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Vell Recruits CEO for Massachusetts Software Company

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Roy King

Chief Executive Officer

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Retail LP Solutions
> Other experience: Chairman & CEO, Mercator SW | CEO, Immedient
> Ownership: PE-backed

Roy possesses extensive technology, business and strategic consulting services experience developed through his 30 year career. His experience has encompassed leading businesses through significant growth and transformation while working closely with boards, HR communities, and leadership teams to achieve strategic, operational and financial objectives, as well as completing successful investor exits.

Roy led a $1.5B global consulting and systems integration business for CSC. In this role, he had direct responsibility for 8,000 professionals worldwide and his teams focused on technology and industry consulting for GBS. He also provided consulting leadership for Cyber, Cloud, Big Data and NPS offerings. Before his time at CSC, Roy led publicly traded and private equity backed software businesses as CEO, managed a technology-enabled HR outsourcing solutions company as COO, and was General Manager for IBM’s global consulting and industry solutions business in Europe with $3.5 B in revenue and 10,000 employees. Prior to his leadership roles as an operating executive or board member, he worked with clients worldwide on strategy, operations and technology engagements as a Partner with Booz-Allen and KPMG.

Roy has led critical recruitment efforts for senior executives across the C-Suite and market facing positions like sales and delivery with key account, geographic, industry, functional or business process responsibilities for business services, consulting and new markets. Additionally, he has led talent acquisition programs for large scale programs in target markets and geographic regions worldwide.

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Roy earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University while working as a co-op engineer for John Deere & Co. He moved to the east coast in 1980 and earned a MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Roy has served on the boards of CompuPay, Broadstar Energy, and Mercator Software in the past. He is a true internationalist having lived throughout the US and lived in Europe while with IBM leading the growth of its services business. He and his wife reside in the Boston area. They have four “children”, all of whom have earned their college degrees.

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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.