The Good Search Recruits Vice President of Product Management
For Immediate Release
The Good Search announces the successful completion of an executive search for a Vice President of Product Management. The search was conducted for VASCO, a global leader in cybersecurity with two-factor authentication, transaction data signing, document e-signature and identity management solutions.
Westport, CT: The Good Search has recruited Roger Wigenstam to serve as VASCO’s new Vice President of Product Management. The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area. The technology search firm is considered a leading executive recruiter and headhunter of executives in cybersecurity.
Mr. Wigenstam leads product worldwide and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. He is a product leader with nearly 20 years of experience leading product strategy, product management, architecture, and engineering efforts. Mr. Wigenstam has a successful track record of bringing unique and innovative solutions to the market.
“Roger is an identity management product visionary”, said The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. “He not only built Oracle’s identity and access solution, but he found a way to integrate it seamlessly across the Oracle platform.”
Prior to joining VASCO, Roger was the Vice President of Product Management and a member of the executive team for security startup, NextLabs. There, he drove the company’s strategy and cloud solution efforts. Before NextLabs, he led product management and technology development teams at Oracle for more than a decade. While at Oracle, Mr. Wigenstam was responsible for responsibility for the company’s cloud-based identity and access solutions, API gateway technologies, and core security platform. Mr. Wigenstam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in System Analysis & Design from the University of Karlstad.
About The Good Search
The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area. The retained search firm specializes in technology recruiting and has done extensive work in the cybersecurity. The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to startups backed by top-tier venture capital firms. The Good Search has innovated a next-generation executive search firm model that delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed; eliminates the conflict of interest of percentage-based retainers; and also hands over the research — something traditional executive search firms never do. Founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist, The Good Search outperforms traditional retained executive search firms by making search smarter. For more information, see https://tgsus.com and the latest videos of The Good Search.
VASCO is a global leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions to the digital market. VASCO develops next-generation technologies that enable more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries. VASCO held clients in financial, enterprise, government, healthcare and other segments. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO® solutions to protect online, mobile and ATM channels. VASCO’s solutions combine to form a powerful trust platform. The products empower businesses by incorporating identity, fraud prevention, electronic signatures, mobile application protection and risk analysis.
The Good Search Recruits Vice President of Technology
For Immediate Release
The Good Search, a leading retained executive search firm in the greater New York City area, announces the successful completion of an executive search for High 5 Games (H5G), an industry leader in social casino games.
Westport, CT: The Good Search has recruited Sony Online Entertainment’s Head of Studio in Austin and Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson to serve as the H5G’s new Vice President of Technology. The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area and a leading executive recruiter and headhunter of top leadership talent in technology, including the games industry vertical. (For other executive search news, see details on our successful completion of a recent Vice President of Product Management engagement in cybersecurity.)
“Lorin is a rare gaming industry luminary,” said The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. “He not only built Sony’s MMO platform, he went on to head SOE’s Austin studio and devised the hugely successful strategy that transformed a subscription MMO into a wildly popular Free-to-Play (F2P) game.”
Mr. Jameson arrives at H5G with an impressive and extensive background in management, production, and technology, starting with his first career as a nuclear physicist. After receiving his BS in Physics from the University of Washington, Mr. Jameson analyzed novel fusion systems under the guidance of renowned physicist Robert Bussard. He soon transitioned into the gaming industry, where he has spent upwards of the last 20 years.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lorin into High 5 Games,” said Chief Operating Officer Med Nadooshan, “Lorin has demonstrated the ability to lead large high-achieving teams throughout his career, and we believe he is a perfect fit for High 5 Games during this exciting time of growth.”
Starting at Kesmai, an early developer of online games, Mr. Jameson worked on the pioneering Air Warrior, an early MMO that was one of the first 3D online games ever created. Mr. Jameson eventually formed his own company, Lodestone Games, where he developed games and technology for companies that include Sony, MMOs DC Universe Online and Star Wars Galaxies. Mr. Jameson formulated the strategy and led the development of the hugely successful conversion of DC Universe Online. He took it from a pure subscription title to a hybrid free-to-play model, resulting in one million new registered accounts in the first week and continued outstanding growth. At High 5 Games, Mr. Jameson will oversee the engineering, QA, and game development divisions.
“I want to make sure High 5 Games continues to develop technologies that work well together and are highly scalable,” said Jameson. “I’m very excited to be joining such a dynamic company as it aggressively pursues new markets in both the real-money and social and mobile environments.”
About The Good Search
The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area that specializes in the games industry. The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives in media & technology for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to leading startups backed by top-tier venture capital firms. The Good Search a next-generation retained search firm that delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed. In doing so, the firm eliminates the conflict of interest of percentage-based retainers and also hands over the research — something traditional executive search firms never do. Founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist, The Good Search outperforms traditional retained executive search firms by making search smarter. For more information, see https://tgsus.com and the latest videos of The Good Search.
