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Tuesday, 21 July 2020 13:02

Vell Recruits the Chief Technology Officer for IHM

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John Hotchkiss


> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: HCIT (healthcare software) SaaS
> Other experience: VP, R&D, LiveData | CTO, Perceptive Informatics
> Ownership: VC-backed

IHM announced the appointment of John M. Hotchkiss as CTO. Hotchkiss is an executive with over 15 years’ experience building and managing technical organizations in the software, Internet, and Life Sciences industries.

Prior to IHM, Hotchkiss served as VP of R&D for LiveData, a company which specializes in providing hospitals with the resources to fully analyze and comprehend real-time medical data. During his time at LiveData, Hotchkiss managed a team that was responsible for the creation of innovative applications aimed at organizing and presenting detailed clinical and procedural data for medical professionals. He was also in charge of the creative direction and strategy of LiveData’s data visualization products. Before LiveData, Hotchkiss held the titles of CTO and VP of Product Development at the biopharmaceutical services company Perceptive Informatics, a global biopharmaceutical services company. Additionally, he has held a number of senior executive positions at AnVil Informatics, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Lycos, and Apple Computers.

Hotchkiss holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Harvard University.

About IHM

The Institute for Health Metrics is focused on developing an electronic data analytics system to support quality and operational improvement in hospitals and research in public health and health care services. As a central component of its mission, IHM works with a network of leading hospitals and researchers to organize and analyze health information as part of a variety of programs to support quality of care research, measurement, and improvement. Through its analytical research, IHM supports the development of electronic systems and services that transform raw data into actionable insight. For more information, please visit

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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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