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Vell Recruits Board Member for Security Source

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Robert Laity

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Los Angeles to Boston
> Industry: Security Solutions
> Prior experience: Managing Partner, Retail, Accenture | Executive, American Can Corporation
> Ownership: PE-backed

BOSTON -- Robert Laity joined Security Source, a leading provider of Loss Prevention Solutions as a Board Member. Bob was a Managing Partner at Accenture for over 20 years. He previously worked with many clients to define innovative business strategies to increase top line growth and reduce operating costs.

At Accenture, he served on the Global Leadership Council, the Executive Committee and was one of the authors of Accenture’s Process Re-Engineering Methodology. Bob was one of the founding members of Accenture's Strategic Services Practice in New York and helped start the Los Angeles and San Francisco Products Strategy practice. Mr. Laity had P&L responsibility for the Products Client Group which he grew to 1,000 professionals. After 20 years at Accenture, Bob launched Medical Financial Solutions as a division of Accretive Health and the company was taken public in May, 2010. Most recently, Bob has been a Managing Partner at Wilshire Consulting.

Mr. Laity holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MBA from Cornell University. 

About Security Source

Security Source offers the most comprehensive Video, Access Control and Alarm programs for multi-location businesses. We will help you determine the right security solution for your needs, support your stores 24/7/365 across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and provide detailed reports designed to identify trends and to make cost saving recommendations.

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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