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Vell Recruits SVP of Engineering and Operations for Massachusetts Email Marketing SaaS Company

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Constant Contact

John Walsh

SVP, Engineering and Operations

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: MarTech - SaaS
> Other experience: SVP, Engineering & Operations, Ecora SW | SVP & GM, Product Operations, Saba
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: CTCT)

Constant Contact Hires John J. Walsh as Senior Vice President Engineering and Operations WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Constant Contact, Inc. (NasdaqGM: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing and online surveys for small organizations, today announced that John J. Walsh, Jr. has joined the company as its senior vice president of engineering and operations. In this role, Walsh will serve as a member of the executive team and oversee all aspects of the company's engineering and software-as-aservice operations activities.

Prior to joining Constant Contact, Walsh served as senior vice president of engineering and operations for Ecora Software, Inc. where he was responsible for defining and executing a multi-year product development strategy, while also managing all aspects of customer support, professional services, and sales operations. Prior to his time at Ecora, Walsh also held executive positions at Saba Software, Centra Software, InformTV and Avid Technology. We are committed to delivering industry-leading products and operations for our customers," said Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. "John’s rich background and broad experience make him a great fit for our growing company. He is an important and welcome addition to our executive team."

Constant Contact also announced that Daniel Richards has assumed the newly-created role of vice president of Constant Contact Labs. The mission of Constant Contact Labs is to identify and prototype new technologies for use in future products. Richards, a nineyear veteran of Constant Contact, will be responsible for coordinating the development efforts of the Labs and working collaboratively with other internal organizations to bring new technologies into mainstream development.

"Dan’s dedication, experience, and proven success record make him the perfect fit for Constant Contact Labs. Working together, Dan and John will provide Constant Contact with strong leadership to develop state-of the art solutions and guide our engineering and operations organizations, added Goodman.

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. 

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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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