Novell Names Javier Colado Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Colado to manage partner and sales growth for Novell worldwide

19 November 2010

Novell, the leader in intelligent workload management, today announced the appointment of Javier Colado to Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Novell. Mr. Colado, who has been with Novell since 2006, also serves as President of Novell EMEA and previously held the position of General Manager of Partners. In his new role, Mr. Colado will continue to report to President and CEO Ron Hovsepian and will be responsible for both direct and partner sales activities for Novell worldwide.

"Javier's ability to drive strategic initiatives, coupled with his focus on execution and deep partner experience, make him the ideal candidate to lead our sales teams globally," said Hovsepian. "With more than 20 years in the IT industry, Javier has the global expertise needed to guide Novell to even greater success as he grows our sales, partner and channel relationships."

Mr. Colado joined Novell in 2006 as Vice President and Area General Manager where he was responsible for all operations, sales and marketing for Western EMEA. He was appointed to General Manager of Partners in 2008 where he executed channel and partner strategy and accelerated Novell's channel transformation worldwide. In 2009, he assumed the role of President of EMEA. Prior to Novell, he held senior executive positions with McAfee and Lucent Technologies, where he helped spearhead business partner relationships, channel strategy and sales.

"I am honored to be appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Novell," said Mr. Colado. "Throughout my tenure at the company, I have been passionate about expanding Novell’s business, serving our customers and expanding our leadership in the intelligent workload management market.  In this new role, I look forward to playing a strategic role in increasing sales and expanding our channel and partner ecosystem worldwide."

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in Intelligent Workload Management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit

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