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Vell Recruits SVP of Product Development (SaaS) for VFA

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Bill Olsen

Senior Vice President, Product Development (SAAS)

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Location: Asset Management Software SaaS
> Other experience: Engineering Exec, RSA | VP, Engineering, CenterStone SW
> Ownership: PE-backed

VFA, Inc. appointed Bill Olsen as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Olsen was previously the director of engineering at RSA, where he was responsible for development of the enVision product, as well as for architecture and engineering staff management.

Prior to RSA, Olsen was Vice President, Engineering at CenterStone Software, where he was responsible for new product development, professional services delivery, operations, technical support and information technology. Before CenterStone, Bill Olsen served as Director of Engineering and Chief Architect at Iron Mountain Digital Archives. In this position he was in charge of the design and creation of the SaaS Digital Archive – EVAA, the main product and revenue line for Iron Mountain’s digital business.

Mr. Olsen holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering technology from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Computer Science from Harvard University. 

About VFA

VFA is the leading provider of integrated software and services for facilities asset management and capital planning. Organizations in a wide range of industries rely on VFA solutions to help them strategically manage their facility assets and maximize the value of their capital investments. VFA uniquely combine facility assessment services, Web-based software products, and business consulting to provide their customers with a comprehensive solution for the complete capital management lifecycle. Over 350 organizations have employed VFA solutions to maintain accurate information about critical capital assets and effectively leverage this data to optimize the investments they make in their facilities. VFA's flagship software product facility is currently used to manage over two billion square feet of real estate assets in the corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors.

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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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