by Meridith Levinson

NetIQ CIO Named CIO of Attachmate

Dec 05, 2006 2 mins

Wayne Crane was on the winning end of Attachmate’s June 2006 acquisition of NetIQ. The former NetIQ CIO was named Attachmate’s CIO today. It’s unusual for the CIO of a company that gets acquired to remain CIO in the aftermath of an acquisition, but not impossible. For more information on how companies decide which CIO will come out on top in the wake of M&A activity, read my On the Move article from February 1, 2006 and my related blog post, also from February 1.

Prior to NetIQ, Crane was MIS director at BJ Services and worked for Enron as its manager of global networks.  He also worked for two start-ups: Orbis Online (as its CIO/CTO) and TrueQuote ( as its CTO.)

Debra Stouffer joins the legions of former CIOs moving to careers with technology products and services providers. (To read about a healthcare CIO who recently joined a vendor, check out my blog entry on Margaret Thomas. )The former CIO of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. took a job with government contractor McDonald Bradley as the SVP of its civilian business unit.  Stouffer reports to president and CEO Kenneth Bartee and is responsible for managing McDonald Bradley’s civilian agency accounts and expanding the company’s business in that area.  Prior to joining McBrad, she was an SVP with Digital Management and worked for BAE Systems as its VP of IT.  Previously, she worked for the EPA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

NBC Universal CIO John Eck has a new boss.  Daily Variety reports that Eck now reports to Chairman and co-CEO Bob Wright.  Eck’s previous boss, COO Randy Falco, left the entertainment giant in mid-November to join AOL.