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Peter Witonsky

Chief Executive Officer

> Location: Philadelphia to St.Louis
> Industry: HCIT Mhealth
> Other experience: President & CEO, iSirona | Executive Sales & BD Roles
> Ownership: Division of public company

ST. LOUIS, MO – Ionic Mobile, a mobile health (mHealth) software provider, has announced the appointment of Peter Witonsky as President & CEO.

Mr. Witonsky has more than 15 years of healthcare payer, provider and vendor experience. He spent the last six years as President and Chief Sales Officer of iSirona, a healthcare IT company. iSirona sells software that synchs medical device data with electronic records Prior to that, he served in senior Business Development roles at Metrologic Instruments, an automated identification and data capture (AIDC) company.

Before Metrologic, Mr. Witonsky was responsible for business development at Falcon Capital Partners, where he participated in over $200 million in healthcare mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization projects. Mr. Witonsky spent three years previous to that as an account executive for McKesson.

Mr. Witonsky received his Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Denison University. 

About Ionic Mobile

Ionic Mobile is an mHealth software company that enables the potential of networked sensors to revolutionize healthcare. Applications can include remote home care and management for specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 

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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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