Jony Ive will take over leadership of Human Interface teams in addition to his role as head on Industrial Design. Eddy Cue will take over responsibility for Siri and Maps, consolidating online services under one unit. Cue was promoted just over a year ago to SVP for Internet Software and Services. He played a prominent role in the educational announcement earlier this year, and now has control of two of Apple's most prominent new iOS features.
Craig Federighi will lead both the iOS and OS X teams. Earlier this year, he was promoted to SVP of Mac Software Engineering. Now, he gains the iOS team that was formerly under Scott Forstall. Bob Mansfield will lead a new "Technologies" group focused on innovation in wireless technology and semiconductors. Earlier this year, Apple announced that Mansfield would be retiring, but several months later announced he would instead be staying at the company.
Scott Forstall, the current SVP of iOS Software, is leaving the company next year. On the retail side, SVP of Retail John Browett is stepping down. A search for a successor is underway.
Microsoft Goes Through Major Corporate Leadership Changes
Microsoft named Andy Lees as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy. Lees, who assumed the new job last month, handles a role that’s been vacant since Hank Vigil left the company in 2011. Since being replaced as president of the Windows Phone division last year, Lees has overseen Microsoft’s investment in a Barnes & Noble subsidiary. Lees has been with the company for more than 20 years.
Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky leaves the company and that Julie Larson-Green is promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering, responsible for all future Windows product development in addition to future hardware opportunities. Since 1993, Larson-Green has worked on and led some of the most successful products for Microsoft, including the user experiences for early versions of Internet Explorer, and refresh of the user experience for Microsoft Office. For Windows 7 and Windows 8 she was responsible for program management, user interface design and research, as well as development of all international releases.
CFO and CMO Tami Reller will take on the pure business and marketing sides of the OS. Reller joined Windows in 2007 from the Microsoft Dynamics Division where she held a number of leadership positions. She began her career in technology at Great Plains Software in 1984 while still in college, and was the company's CFO at the time the company was acquired by Microsoft in 2001.
The company has hired Jeannette Wing to lead Microsoft Research International, the company’s applied computing research arm, spanning 13 offices globally with more than 850 PhD researchers in the organization. Previously, Wing did a four-year stint as the assistant director of research for the National Science Foundation, and headed the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University. Wing will join Microsoft at the beginning of 2013, heading up oversight for the company’s labs in southeast Asia and England.
SAP Appoints Acquired Company Ariba’s CEO to Global Managing Board; Sybase CEO leaves
SAP named Bob Calderoni, chairman and CEO of Ariba, a SAP company, to the SAP Global Managing Board. The appointment follows the completion of SAP's acquisition of Ariba in October this year. Calderoni will oversee all cloud-related supplier assets of SAP, including the fast-growing Ariba Network, the cloud-based network from SAP for inter-enterprise collaboration. Since joining Ariba in 2000, Calderoni has successfully transformed the company from a procurement applications vendor to the world's most powerful global business commerce network. Prior to joining Ariba, Calderoni served as SVP of finance and CFO for Avery Dennison. Before joining Avery Dennison, he was SVP of finance and corporate controller for Apple, and CFO and VP of finance for IBM's US$8 billion Storage Systems division. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Following his successful integration of Sybase into SAP, John Chen, president and CEO of Sybase since 1998, has left the company. He has joined PE firm Silver Lake as a Senior Advisor. Before Sybase, Chen was CEO and president of Siemens Pyramid, a unit of Siemens Nixdorf. He currently is on the boards of Disney and Wells Fargo.
HP Taps Server Exec as CTO; Makes Other Subsequent Leadership Changes
HP named Martin Fink as its CTO and head of HP Labs research division. He has until recently run the Business Critical Server business. He previously led the Open Source and Linux Organization and the NonStop Enterprise Division joining HP in 1985. Fink replaces Prith Banerjee, who left HP earlier this year to take a job as CTO of the Swiss industrial giant ABB.
Ric Lewis has been named to run that business unit for now. He has been named interim general manager of Business Critical Systems (BCS) and Converged Application Systems (CAS) within HP’s Enterprise Group business unit. Previously, Lewis served as VP of BCS Hardware and Technology Systems and as general manager of the HP NonStop Enterprise Division. Lewis joined HP in 1987 and spent his earlier years leading design teams in computer system, chipset, CPU, and firmware development for a broad range of products spanning from workstations to high-end servers.
