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New CIOs & Other Tech Exec Appointments 1/7 to 2/3 2013 Featured

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Intel Promotes Senior Tech Execs

Intel elevated William M. Holt, 60, from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and jointly oversees all technology development and manufacturing activities across the company. Holt joined Intel in 1974, and was named a SVP in 2006.

Sohail U. Ahmed, 53, was elevated from corporate VP to SVP. He is director of Logic Technology Development in the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for the development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic technologies that will produce future Intel microprocessors and systems-on-chips (SoCs). Ahmed joined Intel in 1984, and was elected corporate VP in 2006.

Jonathan Khazam, 51, was elected corporate VP and is general manager of the Visual and Parallel Computing Group in the Intel Architecture Group. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for the development of Intel's integrated processor graphics and many-core Xeon PhiT computing products. Khazam joined Intel in 1991.

Michael C. Mayberry, 55, was elected corporate VP and is director of Components Research, which is the research arm for the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for Intel's ongoing research - including internal research, university research, and other external collaborations - to enable future process options for Intel's technology development organizations. He joined Intel in 1984.

Kimberly S. Stevenson, 50, was elected corporate VP and is CIO. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of IT to enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. Stevenson joined Intel in 2009.

GE Vet Joins EMC as CIO

EMC appointed 20-year GE veteran Vic Bhagat as EVP, Corporate Services and CIO. Bhagat assumes responsibility for EMC IT, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services and Indirect Procurement organizations. He succeeds EVP Sanjay Mirchandani who, after nearly seven highly successful years with EMC, will transition to a new strategic role within the company.

Bhagat has a proven track record of delivering world-class results in IT, business process, development centers, shared service operations and innovation. A 30-year industry veteran, including more than 20 years at GE, he most recently helped establish Accenture's worldwide Big Data analytics practice for Natural Resources. Prior to that, Bhagat held the role of CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia.

Kimberly-Clark Names Former IBM Exec as CIO

Kimberly-Clark named Jennifer Sepull as CIO and VP of IT Services. She joins Kimberly-Clark from American Honda Motor, Honda's North American headquarters, where she served as VP and CIO of the Information Systems Division. Ms. Sepull also served as a member of the Honda Global Information Systems Management Board. She has been recognized by a CIO peer group as a top-10 "breakaway" leader because of her impact in leading IT innovation. Before joining Honda, she was a principal in the automotive consulting services practice of IBM, and she also pursued several entrepreneurial ventures earlier in her career.

Coach Hires CIO from Staples

Coach, a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories, named Christine Putur as EVP and CIO. Ms. Putur joins Coach from Staples, where she was SVP and CIO. Before Staples, she was with Compaq. She succeeds Tom Britt, who announced his departure from Coach last year.

ITC Holdings Names New CIO

Electric transmission operations company, ITC Holdings, named Ron Hinsley as VP, IT and CIO. Hinsley will lead IT activities and support all corporate applications including the Transmission Management System and Enterprise Resource Planning for ITC. Hinsley joins ITC from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, the operators of the Wolf Creek Generating Station in Kansas. In that role, he managed all information services strategy and operations, as well as critical infrastructure protection (CIP) compliance and IT governance functions. Prior to his role at Wolf Creek, Hinsley served as VP and CIO for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the former Aquila. He also brings experience as a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) CIP-compliance consultant for CPS Energy, where he implemented a NERC CIP-compliant infrastructure to serve the company's energy development operations.

Ingram Micro CIO Leaves

EVP and CIO, Mario Leone, will be leaving the wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain services, Ingram Micro, while the company will conduct a search for a successor. In the interim, Nimesh Dave, Ingram Micro EVP, global business process and cloud computing, will assume responsibility and oversight of the company's worldwide information and business systems.

Terremark CIO Joins Liquidity Services

Liquidity Services, which provides leading corporations, public sector agencies, and buying customers the world's most transparent, innovative, and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets, named Leoncio Casusol as CIO. Prior to joining Liquidity Services, he was CIO of Terremark, a Verizon company and spent seven years at Quadrem, an Ariba Company, helping establish and grow one of the first and largest B2B e-commerce marketplaces in the mining industry supporting over $20 billion of annual transaction volume globally.

