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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, (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, (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 for more information. 



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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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