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Adam Brenner
SVP, Global Sales

> Location: Dallas, TX to Vancouver, BC, Canada
> Industry: SaaS - Digital Commerce
> Other experience: VP, Sales & Customer Success, Zyme | Group Vice President, Oracle HCM | Group Vice President, Taleo
> Ownership: Venture-backed

Former Oracle, Taleo, Ariba executive to help move Elastic Path into next phase of growth

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PRWEB) September 20, 2018 - Elastic Path, the world’s leading provider of enterprise API commerce solutions, today announced that Adam Brenner has joined Elastic Path as senior vice president of global sales. Brenner brings more than 25 years of experience to Elastic Path in leading sales teams for global cloud companies.

Prior to joining Elastic Path, Brenner served as a senior executive at leading software companies including Oracle, Ariba, Zyme and Taleo, where he drove global sales and development throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

In his most recent role as senior vice president of global sales and customer success at Zyme, Brenner led their global customer success team responsible for sales and presales, partners and alliances, and revenue expansion across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. As a key member of the executive team and direct report to the board, Brenner moved the business from a consumption-based model to multi-year term agreements. Today, more than 80 percent of total revenue is committed in the new model.

At Taleo, where he served his eight-year tenure as both regional vice president and EMEA group vice president, Brenner contributed to the company's revenue growth from $20 million to $400 million and its subsequent acquisition by Oracle. In his new role, Brenner will be a critical member of the executive management team, focusing on building relationships within the enterprise commerce market and guiding Elastic Path towards continued long-term revenue growth. With extensive experience driving enterprise market revenue, Brenner is uniquely positioned to grow Elastic Path’s customer base and partner network.

About Elastic Path

Defining the future of commerce, Elastic Path pioneered the world’s leading API-oriented commerce solution for enterprises. The company’s flagship product, Elastic Path® Commerce, has helped the world’s top brands generate over $60 billion in over 170 countries. Customers from industries as diverse as travel, telecoms, publishing, software, and retail enjoy the benefits of a flexible, open architecture that monetizes brand defining customer experiences, facilitates business agility, and eliminates commerce system silos. Elastic Path is a private company based in Vancouver, Canada with offices in the UK and US.

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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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  • 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
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