EMC, which specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations, has appointed several executives to its global leadership team.
EMC has appointed Tom Severson as CFO. Previously, Severson served as CFO for Paxson Communications Inc.; American Media Inc.; The Nicklaus Companies, and Myxer Inc. In addition, he was chief accounting officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and started his career as a CPA in the audit department of KPMG. He brings more than 20 years of experience in business operations in relation to executing complex transactions, including $3.2 billion in acquisitions, $5.4 billion in raising public capital, a $145 million corporate sale, and raising $25 million in early stage venture capital.
John Finney recently joined EMC as chief commercial officer (CCO). Finney was a founding employee and CCO at O3b Networks with a broad range of responsibilities. He also served as regional managing director of Ciena, running the company’s Northern Europe and CIS operations. Before Ciena, he was a global business unit leader at Alcatel-Lucent. At Huawei, he was the first European employee responsible for the company’s entry and growth strategies.
Bill Madden also has joined EMC as senior vice president of product development. Bringing more than 25 years of software engineering experience, Madden previously served as executive vice president of engineering for Myxer Inc., where his team created and supported a destination for mobile content and entertainment. He also was an early employee of Citrix Systems Inc., and held positions at IBM and Vericept Corp.