Wednesday’s Whispers: People Whispers – May/June 2010


The tech sector continues to expand.  Significant job moves in May and June highlight the emerging  number of career opportunities.  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.
Lynn Anderson is now CEO at Coaching4Abundance. She formerly ran the Oracle Services Group for Capgemini US, LLC and served in various roles over 11 years. Prior roles include work at Southern Companyand as a Scientific Analyst/Captain in the US Air Force
Diana Benedikt became Managing Director at Scale Business Group in February 2010.  Prior roles include a 3 year stint at Venture Insight Advisors.
Kelly Berkley became Sr. Marketing Manager at USIS in January 2010.  Prior marketing roles include Research Associate at New Media Strategies: A social media marketing agency and market researcher at Robbins-Gioia.

Justin Che became General Manager for Emerging Businesses, STS SBU at Digital China in April 2010.  Justin's background includes stints as TAM for APAC at Managed Objects , and R&D work at NCNIPC.

Gerard Corbett, APR, Fellow, PRSA became Blogger and Thought Leader at Career Thought Leaders Consortium in January 2010.
Jim Deters is now Board Member Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Colorado at Boulder.  Jim's startup and entrepreneurial experiences include President & Co-Founder at Ascendant Technology and the software company CONET USA.=
Carl Doty became Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Merkle in January 2010. Carl's research experience comes in hand with positions as VP and Research Director at Forrester Research and Director at Stratgic Solutions Group, LLC
Sharath Dorbala is now Vice President, Technology Strategy at Amdocs.  He's served various roles over his 5 year career including Vice President, Product Management and Strategy and Director of Product Management and Strategy.  Previous product roles include Group Manager, Product Management and Strategy at Oracle Corporation.
Kersten Geiger became Global Head of Industry Solutions at SAP. She formerly served in various roles including Executive Vice President of Industry Solution Management at SAP.

Dora Lee Huang has an updated current title to Partner at BBD Management and Consulting.

David Karel is now Vice President, Marketing at Bizo. David brings a wealth of software marketing experiences as VP of Product Marketing at SuccessFactors, Director of Product Marketing at Instill Corporation, Director of Marketing at Siverion, and Senior Manager for Alliances at Siebel Systems.
Ted Kempf became Vice President of Product Marketing & Product Strategy at Deltek. Ted has a full view of the project based solutions landscape with Senior Director roles at Oracle, Director of Product Marketing at PeopleSoft, Director at Neo IT, and serving as a Principal Analyst at Gartner Group.
Fred Landis is now the Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street after 4 years of Product Marketing at Callidus and several years at Gartner Consulting.
Lauren Liang became Executive Director at The Nielsen Company in March 2010.  Lauren builds on extensive experiences in Television and Media as a Retained Consultant for Strategy, Business Development and Planning at Technicolor, Executive Director at NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, Director, of Business Development at NBC Universal, and Director, Sales Strategy and Finance at NBC Universal

Jason Mah became Product Manager at Aol Advertising in January 2010.  Prior to this, Jason built his program management and product development experiences as a Product Manager at Aol Advertising, owner at Novo Sandbox LLC, Business Architect at, Senior Consultant at Sagepointe Solutions, and Manager at Accenture
Miko Matsumura has joined Servo Software as their VP of Products at Servo Software.  Prior to his current role, Matsumura served as Vice President and Chief Strategist at Software AG, where he was responsible for product and technology strategy. He holds 12 years of experience in Enterprise Software and Middleware technologies.  He came to that position through several acquisitions in which he served as vice president of SOA product marketing (at webMethods) and vice president of worldwide marketing (at Infravio).
Andrew McCaskey is now Marketing Director at Linuxcare LLC.  Previous roles include President at Review Communications, Inc, Business Development EDA Consulting at Agilent Technologies, and R&D Market Segment Channel / Account Manager at Agilent Technologies / Hewlett Packard.
Jennifer Neves is now HR Consultant at ScanScout. She puts over a decade of HR and recruiting experiences for technology, health, and life sciences organizations to use.  Previous roles includ work at K-Factor, Firefly Health, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Viximo, Sonos, Inc.,,, VistaPrint, StratBridge, Forrester Research, and others.
Michael Ni became Vice President CRM Product Management and Strategy at Amdocs.  Mike brings decades of General Management and CRM experiences leading product management, development, and marketing teams at Oracle, PeopleSoft, OnePage, NetSuite, MyWire, and Verafirma.

Charles Rathmann has an updated current title: Marketing Communications Analyst at IFS North America
Arun Sahayakumar is now General Manager- Global Product Management at Karishma Healthcare.  Prior roles include product development/management roles at Oracle Corporation, Ramco Systems, and National Productivity Council.
Frank Schön has an updated current title: Senior Manager IT Influencer Relations SAP Business byDesign, LoB On Demand, Channel at SAP

Soma Somasundaram became Senior Vice President of Software Development at Infor in January 2010.  He previously served as Vice President, Software Development at Infor Global Solutions and VP of Software Development at Agilisys.  Other roles include General Manager at SCT Corporation and Senior Systems Analyst at Tata Unisys, Ltd.
Bernard Slede is now Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard for startup ecosystems.  Previous roles include roles in Corporate Venture Capital at HP, CEO at Nucleonet, Director Strategic Alliances at MetaTV, Broadband services at Intel, and other tech vendors.

Rajesh Uppal is now Executive officer(IT) and CIO at MARUTI SUSUKI INDIA LTD.  He's been a key IT leader over the past 25 years at Maruti Susuki India, LTD.
Sanchit Vir Gogia has been promoted to Associate Research Manager - Software from Senior Analyst in January 2010 at Springboard Research
Vijay Vijayasankar became Western Region Lead - SAP Business Analytics & Optimization at IBM Global Business Services in February 2010.  Vijay brings over 10 years of consulting experience with stints at Ciber, Cognizant, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and TCS
Matt Wilkinson has joined Socialcast as the new VP of Product.  Previous roles include senior positions at SumTotal Systems, AIT Ecommerce, Frontstep, and FirstLocus
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