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Cloud & Tech. Infrastructure Exec & Board Changes 1/1 to 1/27 2013 Featured

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HP’s Senior Cloud Exec Departs

Zorawar “Biri” Singh, SVP of HP Converged Cloud and GM for HP Cloud Services, is leaving the company. Roger Levy, the group’s VP for technology and customer relations, will replace him on an interim basis. Singh was recruited out of IBM two years ago by HP’s then-CEO Leo Apotheker. Previously he has served as VP, Cloud Computing at IBM, CEO & President at Encentuate (acquired by IBM), Interim CEO at JRG, CEO & President at Pivia Software (acquired by F5 Networks, 2005), Interim CEO at Crossweave (acquired by Amberpoint, 2003), CEO & President, Co-Founder at Idapta, COO/EVP at RelevantKnowledge-MediaMetrix (now comScore), and Manager at NORTEL.

Saar Gillai, previously VP and general manager of Cloud Networking, has been promoted to SVP and general manager of the new Converged Cloud unit, which is responsible for creating and defining HP’s cloud-related hardware, software and services, and overseeing its go-to-market efforts and coordinating a network of partners.

Demandware Makes Series of Senior Management Appointments

Digital commerce platform provider Demandware named long time EVP, Field Operations, Jeffrey G. Barnett, 49, as COO, a newly created position at the company. Previously, Barnett served as VP of Sales for EMEA of Siebel Systems, and Managing Director, International Operations of Edocs, a billing, payment, and account management software company.

Rohit Goyal has been hired as SVP of Engineering, responsible for application development and feature delivery. He co-founded neoSaej in 2007 and most recently served as VP of Engineering. Prior to neoSaej, he was Director of Software at Enterasys Networks and held software engineering positions at Axiowave Networks, Lucent Technologies and Nexabit Networks.

Tom Griffin was promoted to SVP of Corporate Development. He joined Demandware in 2006 as VP of Business Development. Since 1999, Mr. Griffin has worked in the retail and multi-channel industries serving as VP of Strategic Alliances at Sterling Commerce (now IBM) and VP of Business Development for Yantra, a multi-channel supply chain solution provider. Previously, he held various Sales, Marketing, and Business Development positions with Siemens Business Services.

Limelight Networks Appoints New CEO

Content delivery network operator Limelight Networks has named Robert Lento, 51 as CEO, following the resignation of former CEO Jeff Lunsford in late 2012. Lento has been serving as the company’s interim CEO since that time. In addition to his CEO duties, Lento will also be joining Limelight’s board. Prior to joining Limelight, he spent 14 years at Convergys, serving a decade as the senior sales executive. During the last four years, Lento has served as president of Convergys’ information management division where he led a turnaround creating a highly profitable and growing business, which NEC acquired in 2012. Earlier, Lento served as president of LAN systems for Donnelly Enterprise Solutions. Previously he served in executive roles at Entex Information Services, Decision Resources, and Future Information Systems.

Newtek Business Services Names SVP to Lead New California Office

Web hosting provider Newtek Business Services named Tom Stier as SVP and western region manager to establish and run a new business development office in the Orange County region of California. Prior to Newtek, Stier served as VP of sales, marketing, product development and investor relations at Aurora Bank. As such, he has extensive experience in managing all aspects of residential and commercial lending.

ViaWest Names COO

Colocation, cloud and managed hosting provider ViaWest has named Bob Newman as the company’s COO. Newman first joined ViaWest in 2010 as SVP of service delivery. He previously served as GM of global operations & ifrastructure services at LDS Church, as well as SVP of service delivery at selective IT outsourcing company Infocrossing. Earlier in his career, Newman also served as VP of operations and infrastructure services at Corporate Express, which was eventually acquired by Staples, as well as worked in information services at Spring/United Telecommunications.

