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Women Appointed to Tech Boards 12/2 to 1/2 2012 Featured

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P&G Veteran on Verizon Board

Verizon named Melanie Healey, 50, to its Board. Currently, Healey serves at Procter & Gamble as Group President of North America and Global Hyper, Super, Mass Channel. She also serves on the boards of P&G, Verizon, and Bacardi. Since joining P&G in 1990, she has held senior roles in the Feminine, Healthcare, and Adult Care divisions. Healey was named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Most Powerful Women Leaders and one of Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Women to Watch.

Former Logitech CFO on Seagate Board

Seagate Technology, a leading manufacturer of hard disks and storage solutions, has appointed Kristen Onken, 62, to its Board. Most recently, she served as CFO of Logitech International. Prior to Logitech, Onken was the VP of Finance at Fujitsu and Director of Finance at Sun Microsystems. She currently serves on the Board of Silicon Laboratories.

New Director at Customer Management Solutions Provider


Convergys has elected Joan Herman, 57, to the company’s Board. Currently, she serves as the CEO of Herman & Associates, a healthcare and management consulting firm. Prior to founding Herman & Associates, she was the CEO of WellPoint's Consumer Business Unit. Before Wellpoint, Herman spent around 16 years at Phoenix Life Insurance and eventually served as the SVP of Strategic Development. Herman currently sits on the Board of Directors of MRV Communications.

New Board Member at Analytic Software & Hardware Provider


Susan Bowick, 62, has joined the Board of Verint Systems. She currently serves on the Board of Verint’s parent company, Comverse Technology. She also serves as a Director at EarthLink. Bowick has extensive experience as a consultant, including work with IBM, Nokia Siemens, HP, and SAP. Prior to her work as a consultant, she served in various executive roles at HP, most recently as the EVP of HR & Workforce Development.

Date range: December 2nd - January 2nd
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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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