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Informatica Names Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:10

Informatica, the world’s number one independent software provider focused on delivering transformative innovation for the future of all things data, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anil Chakravarthy as chief executive officer for Informatica, according to a company press release.

Grant Thornton Audit Partner Mike Santay named to chair AICPA Auditing Standards Board

Grant Thornton LLP’s National Partner for Auditing Standards, Mike Santay, has been elected to chair the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), according to a Business Wire press release.

Santay began serving as chair at the Auditing Standards Board meeting on January 12, 2016.

Former eBay CMO Robert Chatwani Joins Jivox’s Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:32

Jivox, provider of the leading platform for data-driven advertising and marketing, today announced it has appointed former eBay marketing executive Robert Chatwani to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Following a successful marketing career spanning more than a decade at eBay, most recently serving as chief marketing officer for eBay North America, Chatwani is currently chief revenue and marketing officer at Teespring, a leading social commerce platform.

Guidance for Evaluating M&A Transactions

The American Bar Association recently released its 2015 Private Target Deal Points Study. The biennial study summarizes key terms from publicly-available agreements involving the acquisition of a privately-held target by a publicly-held buyer. The 2015 study analyzed 117 deals that closed in 2014 with transaction values ranging from $50 million to $500 million.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, Veteran Footwear Industry Exec Mike Harrison Join OOFOS

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:35

OOFOS, LLC, the pioneer of insanely comfortable recovery footwear that “Make YOO Feel Better,” today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors, appointing T-Mobile USA President and CEO John Legere and former Timberland senior executive Mike Harrison as its new members, according to a Business Wire press release.

Francisco J. Sánchez joins Suniva’s Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:32

Suniva, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, announced that former Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Francisco Sánchez, has joined Suniva’s Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

WISeKey Brings Former Microsoft’s Worldwide Senior Director for Public Private Alliances to its Advisory Committee

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:29

WISeKey, a Swiss based cyber security company, today announces that Joice Fernandes, former Microsoft’s Worldwide Senior Director for Public Private Alliances, and founder of the Shape the Future program for Microsoft, joined the WISeKey Advisory Committee effective January 2016, according to a Business Wire press release.

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