C-Suite October 2007

By Staff Report

Nov. 8, 2007

People moving into key executive positions

Gary E. Knell has been appointed to the board of directors of Heidrick & Struggles. Knell is president and CEO of Sesame Workshop. Previously, he was managing director of Manager Media International.

Scott Watson has been named Midwest sales director at E.A. Dion Inc. Prior to his appointment, Watson was vice president of sales at Berman Leather.

Clare Williams has been named senior vice president of Asia operations at Primacy Relocation. Prior to her appointment, Williams was vice president of operations at another relocation company.

Vincent Belliveau has been named general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Cornerstone OnDemand. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Belliveau served as the northeast Europe director of IBM’s master data management.

Andrea R. Bortner has been named vice president of talent management at Harris Corp. Bortner was director of talent management at the company since 2005. Prior to Harris, she was a consultant for executive coaching at Insight Into Action Inc.

Bill McDermott has been named executive vice president of corporate markets at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. Most recently McDermott was executive vice president of large corporate market retirement services at Fidelity Employer Services Co. He has spent the past 11 years in various divisions of Fidelity Investments.

Bruce Lachenauer has been named lead at Spencer Stuart. Lachenauer joined Spencer Stuart in 2002. Most recently, he led the firm’s global computing systems and semiconductor practices.

Steve Mele has been appointed chief human resources officer at Watson Wyatt. He comes to Watson Wyatt from Mercer, where he was chief people and technology officer. Before that, Mele held various senior-level human resources positions at Prudential International, Standard Chartered Bank, Clearstream and Schlumberger.

Sarah Pitt has been named corporate human resources officer at Forcht Group of Kentucky. Most recently, Pitt was deputy director/director of human resources for the Council of State Governments. Before that, she was associate director of human resources at the University of Kentucky.

Rami Branitzky has been named North American managing director at SAP. Branitzky has been senior vice president at SAP since 2006.

Don Ramer has been appointed learning track leader at Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow.

Andy Cox has been named head of the global benefits consulting business at Hewitt Associates. Cox has been with Hewitt for 17 years in various consulting and leadership positions.

Dean Jacobson has been named vice president of alliances at Cornerstone OnDemand. Before joining Cornerstone, he was vice president of sales and partner development at WageWorks.

David Hofrichter has been named lead consultant of the executive compensation practice at Hewitt Associates. Before joining Hewitt, he was national compensation leader at Buck Consultants.

Randy Wada has been named chief diversity officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Aon Corp. Most recently he was CEO of Aon Japan.

Michael Lavington has been named COO of Gevity. Most recently he was director at Gevity.

Barbara Levin has been named senior vice president of marketing and customer community at Enwisen. Prior to joining Enwisen, she was president of Barbara Levin Associates.

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