EMC Appoints Former Apple Executive Zane C. Rowe as CFO
EMC named Zane C. Rowe, 43, as its EVP and CFO, succeeding David I. Goulden, 54, who will remain at the company as CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. Goulden has been serving in a dual role since July 2012. Rowe most recently served as Head of Apple’s North America Sales joining the company in 2012.
Hewlett-Packard to Split into Two Companies – HP, Inc. and HP Enterprise
Hewlett-Packard plans to break in two, separating its printing and personal systems businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations. The company will cut another 5,000 jobs in the process of carrying out the breakup. Meg Whitman, 57, is slated to be chairman of the PC and printer business, to be known as HP Inc., and CEO of the other company, to be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
Visa CEO and Kraft Foods’ CFO Join Microsoft’s Board; Couple of Long-Time Directors Leave
Visa’s CEO Charles W. Scharf, 49, and Kraft Foods’ EVP and CFO Teri List-Stoll, 51, are joining as board members of Microsoft. Scharf has served as CEO and a director of Visa since November 2012. Previously, he was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase, CEO of Retail Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase, CEO of the retail division of Bank One Corporation, CFO of Bank One, CFO of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup, and CFO of Salomon Smith Barney.
Larry Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO to accept Chairman and CTO Roles; Mark Hurd and Safra Catz Named Co-CEOs
Lawrence J. “Larry” Ellison, 70, is stepping down from his position as CEO of Oracle, to become the company's Executive Chairman and CTO. Oracle promoted both Co-Presidents Safra Ada Catz, 52, and Mark Vincent Hurd, 57, as Co-CEOs, to replace Ellison. Jeff O. Henley, 69, Oracle’s Chairman for the last 10 years, was named Vice Chairman.
Red Hat CTO Resigns Abruptly; Now Joins Google as VP, Cloud Platforms
Brian Stevens, 50, who stepped down as EVP and CTO of Red Hat recently, has joined Google to lead its cloud platforms. Stevens had been with Red Hat since 2001. Stevens served as the CTO and VP of Engineering of JBoss, a division of Red Hat. Before joining the company, he had been the CTO at Mission Critical Linux, and a senior Architect at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he worked on Digital's UNIX operating system.
Google Exec Megan Smith Named U.S. CTO; Former Twitter Lawyer Alex Macgillivray Will Serve as Deputy U.S. CTO
Megan Smith, 50, the VP of Google’s secretive research lab Google X, will be America’s next CTO. Smith would be succeeding Todd Park, 41, the former U.S. CTO who recently stepped down to take the technology adviser position for President Barack Obama. Before her last role at Google, Smith was VP of BD and Head of Google.org previously. Before Google, Smith worked for Apple and Planet Out, a site dedicated to the LGBT community.
Brian Stevens to Step Down as CTO of Red Hat
Brian Stevens, 50, will step down as EVP and CTO of Red Hat. In the interim, the office of the CTO will be managed by Paul Cormier, President of products and technologies at Red Hat. Stevens had been with Red Hat since 2001. Stevens served as the CTO and VP of Engineering of JBoss, a division of Red Hat. Before joining the company, he had been the CTO at Mission Critical Linux, and a senior Architect at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he worked on Digital's UNIX operating system.
LogMeIn Names Steven Chambers and Marilyn Matz to Board
LogMeIn has named Steven Chambers, 52, and Marilyn Matz, 60, to the company's board of directors. Most recently, Chambers served as President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, at Nuance Communications. Earlier, Chambers served as President of Nuance’s Mobility and Consumer Services Division, President of Enterprises Division, President of SpeechWorks Solutions BU, joining Nuance in 2003 as GM of Networks BU through SpeechWorks acquisition, where he was CMO. In addition to LogMeIn, Chambers currently serves on the board of CallMiner, speech analytics software provider to call-centers, and Jibo, the provider of the world's first consumer social robot.
VMware Appoints CFO Jonathan Chadwick as Co-COO; to Work Jointly With Carl Eschenbach
VMware appointed CFO Jonathan Chadwick to the expanded role of COO. Carl Eschenbach, VMware’s President and COO is also taking on an expanded role within VMware, with the addition of the Corporate Strategy and Business Development function moving into his organization. Chadwick and Eschenbach will share the office of COO.
Electronic Arts Appoints Bing Founder and eBay Executive as CTO
EA has appointed Bing founder and eBay executive Ken Moss as its new CTO, to lead the organisation and strategy for EA’s Digital Platform and IT divisions. He replaces former CTO Rajat Taneka, who left the publisher last year to join Visa. Moss most recently worked at eBay, where he led the Marketplace Technology, Science and Data group.
Hewlett-Packard Appoints CEO and President Meg Whitman Additionally to Chairman Role; Director Pat Russo Becomes Lead Director
Hewlett-Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman, 57, was additionally appointed as Chairman, after the resignation of Ralph Whitworth, 59, for health reasons. Before joining HP, Whitman served as a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers. Previously, she was President and CEO of eBay and held executive-level positions at Hasbro, a toy company, FTD, a floral products company, The Stride Rite Corporation, a footwear company, The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, and Bain & Company, a consulting company.
Twitter Appoints Goldman Sachs Banker Anthony Noto as CFO; Mike Gupta Named SVP for Strategic Investments
Twitter appoints Anthony Noto, 46, the Goldman Sachs exec who helped the company go public last year, as CFO. Noto will replace Mike Gupta, 43, who will become SVP for Strategic Investments, a newly created division taking care of outside investments. Most recently, Noto was a Co-Head of Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Investment Banking team at Goldman Sachs. Before that, Noto served in a short stint as CFO of the National Football League. Earlier in his career, he served as an Equity Analyst of Goldman Sachs’ Research Division, was an Associate at Lehman Brothers and a Brand Manager at Kraft Foods.
Salesforce.com Appoints Mark Hawkins from Autodesk to Replace Retiring CFO Graham Smith
Salesforce.com has hired Mark Hawkins, 55, as CFO, replacing Graham Smith, 54, who retires. Hawkins was most recently the EVP & CFO of Autodesk. Prior to joining Autodesk in April 2009, Hawkins was CFO and SVP of Finance & IT at Logitech International since 2006. Hawkins worked with Dell, serving as VP of Finance for the company's Worldwide Procurement and Logistics organization, as well as VP of Finance for the U.S. Home Segment.
Twitter’s COO and Second-In-Command Ali Rowghani Resigns; followed by Media Head Chloe Sladden
Twitter’s COO, Ali Rowghani, 40, has resigned. Twitter does not intend to replace him, and other members of the management team will assume the duties. Rowghani will act as a strategic advisor to the CEO of Twitter. Rowghani joined Twitter in 2010 as CFO, eventually taking up BD and media responsibilities, being promoted to the COO role in 2012. He joined Twitter from Pixar Animation Studios, where he served for about eight years, most recently as the CFO.