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Vell Recruits Chairman for SaaS Fleet Mgt (NYSE: FLTX) Featured

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Jack Noonan

Chairman and Lead Director

> Location: Chicago, IL to Boston, MA
> Industry: SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, SPSS | VP, Candle Corp.
> Ownership: Public - NYSE: FLTX

Mr. Jack Noonan served as the CEO and President at SPSS Inc., since January 1992. Mr. Noonan served as the President and CEO at Microrim Corp. from 1990 to 1991. He served as the Vice President of the Product Group of Candle Corp. from 1985 to 1990. He joined Candle Corp. in 1985 as the Vice President of Technical Services, its engineering and support services division. Mr. Noonan served as Vice President of Product Group, overseeing marketing, product development, planning and delivery. He began his computer industry career in 1967, working in field engineering and systems development for IBM Corp. He remained at IBM for the next decade before moving to Amdahl Corporation of Santa Clara (CA). Mr. Noonan served as Vice President of Corporate Product Support and Services at Amdahl Corporation. He was employed at ShowCase Corporation and Fujitsu IT Holdings, Inc.

He served as a Lead Independent Director of Fleetmatics Group PLC from October 30, 2013 to November 7, 2016. He served as Non-Executive Director of Fleetmatics Group Limited from 2012 to November 7, 2016. He has been a Director of PivotLink Corp. since July 2010. He has been an Independent Director of Morningstar Inc. since 1999 and Member of its Advisory Board since 1998. Mr. Noonan serves as a Director of Repository Technologies Inc. He serves as Member of Advisory Board of Geneva Technology Partners Inc., Sherpa Partners, LLC and Napersoft Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of FastRoot International, LLC. He served as Chairman of SPSS Inc. since 2008. He served as Director of Lionbridge Technologies Inc from 2010 to, 2017. He served as Director of SightLine Systems Corp. (formerly known as Fortel Inc.) since 2002. He served as Director of SPSS Inc. since 1992. He has served as the President of the Chicago Software Association for the last year. Mr. Noonan has over 30 years of experience in several key areas of the computer industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the Rockford School of Business and Engineering.

About Fleetmatics

Fleetmatics is a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for small and midsized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data. Fleetmatics’ intuitive, cost-effective web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. As of September 30, 2016, Fleetmatics served approximately 42,000 customers and approximately 826,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

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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.

Areas of Practice:

  • C-Level Technology Executives
  • CEOs, CROs, Heads of Sales, Heads of Marketing, Chief Product Officers
  • Technology Officers: CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Engineering, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
  • Board Directors
  • Diversity Executives and Board Directors
  • Canadian Executives and Board Directors



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