Novells Old Guard
Many executives who served former Novell chairman and CEO Ray Noorda have long since left the company.Many executives who served former Novell chairman and CEO Ray Noorda have long since left the company. Heres a look at four of Noordas more memorable lieutenants and their current positions. John Edwards
Former Post: Executive VP who served as Noordas right-hand man during the WordPerfect takeover. It was Edwards who faced the press the day Novell acquired WordPerfect.
Current Slot: CEO of I-Link, a communications ASP for the Voice-over-IP market.
Former Post: Executive VP who oversaw NetWares rise to dominance. He led much of the war against Windows NT and assisted with Novells bloody DR-DOS battle against Microsoft.
Current Slot: President of service provider Big Planet.
Former Post: Executive director; VP of strategic relations. Mattingly was Noordas personal handler for quite some time. He joined Novells failed Novonyx venture before leaving the company.
Current Slot: Executive VP of business development at SBI, an e-solutions provider. Kanwal Rekhi
Former Post: Executive VP and CTO who joined Novell via the 1988 Excelan merger. Rekhi tried to merge UnixWare with NetWare. After that effort flopped, he retired from Novell in 1995.
Current Slot: Angel investor whose hits include Exodus.