Former HP Cloud Leader Joins Cisco CTO Role

Cisco named Zorawar Biri Singh as CTO and SVP, Platforms and Solutions. His appointment comes as CTO and Chief Strategy Officer Padmasaree Warrior takes her leave. Singh will be responsible for driving thought leadership around Cisco’s long term technology roadmap, platforms and architectures. 

Former HP CTO Joins Altera Board

Altera Corporation named Shane Robison to the company's board of directors. Mr. Robison served most recently as EVP, CTO and chief strategy officer for HP. Additionally, he held senior executive leadership positions in product development and business management with world-leading technology companies, including AT&T Labs, Cadence Design Systems and Apple.

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VMware Appoints New CFO from Microsoft

VMware named Jonathan Chadwick as its new CFO. Chadwick has previously served as Microsoft's Corporate VP and as the CFO of Skype. He replaces Mark Peek, VMware's former CFO, who left the company earlier this year. Prior to Microsoft, Chadwick was EVP and CFO at McAfee. Prior to McAfee, Chadwick spent over a decade in various roles at Cisco. He oversaw Cisco’s finance teams for the service provider, enterprise, commercial and consumer customer segments. In addition, he has also been Cisco’s Principal Accounting Officer and VP of Corporate Finance and Planning. Chadwick also worked for Coopers & Lybrand in various roles in the US and UK.

New CEO at VMware

Pat Gelsinger, 50, who was President and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure Products, becomes CEO of 80%-owned VMware effective September 1. He also joins the VMware board. Prior to joining EMC in 2009 he was SVP and Co-GM of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. Before that he led Intel Labs and was Intel's first CTO.

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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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Executive Shuffle at AT&T

AT&T has appointed Marissa Shorenstein as President of AT&T NY. Prior to this appointment, Shorenstein served as President & CEO of Marissa Shorenstein LLC. Before starting her own company, Shorenstein served as the Director of Communications for Andrew Cuomo's campaign for Governor of NY in 2010 and as Press Secretary & Deputy Director of Communications for the State of NY under Governor David Paterson. Earlier in her career, she held PR roles under Vice President Al Gore, General Wesley Clark, and New York State Comptroller Carl McCall. Shorenstein serves on the Advisory Board of the Joan Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House, and the Board of Directors of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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CEO Assumes Chairman Role at Verizon; New Board Member Elected


Verizon has confirmed that CEO Lowell McAdam, 56, has replaced Ivan Seidenberg, 65, as Chairman of the Board. Before becoming CEO, McAdam held the titles of COO of Verizon and EVP, COO, and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Prior to joining Verizon, he was the CEO of Primeco, a wireless joint venture between AirTouch and Bell Atlantic.

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New Regional President at Verizon Wireless


Verizon Wireless announced that Jonathan LeCompte has been named President of the Georgia/Alabama Region. He most recently served as the Director of Retail Sales for the company's Northern California/Nevada/Hawaii Region. LeCompte has been with Verizon Wireless and its legacy companies for nearly 20 years and has served in various sales leadership positions. He is a three-time Verizon Wireless President's Cabinet award honoree.

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Big Tech Changes at HP

HP announced that Shane Robison, 56, is retiring as EVP and Chief Strategy & Technology Officer. Robison was also responsible for the company’s strategy and corporate development efforts, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, intellectual property licensing, and partnerships. Robison came to HP from Compaq, where he served as the SVP of Technology and CTO. Prior to joining Compaq, he served as the President of Internet Technology and Development at AT&T Labs. He has also held senior positions at Cadence Design Systems and Apple Computer.

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Two Regional Presidents Retire from Verizon

Verizon announced that William Roberts has retired after nearly 30 years with the company. Most recently, Roberts served as the Regional President for Maryland and Washington D.C. Prior to joining Verizon, he held management positions at C&P Telephone Company. Currently, Roberts is a board member of the Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Greater Baltimore Committee, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and National Aquarium.

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