Onyx nets IBM man for president and COO

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Onyx Software has scooped an IBM executive for its president and chief operating officer - tapping the talents of a recognized international player with a distinguished career.

Throughout his 16-year tenure with IBM, Leslie Rechan demonstrated sales success, the agility to launch innovative solutions and generate growth in emerging markets.

Welcoming him, CEO Brent Frei said, “As we continue to expand at a rapid pace, it’s important that we augment the executive team to meet changing demands. Les is a key addition to the team that will lead Onyx through the next stage of growth. He’ll also be responsible for ensuring day-to-day execution and alignment around our key go-to-market strategies.”

Rechan was previously vice president, communications sector, reporting directly to the managers of IBM Asia Pacific and IBM global communications sector. He helped launch new service providers, wireless and digital media solutions, and drove IBM’s strategy, business relationships, market share and offerings. He also ran IBM organizations in Europe and the United States, directing travel and transportation, manufacturing and process, and development and services groups.

“Onyx has created a unique culture that attracts high-performance people dedicated to customer success,” said Rechan. “I see a personal opportunity to be part of a success story and to join a competitive team that intends to win.”

Onyx Software Corp is a global supplier of enterprise-wide, customer-centric eBusiness applications that connect and power a company’s entire world, including customers, partners and sales, marketing and service groups, making total customer and partner information available enterprise-wide. Onyx operates worldwide, with customers including American Express, Broadwing, Commerce One, Credit Suisse, Dreyfus, FirstWorld Communications, Portland Trail Blazers, Prudential Securities and Sierra Health Services.

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