Rob Dickerson was named president and chief executive of Sampa, a year-old Redmond startup that offers Web site creation and hosting services.
From 2001 to 2005, Dickerson was president and chief executive of Bellevue’s Pacific Edge software, a project portfolio management company that was sold last week to San Mateo, Calif.-based Serena Software.
Earlier, Dickerson was a senior vice president at Rational Software. Sampa simultaneously hired another Rational veteran, Daniel Kerns, as vice president of engineering. Kerns previously founded Pure Networks.