SumTotal Systems Names HP Veteran as CEO

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<strong>Mountain View, Calif. &mdash; Oct. 20</strong><br />SumTotal Systems, a global provider of talent development solutions, announced its Board of Directors has named Arun Chandra, 47, as the company&#39;s chief executive officer effective Nov. 1. <br /><br />In this role, he will be responsible for the company&rsquo;s operational activities, and it is also intended that he will join the Board of Directors. Chandra brings 23 years of technology leadership experience to this position.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very excited to lead SumTotal through its next chapter of growth,&rdquo; commented Chandra. &ldquo;The company has a great customer base and a strong product portfolio. As the market leader in the fast-growing talent development sector, the team has thoughtfully managed the transition to an on-demand solution provider while continuing to serve customers who prefer a more traditional delivery model. We have a great opportunity to increase shareholder value.&rdquo;<br /><br />Chandra is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard, where he began his career as a software engineer. During his 20-year tenure at HP, Chandra held many leadership positions, his final as vice president of worldwide marketing, strategy and alliances for the Technology Solution Group, a $30 billion enterprise business. <br /><br />Earlier in his career with HP, he served as general manager of several growing businesses including the PC Direct business. He left HP in 2005 to serve as the president and chief executive officer of iPolicy Networks, a network security company. <br /><br />Most recently, Chandra served as vice president of corporate operations at Unisys, where he led the company&rsquo;s change management efforts. He also managed a broad range of corporate functions including the office of the CTO, corporate strategy and development, worldwide marketing and global alliances, among others. <br /><br />”Arun is a talented executive who brings the right balance of operational and strategic experience to SumTotal. His strong execution skills and experience growing businesses profitably should enable Arun to drive shareholder value,” said Jack Acosta, non-executive chairman of SumTotal. <br /><br />Don Fowler, who currently serves as SumTotal&#39;s chief executive officer, will retire on Nov. 1 but will remain on the Board of Directors thereafter.<br /><br /><br />

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