Callidus Software has announced that Leslie Stretch, senior vice president of global sales, marketing and on-demand, will succeed Robert Youngjohns as president and CEO effective December 1, 2007. Michael Braun, chairman of the board, will assume the duties of lead independent director.
Prior to joining Callidus Software in 2005, Leslie Stretch spent nine years at Sun Microsystems. He held the position of senior vice president of global channel sales and was the managing director of Sun Microsystems UK. Before joining Sun, Stretch held senior sales positions at Oracle Corporation UK and was instrumental in accelerating the growth of its Scottish and Canadian operations.