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30 Notable IT Executive Moves: November 2021

Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, ECI, Microsoft and Google are among the companies to see new executive hires in November.

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A new Amazon Web Services channel chief, a Salesforce co-CEO and a new chief revenue officer for managed service provider ECI were among the major executive hires in November.

Microsoft, Google and Qualcomm were among the other tech giants to make executive hires during the month as companies invest in resources for sales, technology and partners.

The job changes come during a period dubbed the “Great Resignation” due to elevated rates of Americans quitting their jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 3 percent of Americans quit their jobs in September, the highest percentage since the BLS began tracking quit rates.

[RELATED: 30 Notable IT Executive Moves: October 2021 ] 

What follows are 30 notable IT executive moves from November 2021.

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Ruba Borno 

Amazon Web Services hired Cisco Systems veteran Ruba Borno to replace AWS global channel chief Doug Yeum.

Although her official start date was Dec. 6, Borno updated her LinkedIn account to reflect the new role at Seattle-based AWS in November.

Borno had been working for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for nearly seven years prior to joining Cisco. When Chuck Robbins was announced as Cisco’s new CEO in 2015, he hired her to join his leadership team as chief of staff and vice president of growth initiatives.

Borno was considered an “outsider insider” at Cisco because she had consulted for the company while at BCG. In fact, Cisco was her last client at the Massachusetts-based global management consulting firm, where she focused on strategic transformation, portfolio and organization optimization, post-merger integration, and growth strategies for enterprise and consumer technology companies, according to her LinkedIn page.

Cisco’s official biography for Borno credits her with reshaping the company’s strategic business planning process in support of its own digital transformation and that of its customers and partners in that initial role. Borno also led the agenda for the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors to focus on reskilling and job creation by IT companies, according to her Cisco bio.

Borno became vice president and general manager of Cisco managed services (CMS) in early 2018, leading the team responsible for accelerating the digital transformation for Cisco customers.

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Bret Taylor

Salesforce promoted President and Chief Operating Officer Bret Taylor to the role of co-CEO, sharing the top position with founder Marc Benioff.

The move returns the San Francisco-based customer relationship management services company to a co-CEO model that the company operated under for about 18 months between 2018 and 2020 when Keith Block served as co-CEO.

Taylor has been at Salesforce for more than five years, serving as president and chief product officer between Nov. 2017 and December 2019 and then president and COO since December 2019 until his promotion.

Taylor joined Salesforce in July 2016 when Salesforce acquired Quip, Taylor’s three-year-old mobile software startup. Before starting Quip, Taylor was CTO at Facebook after the social media company acquired startup FriendFeed where Taylor was CEO. Before that Taylor worked at Google in the early 2000s and is credited with being the co-creator of Google Maps.

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Graham Smith

Splunk board chairman Graham Smith became interim CEO in November after Splunk President and CEO Doug Merritt resigned. The leadership shakeup comes less than five months after Silver Lake invested $1 billion into the data platform giant. 

Merritt joined the San Francisco-based data platform provider in 2014 as senior vice president of field operations, was promoted to CEO 19 months later, and will remain in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition.

Smith has served as a member of Splunk’s board since 2011, was promoted to chair in 2019, and will retain his chair responsibilities while serving as interim CEO, with ex-Lam Research CEO Steve Newberry becoming Splunk’s new lead independent director. As interim CEO, Splunk said Smith will focus on investments and priorities that ensure continued customer and cloud transformation success.

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Lynne Doherty

Sumo Logic has landed top McAfee Enterprise go-to-market executive Lynne Doherty for a newly created role leading the data analytics company’s worldwide field operations.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based vendor tapped Doherty to drive Sumo Logic’s go-to-market strategy, strengthen its global sales and partner ecosystem, and help the company further scale going forward. Doherty spent the past 19 months at McAfee Enterprise overseeing a team of 1,200 people and driving more than $1 billion of revenue annually as executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

Doherty’s departure from McAfee Enterprise comes less than a month after the company merged with FireEye under the ownership of private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG). Despite being one of the highest-ranking executives to come over to McAfee Enterprise when it was acquired by STG in July for $4 billion, Doherty was passed over as CEO of the combined FireEye-McAfee Enterprise unit.

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Vetri Vellore 

Vetri Vellore updated his LinkedIn account in November to show he became a corporate vice president at Microsoft following the tech giant’s acquisition of his startup Ally.io.