TELEHOUSE America Names New COO

Data center and Internet exchange provider TELEHOUSE America has named Toshiro Ogino as its new COO. Formerly with KDDI Japan since 1986, he has served in many senior management positions there and its associated subsidiary companies. Previously, Ogino served as managing director/CEO/CFO for more than two years at KDDI & BT Global Solutions Corporation in Tokyo, a joint venture between KDDI and British Telecom. Previously, he served as general manager of Global Network Operations Center at KDDI Japan.

Cloud Management Platform ServiceMesh Names CTO

ServiceMesh named Shawn Douglass as the company’s CTO. Douglass has 15 years of experience defining strategy and investments in the enterprise IT sector. Douglass served for over 10 years at EMC, starting as director of partner engineering, as well as senior director advanced technology ventures for the Office of the CTO, before he eventually took on the role of managing director for EMC Ventures. Prior to EMC, Douglass worked at Digital Island and Loud Cloud/Opsware where he helped empower their IPOs. He has served on the board of directors and as chairman of the technical steering committee for the Enterprise Grid Alliance, and was on the Joyent board of directors as the EMC Observer.

UK2 Group Names COO and CMO

European web hosting provider UK2 Group recently appointed John Morris as COO and Steve Holford as CMO as part of its constant growth initiatives in the hosting industry.

As COO, Morris will be responsible for UK2 Group’s strategic operational activity including developing consumer strategy and streamlining global company operations. He is the former VP at Rackspace, a role in which he led the company’s SMB division and customer experience for its international business. He previously served as the director at Thomas Cook, operations director at and the COO at Viagogo.

As CMO, Holford will lead development and execution of UK2 Group’s marketing strategy to new and existing customers across a range of market segments and products, including driving communications, commercial performance, and resilient branding. With nearly 20 years experience in the Internet and technology industry, he most recently served as CMO at Fasthosts. Prior to Fasthosts, Holford served as the director of Internet services at video on demand service provider Video Networks, and the broadband product manager at Virgin Media. He also has e-commerce experience working in positions at home shopping retailed Argos and Tesco Stores.

1&1 Internet Names New CEO of Hosting

Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet named Robert Hoffmann, previously its global chief sales officer, as the new CEO of hosting. Hoffmann will succeed former CEO of hosting Oliver Mauss, who will remain on the 1&1 executive board, and will take on his new responsibility of overseeing corporate venture projects, as well as assuming the role of CEO of the corporate venture unit of United Internet. Having been with 1&1 Internet for 6 years, Hoffmann has played a large role in advancing the company’s telecommunications division in Germany, as well as leading its international sales department to continued increase sales performance across all markets. After leading 1&1′s international business for nearly 5 years, Mauss will lead the corporate venture activities of both 1&1 and United Internet.

Cloud Host Tier 3 Names Tech Veteran as CEO and President

Cloud management platform provider Tier 3 named Matthew J. Schiltz president and CEO. Most recently, Schiltz served as CEO for cloud storage and backup service SymForm. Previously, Schiltz served as CEO for cloud-based electronic signature provider DocuSign, and cloud-based court record provider CourtLink. In the past he has held leadership positions with high-tech companies including Interactive Objects, Cable Plus, and founded Statistical Sciences in the late 80s, seeing it to its merger and with MathSoft in 1993.

ScienceLogic Names Former Cisco Director as SVP Engineering

Cloud management provider ScienceLogic has named former Cisco director David Hinnant SVP of engineering. In his role, Hinnant will lead ScienceLogic’s software development and software quality assurance teams. Prior to ScienceLogic, Hinnant served as director of quality, technical operations, and incubation at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, Hinnant was the VP of engineering at Triumfant, where he was responsible for software engineering and customer service for IT desktop and server problem remediation products.

Digital Realty Trust Hires Senior Personnel From Salesforce and Deutsche Telekom

Wholesale data center provider Digital Realty Trust named former Salesforce executive Matthew J. Miszewski as SVP of sales.He joins Digital Realty from Salesforce where he served as SVP of enterprise sales and global public sector. Prior to working at Salesforce, Miszewski served as general manager of worldwide government at Microsoft. Miszewski also served as CIO for the State of Wisconsin, as well as president of an IT consulting firm. Early in his career before he entered the IT sector, Miszewski served as a partner at a law firm.

