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Gary Young

SVP Global Sales

> Location: Frisco, TX / Boston, MA
> Industry: Data Science Visualization Open Source
> Other experience: VP, Global Sales & Service, Statistica | Exec Roles SAP, Adobe | Exec Roles, SAS, Hyperion
> Ownership: Venture-backed

Plotly, an interactive data visualization company, has named Gary Young as SVP, Global Sales. He joins Plotly after serving as Vice President, America for Alfresco.

He served as the sales and customer advocacy leader for the America’s region at Alfresco, responsible for leading and scaling America’s sales organization. Before joining Alfresco, he served as Global VP, Sales & Services at TIBCO (via acquisition of Dell Statistica), and Head of Business Analytics at Adobe. Prior to that, he worked at SAP as Global Vice President (Americas), Head of BI & SAP Customer Shared Services (Germany), and Global Head of Presales (France/UK).

Earlier in his career, Gary served as Regional Vice President at Hyperion where he led sales, consulting, business development and presales - with full P&L responsibility for North America’s Western region. Before that he served at SAS Institute for nearly a decade, most recently as Senior Director leading global organization for business intelligence, analytics and platform technologies. He was responsible for building global market leadership in business intelligence and analytics. He joined SAS Institute from Coastal Physician Services. Gary started his career at KPMG LLP as an Auditor and Business Consultant for Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail industries.

About Plotly

Plotly is a technical computing company with offices in Montréal, Canada and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Plotly creates leading open source tools for composing, editing, and sharing interactive data visualization via the Web. Plotly’s collaboration servers (available in cloud or on-premises) allow data scientists to showcase their work, make graphs without coding, and collaborate with business analysts, designers, executives, and clients. Plotly leads digital transformation at some of the world's largest companies using Python, R, and React. By applying cutting-edge Web technology to scientific computing and BI, we're preparing industries for their next 20 years of data-driven growth. Along the way, Plotly has democratized access to world-class, scientific software through open-source - enabling a new generation of scientists, engineers, and companies to collaboratively tackle new challenges. Plotly’s libraries have been downloaded more than 5 million times in every country in the world.


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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,, 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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