International Business Machines Corp.'s financial services marketing group seemed in disarray when two high-level executives departed in the same week last January.

One, Robert Howe, headed a combined banking, finance, and securities division, before moving on to head a Silicon Valley start-up. Anette Kolenda, who reported to Mr. Howe as general manager for North America, joined Optimark Technologies Inc., a transaction services company in Colorado.

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