Dev partner head named

by Dan Lavin

Margaret Grover (formerly Chan) has been named to head developer partnerships for NeXT as the company continues to refine its third-party strategy.

The position will hold the upgraded title of director of developer relations and report directly to Warren Weiss, vice-president of North American sales and marketing.

"In addition to current efforts, Margaret will be aggressively recruiting business-oriented client-server technology developers [that write apps] like CASE tools and front-end planning and analysis systems," said Weiss.

Julie Saffren, who formerly held the position, has made a lateral move and become manager of marketing programs under Karen Steele, director of marketing communications.

In addition, Saffren will have responsibility for NeXTWORLD Expo.

Grover was previously a director in product management and becomes the sixth person in three years to hold the developer-partnerships position.