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Vell Recruits VP of Engineering at Performix Technologies

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Performance Technologies

Eugenia Gillan

VP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: HCM & Talent Management
> Other experience: VP, Engineering, Savaje Tech | VP, Product Development, Wildfire Communications
> Ownership: VC-backed
> Diversity: Gender

Eugenia is an experienced engineering leader with a passion for delivering organizational excellence and enabling innovation in high performing teams. We placed Eugenia at Performix / NICE in 2008 and she has done very well there and since. She is formerly with Zoominfo, Nice (Performix) and Wildfire. Eugenia is now with Jibo, the social robot company. 

About Performix Technologies (division of NICE)

Performix Technologies is a provider of employee performance management software solutions. The company’ products include Performance Manager, which enables managers and supervisors to break free from spending hours on consolidating spreadsheets and reports from various systems by supplying a single and integrated performance scorecard; Evaluation Manager, which provides online evaluation forms, automated form routing with timers and reminders, questions, routings, and processes; and Development Manager, which automates the management of various assets in a single application.

Performix Technologies serves telecommunications, finance, utilities, and retail and entertainment industries. It has strategic partnerships with IBM, BusinessObjects, and Active Endpoints. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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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,, 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.

Areas of Practice:

  • C-Level Technology Executives
  • CEOs, CROs, Heads of Sales, Heads of Marketing, Chief Product Officers
  • Technology Officers: CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Engineering, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
  • Board Directors
  • Diversity Executives and Board Directors
  • Canadian Executives and Board Directors


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