Peloton hires AWS exec as CFO; Uplevel co-founder lands at Microsoft; and more – GeekWire

Platoon CFO Liz Coddington. (Platon’s photo)

— Liz Coddington, former vice president of finance at Amazon Web Services, joined Peloton as chief financial officer.

Coddington worked at Amazon for over six years. She previously served as chief financial officer for and vice president of financial planning and analytics at Netflix.

Coddington is among a bevy of Amazon executives who have left the Seattle tech giant in recent years.

Peloton’s stock rose to record highs in early 2021, but has fallen below the IPO price, trading at less than $13/share on Tuesday. The New York-based fitness company hired a new CEO, Barry McCarthy, in February.

Amazon is reportedly looking to buy Peloton earlier this year.

platoon purchased Precor, a Seattle-based commercial fitness equipment company, for $420 million in 2020.

Other personnel changes in the Pacific Northwest tech industry:

  • Ravs Kauroformer chief technology officer and co-founder at Seattle startup Higher leveljoined Microsoft as a partner general manager within Azure Data in the intelligence platform team.
  • Tammy Perkinsformer chief people officer at PMI worldwidejoined HAVIA as Chief People Officer.
  • Neely Mozaffarianformer vice president at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnsonjoined GeniBio as chief physician.
  • Athira Pharma announced members of the Scientific Advisory Board: John OlichneyAnton PorsteinssonMarwan SabbaghLon SchneiderPierre Tariotand Paul Winner