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Vell Recruits CTO for Email Marketing SaaS Co.

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Constant Contact

Stefan Piesche

CTO

> Location: Seattle to Boston, MA
> Industry: MarTech SaaS
> Other experience: ED, Architecture, Cobalt | Frmr Siemens, Deutsche Borse
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: CTCT)



Constant Contact Inc. has looked to the West Coast to recruit Stefan Piesche for the newly created role of CTO. Piesche comes to the Waltham-based e-mail marketing company from Seattle’s Cobalt Group Inc. Piesche’s start date was July 2, 2009 according to Chris Nahil, director of public relations for Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT), who confirmed the executive appointment.

Piesche will be responsible for “driving new technologies into the organization,” Nahil said. Piesche most recently held the title of chief architect, executive director enterprise architecture, at Cobalt, and is a “senior technologist with extensive experience in largescale, enterprise-class software solutions.”

Cobalt specializes in online marketing for the automobile manufacturers and dealers. Prior to coming to Cobalt in 2001, Piesche was a senior consultant for India-based ebusiness company Trilogy Enterprises Inc. Before that, he was chief technologist for 3linear Consulting, and prior to that role, served as a software engineer at DATEV eG in his native Germany. 

About Constant Contact, Inc.

Launched in 1998, Constant Contact, Inc. is a leading provider of email marketing and online survey tools for small organizations, including small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. To learn more, please visit www.constantcontact.com or call (781) 472-8100.

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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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