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VMware Loses One, Gains Another
Oracle’s former chief of North American channels, Bill Swales, left the company to become the vice president and channel chief at VMware.
In his new role at VMware, Swales will oversee global channel projects and help to grow its global commercial business.
Swales joined Oracle in 2015 from Hewlett Packard (HP) where he was VP of its standard server business. During his tenure at Oracle he oversaw the company’s shift to selling cloud services. He was replaced by Dale Weideling. According to Weideling’s LinkedIn profile he is still the VP of partner management at Oracle so it’s unclear if he has stepped into Swales’ chief position permanently.
VMware CTO Guido Appenzeller also left VMware. In a post on his website, Appenzeller wrote that he was leaving “to pursue a new adventure.” He also lamented about the growth of VMware and its transition from data center to cloud.
Puppet Names New CEO
Puppet named Yvonne Wassenaar as its CEO, replacing Sanjay Mirchandani, who stepped down from the role on January 31. Wassenaar joins from drone analytics company Airware where she was the CEO. She had previously served as CIO of New Relic and worked in the office of the CXO at VMware.
Mirchandani had served as the CEO since September 2016, just a few months after he joined the company as its first COO. Mirchandani this week was named president and CEO of Commvault, replacing Bob Hammer who retired from the firm. Commvault also named Nick Adamo as the replacement to Hammer as chairman of the board. Hammer will remain on the board as the chairman emeritus.
Movers and Shakers
Comcast made four VP appointments. It named Kristeen Cominiello as VP of sales and marketing, Jason Gumbs as VP of technical operations, Marcos Vicente as VP of finance and business operations, and Jeff Votaw as VP of engineering.
Terry Hungle re-joined Mavenir as EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hungle previously served as the CFO from 2008 to 2015,
GitHub named Shanku Niyogi as its senior vice president of its products business.
Sysdig hired Sandor Klein as its VP of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business. Klein has previously served in roles at Docker, Red Hat, CA Technologies, and EnterpriseDB.
Software provider Chromotif’s founders CEO Param Desai, CTO Shashi Uli, and VP Jonathan Arms joined Nutanix.
Infovista appointed José Duarte as CEO. Duarte has served as a non-executive director at the company since October 2016.
Former HPE executive Sue Barsamian and industry veteran Richard Hill joined Symantec’s board of director. Symantec also hired Debora Tomlin as its chief marketing officer (CMO) and announced that Nicholas Noviello will step down from his role of EVP and CFO
Ex-Microsoft GM Hélène Auriol Potier joined Orange Business Services as executive vice president of its international business.
Twilio hired Chee Chew as its chief product officer (CPO). Chaw has served as an executive for Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Google, and Microsoft.
Google’s former COO, Diane Bryant, joined Broadcom’s board of directors.
Software AG made a number of changes to its C-suite. CTO Wolfram Jost left the firm and was replaced by Bernd Gross; Stefan Sigg was named to the expanded role of CPO; and Paz Macdonald joined the company as CMO.
Tenable named Ofer Ben-David as its CPO.
Exfo elected six new directors of the company: François Côté, Germain Lamonde, Angela Logothetis, Philippe Morin, Claude Séguin, and Randy Tornes.
A10 Networks named Ravi Raj Bhat its global field sales CTO and shared services SVP.
Pivot3 hired Rance Poehler as its VP of global sales and its chief revenue officer.
TELoIP, which was recently renamed Adaptiv Networks, named Bernard Breton as its CEO.
Chris Roberts joined Attivo Networks in a new role as chief security strategist.
InfluxData named Jim Walsh as its SVP of engineering and Will Paulus as its VP of sales.
Silver Peak appointed former Oracle executive Dean Vaughan as VP of sales for its Asia-Pacific and Japan markets.
Former VP of Marketing at Incoybe Maddison Long left the company to serve as the VP of cloud delivery products at CloudOps.
Abdul Rahman joined Fidelis Cybersecurity as its chief scientist.
Saul Van Beurden, former CIO at JPMorgan Chase, was named to a new role as head of technology at Wells Fargo.
Gigamon hired Karl Van den Bergh as its CMO.
Colt appointed Mark Gilmour as head of its mobile connectivity solutions.
UltraSoC named John Hartley as its VP of global sales.
Michael Müller joined Lancom Systems as the VP of WiFi and switches.
GTT appointed Robert Westervelt as SVP for its channel sales in the Americas.
Jean Hobby, former global strategy officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers, joined the HPE board of directors. Current board member Meg Whitman will not be up for reelection as her commitments grow.
Cloud protection and management company Druva named Veeva CFO Tim Cabral to its board of directors.
Data center company Stack Infrastructure named Matt VanderZanden as its CSO.
Douglas Kahn joined Inseego as its EVP of operations and customer success.
Conduent hired Brian Clayton as its chief compliance officer.
Service management company Cherwell Software named Andre Cuenin CRO.
Robot digitization company Ripcord appointed Alan Brotman as the company’s VP of channels and alliances.
Data governance and catalog software provider Collibra hired Jim Cushman as its CPO.
Content management company Magnolia named Tim Brown as its CEO, replacing current CEO and Co-founder Pascal Mangold. Mangold will continue to serve on the board of directors.
Security firm Radiflow named Michael Langer as its CPO.
Cloud application service provider Contegix named Brad Hokamp as CEO.
Data intelligence firm Teradata appointed Oliver Ratzesberger as its president and CEO.
Aryaka hired three new c-suite executives. The company named Karen Freitag as CRO, Michelle Owczarzak as CTO, and Shashi Kiran as CMO.
Scalyr hired former Cisco SVP Christine Heckart to take over as CEO from co-founder Steve Newman. Newman will now serve as the company’s chairman.
Intel named Robert Swan, who has been serving as the company’s interim chief for seven months, as its permanent CEO.
Former Ericsson executive Ulf Ewaldsson joined T-Mobile U.S.’ network operations. In addition, Helena Norrman, Ericsson’s SVP, chief marketing and communications officer and head of marketing, left the company.