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Vell Recruits SVP of Marketing at Black Duck Software

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Black Duck

Peter Vescuso

VP, Marketing & BD

>Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
>Industry: SaaS
>Other experience: VP & GM, Enterprise Business, Cantata | VP, Marketing, Brooktrout Tech
>Ownership: Venture-backed

Peter brings over 20 years’ experience in marketing and executive management developing new markets and building brands. Prior to joining Black Duck Software, Peter was VP/GM of the Enterprise Business and VP of Marketing at Cantata Technology. Cantata was a leading provider of enabling communications technology formed in the acquisition of Brooktrout Technology by Excel Switching and was acquired by Dialogic in 2007.

Before Cantata Technology, Peter was Director of Marketing at Compaq Computer (before the acquisition by Hewlett-Packard) responsible for product marketing and market development in the Workstation Division. Before joining Compaq, he spent eight years in Hewlett-Packard’s Technical Systems Division in senior marketing, market development and strategic planning roles. Peter earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology and an M.S. degree at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. 

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third party code. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs while mitigating the risks and challenges associated with reuse, including hidden license obligations, security vulnerabilities and version proliferation. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com. 

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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, garage.ca, 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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