Xsigo Appoints Karen Willem as CFO

Xsigo Systems, a provider of data centre I/O virtualisation, has hired Karen Willem as chief financial officer (CFO). Willem will oversee Xsigo’s finance, human resources, legal and facilities operations. She is a veteran of the technology industry, with more than 25 years of experience in finance, sales, and general management.

Prior to Xsigo, Willem was CFO and executive vice president (EVP) of Openwave Systems, a publicly traded software company in the mobile and messaging space. Before that, she served as executive vice president and CFO of Cassatt Corporation, a utility computing software start-up she co-founded. She also served as CFO and senior vice president (SVP) of Brio Software (now Oracle), where she led a highly successful initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent merger with Sqribe Technologies.

Willem’s other leadership roles have included president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Viewcentral, and executive sales and finance positions at Network General, Gupta, Avantek (now Agilent), and Ford Motor Company. She holds a BS degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh.


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