Wednesday's Whispers: People Whispers - March 2010

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Ashesh Badani became Sr. Director, Middleware/JBoss at Red Hat in January 2010 escaping the clutches of Oracle.  Previous roles include a 3 year stint at Sun Micro Systems as a  Director for Product Management/Marketing & Middleware Solutions.  Other product roles include Director of Marketing at 3VR.
Jason Busch became Partner at Spend Matters Group, LLC in January 2010.  A fellow Enterprise Irregular, he previously served as the Managing Partner at Azul Partners.  Jason is one of the world's leading authorities in Spend Management.
René Bonvanie became a Board Member at Active Endpoints in March 2010.  He serves as the VP of Worldwide Marketing at Palo Alto Networks and has a rich history in many marketing chief roles in the tech industry.
Tami Casey became Board Member at Social Media Club - San Francisco Silicon Valley Chapter in January 2010.  Tami currently serves as a Social Media Strategist, Public Relations Manager at Kulesa Faul.  Other experiences includes 11 years in PR at Intel Corporation.
Steve Cole has served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Gladson since February 2009.  Other roles include key marketing positions as VP of Solutions Marketing for SPSS, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at Click Commerce, and VP or Marketing at ClearCross.
Todd Craig has been promoted from Director of Market Intelligence and Analyst Relations to Senior Director of Reputation Management at Manhattan Associates.
Phil Fersht has launched his own star analyst firm focused on the outsourcing industry. Horses For Sources builds on a cadre of nine seasoned industry experts.  Phil previously worked at Cognizant and at AMR Resesarch.
Laura "@Pistachio" Fitton has left Pistachio Consulting to found and become CEO of oneforty inc.
Sanchit Vir Gogia has been promoted from Senior Analyst of IT Services to Associate Research Manager at Springboard Research. Springboard is a rapidly growing industry analyst and research firm covering the APAC market.
Ronda Pitts Krier has an updated current title: Master Principal Solution Architect at Oracle. Ronda's been an expert in Master Data Management for the past 5 years with various increasing roles of responsibility at Oracle.
John Kreul has become a VP for Global Business Applications at Pepsi Beverages Company.  John has devoted more than 13 years to technology and business applications at Pepsi Americas.
Felton E. Lewis, IIII (FEL) has been promoted from Managing Principal for Distribution, Logistics, and Transportation Practice to Client Relationship Officer - Sr. Account Executive at Sterling Commerce an AT&T company.
Lafe Low is now Writer and Editor for Hire at LWL Media.  Lafe bring decades of experience with roles as Editorial Manager at CXO Media, Executive Editor at 1105 Media, and Manager of Conference Development/Features Editor at CXO Media
Lauren McKay is now a Freelance Writer at BG+H.  In addition, she currently serve as a Contributing Author at Greenwood Publishing Group and Associate Editor at CRM Magazine
Rajesh Nair now serves as Head of MS: Information and Communication Services at Swissgrid
Paul Papadimitriou has an updated current title: Social Technologies Strategist at TEDxTokyo. Paul serves as one of the key go to guys for Web2.0 and emerging technologies in Tokyo, Japan.
Krishnan Parasuraman became Chief Architect, Digital Media at Netezza in January 2010. Krishnan brings 5 years of practitioner experience in information management from his work as Principal Architect and Practice Leader at Infosys.
Tri Phan is now a Senior Prod Mgr at AT&T Wireless.  Previous roles include VP of Business Development at ScanControl, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Somotsoft, Inc., and VP of Business Development at Kinemo.
Jeff Prillaman has an updated current title: Director & DIO-HR, Business & Technology Solutions at Capital One
Nitin S has an updated current title: Practice Head at Consult HR Solutions
Mitch Wagner became Internet Marketing Director at Palisade Systems in February 2010.  Mitch's deep online journalism experience includes roles as Executive Editor at and other titles at United Business Media
Andy Warzecha is now VP, Strategy, Software Solutions Group at IBM. He was previously a VP for Strategy in the IBM Information Management Software group at IBM. Prior roles include serving as an SVP and Group Manager for Research at Meta Group.
Lisa Whelan became Member, Advisory Board at Open Mobile Solutions and Business Devleopment Consultant at Chomp in Feburary 2010.  She's served as a business development consultant for various startups in social media and mobile strategy.
Mary Hayes Weier became Editor, Enterprise Ready Series at Workday in February 2010.  Prior to her new role, Mary provided in-depth and award winning reporting at InformationWeek.
Kara Wilson has an updated current title: VP, Collaboration Solutions Marketing for Cisco Systems.  Other marketing roles include serving as the CMO at Network General and Group Vice President, Corporate Communications at PeopleSoft.

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