life taking care of grandchildren, chairing the 2015 advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and serving on the boards of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. She…

  • March 2016

January 26, 2016

Leslie Helm

King County Executive runs an enterprise with a $9 billion biennial budget.

  • February 2016

December 21, 2015

Leslie Helm

Brett Brinton studied premed in college, did coursework at Harvard and even cofounded his own company, but his prospects looked grim in 1989 after he turned 26. Thats when B & B Software Engineering, the Southern California business he founded with his brother, William, exploded quite literally. Authorities going through the wreckage learned the two…

  • January 2016

November 4, 2015

Leslie Helm

An engineer, a fan of Roman history and an entrepreneur, Michael Schutzler is intent on making the WTIA a vital force in the regions tech sector. Family: My father was a geographer from Lithuania. He escaped to East Berlin, then over the wall to West Berlin. He worked for West Germanys mapping division, where he…

  • December 2015