Cisco Systems Appoints Allergan Chair/CEO to its Board of Directors
Cisco Systems appointed Brenton L. Saunders, 47, Chairman, CEO and President of Allergan, to its Board of Directors. He was a co-founder of Health Care Compliance Association in 1995. He has significant healthcare industry expertise and led various business transformations and integrations.
Activision Blizzard Goes Through Board Changes; Appoints Directors from Consumer and Media Domain
Activision Blizzard elected Hendrik J. Hartong III, 47, and Casey Wasserman, 41, as new board members. Richard Sarnoff, 57, resigned from the Company's Board. Hartong is the chairman and CEO of Brynwood Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the consumer products sector. Hartong joined Brynwood Partners in 2004 as a managing partner, after the firm's divestiture of one of its portfolio companies, Lincoln Snacks Company, a food products company. He was the president and CEO of Lincoln Snacks until 2004. Prior to joining Lincoln Snacks, he held various sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility with Baskin Robbins USA and Nestlé USA.
Microsoft’s New Corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Biz Leaves Amazon Board
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian, 44, has quit the board of Amazon.com about a year and a half after joining. He has now joined Microsoft as Corporate VP for its Interactive Entertainment Business. Krikorian is the founder of id8 Group Holdings, a technology consulting and incubation firm, where he has served as CEO. He was the co-founder of Sling Media, a digital television technology company that was acquired by EchoStar Holding in 2007, and served as its Chairman and CEO.
F5 Networks Appoints Two Industry Vets to Board
F5 Networks named Sandra Bergeron, 54, and Steve Smith, 55, to its board of directors. Ms. Bergeron is an experienced technology industry executive with a national reputation as an expert on computer security matters. Mr. Smith is CEO, President, and member of the board of Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company.