Intel and Skype Execs Jump Ship; Zynga’s New COO
A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. After 34 years of employment at Intel, Dadi Perlmutter resigned from his position as executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. Once seen as a likely candidate for Intel’s CEO job, he’s credited with the company’s success in the PC and server processor markets. His last day has been set for Feb. 20 of next year, at which point he’ll begin to pursue other opportunities. [Computerworld] Mark Gillett resigned from his position as corporate vice president for Microsoft-owned Skype. Sources claim he has another job lined up, though a new position has not yet been announced. [AllThingsD] Coupons.com named Mir Aamir, former Safeway president of customer loyalty and digital technologies, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As CFO, he succeeds Richard Hornstein, who will continue as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. [CNBC] In the midst of a boycott against its books, Amazon Publishing’s top executive, Larry Kirshbaum, resigned from his position as editorial head of New York and Seattle adult imprints and children's publishing. He will be succeeded by Amazon Publishing Editor-In-Chief Daphne Durham. [GeekWire] Todd Ray joined intranet solutions provider Blue Rooster as executive vice president of strategy. Previously, he was a senior business strategy consultant for Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Group. Before that, he was a senior client manager at Groove Networks. [GeekWire] Mobile payment startup Clinkle named former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy chief operating officer. Most recently, he was an executive advisor to Technology Crossover Ventures. He’s also served on the board of a number of Silicon Valley companies, including Chegg, Eventbrite, Wealthfront and Pandora. [TechCrunch] Clive Downie stepped down from his position as CEO for DeNA West, the western division of a Japan-based social-mobile company, after holding the title for under a year. He will join Zynga as chief operating officer and will be succeeded by DeNA West CFO Shintaro Asako. [AllThingsD] Advertising platform provider Nativo named Oded Cohen senior vice president of engineering. Previously, he was vice president of engineering at Digital Generation. [Dice News] Greg Clayman accepted a position as general manager of audience networks at Vimeo. Previously, he was executive vice president and general manager of digital strategy and business development at News Corp. [Bloomberg] Chinese venture capitalist Hans Tung joined GGV Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on the U.S. and China, as a partner. He brings over 18 years of experience in Internet startups and tech investment banking, and has led investments in multiple startups that have gone on to become industry leaders including Xiaomi, Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, Forgame and more. He’ll be based in Silicon Valley, but will commute between the U.S. and China frequently. [Dice News] Sherpa, a combined startup studio and VC fund, appointed former BabyCenter CEO Tina Sharkey to be chief executive of Sherpa Foundry, the startup studio branch of the company. [All Things D] Silicon Valley-based ad targeting startup Drawbridge hired Kate Burns as VP EMEA. The former Google UK director and AOL EU CEO will be based in London, leading expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa. [TechCrunch] Healthcare Analytics firm QualMetrix appointed Christian Ilie to be chief technology officer. He brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare technology, most recently from Visual Intelligence, an analytics company that he co-founded. [Dice News] Do you know of people moving to new jobs inside, or outside, your company? Let us know by emailing email@example.com.