New Zealand-born Computer Associates global sales head Stephen Richards has left the company after 15 years, apparently as part of a management shake-up that saw former chief executive Sanjay Kumar moved to the newly created position of chief software architect.
Richards, who headed the company's New Zealand operations before taking sales roles in Australia and then the US, was replaced by Greg Corgan, who has been with the company for a year.
The shake-up came in the wake of guilty pleas by several former CA executives to charges related to booking revenue from contracts before they were finalised. The company has hired CA director Kenneth Cron as interim chief executive and restated $US2.2 billion in revenue from 2000 and 2001 following the US government's probe.
Former chief financial officer Ira Zar and former finance vice presidents David Rivard and David Kaplan were charged in April and former senior finance vice president Lloyd Silverstein plead guilty in January to charges of accounting fraud.
Zar, Rivard and Silverstein resigned from CA in October and Kaplan left in December.