Vell Executive Search captures the most recent board appointments in tech, from October 29, 2017 to February 8, 2018.

Tech Giants

Alphabet Names Board Veteran as Chairman to Succeed Schmidt. Alphabet appointed John L. Hennessy, 65, former President of Stanford University, to serve as Executive Chair of Alphabet’s Board. Hennessy has served on the Board since April 2004 and Lead Independent Director since April 2007. Eric Schmidt, 62, becomes technical advisor to the company while continuing to serve on its board. Alphabet said that Canadian-born Shirley M. Tilghman, 71, 19th President of Princeton University, also retired from the board effective Feb. 15, 2018.

Much activity happened in the past three months or so in the Giant Tech Companies. We have categorized these in roughly three categories: 

  1. Multiple complex changes, due to either massive restructurings, promotions from within, activist investors or stock troubles;
  2. Board and CEO changes or other Significant changes
  3. Changes by functional area: Presidents/COO/GMs, Sales, Marketing , Product and CFOs.
Published in Giant Tech Companies

CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce Executive and Board Appointments for New Company

CSC announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to merge the company with the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The merger is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017, subject to shareholder and regulatory reviews and approvals. Following completion of the transaction, Meg Whitman, HPE’s president and CEO, will join the new company’s Board of Directors, which will be split equally between nominees of CSC and HPE.

General Electric Appoints CTO of GE IT and CIO for GE Power

Chris Drumgoole has been appointed VP and CTO of GE IT. Drumgoole joined GE in April of 2014, and most recently he served as GE IT's COO focused on transforming IT across GE. Drumgoole is a longtime cloud expert and pioneer who most recently held the position of SVP, Global Operations and COO, Verizon Terremark, before joining GE. Drumgoole was working as SVP, Engineering and Product Development at Terremark Worldwide when Verizon bought the company.