Akamai Board Member Leaves; Company Appoints CHRO from Cisco
C. Kim Goodwin, 52, is resigning from the Board of Akamai Technologies. Goodwin is a private investor since 2008. She is the former Managing Director and Head of Equities (Global), Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse Group, and former Chief Investment Officer of Equities for State Street Research Management. She is the Trustee Director of various equity funds within the Allianz Global Investors family of funds since 2010.
James (Jim) Gemmell has been named as CHRO. Having served in a number of senior executive HR positions at Cisco Systems for the past 13 years, he most recently held the role of CHRO. His tenure at Cisco included serving as VP, HR, advising Cisco's senior leaders on optimizing human capital across the company. He provided strategic and operational leadership in the areas of compensation, benefits, HR mergers and acquisitions, and international assignments. He also held HR leadership roles within the engineering and sales organizations, in corporate compensation, and in key geographic regions, including Cisco India. Prior to Cisco, he held HR leadership positions at AlliedSignal, Mobil Oil and General Electric.
Riverbed Technology Names CTO
Application performance solutions provider Riverbed Technology has named its long-time senior executive David Wu to the role of CTO. As a member of Riverbed’s founding team in 2003, Wu was involved in the initial architecture behind the Steelhead appliance and the Riverbed Optimization System. He is also responsible for the advanced development of Whitewater cloud storage appliance that enables customers to seamlessly and securely backup to the cloud. Most recently, Wu served as the primary inventor of Granite, which allows customers to consolidate branch back to the data center and enables instant provisioning of branch offices from the data center and instant restore in the event of a disaster. In his 10 years with the company, Wu has held several positions, including VP of software development and SVP of research and development. Before joining Riverbed, Wu was the director of engineering at netVmg, which was acquired by Internap. Earlier in his career, Wu served as senior engineering manager at Inktomi where he led the streaming media proxy group. He has seven patents issued and 36 pending patents relating to networking, programming languages, and databases.
Keynote Appoints Clearwire CEO to Board
Keynote, the global leader in mobile and web cloud testing & monitoring, appointed Erik Prusch, 43, President, CEO and Director of Clearwire Corporation. Prusch has served as Clearwire's CEO since 2011 and has served as a director of Clearwire since 2012. Prior to being appointed as CEO, Prusch served as COO from and CFO. Prior to Clearwire, Prusch served as President and CEO of Borland Software, where he led the restructuring of the company and returned the business to profitability. Other leadership roles included VP of finance in Intuit's TurboTax division; CFO of Identix Incorporated; and VP and CFO, Finance and Operations at Gateway Computers. Prusch began his career at Touche Ross and PepsiCo.
Limelight Networks Co-Founder Steps Down from Company Board
Nathan F. Raciborski, 45, will not stand for re-election to the board of digital presence management company Limelight Networks. Raciborski co-founded Limelight Networks in 2001. He has currently serves as CTO. He is the inventor of over twenty-five patents related to the acceleration of Internet content, the scalability of Internet platforms, and the enhancement of content delivery to mobile devices. He leads all global engineering and operations at Limelight. Prior to co-founding Limelight, starting in 1993, he founded numerous companies including Aerocast (acquired by Motorola), where he served as Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer from 1999 to 2000, Entera (acquired by Cacheflow), where he served on its board of directors from 1997 to 2000, and Primenet Services for the Internet, where he served as President, CEO and Director beginning in 1993 until it merged with GlobalCenter, where he served as President and Director, and later as President of Network Services of Frontier Communications/Global Crossing from 1997 to 1998 after Frontier acquired GlobalCenter. He had been a Director of Limelight Networks since 2006.
Yahoo’s High-Profile Exec Leaves for Go Daddy
One of Yahoo’s top women execs, Elissa Murphy, VP of engineering for cloud services, is departing the Internet giant to become CTO and head of platform efforts at Go Daddy. Murphy has overseen a great deal of code contributions to Hadoop, a technology essential to large-scale computing, first developed at Yahoo.
iWeb Names Industry Veteran as VP of Services
Canadian web hosting and cloud hosting provider iWeb named industry veteran Elya McCleave to the new position of VP of services. McCleave has 12 years of experience in the hosting industry, having implemented customer support and managed services strategies in Canada and the US. Prior to joining iWeb, McCleave served as VP of customer care at SoftCom.
