Saama Technologies, a Campbell, Calif.-based business analytics firm serving healthcare clients, has named Todd Johnson executive VP and COO.
Johnson, 49, steps into the newly created role after having served most recently as executive VP of sales, marketing and services for Accelrys, where he also previously served as interim president and CEO. Accelrys makes software for scientific research and development, including drug development. Before joining Accelrys, he was CEO at Kontiki, which he sold to VeriSign.
At Saama, Johnson will oversee worldwide sales, marketing and services operations, according to a news release
. The firm has clients in a number of industries, including life sciences and healthcare.