ISLANDIA, NY: Dan Kaferle has joined Computer Associates to fill the new position of SVP of worldwide public relations.
Kaferle left Blanc & Otus, where he worked as SVP and GM of the Boston office for more than three years. Kaferle will oversee all of CA's PR.
VP Sharon Barclay will become GM of Blanc & Otus in Boston.
Kaferle has served as head of PR at Staples, VP of corporate comms at Digital Equipment, and second VP for external communications at Travelers (now part of Citigroup).
Kaferle is keen to work with CEO Sanjay Kumar. "He has taken some significant and exciting steps when it comes to corporate governance, and getting the chance to be a part of that is a great opportunity," he said. "Computer Associates discloses more financial information than anyone else. Communications is recognized as an important part of the company, and senior management has made a great commitment to it."
The other attraction was to work again with Charles Holleran, CA's SVP of corporate communications. Kaferle worked with Holleran at Digital Equipment and Travelers. "He called and said he was putting the band back together," joked Kaferle.