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Jaime Ellertson

Member of the Board of Directors

PeopleFluent Builds on Innovation Agenda with Appointment of Serial High-Growth Company Leader to the Board of Directors

> Location: Boston, MA
> Industry: HCM (Human Capital Management), SaaS
> Other experience: Chair & CEO, Everbridge | CEO, Gomez Inc.
> Ownership: PE-backed

PeopleFluent, a leading social human capital management technology company, today announced the appointment of Jaime Ellertson, CEO and Chairman of Everbridge, to its Board of Directors. Having successfully built, grown and sold several market-transforming software companies, Ellertson brings significant value in strategically guiding and managing high-growth businesses.

Ellertson has an established and indisputable reputation as a growth CEO. He has founded three innovative high-growth software companies and sold them to market leaders. He has a proven track record of building great private and public companies with growth strategies that deliver strong investor returns. He is deeply knowledgeable across the enterprise software landscape and has consistently sold into the Fortune 500.

Ellertson has held nine CEO posts in his extremely successful tenure as an entrepreneur and business leader, transforming and growing business including Openware Technologies, Tartan (sold to Texas Instruments), Purview, Interleaf (NASDQ: LEAF), S1 Corporation (NASDQ: SONE), Gomez (sold to Compuware) and Cloudfloor (sold to Everbridge). He currently is the CEO and Chairman of Everbridge.

“I am excited to join the PeopleFluent team at a time when both the value of human capital has never been higher and the ways in which leading organizations interact with their human capital are changing dramatically,” said Mr. Ellertson. “The PeopleFluent suite delivers game-changing value by leveraging social networks and advanced mobility to deliver human capital management for the next generation of successful companies.”

About PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent is the leading provider of talent management solutions designed to support the entire workforce. We provide the mobile enablement, social collaboration, information visualization and the domain expertise required to empower strategic decision making and true employee engagement. Our talent management software enables organizations to unlock each individual’s potential by removing the boundaries that limit the performance and productivity of your workforce. With the most comprehensive talent suite in the industry including solutions for talent management, workforce compliance and diversity, contingent workforce management, analytics and workforce planning, PeopleFluent offers a solution to optimize every step of the talent lifecycle. Our solutions have helped over 5,100 organizations in 214 countries and territories successfully achieve their talent aspirations. Today, 80% of the Fortune 100 relies on PeopleFluent solutions as part of their talent management delivery strategy.

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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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