Profiles

When Scott Porad joined Rover.com to run the technical infrastructure that matched dog owners with providers of pet sitting and pet walking services, he thought it would be familiar.

By the time Scott Svenson and his wife Ally launched their fast-casual pizza chain, they had already started and exited two successful enterprises in London.

While most executives find success through building relationships, Darryl Rawlings prospers by redefining them.

Unlike many financial leaders after the banking crisis, incoming CEO Benson Porter had to manage expansion.

Staying close to home has worked pretty well for Budd Gould, who founded his first restaurant in Bellevue in 1969.

Discipline and persistence, traits that help Pioneer Human Services’ clients build productive lives while bearing a criminal history, come naturally to CEO Karen Lee, a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

What happens when a disrupter encounters disruption of its own? Real estate brokerage Redfin stormed the gates of an entrenched industry in 2006 through a lower-fee, internet-fueled model, refunding a portion of agent commissions to homeowners.

When Ardine Williams was hired to recruit the people who would help build out Amazon’s Web Services division, she didn’t have to think too hard about an underrecognized source for talent.

He may be at the helm, but Stein Kruse feels more like a steward of the 143-year-old cruise ship franchise.

It’s not hard to see the impact Ada Healey has had on Seattle in the past 15 years. Just take a stroll down Westlake Avenue or Mercer Street in the heart of South Lake Union.