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Wednesday, 02 December 2020 01:25

Vell Recruits Marketing and Sales Executive, Allen Carney

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Allen Carney
VP, Marketing

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Enterprise Software
> Other experience: VP, Marketing and Business Development, NMS Communications | VP, Applications Marketing, Lotus
> Ownership: Venture-backed

Allen Carney joined 170 Systems in 2003 and stayed with the company until 2012. In September 2009, 170 Systems was acquired by Kofax, and Allen remained with the company until 2012.

At 170systems, Allen was responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategy, including target market identification, value proposition, positioning, buyer and influencer identification, awareness, lead generation, product marketing, competitive analysis, sales materials, public relations, and analyst relations. He successfully repositioned company as leader in Accounts Payable automation.

At Kofax, Allen lead Product Marketing strategy and implementation for a $260M capture enabled BPM software company. He was responsible for product portfolio management, pricing, positioning, packaging, go-to-market strategy, messaging, marketing programs, and criteria for success.

Prior to 170 Systems and Kofax, Allen served VP, Marketing and Business Development, NMS Communications, and as VP, Applications Marketing at Lotus.

About 170 Systems

Systems 170 Systems is the leading provider of complete software solutions that automate and optimize financial processes for the world’s largest and most ambitious finance organizations. The company's flagship product, the 170 MarkView® Financial Suite, is a complete, proven Financial process automation solution for Accounts Payable (AP), Expense Management, Procurement, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Asset Management, Project Re-Billing and Human Resources. Certified with Oracle e-Business Suite and SAP ERP, 170 MarkView provides real-time Oracle and SAP integration, leveraging the ERP's approvals and validations - without risk of data duplication.

About Kofax

Kofax’s Intelligent Automation software platform and solutions digitally transform document intensive workflows. Customers realize greater agility and resiliency by combining our process orchestration, cognitive capture, RPA, output management, analytics, and mobile capabilities to speed time-to-value and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability while mitigating compliance risk.

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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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