The following is an excerpt from Arik Hesseldahl | September 7,2012 | allthingsd.com |
The search is over. Hewlett-Packard just announced that it has named Microsoft’s North American President Robert Youngjohns to run its Autonomy software division.
The hiring caps a search that began in earnest in June, following the May 23 departure by that unit’s former CEO Mike Lynch.
Before Microsoft, Youngjohns worked at Callidus Software, Sun Microsystems and IBM.
He’s English, which is good since Autonomy is, too. He’s an Oxford University grad with a PhD in Physics. According to a profile for the executive search firm Sterling-Hoffman, straight out of school he went to work for the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. This is the British equivalent of the National Security Agency, though he doesn’t talk much about what he did there.
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