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New executives announced at AccelOps, Splunk, Zscaler and other software companies

By August 29, 2011August 19th, 2021Exec Moves

AccelOps, a Santa Clara, CA startup and provider of integrated monitoring solutions built from the ground up for cloud-generation data centers, named Mahesh Kumar Vice President of Marketing. He is a cloud product strategist with 20 years of marketing and engineering experience at startups and established tech firms and has expertise in SaaS and managed service provider solutions. Prior to joining AccelOps, Kumar served as director of marketing at HP, where he took their CMDB software business from inception to market leadership and also led the team that built HP’s first SaaS-only product. Before HP, Kumar held executive positions at Collation, Inc. and Kontiki, Inc., where he drove product and go-to-market strategies. Earlier in his career at Loudcloud, one of the original cloud computing companies, he managed the team responsible for defining cloud services.
Varicent Software, a Toronto provider of incentive compensation and sales performance management solutions, named Mike Meisenheimer Director of Industry Solutions. He has worked with Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 high-tech, financial services, telecom and manufacturing companies and at Varicent will provide thought leadership on compensation and sales effectiveness practices for Varicent product teams.
RIM named Thorsten Heins COO of Product and Sales. He was formerly COO of Product Engineering. RIM is consolidating software and hardware product engineering under Heins.
Adaptive Computing, a Provo UT provider of cloud-management software, named Robert Clyde as CEO. Clyde, former chief technology officer at Symantec, takes over as CEO less than a year after an infusion of $14 million in venture capital aimed at accelerating the expansion of company. Co-founder David Jackson, who had been CEO, remains at the company as CTO, as does brother Michael, who is president, chief operating officer and co-founder. Clyde, who had been interim CEO at Adaptive Computing, said his appointment was the result of the board looking to push the company, which began in 2002, into a new growth phase. Clyde help found several Utah County companies, including Axent Technologies, which Symantec acquired in 2000 for about $1 billion.
Splunk, a San Francisco, CA provider of operational intelligence software used to monitor report and analyze real-time data as well as terabytes of historical data located in the cloud or on premise, named David Conteas CFO. He was formerly CFO at IronKey, where he transitioned the company to an enterprise software model. Earlier, he was CFO at Opsware (formerly Loudcloud).
Alteryx, an Irvine CA provider of Agile business intelligence solutions, named George Matthew President and COO, where he will spearhead marketing, products and strategy. Most recently he was the group vice-president & general manager for BI at SAP Business Objects. Prior to SAP, George was an early member of where he focused on technical account management, M&A, and field services. Early in his career, he was a founding member of Fort Point Partners, a management consultancy that delivered large-scale e-commerce systems to leading consumer retail and financial services institutions. This intellectual capital eventually became the A/B testing and optimization product for Omniture (an Adobe company).
Three Pillar Global, a Fairfax VA provider of software solutions for the mobile environment, named Ann Thompson VP Finance. She joins the firm during a period of strong organic growth, recent acquisitions of software companies, LeverPoint and PointAbout, and $10 million in funding for future opportunistic expansion. Thompson has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting positions with fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies in a variety of industries that span services, software development and government contracting.
The following executive move announcements are courtesy of Venator Partners.
CSIdentity, an Austin TX provider of global enterprise-level identity protection and fraud detection technologies, named Scott Cruickshank Chief Executive Officer. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer at CyberSource.
ONPATH Technologies, a Marlton, NJ provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks, named Steve G. Vogle Chief Financial Officer. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer at NICE.
Polycom, a Pleasanton, CA provider of unified communications services, named Tracey Newell Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Newell was formerly Senior Vice President of Worldwide General Business Sales at Jupiter Networks.
RedSeal Systems, a San Mateo, CA provider of network security solutions, named Parveen Jain Chief Executive Officer. Jain was formerly Founder and Chief Executive Officer at JovianDATA.
Symmetricom, a San Jose, CA provider of precision time and efficiency technologies, named Douglas Halbert Executive Vice President of Operations. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer at Wagic.
Vitrue, an Atlanta, GA provider of a social marketing platform, named Chris Hackney Vice President of Strategic Alliances. Hackney was formerly Executive Director of Strategic Development at WebMD.
Zscaler, a Sunnyvale, CA provider of cloud security solutions, named John Vecchi Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. He was formerly Head of Global Product Marketing at Check Point Software.
Venator Partners is a Boston-based executive search firm that specializes in recruiting senior-level executives in the software, new media and online industries.

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