CA has named Alan Nugent as its new chief technology officer, as the firm struggles to return to profitability.
Nugent, 51, succeeds Mark Barrenechea, who recently announced he was leaving to join a venture capital firm.
Nugent has previously served as senior vice president and general manager of CA’s enterprise systems management business unit.
Before joining CA last year, he held senior technology posts at Novell, BellSouth and Xerox.
CA has suffered five straight years of losses, and it recently said it would have to delay posting its financial results, after discovering a sales commission glitch would mean a loss instead of a profit for its latest figures.