Chief Executive Officer
Vendor Credentialing Service
Rick Pleczko has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Vendor Credentialing Service (VCS). Rick is a successful business builder who over the last few years has served as board member, advisor, and executive mentor to early stage and midlife software companies including EmLogis, Molecule Software, and ITscape. He is also involved in identifying early stage software investment opportunities for Austin Ventures. Before that, Rick was founder, CEO and Chairman of Idera, Inc. a systems and application management software company. Prior roles include executive level marketing roles with NetIQ, Inc., Mission Critical Software, Inc. and Platinum Technology, Inc.
VCS is a leading SaaS provider of vendor credential services for healthcare and vendor companies across the United States. For more information, please visit www.vcsdatabase.com.
Chief Marketing Officer
Zimbra has appointed Olivier Thierry to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Olivier is a dynamic, highly collaborative leader with over 30 years marketing experience across diverse technology concepts ranging from start-ups to later stage corporations. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Pivot3 and before that held that same role at Zenoss, Inc. Prior roles include executive leadership positions with FiveRuns Corporation, NetIQ and Antares Alliance Group.
Zimbra connects people and information with an integrated collaboration suite that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams and social communities. For more information, please visit www.zimbra.com.
President, Digital Marketing Services
Mike DeLuca has been appointed Senior Vice President and President of Digital Marketing Services for Hearst Newspapers. An expert in building high performance teams, Mike most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer at Savored, Inc. (acquired by Groupon in 2012). Previously Mike held the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Yodle, where he continues to serve on their advisory board. Prior roles include executive sales and marketing positions at AOL Local and Yahoo!.
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. www.hearst.com