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft announced the acquisition of Bellevue, Wash.-based Ally.io in October with the intention of adding the business execution platform provider to its Viva employee experience platform, according to Microsoft.

Vellore founded Ally.io in 2018 and grew it to 1,000 customers in more than 80 countries, 250-plus employees and raised $76 million in venture capital, according to his LinkedIn account.

Prior to founding Ally.io, Vellore founded mentoring platform provider Chronus Corp. in 2007. The company sold to a private equity firm in 2015, according to Vellore’s LinkedIn account.

Vellore worked at Microsoft for about 14 years, leaving in 2007 with the title of product unit manager, according to his LinkedIn. While with Microsoft, he “led turnaround and growth of the $200+ million/year Systems Management Server (SMS) business” and “ran the Visual Studio for Devices team,” among other responsibilities.

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Raefer Gabriel 

Raefer Gabriel joined Oracle last month as vice president of engineering for Oracle Digital Assistant, according to his LinkedIn account.

“The Oracle Digital Assistant team is in hypergrowth mode right now,” Gabriel posted on LinkedIn. “We have a mix of infrastructure projects, new feature development, and greenfield products operating at the leading edge of conversational AI technology. With our cross-cutting operating methodology, engineers on the team can easily dive into the full range of these projects.

Before joining the Austin, Texas-based database services giant, Gabriel previously worked at Amazon for about five years, leaving with the title of senior manager of artificial intelligence software development and head of engineering for conversational AI, according to his LinkedIn.

While with Amazon, he led “engineering for Alexa AI‘s Conversational AI group” and brought “the best of leading edge research in open domain dialogue and task-oriented dialogue systems to production,” according to his LinkedIn.

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Frank Harris

Salesforce subsidiary Slack hired Frank Harris as vice president of product for the Slack Developer Platform, according to his LinkedIn account. He will lead go-to-market and monetization efforts for the platform.

Before joining the San Francisco-based business communication platform provider, Harris worked at visual collaboration platform provider InVision for more than a year, leaving with the title of vice president of product, platform and growth, according to his LinkedIn.

While at InVision, he “led and managed PM team responsible for all product experiences related to enterprise administrators, internal shared services/APIs, and pricing strategy (including revenue growth and cost-to-serve),” according to his LinkedIn.

He also worked for more than a year at mattress company Casper, leaving in 2020 with the title of vice president of digital product, according to his LinkedIn. He worked at investing company Betterment for more than two years, leaving in 2018 as vice president of product.

Salesforce closed its $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack earlier this year.

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Sam Mathew

DXC Technology hired Sam Mathew last month as vice president and global head of sales for IT outsourcing (ITO) and cloud.

Before joining the Ashburn, Va.-based IT consultancy – No. 4 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 – Mathew previously worked at Wipro for more than 20 years, joining in 2000, according to his LinkedIn.

He left with the title of senior vice president, according to his LinkedIn. While with Wipro – No. 16 on the same CRN list – he managed ”one of Wipro’s fastest growing service lines, Cloud & Infrastructure Services (CIS),” led the Americas CIS business and managed “a P & L of $1.2 billion.”

Other titles he held at Wipro include vice president and global head of sales, matured markets, global infrastructure services; general manager of total outsourcing for the Americas and Europe and practice head for global IT outsourcing for North America, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining Wipro, Mathew worked at Xerox for about four years, leaving in 2000 with the title of key account manager, according to his LinkedIn account.

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Puneet Lakhanpal 

Puneet Lakhanpal joined Snowflake in November, taking the title of field chief technology officer for data science, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the Bozeman, Mont.-based data warehousing company, Lakhanpal worked at Insight for more than a year, leaving with the title of regional principal, according to his LinkedIn.

He served as the “SoCal and PHX Regional Principal, focused on generating revenue for Consulting Services, Professional Services, Residency and Managed Services,” according to his LinkedIn.

He previously worked for about two years at Trace3 – No. 41 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500. He left in 2020 with the title of senior data architect, according to his LinkedIn.

During his time with Trace3, Lakhanpal designed “solution proposals and LOEs for cloud analytics including BI, machine learning, IoT and Multi-Cloud analytics” and drove “the effort to implement internal POCs around end-to-end data analytical pipelines with Azure and AWS cloud foundation teams for driving faster cloud analytics adoption and projects,” according to his LinkedIn.

