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Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:26

Vell Recruits VP Product Management for Cloud Storage and SaaS Company

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Andy Hurt

VP, Product Management, Lynx Cloud Storage

> Location: Denver, Colorado
> Industry: Content Storage Management (CSM) SaaS
> Other experience: Head, Product Development & Delivery Level 3 | Exec, First Data
> Ownership: Venture-backed

Andy Hurt brings extensive experience leading product development, product management, product strategy and product operations to Front Porch Digital. Most recently, Andy worked as Head of Product Development and Delivery for Level 3 Communications, where he was in charge of content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud origin storage and video transport products. Andy spent over three years at First Data in various product leadership roles, including product lifecycle management, strategic portfolio analysis, and product portfolio management. He also led the e-commerce solutions re-launch at First Data, and held various operational and business development roles at DISH Networks.

Andy Hurt holds an MBA in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International studies, and a BA in Spanish from The University of Kansas.

About Front Porch Digital (Now Oracle)

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. 

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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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