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Vell Recruits Shred-it CEO for Fleetmatics(FLTX) Board

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Vincent De Palma

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Toronto, ON to Boston, MA
> Industry: SaaS
> Prior Experience: CEO, Shred-it Corporation | President, PBI O/S
> Ownership: Public (NYSE: FLTX)

Shred-It President and CEO Vince De Palma has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for commercial fleet vehicles delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), effective November 26, 2013. De Palma has been CEO of global information security company Shred-it since 2009. His experience managing a global company for which fleet and service worker optimization is an operational imperative makes him a natural fit for the Fleetmatics Board Director position.

Jim Travers, Fleetmatics CEO and Chairman of the Board, said of the new appointment, "Given that Shred-it delivers its service via a sizeable global fleet, and given Vince's experience in managing that fleet at peak operational efficiency over the past five years, there is no question that his domain expertise will be a value-add to our Board. Vince joins an already-strong team of like-minded, strategic business leaders who continue to drive Fleetmatics forward with incredible speed and success."

Prior to Shred-it, De Palma was President at Pitney Bowes Management Services and Executive Vice President, Pitney Bowes, Inc. from 2005-2009. Prior to that, De Palma was President of Benefit Services and Corporate Vice President, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) from 1999-2005.

About Fleetmatics

Fleetmatics Group PLC is a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data.

Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. Fleetmatics serves more than 20,000 customers, with over 417,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

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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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  • C-Level Technology Executives
  • CEOs, CROs, Heads of Sales, Heads of Marketing, Chief Product Officers
  • Technology Officers: CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Engineering, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
  • Board Directors
  • Diversity Executives and Board Directors
  • Canadian Executives and Board Directors

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