Monday, 11 January 2016 14:12

Blue Coat appoints Nick Noviello as CFO

Nick Novellio, Blue Coat Systems Nick Novellio, Blue Coat Systems

Enterprise security vendor Blue Coat Systems has appointed former NetApp CFO Nick Noviello as its Chief Financial Officer.

Noviello replaces Gregg Hampton who led the Blue Coat financial, manufacturing and order administration organisations through the last three years, including the acquisition by Bain Capital.

Hampton will continue in a strategic role at Blue Coat as senior vice president, business operations, and will assist Noviello in the transition.

Noviello will report directly to Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat, and will be responsible for leading the company’s finance, information technology (IT), human resources, manufacturing, and supply chain teams.

Noviello has over 20 years of leadership experience in financial and operational roles. At NetApp, which he joined in 2008 and was CFO for the last four years, he led a finance and operations team of more than 1,500 professionals.  

Prior to joining NetApp, Noviello spent eight years at Honeywell International.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Nick to the Blue Coat team,” said Clark.

“Nick’s financial leadership experience in large public companies will be invaluable to us. His experience across both technology and the traditional industries of our customers makes him an extraordinary fit for Blue Coat today and our aggressive plans for the future. I have no doubt that he is going to have a significant and immediate impact on the company, as well as serve the strategic long-term objectives of our investors.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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