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Smartsheet’s chief people and culture officer is departing – GeekWire

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Smartsheet's chief people and culture officer is departing – GeekWire

Megan Hansen speaks during the Future of Work panel discussion at the GeekWire Summit in October. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)

— Smartsheet’s chief people and culture officer, Megan Hansen, is leaving the company.

Smartsheet confirmed Hansen’s departure to GeekWire. “We are thankful for her contributions and wish her all the best in her next endeavor,” a spokesperson said.

Smartsheet’s chief legal officer Jolene Marshall will lead the company’s people and culture team as an interim leader as the company searches for a permanent replacement.

GeekWire reached out to Hansen for comment and will update this post when we hear back.

Hansen served at Smartsheet for three-and-a-half years, starting as vice president of people. She was previously senior vice president of people at MOD Pizza, vice president of talent management at Outerwall and human resources director at creative consultancy Frog Design.

Smartsheet, a Bellevue, Wash.-based workflow management software provider, reported $199.6 million in revenue for its most recent quarter, a 38% year-over-year increase over the third quarter of 2021. Its stock is down nearly 50% this year.

Other key personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry:

  • Peng Wang was named chief investment officer of Group Health Foundation in Seattle.
  • Univ. of Washington professor of genome sciences Jay Shendure joined the scientific advisory board of global investment firm Sixth Street.
  • Seattle’s Allen Institute announced six new Next Generation Leaders, early-career researchers across the U.S. who will help advise the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the MindScope Program, and the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics. 
  • Drew Harvell is one of seven new U.S. Science Envoys appointed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Harvell, professor emerita at Cornell University, performs research at the Univ. of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect that Hansen is departing Smartsheet.

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