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Vell Recruits CFO and CAO for VerticalScope Inc. - Toronto

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Anthony R. Lam

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

> Location: Toronto, ON
> Industry: Digital Media
> Prior experience: CFO, Points.com (NASDAQ: PCOM) | Frmr Cryptologic, PC DOCS & SoftChoice
> Ownership: Founder-led; strategic investor
> Diversity

 

VerticalScope, a leading Internet media company has appointed Anthony Lam, formerly CFO, points.com (NASDAQ PCOM), as CFO. In this role Mr. Lam will be responsible for directing and overseeing all the financial activities of the company including preparation of current financial reports, and summaries and forecasts for future business growth and economic outlook.

Anthony joins VerticalScope with over 15 years of senior public facing finance and operational experience in a number of high-growth organizations spanning the loyalty, gaming, software, internet and technology licensing sectors. With a long-standing background in analytics, treasury and capital markets, his list of accomplishments includes successful mergers and acquisition activity, capital fundraising and obtaining public listings on the Toronto, London, and NASDAQ exchanges.

Anthony is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

About VerticalScope Inc.

VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. Established in 1999, VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals and enthusiast forum websites focused on the automotive, outdoor, powersports, pets, technology, health and wellness, and home improvement vertical markets. VerticalScope’s online properties reach an average of 95 million highly qualified buyers and purchase decision makers each month. Visit www.verticalscope.com for more information. 

 

 

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Dora Vell is the CEO of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston that recruits technology executives and board members for companies ranging from promising tech startups to Fortune 100 companies. Throughout her 22-year career in executive search, she has successfully completed hundreds of assignments, placing board members, CEOs, COOs, CIOs, technology officers, vice presidents and many other C-level executives. Vell’s clients span both private and public companies and her work has included searches in markets large and small across the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to founding Vell Executive Search in 2005, she was a partner at the executive search consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles for seven years. She started in the Technology Practice in the Toronto office, became the firm’s Technology Practice leader for Canada, and then joined the firm’s Boston office.

Before her career in executive search, Vell worked for 11 years at IBM Canada in software-related roles of increasing responsibility. She started as a software engineer, managed a software engineering team of 100, and then led software sales for IBM Canada. She holds seven worldwide software patents. This deep industry understanding has helped Vell Executive Search become a recognized leader in finding senior executive and board talent for software and SaaS companies.

Vell is a recognized industry thought leader who has published several reports on governance and leadership topics. She has been frequently quoted as an expert on executive and board leadership by outlets such as 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 has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell has been a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State University, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

The trilingual daughter of a diplomat, Vell grew up in Canada, Greece, France, Switzerland and China. Her unique multicultural and international perspective, experiences as a woman in the male-dominated software field, and insights as a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen inform all her work for clients.

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

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