Things happen quickly in the industry, including changes in employment. Here's a quick and dirty list of the biggest moves that hit our radar over the last couple of weeks:

SharePoint MVP Moves to AvePoint

AvePoint (news, site) made SharePoint MVP Dan Holme their new Chief SharePoint Evangelist this week. In this role, Holme will use his platform expertise to help the community solve their IT business challenges. He will also help AvePoint create and build solutions that aim to answer next-gen problems.

“Dan Holme is undoubtedly one of the great SharePoint visionaries in our industry today,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, Co-Chief Executive Officer of AvePoint. ”His passion for helping customers worldwide find solutions to their specific business pain points, combined with his deep technical acumen in Microsoft technologies, makes him invaluable to our global SharePoint community. We are deeply honored to welcome him to the AvePoint family.”

“My passion is to share my experience in helping tens of thousands of IT professionals find solutions to their business challenges in the past 17 years with SharePoint users worldwide,” said Holme. “SharePoint is changing the way organizations collaborate and increase productivity, and it is vital those adopters have the knowledge and support necessary to achieve their maximum business potential."

Microsoft Veteran Rob Jackson Joins Hedgehog

Hedgehog Development recently brought on Rob Jackson as the new regional sales manager. Jackson, who most recently served as a technology specialist and community developer at Microsoft, will be responsible for driving sales of Hedgehog’s services across the United States.

“Rob has a proven track record with high profile technology companies where he successfully led organic sales growth,” said Peter Madsen, co-founder of Hedgehog. “We believe Rob is the right person to help us further expand the reach of our product and service offerings, while helping us deepen our relationships with our existing clients." Welcomes Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich to Advisory Board, provider of Cloud9 IDE, recently welcomed Brendan Eich to the company advisory board. Eich is widely known as the creator of JavaScript and CTO of Mozilla. 

"We are very pleased to have Brendan join our board," said Ajax CEO Ruben Daniels. "Brendan significantly strengthens our board with his wealth of knowledge and expertise in JavaScript and HTML5 development. We look forward to receiving his valuable insights as our company moves forward with the advancement and promotion of Cloud9, designed to deliver even more rewarding user experiences for the community of JavaScript developers."

The news comes just weeks after the commercial launch of Cloud9 IDE, a cloud-based Integrated Development Environment that utilizes JavaScript to incorporate HTML5 and support Python, Ruby and PHP.

Michael Wooh Fills Confirmit's CMO Position

Michael Wooh has joined the Confirmit team as CMO. In this new role, Wooh will call on his 20+ years of experience to drive global corporate and marketing strategies for the company. 

Prior to this position, Wooh led corporate marketing initiatives for Passlogix, OpTier, Platinum Technology and Computer Associates (CA). He also served as Vice President of Marketing
for CA.

“I look forward to working with the talented Confirmit team, working toward continued success within the rapidly-growing customer experience market,” said Wooh. “The Confirmit technology continues to push market evolution, as more companies leverage enterprise tools to deliver business performance and impact the bottom line.”