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LinuxPR: Dell Veteran Joins Atipa Executive Team To Spearhead Business Development

Mar 31, 2000, 17:13 (0 Talkback[s])

"Atipa Linux Solutions, a leading developer of Linux solutions based in Kansas City, Missouri, further strengthened its executive management team with the appointment of Francine Segars to lead the company's business development and strategic alliance activities. The appointment brings a former Dell veteran with extensive skills and experience in developing strategic technology relationships to Atipa's management team."

"Segars joins Atipa as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development. She has 17 years of experience in all aspects of technology transfer, including negotiation and development of strategic technology contracts and agreements, software and hardware licensing and distribution, and alliance development and management. Segars will have global responsibility for building Atipa's growing network of partnerships and alliances."

"Prior to joining Atipa, Segars was Strategic Commodity Manager--Software at Dell where she negotiated and managed Dell's portfolio of software licensing and distribution agreements, including Linux agreements with Red Hat, LinuxCare, and Turbolinux. Segars also managed strategic supplier relationships and helped lead efforts to optimize software acquisitions. Prior to Dell, she held management positions in technology acquisitions in software and hardware at Texaco, and in litigation at Shell Oil company. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College."

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