Tech Executive Poaches Top 12 for 2010

1Tech Executive Poaches Top 12 for 2010

Name: David FischerHired By: FacebookLeaving: GoogleIn March Fischer hopped from his former post as vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, where he’d worked since 2002, over to Facebook to lead as the vice president of advertising and global operations.

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Name: Joanne OlsenHired By: OracleLeaving: IBMA 31-year veteran IBMer, Joanne Olsen jumped from the Big Blue ship over to Oracle in June to take a post as senior vice president of on-demand services, a position that has her reporting directly to Larry Ellison.

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Name: Pablo CalameraHired By: ThumbplayLeaving: AppleMost recently a director in Apple’s engineering department, Calamera joined Thumbplay in March as chief technology officer. He will help lead the company’s technological vision as it builds out a music subscription service to compete with iTunes.

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Name: Mark AngelinoHired By: HPLeaving: Salesforce.comWorking at Salesforce for only about a year, Angelino was working at the SaaS vendor as an executive vice president in charge of sales, call center and platform services in North America. He’s now shifted to HP, where he’ll care for $54 billion in enterprise business as the senior vice president of Global Distribution.

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Name: Mike NashHired By: AmazonLeaving: MicrosoftA longtime Microsoftie who helped shape Windows into what it is today and was one of the early executive champions of improving the company’s security strategy, Mike Nash’s greener pastures are over at Amazon, where he’s been tasked with improving the Amazon Kindle since February.

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Name: Charles QuinnHired By: HPLeaving: DellHP stole away Quinn from his post as Dell’s EMEA vice president to help HP build up its own European and Asian business, a position he started up with in August.

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Name: Donald NewellHired By: AMDLeaving: IntelAfter serving as a star engineer for Intel for 16 years, Newell departed in August to the company’s bitter rival AMD, where he’ll act as chief technology officer of the company’s server group.

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Name: Bill VeghteHired By: HPLeaving: MicrosoftMicrosoft is losing Windows executives in droves. In May, HP managed to snag Microsoft’s former Windows business senior vice president, Veghte, to lead the company’s software and solutions business.

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Name: Ted CahallHired By: MicrosoftLeaving: AOLThe years-long exodus from AOL continues, this time featuring a departure from Cahall, who served as chief technology officer and executive vice president as the online business. He took over as Microsoft’s corporate vice president for MSN in August.

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Name: Nancy ReynoldsHired By: Kaspersky LabLeaving: DellKaspersky scored a coup in January when it stole Reynolds away from Dell to run its channel and help build the security vendor’s enterprise customer base.

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Name: Michael CapellasHired By: Virtual Computing Environment coalition (VCE), formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware
Left: HPFormer HP president and Compaq CEO earlier this year headed over to one of HP’s top rivals, a coalition formed by Cisco, EMC, and VMware focused on data center and private cloud deployment.

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Name: John McHughHired By: BrocadeLeft: HPMcHugh is credited with building HP’s ProCurve networking business into a billion dollar one. In March he took all his know-how over to a rival networking company, Brocade.

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