Digital River has appointed David C. Dobson chief executive officer. Mr. Dobson, 50, who will also join Digital River’s board of directors, was previously executive vice president at CA Technologies.
Mr. Dobson succeeds Digital River’s chairman Thomas Madison, who has served as interim chief executive officer while the company conducted a search for a permanent replacement. Mr. Madison will continue to serve as the non-executive chairman of Digital River’s board.
Mr. Dobson joins Digital River from CA Technologies where he was executive vice president and group executive for the company’s Global Lines of Business. Prior to joining CA Technologies in 2010, Mr. Dobson served as president of Pitney Bowes Management Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes. Also during his tenure at Pitney Bowes, Mr. Dobson served as executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer.
Before coming to Pitney Bowes in 2008, Mr. Dobson was chief executive officer of Corel. Before joining Corel in 2005, Mr. Dobson spent 19 years at IBM where he held a number of senior management positions, including corporate vice president, Emerging Business Opportunities, and president and general manager, IBM Printing Systems Division.
Mr. Dobson currently serves on the board of International Decision Systems, a privately held, Minneapolis-based software company. Dobson graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, with a degree in electrical engineering and management.
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