Rackspace Adds Sabre CEO and One Insider to Board
Rackspace Hosting, a leading web hosting and cloud computing company, announced that Sam Gilliland, 48, has joined as a Director on its Board. Currently, Gilliland is Chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, a global technology company serving the travel and tourism industries. During his time at Sabre, he has held titles such as President and CEO of Travelocity, EVP & CMO of Sabre Holdings, Group President of the company's Airline Solutions business, and SVP & GM of Sabre Business Travel Solutions. Before joining Sabre in 1988, Gilliland worked as an electrical engineer at the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. In 2011, Gilliland was appointed to the President's Management Advisory Board by Barack Obama. He also serves on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Committee.
The company has also approved the selection of Lew Moorman, 40, to its Board. Moorman is the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and President of the Cloud business. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman worked for McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm which advises high technology clients on critical strategic issues. Currently, he serves as a commissioner on Tech America's Cloud2 Commission, an organization which promotes the federal government's exploration and adoption of cloud services. Additionally, Moorman is a board member for Kinetic Kids and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
Symantec CTO Joins Neustar
Neustar, a clearinghouse and directory services provider, announced that Mark Bregman, 53, is joining the company as the new CTO. Dr. Bregman comes to Neustar from Symantec, where he most recently served as EVP & CTO. Prior to Symantec, he served as EVP of Product Operations at Veritas, a software company that merged with Symantec in 2005. Before joining Veritas, he was CEO of AirMedia, China’s largest digital media network. He has also served in various senior management roles at IBM.
E-commerce Company Hires Lawson Software CFO
Digital River announced that Stefan Schulz, 44, has accepted an offer to serve as the company's CFO. Before joining Digital River, Schulz served as CFO and Principal Financial Officer of Lawson Software. He also held other senior positions at Lawson, including SVP of Finance and Global Controller. Prior to Lawson, Schulz worked for BMC Software as VP of Global Revenue Operations and Corporate Controller.
Cryptography Expert Joins Zix Board; Controller Promoted to CFO
Zix, an email encryption provider, announced the election of Dr. Taher Elgamal, 55, to the company's Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as CEO of IdentityMind and as Chief Security Officer for Axway. In the past, Elgamal has held various senior management roles such as CTO of Tumbleweed Communications, CEO and President of Securify, and Chief Scientist of Netscape Communications.
The Board of Directors also selected Michael English, 55, to be the new VP, CFO, & Treasurer. English has previously served as the company's Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Before joining Zix, he held several finance and accounting related positions, including VP of Finance at Advance Fibre Communications and VP of Finance at Marconi. Additionally, English has served as Division Controller at RELTEC, Rockwell Automation, and Reliance Electric Company.
Technology Professor Joins Computer Services Company
ChinaCache International Holdings announced that Dr. Bo Li, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is joining the company as Chief Technology Consultant. Li has previously worked with the IBM Networking System Division and Microsoft Research Asia.
Date range: July 12th - August 9th