CA Technologies appoints Michael P. Gregoire as chief executive officer

Infotech Lead America: IT and software veteran Michael P. Gregoire has been appointed the new chief executive officer of CA Technologies.

CA Technologies appoints Michael P. Gregoire as chief executive officer

Gregoire also was elected to the CA Technologies Board of Directors.

He will succeed William E. McCracken, 70, who has served as CA Technologies chief executive officer since January, 2010 and who is retiring effective March 31, 2013. McCracken also will leave the CA Technologies Board of Directors effective January 7, 2013.

Most recently, Gregoire was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Taleo Corp., a cloud-based talent management software company. Before joining Taleo, Gregoire spent four years at PeopleSoft, a provider of software solutions for human resource management, financial management, supply chain, customer relationship management and enterprise performance management. Gregoire also spent 12 years at EDS Corp in multiple senior positions.

“I accepted the position because I believe CA Technologies has a compelling value proposition, a strong reputation and a growing relevance for customers, software engineering, and partners,” Gregoire said.  “It is clear that CA Technologies is well-positioned to lead the industry as companies find it more critical than ever to manage and secure their IT environments in the cloud and efficiently provide business services that enable them to win in the marketplace.”

“We are very pleased to have hired someone of Mike Gregoire’s caliber,” said Arthur Weinbach, chairman of the Board of Directors, CA Technologies. “He clearly stood out in the field of candidates we considered, bringing to CA Technologies a compelling track record of success, leadership skills, operating expertise and software industry vision. We expect CA Technologies employees, customers and partners to benefit from his leadership, years of experience in the software industry and customer focus.”

Gregoire will relocate to the New York area. McCracken will continue to lead the company until Gregoire joins on January 7, 2013. He will assist Gregoire in the transition until his retirement on March 31, 2013.

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