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Apple Hires Xerox's CFO; VP-Retail Leaves

Apple has hired Xerox’s CFO Luca Maestri, 48, as its Corporate Controller. Prior to Xerox, he served as the CFO of Nokia Siemens Networks. Previously he was VP and CFO, General Motors Europe and General Motors Brazil. He has been a Director of Principal Financial Group since 2012.

Apple’s VP of Retail Jerry McDougal, a key player in Apple's retail development over the past 12 years, has departed the company. Finance VP Jim Bean will replace McDougal in the position. McDougal was with Apple for over 12 years. He joined the company in 2000 and was one of Apple’s retail execs possibly in the running to take up former SVP of Retail Browett’s position.

Oracle Board Member Retires

Donald L. Lucas, 82, notified Oracle Corporation that, after more than 30 years of service to the Corporation, he is retiring and has tendered his resignation as a member of the Board. Lucas is the chairman of 51job. He currently serves as a board member of Cadence Design Systems. He also serves as a director for several privately held companies. He is the former chairman of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research and a Trustee of Santa Clara University. Since 1967, he has been actively engaged in venture capital activities as a private individual. In 1960, he began a seven-year participation, including acting as both a general partner and a limited partner with Draper, Gaither & Anderson, the first venture capital firm organized on the West Coast in the United States.

HP Hires New Senior Execs from Accenture and Amazon

Hewlett-Packard has hired Larry Stack, a managing director and Global Sales lead for Health and Public Service at Accenture, as the new SVP of Global Sales for Enterprise Services. Though he spent a little more than two years at Accenture, before that he was a VP from 2002 to 2010 at EDS, the IT services firm that HP acquired in 2008. Stack also served as a SVP at the Japanese technology firm Fujitsu, where he ran North American Communications and Government Operations at Fujitsu Consulting. He also worked for the United Nations, running field operations in Angola, and as a negotiator in Bosnia. He did a five-year stint from 1988 to 1993 working in communications at the White House Situation Room.

John Maguire, the prior sales lead for the Enterprise Services unit at HP, will be leaving the company.

Former Amazon executive Mike Nash will join the consumer portion of HP’s PC business. Nash, a former VP at Amazon’s Kindle business unit, joined HP within the last month.

Adobe Re-Hires Corporate Development Leader

Adobe appointed Bryan Lamkin to the position of SVP of Corporate Development. Lamkin will drive Adobe's corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Lamkin worked for Adobe from 1992-2006 in a variety of senior product roles, including SVP for the digital media solutions business, where he established Adobe's market-leading position with Photoshop and the Creative Suite. Since leaving Adobe, Lamkin has gained broad experience in social media, advertising, mobile and cloud solutions, serving as SVP of consumer products for Yahoo!, executive in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures and New Enterprise Associates and CEO of two venture-funded startups.

Research In Motion Adds Board Members

Research In Motion (BlackBerry) added two seats to its board naming a pair of long-time telecom execs as directors: Richard Lynch, 64, formerly an EVP at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, 56, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Mr. Lynch is president of FB Associates, an advisory firm, and held various senior-executive positions at Verizon starting in 1990. Nordberg was CEO of Sony Ericsson from 2009 until 2012. He is a board member of technology companies in Denmark and Sweden and is on the board of advisers to Hewlett Packard Communications.

Former Microsoft Exec Joins Fortinet Board

Network security solutions company, Fortinet, appointed Bill Neukom, 59, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Neukom is a well-respected technology company executive with experience helping scale high-growth organizations. He began representing Microsoft (upon its move to Seattle in 1979 when it had just 12 employees. He joined the company in 1985 to form its Law and Corporate Affairs department and served as its chief legal officer until his retirement in 2002 as an EVP. His diverse business experience also includes serving as the managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team and currently serving as the founder and CEO of the World Justice Project, an organization dedicated to strengthening the Rule of Law globally.