The interim head of HP labs, Chandrakant Patel, has been named an HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer. He is a pioneer in microprocessor and system thermo-mechanical architectures, end-to-end energy management in IT, and applications of sustainable IT ecosystem for a net positive environmental impact. Patel joined HP Labs in 1991, initially leading the cooling and packaging research of the Wide Word microprocessor. Through the 90s, he charted the directions in thermo-mechanical research that led to innovations in chip and system cooling solutions. In the late 90s, he initiated the research in "smart" data centers. Patel got his start in Silicon Valley as a design and manufacturing engineer at HP's personal computer division and at Memorex/Unisys hard disc division.
Symantec Sales EVP Leaves
William T. Robbins, 44, EVP, Worldwide Sales and Services of Symantec is leaving, as a result of the Company's elimination of such position. Mr. Robbins is expected to remain employed by the Company for a transitional period of time. He served as SVP of The Americas Geography of Symantec, Senior Leader for the overall Symantec business in Asia Pacific and Japan, SVPof Asia Pacific and Japan Geography, and VP-Eastern United States & National Telecommunications Sales at the company. Previously he served as SVP of Asia Pacific and Japan Geography of Veritas Software, and VP- Northern Europe of Veritas. Throughout the Symantec-Veritas Software merger, he led the integration planning for the global Sales organization. Before Veritas, he served as COO for Comdisco's $800m Technology Services Division, and MD of BD at MCI Systemhouse.
McAfee Makes Series of Senior Management Changes
McAfee appointed Steve Redman as EVP of global sales. Redman previously served as regional president for the Asia Pacific Region for the company. Prior to joining McAfee in 2008, Redman spent eight years at EMC, most recently as VP of Asia Pacific. Prior to EMC, Redman was general manager of Rockwell Electronic Commerce and held positions at Lucent Technologies and Fuji Xerox. Redman replaces Joe Sexton, who chose to depart to take a leadership role in a non-competing technology company.
Yahoo!’s acting CMO and SVP, Brand Strategy and Marketing, Penny Baldwin who left earlier this year has joined McAfee as EVP and CMO. She previously served as president and CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising and Wunderman Direct Marketing.
Ari Jaaksi has joined McAfee as SVP and general manager, Mobile Engineering and Operations. Most recently, Jaaksi held the position of SVP of HP's WebOS Software and Services. Prior to HP, Jaaksi worked at Nokia for twelve years in a range of senior positions. In his last job at Nokia, he led the team responsible for software, hardware, user experience and developer activities for Nokia's high end mobile phones.
CommVault Names New CFO
Data and information management software company CommVault promoted Brian Carolan, 41, to VP, Finance – CFO from his current position of VP, Finance – Chief Accounting held since 2006. He also held the position of Controller from 2001. Prior to joining CommVault, Brian was Consultant with Ernst & Young where he started his career in 1993.
Louis F. Miceli, 63, CommVault's SVP – CFO, will step into the newly created position of SVP of Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miceli served as CFO of University Hospital, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), until 1997 and as the corporate controller of UMDNJ until 1994. Prior to joining UMDNJ, he served as the CFO of Syntrex, a word processing software and hardware manufacturer, and as its controller.
Pitney Bowes Appoints VP, Global E-commerce
Pitney Bowes appoints Craig Reed to the position of VP, Global E-commerce and will oversee the overall strategy, sales, and business development of this new international group. Reed's range of experience in delivering technology and services in the e-commerce space includes strategy, business development and operations, having come to Pitney Bowes in 2005 through the acquisition of Borderfree's Clearpath Technology. During his tenure at Borderfree, Reed was president of the company, and held a variety of additional senior management roles in business development and operations. His experience also includes working as a senior management consultant at Monitor Company in Ontario, Canada.
Compuware’s Chairman Changes
Peter Karmanos, Jr., 69, the Executive Chariman of Compuware will retire from the Company's Board after forty years of service as an executive of the Company. The company appointed Gurminder Bedi, 64, currently the Company's lead independent director, to succeed Mr. Karmanos as the non-executive Chairman upon Mr. Karmanos' retirement. Mr. Bedi has served on the Board of Directors since 2002.
Progress Software’s Exec Chair Named iCEO as CEO Steps Down
Progress Software’s Executive Chairman Phil Pead, 59, has been named the Company's Interim CEO, replacing Jay Bhatt, 43, who is leaving the Company to pursue another leadership position at Blackboard. The Progress Board is continuing its search process to identify a new President and CEO and has retained an executive search firm to assist in the search. Mr. Pead was appointed to the Progress Board in 2011 and named Executive Chairman later. He was formerly the President and CEO of Eclipsys, Managing Partner of Beacon Point Partners, and President and CEO of Per-Se Technologies until its acquisition by McKesson.
