Neustar Appoints CISO
Real-time info and analysis co. Neustar appointed Jonathan Coombes as CISO. He joins from Rackspace Hosting, where he served as CSO. In the past, he worked in sectors like government, healthcare and finance with firms such as UUSA and IBM. He serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and is a 30-year veteran of both the Marines’ active and reserve forces.
Compass Datacenters New SVP Sales from Digital Realty Trust
Compass Datacenters has named Brent Behrman as SVP of Sales, a role in which he will oversee direct and channel sales. He was formerly SVP of Sales of data center solution provider, Digital Realty.
SMART Technologies CEO Becomes Vice-Chair and iCEO Announced
Nancy Knowlton, a co-founder and current CEO of the electronic whiteboard maker, announced that she is leaving her executive role and will now be the Vice-Chairman of the board.
Smart’s COO Tom Hodson has been named interim CEO and the company hopes to appoint a new head later this year.
Volt Information Sciences Names CEO and CFO
Infrastructure services firm Volt Information Sciences named long-timer Ron Kochman, formerly SVP of Strategic Planning, as President & CEO. He replaces Steven Shaw.
Interim CFO James Whitney Mayhew was named CFO. Mr. Whitney was a KPMG long-timer and an Audit Partner with KPMG.
Video Online Media Company Net Element New Board Member Khazakstan Investor
Kenges Rakishev, a noted Kazakhstan business leader, was named to NETE's board of directors following an investment of $32 million. Rakishev, Chairman of SATC and an investor with multiple business interests worldwide, said he selected NETE because he recognized the potential of the company's technological innovation and its pending patents for 3D provisioning and mobile app technologies.
Changes in Bridgeline Digital’s Board
William Coldrick, 69, retired from the Board of Directors of the web experience management provider Bridgeline Digital.
Bridgeline Digital also named Ms. Joni Kahn, 54, to the Board and to the Audit and Compensation Committee. Prior to this, Ms. Kahn was SVP of Global Services at ArcSight, EVP at BearingPoint, Snr. Group VP for WW Professional Services at Business Objects, and EVP and Partner at KPMG Consulting. She has also served on the Board at MapInfo.
Roomlinx Appoints CIO
Hotel in-room M&E telecommunications provider Roomlinx announced that Frank Watervoort will serve as CIO, leading all aspects of technology and software development. Formerly, he co-owned and served as President, CTO and MD of eonBusiness and was a senior exec at EchoStar Europe and CSG International.
Former GMI Executive Appointed to GraphOn’s Board
Michael Brochu was named to cloud application delivery co. GraphOn Corporation’s board. Formerly, he served as the President/CEO of Primus Knowledge, CEO of Global Market Insite (GMI), and CEO of digital music co Loudeye. He serves on the board of directors at Centro Digital Media, Vines of Mendoza, and Zotec Partners.
Semiconductor Maker Exar Terminates Operations Executive
Exar terminated Frank Marazita, the company's SVP of Worldwide Operations, Reliability & Quality Assurance.
Silicon Graphics Announced New CFO
The technical computing leader selected Robert J. "Bob" Nikl, CPA, 55, as its new CFO. He has spent most of his career at Solectron.
New Director at Cloud Based Video Server Co SeaChange; New CEO Appointed
Class II Director Carlo Salvatori has been appointed as a Class I Director following the resignation of William C. Styslinger, III.
Interim CEO Raghu Rau has been appointed as permanent CEO of the company. Rau will also retain his seat on the company's Board. Previously, he was with Motorola and on the board of Microtune (acquired by Zoran). He currently serves on the board at Aviat Networks, a leader in wireless transmission systems.
VoIP Provider Cbeyond Enhances Leadership Teams with Cloud Veterans
Cbeyond has named Chris Ortbals as the new VP, Cloud Services Product Management and Development. He was formerly Head of Product Management and Product Development of Savvis' flagship cloud services platform.
Matthew Stevens assumed the role of VP of Professional Services. He joins Cbeyond with more than two decades of industry experience, including building and leading successful professional services businesses serving clients, including Choicepoint, Coca-Cola and EarthLink.
Date range: April 4th - May 5th