Sundar Pichai, 43, who had been SVP in charge of products, will be CEO of Google, which will encompass Internet products like search, maps, YouTube and applications like Gmail. Pichai will add YouTube to his list of products. YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, will now report to him, whereas she previously reported to Page. In addition, Pichai will oversee the business operations for Google Inc.
Pichai was SVP, Android, Chrome and Apps before being promoted as SVP of all Google products last year. Earlier, Pichai served as VP of Product Management joining Google in 2004. Before that, he held various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials, and was a Management Consultant with McKinsey for a variety of software and semiconductor clients. He served as a Director of Jive Software as a Member of Board of Advisors at Ruba.
Page, Brin, Schmidt and Drummond will leave Google, whereas Google’s CFO Ruth Porat will remain in that position and will also be CFO for Alphabet.
Other entities under Alphabet will include Google Fiber, a provider of ultrafast Internet service. There will also be two financial businesses, Google Ventures, the venture capital arm, and Capital, which does private-equity-like deals. Google X, which includes projects like self-driving cars, a drone delivery service and an attempt to make Internet-connected balloons, will be managed separately and run by Sergey Brin.
YouTube poached Susanne Daniels, an MTV exec, to run its fledgling original content business. Daniels served as MTV's head of programming for 3 years, and will be taking the new position VP of Originals at YouTube.
Top Amazon Executive Departs Second Time in a Year
Jon McCormack, the CTO of the Amazon unit that makes devices such as the Kindle and Fire TV, has left the company for the second time in less than a year. This time he’s headed to Google, where he has taken a job inside Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects group, which works on futuristic projects.
McCormack first left Amazon late last year, after overseeing teams responsible for making software for the Kindle, Fire phone and other Amazon hardware. But he returned in March after a two-month stint at Yahoo.
Former PwC CEO Joins AT&T Board
AT&T appointed Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., 64, former Global CEO of PwC, to its Board. Di Piazza began his career with PwC in 1973 and served as Global CEO from 2002 to 2009. In between, he held a variety of regional leadership roles and served as chairman and senior partner of PwC's U.S. operations.
Verizon Wireless Appoints Regional President
Verizon Wireless named Keith Gladhill as President – Houston/Gulf Region. He replaces Krista Bourne, who was recently named President – Carolinas and Tennessee region for Verizon. Gladhill's experience in the wireless industry spans 21 years with Verizon Wireless and its legacy companies. He has experience in the region as a previous director of retail and indirect sales, and also served as acting president of the Houston/Gulf Coast region during 2011-2012.
Alibaba Names New Board Member from Consumer Markets Domain; Names New President and Music Division Heads
Alibaba Group named Wan Ling Martello as an independent director on the Company’s board of directors. Martello is currently Nestlé EVP responsible for Asia, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this role, she was CFO of Nestlé. Before that, she worked at Walmart where she served first as SVP and CFO, Walmart International, and then EVP, Global Ecommerce. Before Walmart, Martello was President, U.S. at NCH Marketing Services. She also worked at Borden Foods and Kraft Foods where she held various senior management positions.
Alibaba Group appointed Michael Evans as President of Alibaba Group. Evans will continue his service as a management member of the Alibaba Group Board, having previously served as an independent director since the company’s IPO in September 2014. Prior to joining Alibaba, he spent 30 years in global finance, including the last 20 years as a Partner of Goldman Sachs, where he served as Vice Chairman, head of Global Growth Markets, and Chairman of Asia, in addition to leadership positions in the Securities and Investment Banking Divisions before leaving the firm in 2014.
Alibaba launched a music division and appointed Gao Xiaosong and Song Ke - two Chinese musicians - as its CEOs. As significant composers and music producers, the leaders are expected to bring more innovative elements to Alibaba's music business.
Intel Security Appoints Avaya Exec to Lead Global Partner Efforts
Intel Security appointed Richard Steranka as SVP, Global Channel Operations, heightening the company’s commitment to bring proactive, connected security to its partners and their mutual customers. He joins Intel Security from Avaya, where he was VP, Worldwide Partner Organization, lately. Prior to joining Avaya, Steranka held numerous leadership positions at Cisco in sales, channels, marketing and operations.
