Software maker Kana Communications, with its pending merger agreement with fellow software provider Broadbase Software, appointed Brett White as chief financial officer for the new company. White, who was most recently an executive for now-defunct Internet consultancy MarchFirst, will join Broadbase as CFO until the deal is finalized. Before joining MarchFirst, White was vice president of finance at database software giant Oracle, where he oversaw financial operations for Oracle's consulting division and applications-license business.
In April, Kana, whose Web-based software helps manage a company's sales, marketing and customers' service activities, announced its intentions to acquire Broadbase in a deal worth about $77 million. The combined entity will be called Kana Software.