NetGear Selects Plantronics CFO for Board
NetGear, a networking equipment manufacturer, announced the appointment of Barbara Scherer, 55, to the company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee. Currently, Scherer is the CFO and SVP of Finance & Administration of Plantronics, a mobile headsets manufacturer. Prior to joining Plantronics in 1997, she was an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group, a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO, and a Director of Keithley Instruments
Skype CFO on F5 Networks Board
F5 Networks, a leader in application delivery networking, announced the appointment of Jonathan Chadwick, the CFO & SVP of Skype, to its Board of Directors. Prior to Skype, he was the EVP and CFO at McAfee. Chadwick joined McAfee from Cisco Systems, where he served as CFO & SVP of Global Customer Markets. He is also on Rocketship Education’s Board of Directors.
WAN Optimization Solutions Provider Hires New CEO
Blue Coat Systems announced that Gregory Clark, 46, has been appointed as the company’s new President, CEO, & board member. Prior to joining Blue Coat, he served as CEO of Mincom, a leading global provider of software and services to asset intensive industries. Before Mincom, Clark was the VP of IBM Tivoli, a division which develops Integrated Service Management software. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles with AT&T’s UNIX System Laboratories and Stallion Technologies.
Communication & Utility Software Company Recruits New Board Member
Smith Micro Software announced the reappointment of Gregory Szabo to its Board of Directors. He currently serves as President and CEO of Ertek and sits on the Board of Advisors at Across Techs. Prior to Ertek, Szabo was the SVP of Engineering & Operations for Vodafone AirTouch.
Ambient Promotes Former BCG Exec to CFO Role
Ambient, a communications equipment and technologies company, announced that VP & Principal Financial Officer Mark Fidler, 40, has been promoted to CFO. Prior to joining Ambient, Fidler spent ten years at Evergreen Solar, most recently as VP of Finance & Treasurer. Prior to his tenure at Evergreen Solar, he held various senior financial roles at The Boston Consulting Group and Hampshire Chemical, a division of Dow Chemical.
Date range: July 29th - August 22nd