Computer Associates finalized its executive transition on Wednesday, naming John Swainson its new CEO.
CA selected Swainson, a 26-year IBM veteran, in November to fill the role temporarily held by Kenneth Cron. Cron replaced
former CEO Sanjay Kumar in April in the wake of the company’s “35 day” financial scandal.
John Swainson Source: CA
Cron will retain his seat on the Islandia, N.Y., company’s board of
directors, and Swainson, in addition to performing his CEO duties, will retain his role as president.
The transition period was originally expected to last four to six months,
but Lewis Ranieri, CA chairman of the board, said the board’s
confidence in Swainson prompted the timetable change.
“Ken [Cron] and John [Swainson] have worked extremely well together over the
past two-and-a-half months, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their
performances,” he said in a statement. “John has quickly displayed an
impressive knowledge of the company and its technologies, and his industry
background is a tremendous asset. Our confidence in his leadership abilities
and strategy to move CA forward led the board to name him CEO at this time.”
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