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VMware Board Member David Goulden Resigns; He’s been Replaced by EMC Director and Former Akamai CEO Paul Sagan 

VMware board member David Goulden, 54, resigns from Board. He is CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure and CFO of EMC. Goulden is an 11-year EMC veteran, who has operated as EMC's CFO for seven years and held full responsibility for EMC's Information Infrastructure BUs, Sales and Customer Operations, Services, Marketing and G&A functions since mid-2012. Goulden has led more than 70 acquisitions since 2003.

The Board elected Paul Sagan, 55, as a member of the Board. Sagan has been a partner and XIR at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm, since January 2014. Sagan is also a member of the board of EMC, VMware's parent company. Sagan is the former CEO of Akamai Technologies, and has also served as President, VP and COO. In December 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him as a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Sagan is also a director of Akamai and iRobot Corporation.

Salesforce Appoints Senior Team Members for Japan

Salesforce is expanding its Japan leadership team with the appointment of former HP Japan head Shinichi Koide as Chairman and CEO of its Japan operations.

Hitoshi Kawahara, SVP and head of enterprise sales at Japan, will step up to a new role as President and COO. In this role, Kawahara will lead the company's enterprise sales and distribution teams and oversee business operations.

Eiji Uda, who has led growth for Japan for the last 10 years as President and CEO, will continue to serve the company as Executive Advisor and play a key role with strategic alliances and global accounts in Japan.

NetApp CEO Adds on Chairman Role; New Lead Independent Director Announced 

Former CEO and current chairman, Dan Warmenhoven, 62, has decided not to seek re-election to the board of NetApp, the provider of storage systems and data management solutions for IT infrastructures. He was CEO of NetApp from 1994 to 2009. Prior to that, he served in various capacities, including President, CEO, and chairman of Network Equipment Technologies, and held executive and managerial positions at Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

Tom Georgens, 53, CEO of NetApp, has been elected chairman of the board. Previously Georgens served as president and chief operating officer, executive vice president and general manager of enterprise storage systems and executive vice president of product operations. Before that, he held various roles at LSI, an electronics design company, most recently as executive vice president of LSI Logic, and held engineering and marketing positions at EMC

Nicholas G. Moore, 71, announced his decision to retire from the Board. He has been a member of the Board since 2002 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director in 2009. He is former Global Chairman and also CEO of PwC. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and CEO of Coopers & Lybrand.

The Board elected its member T. Michael Nevens, 63, as Lead Independent Director. Nevens was appointed to the NetApp board in December 2009. He serves as a senior advisor to Permira, an international private equity fund. He also serves on the board of Altera and Ciena.

CSC Appoints U.S. Federal Exec for Cybersecurity Role and CTS Exec as European Sub-Regional Head 

CSC named Rob Carey as VP and GM of CSC Cybersecurity. Carey joins CSC following a 31-year career in the U.S. Federal Government, the last 15 years in IT and cybersecurity. He most recently served as the Department of Defense (DOD) principal deputy CIO. Before that, he was CIO of the fifth Department of the Navy (DON). Carey began his federal service with the U.S. Army at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1982. Carey has retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve.

CSC named Cognizant’s SVP Dr. Sanjiv Gossain as VP and MD for UK, Ireland & Netherlands. At Cognizant, he held roles like Global Markets Lead for telecom & media industry, European head of Sales, Marketing & Strategic Engagements, Head of Nordics, & MD of UK & Ireland. He was a co-founder of management consulting & systems integration firm NerveWire, & held senior roles at Cambridge Technology Partners (now Novell), Nokia, & IMLogic (now Symantec).

TriZetto CEO and Former Cerner President to Lead Nuance's Healthcare Business

Speech, imaging and keypad solutions company Nuance Communications named Trace Devanny as president of Nuance's Healthcare business. Devanny joins Nuance from TriZetto, where he served as chairman and CEO. Previously, he held several executive roles at Cerner, most recently as president, over an eleven year period. He was president and COO of ADAC Healthcare Information Systems and held a series of executive positions with IBM and its healthcare business.

MICROS Systems Asia-Pacific Head Changes

MICROS Systems appointed Nirmal Singh as its EVP, Asia-Pacific Region. Singh is currently the CFO for the Company’s Asia-Pacific Region, and has served in that capacity since 1999. He first joined the Company in 1996. Stefan Piringer, EVP, Asia-Pacific Region, will retire from the Company.