Before Trace3, Lakhanpal worked at Citi for about two years, leaving in 2018 with the title of vice president of strategic data solutions, according to his LinkedIn.

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Dan Lohrmann 

Dan Lohrmann joined Presidio in November as field chief information security officer leading the public sector advisory, according to his LinkedIn.

In his new role with the New York-based global systems integrator – No. 22 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 – Lohrmann “guides public sector clients, ensuring Presidio’s cybersecurity and IT products meet government’s security requirements and risk management standards” and “supports public and private sector clients in developing strategic and tactical plans and ensuring people, process and technology solutions work together to deploy effective solutions,” according to his LinkedIn.

Lohrmann previously worked at Security Mentor for more than seven years, leaving with the title of chief strategist and chief security officer. He also worked for the state of Michigan for more than 17 years, leaving in 2014 with the title of chief security officer, according to his LinkedIn. He also co-authored the book “Cyber Mayday and the Day After.”

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Janae Bennett 

IBM hired Janae Bennett last month as vice president of digital sales development global, according to her LinkedIn.

Before joining the Armonk, N.Y.-based tech giant, Bennett previously worked at Citrix for more than 11 years, leaving with the title of director of sales development and commercial inside sales.

“I‘ve built multiple teams from scratch, developed managers, and lead teams to record-breaking sales quarters and years,” she posted on LinkedIn. She started at Citrix in 2009.

Before joining Citrix, Bennet worked at Hotwire Communications for about a year. She left with the title of account manager, according to her LinkedIn.

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Mike Lange 

Mike Lange joined Intel Corp. last month as vice president and general manager of supply chain IT, according to his LinkedIn.

He describes himself on LinkedIn as a “seasoned technology and operations executive with 20+ years of strategic leadership and enterprise transformation experience” with an “expert background in Information Technology, Supply Chain management, Demand and Supply Planning, Order Fulfillment and Sales Operations management.”

Lange joined the Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturer after more than 20 years with Micron Technology. His most recent role at Micron was vice president of enterprise applications, according to his LinkedIn. He joined Micron in 2000 as an e-business strategist.

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Cisco Sanchez  

Qualcomm hired Cisco Sanchez in November as senior vice president and chief information officer, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the San Diego-based semiconductor manufacturer, Sanchez worked at FedEx for more than 20 years, leaving with the title of senior vice president of ground IT systems, according to his LinkedIn.

In this role he was “responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the FedEx Ground IT group in Pittsburgh” and he worked “closely with others to understand and identify ways to solve business needs with the right technology while supporting the growth opportunities at FedEx Ground and FedEx Corporation,” according to his LinkedIn.

In a previous role as vice president of enterprise foundational services, Sanchez “was responsible for the organization’s Information Technology functions on a day-to-day basis and application development for the Enterprise Foundational Services & Enterprise Business Services for the FedEx Organization” and “built common reusable components that are resilient and scalable across multiple datacenters,” according to his LinkedIn.

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Miriam Daniel 

Google hired Miriam Daniel last month as vice president and general manager of geo Maps experiences at Google, according to her LinkedIn.

In this role, she “leads the teams responsible for Google‘s iconic Maps app experience and catalyzing positive social and environmental impact at scale using Google’s geospatial technologies and understanding of the real world,” according to her LinkedIn.

Daniel joined the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant from Amazon, where she worked for more than seven years, according to her LinkedIn. She left Amazon with the title of vice president of Echo and Alexa devices.

She previously worked at Intel Corp. for about 14 years, leaving in 2014 with the title of director of innovation strategy and product management, according to her LinkedIn. During her time with Intel, she was “at the forefront of several consumer tech transformations at Intel, from the first unwired laptops to Intel’s first mobile devices.”

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Sanika Goleria 

In November, Sanika Goleria joined Databricks as vice president of global sales operations, according to her LinkedIn.

Before joining the San Francisco-based data engineering company, Goleria worked at Salesforce for more than six years, leaving with the title of vice president of strategy and operations for the Americas verticals and marketing cloud, according to her LinkedIn.

She also worked as senior director of go-to-market planning and execution while at Salesforce. She was responsible for “territory planning for all Distribution at Salesforce,” according to the company. Her team’s goal was to “simplify and standardize repeatable (processes) that allow the organization to grow and scale.”

