yanowitch.bmpAccel Partners has added Richard Yanowitch as a venture partner to its Palo Alto office, in news first reported by VentureWire (sub required).

Yanowitch announced his resignation from NDS Group PLC yesterday. Previously, he has served as executive vice president of VeriSign, and vice president of corporate marketing for Sybase (see his resume at Accel’s site; you’ll have to click on his link)

As a venture partner, Yanowitch will focus on deals in digital media, social networking, mobile and online sectors, as well as advise the firm’s companies.