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Vell Recruits VP of Marketing for IT Managed Services Company

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Vicki Brown

VP, Marketing

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Outsourced IT / Cloud
> Other experience: VP, Marketing, IntelliReach | COO, IDC
> Ownership: Venture-backed
> Diversity: Woman


Vicki Brown brings more than 13 years of marketing management experience to mindSHIFT. She was most recently Vice President of Marketing at IntelliReach Corporation, the integrated messaging management software company acquired by Infocrossing. Prior to IntelliReach, Ms. Brown was Chief Operating Officer at IDC, leading the marketing initiatives and infrastructure improvements that enabled IDC’s rapid revenue and profit growth. In her 15-year career at IDC, Ms. Brown held various executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Vice President of Systems and Software Research.

Prior to IDC, Ms. Brown was the Director of Entry Desktops Product Marketing at Sun Microsystems, where she successfully launched the SPARCstation 5, then the highest selling product in Sun’s 13-year history.

About mindSHIFT Technologies

mindSHIFT Technologies provides a fully managed information technology (IT) infrastructure service for small-to-mid sized organizations enabling them to increase network reliability, protect crucial information assets, and focus on their core business. With mindSHIFT’s 24x7 proactive network monitoring, single point of accountability, and world class customer care center, mindSHIFT transforms your IT operations into a utility. 

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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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