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Intel Architecture Group Head Leaves; Company’s Subsidiary Goes through Leadership Changes

David Perlmutter, 59, EVP and General Manager of Intel Architecture Group, to leave Intel, in order to pursue other opportunities. Throughout his career at Intel, Perlmutter led many of the product, technology and business transformations at Intel. Earlier, he served as SVP of Intel Mobility Group (formerly known as Mobile Products Group), General Manager and Corporate VP of Mobility Group, VP and General Manager, Mobile Platforms Group and became co-manager with Sean Maloney of Mobility Group. Prior to that, he also served as VP of Microprocessor Group and General Manager of Basic Microprocessor Division and Intel Israel Development Center.


Ken Klein resigned as President of Wind River, the Intel subsidiary that develops embedded software for intelligent connected systems. The company appointed COO Barry Mainz as his successor as president. As COO of Wind River, Mainz was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of worldwide sales, alliances, customer support, field technical engineering, IT, product management, sales operations, and vertical marketing organizations. Prior to his appointment to COO, he served as VP of worldwide customer operations at Wind River.

Micron Technology Names Divisional VP

Fortune 500 memory technologies giant Micron Technology named Brian Angell, VP, Advanced Controller Development. He most recently served as VP of engineering for NVIDIA's mobile business unit - one of multiple roles he held at NVIDIA since joining the company in 2002. Angell's professional background includes serving as director of engineering at Vivace Networks, CTO of Raydiant and director of consumer products at 3dfx Interactive. He also held engineering roles at Sun Microsystems and Sentry Schlumberger.

Tom Snodgrass was named VP, System Solutions. Snodgrass will be responsible for managing Micron's System Solutions business focused on delivering enterprise-class solutions to the market using Micron NAND Flash and DRAM memory. Snodgrass served as PMC-Sierra's VP of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Technology, and he worked as the company's VP of product development, Enterprise Storage Division. Snodgrass' professional background includes serving as VP of engineering at AANetcom, ATI and Tseng Labs prior to joining PMC-Sierra. He also worked in various technical roles at AT&T, Honeywell Defense Systems, McDonnell Douglas and AT&T Bell Labs.

Citrix Systems Appoints iCEO

Mark B. Templeton, 60, President and CEO of Citrix Systems, the company that provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, SaaS and cloud computing technologies, is taking a temporary leave of absence for family reasons. David J. Henshall, 45, CFO and EVP of Operations, will serve as Acting CEO. Templeton will remain on the Citrix Board of Directors.

Henshall joined Citrix in 2003 and oversees its worldwide finance and operations organizations, including accounting, strategic development, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, and investor relations. He also leads the Company's IT, operations, supply chain, and real estate teams. With over 20 years of financial and operational management experience in the technology sector, Henshall has worked at several leading companies. Most recently, he served as CFO of Rational Software Corporation, a software company acquired by IBM in 2003. He previously held financial management positions at Cypress Semiconductor and Samsung Semiconductor.

Brocade Hires CIO from Polycom

Brocade named Ari Bose to the position of CIO. With more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Bose has held a number of CIO positions at networking and other high-tech companies. Most recently at Polycom, he served as SVP and CIO, where he led the transformation of the global IT organization. He was also responsible for overseeing the company's internal global visual communications network. Prior to that, Bose was SVP and CIO at UTStarcom, and he has held senior IT positions at companies such as 3Com, Bay Networks and Apple.

Ubiquiti Networks Appoints Board Members

Wireless networking products company Ubiquiti Networks has named Steven R. Altman, 51, Vice Chairman of Qualcomm, Rafael Torres, 45, CFO of OCZ Technology Group and Ubiquiti CFO Craig Foster, 42, to the company's board of directors.

Steven R. Altman served as Qualcomm’s President, Technology Licensing Division President, EVP, VP and General Counsel, first joining the company in 1989 as Corporate Counsel. He was the chief architect of the company's strategy for licensing its broad intellectual property portfolio for wireless communications, which accelerated the growth of CDMA technology.

Rafael Torres has been the CFO of OCZ Technology Group, which designs and manufactures industry-leading solid state drives. Prior to that, he served as CFO and VP of Finance for Capella Photonics, Power Integrations and PLX Technology.

Craig Foster joined Ubiquiti Networks in early 2013.  Before that, Foster served as a Director in the Credit Suisse investment banking group focused on technology infrastructure and software companies, worked at UBS investment bank as an Executive Director, and most recently as the co-head of the software group, held various positions at RBC Capital Markets; Loudcloud; Open Market; Deloitte and PwC.

Riverbed Technology Appoints CMO from Polycom

Riverbed Technology, networks and networked applications optimization company, appointed Kate Hutchison, 46, as CMO. Before joining Riverbed, Hutchison was EVP and CMO at Polycom. Earlier she was CMO and VP of marketing for VMware. Kate joined VMware from Citrix Systems, where she was SVP of Marketing. Prior to Citrix, Kate was SVP of Marketing at BEA.


Fusion-IO Goes Through Board and Senior Management Changes

ioMemory software defined storage solutions company Fusion-IO appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, 56, to the Board of Directors. Dr. Frank recently retired as VP of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University. Frank was formerly VP of research and development at Broadcom, where he was responsible for Broadcom's overall engineering execution and played a key role in corporate business and IP strategy. He also held positions at Sun Microsystems and was a founder of Epigram, which was acquired by Broadcom, and co-founder of NeTpower.

Gary Smerdon, 51, has joined the company as its EVP and chief strategy officer. Smerdon was formerly SVP and general manager of the accelerated solutions division (ASD) at LSI, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the company's PCIe flash memory solutions. Prior to that, he established and led the company's corporate strategy office. Smerdon served as chief marketing officer of Tarari, a developer of packet inspection and content processing solutions for networking and servers, and was president and CEO of Greenfield Networks, a developer of Ethernet switch technology solutions. He previously served in various leadership roles at Marvell Technology Group, RealChip and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

EVP & CFO Dennis Wolf, 59, will be leaving for a private company. The company is looking for a new CFO. Wolf earlier served as interim CEO and CFO of Finjan Software, EVP and CFO of MySQL AB, and held financial management positions for public high technology companies, including Apple Computer, Centigram Communications, Credence Systems, Omnicell, Redback Networks and Sun Microsystems.

James Dawson, 51, its chief sales officer and EVP, is retiring from the company. It expects to name his replacement soon. Dawson served as VP of worldwide sales of 3PAR, VP, strategic sales and business development of Neoscale Systems, VP of worldwide sales for Scale Eight, and in various positions with Data General Corporation, most recently as VP of EMEA and Asia Pacific for its CLARiiON Storage Division. 

Date Range: September 29th - October 29th

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