She also worked at biotechnology company Amgen for about six years, according to her LinkedIn. Goleria left Amgen in 2011 with the title of senior manager.

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Eric Erston 

Dynatrace hired Eric Erston in November as senior vice president of global sales, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the Waltham, Mass.-based application performance monitoring company, Erston worked at low-code application development platform provider Mendix for about four years, leaving with the title of chief revenue officer, according to his LinkedIn.

Before Mendix, Erston worked at Rapid7 for less than a year, leaving in 2017 with the title of senior vice president of sales. Siemens acquired Mendix in 2018 for $730 million.

He worked at energy transformation company EnerNOC for about two years, leaving in 2016 as senior vice president of global sales, according to his LinkedIn.

While with EnerNOC – which was bought by Enel Group in 2017 for more than $300 million and is now known as Enel X – he “led the Sales and Go to Market teams carrying direct responsibility for EnerNOC‘s Global Revenue Generation” and “managed distinct teams across all 3 International theaters who target Enterprise Accounts, Utilities, Grid Operators, Mid-Market Accounts, Channel Partners and Strategic Alliances.”

Erston also worked at RSA for about 13 years, leaving in 2014 with the title of vice president of sales and go-to-market for risk and identity management. While with RSA, he was “responsible for Worldwide Sales, Pre-sales, Alliances, and Go to Market for Archer GRC and Aveksa Identity Access Management solutions,” according to his LinkedIn.

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Jeremy Hartman 

In November, Cloudflare hired Jeremy Hartman as senior vice president of production engineering, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the San Francisco-based infrastructure security company, Hartman worked at Salesforce for more than five years, leaving with the title of senior vice president of infrastructure engineering, according to LinkedIn.

While with Salesforce, Hartman worked on a team that was “designing, building, and operating one of the largest cloud-services footprints on the planet, in both 1st and 3rd party infrastructure substrates” and “focused on representing infrastructure as code, automation strategies, and managing hybrid implementations to create consistent and predictable outcomes,” according to his LinkedIn.

Hartman previously worked at financial services company Blispay for more than four years, leaving in 2019 with the title of technical adviser, according to LinkedIn. He also worked for about a year at home improvement financing company Dividend Solar, leaving in 2016 with the title of vice president of technical operations.

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Cassandra Whobrey 

VMware hired Cassandra Whobrey last month as its vice president of strategy, planning and operations, according to her LinkedIn account.

Whobrey joined the Palo Alto, Calif.-based cloud and virtualization company after nine years with Microsoft, according to her LinkedIn. She left Microsoft with the title of chief of staff for Azure. She was “responsible for rhythm of business, reporting, budget and headcount, onboarding and learning programs.”

She previously worked at banking software company Temenos for a year, leaving in 2012 as global marketing vice president, according to LinkedIn.

At Tremenos, Whobrey led a ”global team of 30 managing a multi-million dollar budget, exceeding lead generation targets and perception targets, delivering 300% increase in social presence” and “instantiated metrics and systems to measure and deliver ROI,” according to her LinkedIn.

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Bernie Mikula Jr.  

General Datatech (GDT) hired Bernie Mikula Jr. last month as vice president of sales for its Eastern division, with a focus on expanding the solution provider’s presence in the region, according to his LinkedIn account.

Dallas-based GDT is a member of CRN’s 2021 Managed Service Provider 500 and No. 96 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500.

Mikula became the first U.S. CEO of Dimension Data in 1999 after the company acquired his value added reseller company The Re/Com Group, according to his LinkedIn. He co-founded Re/Com in 1996. The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) bought Dimension Data in 2010.

He rejoined Dimension Data in 2012 “to help rebuild the Business and Brand in strategic geographic territories,” according to his LinkedIn. He left parent company NTT with the title of vice president of sales.

During his time away from Dimension Data and NTT, Mikula served as a CEO at Go2 Communications, leaving the company in 2006.

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Stefan Voss

N-able Technologies hired Stefan Voss last month in the newly created role of vice president of product management, according to a company statement.

With N-able – the Canada-based, publicly traded spin off of SolarWinds’ managed services business – Voss “will help drive the data protection business in a growing market segment with tremendous upside,” according to the company.

He joined N-Able after 18 years with EMC and Dell Technologies. Dell bought EMC in 2016 for $67 billion. 

