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Board Appointments at Intel, eBay & 20 Other Technology Companies Featured

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Intel Appoints Workday CEO to Board 

Intel appointed Aneel Bhusri, 48, co-founder and CEO of Workday, to serve on the company's board. Bhusri co-founded Workday in 2005 and served as its co-CEO from 2009 and chairman from 2012 until May of this year, when he was named sole CEO. In addition, Bhusri serves as a partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including SVP responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing, and vice chairman of the board. 

eBay Appoints Former AT&T Chair & CEO to Board

eBay appoints David W. Dorman, 60, as a new member of the Board. Mr. Dorman, age 60, is a Founding Partner of Centerview Capital Technology. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of CVS Caremark. Dorman also serves as a board member of YUM! Brands and Motorola Solutions and is a Trustee for Georgia Tech Foundation. He was chairman and CEO of AT&T from 2002 until the completion of the AT&T and SBC Communications merger in 2005. Dorman joined AT&T as president in 2000. He began his career in the telecommunications industry at Sprint in 1981.

Wipro’s Board Members Leave

Two of Wipro’s independent directors B.C. Prabhakar and Shyam Saran have conveyed their intention not to seek re-election in order to pursue other personal and professional interests. Dr Henning Kagermann, an independent director on the Board of Wipro Limited since 2009, has expressed his intent to resign in keeping with the regulatory requirements in Germany. B C Prabhakar and Shyam Saran, who joined the Wipro Board in 1997 and 2010 respectively, will cease to be directors in July while Dr. Henning Kagermann's resignation will take effect within June.

Analog Devices Appoints Director with Experience in Creating Revolutionary Technology 

Analog Devices, the semiconductor company specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, elects Dr. Edward Frank as Director. Dr. Frank is presently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, an early-stage social networking startup. Before that, he served at Apple until 2013 as VP, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering; was Corporate VP, Research and Development, of Broadcom; was founding CEO of Epigram, which Broadcom acquired in 1999, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

Fiserv Board Chairman Retires, Long-Time Board Member Steps Up

Financial services technology company Fiserv named Dan Kearney, 74, as its new Chairman, following the retirement of long-time chairman Don Dillon, 74. Dillon has been chairman since 2000.

Kearney has been a director for fifteen years. He has an insurance and financial consultation background and also serves on the boards for MGIC Investment, the Joyce Foundation and Prudential Bank. Kearney is a financial consultant and served as Chief Investment Officer of Aetna, and was President and CEO of the Resolution Trust Corporation Oversight Board.

RBS's ex-boss in US, Ellen Alemany, Joins FIS’ Board 

Fidelity National Information Services appoints Ellen Alemany, 58, to its board. A former head of RBS Americas, and Chair and CEO of RBS' Citizens Financial Group, Alemany has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry. In 2007, Alemany joined as Head of RBS Americas, and Chair and CEO of RBS' Citizens Financial Group, and served as a consultant to the company until her retirement in 2013. Beginning as Area Head of Citibank's NY Leveraged Capital Group, she grew to CEO of Global Transaction Services at the firm and spent five years on the board of Citigroup North America. Alemany began her career in Operations at Chase Manhattan before being recruited to Citibank in 1987. She has served on the boards of ADP since 2011 and CIT Group since early 2014.

Level 3 Communications Names Retired 4-Star Admiral and Long-Time Board Member as New Chairman

Newly appointed Chairman James O. Ellis Jr., 66, has been a member of the Board since 2005. Since November 2013, he has served as an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Prior, he was the president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is former commander of the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, and served as commander in chief of U.S. naval forces in Europe and as commander in chief of Allied forces in southern Europe. He retired with the rank of Admiral from the U.S. Navy after 35 years of service. Additionally, Ellis is a member of the Board of Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources.

Ingram Micro’s CFO Joins Board of 3D Systems

3D Systems, the three-dimensional content-to-print solutions company, elected William D. Humes, 49, as director. Humes is CFO of Ingram Micro, serving since 2005. Prior to that, Humes held positions of ever-increasing responsibility for Ingram Micro after joining in 1998 as Senior Director, Worldwide Financial Planning, Reporting and Accounting. Before Ingram Micro, Humes was at PwC for nine years, where he took an accelerated path to senior manager, responsible for managing all aspects of professional services to numerous multinational and technology-sector companies.

BlackBerry Board Member to Step Down 

Bert Nordberg, 56, a veteran of the telecommunications industry from Sweden, who was appointed to the board in 2013, is leaving BlackBerry. Nordberg was CEO of phone maker Sony Ericsson and took part in the process of selling Ericsson's stake in the joint-venture back to Sony in 2011. Nordberg is the chairman of Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems, where he oversaw thousands of job cuts and replaced the company's senior management, including the company's CEO.

Jack Henry Loses Director with Knowledge of Financial Institutions and Financial Services Industry

Wesley A. Brown, 59, resigned from the provider of core information processing solutions for community banks, Jack Henry’s Board due to changes in the terms of his employment at St. Charles Capital. Brown had served on the Board as an independent director since 2005. Prior to founding St. Charles Capital, he served as MD of McDonald Investments, as EVP of the Wallach Company, and as SVP in the Corporate Finance Department of Boettcher & Company.

