Cloud Services Provider Announces CMO from BMC
Riverbed Technology selected David Greene as CMO. Before joining Riverbed, he was the VP, WW Marketing for the IT management portfolio at BMC. Prior to BMC, he held marketing roles at Data Center Automation Company, Active Reasoning, Exodus Communications, HiFive.net, and HP.
Neustar Appoints CISO
Real-time info and analysis co. Neustar appointed Jonathan Coombes as CISO. He joins from Rackspace Hosting, where he served as CSO. In the past, he worked in sectors like government, healthcare and finance with firms such as UUSA and IBM. He serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and is a 30-year veteran of both the Marines’ active and reserve forces.
Compass Datacenters New SVP Sales from Digital Realty Trust
Compass Datacenters has named Brent Behrman as SVP of Sales, a role in which he will oversee direct and channel sales. He was formerly SVP of Sales of data center solution provider, Digital Realty.
SMART Technologies CEO Becomes Vice-Chair and iCEO Announced
Nancy Knowlton, a co-founder and current CEO of the electronic whiteboard maker, announced that she is leaving her executive role and will now be the Vice-Chairman of the board.
Smart’s COO Tom Hodson has been named interim CEO and the company hopes to appoint a new head later this year.
Volt Information Sciences Names CEO and CFO
Infrastructure services firm Volt Information Sciences named long-timer Ron Kochman, formerly SVP of Strategic Planning, as President & CEO. He replaces Steven Shaw.
Interim CFO James Whitney Mayhew was named CFO. Mr. Whitney was a KPMG long-timer and an Audit Partner with KPMG.
Video Online Media Company Net Element New Board Member Khazakstan Investor
Kenges Rakishev, a noted Kazakhstan business leader, was named to NETE's board of directors following an investment of $32 million. Rakishev, Chairman of SATC and an investor with multiple business interests worldwide, said he selected NETE because he recognized the potential of the company's technological innovation and its pending patents for 3D provisioning and mobile app technologies.
Changes in Bridgeline Digital’s Board
William Coldrick, 69, retired from the Board of Directors of the web experience management provider Bridgeline Digital.
Bridgeline Digital also named Ms. Joni Kahn, 54, to the Board and to the Audit and Compensation Committee. Prior to this, Ms. Kahn was SVP of Global Services at ArcSight, EVP at BearingPoint, Snr. Group VP for WW Professional Services at Business Objects, and EVP and Partner at KPMG Consulting. She has also served on the Board at MapInfo.
Roomlinx Appoints CIO
Hotel in-room M&E telecommunications provider Roomlinx announced that Frank Watervoort will serve as CIO, leading all aspects of technology and software development. Formerly, he co-owned and served as President, CTO and MD of eonBusiness and was a senior exec at EchoStar Europe and CSG International.
Former GMI Executive Appointed to GraphOn’s Board
Michael Brochu was named to cloud application delivery co. GraphOn Corporation’s board. Formerly, he served as the President/CEO of Primus Knowledge, CEO of Global Market Insite (GMI), and CEO of digital music co Loudeye. He serves on the board of directors at Centro Digital Media, Vines of Mendoza, and Zotec Partners.
Semiconductor Maker Exar Terminates Operations Executive
Exar terminated Frank Marazita, the company's SVP of Worldwide Operations, Reliability & Quality Assurance.
Silicon Graphics Announced New CFO
The technical computing leader selected Robert J. "Bob" Nikl, CPA, 55, as its new CFO. He has spent most of his career at Solectron.
New Director at Cloud Based Video Server Co SeaChange; New CEO Appointed
Class II Director Carlo Salvatori has been appointed as a Class I Director following the resignation of William C. Styslinger, III.
Interim CEO Raghu Rau has been appointed as permanent CEO of the company. Rau will also retain his seat on the company's Board. Previously, he was with Motorola and on the board of Microtune (acquired by Zoran). He currently serves on the board at Aviat Networks, a leader in wireless transmission systems.
VoIP Provider Cbeyond Enhances Leadership Teams with Cloud Veterans
Cbeyond has named Chris Ortbals as the new VP, Cloud Services Product Management and Development. He was formerly Head of Product Management and Product Development of Savvis' flagship cloud services platform.
Matthew Stevens assumed the role of VP of Professional Services. He joins Cbeyond with more than two decades of industry experience, including building and leading successful professional services businesses serving clients, including Choicepoint, Coca-Cola and EarthLink.
Date range: April 4th - May 5th
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.