Wednesday's Whispers: People Whispers November/December 2009


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Eliot Axelrod became Senior Account Exec at Graybow Communications Group in September 2009.  Eliot's served a variety of account executive roles at technology companies such as  Unimax SystemsSaratoga Systems, Aurigin Systems, Lotus/IBM, and Apple Computer
Michelle Blackmer has updated her current title to Senior Director, Marketing - Healthcare at Initiate Systems .  Prior to Initiate, Michelle served as a marketing manager and project manager at GE Healthcare.
Scott Bonneau has updated their current title to VP IT, Service Management at Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Past positions have leveraged his management consulting skills and include VP Global IT PMO at Cadbury Schweppes plc, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting.
Anirban Chakraborty has updated his current title to Analyst Relations, Strategic Marketing at Wipro Technologies. Anirban has worked as a consultant at IBM and served as a Systems Analyst at TCS
Eric Christiansen became a Director at BlackRock.  Previous roles include an 8 year stint in various architecture and technology roles at Barclays Global Investors. Eric brings extensive experience in software architecture with roles at ITT Gilfillan, Rockwell International, TRW, and Digital Equipment Corporation
Jeff Comport has become a Senior Vice President with Lawson Software for Product Management.  Jeff will be responsible for overseeing all of Lawson's product lines.  Jeff brings to Lawson over 16 years of industry analyst experiences and software management expertise from Integral Systems, Inc (application software) and Criterion Incorporated (application software).C
Ridgely Evers is now on the Board of Directors at SCORE. Ridgely has been focused on helping small businesses succeed.  His current roles include serving as a Managing Partner at Establishment Capital Partners and Tapit Partners.  Previously, he founded NetBooks and worked at Intuit building out QuickBooks and their Online Financial System.
Deb Fitzgerald new CIO for Deltek.  Deb joins Deltek from Verisign where she served as the VP of Information Technology.
Justin Floyd became the CEO of in October.  The cloud startup focuses on emerging and developing markets.  He founded the company in May 2009.  Previous executive roles include Investor and Chairman at CCL Group plc and Investor and Chairman/CEO at Vecta.
Chuck Gillespie is now Adjunct Professor at IUPUI.  He also serves as the President of Vigor and has focused on the HR technology space as VP of HR Technology at Peoplebase.
Stephen Harvey left his role as a Country Manager for datango.  Havey joined DNA Stream and builds on his management experiences at Sword DDS LTD and Crestec UK LTd.
Laurie Henneborn became Global Research Lead for Technology at Accenture in September 2009.  Previous roles include Global Research Lead for Outsourcing at Accenture, Information Specialist - Banking Channels at AT Kearney, Head Information Specialist at Bates Advertising, and Legal Research Assistant at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison
Michael Hickins has joined as a News Editor at the at Dow Jones. Michael brings significant technology media experience as the Executive Editor at eWeek, Executive Editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise, Senior Editor at Jupitermedia, Senior editor at Thomson Legal & Regulatory, Editorial Director at Multex, Senior editor at Fairchild Publications, and others.

Lauren Hong was promoted from Account Development Manager to an Account Manager at Forrester Research.
Robert Humphrey was named Infor's Chief Marketing Officer in November.  Humphrey brings 30 years of marketing and tech experience.  He most recenlty served as Senior Vice-President of WorldWide Field Marketing at McAfee.  Other roles include executive positions at Citadel Security Solutions, i2 Technologies, and OpenDesign, Inc.
Charlie Isaacs became President at SOA Press in October 2009.  Prior to this role, Charlie served as the Chief Customer Officer and Chief Technology for KANA, CTO at Primus Knowledge Solutions, VP/GM Help Desk Lab at Computer Associates (formerly Platinum Technology, and VP of Engineering atGTE Government Systems.
Joseph Loveless joined the Board of Directors at Clear Stake Capital, LLC in August 2009.  He's currently CEO of Clear Stake, an energy management and carbon abatement concern.  Previous experiences include roles at Product Marketing for Deltek, Product Marketing / Field Marketing Director for CA, Inc., and Director, Professional Services for Entex Information Svcs / Siemens.
Jim Lundy left Gartner to join Saba Software as their VP and GM for Collaboration Software.  Jim previoulsy served roles as Managing Vice President and VP, Distinguished Analyst at Gartner.
Ed Maguire is now Senior Analyst at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets / CALYON Securities (USA) Inc. Ed's served previous roles including the Director of Technology Investment Banking and Senior Director at Merrill Lynch.
Subraya Mallya became Advisory Board Member at Sage Scholars Program, UC Berkeley in August 2009
Hellen Omwando became General Manager Light & Health Venture at Philips in June 2009
John Tae Park became a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Toshiba America Medical Systems in December.  JT has served various roles including Oracle Delivery Consultant at IBM Global Services, Sr. Product Manager at Oracle Corporation, and Consultant at Accenture.
Sanjay Poonen is now EVP & GM of Business User Sales at SAP. Sanjay brings expensive managerial and operational experience from previous roles as EVP & GM of Performance Optimization Apps at SAP, Vice President of Line of Business Operations at Symantec Corporation, Vice President of Strategic Operations at VERITAS, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Officer at Informatica Corporation, and Director of Product Marketing and Strategy, Founder at Alphablox Corporation
Daniel Seaman became Director at Mongoose Cricket in September 2009.  Seaman previously headed product management at WGSN and worked in Marketing Strategy & Product Management at Forrester Research
Stefan Schulz is being promoted to chief financial officer of Lawson Software Jan. 1, 2010.  He succeeds Robert Schriesheim.
Robert Schriesheim, departs Lawson to become CFO of Illinois-based Hewitt Associates, Inc.  Schriesheim will continue to serve on the Lawson board as a non-employee director.
Kevin Schmidt became Director, Product Marketing/Management, Application Platform at Sun Microsystems in August 2009.  Kevin has extensive experience in Master Data Management and other infrastructure technologies.
David Stanley is now Vice President, Business Development and Sales at Altimeter Group.  Previous roles include VP, Sales at ARInsights, Regional Director at MX Logic, and Director, Business Development, Managed Services at Synergy International
Sriram Venkat became Practice Head, CRM at Wipro Technologies in October 2009.  Sriram has served as a practice manager for SAP CRM among his many roles over the past decade at Wipro.
Thomas Wailgum has updated his current title to Senior Editor | at IDG Enterprise.  Tom brings over a decade of experience covering business and technology issues for the enterprise.
Jonathan Zhu is now Vice President, Asia at Ken Clark International.  Jonathan brings extensive financial services and Chinese market experiences with senior positions at HORIBA International, Asia Pacific at The EOP Group Inc, and Allied Irish Bank

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