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One of the voices I always enjoyed over the years at the start of Microsoft earnings calls, Bill Koefoed, will be leaving the software giant after eight years to take a job as CFO of Puppet Labs. Most recently, he was working as CFO in the Skype and then in the marketing and business development unit. But Koefoed is perhaps best known, as I called him, as “Microsoft investor relations dude-in-chief.” Puppet Labs develops IT automation software, with almost $46 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, True Ventures, VMware and others.
Andy Rendich, the longtime Netflix vet whom Reed Hastings had at one point tapped to run the quickly-killed DVD business Qwikster, has been hired by Clinkle, the yet-to-launch payments startup that recently hired ex-Netflixer Barry McCarthy as COO. At Clinkle, which has already experienced high turnover despite its high-profile backers, Rendich will run customer service and data warehouse operations.
News Bytereported she would earlier this month, Fab.com COO Beth Ferreira will soon leave the company. Ferreira’s departure was announced by CEO Jason Goldberg in a blog post on Sunday. This is the second major departure for the commerce company this month, as Fab co-founder Bradford Shellhammer also announced his plans to leave his day-to-day role at the company.
News Byteofficially left his post as a technical adviser at Id. In August, Carmack joined virtual reality startup Oculus VR as CTO. Id confirmed the move to Gamasutra. In a tweet today, Carmack said dividing his focus between his two jobs was “challenging.”
News Byteit had acquired Realtidbits, a San Diego-based analytics startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Realtidbits will continue to work as a team based in Southern California. All Realtidbits users will be migrated over to Livefyre’s existing commenting platform, and the Realtidbits analytics software will eventually be offered to Livefyre’s enterprise customers.