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Vell Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Email Marketing SaaS Company - Massachusetts

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Constant Contact

Stefan Piesche


> 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 or call (781) 472-8100.

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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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