New CEO for NaviSite

Andover, MA-based NaviSite (NASDAQ: NAVI), a provider of IT services such as data hosting, announced today that its CEO Arthur Becker has stepped down and will be replaced by NaviSite president R. Brooks Borcherding. Becker will remain on the company’s board and Borcherding, who joined NaviSite in 2009 from Cisco Systems, will occupy both the president and chief executive roles. “I look forward to a new pace of organic growth in Enterprise Hosting and Cloud services under Brooks’ leadership,” Becker said in the company announcement of the executive moves. Earlier this month, NaviSite rejected a buyout offer from a major stakeholder, Atlantic Investors, to purchase the company’s outstanding common stock for $3.05 per share.

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