Personnel announcements June 2020
Arsenio Otero becomes Chief Operating Officer at Celonis
Arsenio Otero joins Celonis as chief operating officer (COO) from Salesforce to support the company's expansion.
In his nine years at Salesforce, he had a significant impact on the company's growth rates. With nearly twenty years of experience scaling large, international companies, Otero will focus on growing Celonis' global business to support and further accelerate the company's growth.
In doing so, he will drive go-to-market strategy and operations, demand generation, and key growth programs such as sales enablement and customer success enablement.
"Since the beginning of my career, my goal has been to drive organizational excellence in businesses and develop data-driven operating models that enable companies to reach their full potential"
Arsenio Otero adds.
"So I'm very excited to become part of the Celonis global team."
Otero holds an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MsC in Mining Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
He is married and father of two daughters. He loves sports - especially basketball - as well as traveling and spending time with his family.
In addition, he volunteers in his spare time for various social projects and is also a staunch advocate for gender equality.
Two new faces at Suse
Ivo Totev and Andreas Engel strengthen the Suse team. Both bring extensive experience in the transformation of companies in high-growth phases.
Ivo Totev, a successful IT industry veteran for 25 years, has been appointed Suse's global chief product and marketing officer.
Totev is responsible for and defines clear, user-centric product strategies that help customers realize new visions for their businesses.
In addition, he will use creative marketing strategies to deepen customer loyalty. Prior to joining Suse, Totev was President of Line of Business Marketing at SAP.
Andreas Engel joins the leadership team with 20 years of experience in leadership management and building and transforming high-performance sales organizations.
As Vice President EMEA Central, he manages the regional business in Central Europe. He is responsible for the Suse business as well as market and sales strategies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Engel was previously at Microsoft, where as Director Sales Excellence and Strategy Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, he was successfully responsible for the transition to cloud and new solution offerings.
Andreas Engel says about his new position:
"SAP is a strong partner and customer of Suse, and together we look back on nearly 20 years of innovation.
This is how joint customers realize business success through open source innovation with measurable added value."
SAP Extends Contract of CFO Luka Mucic
Luka Mucic, SAP's Chief Financial Officer, will remain on the Executive Board for another five years. His contract has been extended until the end of March 2026.
The 48-year-old CFO has been a member of SAP's Executive Board since July 2014 and, as CFO, is responsible, among other things, for the company's finance and administrative areas.
He started his career at SAP in 1996 in the legal department. Mucic holds a joint executive MBA degree from Mannheim Business School and ESSEC Paris as well as a first state law degree from the University of Heidelberg.
He also passed the second state law examination. Due to his experience and his aplomb, he enjoys a high reputation in the SAP community.
"Luka Mucic is an experienced financial expert who is highly respected and trusted within the Group and by customers"
said Professor Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP.
"Especially at the moment, the results of his work strengthen customers' confidence in SAP and in the protection of their investments. With his extension, we are sending a clear signal of stability in uncertain times."
Jürgen Stauber heads DACH region at Rackspace
Jürgen Stauber has been appointed General Manager (GM) DACH by Rackspace. His role includes positioning Rackspace as the emerging player in the region.
Among other things, the company has set itself the goal of becoming the leading managed services provider in the area of SAP on Cloud.
With Stauber, Rackspace is putting an ambitious and experienced decision-maker with enthusiasm for cloud technology at the helm: he has more than 30 years of experience and comes from the IT consulting firm DXC Technology, where he was Director Industries.
He brings deep knowledge of digital transformation, expertise with managed services, and growth success in an ever-changing business space.
"The exponential growth of cloud technology in the DACH region means that having access to the right support and managed services is critical"
says Jürgen Stauber.
"And here, it's clearly the competence and expertise that matter, not the size of the provider.
Rackspace is positioned to accelerate the value of the cloud for customers in the region to ensure their transformation supports fundamental business needs."
Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO takes the helm
Chip Childers, formerly chief technology officer of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, now holds the role of executive director.
Current CEO Abby Kearns is moving to Puppet, where she will assume the role of chief technology officer.
"We as a foundation are turning over a new leaf: Sharpening the profiles of our Technical Contributors, putting more emphasis on community benefits, and redefining the Cloud Foundry platform as a Kubernetes environment for enterprise developers"
"Abby has done a great job leading the foundation through a time of massive change and growth in the cloud-native world.
Her skills were instrumental in building Cloud Foundry. The Cloud Foundry Foundation thanks her for her strong leadership over the years."
Abby Kearns says of her successor:
"We have accomplished a lot together for Cloud Foundry over the past few years. I am leaving the organization in the best possible hands.
Chip was the foundation's first employee and has been its CTO for more than four years. There's really no one in the world better qualified than him for this job."