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Bay Area Tech Wire -- Dec. 1

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Dec. 01, 2014
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San Jose-Based Fenox VC Launches $200M Fund for Bangladesh Tech
Both Thanksgiving and Black Friday Surpass $1 Billion in Online Spending
Santa Clara-Based Infoblox Names Jesper Andersen as New CEO
Sunnyvale-Based Trimble Acquires Ireland's Nexala
o San Jose-Based Powervation Names Rick Santos as CFO
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o San Jose-Based Fenox VC Launches $200M Fund for Bangladesh Tech

San Jose, Calif. -- Fenox VC, a San Jose-based venture capital firm focused on technology, said on Monday it has launched a new $200 million fund to invest in Bangladesh's technology, Internet and media sectors. It marks the first time a VC firm from Silicon Valley has launched business operations in Bangladesh. Anis Uzzaman, the co-founder and CEO of Fenox, said the nation's tech sector has "tremendous potential," and that his firm hopes to promote "the advanced practices of Silicon Valley to Bangladeshi entrepreneurs." Concurrent with the move, Shameem Ahsan, an angel investor and president of the Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS), has been named a general partner. 

o Both Thanksgiving and Black Friday Surpass $1 Billion in Online Spending

Reston, Va. -- For the first time ever, both Thanksgiving and Black Friday saw more than $1 billion in e-commerce sales in the U.S., according to new figures from comScore. The digital audience measurement firm said that Thanksgiving online spending grew 32% from a year ago to $1.01 billion, while Black Friday sales rose 26% to $1.51 billion. "Thanksgiving and Black Friday both saw exceptionally strong online growth rates," said Gian Fulgoni, comScore's chairman emeritus. "The strength we saw in the early online buying rush likely reflects a few things, including overall health in consumer spending, responsiveness to the strong deals being offered online, and perhaps some shoppers opting to stay home on Thanksgiving rather than head out to the stores that opened their doors early." For the holiday season-to-date, $22.7 billion has been spent online, a 15% increase over the same period a year ago. 

o Santa Clara-Based Infoblox Names Jesper Andersen as New CEO

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Six months after its president and CEO announced plans to step down, Santa Clara-Based Infoblox, a developer of network control technology, has named a successor. The company has hired Jesper Andersen to succeed Robert Thomas, who has led the company for a decade. Thomas will remain with the company for about four months to assist with the transition. Andersen most recently spent five years at Cisco Systems, serving in a number of different roles, including senior vice president of network management. He earlier also served as the senior vice president of application strategy at Oracle.

o Sunnyvale-Based Trimble Acquires Ireland's Nexala

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Looking to expand its role in the rail transport industry, Sunnyvale-based Trimble, a developer of software aimed at making field and mobile workers more productive, said on Monday it has acquired Ireland-based Nexala. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nexala's software tools are designed to manage the lifecycle of rail transport vehicles from operation through maintenance and repair. "Many of the largest railways in the world rely on Trimble solutions to plan, build and maintain their track and structures," said Ron Bisio, the general manager of Trimble's Railway Solutions business. "With the addition of Nexala, we also offer rail vehicle lifecycle management solutions for passenger and freight train operators." 

o San Jose-Based Powervation Names Rick Santos as CFO

San Jose, Calif. -- Powervation, the Irish developer of a digital power platform with major operations in San Jose, on Monday named Rick Santos as its vice president and CFO. Santos most recently served as the vice president and CFO of Validity Sensors, which was acquired by Synaptics a year ago. He also has held CFO and senior financial management positions at Intel, VxTel, Exar and Fundamental Software. Powervation earlier this year raised $5.5 million in a round of funding that included investments from SEP, Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy Ventures and Semtech. 

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(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Citrix on Monday named Geir Ramleth as its senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Ramleth previously served as the senior vice president and chief information officer of Bechtel, and also has been the president and CEO of Genuity. 

(Milpitas, Calif.) Milpitas-based SanDisk, the flash memory storage giant, on Monday named Mark Brazeal as its senior vice president and chief legal officer. Brazeal spent the past 14 years at Broadcom, where he most recently served as senior vice president and senior deputy general counsel. 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Imatchative, a tech startup focused on data aggregation and analysis, behavioral psychology and algorithms, on Monday named David Walker as its senior vice president of operations. Walker has more than three decades of Federal Reserve experience in both domestic and international financial institution supervision.

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> Chief Information Officer - Washoe County, Nevada

Reporting to the Assistant County Manager, the CIO will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Technology Services Department and provide guidance and support to the Information Technology Advisory Committee. As the Department Director, the CIO will oversee a staff of 75 employees in deploying, utilizing, and leveraging information technology to enhance productivity, broaden the capabilities, and reduce the operating costs of Washoe County government. A Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible management experience managing IT services is required. Salary range is $109,886 to $142,834 DOQ plus excellent executive benefits. Detailed brochure available at Confidential inquiries to (916) 630-4900. Send cover letter, resume, and current compensation to  prior to December 5, 2014.

> IT Services Department Manager, Turlock Irrigation District

Nestled between the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada and the greater Bay Area, the Chief Financial Officer for the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is conducting a national search to find an experienced Information Technology Services Department Manager. Ideal candidates will be highly skilled technology professionals. The successful candidate must have a proven and verifiable track record with providing technology solutions for leveraging existing systems and transitioning TID to a more integrated, contemporary, state-of-the-art technology organization with significantly improved technology applications to support all aspects of the public utilities administrative (finance, personnel, customer billing, and customer service) and operational needs. A Bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of progressive experience with at least three (3) years of management experience required. Salary to $151,434. Interested candidate should email their resume and compelling cover letter to This position is open until filled; First review of resumes will begin 12/5/14. Detailed brochure available at Confidential inquires to Robert Burg at 916/630-4900.

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Current Analysis is seeking to recruit a Senior Analyst to join the Consumer Services US team contributing to Current Analysis' existing capabilities and coverage in the US mobile, fixed and converged providers of consumer’s services. The ideal candidate will have exceptional knowledge of the key US wireless players, service portfolios and strategies, with strong knowledge in the following areas: Mobile data, WiFi calling, carrier-OTT partnerships, the MVNO competitive landscape and emerging innovation in the areas of carrier-branded VAS. Qualified candidates should have relevant market knowledge as well as a proven ability to analyze companies their services portfolios and corporate marketing positions. 5+ years professional experience as an analyst, technical writer, journalist, marketing or product management in IT, telecoms or related fields. Experience in tracking and analyzing Consumer Services in the US. Proven written, verbal and interpersonal skills in English required. Proven public event and/or sales presentation experience. Effective prioritization and time management skills. Able to work independently from home office and travel moderately within the US. Bachelor’s Degree required. Current Analysis offers competitive compensation packages and benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(k). We are an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. To learn more about Current Analysis, please visit us at Send resumes to

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Seeking dynamic leader to manage $22.5 million division budget and staff of 75. An exciting civil service career opportunity to match system management expertise to improve client’s quality of life and customer experience through technology. Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years of increasingly responsible experience with at least 3 years of management experience is required. Salary range up to $174,382 plus outstanding benefits and retirement. Detailed brochure available at Confidential inquires welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Apply online at

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