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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

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- FleetMatics, a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced the appointment of Jack Noonan, former CEO of SPSS, Inc., and James Kelliher, CFO of LogMeIn, Inc., as two new outside directors added to complement and augment the existing expertise already present on the board, as well as on the management team.

Noonan currently serves as an independent director for both Lionbridge Technologies and Morningstar. Prior to that, he served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of SPSS Inc., a predictive analytics software company, from 1992 through the acquisition of the company by International Business Machines Corporation in 2009.

“As we’ve built our installed base to more than 240,000 vehicles, we have accumulated a substantial amount of vehicle and driver behavior data,” said Jim Travers, FleetMatics CEO. “Jack’s experience with business intelligence and predictive analytics will help to enhance our ability to leverage that data to deliver actionable insight to our customers.”

“Jack has more than 30 years of experience in an area that is critical to our business. Jim brings a depth of financial experience which, coupled with his knowledge of SaaS and SMB, will strengthen our board of directors and company,” said Alex Guira of InvestCorp, an investor and current board member. “We are extremely pleased to have experienced executives of this caliber join our board, and we, along with the corporate leadership team look forward to working closely with them.”

About Fleetmatics

Fleetmatics Group (NYSE: FLTX) is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes 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 behavior data. Currently, we serve approximately 42,000 fleet management customers with 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.

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