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Networking & Storage Exec & Board Appointments 2/20 to 3/16 2012 Featured

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Communications Infrastructure Company Loses Board Member

Crown Castle International announced the resignation of David Abrams, 49, from the company’s Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as the President of Abrams Capital and is a Member of the Board at CC Media Holdings. Earlier in his career, he was a board member at USA Mobility and Global Signal.

Latin American Mobile Service Provider Loses Director; VP Appointed


NII Holdings announced the resignation of Raymond Dolan, 53, from its Board. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Sonus Networks and as a Member of the Board at American Tower. Before joining Sonus, Dolan was the CEO of QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies. Prior to QUALCOMM, he was the COO of NextWave Telecom and held a variety of roles at BellAtlantic/NYNEX Mobile. Earlier in his career, Dolan served as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Donald Neff, 43, has joined as VP of Finance Operations & Controller. Before this appointment, he worked for AOL in various senior positions, including SVP of Internal Audit & Chief Audit Executive, SVP of Finance & Divisional CFO for the Global Advertising Division, SVP of the Corporate Planning & Analysis Group, and SVP of Finance for the Digital Services Division. Neff joined AOL in 1996 after serving on the audit staff at Ernst & Young for five years.

Wireless Telecom Company Promotes SVP

Leap Wireless has promoted William Ingram, 54, as the new EVP of Strategy & Acting CFO. Most recently, Ingram served as SVP of Strategy & Financial Operations. Before joining Leap, he was VP & GM at AudioCodes, a telecom equipment company. Prior to AudioCodes, Ingram served as the CEO of Nuera Communications, a provider of VoIP infrastructure solutions. Earlier in his career, he was the COO of the Clarity Products Division of Pacific Communications Services, President of Ivie Industries, and President of KevTon.

Cincinnati Bell Subsidiary Hires Former JP Morgan VP

CyrusOne has appointed Christopher Opat as VP of Corporate IT. Most recently, Opat served as VP of JP Morgan's investment bank and mortgage divisions. He joined JP Morgan after the company merged with Bear Stearns. At Bear Stearns, he served as MD & CTO for its mortgage business. Earlier in his career, Opat was an infrastructure engineer at Tosco.


SGI Appoints CEO

Silicon Graphics announced the appointment of Jorge Luis Titinger, 48, as the company’s new CEO. Most recently, Titinger served as the President & CEO of Verigy, a provider of semiconductor automatic test equipment. Before joining Verigy, he was the SVP of the Product Business Groups at FormFactor, a leading supplier of advanced wafer probe card technology and design to chip makers. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions at KLA-Tencor, including SVP of Global Operations, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and SVP & GM of Global Support Services. Earlier in his career, he was the VP of Global Operations at Applied Materials and VP of Operations at NeTpower.

Brocade CTO Joins Imation Board

Imation, a storage and data security solutions company, has elected David Stevens to its Board. Currently, Stevens serves as CTO & VP of Corporate Development at Brocade, a provider of data and storage networking products. Before joining Brocade, he was the Co-Founder & CEO of Palo Alto Networks and CEO & VP of Business Development of Rhapsody Networks. In the past, Stevens served in senior management positions at Nortel, Bay Networks, and SynOptics Communications.

Date range: February 20th - March 16th

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Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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