• January 4, 2002

People and Promotions

  • On January 4 SPSS Inc., an analytical technology provider, announced the appointment of Brian K. Zanghi as executive vice president and COO. Zanghi's responsibilities include supervision, administration, and coordination of the five division presidents in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the CEO and board of directors. He most recently served as executive vice president and COO for NetGenesis Corp. For more on the appointment, see www.spss.com.

  • Data storage services provider storageNetworks Inc. on January 4 announced that William T. Schleyer resigned from its board of directors to concentrate all of his efforts on his new responsibilities as president and CEO of AT&T Broadband. For more on the board's change, see www.storagenetworks.com.

  • Xevo Corp. appointed Michael Dering as president and CEO. Dering also has been appointed to the company's board of directors. With more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Dering is recognized as a distinguished information technology leader and brings to Xevo expertise in both expanding international operations, as well as domain expertise with software and infrastructure technologies. Dering comes to Xevo from CrossAcess Corp., a multinational venture-funded software infrastructure company, where he served as CEO. Go to www.xevo.com for more information.

  • Swift Rivers Inc., a returns management solutions provider, said Dr. Yossi Sheffi joined the Swift Rivers board of directors. Dr. Sheffi is a professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he serves as director of the Center for Transportation studies and heads up the Logistics Graduate Program. A noted expert in transportation, logistics, supply chain management, and electronic commerce, Dr. Sheffi most recently founded Logistics.com, a leader in the transportation procurement arena. For more on the appointment, see www.swiftrivers.com.

  • Kanisa Inc., a provider of online self-help to the enterprise, appointed of Hrishi Kamat as vice president of customer services. The 14-year veteran of professional services, customer support, and education has held positions at various e-commerce companies, such as eTime Capital, iPlanet, Oracle, and Netscape. Visit www.kanisa.com for more on the appointment.

  • Systems Research and Development (SRD), a developer of strategic software systems, said Flint Richardson has joined the company as chief financial and process officer. The CPA brings more than 13 years of financial and management experience--made up largely by his 10 years at Arthur Andersen--to SRD and will be responsible for legal, finance, and enterprisewide process. For more on the appointment, visit www.srdnet.com.

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