Spare Backup Hires VP of International Operations

Data backup and security software firm Spare Backup appointed John Harrison to the newly created position of VP of International Operations. He joins the company from his most recent position as International Sector Director for Lifestyle Services Group (LSG), the foremost provider of mobile services in the UK. For 16 years of his career he served at Marsh & McLennan; initially for Johnson & Higgins and latterly at Marsh Ltd, the UK subsidiary. During this time he was responsible for a number of accomplishments including the setting up of Marsh & McLennan's reinsurance operations in Brazil. Since 1999 Mr. Harrison has focused on affinity products and in 2002 he was named CEO of the UK Affinity practice of Marsh Ltd..

OpenText Hires Adobe Product Marketing Exec as CMO

Enterprise information management provider OpenText has appointed Kevin Cochrane as its new CMO. Since 2010, Cochrane has held several highly successful senior executive roles with Adobe Systems as VP, Product Marketing for Adobe's Digital Marketing Business Unit; he was responsible for worldwide product marketing and management for Adobe Web Experience Management. He also oversaw the integration of the Day Software acquisition with other Adobe product lines and its evolution into the Digital Marketing Business Unit. Prior to his work at Adobe, Cochrane was CMO at Day Software, where he led marketing initiatives and partnered with the CEO and CFO to restructure business operations, including the build-out of a new global sales and services organization to drive a re-launch of Day to the global marketplace. Cochrane's 16-year career in the content management industry includes senior executive product marketing and positions with Alfresco Software and Interwoven.

McAfee Promotes ANZ MD as APAC President

McAfee promoted Andrew Littleproud to the role of President for Asia Pacific. Littleproud was previously McAfee's VP & Managing Director, ANZ. Since joining McAfee in 2008, Littleproud has managed McAfee’s channel business across the region and the Australia and New Zealand organization. Littleproud has over two decades of sales and management experience having held senior positions with EMC, Oracle and Xerox.


SAS has appointed Lynette Clunies-Ross as COO. She joined as COO after 17 years at IBM where she held several senior management positions in Australia and China. She will be in charge of marketing, sales and customer service delivery.

Infor Hires Former SAP Exec to Lead Asia-Pacific

Infor has hired industry veteran Tim Moylan as President, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Moylan will be responsible for Infor's operations across APAC, including Australia, Greater China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Singapore, among others. Prior to coming to Infor, Moylan served as president of SAP South East Asia, where he was responsible for operations in 15 countries. An 18 year industry veteran, Moylan has held various leadership roles across project management, consulting and sales. He is a graduate of University of New South Wales in Sydney and also of Royal Military College in Duntroon.

Aspen Technology Appoints New Chairman

Stephen M. Jennings resigned as Director of Aspen Technology. Mr. Jennings was originally elected to AspenTech's Board in 2000, and served as Chairman of the Board since 2005. The Board has elected Robert M. Whelan, Jr., as Chairman. Mr. Whelan was originally elected to the Board of AspenTech in 2011. He has been the President of Whelan & Company, providing business and financial consulting and strategic services to a broad range of companies, since 2001. He served as Managing Director of Valuation Perspectives, a consulting firm. Prior to that, he held a number of senior-level positions at various investment banking and brokerage firms. Mr. Whelan was Vice Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group, the technology investment banking and research division of Prudential Securities. Prior to Prudential Volpe, he was COO, Managing Director, board member and Head of Investment Banking of Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, a private technology and healthcare investment banking, brokerage and asset management firm. Volpe Brown Whelan & Company was acquired by Prudential Securities in 1999.

Blackbaud CEO to Step Down at the End of the Year

Blackbaud CEO Marc Chardon, 56, will step down at the end of 2013, or earlier if a successor is named. Following his departure, he intends to pursue business interests advising and investing in technology start-ups and devote more time to the philanthropic community. The Blackbaud Board will initiate a search process and retain a leading executive search firm to identify the next President and CEO.

Previously, Chardon served as CFO for the $11 billion Information Worker business group at Microsoft, where he was responsible for the core functions of long-term strategic financial planning and business performance management. He joined Microsoft in 1998 as General Manager of Microsoft France. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was General Manager of Digital France. He joined Digital in 1984 and held a variety of international marketing and business roles within the company. In 1994, he was named Director, Office of the President, with responsibility for Digital’s corporate strategy development.

