Salesforce’s Board Member with Financial and Administrative Expertise Intends to Step Down

Lawrence Tomlinson, 75, intends to retire from the board of Salesforce. Tomlinson served as SVP and treasurer for Hewlett-Packard until 2003. Tomlinson has a broad global financial and administrative background that includes expertise in controllership, tax, treasury, order fulfillment, information technology, distribution, logistics and financial strategic alliances.

athenahealth Bifurcates Chief Financial and Chief Administrative functions; Appoints New CFO Karl Stubelis

As athenahealth bifurcates the Chief Financial and Chief Administrative functions. Kristi A. Matus, EVP and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) of the company, announced her intention to step down, to pursue new challenges. The company appointed Karl Stubelis, to serve as the company's SVP and CFO. Stubelis has served as the company's VP and Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, interim CFO. Prior to joining the company, he served as VP, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer at Sapient Corporation.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Gets New CTOSusannah Fox

Susannah Fox has been tapped as the next CTO for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, replacing Bryan Sivak, who stepped down from the role in April. Fox previously served as an associate director at the Pew Research Center and briefly as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The department as of late has stepped up in its efforts to advance health IT and announced a two-year grant program for $28 million to advance the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support health information exchange.

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Splunk Hires GE Capital Divisional CIO and Technology Innovator as CTOSnehal Antani

Splunk has appointed Snehal Antani as CTO to work across Splunk’s rapidly expanding cloud, mobile, on-premises and hybrid offerings. Antani previously served as CIO for multiple divisions of GE Capital. Prior to GE Capital, Antani served in numerous IT strategy and technology roles at IBM, including Emerging Technologies Lead Architect and Private Cloud Strategist. He is a named inventor on 10 U.S. patents.

Quest Diagnostics Appoints New CIO to Strengthen the Management Team

Lidia L. Fonseca joined Quest Diagnostics, provider of diagnostic information services, as SVP and CIO. Fonseca previously was the CIO at LabCorp and held a number of senior leadership positions in supply chain and IT at Philips Healthcare.

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McKesson Appoints CFO and Leader of Decision Management Division

McKesson named James A. Beer, 50, as EVP and CFO. Beer will be responsible for overseeing all financial functions for McKesson and replaces Jeff C. Campbell, who left the company in June 2013 to become CFO of American Express. Beer comes to McKesson from Symantec where he served as EVP and CFO managing the worldwide finance organization with responsibility for accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, investor relations, corporate development, purchasing, and audit. Prior to Symantec, Beer was CFO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines. He also managed American Beacon Advisors, a subsidiary of AMR. Prior to joining AMR, Beer spent seven years as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting, now known as Accenture, in Europe and the United States. 

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Ingersoll-Rand CIO Joins Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes appointed Archana “Archie” Deskus as CIO. She replaces Clif Triplett, who held the CIO position for four years before leaving recently. Deskus most recently served as vp and CIO of Ingersoll-Rand. She also has held CIO positions at Carrier North America and Timex Group.

Allscripts Changes CEOs; President and Senior HR Personnel Step Down

Allscripts named its board member Paul M. Black, 52, as new President and CEO, replacing longtime CEO Glen Tullman, 54. Black was appointed to the Allscripts’ board earlier this year. Black most recently served as Operating Executive of Genstar Capital, a private equity firm, and Senior Advisor at New Mountain Finance Corporation, an investment management company. Previously, he spent more than 12 years with Cerner in various executive positions, retiring as COO in 2007. Prior to Cerner, Black spent 12 years at IBM in a number of senior sales, marketing and professional services leadership positions.

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Quture Recruits Healthcare Visionary to Strengthen Management Team

Healthcare analytics company Quture hired Paul L. Rudisill as the company's first Chief Business Development Officer. Rudisill is a global healthcare leader, known for his strategic and visionary strength. He was the Senior Executive for EDS' Global Healthcare Business Unit where he was responsible for developing EDS' strategic direction by refocusing on clinical outcomes and providing world-class service for the health industry. Rudisill has served as a consultant to many public and private healthcare entities both nationally and internationally such as the New Zealand Ministry of Health, South Australian Health Commission and other organizations. Rudisill founded The Healthcare Intellect Group (HIG) in 2000 where he focused on globalizing small and emerging healthcare companies using his extensive relations worldwide.

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GE Healthcare Appoints Senior Executives

Randy Fox, 52, has been named VP and CIO at GE Healthcare. Fox will lead the global IT organization while partnering with the business and regions to deliver tools, processes and systems for its employees, customers and patients. Fox has been with GE for more than 25 years, having served as CIO for GE Plastics, GE Supply and GE Energy before assuming his current role. In his most recent post with GE Energy Management, Fox led the global IT organization and delivered capabilities to support the business’ IT requirements.

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