We have been retained to find a VP, Marketing candidate for a fast growing mobile company. The company has recurring revenues of $20mil. Kajeet was founded to provide a safe, secure, and rewarding mobile computing experience for kids.
Cisco SVP Departs for Microsoft
Cisco Systems announced that Laura Ipsen, 47, has resigned as the company’s SVP of the Connected Energy division. Ipsen left to join Microsoft as the new Corporate VP of its Worldwide Public Sector division. While at Cisco, Ipsen also served as the SVP & GM of the Smart Grid Business unit. She currently serves on Monsanto’s Board of Directors.
Google Loses Head of Consumer Payments
Vikas Gupta has announced his resignation as Head of Consumer Payments. While at Google, he was one of the leaders on the payments team overseeing Google Wallet. Gupta joined Google after it acquired Jambool, an eCommerce company which he co-founded and led. Prior to founding Jambool, Gupta served as a Senior Manager at Amazon.
Former Symantec CEO Joins Microsoft Board; Former Cisco SVP Named VP
Microsoft announced that John Thompson, 62, has joined the company’s Board. Currently, Thompson serves as the CEO of Virtual Instruments, a provider of virtual infrastructure and SAN optimization. Before joining Virtual Instruments, he was the Chairman & CEO of Symantec. Earlier in his career, Thompson held senior leadership positions at IBM, including GM of IBM Americas. He currently serves on the board of directors at UPS, Seagate Technology, and Teach for America.
CIO Appointed at Intel
Kim Stevenson, the GM & VP of IT Operations and Services, has been named as the company’s new CIO. Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson served at EDS as the VP of the Worldwide Communications, Media, and Entertainment Industry Practice. While at EDS, she also served as the VP of Enterprise Service Management and as the VP of the Infrastructure Portfolio. Earlier in her career, Stevenson was a VP at IBM.
Executive Shuffle at AT&T
AT&T has appointed Marissa Shorenstein as President of AT&T NY. Prior to this appointment, Shorenstein served as President & CEO of Marissa Shorenstein LLC. Before starting her own company, Shorenstein served as the Director of Communications for Andrew Cuomo's campaign for Governor of NY in 2010 and as Press Secretary & Deputy Director of Communications for the State of NY under Governor David Paterson. Earlier in her career, she held PR roles under Vice President Al Gore, General Wesley Clark, and New York State Comptroller Carl McCall. Shorenstein serves on the Advisory Board of the Joan Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House, and the Board of Directors of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
We are seeking a CEO to drive growth for an Enterprise Software company in Pittsburgh. The company sells enterprise solutions to hospitals. The CEO will be charged to grow the business organically (and maybe by acquisition) and is responsible for developing and implementing additional, long-range growth strategies focused on leveraging the company’s technology and financial assets into higher value added product lines.
Former IBM GM on Biopharma Board
Celgene has elected Dr. Richard Barker to its Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as the Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). Earlier in his career, Barker was the CEO of Chiron Diagnostics, a biopharma company specializing in vaccines and blood testing. Before joining Chiron, he served as the GM of IBM's Worldwide Healthcare Solutions Division and as a Leader of McKinsey & Company's European Healthcare Practice.
Google Elects Former VMware Exec to Board
Google has elected Diane Greene, 55, to its Board. Greene is the Co-founder and former CEO of VMware. Earlier in her career, she served as an EVP at EMC and held technical leadership positions at Silicon Graphics, Tandem, and Sybase. Currently, Greene serves on the Board of Directors at Intuit.
Former Federal CIO Joins Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com has hired former U.S. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, 37, as its EVP of Emerging Markets. Kundra was the first CIO of the United States and was hired by the Obama administration in March 2009. He left this job in August 2011 to become a Joint Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Before serving as the Federal CIO, Kundra was the CTO for the District of Columbia and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the State of Virginia.