Executives on the Move


Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of Web data monitoring and extraction solutions, has hired Barry Graubart as vice president of product strategy. Graubart joins the company from Content Matters, LLC, a consultancy focused on mobile and web product strategy. He has authored an ebook, “The Publisher’s Guide to Mobile and Tablet Development.” A frequent speaker on content and technology topics, Barry sits on the boards of the Content Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA). Connotate is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ on Rutgers’ campus.

Keith Olsen, Former President, CEO and Director of Switch and Data, Joins FiberMedia Group’s Board of Directors

FiberMedia is Poised for Expansion As it Adds Seasoned Industry Executive To Focus on High Growth Opportunities

Secaucus, NJ – September 19, 2012 – FiberMedia Group, LLC, a leading data center services provider with facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Cleveland, OH, announces today the addition of Keith Olsen to its distinguished Board of Directors. In this capacity, Mr. Olsen will play an instrumental role in strategy setting and growth execution.

Mr. Olsen has had a distinguished career leading high-growth businesses in the data center and network services sectors for over 30 years. As President and CEO of Switch and Data Facilities Company, Inc. he was responsible for leading the organization’s initial public offering in 2007 – now regarded as one of the most successful IPOs in the data center industry – as well as its three accretive acquisitions and a successful company sale. Under his leadership, the company reported consecutive quarterly growth in both revenue and EBITDA and was acquired by Equinix in 2010.

Prior to his success at Switch and Data, Mr. Olsen served as a Vice President of AT&T’s Advanced Business Services Division, where he identified several untapped revenue routes that resulted in six consecutive years of significant revenue growth – outpacing the industry’s growth each year to generate over $1.8 billion in revenue. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Olsen served as Vice President of Graphnet, Inc., a leading provider of integrated applications and communication services, where he was responsible for leading global sales, marketing and operations. In addition to serving on the board of FiberMedia Group , he also sits on the Board of Directors of RigNet, a public company listed on NASDAQ and Intelepeer, a privately held company.

“Keith brings to FiberMedia a unique blend of proven growth ingredients – honed strategic vision as well as roll-up-your-sleeves growth execution expertise”, comments Michael Bucheit, CEO of FiberMedia Group. “His role with FiberMedia is focused on expansion – organically as well as through mergers and acquisitions. It is very difficult to find a seasoned executive with such a distinguished growth track record in this industry.”

For more information on FiberMedia, please visit http://www.fibermedia.net.

About FiberMedia Group, LLC:
FiberMedia Group is a privately held data center services company that provides Intelligent Data Center Solutions to enterprise customers. Intelligent Data Center Solutions seamlessly deliver both the resiliency and security of physical infrastructure and the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the Cloud. Intelligent Data Center Solutions are significantly more cost-effective and adapt to the dynamic IT needs of global businesses. The company’s data centers are strategically located in six markets offering both primary and disaster recovery/business continuity services: Secaucus NJ, Westchester NY , Manhattan NY, Brooklyn NY, Jersey City NJ, and Cleveland OH.

For FiberMedia Group media inquiries, please contact:
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1 866 307 2510

Sandra E. Peterson to Join Johnson & Johnson as Group Worldwide Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sandra E. Peterson will join Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) on December 1, 2012, as Group Worldwide Chairman and member of the Company’s Executive Committee. She will have responsibility for the Consumer Group of Companies, Information Technology, and Global Supply Chain.

Currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer CropScience AG, based in Europe, Peterson has diverse and relevant global experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, healthcare intermediaries and strategy development.
“Sandi Peterson is an experienced global leader known for her strategic thinking and proven track record in growing businesses,” said Alex Gorsky, Chief Executive Officer. “She brings 25 years of experience to her new role, which will draw on her expertise in building fully integrated global businesses, and focusing on growth.”
Peterson has held her current role at Bayer since 2010. Previously, she was president and chief executive officer of Bayer Medical Care and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division.

Prior to joining Bayer in 2005, Peterson spent five years in leadership roles at Medco Health Solutions. She previously led global research and development, procurement and regulatory affairs at Nabisco, Inc., and in strategy, finance and product development at Whirlpool Corporation. She began her career in consulting, with McKinsey & Company, Inc.

A graduate of Cornell University with a B.A. in Government, Peterson also holds an M.P.A. in Applied Economics from Princeton University. She is a member of the board of directors of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
Currently residing in Germany, Peterson will be based at Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

About Johnson & JohnsonCaring for the world, one person at a time…inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 128,000 employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


Wayside Technology Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Shrewsbury, NJ, August 20, 2012 – Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG), a unified and integrated technology company providing products and solutions for corporate resellers, VARs, and developers as well as business, government and educational entities, today announced that it has appointed Tom Flaherty, 45, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of August 20, 2012.

“I am very pleased to welcome Tom to our Company and to our leadership team,” said Simon Nynens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayside Technology Group, Inc. “His proven track record of financial leadership will be a valuable asset as we continue to build our Company.”

Mr. Flaherty brings to Wayside Technology Group over 20 years of financial, transactional, SEC reporting, and accounting experience. He most recently served as Vice President of Finance of StemCyte, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. Before that, from 2004 to 2008, Mr. Flaherty served as Corporate Controller & US Division Controller at VPIsystems, Inc., an international enterprise class software company. Prior to joining VPIsystems, Inc., from 1997 to 2004, Mr. Flaherty served as Chief Financial Officer and founder of Bike-Time, LLC and GeeWhiz Toys, LLC. Mr. Flaherty was also employed by Centennial Communications Corp. and Ernst & Young, LLP. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Wayside Technology Group
Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG) was founded in 1982 and is a unified and integrated technology company providing products and solutions for corporate resellers, VARs, and developers as well as business, government and educational entities. The company offers technology products from software publishers and manufacturers such as Acronis, CA Technologies, DataCore, Datawatch, Dell, Doyenz, Flexera Software, GFI, Hewlett Packard, Infragistics, Intel Software, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mindjet, Oracle, Quest Software, SolarWinds, Sophos/Astaro, StorageCraft Technology, TechSmith, Veeam, Vision Solutions, and VMware.


The statements in this release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission


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