Demandware Makes Senior Engineering Appointment

Rohit Goyal has been hired as SVP of Engineering, responsible for application development and feature delivery at digital commerce platform provider Demandware. 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.

Extreme Networks Announces Series of Tech Leadership Appointments

Marykay Wells has been named Extreme Networks’ CIO.  She brings 25 years of industry experience and most recently served as the CIO at Tekelec for five years, where she was responsible for IT, business transformation, procurement and real estate. Prior to Tekelec, Wells spent 19 years in various positions at Nortel Networks, having held the titles of VP of Global Applications and Interim CIO.

Industry veteran, and current VP of technology, Shehzad T. Merchant , has been promoted to the position of CTO. Merchant holds 10 technology patents for networking including Policy-based quality of service, unified, configurable, adaptive network infrastructure, VLAN aggregation, and security/access intrusion detection. Recently, Merchant has shaped the company's Open Fabric data center strategy for open networking for virtualized data center and cloud switching, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Company's flagship software platform, ExtremeXOS, which supports a rich set of APIs, networked applications, and OpenFlow tools enabling customization, more efficient management and secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at the network edge. Early in his career, Merchant served as a pioneer leading the developing of IEEE standards-based Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switching, scalable and secure Wireless LAN technology and virtualized Cloud and data center networking technology at emerging 40GbE and 100GbE speeds.

Verizon Exec Joins LaserLock Technologies as CTO

LaserLock Technologies appointed Paul Donfried as CTO. For the past three years, Donfried has served as CTO for Identity & Access Management at Verizon. Prior to joining Verizon, Donfried served as the VP for SAIC Identity & Access Management Solutions where he worked with some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. His career includes nearly a decade of developing the SAFE-Biopharma Association, which focused on legally enforceable digital signatures for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submissions. His work with the organization included developing and implementing a global enterprise I&AM infrastructure and a policy-driven, standards-based approach to global, legally enforceable digital signatures called SAFE.

NASA CIO to retire

NASA CIO Linda Cureton will retire after 34 years of federal service and is currently exploring opportunities in industry. Cureton has been one of the federal government’s most innovative CIOs, both in her use of cutting-edge technologies like cloud computing and adopting of social media. Cureton has spent her entire career working in the federal government. She was appointed NASA CIO in 2009 after serving as the first CIO of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, Cureton was the deputy CIO at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and previously served in executive positions at the departments of Energy and Justice.

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.

Former EMC Exec Joins as CTO at Conusiv Technologies

Conusiv Technologies, the developer of disk drive defragmentation and other software formerly known as Diskeeper, has appointed Brian Olson as its new CTO. Olson was previously at EMC, serving as Cloud Business Development Manager; he also served as CTO of Atempo, and CTO & VP of Engineering at Storeactive Corporation.

OMNIMETRIX Announces C-Level Tech Appointments Keyed to Growth

OMNIMETRIX, an Acorn Energy company, appointed two technology executives who will be crucial in the scaling of OMNIMETRIX under their new business model focusing on connections and recurring revenue. Harold Jarrett, founder of OMNIMETRIX and former VP of Engineering, has been named CTO, and Chris Gropp has been named CIO. Harold Jarrett began development of wireless remote data systems in 1996 and then formed OMNIMETRIX in 1998 to market those concepts. Mr. Jarrett personally oversees the ongoing development of the OMNIMETRIX product line, finding innovative ways to meet customers' needs in an ever-changing industry. He also serves on OMNIMETRIX's Board of Managers.

Chris Gropp joins OMNIMETRIX as its CIO. He was previously a SVP of Y-Prime, a clinical software development company. Chris conceived, created and implemented several clinical software platforms that quickly grew to be the premier platforms at multiple pharmaceutical companies. With over twenty years of IT experience, Chris is a recognized innovator with the skills and leadership to execute on IT driven initiatives. Chris has successfully achieved business growth in both start-up and fortune 100 companies.