Prior to joining the company in 2011, Bhatt was SVP of the global Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions Division at Autodesk. Prior to this role, he led Autodesk’s Corporate Development, Business Development and Strategy functions, and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and corporate strategic planning.
MicroStrategy Reorganizes Management Team
Paul N. Zolfaghari, 48, was elected President at enterprise software company Microstrategy. He has served as the COO of ParAccel, before which he served as MicroStrategy's EVP, Worldwide Sales & Operations, VP, Worldwide Sales and Operations, VP, Worldwide Business Affairs, VP & Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff, and as assistant to MicroStrategy's President & CEO.
Peng Xiao, 38, was elected SEVP & CTO at the company. Prior to this, he has served as the Company's EVP, Network and Applications Engineering, EVP & CIO, and VP & CIO. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, he served as the head of IT operations for Bond and Pecaro, a strategic consulting firm.
Jonathan F. Klein, 45, was elected President & Chief Legal Officer. Prior to this, he was serving as the Company's EVP, Law & General Counsel, a position he had held since 2007. Mr. Klein also previously served as the Company's VP, Law and General Counsel and as Corporate Counsel. Mr. Klein was an appellate litigator with the US Department of Justice.
Douglas K. Thede, 43, was elected SEVP & CFO. Prior to this, he was serving as the Company's EVP, Finance & CFO, positions he had held since 2009. He has also been Treasurer of the Company since 2008, and will continue to serve in this position. Mr. Thede previously served as the Company's Interim CFO, VP, Worldwide Tax, acting VP, Worldwide Controller, VP, Worldwide Tax Planning & Compliance from the time he joined. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Thede served as Senior Director, Tax of Convergys, and as senior tax manager at PWC.
Bob Watts, 44, was elected SEVP & COO. He served as the Company's EVP, Worldwide Professional Services, and VP, Worldwide Consulting & Education Services. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, he served with Parametric Technology, where he held positions of increasing responsibility including SVP, Global Services. Prior to joining PTC, he served as Director-Product Development and Configuration Management for Texas Instruments' Defense Systems division. He also served as an aviation officer with the US Army.
Alcatel-Lucent SVP Joins Comverse to Lead Systems & Solutions
Comverse, the converged, prepaid and postpaid billing and active customer management software company, named Narasimha "Gani" Nayak as SVP, Systems & Solutions, responsible for all product marketing, delivery and maintenance. For the past six years he has served at Alcatel-Lucent in roles including SVP and General Manager, Mobile Payment and Charging Solutions, SVP & GM, Interactive Media and Communications division, and VP & GM, Messaging Products Group. Prior to that, he was VP & GM at Openwave Systems' Messaging Business Unit, and before that, he led the Unified Communications activities at Logica/CMG. In several previous positions, he managed and developed systems involving technologies and domains including unified communications, Internet telephony, and digital cellular networks at Cisco, ECI Telecom, and Hughes Network Systems.
SciQuest Appoints Former HP Marketing Exec to Lead Marketing and Communications
SciQuest, the company that delivers source-to-settle supply chain SaaS on-demand software solutions, appointed Stacy J. West as VP, marketing and communications. Before joining SciQuest, West was the director of marketing at Oce, a leading provider of high-volume digital printing solutions. She was also responsible for strategic planning, marketing plan development, budget management and database management and analytics. West was also the Graphic Arts Marketing Manager & Interim Director for HP.
Business Software Firm Sees Board and Senior Executive Changes
Pacific WebWorks’ longtime Chairman and CEO, Kenneth W. Bell, 62, will be retiring. Mr. Bell has served as the CEO of Pacific WebWorks since joining the Company in 2001 and later added the role of Chairman. Company President K. Lance Bell, 32, has been appointed as the new Chairman and CEO. Lance has served as President of Pacific WebWorks since 2011 and has 13 years previous experience in the software business, most recently with CedarCrestone, an international software consulting firm.
Christian R. Larsen, 37, resigns as a director of the Company. He had resigned as the President and Secretary of the company in 2011, and is the former CEO and COO of the company. He served as a consultant for Utah WebWorks. He has over fifteen years experience providing computer consulting and business management services.
James C. Roundy is appointed as VP of Sales and Marketing and will join the Company's board of directors. Mr. Roundy has spent several years working in the financial services industry. Most recently, he founded and operated a sports apparel business, a majority of which was purchased by Pacific WebWorks in 2011.
Tanner J Purser is appointed as Controller and Secretary to the board of directors. Mr. Purser has several years experience as an accountant and an independent auditor. Most recently, he has been serving as the Accounting Manager for Pacific WebWorks.
Saba Software CFO Resigns; Company Makes Regional Leadership Changes
The learning and talent management solutions company’s CFO Elaine Kitagawa resigns from her position in order to relocate elsewhere. The Company has commenced a search for a new CFO.
