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Lori Cook, the long-time channel chief at
Software, has left the Houston, Texas-based company.

BMC confirmed Cook’s
departure, but had no details on the circumstances. Calls to Cook for comment
were not returned.

Cook has served as vice president of
worldwide channels and professional services for more than three years.
Previously, she held several channel and sales positions at

IBM. She has more than a
quarter-century experience in the channel and IT industry.

Recognized as one of the most powerful women
and influential executives in the channel, Cook is credited with revamping the

BMC channel program. Under
her direction, she opened advance training and certification to partners. She
was also criticized for her stringent performance expectations and for
downsizing channel ranks.