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Vell Recruits Marketing and Sales Exec, 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

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


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