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People on the Move : Pelican Imaging Names New President/CEO and VP of Engineering

Chris Pickett Appointed President and CEO; Purnam Sheth Hired as Vice President of Engineering.

September 11, 2012
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Purnam Sheth brings more than 15 years of experience creating and delivering products in the networking and mobile sectors. Most recently, he was vice president of Software Engineering for BlackBerry Mobile Cloud Services at Research in Motion. In this role, Sheth was responsible for a number of the end-to-end cloud services for Blackberry devices in the areas of cloud storage, identity and push, which are delivered to more than 70 million subscribers. Before joining RIM, he was at Cisco Systems for almost 14 years, where he held a number of director and senior manager roles as well as won the Cisco Pioneer Technology Award—the highest engineering award given by the company—an unprecedented three times.

“This is a momentous time for Pelican Imaging. We are thrilled that Chris and Purnam are bringing the company the right combination of expertise to help us reach the next phase of growth,” said CTO and cofounder Kartik Venkataraman. “Chris’s proven executive leadership in business and licensing will help advance adoption and distribution of our technology. Add to that Purnam’s track record in product delivery and his customer focus, and we have a leadership team that will take the company to new heights.”

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