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internetnews.com: Novell Top-Level Shuffle Not a Surprise

Jun 23, 2006, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Novell was on its way. At the company's Brainshare event two years ago, then CEO Jack Messman took the stage and triumphantly declared that 'Novell is back.' Turns out Messman was wrong.

"Messman and his CFO Joseph S. Tibbetts Jr. were ousted this morning from their positions at Novell. President Ronald W. Hovsepian is the new CEO and board member effective immediately. Dana C. Russell, vice president of finance and corporate controller at Novell, will serve as interim CFO.

"The move did not surprise analysts contacted by internetnews.com and may well serve as a new beginning for a company that has been striving to re-invent itself in the Linux era..."

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