Consolidation at HP, Moves at Google [People]

People MovesVice President Todd Bradley, who ran Hewlett-Packard’s PC business, will head the newly combined PC and printing unit. Executive Vice President Vyomesh Joshi, who previously headed the printing division, will retire after 31 years with the company. David Donatelli, who leads the server, storage, and networking unit will add technology services to his purview. Global accounts sales teams also will be added to Dontalli’s HP Enterprise Group. Former head of global sales Jan Zadak is to get an as-yet-unannounced new role. No changes were announced for Software, headed by Mike Lynch, the former CEO of Autonomy, which HP acquired last year. Marketing is being consolidated under Marty Homlish and communications under Henry Gomez. Meanwhile, Chris Lynch, a well-known name in Big Data circles who was CEO of business intelligence vendor Vertica, is leaving HP after the acquisition last February. He reportedly will be supporting Boston-area Big Data startups.

Digg founder Kevin Rose and his team from his latest venture, Milk, have moved to Google after a buyout estimated in the range of $15 million to $30 million. Milk’s social-recommendation app, Oink, was shut down after three months. The team is expected to work on social media products in their new jobs. TechCrunch says Milk has eight employees, but according to Business Insider, engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck were not offered positions with Google, and Milk co-founder Jeff Hodson did not accept a job there.

Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of the Chrome team, is expected to take over after the departure of Dave Girouard, Google’s VP of apps and enterprise. Girouard is leaving Google to start his own company called Upstart, a site for raising capital.

A respected researcher at Yahoo, Raghu Ramakrishnan, is moving on to Microsoft, where he will be a fellow on its SQL team. All Things Digital describes him as key to much of Yahoo’s personalization technology. Prabhakar Raghavan,  head of the Yahoo Labs unit and also recently head of strategy has gone to an unspecified role at Google. Yahoo CTO Ash Munshi will take over Yahoo Labs.

Alyssa Cutright, a 12-year veteran of PayPal, is moving to mobile payment vendor Square as vice president of international. She was VP of products for North America at PayPal.

Bennett Smith is the new CTO for Dice Holdings and its stable of specialized career websites including Dice.com. He most recently served as vice president of global enterprise technology for Orbitz Worldwide.

Curtis Lee, who had been director of product management for Zynga, is joining Groupon as its new VP of consumer products.

John Eldh, vice president of sales for Symantec’s cloud business unit, will take over for departing Randy Cochran, vice president of channel sales for the Americas. Cochran is leaving on March 31 to “pursue other opportunities.”

SEO and social monitoring firm SEOMoz has hired Anthony Skinner as CTO. Skinner comes from MediaNet Digital, which offers a platform for music and media delivery.

Van Williams has been named Global CIO at FleetCor Technologies, which provides fuel-card and specialty payments to businesses. Williams spent 15 years at financial services technology company Fiserve, including divisional CIO roles.

Asheville-based Mission Health, North Carolina’s sixth-largest health system, has named Sulaiman H. Sulaiman as CIO. He comes from a similar position with Cleveland Clinic, where he was CIO at Sheikh Medical City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Cloud-based network performance management technology vendor NetSocket has announced that enterprise voice communications and IT networking expert Richard Platt will join the company as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. Platt spent the past 10 years in executive roles at Cisco Systems.

TiVo co-founder and CTO Jim Barton has resigned and is off to pursue “his next big idea.” However, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Barton will collect a $25,000 monthly paycheck from TiVo for the next three years for providing “certain consulting services related to patent matters, litigation, and certain technical matters.”

Octo Consulting Group, a McLean, Va.-based technology and management consultancy to the federal government, has named Ashok Nare as CTO. Nare been with the company since 2010 and served as principal and practice lead for the Technology & Solutions practice area.

Colorado-based cloud and managed-services provider ViaWest has promoted Jason Carolan to the new role of CTO. Previously with Sun Microsystems and VMware, Carolan joined ViaWest last year as vice president of product development.

Rick Dehlinger, a founder and managing owner of Claros Systems, will be joining cloud desktop vendor nGenx as CTO. Coming with Dehlinger are Claros CEO Chuck Fritz, project manager Gordon Dean, systems engineer Micah Gaither and senior systems architect Jo Harder. Dehlinger  joined Citrix in 1999 as a systems engineer, then later Microsoft, then built Claros Systems into a specialized desktop/application virtualization consulting practice.

In an executive shakeup, Tulsa, Okla.-based display technology vendor 3DIcon Corp. has named Mark Willner as CEO. A 30-year veteran of the field, Willner’s experience includes stints at Wyse Technology and Hewlett-Packard. He founded Colorado MicroDisplay. For the past 10 years he has operated the consultancy nFlexion, focused on commercializing display technology.  And Dr. George Melnik will become 3DIcon’s senior technical adviser. His long career in the field includes General Electric and Phillips. Current CEO Sidney Aroesty has stepped down as well as Brian Hoover, who had been serving as VP of technology. Hoover will return to his full-time position as president of Advanced-Optical Technology.

The Center for Innovative Technology, a Herndon, Va.-based nonprofit, has named David Ihrie as CTO. Ihrie spent the past five years as vice president of government programs at Semandex Networks and was CEO of independent technology consultancy Irregular Thinking. CIT works to bolster next-generation technology companies.

Marketing intelligence and analytics vendor mBLAST has announced that the promotion of Alexey Sadovoy to CTO. An employee of mBLAST from its start, Sadovoy previously was vice president of application development.

Dan Hubbard has joined Internet security vendor OpenDNS as CTO. He previously was CTO at Websense and created its the Websense Security Labs.
Atlanta-based PrimeRevenue, which provides a SaaS platform for global supply chain finance, has named Raghu Rajah as CTO. He most recently founded social media startup KissRocket.

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