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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:18

Vell Recruits MarketWired CTO - Toronto

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Shoeb Ansari

Chief Technology Officer

> Location: Texas to Toronto, ON
> Industry: Martech - Digital Marketing Solutions
> Other experience: CIO, RealPage | Frmr, Microsoft
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity


Shoeb Ansari joins Marketwired as their Chief Technology Officer, responsible for engineering, operations, service delivery, product management and overall technology direction. Prior to Marketwired, Shoeb was CIO, CTO and VP of Software Engineering at RealPage. Shoeb has over 15 years of software development experience in a number of vertical markets, such as telecommunications, e- commerce, tax applications, retail, and property management. Shoeb has also held key technical roles at Microsoft, where he was a driving force behind a number of e-commerce and data analysis applications for key Fortune 500 clients.

About Marketwire (acquired by NASDAQ OMX)

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier news distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity. For more information, visit us at

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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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