Motorola Solutions Appoints Skype Exec as Head of Software        

Motorola Solutions announced the leader of the company’s new software organization. Andrew Sinclair, previously of the Skype division of Microsoft, joins Motorola Solutions as the company’s first-ever head of software. Sinclair will lead the company’s software organization. As head of software, Sinclair will lead an integrated team focused on development, sales and delivery of software that provides critical intelligence to public safety and commercial users.

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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.

Xerox Announces Board Changes            

Xerox announced the appointment of Cheryl G. Krongard, a former senior partner with Apollo Management, to the Xerox board of directors. Krongard currently serves as a director on the boards of Legg Mason and Air Lease Corporation.

Broadcom Announces Board Changes   Check Kian Low

American fabless semiconductor company Broadcom appointed Check Kian Low as an independent director of the company and as the company's required Singapore resident director. Low will replace Lucien Y.K.  Wong as a director on the Board, whose previously announced resignation from the Board. Low, 57, was one of the founding partners and a director of NewSmith Capital Partners.

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Adobe CAO to Retire

Adobe announced that retirement of Richard Rowley as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Adobe following 10 years of service. Rowley currently expects to remain in his role until January 31, 2017. Rowley has been the Chief Accounting Officer, VP and Controller at Adobe since November 2006. Rowley was previously employed as Treasurer, CAO, VP & Controller by Synopsys.

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Google Appoints Former Airbnb Executive for Self-Driving Car ProjectShaun Stewart

Google announced that Shaun Stewart, a former Airbnb executive, has been appointed as the new director of its self-driving car project. Stewart will help the company in commercializing Google's self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years, reported Reuters. The hiring follows the departure of Chris Urmson, who served as chief technical officer of the self-driving car project. 

Microsoft Appoints Former Cisco CTO to Board; Sees Multiple Exec ChangesPadmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior, 55, the former CTO of Cisco is joining the Microsoft board. She's already a board member for Box, and for Gap, posts she had before she left Cisco. 

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Microsoft Taps Adobe Exec as VP of Design for Applications and Services GroupMichael Gough

Microsoft named Michael Gough as Corporate VP of design for the Applications and Services Group (ASG). Gough will be responsible for leading design across many of Microsoft's most important products, including Office 365. Gough joins Microsoft from Adobe Systems, where he most recently served as VP of Experience Design leading its multidisciplinary experience creation organization. Before joining Adobe in 2005, Gough served as the VP of brand design at Nike, chief creative officer at Quokka Sports, and founder and creative director at Construct Internet Design.

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Equinix Names Former Verizon Finance Exec to Board

The global interconnection and data center company, Equinix, named Tom Bartlett, 54, CFO and treasurer for American Tower, to its board of directors. He is also responsible for American Tower’s global IT function. Prior to joining American Tower, he spent 25 years with Verizon and its predecessor organizations, where he held a number of leadership positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Bell Atlantic International Wireless, responsible for all wireless activities in Latin America, Europe and Asia. While at Verizon, Bartlett served as corporate controller, as well as chief compliance officer and principal accounting officer.