About High 5 Games
Developing for the land-based, online, social, and mobile markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1995 with offices in New York and New Jersey, H5G is responsible for many of the casino industry’s most successful video-reel slot machine games. The company’s social product High 5 Casino is one of the best-performing casinos on Facebook, with more than 1.5 million active players and approximately 500,000 daily active users. For more information, see https://www.high5games.com.
Recruited: Intel Corporation Vice President and Director of Research
The Good Search has successfully recruited David Tennenhouse to Intel Corporation for the role of Vice President and Director of Research. Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue.
At Intel Corporation, Dr. Tennenhouse is responsible for innovating an “open collaborative” approach to corporate research. His role at Intel Corporation, in part, is based on his earlier work as DARPA’s Chief Scientist and Director of its Information Technology Office. At both DARPA and Intel, he has been involved in the strategic planning and execution of programs related to a wide range of technologies, including networking, wireless communications, computer architecture, distributed computing, machine learning, search, data mining, image processing, robotics, MEMs, healthcare, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.
Dr. Tennenhouse is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is currently Director of Alverix, Inc., the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the International Computer Sciences Institute (ICSI). He is also an advisor to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and to the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. He has held academic appointments at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in the Sloan School of Management. Dr. Tennenhouse holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained his Ph.D. at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.
Dr. David Tennenhouse successfully served at Intel as the head of research for 7 years. He now serves as Chief Research Officer at VMware in Palo Alto, California.
Recruited: Cappex.com Director of Conversion
The Good Search has successfully recruited Shawna Harris to Cappex.com for the role of Director Conversion and Analytics. In her new role at Cappex.com, Ms Harris is responsible for driving traffic to the website and converting visitors into members.
Prior roles include Analytics Director at Omnicom Media Group where Ms. Harris was responsible for day-to-day analytics for the online media analytics for HP and their 4 business units. Before Omnicom, she was a Senior Consultant at Neo@Ogilvy, Business Intelligence and Product Manager at DoubleClick Performics, Business Intelligence and Business Analyst at Orbitz.com, Workforce Analyst at Allstate Insurance, Retail Business Specialist at McCain Foods, and Data Investigation and Analyst at Information Resources. Ms. Harris studied at Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science, 1999.
Cappex.com is a comprehensive college search and scholarship portal that helps students and parents make college decisions. In addition to more than 3,000 college profiles with student reviews and college admission prediction tools like the What Are My Chances® Calculator, Cappex.com also allows parents and students to find their match from thousands of scholarships offered by companies and organizations around the U.S. Cappex.com also provides $11 billion in scholarships offered by the colleges themselves.
Recruited: Microsoft Corporation Principal Architect
The Good Search successfully recruited Wojtek Kozaczynski to the role of Microsoft Corporation Principal Architect for the Patterns and Practices Group. In his role at Microsoft Corporation, he is currently focusing on the development of the Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit at Microsoft Corporation. He is also working with the tools groups on defining and development of guidance automation tools.
Since placing Wojtek, he has advanced to the role of principal developer in the Windows Server Cloud Infrastructure group at Microsoft, where he has been acting as the architect of the Standards-based Windows Management Infrastructure. For the last couple of years he has been focusing on the Windows Server monitoring and diagnostics, as a critical part of that infrastructure.
Before joining Microsoft Corporation, Wojtek held a number of positions in the areas of development of enterprise software, software tools and software-related research at Rational Software, System Software Associates, Andersen Consulting and University of Illinois in Chicago. Wojtek’s areas of interests include software architectures, software reuse, software process, and software development automation. He has a PhD in information and decision sciences from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland and more than 30 journal and conference publications. He has coauthored a book and contributed to another book.
About Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
Recruited: AOL Director Product Marketing
The Good Search has successfully recruited Cathy Peterson to the role of Director of Web 2.0 Marketing and Director, Brand Marketing at AOL, LLC in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. She is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for subscription based safety and computing services as well as establishing and managing marketing programs of the CNET partnership.
Since Placing Ms. Paterson, she has advanced to the role of Principal Marketing Manager responsible for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) at AOL in the Paid Services division. In this role, she is responsible for managing the in-house paid and organic search program for new customer acquisitions and member retention. She is also the business owner for the AOL Lifestore e-commerce site’s blog.
Previously, she was Senior Director of Marketing at Primus Telecommunications where she directed all marketing and sales initiatives for the Lingo.com e-commerce Web site and VoIP phone service. In addition, she developed and implemented the strategy for a $20M integrated, e-marketing program consisting of online media, search, affiliates, e-tail, partners, and email campaigns that produced over 125K subscribers and $30M in revenues. Cathy studied a Ohio State University with a BBA in Marketing.
AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as “Aol.” but commonly pronounced as an initialism) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.
