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.
: 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.
: CEO of I-Link, a communications ASP for the Voice-over-IP market.
: 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.
: President of service provider Big Planet.
: 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.
: Executive VP of business development at SBI, an e-solutions provider.
: 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.
: Angel investor whose hits include Exodus.