Bell Canada Enterprises Names Former CPP Investment Board CEO as New Director

Bell Canada Enterprises appointed David F. Denison, 60, as a Director of BCE and Bell Canada. Mr. Denison has served as President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board. Prior to his appointment to the CPP Investment Board, he was President of Fidelity Investments Canada. He serves as a Director at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and as a member of the World Bank Treasury Expert Advisory Committee. He is a director of The United Way of Greater Toronto, and a member of the Toronto Community Foundation Investment Committee and the University of Toronto Investment Advisory Committee.

Marketing Exec Leaves F5 Networks for Startup

Erik Giesa has left F5 Networks, the Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology company, to join Seattle startup ExtraHop Networks. Giesa previously served as VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5, overseeing partnerships with Microsoft, VMware, SAP and Oracle. A member of ExtraHop’s advisory board, Giesa will hold the title of SVP of Marketing. The University of Washington grad previously worked at Holistix, WRQ, Express Systems and hDC. Founded by former F5 exec Jesse Rothstein, ExtraHop raised $14 million from Madrona, Meritech Capital and others last year.

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Marvell Technology Director Resigns

Marvell Technology Group, a semiconductor manufacturer, announced that Director Dr. Ta-lin Hsu has resigned from the board. Hsu is the founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific which he founded in 1986. Before that, he was a general partner at Hambrecht & Quist. Earlier in his career, he worked at IBM for 12 years and was most recently responsible for IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology.

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Communications Infrastructure Company Loses Board Member

Crown Castle International announced the resignation of David Abrams, 49, from the company’s Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as the President of Abrams Capital and is a Member of the Board at CC Media Holdings. Earlier in his career, he was a board member at USA Mobility and Global Signal.

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New Chairman, Director Resignation, & VP Appointment at Imation

Removable data storage products provider Imation announced that long-timer Linda Hart, 70, has retired as Non-executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. Hart was a director of Imation since its inception in July 1996 and was later elected Non-Executive Chairman in April 2007. She currently serves as Vice Chairman and CEO of Hart Group. Prior to joining Hart in 1990, she was engaged in the private practice of law in Dallas. Hart also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the Women's Leadership Board, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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CFO on Juniper Networks’ Board

Mercedes Johnson, 55, has joined as Director on the Board of Juniper Networks. Johnson served as SVP & CFO at Avago and as SVP & CFO at Lam Research. She also previously held executive leadership and management roles at Applied Materials, Nanometrics, NCR and HP.

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Mercedes Johnson, 56, has joined as Director on the Board of Juniper Networks. Johnson served as SVP & CFO at Avago Technologies and as SVP & CFO at Lam Research. She also previously held executive leadership and management roles at Applied Materials, Nanometrics, NCR, and HP.