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Vell Recruits Enterprise Mobile App SaaS Chairman and CEO

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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 Yourmembership.com, 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

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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