palmOne Names Andrew Brown as New CFO

palmOne has announced the appointment of Andrew J. Brown as the company's chief financial officer. Brown reports to Todd Bradley, palmOne chief executive officer, and is responsible for finance and accounting, investor relations, corporate development and information technology.

Brown, 45, is the former chief financial officer at Legato Systems, Inc., a storage-solutions provider that was acquired by EMC Corporation in October 2003. At Legato, he was part of a new management team that rebuilt the company. Prior to Legato, he was the vice president and chief financial officer at Adaptec Inc., where he helped drive company performance during periods of rapid growth.

"Andy's credentials and proven record as a high-tech CFO make him an excellent addition to the palmOne management team," Bradley said. "We're confident his depth of experience will help palmOne scale its business to capture the excellent growth and profitability potential in the handheld- computing and communications solutions industry."

Brown replaces Judy Bruner, who left to join SanDisk Corp. as executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer. Philippe Morali, who held much of Bruner's former role in the interim, will resume his former responsibilities.Brown holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Ill.) and is on the board of directors of Peregrine Systems.

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RhinoSteve @ 12/29/2004 1:52:26 PM #
Enjoy the party!
RE: Welcome!
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 4:57:04 PM #
How golden is that parachute?

Is he also a professional chef?

The_Voice_of_Reason @ 12/29/2004 5:42:07 PM #
On today's menu: Cooked Books™!

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RE: Is he also a professional chef?
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 6:16:54 PM #

Why use a fincance guy for information technolog???

Tamog @ 12/30/2004 6:39:26 AM #
If I understand thisbn right, the IT department is from now on under a finance guy. This is crazy when you ask me-the evelopers should always be led by another developer, by an enthusiast of the platform, by someone who understands the customers AND the technology...
In addition, staff fluctuation/regular staff changes usually are a sign of the company not going as good as it should!
I don't want to call on Palm1-bashing here, but that is just how it looks for me.
Best Regards
Tam Hanna

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