AOL Director Member Marketing & Campaign Strategy
The Good Search successfully recruited Ms. Genean Jones to AOL for the role of Director, Member Marketing & Campaign Strategy. As AOL Director of Member Marketing, she leads a team of marketing managers to deliver the company’s first operational member segmentation strategy.
Before joining AOL, Ms. Jones was Senior Manager, Marketing and Channel Development at Nextel Communications and Account Executive at ACS. Ms. Jones is a marketing executive with extensive experience in marketing strategy, segmentation, channel/field marketing, marcomm, and database marketing. She specializes in e-commerce, online/offline marketing, B2C & B2B targeting, and go-to-market planning & execution. Ms. Jones received a BBA Business with a Minor in Marketing and an MBA in Management at Strayer University,2006 – 2008.
Ms. Jones earned a B.A. in business administration and an M.B.A., with a concentration in management, from Strayer University.
AOL Inc. previously known as America Online, is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites. The company’s business spans digital distribution of content, products, and services, which it offers to consumers, publishers, and advertisers. Spun off from Time Warner in 2009, AOL has been reinventing itself as a brand company under the guidance of CEO Tim Armstrong, creating and acquiring a range of content properties. Major acquisitions include the purchase of technology news blog TechCrunch and the purchase of The Huffington Post.
Comverse Group President Global Sales
The Good Search has successfully recruited Urban Gillström to the newly created position of Group President, Comverse Global Sales. Mr. Gillström comes to Comverse from Ericsson, where he served in a number of senior management positions over the last 15 years, including President of the Ericsson Enterprise business unit, President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), and as a member of the Multimedia business unit’s management team since its inception in January 2007 at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Prior to his appointment as President of Sony Ericsson USA in March 2003, Urban held several positions within the telecommunications company Ericsson, Sony Ericsson’s Sweden-based parent company, and the largest supplier of mobile systems in the world. He served as President for Central America and the Caribbean, with Headquarters based in Mexico for one year and Costa Rica for two years. His previous experience includes serving as Vice President of Ericsson in Singapore. Before Urban worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Mobile Systems division of Ericsson covering the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions. He has also served as Scandinavian Sales and Marketing Director for LSC Consulting AB, and Managing Director of Inter Marketing AB, a company he co-founded.
Urban graduated in 1991 from the Linköping Institute of Technology with a Master’s of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering, specializing in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Marketing. Urban also has a background as technical officer in the Swedish defense industry and the Swedish Army. He is a member of the board of the CTIA Wireless Foundation and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. Urban is based at Sony Ericsson’s U.S. offices located in Research Triangle Park in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Comverse is a leading provider of telecom business enablement solutions that support service innovation and smart monetization through a rich portfolio of BSS, Data Management and Monetization, Digital Services, Value Added Services, IP Communications and Professional Services. Comverse’s extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. The company’s innovative product portfolio enables communication service providers to unleash the value of the network for their customers by making their networks smarter. Comverse’s solutions support flexible delivery models, including on-site, cloud, hosted and managed services.
Zambeel Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
The Good Search successfully recruited Karl Schubert to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zambeel, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his new role at Zambeel, Mr. Schurbert is responsible for leading and driving technology, engineering teams, and operations teams to produce the first and subsequent product releases for the world’s first Enterprise-class Network Attached Storage subsystem. Zambeel received some $66 million in funding with the backing of top tier venture capital firms including Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Prior to joining Zambeel, Schubert was vice president and chief technical officer for Dell. Before joining Dell, he was a senior manager with IBM for fourteen years. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, an M.S. in Engineering at the University of Kentucky, a Ph.D. in Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. (2010)
Zambeel was a network-attached storage (NAS) start-up in Fremont, California It was founded in September 1999 and backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), raising $66 million in funding.
Google Assistant Treasurer
The Good Search has successfully recruited Tony Altobelli as Assistant Treasurer at Google. In his role, he lead sand manages a large team of highly skilled finance and investment professionals that carry out a sophisticated and world class Global Treasury strategy. In addition, he serves as Head of the global Portfolio Management Group. In that role, he developed the winning investment strategy and built a world class global investment portfolio management organization and investment platform to efficiently manage and optimize the investment returns on Google’s growing cash balances. Other responsibilities include Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Capital Structure, Derivatives hedging Strategies, Debt Management & Debt Capital Markets, Commercial Paper Program, Financing Strategies, Strategic Investments, Structured Transactions, Investment Banking Relationships and Rating Agencies relationships.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Altobelli was Treasury Manager Capital Markets at Hewlett-Packard where he focused on debt capital markets, debt financing, interest rate risk management, share repurchase strategies, tax-structured strategies, capital structure policy, dividend policy, cash repatriation strategies, and SOX implementation. Before that, Mr. Altobelli was Treasury Manager – Foreign Exchange Risk Management at Hewlett-Packard, and Senior Financial Analyst – Corporate Finance at HP.
Mr Altobelli has a Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University,1991 – 1996, an MBA Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business,1989 – 1991, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, 1982-1986.
Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world