Velocify Snags Former Microsoft GM For Engineering VP

Los Angelees-based Velocify, the cloud-based sales automation software developer headed by Nick Hedges, said this morning that it has snagged former Microsoft General Manager Chandra Shekaran as its new Senior Vice President of Engineering. According to Velocify, Shekaran was most recently General Manager of Microsoft's Search Technology Center, working on Microsoft's Bing search engine. Velocify said that Shekaran also was GM of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Virtualization business, and led Microsoft's $100M+ acquisition of Calista, among other roles. Velocify develops software which helps companies manage leads and automate their sales process; the company now says it has over 1,500 companies using its software.