DHHS Names New Technology Chief

Joseph Cooper Jr. was named CIO for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Cooper has 35 years of experience as a technology executive. Since 2009 he has been SVP for technology and operations with RBC in Raleigh. Previously, he served First Citizens in Raleigh for 15 years as EVP and CIO. He also worked 17 years for Bank of America in Charlotte in technology management positions.

Cycle Computing Appoints New CTO

Cycle Computing, the leader in utility supercomputing software, appointed James Cuff as CTO. Prior to joining Cycle, Cuff was the Director of Research Computing and Chief Technology Architect at Harvard University, where he was responsible for constructing and managing research computing. Before his tenure at Harvard, Cuff held group leadership positions at the Broad Institute and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Former Hulu CTO and Kleiner Perkins Partner Heads to Flipboard

Eric Feng, a mainstay in digital media properties such as Hulu, Airtime and Erly, will join the executive team of Flipboard, the social magazine app made popular on smartphones and tablets. Feng will join the startup as CTO, and will head up engineering and strategy for the company. Feng will also bring along Eugene Wei, a colleague of Feng’s who rose to prominence at Hulu and was VP of Product at Erly.

Bridgevine Hires CTO from Triton Digital

Bridgevine, a leading performance based digital marketing company focused on the life event of moving, named Sasha Jeltuhin, Ph.D as CTO. Sasha has spent the last ten years in digital marketing, where he’s been responsible for building and managing global applications and platforms. In his most recent role as the technology leader at Triton Digital, a large provider of marketing services for Radio and TV, Sasha navigated the company through an explosive growth by consistently employing ROI-analysis and performance metrics.

Former McAfee and AOL Exec Joins as CTO at AirPatrol

Mobile device security developer AirPatrol, named Dr. Guy Levy-Yurista as CTO. He joined AirPatrol in 2011 as VP of Engineering and Product Management. Prior to AirPatrol, Levy-Yurista held a variety of positions at corporations such as McAfee, TrustDigital, and AOL. Other prior roles include leadership teams of several startup companies, and a GP role with an early stage VC.

Manufacturing Technology Supplier Promotes Long-Timer as CTO

BarryWehmiller Companies promoted Robert Richards to the position of CTO. He began his career with Barry-Wehmiller in 1994 where he has been the chief architect of the organization’s global infrastructure, connecting more than 60 sites.  Richards is responsible for setting strategic technology standards, security, data communications, voice communications and insuring the smooth integration of all Barry-Wehmiller business units.

High Tech Executive Joins Seasoned Leadership Team at FireEye

FireEye, the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, named Julie Cullivan as CIO. Cullivan brings over 25 years of systems and programs experience in large enterprise high tech companies to FireEye. Most recently Cullivan was VP of global sales and marketing operations at Autodesk where she led the global rollout of new CRM, eLearning, and lead management systems, and evaluated new technologies and tools to improve productivity and optimize resources. Prior to Autodesk, Cullivan held executive roles at McAfee, EMC, Asera, and Oracle.

New CIO Appointed at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has appointed Wheeler G. Coleman to be SVP and CIO for the nonprofit health insurer and its parent organization, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies. Coleman has nearly 30 years of experience in information technology with Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall.  With HCSC, Coleman led the consolidation and optimization of multiple information technology platforms and was responsible for IT strategy, enterprise architecture, technology standards, IT portfolio investments, resource and vendor management, the IT budget and merger/acquisition integration.

UNC Health Care Names New CIO

Rose Ann Laureto will join UNC Health Care as CIO, following the retirement of J.P. Kichak. Laureto brings more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare information systems professional. She has served as VP and CIO for prominent healthcare delivery organizations, corporate VP for a national healthcare consulting firm, and product management executive for a national software development company.  Laureto comes from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., where she has served as CIO for eight years.

Abilene Independent School District Sees CTO Replacement

Cary Owens has been promoted to CTO for the Abilene Independent School District. She replaces Mark Gabehart, who resigned to accept a position with Round Rock ISD. Owens has worked in the Technology Department for 12 years and has been coordinator of instructional technology since 2008. She began as a math teacher 18 years ago.

