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Vell Recruits VP of Marketing for Fiberlink (MaaS)

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Fiberlink 2017

Neil Florio

VP, Marketing

> Location: Philadelphia, PA
> Industry: Mobile Mgt & Security SaaS
> Other experience: Marketing Exec, QlikTech | Frmr Ulticom, Cigna
> Ownership: PE-backed

Fiberlink Communications has named Neil Florio as Vice President, Marketing. Florio joins Fiberlink from QlikTech where he served as Director of Marketing. At QlikTech he was responsible for all marketing activities focused on reinforcing the company’s position in the market while growing business opportunities.

Prior to QlikTech, Neil was Director of Marketing at Ulticom, where he managed all product marketing, marketing communications, and strategic alliances teams. While at Ulticom, he defined target market segments and provided a comprehensive strategy that helped the company achieve the leading position in the SS7 software enabling technology market. Prior to joining Ulticom, Neil held various positions at CIGNA, L3 Communications, CSC, and Lockheed Martin.

Neil holds an MBA degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree from La Salle University. 

About Fiberlink

Fiberlink is the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies monitor the expanding suite of mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. In 2013, the company was acquired by IBM. With Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM expanded its “bring your own device” (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst that includes trusted transactions and security intelligence capabilities for mobile apps, users, content and data.

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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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  • CEOs, CROs, Heads of Sales, Heads of Marketing, Chief Product Officers
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