NCR Names Frank Martire as Executive Chairman and Michael Hayford as CEO

NCR Corporation has named Frank Martire, 69, as Executive Chairman. Martire most recently served as non-executive chairman of FIS till last year. He served as CEO of FIS after acquisition of Metavante, where he served as CEO before the acquisition.

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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.

Vell Executive Search captures the most recent female board appointments in tech, from November 23, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

Tech Giants Welcoming Women on Board

Microsoft Elects Former US Secretary of Commerce as Newest Board Member. Entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist and former United States Secretary of Commerce Penny S. Pritzker, JD, 58, joins as director of Microsoft.

Broadcom Appoints Former Benchmark Electronics CEO as Independent Director. Broadcom appointed Ms. Gayla J. Delly, 57, as an independent director of the company. Ms. Delly served as CEO of Benchmark Electronics.

Sanofi Names Former CEO of Dassault Systems as Newest Board Member

Sanofi appointed Bernard Charls as new independent Director. Charls has served since May 2016 as Vice-Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systems. He has been CEO of Dassault Systems since September 1995. He joined the company in 1983 and created the New Technology, Research and Strategy division, before being appointed Director for Strategy, Research and Development in 1988. Bernard Charl s is a member of the Academy of Technology (France) and of the National Academy of Engineering (United States).

Adobe CAO to Retire

Adobe announced that retirement of Richard Rowley as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Adobe following 10 years of service. Rowley currently expects to remain in his role until January 31, 2017. Rowley has been the Chief Accounting Officer, VP and Controller at Adobe since November 2006. Rowley was previously employed as Treasurer, CAO, VP & Controller by Synopsys.

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Teradata Appoints Co-Presidents‏ to Address Opportunities in its Two Biggest Markets

Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, appointed Robert E. (Bob) Fair, 52, and Hermann Wimmer, 50, as co-presidents, reporting to CEO Mike Koehler, to better align the company for growth in its major markets. Bob Fair will lead the Teradata Marketing Applications Division and Hermann Wimmer will lead the Teradata Data and Analytics Division. Each division will be an integrated global business. 

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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.

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Target Hires Former Homeland Security Tech Adviser as New CIO after Massive Data Breach Last Year 


Target has named Robert P. “Bob” DeRodes, 62, as its new EVP & CIO. He replaces Beth M. Jacob, 51, who abruptly left in early March, after a massive data breach last year. DeRodes assumes responsibility for Target’s data security efforts, as well as the development of Target’s long-term IT and digital roadmap. He has been a senior IT advisor for the Center for CIO Leadership, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Walt Disney Taps Square's CEO for Board

The Walt Disney Company has added Jack Dorsey, 37, chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square, as a member of its board of directors. Jack Dorsey is the creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square.