ManTech Makes Couple of Senior Exec Re-Shuffles

ManTech has named Daniel J. Keefe President as COO of its Technical Services Group. Brigadier General Keefe, U.S. Army (Ret) was previously EVP and general manager of the group. The Technical Services Group is the largest operational unit within ManTech and provides mission-critical technology services and solutions globally, to include all aspects of C4ISR, systems sustainment, logistics and systems engineering to the Department of Defense and Department of State.

Keefe replaces Louis M. Addeo, who will be promoted to EVP for Corporate Development and Strategic Acquisitions. In this new role, Mr. Addeo will have responsibility for expanding the business portfolio beyond markets currently served by the corporation.

SeaChange Board Member Leaves

Peter Feld, 32, has resigned from the Board of SeaChange, the company that provides multi-screen video services through an open, cloud-based software platform. He is a Member of Starboard Principal Co GP and a member of the Management Committees of Starboard Value GP and Starboard Principal Co GP. Previously, he served as a Managing Director of Ramius and a Portfolio Manager of Ramius Value and Opportunity Master Fund. Prior to becoming a Managing Director, he served as a Director at Ramius. He joined Ramius as an Associate in 2005. From 2001 to 2004, he was an investment banking analyst at Banc of America Securities.

SeaChange Vet Joins Envivio to Lead Sales

Envivio, the software based Internet protocol (IP) video processing and distribution solutions firm, named industry executive Ira Goldfarb as SVP of global sales and service. He served in a variety of sales and executive leadership roles with SeaChange International from 1994 to 2012. Most recently, he was EVP, worldwide sales and service. His experience spans software and hardware-based system sales, as well as management of various technical service and support organizations.

Covario Snags CMO from OpenText

Covario has hired new CMO, James Latham, from OpenText. Latham has also served at McCann-Erickson. He was appointed CMO of OpenText in 2009. Prior to joining OpenText, he led the Marketing Strategy team for worldwide brand management, awareness, perception, and digital relationship marketing at McCann World group, a global marketing communications company and a division of Interpublic Group (IPG). He was also VP of Marketing and Marketing Strategy for several software companies including IBM and Lotus Development.

Business Intelligence Software Company QlikTech Appoints Director and CMO

QlikTech has appointed Palo Alto Networks' CFO Steffan Tomlinson to its Board of Directors. Steffan joined Palo Alto Networks in 2012, where he oversees the company's finance, accounting, IT, legal, and manufacturing functions. From 2005 to 2011, he served as CFO of Aruba Networks and was instrumental in both their Initial Public Offering and helping the company scale to facilitate growth. From 2000 to 2005, he was the first non-founder employee and, ultimately, CFO of Peribit Networks. Prior to Peribit, Tomlinson was the director of financial planning and analysis at Excite@Home, and has also held various finance and financial analyst positions at Oracle.

Terrie O'Hanlon has joined the Company as CMO. With more than 20 years of experience marketing software, hardware and services to businesses and consumers, O'Hanlon will oversee QlikTech's global marketing and brand strategy and investments. As SVP and CMO for Manhattan Associates, O'Hanlon led global marketing and brand initiatives that helped transform the company's reputation and market success from a warehouse management software provider to a global enterprise supply chain solution leader. She was also EVP of CheckFree, and held executive marketing positions with WebMD Practice Services, Dun and Bradstreet Software and Per-Se Technologies, as well as consulting for a variety of leading technology companies through marketing agency roles.

InferX Makes Board and CEO Appointments

Carl B. Eckstein, 73, a Managing Partner of Sundial Ventures, a business development firm, has joined the board of InferX, the provider of distributed predictive analytics (PA) enterprise software solutions. Mr. Eckstein also has served as Managing Director of NextGen Capital I and II venture capital funds that have made equity investments in private emerging technology companies. In this role he has directly participated in 22 investments and in some cases served as CEO of several portfolio companies. Mr. Eckstein has over thirty years of experience as a venture capitalist, consultant and the owner of several software firms engaged in GIS and information technology consulting. Mr. Eckstein’s experience also includes serving as a principal with Arthur Young, consultant at Price Waterhouse, and a systems engineer at IBM.