Gabehart headed Abilene ISD’s Technology Department since 2006. He recently was named executive director of information technology at the 45,000-student Round Rock district.

Technology Visionary Brings Extensive Background to XBRL Software Leader

Rivet Software, the premier provider of standards-based business reporting and analytics, named Sue Buck as the company’s CTO. Prior to joining Rivet, Buck held senior technology leadership positions at SNL Financial, Thomson Reuters, Standard & Poor’s Compustat, and Onpoint Technologies, which was purchased by Thomson Reuters.

Globe Express Services Appoints Former Tyson Foods Exec as CFO & CIO

Logistics provider Globe Express Services has hired Steve Hankins as EVP, CFO and CIO. Hankins, who most recently ran an information technology consulting firm, spent 21 years at Tyson Foods. Prior to becoming CFO, he was the company's CIO and was responsible for strategy, network optimization, operations, telecommunications and shared services.

Thales Appoints CTO and VP of Strategic Initiatives

Thales Communications, a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of tactical communications products for warfighters and first responders, has appointed Todd Borkey as the company's CTO and VP of Strategic Initiatives. He comes to Thales from DRS Defense Solutions, where, as CTO since 2007, he led the strategic planning, innovation, and IR&D process for its diverse $1.3 billion defense business. Prior to DRS, Mr. Borkey served as Director of Business Development for Northrop Grumman's Government Systems Division. Earlier in his career, he held a range of engineering assignments at AT&T Bell Labs and Sandia Labs.

MGIC promotes CISO

Milwaukee-based Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC) has named Susan Friedrich as VP Information Services - CISO. Friedrich has been with MGIC since 1979. Most recently she has held the position of Information Security Director.

LBi Promotes Long Timer to Global CTO

LBi has promoted Paolo Yuvienco to the role of global CTO, with responsibility for developing and leading a technology strategy across key international territories.In the new role, Yuvienco will work alongside LBi’s global heads of strategy, creative, user experience and media, to bring together LBi’s creative innovation, technical expertise and IP for global clients, including Cola-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Mobile. Yuvienco joined LBi in 2004 and has been its director of technology for the past three-and-a-half years. He previously held senior positions at AT&T Labs and worked for a string of telecoms-focused start-ups.

Beyond the Rack Names VP and CTO

Private sales e-tailer Beyond the Rack named Shawn Kernes as the company's new VP and CTO. In this role, Kernes will lead the company's technology teams in both its Montreal and New York offices. Mr. Kernes has a wealth of experience in building and managing technology teams. He has held a wide range of senior executive roles in various high growth companies. Kernes was founding CTO and VP Technology at Stubhub, Senior Director of Product Development Customer Support at eBay, and most recently CTO/COO at Cash4Gold - the world's leading online consumer gold buyer.

Mindbloom Hires Xbox, msnbc.com and InfoSpace Technology Veteran to Lead Product Development and Tech

Travis McElfresh named CTO, VP of Product Development & Engineering as Mindbloom focuses on meeting growing demand for its interactive health mobile and web applications. Hewett, a former executive producer for Monolith Productions who developed blockbuster hits such as No One Lives Forever, Tron 2.0, and F.E.A.R. and Brent Poole, an early member of the Amazon team, co-founded Mindbloom in 2008 and have bootstrapped the company ever since. Prior to joining Mindbloom, McElfresh was the CTO and head of new products and business groups for InfoSpace, VP of technology for msnbc.com, lead program manager and group manager at Xbox, and CTO and VP of product and engineering for 1Cast.com.

Rodale Names Condé Nast Tech Exec as CTO

Rodale, the world’s leading healthy lifestyle publisher, named Bobby Chowdhury as CTO. Chowdhury joins Rodale after four years at Condé Nast, where he held the position of VP, Engineering, Digital Technology, and was responsible for all software development, quality assurance, systems management, and hosting infrastructure operations. Prior to Condé Nast, Chowdhury spent 15 years at United Media & Scripps Ventures as CTO and two years as the co-CTO at E.W. Scripps “Shop at Home” where he was responsible for building out the company’s e-commerce platform.

Date Range - January 7th - February 3rd

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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.

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