Channel veteran Joe Corigliano has become the head of channel recruiting for a VP of global partners and alliances for BI vendor, Targit. And discussions with Targit representatives show that his job is to essentially relaunch a program that previously has not been very channel friendly. Corigliano's experience goes back to the former State of the Art before its purchase by Sage, but after the serfs were freed (in ancient history when the company canned CEO David Samuels).
The last newsletter issue had an item whose headline includes the words, "Son of Stampede." It reported plans for a November GP conference in Fargo, N .D., that were posted on the Inside Dynamics GP blog on Microsoft's website with a date and a call for suggestions for a name. The original post by product manager, Pam Misialek, has disappeared, but another referring to it and a handful of Tweets that were sent suggesting names, were still up. The idea must have gone some distance up the approval ladder from the number of people that had heard about it.
Dan Means, who came up through the business as a reseller for the former SBT Accounting Systems, died at the end of February. His family posted a notice this week on his Facebook page, attributing his death to cardiac tamponade. While known to many from his SBT days, for the last few years, he had sold Xtuple, an open source accounting system and was its top reseller in 2012. He owned Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Next-erpsystem from January 2008. His LinkedIn page says he had implemented more than 50 ERP/manufacturing systems based on the Xtuple/OpenMFG platform and more than 150 on SBT's Pro Series.
Larry Cohn has become co-partner-in-charge of technology at CPA firm Sikich. But the "co" part of the title won't last as the other holder of the title, Jeff Rudolph is retiring at the end of 2014. Rudolph has been at Sikich since September 1998, coming to Sikich via the merger of his business, Intelligent Computer Solutions, with the accounting firm then known as Sikich Gardner. He began ICS in September 1990. Cohn was director of industry solutions at the Naperville Ill.-based CPA firm from August 2012 through December 2013.