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Filling a Hole in the Exec Ranks


October 3, 2005 2:57 pm





We announced the hiring today of Tom Francese to head up Novell’s EMEA region. He takes the role Richard Seibt held before leaving Novell in May. Tom’s been based in Europe, heading up IBM’s Software Group in EMEA. He’ll be the lead man in helping Ron Hovsepian transfer the sales model we’ve successsfully deployed in the last year in the U.S. over to EMEA, the plan Jack Messman has outlined in the last several earnings calls. If you look at Tom’s history at IBM, you can see he’s got wads of sales experience, both domestically and in EMEA. We’re excited to have him on board.

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  1. i must say i am a bit surprised that an industry analyst blogger would send you a link to a blog saying what you are doing is interesting, and nobody would respond to me. not exactly conversational? what would Reverend ted say?

  2. By:Bruce Lowry

    Hi James. No slight intended. We appreciate the positive feedback, and the posting on your blog. Thanks again for weighing in with your opinions.

  3. ah thanks Bruce. and there was me thinking i was whistling in the wind. i tend to think completing feedback loops is one of the most important roles of PR/AR. and as anyone that works with me knows i tend to be quite impatient as well… 😉

  4. By:Bruce Lowry

    We’re learning!