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Vell Recruits Aspera President & CEO

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Mel Passarelli
President & CEO

> Location: Boston, MA
> Industry: Software Asset Management
> Other experience: EVP & GM, Attunity | VP, Sales, Aspect Software
> Ownership: Public - division of a Public Co.USU Software (AG ETR: OSP2)

Aspera, the leading provider of software asset management solutions, has named Mel Passarelli as President and CEO. Prior to joining Aspera, Mel served as Chief Revenue Officer at StoneCalibre, a privately funded investment firm specializing in the acquisition of lower middle market companies, and was responsible for the turnaround of Trivantis, a leading provider of a variety of onpremise and cloud-based eLearning software solutions, that StoneCalibre acquired in 2016. Before that, Mel served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Attunity. In this role, Mel was responsible for increasing Attunity’s penetration in multiple verticals across the workplace applications market. Mel leveraged his years of experience in sales to drive both the direct sales and indirect sales opportunities for Attunity. Prior to joining Attunity, Mel was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Vistagy, Vice President of Sales for Aspect Software, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Vertical Communications, and more sales roles at various other private and public software companies helping them to achieve rapid growth. He spent over thirteen years helping to build Intergraph Corporation into a Fortune 500 company. Mel holds a BA and MBA from the State University of New York in Buffalo, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.

About Aspera

For nearly two decades, Aspera has helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Aspera’s solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, Aspera provides the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

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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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