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Vell Recruits CIO for Pinnacle Towers

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Global Signal Now Crown Castle

Massoud Sedigh

Chief Information Officer

> Location: Houston, TX to Florida
> Industry: Mobile Tower Operator
> Other experience: CIO, Equiva Trading | MD, Global Tech, Cantor Fitzgerald
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity


Pinnacle Towers (Global Signal) has selected Mr. Massoud Sedigh as the company’s new Chief Information Officer. Most recently, Mr. Sedigh served as the Chief Information Officer for the Shell Trading Company, an energy trading venture. Prior to Shell, he spent ten years with Cantor Fitzgerald, a global securities firm, where he served as a Partner. Mr. Sedigh has over twenty years of experience in the information technology field.

Mr. Sedigh holds a BS degree in Computer Science and an MS degree in Industrial Management from the State University of New York.

About Global Signal

Global Signal engages in the ownership, leasing, and management of communication towers and other communications sites to the providers of wireless telephony, mobile radio, paging, broadcast, and data services in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company's customers include a variety of wireless service providers, government agencies, operators of private networks and broadcasters. These customers operate networks from the Company's communications sites and provide wireless telephony, mobile radio, paging, broadcast and data services. Global Signal has an aggregate of more than 26,000 tenant leases on its communications sites and over 2,000 customers.

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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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  • 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
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