Syspro USA has named Dawna Olsen as chief marketing officer, a newly created position. Olsen was most recently senior director of corporate marketing for Epicor, a position she had held from April 2014 until taking the position with Syspro last month.
ACL Services has hired Brendan Quigley as CFO. Quigley was most recently CFO SVP of financial planning and analysis for Sage North America. Quigley spent six years with Sage on this continent in executive finance roles and held his last job there from 2016. ACL, which makes audit and financial risk software, said Quigley will "direct the company's corporate finance and risk management functions, and support the Senior Leadership Team by developing and executing on strategic business goals."
Microsoft has chosen a veteran of its operations in India to head marketing for Dynamics on this continent. Hitu Chawla started as director of marketing for Dynamics in North America in September. Chawla had worked with Microsoft India since January 2006.
Oracle has extended its tender offer to purchase NetSuite. The offer was originally scheduled to expire on October but the date has been pushed to November. This deal hit a roadblock when T. Rowe Price said it would not tender its shares. And in its announcement of the extension, Oracle made it clear the new deal is make-or-break."
The problems with fires started by overheated batteries in the Samsung Galaxy 7 have gotten out of hand with replacement batteries now catching fire. It's so bad that when I took out my Galaxy at the airport, two TSA guards seized me and wrestled me to the ground. To make matters worse, I paid for the device from my secret Wells Fargo account while I was driving around in my VW diesel wagon.