CodeGear Names New CEO

Marco caught an interesting story in InfoWorld, today.

As EWeek says:

Borland Software’s CodeGear development tools unit has changed leadership, naming Jim Douglas, a veteran of the high-tech industry, to the position of chief executive officer.

Jim Douglas will be replacing former CEO Ben Smith who guided CodeGear into existence.  EWeek continues:

Smith, who was brought on for his ability to foster startups through their initial phases and broker deals, has decided to step aside to return to the private equity, acquisition and venture arena, CodeGear officials said. Smith had been onboard with the CodeGear team, then known as “DevCo” internally, in a consulting capacity since February 2006.

About Douglas they say: 

Douglas most recently was president and CEO of ReShape, an electronic design automation startup backed by the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Douglas led the company’s transition from an engineering-services firm to a software-business model. These efforts resulted in the sale of the company to Magma Design Automation.  

So, Smith was there to start CodeGear up, and Douglas is now there to guide CodeGear into the future.  I wonder what other changes are in the wind.  Obviously, with this new quarter, there’s going to be a new set of challenges that Douglas is believed to be the right man to face.  Obviously this sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight.  So, my question is what’s the next thing we will see as CodeGear marches forward?

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