John Sarkis has been named VP of connectivity & carrier operations as part of its larger initiative to improve the company’s networking offering. Prior to joining Digital Realty, Sarkis served for nearly 14 years at Deutsche Telekom in different management roles developing Deutsche Telekom’s global network. He served as head of global telehouse real estate and North American capacity management where he was responsible for 192 locations across 27 countries. He oversaw all components of data center and carrier facilities development, retro-fit and management, from site selection to operating procedures. Prior to Deutsche Telekom, he served as senior project management at MCI Corporation and senior network engineer at MCI Communications.

Green Cloud Technologies Names Former Windstream Exec as New President

Cloud services provider Green Cloud Technologies appointed Dan Sterling president of the company. Sterling previously served as VP of channel sales and channel chief at Windstream, formerly NuVox Communications, for more than 14 years. He is a career veteran of the communications channel. He has received many accolades, including 2009 Channel Partners magazine Channel Executive of the Year, Channel Executive of the Year Finalist in 2010 and 2011, and 2012 United Way Mentor of the Year.

Web Host SingleHop Adds EVP of Worldwide Sales and Channel to Spur Growth

SingleHop appointed Stephen Pace its EVP of worldwide sales and channel, charging him with expanding SingleHop’s business through building up its global sales efforts, developing strong channel relationships and managing the company’s growing sales team. Pace has more than 25 years experience in technology sales, including experience specific to the hosting space, having served as VP of sales and marketing for NaviSite. He also has a history in the enterprise security market, having served as senior VP of sales and services at Core Security Technologies and as VP of worldwide operations for Chosen Security.

Online Tech Adds Redundancy at the Executive Level with Co-CEO Structure

Founder Yan Ness and partner Mike Klein are now sharing CEO duties at web hosting provider Online Tech. Ness and Klein have worked together for five years, and will split CEO duties as Online Tech expands across the Midwest. Klein will focus on marketing, sales, and relationship building while Ness will be responsible for technology, operations, and management. Klein invested in Online Tech in 2008 and joined the company as president and COO. The co-CEOs have more than tripled the business over the last four years. Prior to Online Tech, Klein served as CEO of two technology organizations, and has expertise in SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 2 standards.

Colocation Firm PeakColo Names VP of Finance and Administration

Cloud services and colocation provider PeakColo named Sharon Kincl as VP of finance and administration. Kincl joins PeakColo from software and consulting firm Virco Software where she served as the VP of finance and treasurer. Before that, Kincl served as the CFO of ASP technology and consulting services solutions provider Fetter Logic. She has also served as CFO at Persona, and CFO at Intelliquest Information Group.

Cloud Managed Video Services Company Loses CEO

Joseph Laezza resigned as President and CEO and as a member of the Company's Board of Directors of Glowpoint. He has served as the Company's President since 2008, a member of the Board since 2009 and the Company's CEO since 2010.

CipherCloud Names SVP of Worldwide Sales, CMO

Cloud encryption technology provider CipherCloud named two new senior sales executives, Travis Patterson as SVP of worldwide sales and Paige Leidig as CMO.

Patterson has nearly two decades of experience in driving rapid sales growth in the software industry, and most recently served as Marble Cloud’s SVP of sales and support. He led the America’s Software & Solutions Strategic Accounts organization at HP, as well as held senior sales management positions with Opsware and Parametric Technology Corporation. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to steer complex sales organizations and to launch new business strategies for both large and small companies.

Leidig joins CipherCloud in its newly created role of CMO. He most recently served as global VP at SAP. He has 20 years of experience in developing marketing strategies and being charged with global growth for technology companies. Before joining CipherCloud, Leidig held executive roles at SAP where he drove the introduction of a wide range of cloud applications designed for the business user and introduced market changing xApps solutions to the enterprise. He also previously held senior marketing roles at Ariba, Elance, and E*Trade.

Date Range - January 1st - January 27th

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Dora Vell

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,, 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.

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