Paul B. Silverman was appointed as President and CEO of InferX. Paul B. Silverman has agreed to serve as President and CEO of InferX, replacing B.K. Gogia who has been serving as Acting President & CEO after the resignation in 2012 of Vijay Suri as President and CEO. Under the new management plan, InferX Founder B.K. Gogia, will serve as Chairman, and also Executive Vice President leading InferX's Health Care initiatives, a new division which will be responsible for managing current health care projects in the evidence-based medicine and analytics arena, working with major health care partners.

Mr. Silverman has a highly diversified and successful track record spanning 35 years serving as an experienced CEO, senior corporate management executive, global management consultant, public and private company CEO. Mr. Silverman has more than 10 years senior global management consulting experience, serving in senior management consulting positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Booz Allen and Hamilton, and also serving as CEO for James Martin Strategy (JMS) co-managing all North American business operations for the Amsterdam-based global management consulting services firm. Mr. Silverman also has more than 18 years senior corporate management experience with leading global information industry players including GTE, RCA, Xerox and Satellite Business Systems (division of IBM), where he served as General Manager of International Services.

Mobile Software Company Motricity Sees Board Changes

Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, 65, Director of Motricity, resigned from her position. Lady Judge has been the Chairman of the U.K. Pension Protection Fund since 2010. She was a member of the Board of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority from 2002 to 2004 and served as the Chairman from 2004 to 2010. Lady Judge serves as a director of Magna International and Statoil ASA and previously served on the board for ATP Oil & Gas Corporation and Alpha Appalachia Holdings (formerly known as Massey Energy Company).

The Board appointed Kevin Lewis as a director to fill the vacancy created by Lady Judge's resignation. He has served as the CMO of Blockbuster, a video rental retail chain which is a current subsidiary of Dish Network, since 2011. Before that, he was employed by Blockbuster as the SVP of Digital Entertainment. He was employed by subsidiaries of Koninklijke Philips Electronics, an industrial conglomerate which engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting product business worldwide, as the Chief of Strategy and New Business for Philips Consumer Lifestyle and the Chief of Strategy and VP, Business Development for Philips Consumer Electronics. He was also a Manager at Boston Consulting Group.

Condusiv Technologies Appoints CFO and CTO

Condusiv, the developer of disk optimization software, has named Frederic T. Boyer as its new SVP and CFO. Boyer was previously CFO of DataDirect Networks, and also served at Optical Communications Products, Qualstar, Accelerated Networks, and Fibermux.

Brian Olson was named as its new CTO. Olson was previously at EMC, serving as Cloud Business Development Manager. He also served as CTO of Atempo, CTO and VP of Engineering at Storeactive, and also had been at Veritas Software.

Business Process Automation Software Firm Hires Back Founder as CEO

Network Automation has hired back founder Dustin M. Snell as its CEO to focus on growth in the automation market for the firm. Snell was previously Chief Software Architect and CTO of the firm, a position he moved to in 2011. Before that he was CEO of Unisyn Software and QA/Development exec at GoldMine Software/FRS.

Anametrix Names VP of Client Success

Anametrix, the developer of digital marketing analytics software, has hired Olivier Silvestre as its new VP of Client Success. Silvestre has served at Certona, was a co-founder at Tealium, and also served at WebSideStory. Silvestre will oversee the company's implementation and account management teams. Anametrix is venture backed by TVC Capital; the company's founders are veterans of WebSideStory.

NationBuilder Loses Co-Founder

NationBuilder, which develops an online system to help political campaigns create websites, organize, coordinate volunteers, fundraise, and more, has just lost its co-founder and President, Joe Green. He is stepping down as President and away from day to day operations. Green will remain on the company's board. Green is becoming entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the company's venture backers.

Date range: January 17 - February 10

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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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