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Vell Recruits Absolute SW Chief Product Architect

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Absolute Software

Eugene Khoruzhenko

Chief Product Architect, Persistence

> Location: Seattle to Vancouver
> Industry: Security Software SaaS
> Other experience: Principal / Lead Soft Architect, Phoenix Tech | Director, General SW, Phoenix
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: ABST)


Absolute Software announced the placement of Eugene Khoruzhenko as Chief Product Architect, Persistence. In this role Mr. Khoruzhenko will be part of an organization that is helping to shape the next generation of Absolute Software’s firmware and BIOS. He will work closely with Absolute’s design teams as well as be responsible for the definition of firmware and BIOS feature’s architecture and design. Additionally, he will be a key to the Platform and BIOS engineering providing leadership throughout the planning, design, development, and validation cycles of the program.

Mr. Khoruzhenko was previously at Phoenix Technologies, before joining the Absolute Software team. He is an innovative technology architect with extensive technical leadership experience. Eugene has been involved and contributed in all phases of software development lifecycles. His in-depth knowledge of analog and digital electronics with software engineering and reverse-engineering skills have allowed him progress to a leading role in the engineering team.

Mr. Khoruzhenko has a Master of Science degree from the Taranrog State Radiotechnical University. Where during this time he built nearly 8080 based computers, hardware and firmware as well as becoming the co-author of a patent. 

About Absolute 

Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions. Persistence® technology from Absolute provides organizations with visibility and control over all of their devices, regardless of user or location. If an Absolute client is removed from an endpoint, it will automatically reinstall so IT can secure each device and the sensitive data it contains. No other technology can do this. Persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute, visit 

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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,, 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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