Borland Software

(BORL)

named a new president and chief executive, getting

Oracle's

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Tod Nielsen to take the posts starting Wednesday.

Nielsen most recently served as senior vice president, marketing and global sales support, for Oracle. He also previously worked for

Microsoft

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and

BEA Systems

(BEAS)

.

Scott Arnold had been Borland's interim CEO since July.

Borland's shares were adding 17 cents at $6.02.