Cloud People in the News This Week (July 27, 2012)

Velti Names Former Microsoft Veteran as Chief Revenue Officer

Velti announced the addition of Harry Patz as Chief Revenue Officer to the Velti Executive team. Patz joins Velti after 20 years of experience at Microsoft Corporation, where he most recently served as Vice President of the Communications Sector North America for Mobile, Media Video, Cloud and Enterprise. As CRO at Velti, Patz will be responsible for driving the revenue strategy and operations in North America.

GraphOn Corporation Appoints Sam M. Auriemma to the Board of Directors

GraphOn Corporation announced that the company has appointed Sam M. Auriemma to its board of directors. Auriemma is a financial executive with over 30 years of senior-level experience at a variety of technology companies. He has been responsible for over 25 acquisitions and divestitures with combined cash considerations in excess of $1.5 billion. Most recently he held the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer at MSC Software.

Alert Logic Names Paul Marvin Chief Financial Officer

Alert Logic announced the appointment of Paul Marvin as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). In this position, Marvin will be responsible for all of the company’s financial, accounting and human resources operations.

DataCore Software Appoints Steve Houck to Newly Created Chief Operating Officer Role

DataCore Software announced the appointment of its first Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve Houck. The new position was created to organize and drive DataCore’s rapid growth and market leadership in storage virtualization. Houck is a highly regarded veteran in virtualization, flash storage, cloud computing and data center technologies. His previous roles included vice president of worldwide channels for VMware, along with various global sales leadership posts at EMC Corporation. Houck has also held executive posts for global field sales and go-to-market strategy development at start-up ventures focused on cloud computing and flash storage, with the most recent executive role at Astute Networks, an innovative SSD technology company.