BMC Hires Away Oracle Exec

Houston-based BMC Software, a publisher of enterprise management applications, reported Monday that it has hired former senior Oracle executive David Lavanty as vice president of consulting services. BMC described Lavanty as a 22-year veteran of the information technology space. At Oracle, BMC noted, Lavanty supervised several key business units, including its technology, public sector, higher education and health care practices. He also helped plan and execute strategic initiatives that accelerated Oracle's mid-market and consulting partners programs, BMC said. Before Oracle, Lavanty held various senior leadership positions at Sybase, Inventa Technologies and Siebel Systems.