Former HP Cloud Leader Joins Cisco CTO Role
Cisco named Zorawar Biri Singh as CTO and SVP, Platforms and Solutions. His appointment comes as CTO and Chief Strategy Officer Padmasaree Warrior takes her leave. Singh will be responsible for driving thought leadership around Cisco’s long term technology roadmap, platforms and architectures.
Singh joins Cisco from Khosla Ventures where he was a Venture Partner. Prior to that, he was SVP and GM of HP’s cloud business. He ran the giant’s cloud business to build HP’s OpenStack cloud technology and business from scratch. Before that, Singh was IBM’s VP for cloud computing for three years, having run overall strategy of IBM’s infrastructure, platform and SaaS.
Vodafone Witnesses Director and CFO Changes
Hatem Dowidar, non-executive director has resigned from the Vodafone Group and will step down from the board in September. Replacing Hatem on the board is Marten Pieters, the former CEO and managing director of Vodafone India.
Ivan Dittrich, CFO and executive director at mobile operator Vodacom, has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests. Dittrich will also step down from the board. Till Streichert, currently executive director, finance of Vodacom South Africa will succeed Dittrich as CFO and executive director of the company. Till joined Vodacom in February 2014, prior to which he had been CFO of Vodafone Romania.
Qualcomm India Gets New Leader
Qualcomm appointed Sunil Lalvani as VP and president of Qualcomm India. He replaces Avneesh Agrawal, SVP and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia.
Lalvani joins Qualcomm from BlackBerry, where he served most recently as managing director of India and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). Prior to that, Lalvani held the position of Director of Enterprise Sales. Lalvani also has worked at EMC, Nokia, Cisco Systems and SITA Equant Network (now Orange Business Services).
During his 21-year tenure, Agrawal has played a key role in many of the Company's key technology initiatives including leading the development of Qualcomm's first WCDMA and LTE chipsets, and has played a crucial role in driving Qualcomm's business in India and South Asia. In 2005 he assumed his role as SVP of engineering. He has been granted 159 US patents. Avneesh is moving on to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions.
SAP Names New President of Industry Cloud
SAP appointed Pat Bakey as President of the Industry Cloud organization. Bakey has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and is a 12-year SAP veteran who has held a number of strategic and industry leadership positions across the SAP field organization. He most recently served as global GM for Consumer Industries. Bakey first joined SAP in North America as President of the CRM line-of-business organization before assuming the role of president of SAP Public Services and later head of all strategic industries in the region.
Hewlett-Packard Announces Boards of Directors Following Split
Hewlett-Packard introduced the expected members of the boards for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Each board will include members of the current HP board, as well as several new directors chosen after a comprehensive review.
Upon completion of the separation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be led by current HP CEO Meg Whitman. HP Inc. will be a leading personal systems and printing company and will be led Dion Weisler, who currently runs the Printing and Personal Systems Group at HP.
The new board for each company will go into effect upon completion of the separation.
In addition, current Board member James Skinner has announced that he has resigned from the Board, due to the increased workload of his new role as Executive Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The board will be chaired by Pat Russo, who joined the HP board in 2011 and currently serves as its lead independent director. Russo previously served as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, as well as chairman, president and CEO of Lucent Technologies.
In addition to Russo, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise board is expected to include:
- Dan Ammann, President, General Motors
- Marc Andreessen, Co-founder, AH Capital Management
- Michael J. Angelakis, Senior Advisor to the Executive Management Committee, Comcast Corporation; former Vice Chairman and CFO, Comcast Corporation
- Leslie A. Brun, Chairman and CEO of Sarr Group
- Pamela Carter, former President, Cummins Distribution
- Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
- Raymond J. Lane, Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Ann M. Livermore, former EVP, HP Enterprise Business
- Raymond E. Ozzie, CEO, Talko
- Gary M. Reiner, Operating Partner, General Atlantic
- Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman, Walden International; President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems
- Meg Whitman, Chairman, President and CEO, HP
Andreessen, Kleinfeld, Lane, Livermore, Ozzie, Reiner, Russo and Whitman all currently serve as members of the board of directors of HP.
HP Inc: Meg Whitman will chair the board of HP Inc. Whitman has served as president and CEO of HP since 2011, in addition to serving as director and then Chairman since July 2014.
