HP Chairman Steps Down, Two Board Members to Leave

Hewlett-Packard’s Chairman Ray Lane, 66, is stepping down from his role as Chairman. He continues as a director on the board. Ralph V. Whitworth, 57, will step into the role on an interim basis as the board searches for a permanent replacement.

Akamai Board Member with Investment and Financial Service Experience Leaves

C. Kim Goodwin, 52, is resigning from the Board of Akamai Technologies. Goodwin is a private investor since 2008. She is the former Managing Director and Head of Equities (Global), Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse Group, and former Chief Investment Officer of Equities for State Street Research Management. She is the Trustee Director of various equity funds within the Allianz Global Investors family of funds since 2010.

Splunk Appoints Long-Time Information Security Practitioner as CISO

Operational intelligence software firm Splunk named Tim Mather as chief information security officer (CISO) and VP of security and compliance markets. With nearly 18 years of experience, Mather will serve as the team leader for the company's initiatives in security and compliance, leading the charge to help Splunk customers secure their organizations by using machine data to gain operational intelligence. Prior to Splunk, Mather spent three years as senior advisor at I-4 (International Information Integrity Institute) - a KPMG UK entity focused on information security, including the use of big data for security and securing the cloud. A long-time information security practitioner, Mather has served in senior roles at RSA Security, Symantec, VeriSign and Apple.

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CVS Caremark Hires Chief Digital Officer from Staples

CVS Caremark named Brian Tilzer to the position of SVP, Chief Digital Officer. Tilzer will develop and lead teams driving CVS Caremark's company-wide digital innovation efforts. Tilzer will focus on connecting current and future digital initiatives and ensuring that CVS Caremark continues to use the most innovative technology available to seamlessly meet customers' needs. Tilzer has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and IT, with a deep concentration in corporate and e-commerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, he was the SVP of Global e-Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies.

Verizon Adds Board Member

Verizon elected Kathryn A. Tesija, EVP of merchandising and supply chain at Target, its Board of Directors. Tesija joined Target in 1986 and has held a variety of leadership positions within merchandising. She is a member of Target's executive committee and currently oversees all merchandising functions, including product design and development, sourcing, inventory management, merchandising systems, presentation and operations, as well as the company's global supply chain.

Adobe Adds New Director to Board

Adobe expanded its board with the addition of new Director Kelly J. Barlow, a partner with ValueAct Capital who also serves on the board of directors of KAR Auction Services. He previously served on the boards of Allscripts and SIRVA. Prior to joining ValueAct, Barlow worked at EGM Capital, where he served primarily as portfolio manager. Prior to EGM, he worked at Wells Capital Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank.

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Microsoft Director not to seek re-election; Company Appoints Ex-CBS Exec to Run Entertainment

Raymond V. Gilmartin, 71, Microsoft board member, decided to not seek re-election. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co. He joined the company’s board in 2001. He served as Becton Dickinson and Company’s CEO, President and Chairman from 1989 to 1994, joining the company in 1976 as VP of strategic Planning. An active participant in health industry affairs, he served as the Chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey. He serves as Member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council. He was appointed by President Bush in 2003 as a Member of the President's Export Council.

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