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Vell Recruits Chairman and CEO for Enterprise Mobile Event App and SaaS Company - Vancouver

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Craig Brennan

Chairman & CEO

> Location: California to Vancouver, BC, Canada
> Industry: Enterprise SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, Overtone (Kana) | CEO, Brio
> Ownership: Venture-backed

QuickMobile has appointed Silicon Valley Enterprise Veteran Craig D. Brennan as its new Chairman & CEO. Brennan brings more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive, CEO and board member, most recently, serving as CEO of Overtone, a social media listening Analytics Company. He currently serves on the board of directors of, a SaaS company serving associations, and as an advisor to numerous Silicon Valley start-ups.

During his career, Brennan has been the CEO of three SaaS and enterprise software companies and served on the board of directors of four early-stage and public companies. Prior to Overtone, Brennan was CEO at Brio Software, a leading Business Intelligence company, and the Senior Vice President of CRM at Oracle. He was a partner at Deloitte Consulting, where he built and led the Siebel CRM practice, and he also worked as an associate partner at Accenture, where he managed several multi-million dollar ERP, SAP and retail software projects.

Brennan stated, QuickMobile is recognized as the leading innovator in Enterprise Mobile Event Apps, reinventing how enterprises conduct major marketing events and internal meetings. The company serves many Fortune 500 brands across technology, financial services, hospitality, consumer goods, and other industries. Moving forward, QuickMobile will continue to be the enterprise platform of choice, helping teams located anywhere and everywhere to plan, execute and manage thousands of meetings, large and small. It’s clear that the future of the mobile event app space is the enterprise, and Craigs experience and expertise in enterprise business strategy, marketing, sales, and service will be invaluable to our executive team as we address the technology and marketing challenges taking place within large organizations, said Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile.

As a company, we constantly work to stay ahead of the curve to meet our customers’ needs and to help them with their mobile events and meeting strategies. We are thrilled to have Craig join the board and look forward to his ongoing contributions as we continue to build upon our mobile event platform and our leadership position in enterprise mobile technology. 

About QuickMobile

QuickMobile is transforming meetings and events with mobile apps that engage and delight audiences. QuickMobile's mobile engagement platform creates an always-on communication channel that allows event owners to increase attendee participation, build loyalty and generate revenue through richer experiences. QuickMobile’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada.

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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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