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Vell Recruits PeopleFluent SVP of Engineering

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Ronnie Thomson

SVP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Human Capital Management (HCM) SaaS
> Other experience: SVP, Engineering, Quark | VP, Engineering, Centra
> Ownership: PE-backed

Peoplefluent announced the appointment of Ronnie Thomson as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Thomson will be responsible for managing worldwide software development and engineering as well as technology operations for the Company’s Talent Management solutions. “As we continue to build out our Talent Management best-of-suite vision, we are very pleased to have someone with Ronnie’s deep engineering and technology expertise to lead our most essential corporate initiatives around product vision, innovation, development and market execution,” said Charles S. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Peoplefluent. “His proven leadership in building and managing global development teams, his product and platform design track record in the HCM arena and his customer- focused dedication to product quality will be considerable assets as we focus on market-driven innovation initiatives.”

Mr. Thomson has spent more than half his career in the Human Capital Management sector. For nearly a decade, he served in a range of capacities including Vice President of Engineering for Centra Software (acquired by Saba), which delivered online classroom, collaboration and web conferencing solutions for the learning management space. Most recently, Mr. Thomson was Senior Vice President for Quark, Inc., where he managed a portfolio of fifteen different products across four global product development centers, implementing a single-suite strategy, launching and developing a new a cloud-based product strategy for new product launches. In addition to Quark and Centra Software, Ronnie was the director of Research and Development at Avaya Communications, and held engineering and architecture roles for Cadre Technologies. An early proponent and driver of cloud computing strategies, while at Centra, Mr. Thomson led the development of Centra Software’s Symposium product, a ground breaking product in the web-based real-time collaboration space, and while at Quark, he established a cloud-based product strategy based on Windows Azure for new products launched as a service. Mr. Thomson holds both a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

About PeopleFluent

Designed exclusively for large enterprise employers, PeopleFluent is a leading independent provider of integrated recruiting, talent management, and compensation planning solutions. By deeply integrating pervasive video, strategic analytics and collaborative social technologies into its complete suite of Talent Management applications, PeopleFluent redefines employee engagement to address productivity loss and diminished financial results due to an increasingly disengaged workforce. With PeopleFluent, companies can change at the speed of business without costly IT interventions through intuitive, highly configurable software that is built upon the right data. Spanning across an organization’s entire global workforce with one talent cloud, PeopleFluent equips leaders with the meaningful talent data and strategic analytics necessary to make better business decisions. PeopleFluent has worked with over 5,100 organizations in 214 countries and territories to engage employees to drive better business results. Today, 80 percent of the Fortune 100 relies on PeopleFluent as part of their talent management delivery strategy, helping them successfully achieve their talent aspirations.

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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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