SuccessFactors COO Joins Akamai Corporate and Business Development Role

SVP and COO at SuccessFactors, Seksom Suriyapa, joined Akamai Technologies as SVP of Corporate and Business Development. Suriyapa's experience leading corporate development also includes roles at McAfee where, as the SVP of Corporate Development, he successfully led its re-positioning as a leading security-only pure play. In addition, he has established business development teams at leading security vendors such as Veracode. Earlier in his career, he served as a technology investment banker, most recently with Morgan Stanley, as well as in venture capital, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Mayfield Fund.

Riverbed Technology’s New Latin America Sales Leader is a Former Check Point and Symantec Exec

Cecil Perez has joined Riverbed Technology as VP, Latin America Sales. Perez joins Riverbed from Check Point Software Technologies where he was VP of Latin America. Prior to Check Point, he was VP at Symantec where he held positions as VP of Mid Marketing Channel Sales, as well as VP of Sales and Marketing for Latin America. Prior to that, Perez was international product manager for Internet and Mobile Computing at Apple and reseller marketing representative for Reseller Channels at Microsoft where he was responsible for the Consumer Business in the Southeast Region of the United States.

Allscripts’ HR Leader Leaves

Deborah D. Snow, SVP, Human Resources of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, leaves. Snow joined Allscripts in 2010. Before that, she worked at Cisco where she led a sales training program for Sales Associates. She worked at Bank of America where she served as SVP Business Transformation eCommerce where she led portfolios of technology change in the Consumer Small Business Corporation and Commercial Banks.

Demandware Hires CFO from athenahealth 

Timothy M. Adams, will join Demandware as CFO, replacing Scott J. Dussault, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities. Adams currently serves as SVP and CFO of athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based services for electronic heath record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. Previously, he served as Chief Investment Officer of Constitution Medical Investors. Earlier in his career, he was CFO at Orthofix, Cytyc, and Digex. Adams also held various executive positions at Modus Media International, Geotrust, and GTE Internetworking / BBN Planet. He began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse.

EPAM Director and EVP to Retire in Early 2015

EPAM Systems, a leading provider of complex product development and software engineering solutions, announced that Karl Robb, EVP & President of EU Operations, and member of the Board, intends to retire during the first quarter of 2015.  Robb first became EVP of Global Operations and a member of the Board of EPAM Systems in 2004 when EPAM Systems acquired Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software development company he co-founded in 2001.

Monotype Imaging’s Chairman Changes

Monotype Imaging’s board member Robert L. Lentz has been appointed chairman. Since July 2012, Lentz has been an adjunct professor and the entrepreneur in residence for Northeastern University's Center for Entrepreneurship Education. Lentz has served as an independent consultant from 2009 to 2012; as the interim CEO of Digital Reef, and as the interim CEO of the Managed Analytics Business of Deloitte. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Permission TV, an online video platform provider. Earlier in his career, Lentz held senior executive roles with a number of technology companies.

Monotype cofounder and former president and CEO, Robert M. Givens, who has served as chairman since November 2006, is retiring. After his retirement, Givens will hold the title of chairman emeritus. In 1986, Givens, together with the current president and CEO, Douglas J. Shaw, founded the business that would eventually become Monotype, growing it from a small organization to a publicly traded company in 2007.

First Data Appoints Government Solutions Exec from Xerox

Jose Garcia, former SVP of government solutions at Xerox, has been named SVP of government solutions at First Data. He previously held executive positions like Vice-President S&L at Capgemini Government Solutions, EVP-Sales at Agilex Technologies, MD- Global Public Sector at Citi, VP and MD at BearingPoint Consulting, Group VP at Oracle, and Director of Marketing- Public Sector at Unisys.

Digital River Appoints EMEA Head from IBM

Digital River, the global cloud-commerce, payments and marketing solutions company, appointed Marco Vergani as its GM and VP of EMEA. Vergani joins Digital River from IBM where he most recently served as the VP of European sales for the Global Process Services divisionDuring his career at IBM, Vergani also spent five years leading IBM's Retail Store Solutions division across EMEA. 

Date Range: April 5th - May 3rd

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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.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

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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