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Vell Recruits board member Meg McCarthy for vArmour

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Meg McCarthy

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Hartford, CT to Silicon Valley
> Industry: Cloud Security SaaS
> Other experience: EVP, Operations & Technology, Aetna | CIO, Aetna
> Ownership: VC-backed & PE-backed
> Diversity: Female

vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protect their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, today announced the appointment of Meg McCarthy, executive vice president of operations and technology at Aetna, to its board of directors. A distinguished leader with 30 years of experience in information systems and healthcare operations, McCarthy’s insight and expertise will help expand vArmour’s focus on the security needs in the healthcare industry. McCarthy joins Gary Moore, former president and chief operating officer of Cisco Systems, as the newest members of vArmour’s board.

“Every organization should have cyber security as a top risk. The protection of consumer information and customer-enabling technologies is paramount,” said McCarthy. “vArmour is among the new guard of innovative security companies working globally to secure customer data and reduce threat risk in a completely new and disruptive way as organizations move their businesses to the cloud. I’m pleased to join vArmour’s board at this exciting time in the transformation of cyber security.”

As Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, McCarthy is currently responsible for information technology, service operations, global security, data analytics, procurement and real estate services. She has helped Aetna pioneer a new healthcare model that is based in innovative technologies and provides higher value and quality for the consumer. With security becoming a key differentiator in healthcare, McCarthy will play a pivotal role in advising vArmour on the personal health data protection requirements of healthcare organizations. Prior to her current role, she served as Aetna’s chief information officer and vice president of information technology. Prior to her Aetna tenure, McCarthy was senior vice president of information technology at Cigna Corporation. She also has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine’s “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders.

“Meg joining our board shows a commitment to solving a huge problem: protecting digital assets wherever they reside,” said Tim Eades, vArmour CEO. “Our customer add rate for our software-based distributed security technology has increased 10x in the past quarter, spread out across all verticals and we are just getting started. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Meg and Gary Moore join our board of directors—ensuring we do right by our healthcare and enterprise customers.”

About vArmour

vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers a distributed platform with integrated security services including software-based segmentation, micro-segmentation, application-aware monitoring, and cyber deception to help organizations protect critical applications and workloads. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra.

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Dora Vell

Managing Partner

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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