Voss left Dell with the title of senior director of product management and chief product officer of cyber recovery and data protection. During his time with Dell, he led “the Product Management team for Dell Data Protection Software (SaaS and standalone) – driving the product strategy for a $500M+ business with over 8,000 customers,” according to his LinkedIn.

He joined EMC in 2003, according to his LinkedIn. He previously worked at Raytheon Technologies for about four years, leaving with the title of manager of product marketing and competitive intelligence.

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JD Helms 

Cameyo hired JD Helms as senior vice president of global sales and channel in November, according to his LinkedIn.

Helms joined the Cary, N.C.-based, channel-focused application virtualization company – a finalist in CRN’s 2021 Tech Innovator Awards – after about a year with ControlUp. He left the digital employee experience management company with the title of vice president of channel and alliance, according to his LinkedIn.

Before ControlUp, Helms worked at CloudJumper for four years, leaving as the company’s president in 2020 when it was acquired by NetApp.

Helms worked at nGenx Corp. for more than two years, leaving the hosted virtual desktop company in 2016 with the title of president, according to his LinkedIn. Rob Casselman

Rob Casselman joined Zscaler in November as vice president of solutions consulting, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the San Jose-based information security company, Casselman worked at Cisco for about eight years. In a post on LinkedIn, Casselman said he played a role in “helping to build the foundation for Cisco Meraki and then launching the cross architecture specialist team.”

While with Meraki, he served as vice president of sales and senior director of worldwide systems engineering, according to his LinkedIn.

Prior to Cisco, Casselman worked at Accenture for more than eight years, according to his LinkedIn. He left Accenture in 2014 with the title of senior manager and worked in the network-enabled solutions group.

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Venky Veeraraghavan 

DataRobot hired Venky Veeraraghavan last month as senior vice president of product management, according to his LinkedIn.

Before Veeraraghavan joined the Boston-based artificial intelligence cloud platform provider, he worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years, according to his LinkedIn.

He left Microsoft with the title of vice president of product management. In this role, he led “the product management team for Azure Cognitive Services, a portfolio of AI enabled Cloud and container services that help our customers build solutions enhanced with AI,” according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining Microsoft, Veeraraghavan worked at business services company Trilogy for about six years, leaving in 2001 with the title of Trilogy India director.

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Adam Gross 

Adam Gross joined Elastic in November as vice president of global sales development, according to his LinkedIn account.

Gross joined the Mountain View, Calif.-based data search company after working at AI search company Yext for more than five years, according to his LinkedIn. He left Yext with the title of vice president of growth.

He previously worked at LinkedIn for more than four years, leaving in 2016 with the title of global performance consultant for sales development. During his time with LinkedIn, he worked in LinkedIn’s high growth segment, where he was “charged with the opportunity to double down on the relationships with some of our fastest growing customers,” according to his LinkedIn.

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Dean Edwards 

Ingram Micro hired Dean Edwards in November as its vice president of global sourcing, according to his LinkedIn account.

Before joining the Irvine, Calif.-based IT products distributor, Edwards worked at clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. for about six years, leaving with the title of vice president of global strategic sourcing, corporate real estate and facilities. At Levi Strauss, Edwards was “part of the transformation team that turned the company around ultimately leading to a successful IPO in 2019” and “Reduced S, G&A costs by over $650 million allowing reinvestment to regain market share and improve profitability,” according to his LinkedIn.

Edwards previously worked at Yahoo for about three years, leaving in 2014 with the title of vice president of global operations. During this time, he “supported Yahoo in restructuring and pivoting its’ business to improve its market value” and “built a program and the capabilities to address third party costs delivering annual incremental reductions of over $70 million a year,” according to his LinkedIn.

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Riya Shanmugam 

New Relic hired Riya Shanmugam last month as group vice president of global alliances and channels, according to her LinkedIn account.

Before joining the San Francisco-based observability platform provider, Shanmugam worked at Adobe for more than two years, leaving the company with the title of senior director of global customer and partner strategy, adoption and success, according to her LinkedIn.

During her time with Adobe, she was “responsible for all customer-related aspects of Experience Manager business within the Engineering organization reporting to the VP of Engineering,” according to her LinkedIn. She would “drive Experience Manager revenue through Product/Engineering prioritization based on data from the field, partners, and customers” and “lead a cohort program for customer migrations, partnering with Product, Consulting services.”

