Google Appoints Board Member and CEO of New Acquisition bebop as SVP; Makes Multiple Promotions
Google will acquire bebop Technologies and appoints the CEO, board member, and a stockholder of bebop, Diane B. Greene, 59, as SVP of Google. Greene has been Google’s non-independent director and will continue to serve on the Google board. Greene had been one of the founders of VMware, the company that more or less introduced the world to the concept of virtualization. She started the company with her husband Mendel Rosenblum and was its CEO for about 10 years, which included about four years after its acquisition by EMC, and saw it through the IPO.
HP Chair-CEO Meg Whitman Joins SurveyMonkey Board
HP CEO Meg Whitman, 59, joined the board of the online survey development cloud-based startup SurveyMonkey. Whitman’s connection with SurveyMonkey comes from its current CEO Bill Veghte who is a former HP senior executive. After HP splits in November, Whitman will be CEO of the spun-out HP Enterprise, which is slated to focus on corporate hardware and services and will remain as non-executive Chairman of the printing and & personal systems company HP, Inc. She is currently the chairwoman, president, and CEO of HP.
Activision Blizzard Goes Through Board Changes; Appoints Directors from Consumer and Media Domain
Activision Blizzard elected Hendrik J. Hartong III, 47, and Casey Wasserman, 41, as new board members. Richard Sarnoff, 57, resigned from the Company's Board. Hartong is the chairman and CEO of Brynwood Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the consumer products sector. Hartong joined Brynwood Partners in 2004 as a managing partner, after the firm's divestiture of one of its portfolio companies, Lincoln Snacks Company, a food products company. He was the president and CEO of Lincoln Snacks until 2004. Prior to joining Lincoln Snacks, he held various sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility with Baskin Robbins USA and Nestlé USA.
Famed Security Researcher Leaves Google to Join Federal Cybersecurity Efforts; Google Glass Exec is New CEO at Evernote
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a respected computer security researcher, is leaving Google ATAP to explore ways to help U.S. government make software more secure. A former researcher with DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, he joined Google along with fellow DARPA alum Regina Dugan to work on security research at the search giant’s Advanced Technologies and Projects Group.