Ronald Hovsepian

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Ronald W. (Ron) Hovsepian
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Ronald W. (Ron) Hovsepian, Intralinks President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ronald W. (Ron) Hovsepian (born 1961) is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of IntraLinks Inc., a global provider of virtual data rooms.[1]

Hovsepian was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc. After the acquisition of Novell by Attachmate Corporation closed, Hovsepian left Novell on April 25, 2011. Novell itself was delisted from the stock exchange and taken private.

Hovsepian held management and executive positions at IBM Corporation just under a 17-year period, including Worldwide General Manager in IBM Marketing and Services for the Distribution Industry segment, managing software development, sales and marketing (hardware and software), and services.

After leaving IBM, he served as a Managing Director of Internet Capital Group, a venture capital firm founded by Ken Fox and Walter Buckley, before joining Novell in June 2003.

Hovsepian is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ann Taylor Corporation. Hovsepian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.

He led the negotiations that resulted in the controversial Microsoft and Novell deal that was announced in October 2006.[2][3]


  1. ^ Intralinks Appoints Ronald W. Hovsepian New CEO | Intralinks
  2. ^ " - the original daily p2p and digital media news site » Blog Archive » Microsoft / Novell deal ’stinks’". Archived from the original on 2007-05-02. 
  3. ^ Microsoft/Novell Deal Could Create Two-Tier Linux Market - Slashdot