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October 8, 2007

John Freeland leaves Salesforce.com

Filed under: Executive Movements,SAAS — janats @ 2:04 pm

According to an 8-K filed by Salesforce.com, John Freeland has resigned from Salesforce.com effective September 28, 2007. Freeland was hired as President, Worldwide Operations.Read the complete filing here.

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July 8, 2007

New Chairman for Clearspeed

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 3:13 pm

Clearspeed have announced that Richard  Farleigh, former Dragon’s Den Investor, is their new chairman.

June 4, 2007

Cleversafe Names Jon Zakin New CEO

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 10:27 am

CHICAGO, May 22 — Cleversafe Inc., developer of Dispersed Storage software, today announced that Jonathan Zakin will lead the company as its new president and chief executive officer. Founder and former CEO, S. Christopher Gladwin will continue with Cleversafe as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) and chairman of the board.

Zakin, a one-time Cleversafe investor who has served on the company’s Board of Directors since its formation, was previously a partner in Batterson, Cross, Zakin, L.L.C., an early stage venture capital firm, and owns Seaview Holdings L.L.C., an investment entity that actively invests in early-stage companies. He was chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors at wireless broadband company Proxim Corp. Prior to Proxim, Zakin spent nine years with U.S. Robotics Inc., a leader in data communications equipment, as a director, and in various senior management positions.

“We have asked Jon to take a more active role in Cleversafe to help grow our company into a data storage market leader,” said Chris Gladwin, chairman of Cleversafe. “He has an impressive business track record in growing small companies, such as US Robotics, into large market leaders creating billions of dollars in value. The huge opportunity ahead of Cleversafe merits the high level of expertise that Jon has demonstrated throughout his career.”

Current approaches to storage backup and archiving rely on multiple copies, replication and synchronization technologies, which compromise security, add complexity and increase costs. Cleversafe’s Dispersed Storage software divides data into “slices” using mathematical algorithms and disperses them, via secure Internet connections, to multiple storage locations. An individual slice contains too little information to be useful on its own, but any majority of the slices can be used to perfectly recreate all the original data.

Cleversafe Names Jon Zakin New CEO

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May 21, 2007

Klaus Kleinfeld to stand down

Filed under: Executive Movements,Sales and Business Development — janats @ 2:45 pm

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO for Siemens, has announced that he will stand down later this year. German Police continue to investigate claims that Siemens officials bribed government officials in order to win contracts.

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April 25, 2007

Data Synapse Appoint New Managing Director of EMEA

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 1:07 pm

DataSynapse, the global provider of application virtualization software, has strengthened its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) management team with the appointment of a new managing director and creation of two new roles within the management team.

The changes follow the increased uptake of application virtualization technology throughout Europe.Alun Baker joins DataSynapse as the new senior vice president and managing director for EMEA. Baker will leverage his extensive experience in enterprise application software to drive the adoption of DataSynapse’s GridServer and FabricServer application virtualization software products.

Baker brings to DataSynapse more than 10 years senior management experience in enterprise application software and is credited for his role in transforming numerous technology companies into globally recognized, successful businesses. Prior to this appointment, Baker was vice president for Northwest Europe at Lawson Software, and before that, senior vice president for EMEA at Sonic Software.

He has also held senior management roles at TIBCO and Oracle. In addition, Baker held the role of non-executive chairman of the infrastructure consultancy, Company-I, for the last five years through to January, when he led its successful sale to Symantec.

DataSynapse Appoints New Managing Director for EMEA

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April 24, 2007

Shai Agassi to leave SAP

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 6:11 am

Shai Agassi is to leave SAP. Shai had been the driving force behind the SAP’s SOA strategy and had been widely tipped to replace Henning Kagermann as CEO. It’s not sure why Shai has left but it is perhaps because Kagermann’s contract was extended last year leaving Shai uncertain about his immediate career future.

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March 1, 2007

Andrew Hobbs joins GL Trade in London

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 4:46 pm

Andrew Hobbs has joined French company, GL Trade, as head of post-trade derivatives (PTD) based in London. Previously Hobbs was responsible for Sales, Marketing and business development with Ubitrade.

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Gemstone Systems appoints Di Stefano as Architect Financial Services

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 4:40 pm

Michael Di Stefano has been names as vice president and architect of Financial Services by Gemstone Systems.

Previously Di Stefano was CEO and founder of IntegraSoft and has also held positions at ther American Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch and Dow Jones.  Di Stefano will be responsible for helping to grow Gemstone’s financial service offerings in North America and Europe.

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February 4, 2007

Dell CFO Resigns

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 5:43 pm

James Schneider, the CFO at Dell resigned unexpectedly after a series of probes by the US Securities and Exchange commission into accounting practices at the company.  He was replace by board member, Donald Carty ,who also assumes the role of vice chairman.

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February 3, 2007

Adobe appoint New Vice President

Filed under: Executive Movements — janats @ 11:01 am

Adobe has appointed former Borland executive, Matthew Thompson, as its senior vice president of worldwide field operations.  Thompson was previously vice president of worldwide operations at Borland.

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