Wednesday's Whispers: People Whispers October 2009


Congratulations to all!  Good to see that the job scenarios continue to improve in software/tech as a number of individuals made organizational changes and promotions.  As always, thanks for your emails and alerts. If you've got a change or know of a promotion, keep dropping me a line! If you need a referral, and we've worked together in the past, don't hesitate to reach out to me via Linked In.

Steve Apfelberg is now Vice President of Marketing at Yammer, Inc. Steve brings a wealth of marketing experiences from serving last as Chief Marketing Officer, SVP of Business Development at Callidus Software Other software experiences include time with Siebel, Remedy, and Oracle.

Rose Aulik was recently promoted from strategic business development manager to Outsourcing Business Solutions Manager for Epicor.

Sachin Bery is now Principal Consultant at Infosys Technologies Ltd. Sachin has built an 8-year career at Infosys serving as a consultant.

Jim Bozzini has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations and Services for Workday.
Jim Dellamore joins Deltek as Executive Vice President for Global Services from GXS where he served as a Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Delivery.  Prior to working at GXS, Mr. Dellamore was Group Vice President, Consulting, at Oracle Corporation, where he managed the $450 million PeopleSoft consulting business.
Ned Desmond became Advisor at Silent Cal Productions in July 2009.  Former roles include serving as President at Time Inc. Interactive, President and Editor at Business 2.0, and a Vice president at
Phil Fehrst left AMR Research to become an AVP for strategy with Cognizant Technologies. The former star analyst brings significant experience in the IT BPO and outsourcing contract space and will be reporting directly to the CEO.
Tim Fortier named IFS North America Vice President of Sales.  Fortier brings 20 years of sales management experience from J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, AFS Technologies and most recently Borland Software.
Chuck Gillespie is now Adjunct Professor at IUPUI.  Chuck was responsible for HR technology at Peoplebase and served as President of Vigor.
Simon Griffiths joined SYSPRO as a Product and Industry Marketing Consultant.  Griffiths previously served as a SYSPRO reseller in South Africa.  Other roles include stints at JD Edwards and a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner.
Ray Grigsby joins Rimini Street as Vice President of Global Support Services Delivery for JD Edwards Software Products.  Grigsby's served previous roles as a Vice President for JD Edwards Support services.  Grigsby was the executive overseeing the implementation, upgrade, and support of a full range of World and OneWorld (EnterpriseOne) releases for the largest and most complex domestic and global implementations.
Brian Haven became Vice President, Strategy at iCrossing in July 2009.  Brian brings social computing and customer engagement experiences from Forrester, Catapult Thinking, and InnoVentry.
Tony Kender rejoins SAP as a National VP Sales at SAP America.  Tony served roles as a Senior VP at Oracle, Director at SAP, and Senior Director at ADP.
Alex Koshy is now Business Development Executive at Synaptris.  Koshi served previous roles as a Pre-Sales Consultant for MS Dynamics ERP and Resource Lead for Microsoft Dynamics Competancy at Mahindra Satyam.
Kirk Laughlin became Founder/ Editorial Director at Nearshore Americas in June 2009.  Kirk's served senior roles as Managing Director/ VP of Live Events, Senior Editorial Director, Custom Media at Ziff Davis Enterprise, Editor in Chief at America's Network Magazine, and Editor-in-Chief at Cygnus Business Media
Leighanne Levensaler joins Workday as Vice President, HCM Strategy.  She formerly served as a principal analyst covering Talent Management for Bersin & Associates.  Prior to joining Bersin & Associates, she led the Learning Consulting Practice at SystemLink Enterprise Solutions. Leighanne has also held positions at SmartForce, Edutrek International/AUI and Deloitte Consulting.
Emily Marchant is now Cofounder | Investor Relationship Manager at the FundingPartnership.  Previous roles include a stint as Global Business Development Manager FLB at Forrester Research, Business Development Manager at Dianomi, Sales Manager at Emedia, and various roles at Informa Telecoms and Media.
Jeff Onesto is now Director of Product Marketing at OptionEase. Jeff's brings industry experiences from his various positions as Director of Sales & Marketing at Advanced Systems Integration, Business Development Executive at Collins Computing, and Business Development Manager at Jefferson Wells International
Milind Padalkar has updated their current title to Global Practice Head - Oracle at HCL America.  Padalkar previously served as the Senior Vice President & Head of Enterprise Applications at Patni Computer Systems.

Mahesh Rajasekharan is now Chief Operating Officer at SumTotal Systems.  He served 12 years at i2 with roles ranging from Vice President of High Tech Industry Group, Senior Director Operations and Solution Sales, and Senior Director for High Tech Industry Marketing.
Norman Scobie is now SAP Project/Integration Manager at HP Enterprise Services. Previous work includes Aerospace & Defense Industry Solution Expert at SAP, Program Manager at Eurofighter, and Software Manager at BAE Systems
Mike Stankey joins Workday as president and COO from Greylock Partners.  Mike spent five years as chairman and CEO of PolyServe, a storage virtualization software company. Prior to PolyServe, Mike was senior vice president of North American sales for PeopleSoft, driving more than $1 billion in sales and services revenues.
Laurene Stevens became Product Strategy Analyst at Ultimate Software in May 2009.  Laurene's served as a senior applications consultant for Sage Software.

Jason Zintak became the Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing at JDA Software on August 18th, 2009. Zintak most recently served as the executive vice president of sales at HCL Axon.  Other senior-level software sales executive and management includde roles at Capgemini, SAP and Blue Martini Software.

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