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Vell Recruits Vice President of Engineering for IP-based Mobile Broadband Network Infrastructure Company

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Mark Rau

VP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Networking Products
> Other experience: VP, Engineering, Carrius Technologies | VP, Engineering, BNR / Nortel
> Ownership: VC-backed

Mark joined Airvana from Carrius Technologies, where he was Vice President of Engineering responsible for the development of Intelligent IP service platforms. Mark’s prior positions include Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at SOMA Networks and Vice President/General Manager of the Broadband Wireless division at Nortel Networks.

Mark is a high tech veteran with a very successful record of developing and deploying leading edge carrier grade system solutions for the telecom and wireless markets. He brings over 20 years of engineering, operations, and executive leadership in both startup and large corporate companies.

Mark holds a BS in Mathematics from South Dakota State University and a MSMAS with an Operations Research concentration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

About Airvana

Airvana Inc. is an innovator and leader in IP-based mobile broadband network infrastructure. Networks based on Airvana’s technology are supporting a wide range of mobile broadband information, communication and entertainment services for millions of subscribers throughout the world. Airvana is also helping make fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) a reality with products that will extend the reach of core network services to subscribers regardless of their access method: EV-DO, UMTS and wireline, outdoors and in-building. Airvana’s FMC products will enable carriers to take advantage of wireline broadband connections that already exist in most offices and homes to deliver wireless services through a combination of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Airvana also provides products for specialized mobile broadband applications such as air-to-ground networks that will deliver mobile in-flight broadband connectivity to airline passengers.

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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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