As 2008 creeps to a close, the executive ranks within the channel organizations at many technology companies continue to change. With a host of recent additions and departures, the shifts among executives show no sign of stopping. Whether it's economic uncertainty, poor sales or lack of vision, many companies are experiencing executive shakeups, and the channel is no exception.
Earlier this year, we chronicled a host of executives that either left or were forced out of their positions. Here, we carry the torch further, highlighting several channel executives that have come and gone in just the last few months.
Oracle Names New Channel Chief
As a lead up to the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle named Ted Bereswill as its new channel chief for North America, filling a role left vacant in January with the departure of Rauline Ochs.
Bereswill comes to his new position with 19-years under his belt at Oracle. Prior to his move, he was senior vice president of North America Commercial Technology Sales.
Bereswill's appointment to senior vice president of North American alliances and channels comes as Oracle puts increased emphasis on its channel partners to sell a broader range of its product portfolio.