BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - August 06, 2014) - Limeade, a technology company that builds happy, healthy, high-performing workforces for Fortune 1000 companies, has appointed a high-profile technology executive as its chief operating officer (COO). Jeff Dirks assumed the COO role on July 21st to lead and ensure operational excellence across the company.
Jeff brings over 22 years of professional experience spanning four successful technology start-ups. Previous to Limeade he served SVP and General Manager for Coinstar. There, he led Coinstar's 'Cash for Giftcard' business which is profitably operating in more than 20 U.S. markets and deployed in approximately 1000 Safeway, Kroger, and Albertson's retail locations. Prior to Coinstar, Jeff served as President and CEO of SchemaLogic -- a Seattle-based enterprise information management company which Jeff helped sell in 2011. A well-respected, operationally-driven executive with a strong track record of launching and building early-stage companies to scale, Jeff has also participated and led over $100 million in venture capital fund raising.
Limeade's CEO Henry Albrecht remarked, "We are pleased to welcome Jeff to Limeade's executive team. I'm confident that his remarkable professional and personal background will make him a great asset to our business, culture and mission."
Jeff began his career as software engineer at IBM after graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. He is a U.S. Army veteran and has held Top Secret Codeword (SCI) security clearance as a U.S. Army Intelligence analyst tasked by the NSA. When he is not fully engaged with professional pursuits, Jeff competes as a marathon runner. He's successfully completed the 2012 Boston Marathon, 2013 NYC Marathon and several Seattle-based marathons.
Limeade, which was established in 2006, employs more than 100 people nationwide. The company is focused on inspiring people and companies to improve their health, well-being and performance. Limeade serves over 100 employers and top global brands.
Limeade is a technology company that delivers an employee engagement platform to Fortune 1000 companies. We inspire people and companies to improve their health, well-being and performance; bring cultures to life; and deliver the insights and innovations critical to business success. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Limeade serves over 100 employers and top global brands. Learn more on http://www.limeade.com, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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