Groupon Names CDW's CFO as Independent Director 

Groupon appointed Ann Ziegler as an independent director. Ziegler is SVP and CFO of CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare, and a Fortune 500 company. She joined CDW in 2008. Prior to joining CDW, she held a number of executive positions with Sara Lee, including finance, strategy and general management roles in both U.S. and international businesses. She also serves on the board of directors of Hanesbrands.

Electronic Payment Solutions Firm VeriFone Appoints Veteran IT Exec as Board Member

VeriFone Systems named Karen Austin to the Company's Board. Austin is SVP and CIO of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, a natural gas and electric utilities company. Before joining PG&E in 2011, she worked for Sears as SVP and President of Consumer Electronics and as EVP and CIO. Austin joined Kmart in 1984 and served, before its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. as its SVP and CIO and VP, Applications.

Former Goldman Sachs Partner Joins SS&C Technologies’ Board

SS&C Technologies Holdings named Michael J. Zamkow, former Goldman Sachs partner, to its Board of Directors. Zamkow was a partner in Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2001. From 1999 he was responsible for the firm's fixed income, currency and commodity areas until his retirement in 2001. He was a Board Member of the FIA (Futures Industry Association) and LCH (London Clearing House) and also oversaw E-commerce activities for Goldman in London. He started his career at Goldman in 1984.

TIBCO Software Adds Marketo CEO to Board 

TIBCO Software, the leading provider of infrastructure software, named Phil Fernandez, a visionary in marketing and cloud technology, to its board. Fernandez is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Marketo. Before founding Marketo and leading it to a successful IPO, he was president and COO of Epiphany, a leader in Web-based analytic application solutions for Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM). He also served as COO of Red Brick Systems. He is the author of the book Revenue Disruption (Wiley, 2012), and a well-known writer and speaker on topics related to digital marketing, marketing automation and entrepreneurialism.

EPAM Systems’ Board Members Leave

Andrew J. Guff and Donald P. Spencer are not seeking re-election to the board of software services and solutions provider EPAM Systems. Guff is a Managing Director and Founding Partner at Siguler Guff & Company. Guff was with PaineWebber and part of formation of Russia Partners Company.

Donald P. Spencer has served as EPAM’s served as corporate secretary from 2006 to 2011. He is also a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff.

Workday’s SVP of Products Joins Advent Software’s Board

Investment management software company, Advent Software, elected Michael Frandsen as a new member of its Board. Frandsen brings vast experience from the technology industry, specifically in SaaS solutions, to Advent's board. He is the SVP of Products at Workday. Prior to that, he was CEO at Potenco, a green energy startup; CEO at Tradepoint Solutions, a provider of SaaS-based retail promotion management applications; and VP and general manager of supply chain management at PeopleSoft. Frandsen began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Intermedia CEO Resigns as Proofpoint’s Director

Philip Koen, 62, a director of security-as-a-service vendor Proofpoint, resigned from the company’s Board. Koen has been Chairman and CEO of, a cloud-based provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange, collaboration and content management services, since 2011. Before that, Koen was CEO of Montero Partners, CEO and Director of Savvis, and President and COO and CFO of Equinix.

QLogic Appoints Former Alcatel-Lucent EVP as Board Member

QLogic, a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, appointed John T. Dickson, 68, to its board. Dickson was EVP and head of Operations of Alcatel-Lucent and President and CEO of Agere Systems. Prior to that, he worked for AT&T/Lucent Technologies, SHOgraphics, ICL and Texas Instruments, in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves as a director of Avago Technologies and KLA-Tencor.

Infoblox Appoints Kaiser Permanente’s CIO as Board Member

Automated network controller Infoblox named Philip Fasano, 56, EVP and CIO of Kaiser Permanente, to its Board. Fasano joined Kaiser Permanente in 2007. Prior to that, Fasano served in IT leadership roles in some of the nation’s top finance companies, including Capital One Financial Group, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Financial Services, a division of Deutsche Bank.

Blue Coat Systems’ CEO Joins Imperva’s Board

Data security solutions provider Imperva appointed CEO of Blue Coat Systems Greg Clark to its board of directors. Prior to joining Blue Coat, Clark was President and CEO of Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries. Greg also served as President and CEO at E2open, a leader in supply chain networks. Earlier in his career, he founded security software firm Dascom, and held senior roles with global IT companies, such as AT&T Unix Software Operation, and Unix System Labs.

Saba Software’s Board Member Resigns

Michael Abbott resigned from the Board of Saba Software. Mike Abbott joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011 and focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice, helping entrepreneurs in the social, mobile and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. Michael Abbott has served as VP of Engineering at Twitter, led Palm's webOS application platform and services development, and was the GM for .NET Online Services at Microsoft.

Agilent Technologies Appoints Retiring HR Leader to Board of Spin-off Company Keysight Technologies 

Agilent Technologies’ SVP, HR, Jean Halloran, who has announced plans to retire at the end of the fiscal year, has been appointed to the board of Keysight Technologies, the spinoff electronic measurement products company that comprises nearly half of Agilent. Halloran has been SVP of HR since the formation of Agilent in 1999. She also served at Hewlett-Packard's Medical Products Group. 

Date Range: May 19th - June 26th

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