The company has named Leo Hanna as SVP and General Manager, EMEA. Most recently, she was the VP of Oracle's Live Help and Recommendations On Demand cloud services, managing sales, marketing and alliances for the EMEA region. Hanna has extensive cloud applications and services business experience, holding executive roles at Oracle, Art Technology Group (ATG) and Symantec (previously Messagelabs). Prior to his time at Symantec, Hanna spent 14 years with Microsoft in a variety of sales, alliances and service leadership roles.
Robin Martin has been named Regional VP of Northern Europe, including the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Benelux and South Africa. Martin, most recently worked at Pitney Bowes Software. Prior to that, he served in regional director roles for Northern Europe at Unica (acquired by Coremetrics and IBM). Martin started his career in sales and marketing with IBM.
Agilysys’ CFO Adds on COO Role
The hospitality industry oriented software solutions provider promoted SVP and CFO Robert R. 'Robb' Ellis to SVP and CFO and COO of the company. His additional responsibilities will include driving financial improvements in the company's services, support and operations and leading customer satisfaction initiatives. Prior to working at Agilysys, Ellis was with Radiant Systems, joining the company as corporate controller and later managing a global team as VP of accounting and financial operations. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and also has worked with Deloitte.
Former IBM Exec Joins Sapiens to Lead NA Professional Services Business
Sapiens International Corporation, the insurance software solutions company, appointed Hagit Ashkenazi to head up its North America Life & Annuities (L&A) Insurance Professional Services operation. Most recently, she was the GM, Americas at Jacada Software. Earlier in her career he worked as OSS CBE (Customer Business Executive) at Amdocs, VP Operation Americas at TTI Team Telecom, and Outsourcing Marketing & Sales Director at IBM.
Workforce Management Solutions Company Hires CFO from Power Back-Up Company
Asure Software named Jennifer Crow, CPA, as CFO. Crow most recently was director of finance at Active Power, a designer and manufacturer of critical power back-up systems and continuous infrastructure solutions. Prior to Active Power, Crow spent three years as an independent finance and accounting consultant providing litigation support and financial consulting services to a diverse client base. Crow also spent five years as director of financial analysis at telecommunications company Broadwing Communications. Her background also includes numerous senior finance roles with major regional telecom companies such as BellSouth and Southwestern Bell, and a Big Six public accounting firm.
Motricity Makes Executive Management Changes for Renewed Growth
Struggling mobile software company Motricity has replaced interim CEO Jim Smith, handing the reins over to Richard Stalzer. Richard Stalzer, currently the President of Voltari, Motricity's Mobile Media division has been named CEO. Nathan Fong, currently Motricity's CFO, will continue in that position and has also been named COO. Richard Sadowsky, currently Motricity's General Counsel will continue in that position and has also been named Chief Administrative Officer.
BSQUARE Appoints Strategic Development Expert to Board
BSQUARE, the provider of software solutions and related engineering services to companies that develop smart, connected devices, appointed Andrew Harries, 44, to the Company's Board of Directors. He currently runs his own advisory and consulting practice. He is a co-founder of Sierra Wireless and served as Sierra's SVP of Sales, Marketing and Operations. He is also the co-founder of Zeugma Systems where he served as the President and CEO until Tellabs acquired substantially all of the company in 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Harries has also held the position of Senior Product Line Manager at Motorola.
MEDL Mobile Hires CFO from GPS Tracking Technologies Company
MEDL Mobile, the mobile application software developer, hired Murray Williams as its CFO. He last served as the CFO, Treasurer and Secretary of GTX, a company engaged in the commercialization of miniaturized assisted GPS tracking and cellular location-transmitting technologies. He was one of the founding members of Buy.Com and was its CFO. Prior to Buy.com, he was employed with KPMG Peat Marwick, and last served as a Manager in their assurance practice where he managed a team of over 20 professionals specializing in financial services.
ANTs software Names Sales & Marketing Head as CEO
Dr. Frank N. Kautzmann, III, resigned as President and CEO of ANTs software, continuing as the Chairman and Director. The company has elected Rik Sanchez, the company’s SVP, Sales and Marketing as CEO, President and Secretary. Rik is the former founder and VP of the profitable and successful Telecommunications, Media, and High Tech Businesses Units for ANTs Software
CA Cloud Markets Expert Joins Ensim as New VP of Sales and BD
Ensim, the leading software platform that enables automation and orchestration for ordering, service catalog, provisioning, and billing of business users, applications, services, and infrastructure in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, added Ken Philipp as its VP of sales and business development. He joins Ensim from CA Technologies and brings an extensive background in the automation, virtualization and cloud markets with more than twenty years of professional sales and leadership experience. He started his career at IBM and has held executive positions with several virtualization startups including Akimbi and Fastscale (both acquired by VMware), Solidcore (acquired by McAffee) and 4Base Consulting (acquired by CA Technologies).
