TAKING THE REINS: HOWARD STERN

TAKING THE REINS: HOWARD STERN

Howard Stern

Position: Senior vice president, Market Development, Commerce One e-Government Solutions Inc.

First day on the new job: April 30

Age: 52

Hometown: New York City

Home now: Herndon, Va.

Family: Wife Barb; two daughters (21 and 19), one son (15)

Most recently read book:

Fiction ? "Secret Sanction" by Brian Haig; nonfiction ? "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore

Favorites:

Actor: Jack Nicholson

Hobby: Refinishing antiques (when not chauffeuring my son around)

Music/CD: "From Every Stage" by Joan Baez (favorite song ? Amazing Grace)

Restaurant: Kinkeads

Food: Sushi

Quote: "It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." ? Bear Bryant

TV show: "Judging Amy" (Tyne Daly as Maxine is great)

Vacation spot: Grand Tetons


Best career advice you ever received: "Listen very carefully, and then count to 10 before responding" from initial supervisor at first job out of college.

Education:

Bachelor of science, mathematics; University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Master of business administration; Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

Career Background:

Reliable Integration Services, vice president of business development, 2000-2001

onehealthbank.com, vice president of government partnerships, 1998-2000

Sterling Commerce, director of government markets, 1996-1998

Sterling Software, vice president of marketing for the federal e-commerce division, 1995-1996; director of EC/EDI services for the network services division, 1994-1995

Sprint, senior marketing management positions within Sprint Data Services, Telenet and Uninet, 1982-1993

Product management and marketing positions at McDonnell Douglas Automation, Insco Systems and Johnson & Johnson

What do you see as your biggest challenge at Commerce One in your new role?

Educate the market on the value of emerging e-business solutions within the context of today's evolving e-government environment and build on Commerce One's position as a leading provider of
e-business marketplace, application and infrastructure solutions.

What is the biggest change for you in taking this new role?

Working in a large company again after several stints in small organizations.

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