CHRO Moves this week include:
|Rocket Software||Grant Thornton LLP||Akamai Technologies, Inc.|
|Amyris, Inc.||Cox Virginia|
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Rocket Software announced that Richard Morgan has joined as vice president human resources. Early in his career, Morgan was an initial member of the HR team at Lotus Development Corporation. From 2004 until 2013 Dick worked for Dassault Systemes, first as VP HR at SolidWorks and more recently VP HR for Dassault Systemes Americas Corporation.
Grant Thornton LLP announced that Pamela Harless has joined as the firm’s chief human resources officer. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Harless ran her own human capital management consulting firm. Previously, she spent more than eight years at Capgemini in a variety of talent management and human resources roles, including as vice president of North America People and HR leader. She also served as the chief operations officer of Lucernex Technologies.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) announced the appointment of James (Jim) Gemmell as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Gemmell most recently held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Cisco Systems. Mr. Gemmell’s tenure at Cisco included serving as Vice President, Human Resources. He also held HR leadership roles within the engineering and sales organizations, in corporate compensation, and in key geographic regions, including Cisco India. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Gemmell held HR leadership positions at AlliedSignal, Mobil Oil Corporation, and General Electric.
Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) announced that Karen D. Rohde has joined the Company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, Karen Rohde was Senior Vice President Human Resources for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. (HGST). Prior to HGST, Rohde was Senior Vice President Human Resources & Chief Talent Officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc. Rohde began her career in Finance at Mobil Oil Corporation.
Cox Communications recently named Vonya Alleyne as Vice President, Human Resources for Cox Virginia. Alleyne joined Cox in 2007 as Director of Human Resources for Cox’s Northern Virginia operation. In 2010, she took on a focused senior leadership role as statewide Human Resources Director for recruitment and retention. Since September 2012, Alleyne has served as acting and then Interim Vice President of Human Resources. Alleyne has more than 15 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Cox, she held various human resources roles in the retail, government contracting and telecommunications industries.