Former Microsoft & Amazon Execs Join Cloud Computing and Hosting Service Provider
Savvis has appointed James Parker as SVP of Americas Sales. Most recently, Parker was Microsoft’s GM of the Enterprise & Partner Group for Central & Eastern Europe. During his time at Microsoft, he also served in the Enterprise and Partner Group as the GM for Greater China and as a Sales Manager for the EMEA region. Earlier in his career, he was a Consultant for Dell and a Senior Consultant for IBM.
The company also named Daniel Patton as VP & GM of Cloud Services. Patton comes to Savvis from Amazon, where he ran the Americas Sales Team. Prior to Amazon, he managed regional and global sales teams at IBM and Rational Software. Patton began his career at Boeing, where he spent nine years in product development, product marketing, and sales.
Salesforce.com Selects COO
Salesforce.com has promoted George Hu to COO from his earlier role as EVP of Platform, Marketing, and Operations. He joined Salesforce.com in 2002 and has since served as VP of Product Marketing, SVP of Applications, EVP of Products, and CMO. Prior to Salesforce.com, Hu held product management and strategic consulting roles at North Point Communications and Boston Consulting Group. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010.
Hosting & Cloud Computing Company Recruits CFO and MD, International Business
Rackspace Hosting has promoted Karl Pichler, 30, to CFO and Principal Financial Officer from his previous role as Interim CFO. He joined Rackspace in 2005 as VP Finance and went on to become International Finance Director. Pichler has also served as Treasurer of the company.
Rackspace has also selected Taylor Rhodes to be the new MD of International Business. In his new role, he will focus on business efforts in the EMEA region. He joined Rackspace in 2007 as Head of the Intensive Business Unit. Most recently, Rhodes served as the VP & GM of Enterprise Markets for the EMEA Region. Rhodes joined Rackspace from EDS, where he served as Director of Enterprise Productivity. He has also served as an Officer in the US Marine Corps.
Former Governor on eCommerce Solutions Board
Digital River has named former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to its Board. Pawlenty served as Governor of the State of Minnesota for two terms from 2003 to 2011. He currently serves on boards of Miromatrix Medical, Ionix Medical, and Red Prairie. He is also Senior Advisor to Vector Capital, a private equity investor. Earlier in his career, Pawlenty was VP of Corporate Development at Wizmo, an early stage technology services company. He has also served as the chair of the National Governor’s Association, Education Commission of the States, and Midwest Governor’s Association.
Digital Advertising Technology Provider Recruits CRO
Interclick has appointed Keith Kaplan to the newly created position of President & Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to this appointment, he was President of North American Operations at Adconion Media Group, one of the largest independent global audience and content networks. Earlier in his career, Kaplan served as the CEO of Metro Lights Outdoor Media and the President of Sales & Marketing of Maxworldwide and L90.
Date range: November 4th - December 8th