C-Suite December, 2006

By Staff Report

Jan. 16, 2007

People moving into key executive positions

Greg Thompson has joined Saba Software as senior director of strategy and product management. Thompson previously was principal consultant at Knowledge Infusion and director of strategy at Oracle. He also worked at PeopleSoft for 10 years in the human capital management, technology and education areas.
Akanksha Malik has been named director of process, quality management and training at RPOworldwide. Prior to her new role, she was responsible for setting up the Center of Excellence for Training Development for a division of Intel India. Before that, she managed the e-learning business practice at QAI India.
Michael Boese has been appointed group vice president of corporate business development at Taleo. Boese most recently was vice president of corporate strategy at SAP. He also has served as vice president of corporate business development at PeopleSoft and held various leadership positions at Quantum Corp. and Oracle
Rene DuBose has joined Wesley, Brown & Bartle Co. as senior vice president and managing director. DuBose served as global human resource director at McGraw-Hill Cos. Prior to this, DuBose was senior HR partner of global industries at IBM. She also served as director of HR at the World Wrestling Federation
Thomas White has joined the Chicago law office of Chapman and Cutler as partner. White comes from the law firm of Schwartz Cooper, where he was a principal of the labor and employment group.
Mel Gadd has been named global vice president of quality at TomorrowNow. Previously Gadd managed customer satisfaction and quality programs at PeopleSoft.
Dan Twing has been appointed COO of Enterprise Management Associates. Prior to joining EMA, Twing was president and CEO of NetDelivery.

James Stewart has been named executive vice president of Kopos & Baker. Stewart has more than 10 years of experience in business development

Henry Janssen has joined F&H Solutions as director of talent management. Prior to joining F&H, Janssen served as project manager at IBM.

Lorraine Hack has joined Heidrick & Struggles as partner. Hack has served as CFO of Fathon and was senior vice president of executive operations for Sesame Workshop. She spent a decade with Viacom n various financial positions. Most recently she was executive director at Russell Reynolds Associates.

Dan Ward has joined SRA as vice president and human capital officer. He was chief architect, organization and transformation design, at EDS.

Jeannie Criddle has joined BeneTrac as regional sales director for the East Bay and Central Valley regions of California. She most recently was sales manager at Opening Technologies.

Marie Avren has joined ERC Dataplus as vice president of client services. Avren’s experience includes serving as project manager in the organizational development and learning center at Yale University.

Jeffrey K. Cordes has been appointed managing director of’s new human capital consulting division. Cordes was president of Human Capital Results and has held positions with IBM, Xpedior, Apropos Technology and NCI.

Bradley Savoy has been named director of strategic development at Bernard Hodes Group. Prior to joining Bernard Hodes, Savoy worked with Taleo as client executive, Bank of America as vice president of staffing and at Andersen as director of recruiting.

Clark D. Handy has been named senior vice president of human resources at Convergys. Handy previously served as vice president of human resources in the global supply chain division and in the global research and development division at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Before Wyeth, Handy held senior management roles at Georgie-Pacific, James River and Hallmark Cards.

Keith Dunnell has joined ZeroChaos as COO.

Edwin C. Hendrick has joined CorVel Corp. as vice president of sales. He was vice president of sales and marketing for USLABS/Esoterix. 

Kurt Dunn and Todd Richman have joined PeopleFilter as regional sales managers. Dunn most recently was vice president of global services at Vurv Technology. Richman served was senior director of professional services at Vurv.

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