Lab Escape, a developer of visualization software that converts data to “heat maps,” has hired Karen Banker, a veteran technology executive, as its vice president for business development.

Banker will be based in Charlotte. She has worked for a variety of Fortune 500 firms as well as emerging companies. Banker also founded the Dayton, Ohio, Business Journal.

“Her diverse experiences in sales, marketing and business development are an excellent fit to help maintain our rapid growth,” said Lab Escape Chief Executive Officer Trevor Lohrbeer.