Contegix Names CFO
Cloud hosting provider Contegix has named Michael Wylie as CFO. Wylie has over 18 years of experience in numerous financial activities, including planning and reporting, raising capital, accounting, analysis, auditing and risk management. In this role, Wylie will be responsible for directing the financial management of Contegix. Wylie most recently served as the CFO at Pulse Broadband, an engineering and operational consulting firm that deploys fiber-to-the-home solutions in rural areas. Before that, he also served as CFO for Broadstripe Cable and chief accounting officer for Suddenlink Communications.
GM Appointed for Sophos Cloud
Sophos, an IT security and data protection firm, appointed Bill Lucchini as SVP and general manager of the company’s new cloud business, Sophos Cloud. Lucchini, who previously served as COO of OnForce, will lead the company’s cloud strategy from the North American headquarters in Boston. Before OnForce, he was VP and General Manager for the Intuit Platform as a Service Group where he led Intuit's QuickBase business and launched the Intuit Partner Platform. Previous to this role, Lucchini was VP and General Manager for the Intuit Mid Market Group, where he launched Intuit's first channel, the Intuit Solution Provider Program.
Product Management Expert Joins Flurry After Google and Facebook
Prashant Fuloria, who led monetization product management at Google and then commerce products at Facebook, joined as chief product officer of Flurry, the company that helps mobile app developers get wider paid distribution, and gives away free analytics. Fuloria, who had a brief stint as an entrepreneur in residence at Mayfield Fund, was previously responsible for Facebook Credits, the social network’s on-again/off-again virtual currency effort.
Former Yahoo Security Head Joins Cloud Startup Box
Justin Somaini, the former chief information security officer at Yahoo, has joined cloud-computing startup Box as VP and chief trust officer. Before creating the CISO job at Yahoo, Somaini held the same title at security software giant Symantec. Before that, he was director of information security at VeriSign and an adviser to Palo Alto Networks.
Other two appointments at the company are - Niall Wall, who will be SVP and head of business development, and Jeff Mannie, who will be VP, controller and chief accounting officer. Wall will take over for Karen Appleton, who has been promoted to SVP in charge of global alliances.
Wall is also a Symantec alum. Most recently, he was VP and general manager of the Norton Data Services business unit. Before Symantec, he worked at Oracle and Digital Equipment, now a part of Hewlett-Packard. At Box, he’ll be overseeing the company’s efforts to create partnerships and strategic alliances.
Mannie hails from PayPal, the payments unit at online sales giant eBay. He’ll be in charge of external financial reporting, policies and controls.
Macheen Hires CEO to Ramp up Growth
Macheen, a mobile cloud application service provider, has hired Greg Stock as president and CEO. Richard Schwartz will continue as chairman of the board of directors and chief strategy officer. Schwartz will focus on developing new strategic relationships with data carriers, device makers and content providers.
Stock was chairman and CEO of Vovici, an enterprise feedback management company that was acquired last year by Verint-Systems. Prior to Vovici, Stock was president and CEO of Mirage Networks until it was acquired by Trustwave in 2009. Before that, Stock was VP of marketing at Vastera, and helped Manugistics, the supply chain management leader to grow to more than $200 million in revenues and initiated the company’s expansion into China and Australia.
Datapipe Names VP of Global Channel Sales
Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, named Chris Mooney as the company's new VP of Global Channel Sales. Mooney joins Datapipe from Serena Software, where he built channel sales teams to capture greater market share. Prior to Serena, Mooney served as VP of Sales for Intralinks and also held senior sales positions at SaaS security provider MessageLabs, as well as Microsoft, where he championed a team dedicated to security sales.
Compass Datacenters Appoints Exec from Digital Realty
Compass Data Centers has hired Jay Forester, a Digital Realty executive, to become its new SVP of Data Center Product Delivery. His most recent title was VP of Construction, North America at Digital Realty. Prior to that, Forester worked for Fidelity Investments for several years as a senior manager of its data center assets.
Appthority Names New VP of Marketing
Appthority, a global provider of cloud-based mobile application security services, named Mark Hodgson as VP of marketing. Most recently, Hodgson was responsible for leading WhiteHat's marketing strategy, which included corporate marketing, demand generation and research initiatives. He has also previously served in marketing management roles at Charles Schwab, BigFix, Symantec, SecurityFocus and Hewlett-Packard.
Date Range: April 1st - April 30th