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Tim Clifford

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Boston, Massachusetts
> Industry: SaaS
> Other experience: President, ADP Talent Management | CEO, Workscape, Inc. 
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: CARB)

Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud solutions that keep small businesses and home offices running smoothly, today announced the election of Tim Clifford to the Company’s board of directors. Clifford, who is the seventh member of the board, most recently served as Co-President, National Accounts, and President, Benefits and Talent Management Services at Automatic Data Processing.

“Tim has an entrepreneurial spirit as well as extensive experience working with small, medium and large global companies, which makes him a perfect fit for Carbonite,” said David Friend, CEO and Chairman, Carbonite. “He brings to Carbonite the unique perspective of someone who not only advises organizations with more than 400,000 employees but has been co-founder and CEO of a SaaS company himself."

“Carbonite is in the midst of an exciting time,” said Clifford. “The Company’s evolution to small business technology, coupled with the rapid growth of the past seven years has made Carbonite stand out among others in the industry. I’m honored to join the Carbonite board and look forward to contributing to its future strategy and growth.”

Clifford has more than 30 years of experience in the human capital management (HCM) industry. Prior to his position at ADP, Clifford co-founded and served as CEO of Workscape, a provider of HCM cloud applications that was later acquired by ADP. Prior to Workscape, he held executive positions at HealthPlan Services, Consolidated Group and Prudential Insurance Company.

Clifford holds a B.S. from Northeastern University, where he previously served on the board of advisors for the College of Liberal Arts. He was a founding member of the Holliston Elementary School Council, a member of the board of trustees at The Rivers School in Weston, Mass., and sat on the board of advisors for the Crossroads Community Foundation.

About Carbonite

Carbonite (NASDAD: CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with their partners, they support more than 1.5 million individuals and businesses around the world who rely on them to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about Carbonite, their partner program, and their award-winning backup, recovery and archiving solutions, visit them at

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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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