Tony Scott, who recently left Microsoft, is joining VMware as SVP and CIO. Scott will manage VMware's corporate IT organization, a division of the firm that manages its critical systems and worldwide business operations. In Microsoft, Scott managed the internal IT operations for the past five years, leaving in June this year. Scott was hired by Microsoft in 2008, taking over for Stuart Scott. At Microsoft, Scott oversaw Microsoft’s migration from Siebel customer management software owned by Oracle and SAP’s ERP software to Microsoft’s own Dynamics software. He also tested the company’s Office 365 collaboration software and Windows Azure cloud software before the company commercialized them. Before Microsoft, Tony Scott led a major IT infrastructure upgrade at Walt Disney and served as CTO at General Motors and VP of Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
VMware also appointed Kevan Krysler, 42, to serve as its Principal Accounting Officer who joined as SVP, Chief Accounting Officer. He has most recently been a partner with KPMG, an accounting firm, since 2005 where he served both multi-national and emerging software and technology companies.
CenturyLink Company Appoints Leaders for Europe
Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, has strengthened its international leadership team in Europe with the executive appointments of Ian Bryant, Eric McDougal and Nick Barley.
With 25 years of management experience, Ian Bryant joins Savvis as VP of advanced services in EMEA. He previously worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for the company's IT infrastructure services practice in Europe. Before that, Bryant spent more than 10 years at Capgemini, most recently as VP, responsible for central United Kingdom government outsourcing.
Eric McDougal joins Savvis as VP of sales, EMEA, having amassed an exceptional record of exceeding quota performance during his five years leading Savvis' sales team in the United States. Prior to joining Savvis, he served in various leadership positions with Daugherty Business Solutions, Wipro Technologies and CSC.
Nick Barley joins Savvis as VP of international marketing, covering EMEA and Asia Pacific. Barley has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, having held various senior leadership roles in international marketing for Microsoft, Oracle, Computer Associates and Hewlett-Packard. Most recently, Barley served as VP, EMEA marketing, for Juniper Netwoks.
Rackspace Appoints First Ever Chief Customer Officer
Open cloud company Rackspace Hosting has appointed Taylor Rhodes as its first-ever Chief Customer Officer, leading the firm's Enterprise, SMB and International divisions. As CCO, Rhodes will lead Rackspace's Sales and Fanatical Support organizations globally. Formerly SVP and Managing Director of Rackspace International, Rhodes's mission as CCO is to bring the power of Rackspace's Hybrid Cloud portfolio, backed by Fanatical SupportR, to Rackspace's global markets. Rhodes will move from London to the Rackspace US office in San Antonio, Texas, to take up his new role.
Rackspace's VP of Enterprise Sales, Jeff Cotten, will move from Texas to Zurich to assume the Managing Director, International role. Since joining Rackspace in 2008, Cotten has served as a leader in the company's sales and support organization, and played a central role in building its Enterprise sales and sales enablement functions in the US. Formerly with EDS (now HP), Cotten has a depth of expertise serving large customers in the IT services market.
ServiceSource’s COO Leaves
Robert J. Sturgeon, 51, resigned as COO and EVP of Managed Services of cloud based SaaS company ServiceSource International. Sturgeon will provide consulting services to the Company through February 2014. Sturgeon served as Chief Delivery Officer and EVP of Client Delivery prior to his current role. Previously, he served as GM of Enterprise Business Team, EVP and GM of Security Products Group, and VP of Customer Service for Juniper Networks. Prior to Juniper Networks, he served as VP of Customer Service for Lucent Technologies and Managing Director of Program Management for Lucent Asia Pacific. He spent 18 years at AT&T and subsequently Lucent Technologies.
Riverbed Technology Appoints Long-Timer to Board
Riverbed Technology, the technology company that specializes in improving the performance of networks and networked applications, appointed Eric Wolford, 46, to its board of directors. Wolford currently serves as Riverbed's President, Product Group. Wolford will be retiring from his daily responsibilities as a member of executive management in the fourth quarter of this year. He served as EVP, SVP and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Riverbed. Before that, he was the SVP of Marketing and Business Development for netVmg, VP of Product Marketing and Management at Inktomi Corporation and FastForward Networks (acquired by Inktomi), and served in various sales, marketing and product management roles at AT&T.
Date Range: August 12th - September 14th