Who's News in Sales and Marketing

<b>Comdata Promotes Koren to Sales VP</b><br clear="none" /> Comdata has promoted Greg Koren to senior vice president of sales for enterprise solutions. Koren is a 21-year veteran of Comdata who most recently served as vice president of sales for corporate payments, Eastern region.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Gridpoint Names Corporate Development Chief</b><br clear="none" /> GridPoint has appointed John B. Spirtos to lead corporate development and strategy, including new business initiatives, corporate partnerships and mergers and acquisitions activity. Previously, Spirtos served as senior vice president of Comverse Technology.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Patterson Assumes MicroMass Role</b><br clear="none" /> MicroMass Communications has appointed Richard Patterson to the position of vice president, group account director. Patterson joins MicroMass from Patterson Consulting Group, which he founded and led as president.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Baldwin Joins Yahoo! Executive Team</b><br clear="none" /> Yahoo! has appointed Penny Baldwin senior vice president of global integrated marketing and brand management. Baldwin most recently served as managing partner of Young & Rubicam Brands, Y&R Advertising, and Wunderman Direct Marketing.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Mercury Media Makes Board Appointment</b><br clear="none" /> Mercury Media, a full-service direct response media agency, has named Keith Turner vice chairman of the board of directors. Turner served as president of NBC Universal sales and marketing between.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>English Joins First Mercantile Sales Team</b> <br clear="none" /> Steve English has joined First Mercantile as regional sales director for its Mid-Atlantic region. English was previously employed as vice president of retirement services for PSA Financial Advisors.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Wipro Names Bejar Global Sales President</b><br clear="none" /> Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited has appointed Martha Bejar president of global sales and operations. Bejar previously served as corporate vice president for the communications sector at Microsoft.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>ORBCOMM Appoints EVP</b><br clear="none" /> ORBCOMM, a global satellite data communications company, has appointed Brian Bell executive vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Bell worked at British Telecom.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Palo Alto Makes Executive Appointment</b><br clear="none" /> Palo Alto Networks, a developer of next-generation firewalls, has named Pun Kok "PK" Lim its vice president of sales for Asia regions. Lim was formerly managing director of South Asia for Blue Coat Systems. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> <b>Real Mex Appoints SVP/CMO</b><br clear="none" /> Real Mex Restaurants has announced the appointment of Lowell Petrie as senior vice president/chief marketing officer. Petrie most recently served as head of marketing for Daphne's Greek Cafe.