Changing Places: The key job moves

IT services company FrontRange Solutions, has hired John Tabeart as a senior director of its operations in the Emea region. He has worked in IT for 22 years, previously at companies such as Hewlett Packard, BMC Software and DataSynapse. He will be based in the company’s offices in Reading, UK.

• IntraLinks, a company that provides on-demand, online work environments, has named Rob Mullen as its executive vice president of worldwide sales.

Mr Mullen was previously a head of the financial solutions group at Tata Consultancy; before that he was president of business operations at Opera Software, and he worked for eight years at IBM’s financial services division.

• VirtualLogix, which makes technology to virtualise IT, has appointed Bruce Jaffe as its chief financial officer. He will be responsible for all finance, human resources and operations.

Mr Jaffe, a certified accountant, started his career at Price Waterhouse as a senior accountant and most recently worked for five years as vice president and CFO at LogicVision, prior to which he was CFO for Bell Microproducts. His board experience includes outside director positions with three publicly traded companies: Pemstar, Metron Technology and Southwall Technologies.

• GridPoint, a smart grid software company, has hired Michael T. Donohue and Michael Hearney to work in its corporate development group. Mr Donohue, formerly a managing partner in Accenture’s North American utilities practice, will be responsible for co-ordinating the company’s interaction with customers. Mr Hearney, formerly a vice president of global alliances for eMeter, will lead the company’s partnership initiatives.

GridPoint is working with US utilities companies including Austin Energy, Duke Energy and Xcel Energy.

• Jack Boyle, chief executive of IT security company Arbor Networks, is retiring: “I joined Arbor four years ago because I was so impressed by the people, the solutions they were developing, and most importantly, the passion with which they worked,” he said.

“The timing is right for me to now step aside, personally and professionally. Having someone in-house with the skill and experience of Colin Doherty certainly made this an easier decision.”

Mr Doherty, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide sales was appointed CEO by the board in October. He joined Arbor in 2007, having worked in sales and customer service organisations. He was previously president and CEO of Mangrove Systems and he has held global senior management roles in large public corporations, such as Nortel, and in smaller private companies

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