People Moves: Xerox, Facebook, Amazon, More
Xerox has appointed Carol Zierhoffer as CIO. She also will serve as a vice president. She was previously vice president and global information officer at ITT Corp. She also spent 20 years in senior executive roles at Northrop Grumman Corp. Catalina Marketing Corp. named John Miles executive vice president and CIO. Miles comes from Dell, where he served as CIO for its global commercial and consumer businesses. Brown Shoe Co. has announced the addition of Mark Schmitt as CIO. Schmitt has served in various IT roles at Express Scripts and Anheuser-Busch InBev. RLI Corp., a specialty insurance company, has promoted vice president and CIO Carol Denzer to vice president, underwriting, Contrac Pac. That’s a product RLI gained through its recent acquisition of CBIC. Murali Natarajan has also been promoted to vice president of IT. Specialty property and casualty carrier OneBeacon has named Scott McClintock as senior vice president and CIO. McClintock comes from Arch Insurance, where he held the same titles. Pet Hartman, a senior vice president and deputy CIO, succeeds McClintock as Arch's top technology officer. Farmers & Merchants Bank has named Ken Nagel to be CIO and senior vice president of IT services. He comes from Union Bank, where he was senior vice president and integrated banking CIO. Bank of the West says Kirsten Garen has joined the company as executive vice president and CIO. She previously worked for Visa, where she was the head of global distributed technology. Q2ebanking, which provides electronic banking technology to community financial institutions, hired Jay McLaughlin as chief security officer and senior vice president of data center operations. McLaughlin comes from CNLBank, where he was was senior vice president and CIO. Web and application development firm Adage Technologies named Russ Klitchman as director of operations. He was previously project director at communications services provider Leo Burnett Group. Amazon's acquisition of shopping startup Quorus brings co-founders Michael Dougherty and Sameer Rayachoti into its fold. The two previously worked at real-estate startups Redfin and Zillow. Senior software engineer Peter Abrahamsen also has changed his LinkedIn profile to show his employer as Amazon. Groupon's acquisition of Campfire Labs brings its team on board: CEO Naveen Koorakula and his wife and co-founder Sakina Arsiwala, Sebastian Heycke and Shruti Challa. Koorakula formerly was with Yahoo, Inktomi and Powerset and was the founder of search technology company Picch. Arsiwala for five years was head of international for YouTube and for two years was product lead for Google’s international search and search quality. On LinkedIn, Koorakula lists his new position as director of Groupon Social. Joyce Tang is now a product specialist at Facebook. She previously was a team lead. Apple has hired Todd Teresi, vice president of Adobe's media solutions group, to run its mobile-advertising unit, iAd. Tom LaRocca, a 12-year veteran at Hewlett-Packard, has joined Oracle as vice president of worldwide product strategy and alliances. He was vice president of marketing and strategy in HP's Solution Partners Organization. Fiserv, which provides financial services technology, has announced these executive appointments: Shawn Donovan joins as senior vice president and chief sales officer; Steve Tait will assume a new role as group president of international operations and Tom Warsop will assume a newly created role as group president, distribution and sales. CrossCom National, a provider of retail voice, point-of-sale and data solutions, has named Martin Pond as vice president of operations. Philip W. Steitz, has joined e-commerce platform vendor Rearden Commerce as chief architect. He joined the Rearden board in May 2011 and is a former technology officer at Barclaycard and American Express. RBM Technologies, which provides in-store visual merchandising technology, has named Dan Wittner as executive vice president and chief operating officer. It also promoted Neil Cook to chief engineer. He will lead the development team for RBM’s flagship product, Visual Merchandising Manager. Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of legal technologies, data recovery and information management products and services, has appointed Dean Hager president and CEO. Acting President Joel Vogel will assume the role of senior vice president of legal technologies, and senior executive Greg Olson will become senior vice president of data recovery and software. Software vendor SAS has hired: Eric Leach asnow senior project manager. He previously was senior IT project manager at PPD . Jose Elias Calderon is project manager. He was team manager at Betsson. Dennis Toomey is insurance fraud solutions architect. He comes from LexisNexis, where he was national account executive. Sprint is combining its consumer and business sales efforts under Paget Alves, chief sales officer, and Bill Malloy, chief marketing officer. Matt Carter, who already runs the wholesale and emerging solutions unit, will head the machine-to-machine business. As part of the reorganization, four execs are leaving: Robert H. Johnson, president of the consumer unit; Danny Bowman, president of integrated solutions; John Carney, senior vice president of consumer marketing; and Chris Rogers, senior vice president of corporate development and spectrum. The changes go into effect in early February. Dell has named Steve Felice to be president and chief commercial officer, overseeing all its sales and marketing efforts. He previously was president of consumer and small- and-midsize business sales. Paul Bell, who ran sales to large businesses and governments, will retire in March.