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Skywire Hires HR VP

Business application developer Skywire Software reported earlier this week that it has hired Carrie Kirby as chief people officer and vice president of human resources. Kirby, Skywire explained, will direct the company’s recruitment, retention and employee development efforts. She will report directly to Patrick Brandt, Skywire's president and CEO. Prior to joining the Frisco, Texas-based firm, Kirby supervised human resources for two divisions of electric utility provider TXU. Before that, she held leadership positions at Netrake and Delinea Corp. She also spent six years with Ray & Berndtson’s technology practice, Skywire said.