Personnel and staffing
» Executive search firm Hodge/Niederer/Cariani/Lindsay hired Dennis P. Joyce to lead the firm’s consumer practice. He was president of AgraQuest Inc. and EVP and CFO at Robert Mondavi.
» Hamilton Family Center appointed Elizabeth Stokes executive director. She has been with Hamilton for more than eight years.
» DecisionView Inc. appointed Rene Pharisien as VP of worldwide sales. He was SVP of worldwide sales at Kintera.
» GreenRoad Technologies Inc. appointed Eric Shishko SVP, insurance business. He was EVP of worldwide business development andinternational sales for DriveCam Inc.
» Stion hired Vineet Dharmadhikari as SVP of engineering and COO. He was VP-general manager for the metrology department at KL-Tencor.
» Codexis Inc. named Bill Rothwell and Dennis Wolf to its board of directors. Rothwell is VP of innovation and chemicals technology, Shell Global Solutions, while Wolf is EVP and CFO for MySWL.
» Ultra Clean Technology named David Savage president and COO. He was CEO of Litel Instruments Inc.
» Cataphora Inc. appointed Steve Downs as COO. He held management positions at Retail Expansion Network Inc. and with the Bar Association in San Francisco.
» Emergence Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, named Matt Holleran as an entrepreneur-in-residence. He led the AppExchange partner ecosystem at Salesforce.com.
» Depomed Inc. added James A. Schoeneck to its board of directors. Schoeneck is CEO for BrainCells Inc.
» Synosia Therapeutics appointed Antony Blanc as chief business officer. He created and led the biopharmaceuticals business unit at Syngenta.
» Del Monte Foods Company named Sharon L. McCollam to its board of directors. She is EVP, COO and CFO for Williams-Sonoma Inc.
» Panther Expedited Services Inc. announced Linda Frankel as territory manager for the Bay Area. She was market development manager for Kitty Hawk.
» Knowledge Networks/SRI hired Thomas Maguire as VP for Yellow Pages products. He was most recently with Innovectra.
— Staff reports