In addition to Whitman, the HP Inc. board is expected to include:
- Shumeet Banerji, Founder, Condorcet, LP; former CEO, Booz & Company
- Carl Bass, President, CEO and Director, Autodesk
- Robert R. Bennett, Managing Director, Hilltop Investments; former President and CEO, Liberty Media Corporation
- Charles V. "Chip" Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
- Stacy Brown-Philpot, COO, TaskRabbit
- Stephanie A. Burns, former Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Corporation
- Mary Anne Citrino, Senior Advisor, Blackstone
- Rajiv Gupta, former Chairman and CEO, Rohm and Haas Company
- Stacey Mobley, former SVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, DuPont
- Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University
- Dion Weisler, EVP, HP
Banerji, Bennett, Gupta, and Whitman currently serve on the board of directors of HP.
HP’s VP and CFO of Americas Enterprise Services Group Leaves
Amar Maletira, VP and CFO of Americas Enterprise Services group at Hewlett-Packard, leaves. He joined Viavi Solutions as its new EVP and CFO. Prior to his most recent position, Maletira held a series of executive positions in global finance at HP including Business Unit CFO for Application services, Global Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Investor Relations.
EMC Loses another Exec to Qlik
Mark Thurmond, SVP of global sales for VCE at EMC, left the company to take on a new role at visual analytics provider Qlik International. Prior to joining VCE, he most recently was the SVP of Worldwide Sales for RSA, the Security Division of EMC. He held numerous executive positions, notably as VP of EMC’s Back-up, Recovery and Archiving (BURA) Sales, and VP & Co-GM of the Centera BU where he had responsibility for Worldwide Sales, Channels and ISV relationships.
PayPal Hires New CFO from United Airlines
John D. Rainey is joining PayPal as its new CFO. Rainey joins PayPal from United Continental Holdings, where he was EVP and CFO at United Airlines. Prior to that, Rainey held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance at United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Before joining Continental, Rainey worked at Ernst & Young in Houston for two years.
VMware Names New CTO, CDO; Appoints EMEA Leader
VMware appointed Ray O'Farrell to the role of CTO and Chief Development Officer, responsible for orchestration across all of VMware's R&D BUs and lead CTO team. O'Farrell most recently served as GM, Software-Defined Data Center Division. He is a long time VMware veteran, having joined the company in 2003 to build out the storage technologies of VMware ESX® (later VMware vSphere®). Before joining VMware, he led product development teams at Microtec/Mentor-Graphics, Improv Systems, Industrial and Scientific Imaging and Ashling Microsystems.
Ben Fathi, CTO at VMware, has resigned after a three-and-a-half year run at the company. Fathi joined VMware in 2012 and was named VMware CTO in January 2014. Prior to being named CTO, Fathi was VP of R&D in charge of the teams that build the core ESX hypervisor, vSphere and other products.
Jean-Pierre Brulard has been appointed SVP and GM of EMEA. Previously VP for the Southern Region of EMEA, Brulard will be responsible for delivering VMware’s Software-Defined vision to customers across the region.
Sprint Gets New CFO and Announces Other Leadership Changes
Tarek Robbiati, 50, was named CFO. Robbiati most recently was Managing Director and CEO at FlexiGroup, an Australian consumer finance company specializing in leasing. Previously he held senior executive positions, including group managing director and deputy CFO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecom company, CEO at CSL Limited, the number one mobile operator in Hong Kong and EVP and head of corporate finance for Orange Plc.
Joseph Euteneuer, CFO, will leave the company following an orderly transition of responsibilities.
Günther Ottendorfer, 46, is joining the company as COO, technology. Ottendorfer previously served as CTO and a board member for Telekom Austria Group and MD of Optus Singtel in Sydney Australia.
John Saw, Chief Network Officer, is promoted to CTO. Before Sprint acquired Clearwire, Saw was Clearwire’s CTO.
Junichi Miyakawa, Technical COO, has been instrumental in developing the company’s network plans and will become a senior technical adviser in the Office of the CEO and a liaison between Softbank and Sprint for network strategy.
Security Researcher Leaves Twitter
Charlie Miller, the security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as Engineer, Platform Services at Twitter. Miller joined Twitter in 2012. Before joining Twitter, he spent several years as a security researcher and consultant with Accuvant and Independent Security Evaluators. He was the first researcher to discover a serious code execution vulnerability in the iPhone and has found a number of serious flaws in OS X over the years. Miller spent five years as a Global Network Exploitation Analyst for the National Security Agency.
