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Keith Tilley, one of the veterans of the business continuity industry, has left his role at Sungard Availability Services, with current Sungard AS chief marketing officer Kathy Schneider replacing him.

Keith Tilley was executive vice president and vice chair of Sungard Availability Services. He reached that position after 39 years’ experience with Comdisco and Sungard AS, moving to Sungard AS after the company acquired Comdisco in 2001.

Mr. Tilley announced his departure via Twitter, commenting: "Moving on from colleagues, friends & customers @ SungardAS, 39 years & 1.65m BA air miles later - to look for pastures new - exciting times!"

Kathy Schneider was recently appointed as chief marketing officer reporting directly to Andrew Stern, Sungard AS’ chief executive officer. Ms. Schneider has global responsibility for Sungard AS’ marketing, market strategy and corporate communications.

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