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Vell Recruits Fiberlink VP of Ops Infrastructure

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Fiberlink 2017

James Dibrino

Vice President, Operations Infrastructure

> Location: Blue Bell, PA
> Industry: Mobile Mgt & Security SaaS
> Other experience: COO, ICD | VP, System Operations, Covad
> Ownership: PE-backed

Fiberlink, a private company in Bluebell, PA that leads in the development of secure mobile workforce solutions, has named, James Dibrino, VP of Operations. Fiberlink, with over 250 employees, provides the widely used Extend360 suite of security solutions for a broad array of access options. Mr. Dibrino, who has excelled in operations at a diverse set of companies over the past 20 years, brings an exceptional level of expertise in network development, Internet products and major project direction to his new position. 

In recent years, James Dibrino completely evaluated the IT function at Elwyn, Inc., an international nonprofit human services organization. He also supervised the development and implementation of a Clinical Trials application for Integrated Clinical Data. Earlier, at Covad Communications (AMEX: DWV), Mr. Dibrino had responsibility for integrating an acquired product into the Covad DSL bundle of layered security software. 

In the 14 years prior to that, James Dibrino established himself as an industry leader at Sungard Data Systems, a global leader in software integration and availability solutions that was taken private in 2005. After implementing a Commercial Service Bureau there, he received a special assignment to turn around the Recovery Services Division that led to his rise through successively higher operations positions to Chief Operating Officer of Sungard Recovery Services, and then President of Sungard Network Solutions. 

James Dibrino received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida University.

About Fiberlink

Fiberlink is the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies monitor the expanding suite of mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. In 2013, the company was acquired by IBM. With Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM expanded its “bring your own device” (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst that includes trusted transactions and security intelligence capabilities for mobile apps, users, content and data.

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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.

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