WMX Names Chief of Staff
Diana Lovera was recently appointed Chief of Staff of WMX Group Holdings, the educational software company. She will serve as senior advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Thomas Anthony Guerriero. Prior to joining WMX she was Director of Sales and marketing in a major manufacturing organization. She also co-founded a non-profit organization, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Gamma Pi Division in 2003 to empower Latina women in achieving their highest potential.
Former HP and 3Com Exec Named CEO at Vormetric
Vormetric, a player in the business of enterprise-grade encryption and key management, named Alan Kessler, a former VP at HP and a veteran of several tech companies including Palm and 3Com, as its new CEO. Kessler’s most recent title at HP was VP of worldwide sales and service for enterprise security products. Before HP, he ran two storage companies, Intransa and Attune Systems, before landing at TippingPoint, a security company 3Com had acquired in 2004. Kessler’s resume includes a stint as the president and COO of Palm back in the late 1990s when it was still a subsidiary of 3Com. (Both Palm and 3Com eventually ended up being acquired, though separately, by HP.) He first joined 3Com in 1985.
Crowdsourcing Company Expands Executive Team to Meet Demand for Social Enterprise Software Solutions
Carey Houston joins the Chaordix executive team, succeeding Jim Gibson as COO. Jim takes on a new executive role with the company as EVP, Global Markets, focusing his efforts on driving global revenue growth through partnerships and direct sales. Prior to joining Chaordix, Carey was VP of Industry Development at Alberta Enterprise, a limited partner investor in venture capital funds. Carey will continue to be Executive Director of the A100 and has joined their Board of Directors.
Randy Corke, VP of Business Development for Chaordix since 2009, takes on the role of VP and Senior Principal, Crowdsourcing Advisory Services. Previously he was founding VP Marketing for SoundBite Communications, pioneers in interactive voice messaging, and for Quack.com which launched the world’s first voice portal in 2000 (acquired in 2000 by AOL). Randy also held VP and CMO roles for enterprise software companies including Signiant and Praxis International (acquired by Lakeview Technology).
Industry Veteran Joins HARDATA as New President and CEO
HARDATA, an Argentina-based developer of workflow efficiency solutions for the broadcast and entertainment industries, named industry veteran Philip B. Cox as President and CEO and established world headquarters office in the US to oversee the company's increased international distribution, manufacturing expansion and technology development. Mr. Cox brings more than 40 years of corporate executive leadership experience with notable companies including CalAmp, Signal Technology, M/A-Com, and 360 Systems. He has deep experience with positioning technology companies for rapid growth, building sales organizations and international marketing.
CRM Software Developer Adds Board Members
CRM software developer Insightly has named Gregg Brockway and Matt Holleran to its board of directors. Brockway was co-founder and is former President of TripIt (acquired by Concur Technologies). He has served as President of Classic Vacations, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Hotwire.com, Associate & Director, East Asia of Hellman & Friedman, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Holleran is a venture partner at Emergence Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Holleran’s team started and built the AppExchange and Force.com partner network at salesforce.com. Prior to his software career, Holleran was a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley's private equity division and worked at Bain & Company. Insightly just raised $3M in a financing round from Emergence Capital Partners.
LiquidPlanner Hires VP of Marketing
LiquidPlanner, a project management software company, has named Michelle Flandreau as VP of marketing. She replaces Liz Pearce who was elevatedto the role of CEO earlier this year. Flandreau previously held marketing roles like Direct Marketing Manager at Tommy Bahama, and Product Marketing Manager at Expedia and Nordstrom.
KISSmetrics Hires Successful Entrepreneur and Proven C-Level Exec as CEO
Will Hodgman has been named the new CEO at KISSmetrics, the leader in person-based customer analytics. He replaces previous CEO and co-founder Hiten Shah who will now serve as president. Prior to joining KISSmetrics, Hodgman spent four-and-a-half years as EVP of international at comScore. He joined comScore in 2008 when the company acquired M:Metrics, a mobile marketing analytics company he co-founded. Previously, Hodgman was EVP of Nielsen/NetRatings. He came to NetRatings through the sale of a number of Jupiter Media Metrix analytics businesses that he sold them. He came to Jupiter Media Metrix after the company acquired AdRelevance, a business he founded.
Date range: October 22 - November 18