Seagate Technology Promotes Silicon Solutions CTO as President of Cloud Systems and Electronics Solutions
Philip G. Brace, 44, was appointed President of the Cloud Systems and Electronics Solutions group of Seagate Technology. Brace joined the Company in 2014 as EVP and CTO of Silicon Solutions, and was promoted to Interim President of CSES earlier this year. He was previously employed by LSI Corporation as EVP of the Storage Solutions Group, SVP and General Manager, and SVP of Corporate Planning and Marketing.
Motorola Solutions Appoints Silver Lake Partners to Board Along With Investment Push
Motorola Solutions named Egon P. Durban and Greg K. Mondre, managing partners of Silver Lake, to serve as directors, as Silver Lake invests $1 billion in the company.
Durban is a managing partner and managing director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 1999 as a founding principal. Durban serves on the board of Dell and Intelsat S.A., and is chairman of WME Entertainment.
Mondre joined Silver Lake in 1999 and is a managing partner and managing director based in New York. He currently serves as a director of Avaya, Go Daddy, Red Ventures, Sabre Holdings and Vantage Data Centers, and is on the operating committee of SunGard Capital.
Red Hat’s New Director is Deutsche Bank CIO
Red Hat named Kim Hammonds, 47, global CIO and global co-head of Group Technology and Operations at Deutsche Bank, to the company’s Board of Directors. Hammonds joined Deutsche Bank in late 2013 from Boeing, where she served as CIO. Earlier, she led IT systems development for manufacturing operations in the Americas at Dell. With more than 25 years’ experience, starting at the Ford Motor, Hammonds' career has spanned both technology and operations for some of the world's largest companies in the most challenging industries.
Akamai Appoints Former AOL Chair/CEO as Board Member; Informatica Exec to Lead Web Experience Division
Akamai Technologies elected Jonathan (Jon) F. Miller to its Board of Directors. Miller is currently a Partner at Advancit Capital, focusing on early stage companies at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology, and is former Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for News Corp. Prior to that, he was the founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focused on digital media and communications, Chairman and CEO of AOL, CEO and President of USA Information and Services – now IACI and Expedia – and also served as Managing Director of Nickelodeon International. He also served as VP, Programming and Co-General Manager of NBA Entertainment.
Akamai also named Ashutosh (Ash) Kulkarni as SVP & GM of the Company's Web Experience Division. Prior to Akamai, he served as SVP and GM of Informatica's Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. He has also held senior VP and GM roles at Informatica for Data Integration and Data Quality, and for Informatica's portfolio of emerging technology areas including Big Data, B2B, Ultra Messaging, Complex Event Processing (CEP), and Data Replication.
CA Appoints BMC Veteran as VP for Asia South
CA Technologies appointed Nick Lim as VP to lead its operations for the Asia South region, comprising of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries in Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations). Lim most recently served as MD of South-East Asia for BMC Software. He has held key leadership positions including country manager of Singapore and the lead of the solutions specialization team for Asia Pacific over the course of his 16-year tenure at BMC Software. Prior to that, he was with TMT Technology.
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton to Retire; Activist Investor Elliott Takes Larger Role with Board Seat
Citrix Systems’ President & CEO Mark Templeton, 62, plans to retire after twenty years of service at the company. Templeton will continue to serve as president and CEO and a director of the company until such time as a successor has been appointed. The company will go through a series of leadership and probable structural changes under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management.
The Citrix Board has initiated a CEO search process and has retained search firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist with the process of identifying and evaluating candidates.
Templeton has served as President of Citrix since 1998 and CEO since 2001. He joined Citrix in 1995 as VP of Marketing, prior to the company’s IPO.
Robert Calderoni, 55, a Citrix director was named executive chairman. Calderoni would also chair a board committee heading the search for a successor to Templeton. He has been a Director of Citrix since June 2014. He served as chairman and CEO of Ariba for 13 years. Prior to his role as CEO at Ariba, Calderoni held senior executive positions at Apple and IBM. He has served as a CFO at several large public companies.
Thomas Bogan, 63, Citrix’s current chairman, will assume the role of lead independent director of the Citrix board. Thomas F. Bogan has served as a director of the Company since January 2003 and he served as Chairman from May 2005. Bogan has served as CEO of Adaptive Insights, a provider of cloud-based performance management solutions since January 2015.
