TMCnet Feature
March 07, 2014

Comings & Goings: Tech Execs on the Move

By Michelle Amodio, TMCnet Contributor

It’s time to wrap up another week in news where we saw execs coming and going, changing things up in the tech sector and the companies within.

This week Extreme Networks (News - Alert) welcomed Kelley Steven-Waiss, an industry veteran, as its senior vice president of human resources.

Steven-Waiss brings 20 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications and, according to company officials, encompasses “dynamic charisma” and a “global perspective” which are assets to the company.

"There is an enormous opportunity at Extreme Networks to create a world-class organization that fosters collaboration and leverages talent across the company culminating in a cohesive, winning environment," said Steven-Waiss. "Extreme Networks has the superior technology and people to make this a reality."

Learn more about Steven-Waiss’ new role at Extreme Networks from the full report.

In other news, Kony, Inc. named Thomas E. Hogan its new CEO of enterprise mobility, with the intent to drive sales and expansion with the help of his background in the enterprise software market.

Hogan succeeds Raj Koneru as chief executive officer and brings experience from several different roles within the tech sector, including chairman and CEO of content management firm Vignette and executive vice president of software at HP.

“To capitalize on the opportunity presented by the explosive global growth in the mobility market, it was time to bring in a new CEO and Tom clearly has the proven operational experience to help scale the company and take Kony to the next level,” he said. “His proven experience with some of the world’s largest and most successful enterprise software companies will be a huge asset.”

Read more about how Hogan’s new leadership role will help shape Kony’s future via the full report.

GENBAND’s (News - Alert) Senior VP of Sales for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Dave Shier, will now lead the sales team in Canada in his new role of Senior VP for sales for Canada.

“Canada is such an important market for GENBAND that we recently separated it from the Americas to make it a single area of focus. GENBAND has a long, rich history in the Canadian market and some of our largest service provider customers are based in this region. Dave Shier’s experience and familiarity with the market will assist us tremendously in capitalizing on the growth opportunities in Canada,” said GENBAND president of global sales, Mark Pugerude, in a statement.

Learn more about GENBAND’s goals and Shier’s role in helping promote sales in Canada from the full report.

Entropic (News - Alert) saw some personnel changes this week as the company expands its presence in the connected home entertainment market.

According to the report, the company named Vahid Manian will fill the position of senior vice president of global engineering and operations.

"During his time with Entropic, Vahid's leadership has driven us to explore and implement forward-thinking methodologies and technologies that have strengthened the company," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of Entropic. “In his new role, Vahid will have the opportunity to make an even greater impact and set the course for the future of Entropic's global engineering and operations teams.”

Michael Farese will also now assume the role of chief technology officer, according to Entropic’s news.

Read more about the new personnel changes for Entropic and how it is changing its future via the full report.

In promotion news, Hipcricket recently announced the promotion of David W. Hostetter to the position of chief technology officer from his former position as senior vice president of engineering.

According to the report, Hostetter brings in over twenty years of industry experience as a proven mobile technology innovator, including expertise in deploying data driven emerging technologies designed to reduce operation costs and enhance profits for businesses for the big data, digital media, and machine scalability markets.

"Since David joined Hipcricket, he has proven to be an innovator in mobile technology and a natural leader. He possesses expert knowledge of IP creation and patent securitization, along with a thorough understanding of how data driven technologies can be leveraged to best serve our clients. These capabilities will be instrumental to Hipcricket's efforts to expand its presence in the mobile marketing and advertising industry,” said Doug Stovall, chief operating officer in a statement.

Learn more about Hostetter’s new role at Hipcricket via the full report.

That’s it for this week’s comings and goings news roundup. Check out who else came and went in the tech sector below, and watch this space for more news as it happens.

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Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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