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People Moves: Comcast, Zynga, Apple

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Comcast named Matthew Fassnacht Vice President of Comcast Business for the Washington Region. He will focus on implementing Metro Ethernet for businesses with sophisticated networking requirements and bandwidth demands. [Dice News] Mark Pincus, Co-Founder of Zynga, stepped down as the company’s CEO, passing the title on to former Microsoft Xbox Chief Don Mattrick. Mattrick was responsible for the team that grew the Xbox 360’s installed base from… continue…

People Moves: NASA, Banno, Tripwire

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. NASA appointed Larry Sweet to be Chief Information Officer. He succeeds Linda Cureton, who retired in April. Among other efforts, Sweet will oversee the agency’s Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program, a multi-billion dollar transformation project. [InformationWeek] Banno, a targeted marketing service provider for financial institutions, named Ben Metz CTO. Metz has worked for Banno for three years, during which time he developed the architecture on which the… continue…

People Moves: HP, Microsoft, Elemental, CACI

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. As part of an effort to broaden its product portfolio and combat falling profits, Hewlett-Packard announced that Todd Bradley will transition from his role as Vice President of Printing and Personal Systems to Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives. He’ll work closely with CEO Meg Whitman to “identify partnership opportunities with early stage companies that will help HP grow.” Bradley will be replaced by Dion Weisler, currently… continue…

People Moves: Information Transport Solutions, RingCentral, Zumbox

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: As part of its initiative to transition from an owner-operated business model to an executive leadership model, data solutions company Information Transport Solutions separated its CEO position into three distinct roles: CEO, COO and CFO. Steve Meany, previously a manager at Cisco, was hired as CEO. Meanwhile, Quincy Minor, previously Vice President of Operations, transitioned to the COO position and Jeff Drury, who acted as COO and… continue…

People Moves: Mad Catz Update, Apple, Twitter

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Mad Catz Interactive, a flight software and video game developer and distributor of third party games and video game products, appointed Karen K. McGinnis as Chief Financial Officer. McGinnis replaces Allyson Evans, who recently announced her resignation. [Mad Catz] Apple hired former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chief Lisa Jackson as Vice President of Environmental Initiatives. Jackson worked for the EPA on and off for 25 years, and… continue…

People Moves: BitPay, Viggle, Mad Catz and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT professionals this week: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott resigned after five years with the software giant. Jim Dubois, vice president of IT product and services management, will serve as interim CIO. [Dice News] Bitcoin payment processing company BitPay hired Jeff Garzik for a developer position. Garzik had been working part-time for the company as a core developer of the Bitcoin protocol, while also working full-time for Red Hat. Chaz Ferguson, a… continue…

People on the Move

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: Telecommunications company Bandwidth named Brent Mello Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products. He’s previously held leadership positions at Level 3 and IntelePeer. Meantime, Ryan Henley became Vice President of Customer Operations, responsible for iRevenue Assurance & Customer Billing, Data Services, the Customer Account Management team and Customer Experience. Most recently he was a consultant for Advanced Technology Group. [Bandwidth] With the acquisitions of Cloud Nine Media… continue…

People: Cisco, Facebook, Xerox and More

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Gary Moore, previously head of Cisco Services, becomes the company’s chief operating officer. [CMSWire] Facebook hired the team behind recruiting service Pursuit – Louis Eisenberg, Russ Heddleston and Nicholas Letourneau. [TechCrunch] Markus Fromherz becomes chief innovation officer for Xerox’s Health IT unit. [InformationWork] Jimmy Z. Wang is CIO of Teva Pharmaceuticals Americas, based in North Wales, Pa. [InformationWeek] Pa.-based MEDecision named Deborah M. Gage president and CEO. [BW] Content-management provider SpringCM named Antonis Papatsaras chief technology officer. [CMSWire] Birger Steen… continue…

People Moves: Coming Home to Facebook and Who’s At Yahoo, Oracle, Dell and More

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Designer Aaron Sittig came back to Facebook as product architect after a six-month hiatus. Inside Facebook says It’s a strong vote of confidence in the company. [Inside Facebook] Facebook veteran Jeff Hammerbacher is founder and chief scientist as Cloudera, creator of Hadoop, which is a software that makes it easier for application developers to access and use huge amounts of data. [Silicon Alley Insider] Steve Douty, one of the first five employees at Hotmail, joins Yahoo as the vice president… continue…

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Mark Papermaster finds new life after Apple’s antenna-gate, and other moves at the Federal Trade Commission, American Water, and Carolinas IT. continue…