She previously worked at Google for more than two years, leaving in 2019 with the title head of customer engineering for Google Cloud, according to her LinkedIn. During her time with Google, her team was “responsible for building solid partnerships with our most strategic customers to ensure the success of their business,” and she would make “recommendations on partner/customer integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms, and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution providing best practices & thought leadership to customers.”

Shanmugam worked at IBM for more than five years, leaving in 2016 with the title of senior technical adviser for IBM Cloud, according to her LinkedIn.

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Matthew McNulty 

In November, Matthew McNulty joined Boston-based managed service provider ECI, formerly known as Eze Castle Integration, as chief revenue officer, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining Boston-based ECI – No. 171 on the CRN 2021 Solution Provider 500 – McNulty worked at cybersecurity company Ironscales for more than a year, leaving with the title of senior vice president of global sales.

At Ironscales, he was “responsible for leading all revenue functions globally” and created and executed “strategies and growth plans for our direct and indirect sales teams, and all supporting functions,” according to LinkedIn. He “restructured the global revenue team (SMB, Enterprise, Channel, Renewals) and supporting functions (Sales Engineering, Sales Enablement, Sales Operations) to allow for focused execution.”

He worked for more than a year at cybersecurity company KnowBe4, leaving in 2020 with the title of senior vice president of international sales. At KnowBe4, McNulty was “responsible for leading the growth of all international markets by driving new revenue and ensuring client retention” and “led the creation and implementation of strategies to address SMB and Enterprise customers as well as strategic re-seller and distribution relationships,” according to his LinkedIn account.

ECI acquired MSP Alphaserve Technologies in 2020.

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Ravi Puri 

In November, Ravi Puri joined Capgemini as executive vice president of the chief portfolio office, according to his LinkedIn account.

Before joining the Paris-based consultancy – No. 7 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 – Puri worked for more than three years at The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT), according to his LinkedIn. He left NTT with the title of senior vice president, chief growth and portfolio officer of digital.

In this role, Puri was part of the team “responsible for growing our digital, cloud transformation and application services businesses (SAP, ServiceNow, Oracle, Salesforce, Amazon, Google Cloud, Azure) within a $110+ Billion Global Fortune 500 Company by driving sustained and positive business outcomes, working closely with the Analyst community and performing due diligence and integration of strategic acquisitions,” according to his LinkedIn.

Puri previously worked at Accenture for more than two years, leaving the company in 2018 with the title of global senior managing director for digital. He also worked at DXC Technology for about three years, leaving in 2016 with the title of global senior vice president and general manager of digital and cloud transformation consulting.

At DXC, Puri led and managed “a global multi-billion dollar industry focused, solutions centric and offering-specific business consulting organization encompassing Digital, Cloud, On-Premise, Hybrid and the ‘Internet of Things’ in close collaboration with our technology, software and hardware solutions Partners (IBM, HP, Oracle, Workday, SalesForce, SAP, ServiceNow, MS),” according to his LinkedIn.

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Chris DeLisa 

Chris DeLisa joined TD Synnex – the recent merger of distributors Tech Data and Synnex – in November as vice president of global talent acquisition, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the company – which has headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., and Fremont, Calif. – DeLisa worked at Arrow Electronics for more than four years, leaving with the title of senior global human resources director for talent acquisition.

During his time with Arrow, he led a “redesign of TA function from an outsourced model to in-house team” and was “responsible for enterprise-wide talent acquisition operations for over 3000 hires per year,” according to his LinkedIn.

He previously worked at multifamily real estate company Griffis Residential for less than a year, leaving in 2017 with the title of talent acquisition director, according to his LinkedIn.

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Christopher Pfaff 

EPAM Systems hired Christopher Pfaff in November as chief technology officer of Microsoft Azure, according to his LinkedIn.

Before joining the Newtown, Pa.-based IT consultant – No. 23 on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 – Pfaff worked at Microsoft for more than two years, leaving the company with the title of chief architect for infrastructure and application development, according to his LinkedIn.

Pfaff previously worked at Amazon Web Services for more than four years, leaving in 2019 with the title of senior architect of cloud infrastructure and development operations, according to his LinkedIn.

He also worked at Dell EMC for about two years, leaving in 2015 with the title of virtualization architect lead for global professional services, according to his LinkedIn.

 

 

 
 
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