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Vell Recruits President and CEO for PeopleFluent - Massachusetts Software Company

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Gerard Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Human Capital Management (HCM) SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, Brokerage, SunGard | Executive Sales, Fidelity
> Ownership: PE-backed

Peoplefluent, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed social, mobile and cloud-based suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, selected Gerard Murphy to serve as President and CEO.

From 1995 to 2010, Murphy held a range of positions with SunGard, repeatedly promoted from sales executive positions into top management. Exceeding targets and expectations, he ultimately served as CEO of the Brokerage and Clearance segment of the business. While CEO of this division, one of the largest of ten business segments within SunGard, Murphy was responsible for $350 million in sales revenue and 1,200 employees worldwide.

Prior to tenure at SunGard, Murphy was with Fidelity Investments/National Financial Services Corp. for four years. He began his career at Legg Mason Wood Walker in Boston.

Mr. Murphy holds a BS in Economics from St. Michael’s College. 

About PeopleFluent

Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through the best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company’s social, mobile, and could-based technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80% of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person’s career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company’s solutions currently support more than 5,100 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.


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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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