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Vell Recruits EdTech Saas Chief Technology Officer

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Frontline Tech

William Bergen


> Location: Boston to Malvern, PA
> Industry: K-12 EdTech SaaS
> Other experience: VP, Product Development, Talent Solutions, ADP | CIO & Operations, Workscape
> Ownership: PE-backed

Frontline Technologies, the cloud-based K-12 software solution to 7,000 school districts, announced Bill Bergen, formerly VP Product Development, Talent Solutions at ADP, as its CTO. Bill responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology including its software developers, architects, IT and infrastructure.

In addition to serving as the VP, Product Development at ADP, Bill also held the role of GM, Large Markets Benefits administration. He joined ADP via the highly successful acquisition of Workscape, in 2010, where he had been the company’s Chief of Operations and CIO. Bill led key technology and business initiatives that have been central to its success. He successfully built a new technology platform leveraging the latest in Web 2.0 based capabilities, and was instrumental in introducing the Agile development methodology to produce feature rich, high quality products that can be very quickly adapted to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

Bill also led Workscape 's breakthrough development of new corporate standard multitenant product architecture that provides the platform for highly configurable applications utilizing commercially supported open source technologies. In addition, he continues to lead company-wide initiatives focused on constantly measuring, analyzing and improving the security, performance and scalability of Workscape data centers and corporate infrastructure.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and management information systems from Stonehill College and has conducted his MBA studies at Clark University.

About Frontline Technologies

Frontline Technologies provides cloud-based K-12 software that empowers over 7,000 school districts and millions of educators to positively impact student learning. From recruiting, hiring and absence management, to professional learning and evaluation, Frontline partners with the education community to support the entire educator lifecycle. Built on a foundation of best practices, Frontline gives organizations the tools to focus on data-driven decisions, collaboration, meaningful growth and application to classroom practice. Frontline Technologies corporate headquarters are located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago.

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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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