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Software Exec Appointments 9/22 to 10/19 2011 Featured

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Former Microsoft VP Joins EA as CTO

Electronic Arts announced Rajat Taneja has been appointed as Global CTO. Taneja joins EA from Microsoft, where he most recently served as Corporate VP of the Commerce Division. Before his time as Corporate VP, he was responsible for leading Microsoft's online digital advertising platforms. Prior to Microsoft, Taneja served as the Open Systems Manager at Digital Equipment and held senior roles at Wipro Information Technology.

Financial Software Company Hires Regional MD

Blackbaud announced the appointment of Jerome Moisan to the position of Managing Director of Blackbaud Europe. Most recently, he was MD for the UK, Ireland, and France regions at Travelport, one of the world's largest travel technology companies. Prior to this appointment, he was the Country Manager for the UK & Ireland and France. Before joining Travelport, Moisan served as Strategy Director of the EMEA region at Galileo International.

Former HP Exec on Saba’s Board

Saba Software, a learning and talent management provider, announced the addition of Nora Denzel, 49, to its Board of Directors. Currently, she is the SVP of Marketing at Intuit, a company which provides cloud financial management software and services. Prior to her experience at Intuit, Denzel served as the SVP of Software at HP, SVP of Product Operations at Legato Systems, and held several engineering and marketing positions at IBM.

RealNetworks Promotes Veteran


RealNetworks, a provider of digital entertainment software, has named Judith Bitterli as SVP of its Unifi product division. In addition to this new role, Bitterli will continue to serve as RealNetworks’ Chief Marketing Officer. Bitterli joined the company as a Strategic Marketing Consultant for Unifi and has been with RealNetworks for more than 25 years. Before joining RealNetworks, Bitterli was Co-CEO of Direct Impact, a marketing communications and public relations agency. Prior to Direct Impact, she served as CEO of Powered, VP of Sales at Micron Electronics, and VP of the Americas at Power Computing.

New Division Heads at SAP

SAP announced that Greg Tomb has rejoined the company to head the new Global On-Demand Sales and Go-to-Market organization. Most recently, Tomb served as CEO and President of Vivido Mobile, an on-demand mobile applications company. Prior to Vivido, Tomb held a number of senior roles at SAP, including President and CEO of SAP North America.

The company also announced the appointment of Lori Mitchell-Keller as SVP and Head of the Global Retail Industry Business Unit. Prior to this appointment, Mitchell-Keller served as the SVP of Product Management at JDA Software. She also held a number of senior executive positions at Manugistics (now JDA Software), including SVP of Global Marketing and Solutions, SVP of Product Development and Strategy, and VP of Product and Solutions Marketing.

Autodesk Promotes VP of Finance to PAO


Autodesk appointed Pamela Strayer, 43, the company's current VP of Finance and Corporate Controller, to be the new Principal Accounting Officer. Before joining Autodesk, Strayer served as the VP of Finance and Corporate Controller at Epiphany, a provider of CRM software. While at Epiphany, she also held the titles of Finance Director for North America Operations and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Date range: September 22nd - October 19th

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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