Jesse Cohn, 34, head of activist investments at Elliott, an investment firm whose affiliated funds own approximately 7.5 percent of the company’s common stock, has been appointed to Citrix’s board. The company would add another board member to be mutually agreed upon. Cohn manages the technology investments at Elliott. He has played an integral role in several acquisitions, including the 2010 purchase of the business software firm Novell Corporation, which was valued at $2 billion. Cohn has led more than 30 shareholder campaigns against the likes of Compuware, BMC Software, and lately EMC, becoming one of the most powerful and effective activists in the finance industry.
Cohn will also be part of a new committee at Citrix that will review operations to improve the company's margins, profitability and capital structure. Calderoni will chair the group. Cohn replaces TPG Capital’s Partner Asiff Hirji, 49, on the board, who steps down.
F5 Networks Appoints New Head of Worldwide Sales from Aruba Networks
F5 Networks hired John DiLullo as EVP, Worldwide Sales. Prior to joining F5, he ran the Worldwide Sales and Services team at Aruba Networks, through their acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Before this role, he served at Avaya in three progressive roles, first as President of Asia-Pacific, then Latin America & Canada, and ultimately the entire Americas Theater. Before joining Avaya, he spent seven years at Cisco, most recently as VP of Channels, and three years at SonicWALL as VP of Sales, Channels and Field Operations.
Former Accenture Veteran Joins as Board Member of CSC
CSC elected Mark Foster, 56, to the company’s Board. Foster served as group CEO for Management Consulting at Accenture until his retirement in March 2011. During his 26-year career at Accenture, Foster also served as head of Global Markets, Group CEO for the Products Operating Group and other roles in management consulting, technology and outsourcing.
John L. Piotrowski USAF (Ret.) notified the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Semtech Corporation that he will not seek re-election as a director at the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
New CIO of L-3 Communications is Former ITT Tech Exec
Ray DeLuke joined L-3 Communications as VP of IT & CIO. This role was previously held by Aaron Conner. DeLuke joins L-3 following a brief period as Exelis IT Integration lead for Harris Corporation. Prior to that, he served as VP of Shared Business Services and CIO at Exelis. He was CIO of ITT Exelis, Acting CIO for ITT Defense & Information Solutions beginning, and IT Director for ITT Advanced Engineering and Sciences (AES). Before becoming IT Director, he assumed roles of increasing responsibility at ITT AES, including Program Manager, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Director of Applications Services.
Fortinet Promotes VP of Finance and Corporate Controller to Chief Accounting Officer
Fortinet appointed Keith Jensen, 56, to serve as Chief Accounting Officer, including as its Principal Accounting Officer. Jensen has been the Company's VP of Finance and Corporate Controller since May 2014. Jensen served in various positions at DataDirect Networks including as its Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, and in various positions at Sybase, including VP and Chief Accounting Officer. He was CFO of Dorado Network Systems and also previously held several positions with Coopers & Lybrand, including audit manager.
Following Jensen's appointment, Andrew Del Matto, the Company's CFO, will cease to serve as its Principal Accounting Officer.
NetSuite Appoints COO as President
SaaS business software company NetSuite appointed Jim McGeever as President. The role of President was previously held by NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson. McGeever was also appointed to the NetSuite Board of Directors. McGeever joined NetSuite in 2000 and was the company's 15th employee. In 2010, he became the company's COO responsible for global sales, services, and support operations. From 2000 until 2010, he served as NetSuite's CFO and drove NetSuite's 2007 IPO.
Nuance’s Chief Accounting Officer Named CFO
Nuance appointed Daniel D. Tempesta as its EVP and CFO. Tom Beaudoin, who has served as Nuance’s CFO since mid 2008, is departing to pursue an opportunity at another company.
Tempesta joined Nuance in 2008 and most recently has served as Nuance’s Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and SVP of Finance. Previously, he held several senior finance roles, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, at Teradyne. Prior to that, he spent the first eleven years of his career in the audit practice of PwC.
SAS Appoints CIO with Broad Strategy Profile and Strength in Business Development
SAS appointed Mattias Forsberg to take up position as new EVP and CIO responsible for IT and digital innovation. Forsberg has been CIO at Systembolaget since 2011 and, previously, was IT Director at B&B Tools. Before this, he worked at Accenture where his duties included responsibility for Accenture’s IT Strategy Group.
Date Range: July 28th - August 31st