— Former Rover CTO Scott Porad joined peer-to-peer moving service Dolly as chief technology officer. The Seattle startup operates an app that connects individuals and business to movers with trucks and equipment.
“I really enjoy this period in a startup company, when they are poised on the brink of tremendous growth,” said Porad. The role is a return to the gig economy for Porad, who spent seven years helping build Rover’s pet sitting marketplace.
A longtime engineering leader at Rover, he left the pet care startup last year and served as VP of engineering at virtual healthcare startup 98point6 for less than a year. Prior to joining Rover in 2013, Porad was CTO for Cheezburger and held multiple director roles at Bellevue, Wash.-based drugstore.com.
Dolly currently has 40 full-time employees and plans to double its headcount and sales in the upcoming year. The moving service is currently available in 36 major metro areas and works…