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Vell Recruits Front Porch Digital (Now Oracle) Chief Financial Officer

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Front Porch Digital now oracle

Mark Pougnet


>Location: Denver, CO
>Industry: Content Storage Management (CSM) SaaS
>Other experience: CFO, Tendril Inc. | CFO, Copan Systems
>Ownership: PE-backed 

Mark has brought more than 25 years of experience in the financial and technology industries to Front Porch Digital. Most recently, Pougnet was CFO at Tendril Inc. where he was responsible for driving the day-to-day financial operations and strategic funding initiatives for the company. Prior to joining Tendril, Pougnet held executive financial positions at several companies in diverse technology industries, including Copan Systems, MPC Computers and Avaya. His experience extends overseas, where he has set up and managed many subsidiaries of US tech companies internationally. He has led multiple highly successful funding rounds and IPOs, and has developed lasting relationships with key members of the financial community.

Mark holds a BA in commerce and a master’s in accounting from the University of Natal in South Africa. 

About Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on-site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at

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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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