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Vell Recruits CTO for Mortgage Tech Software Company

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Don Gaspar

Chief Technology Officer / Chief Product Officer

> Location: California to Florida
> Industry: FinTech SaaS
> Other experience: CTO & EVP, Upland Logic | CTO & EVP, Yapstone
> Ownership: PE-backed

Don Gaspar has been named CTO of ISGN, a leading mortgage technology and services company. Don was most recently CTO & EVP of Upland Logic, and CTO & EVP of Yapstone.

In his new role, Don will be accountable for leading the enterprise technology products vision, strategy and development. As a key member of the executive leadership team, he will provide thought leadership and strategy development in scaling ISGN’s business.

Don brings with him over twenty years of diverse leadership, product and engineering experience within the software, mortgage and financial services verticals. Most recently Don was the CTO AND EVP of Upland Logic, known for its commercial real estate portfolio analytics platform, and CTO and EVP for Yapstone, a $10B payment processor in the rent and vacation rental verticals that were on the Inc.5000 list 5 years in a row. Don is skilled in managing, mentoring and building teams of all sizes. Don is also the author of one technical book, "Web Commerce Programming in Visual C++".

Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Cal State University, an M.B.A. in Business from Pepperdine University and an M.S. in Distributed Systems from DePaul University. 

About ISGN

ISGN is a leading full service provider of mortgage technology and services, impacting over 5.5 million of all U.S. mortgage loans. Their 1,500 domain and technology experts have spent more than 25 years creating award-winning technologies and solutions to help financial institutions improve precision, reduce risk, manage volatility and effectively transform their business. With flexible staffing and delivery models, ISGN is uniquely positioned as one of the few comprehensive mortgage service providers to both the origination and servicing sectors. They work with a majority of the top ten national lenders, as well as with regional lenders, non-banks, credit unions and community banks.

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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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