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Management Team

Kathleen Owens President and General Manager—Attachmate  and Novell Business Units
Boris Ivancic Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific—Attachmate, Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE Business Units
Edwin Bowman Vice President and General Manager, Latin America—Attachmate, Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE Business Units
Eric Varness Vice President, Product Management and Marketing—Attachmate and Novell Business Units
Dave Wilkes Vice President, Engineering—Attachmate and Novell Business Units
Jon Hale Vice President, North America Sales—Attachmate and Novell Business Units
Katherine Tate Vice President, Global Sales Operations—Attachmate and Novell Business Units
Norman Rohde Vice President, Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—Attachmate and Novell Business Units


Kathleen Owens
President and General Manager
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

As President and General Manager of the Attachmate Business Unit, Kathleen Owens draws on more than 14 years of direct service and leadership in sales, team management, end-to-end processes and organization. In this role, she guides the company's industry-leading enterprise IT software that helps customers tackle challenges related to leveraging legacy data in new formats from any device, balancing the need for secure file transfer and efficiency, and protecting the organization from internal threats and fraud.

Prior to assuming her duties as president and general manager, Owens was vice president of sales for North America, in charge of the direct sales force, field technical resources and sales-channel partner relationships. Having started her Attachmate career in regional and international sales, she has also served as territory manager and sales director.

In addition to her 14 years with Attachmate, Kathleen has experience in the nonprofit sector and was a transportation coordinator at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Owens holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame

In recent news, Kathleen was named to Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” list for 2013.


Boris Ivancic
Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific
Attachmate, Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE Business Units

Boris Ivancic is responsible for all activities across The Attachmate Group business units (Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE) in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, and Singapore.

Prior to joining The Attachmate Group in 1999, Boris was the sales director in charge of Australia and New Zealand for Lotus Development. He also held various sales and channel management roles with Compaq.

Boris earned an electrical engineering degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


Edwin Bowman
Vice President and General Manager, Latin America
Attachmate, Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE Business Units

Edwin Bowman is responsible for all activities across The Attachmate Group business units (Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE) in Mexico, Central America, and South America. He brings to the position over 20 years of IT experience, along with a strong focus on customers and results.

Prior to joining The Attachmate Group in 1999, Edwin was national sales director for NCR Corporation, where he spent six years.

He holds management, finance, and MBA degrees, as well as a business Spanish certificate, from the University of Cincinnati.


Eric Varness
Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

Eric Varness leads the global product management and global marketing organization team for Attachmate and Novell.

Eric has previously led product management and marketing for Attachmate, a business unit of the Attachmate Group and North America Sales and Global Marketing for Novell. With more than 20 years of technology management experience, Eric's career has included business development, marketing and product management positions at DataChannel and Mosaix.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Washington.


Dave Wilkes
Vice President, Engineering
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

Dave Wilkes is responsible for driving development and innovation efforts at Attachmate and Novell and leads the engineering teams for the organization's product portfolios. Dave has been with Novell since 1991, working in various engineering roles on Novell global brands such as NetWare®, Open Enterprise Server, GroupWise® and ZENworks®. Prior to Attachmate and Novell, he was a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. With a management emphasis on driving product innovation while balancing business imperatives, Dave has successfully led teams through ramping up with near and off-shore sourcing and cross-team collaboration.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Math from Brigham Young University.


Jon Hale
Vice President, North America Sales
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

Jon Hale is in charge of the Attachmate and Novell business units North America sales success and sales teams, including the direct sales force and field technical resources. Jon also manages the sales-channel partner relationships for the Attachmate business unit.

Jon has significant experience in leading and mentoring teams that sell strategic technology solutions. Having started his early career in sales and sales management at Automatic Data Processing and Attachmate (then WRQ), he subsequently led sales and business development teams at consulting and accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Moss Adams, before returning to Attachmate in this role.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.


Katherine Tate
Vice President, Global Sales Operations
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

With responsibility for the Attachmate and Novell global sales operations teams, Katherine Tate oversees the processes that ensure smooth business transactions for customers, partners, and field sales. She also spearheaded the effort to define the vision, mission, and beliefs framework used by all business units across The Attachmate Group.

In addition to sales operations, Katherine's 21+ year career at Attachmate has spanned technical support, consulting, sales tools, and training. Prior to Attachmate, she was an HP3000 systems manager at the University of Maryland and a technical editor at MYU Research.

Katherine has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Idaho as well as an MBA with an emphasis on technology management from the University of Washington.


Norman Rohde
Vice President, Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Attachmate and Novell Business Units

Norman Rohde is in charge of the Attachmate and Novell business units EMEA sales success and sales teams, including the direct sales force, field technical resources, and sales-channel partner relationships. Prior to this position, he was Vice President of Attachmate Sales in EMEA.

Prior to his current position, Norman served as EMEA general manager, as well as Central and Eastern Europe director of sales and marketing for Attachmate. He has also held various management positions at Bull, Intel, Lucent Technologies, and Novell.

He holds a BA honors in business administration as well as a German Diplom Betriebswirt.

 
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