Althoff previously was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales at Oracle Corp. While at Oracle for 14 years, he also served as vice president for worldwide alliances, and vice president of global platform and distribution sales. Before Oracle, he worked in a business development manager and district sales manager at EMC Corp.
Althoff is replacing Robert Youngjohns, the previous head of North American Sales & Marketing. Youngjohns, who had been with Microsoft since 2007, left the company in the fall of 2012 to join HP as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Autonomy/Information Management (IM) business unit.