Kris Hagerman

Kris%20Hagerman.jpgis named Corel Corp.’s interim CEO, the position vacated by outgoing David Dobson who is leaving for personal reasons and to take a senior role with another company. Mr. Hagerman was formerly a senior adviser at Vector Capital, the firm trying to buy Corel, as previously announced. Prior to that, he served as group president, data centre management, at Symantec. Mr. Hagerman has also held senior positions with Veritas Software Corporation, was the founder and CEO of two consumer Internet companies, and worked in various roles at Silicon Graphics and McKinsey & Company Inc. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and received a master’s degree in international relations from Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in Russian and economics from Dartmouth College. Mr. Dobson will stay on with Corel, as a board director, during a transition period. He has yet to reveal to which company he is going, but says it has an Ottawa connection and that he and his family will likely move to New England.

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