Novell Cries Wolfe

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-10-25 Email Print this article Print


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Novell has appointed Tim Wolfe as president of Novell Americas and expects him to focus on channel sales.

On Oct. 25, Novell appointed Tim Wolfe as president of Novell Americas. In this position, he'll be responsible for the execution of Novell's strategy across the Americas.

Before this job, Wolfe, who brings nearly three decades of software, technology and consulting leadership experience to the role, most recently held the position of vice president and general manager of Novell's East region in the United States. He is expected to play a key role in Novell's transition to a greater focus on customers and partners in implementing the company's go-to-market strategy.

Wolfe will be replacing Troy Richardson. Richardson, in turn, had become president in late October of 2006. He replaced Susan Heystee, who became vice president and general manager for global strategic alliances. In this position, she oversees Novell's partnerships, and, in particular its Microsoft partnership.

"Tim's promotion comes at an important time for Novell, as we accelerate our shift from a predominantly direct-sales model to a partner-leveraged model," said Tom Francese, Novell's executive vice president of worldwide sales. "Tim is uniquely skilled and experienced to lead the Americas team in pursuit of the opportunities that lie ahead for our customers and partners. Under his leadership, the U.S. East region performed well, with particular success in the financial services and retail sectors. We look to Tim to extend this success widely across the U.S., Latin America and Canada."

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.


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