Executive Movement

New appointments at solution providers IQNavigator, Optiant and Model N

Tempe, AZ Ñ March 3, 2003 Ñ Several solution providers have seen recent changes in their executive suites, with new appointments at IQNavigator, Optiant and Model N.

IQNavigator, a provider of services procurement management (SPM) solutions, recently named Mark Wolfe as vice president of global sales to spearhead business and partnership development in the United States and abroad.

Wolfe, with more than 20 years of high technology and sales management experience, most recently served as director of sales for the company, managing the sales and support of many of the company's largest clients. Previously, Wolfe worked at PeopleSoft in a variety of executive sales positions, including vice president of the Healthcare Industry Business Unit.

Meanwhile, Optiant, a provider of supply chain design solutions, has promoted Michael Palmer to lead the company's professional services organization. Optiant said Palmer is an expert in designing and implementing complex technology solutions that meet critical business and organizational needs.

Palmer joined Optiant in early 2001. Previously he led Parametric Technology Corp.'s worldwide consulting organization for new products. As a captain in the U.S. Air Force, Mike held assignments at the National Security Agency and Joint Warfare Analysis Center.

Finally, Model N, a provider of sell-side contract management applications, has tapped Robert Brown to be vice president of product development. Brown will be responsible for leading all product development efforts at Model N.

Brown comes to Model N with over twenty years' experience in software development management and a background in building product development organizations. Brown served as vice president of engineering at Blue Martini Software, where he was responsible for overseeing a team of 80 developers. Prior to Blue Martini, Brown spent nine years at Silicon Graphics, where he managed graphics application programming interfaces (APIs), served as lead engineer and system architect for IRIS Explorer and led the development team for a multimedia authoring tool. Brown began his career as a research scientist at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at NASA Ames.