New CLO at Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com announced that Burke Norton, 44, has joined the company as EVP & Chief Legal Officer. Most recently, Burke served as EVP, General Counsel & Secretary of Expedia. Prior to joining Expedia, he was a Partner at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced corporate and securities law for over a decade. While at the firm, Burke represented emerging growth and technology companies in the enterprise software, telecommunications, semiconductor, life sciences, entertainment, and e-commerce industries.
IT Infrastructure Company Selects SVP, Security
Manny Rivelo, 47, has joined F5 Networks as the company’s new SVP of Security & Strategic Solutions. He joins F5 after spending 19 years with Cisco Systems, where he most recently served as SVP of Engineering Operations and Systems. Currently, Rivelo is on the board of directors of Apollo Group, one of the world's largest private education providers, and Cisco.
Akamai President Resigns; Company Appoints CIO and EVP
Akamai Technologies announced that David Kenny, 49, has resigned as President & Director of the Company. He will continue to serve the company as a consultant. Kenny is the former CEO of Digitas, an integrated advertising agency.
The company also announced that Kumud Kalia has been appointed as CIO. Prior to Akamai, Kalia ran the Information Services organization for Direct Energy, an energy and services business. Before joining Direct Energy, he was VP & CIO of the Business Markets Group of Qwest Communications International. Kalia was named 'Best in Class' among the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008 by Computerworld and has led teams that received CIO 100 and InfoWorld 100 awards for technology innovation in business.
Rick McConnell has been appointed as EVP of Products and Development. Most recently, McConnell was VP and GM of the Unified Communications Business Unit in Cisco's Voice Technology Group. While at Cisco, he also ran the $5 billion Communications and Collaboration business and served as the VP of Collaboration Software Sales. McConnell joined Cisco in 2004 when Cisco acquired Latitude Communications, a provider of voice and web conferencing solutions. At Latitude, he served as the President & CEO. Earlier in his career, McConnell was CFO at Storm Technology and a financial engineer at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Remote Access Management Company Promotes VP
LogMeIn announced the promotion of Andrew Burton to SVP of Products. He has previously served the company as VP of Access and Management and led the development and product marketing of the company's remote access product line. In his new role, Burton will oversee the development of all of LogMeIn's cloud-based access, support, and collaboration offerings.
Internet Mobile Security Company Hires Regional MD
NetQin Mobile announced that it has appointed Geoff Casely as its new MD for the EMEA region. Prior to this appointment, he served as the VP of Global Business Development at Nimbuzz, a company which provides free call, chat, and messaging applications. Before Nimbuzz, Casely was a Commercial Director at Omnifone and Global Pre-Sales Manager at iO Global.
Former Tessera Exec Joins Board of Web Infrastructure Provider
Openwave Systems announced that Henry Nothhaft, 67, has joined its Board of Directors. He has also been appointed to serve as Chairman of Openwave's newly created IP Committee. Nothhaft recently served as the Chairman & CEO of Tessera Technologies. Prior to Tessera, he served as the CEO of Danger, a Microsoft subsidiary which developed the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Before joining Danger, Nothhaft was the CEO of ENDFORCE, a developer of network access control software. He has also served as the Vice Chairman of XO Communications and as CEO of Concentric Network Corporation.
Date range: October 5th - November 3rd
Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.
Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years. Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.
Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.
Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.
She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.