EMC nabs Apple vet as new chief financial officer

Also listed as an executive vice president reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci, Rowe has a long history in both the tech and finance sectors.

EMC has found itself a new chief financial officer.

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The IT services giant announced the hiring of Zane Rowe on Wednesday, replacing company vet David Goulden.

However, Goulden won't be going far as he now serves as CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure.

Also listed as an executive vice president, reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci, Rowe has a long history in both the tech and finance sectors.

Rowe previously held the roles of executive vice president and chief financial officer at Continental Airlines (then later United Continental Holdings).

Making a stronger push into tech, Rowe joined Apple to lead North America Sales for the iPhone maker, reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

As noted by Goulden in Wednesday's announcement, the former and current CFOs will work together during the transition period.

Zane has a few hurdles already ahead of him -- most notably recurring reports and requests from investors about spinning off EMC's virtualization arm , VMware.

To recall in July, hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. reportedly made a $1 billion investment in EMC -- the equivalent of two percent in the IT services company -- in an effort to push VMware away from the EMC portfolio.

Neither EMC nor VMware has commented publicly on the matter.

EMC acquired VMware in 2003 for $635 million in cash, gaining 80 percent control of the subsidiary. It has been rumored in the past about if and when EMC would make moves to purchase the remaining 20 percent .

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