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Orange Business Names New CEO
Helmut Reisinger was named the CEO of Orange Business Services, a promotion from his role as the EVP of the company’s international business. Reisinger takes over from Thierry Bonhomme, who will remain as an advisor to the CEO up until his retirement later this year.
Reisinger joined Orange Business Services in 2008 and held a number of leadership roles at the company. He formerly worked for Avaya in Europe, NextiraOne Germany, and Alcatel Austria.
This news follows the announcement from Stéphane Richard, CEO and chairman of parent company, Orange, that it would diversify its international executive committee. The committee added seven new members, including Reisinger, and shuffled responsibilities for the remaining eight members.
Andy Elder Becomes Riverbed’s Top Sales Officer
Elder has been at Riverbed since last year, when he joined as SVP of EMEA sales. Prior to this, he was the president of EMEA at Intel Security and held roles at Intellectual Ventures, Rovi, and spent 13 years at Cisco.
Former Coriant CEO Returns
DiPietro was the CEO of Coriant from 2014 to 2015, when he stepped down but remained as vice chairman of the board. In returning to this role, he will keep his position on the board. The company also named Cass Traub, a managing director at Oaktree, as chairman of the board.
Coriant promoted Reza Ghaffari to the new position of chief operating officer. Ghaffari will report directly to DiPietro. He was formerly the EVP of global services and operational excellence. Prior to joining Coriant in 2016, he was the founder and CEO of cloud provider Pomonet.
Interestingly, this isn’t the only sudden departure for Kheradpir. He joined Juniper as CEO on Jan. 1, 2014 and was gone before the end of the year. Although technically he resigned from that post, Juniper took the unusual step of saying that he left after the board questioned his conduct in connection with a certain customer deal.
Movers and Shakers
Matt Grob, a 27-year Qualcomm executive exited the company, according to an update on Twitter. Grob was the company’s EVP of technology and was formerly the CTO.
Container intelligence company Sysdig hired former CEO of Nimble Storage Suresh Vasudevan as its president and CEO. Sysdig founder Loris Degioanni will assume the role of CTO.
ThousandEyes hired former AWS engineer Murtaza Doctor as its VP of engineering.
Michael Morgan, former CFO of Tegile Systems, was named CFO of Cloudian.
Microsoft’s Corporate VP of U.S. Enterprise Commercial Phil Sorgen joined private equity firm Fusion Agiletech’s board of directors.
Edge and cloud-native startup Zededa hired Donald Becker as its chief system engineer. Becker was the former CTO of Penguin.
Cradlepoint hired Jim Hilbert as its chief revenue officer and Donna Johnson as its vice president of product and solutions marketing.
Container security company Cavirin Systems named Tom Hance its VP of worldwide sales and field operations and Mukul Kumar as its chief information security officer and VP of cyber practice.
Performance monitoring company Accedian appointed Carlos Brito to VP of sales, Latin America and Jerry Mellinger to VP of sales, Mexico.
Hope Cochran, a partner at Madrona Ventures, joined New Relic’s board of directors.
Marvell named Bethany Mayer, former president and CEO of Ixia, and Donna Morris, Adobe EVP of customer and employee experience, to its board of directors.
Cloud platform DigitalOcean named strategic advisor Amy Butte to its board of directors.
DataCore Software appointed Dave Zabrowski as CEO and Gerardo Dada as CMO.
OneLogin, a unified access management company, named Justin Calmus as chief security officer.
Susan James left her role as head of NFV infrastructure at Ericsson to become senior director of telecommunications at Red Hat, according to a LinkedIn update.
Quick Base appointed George Mashini as its CTO.
Security vendor Attivo Networks named Steve Troyer its VP of business development.
Security vendor ZeroFox hired Sam Small as its chief security officer. Small has previously served on the company’s board of advisors.
Digital technology consulting firm Quisitive hired Kevin Castillo, a former Microsoft executive, as the VP of sales.
Canadian data center company eStruxture named James Beer as SVP of operations and Nicolas Vanasse as SVP of corporate strategy and chief legal officer.
Brian Lillie, Equinix chief product officer and former U.S. Air Force officer, joined Talend’s board.
Ex-Ericsson CFO and CEO Jan Frykhammer joined Openet’s board of directors.
Former Adobe Systems EVP and CFO Mark Garrett joined Cisco’s board of directors.
Cisco’s SVP and GM of its Applications division Rowan Trollope stepped down from his role to become the CEO of Five9.
Sprint shuffled its leadership ahead of the T-Mobile merger.
CenturyLink announced plans to cut 2 percent of its workforce, which amounts to 1,000 jobs.
Qualcomm began slashing 1,500 jobs in California as part of a $1 billion cost reduction plan.