PEOPLE WHISPERS: MOVES, PROMOTIONS, AND MILESTONES*

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Roger Bottum became VP of Marketing at SpringCM, a SaaS content management player this past November.  Roger formerly served as Acresso Software’s SVP of Marketing. Other senior marketing roles include work for companies such as Axentis, Endeavor Information Systems, and Arrowsight.  Other companies include  System Software Associates, Accenture, and Pansophic Systems.

David Buckholtz has been promoted from Vice President, Enterprise Technology & Quality at Sony Pictures Entertainment to Vice-President, Divisional CIO of Enterprise & Corporate Technology at Sony Pictures. Previous roles include Senior Architect at GXS and Chief Architect and Six Sigma Blackbelt at General Electric.

Gerard Corbett, APR, Fellow, PRSA is now Board Director at ADP Technology (Asia) Ltd and Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors at Public Relations Society of America. Corbett brings significant PR experience with work as the Co-Chair, The 2008 International Conference at Public Relations Society of America, and VP and Genera Manager at Hitachi America, Ltd.

Michael Corkery was appointed as CFO for Deltek.  Previous roles include serving as the CFO and Acting CEO for ICO Global Communications.  Corkery’s experience reflects a telecommunications technology background with other executive roles at Current Group, LLC; Nextel Communications; Berliner Communications, XO Communications, and AT&T Wireless

Stephen DePooter is now Chief Information Officer at Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. He brings significant IT and healthcare experience from serving as a System Director, Applications at Memorial Health System, IT Security Analyst at Horace Mann, IT Security Consultant at MSF&W, and various roles at Emory Healthcare.

Justin Floyd became the CEO and Co founder of RedCloud Bank in October 2009.  Former roles include serving as an Investor at CCL Group plc and Investor and Chairman/CEO at Vecta

Bill Geist became President at Turning Point Management LLC in October 2009 after serving as COO, Global Services at  CDC Software.com.  Other former positions include CEO at Application Partners LLC; Senior Vice President at Headstrong, Inc.; Partner, Southeast Region at Wavebend Solutions, LLC (BDO Seidman consultancy); Partner, Branch Manager at Whittman-Hart; Director, Group Manager at Cambridge Technology Partners; VP, Information Technology & Services at Scientific Atlanta; and VP, Information Services at Reichhold.

Glenn Gruber is now AVP, Market Development, Travel Technologies at Ness Technologies.  Glenn has served many marketing roles including AVP, Strategic Marketing at Symphony Services Corp.; Product Line Manager at Parlex Corporation; Director of Marketing – RFID/Smart Cards at Power Paper, Inc.;VP, Sales and Marketing at Golden Screens Interactive; and Director of Marketing and Business Development at Kyocera Electronics, Inc.

Alexis Karlin is now Digital Marketing Specialist at Neolane. Prior to Neolane, Alexis served as Web Producer from 2007 to 2009.  Former roles include work as an Interactive Developer at Feinstein Kean Healthcare and Web Adminstrator at Cognos

Andrew Kisslo has an updated current title: Sr. Product Manager, Competitive Strategy, Software as a Service at Microsoft

Marina Kosmatos is now Marketing Communications Manager at Tagged.   Her former roles include significant travel experience roles as Managing Editor at Offbeat Guides and Commissioning Editor- Caribbean Islands and Jamaica at Lonely Planet.

Joanne McCool became Executive Director at Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce in December 2009.  McCool brings a track record of getting  “projects” done.  She’s served as an Advisory Board Member at PSVillage; Chief Operating Officer at Ternary Software; VP / General Manager (Evolve) at Primavera Systems, Inc.; and VP Human Resources at Primavera Systems.

Tamara Mendelsohn was promoted to Director of Marketing at Eventbrite.   She brings tech marketing experiences from Apple and her work as an Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.

Michael O’Kelly rejoins as IT Director at International Aid in December 2009.  Please make donations if you care to.

Jessie Paul is now CEO at PaulWriter.  After a 5 year career as CMO of Wipro and 15 years in the corporate environment, Jessie’s teamed with Paul Writer to start her new venture.  The new concern will build on her deep marketing experiences that include Head of Worldwide Marketing at iGATE Global Solutions; Global Brand Manager at Infosys Technologies; and account executive at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising

GV Rao has become Global Head – Oracle Alliances & BD at Mahindra Satyam

Bruce Richardson joins Infor as Chief Strategy Officer.  The legendary IT analyst from AMR Research brings unparalleled experience as Infor makes major shifts in 2010.

Pascal Sero has updated his current title to VP Oracle Asia R&D Centers.  He’s been with Oracle for more than 2 decades.

Joseph Stanhope is now Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.  Stanhope brings various experiences from Alterian where he served as VP of Platform Strategy, Director of Global Product Marketing, and Director of Marketing.  Other roles include VP of Marketing at MarketerNet, LLC and Senior Product Manager at Experian

Bob Suh is now Founder and CEO at OnCorps.  Bob brings heavy technology expertise with past roles such as Chief Technology Strategist at Accenture; President, Consulting and SI at Perot Systems Corporation; and Managing Director at CSC Index

Jari Tavi became Head of Operations and Innovation at Loyalty Agent Ltd. ,a stealthy startup, in October 2009.  Past roles include CEO and Partner at Hotelzon Technologies and Development; Head of Technology at Berling Capital; and CTO at BasWare. Jari brings a passion for new ideas and crucial startup thinking.

John Taschek has an updated current title to Vice President, Strategy at Salesforce.com

Anders Trolle-Schultz is now Chairman of the board at Eurocloud, Denmark.  Anders has taken his passion for SaaS to another level and builds on experiences as a Sales Director at Crayon; Nordic Marketing & Business Development Manager at Norsoft A/S; and Management Consultant & Partner at Fornebu Consulting A/S

Mitch Wagner is now Principal at Mitch Wagner Communications. Mitch brings over 25 years of tech media experiences including many of the initial web and social initiatives at United Business Media/CMP.

Zia Yusuf is now an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at both Sutter Hill Ventures and  Norwest Venture Partners. Zia brings a wealth of experiences including a 10 year career at SAP and experiences at the WorldBank.

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