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Vell Recruits VP and GM of Logistics for Pitney Bowes

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Jim Hendrickson

VP & GM, LogisticsSW

> Location: Ohio to CT
> Industry: Cloud SaaS Apps
> Other experience: Exec, Global B2B & Cloud, IBM | VP, Corporate Development, Sterling Commerce
> Ownership: Public (NYSE:PBI)

Pitney Bowes has announced that Jim Hendrickson has been appointed as the new VP & GM of Logistics Solutions. He joins Pitney Bowes from IBM, where he most recently served as Director of the Global B2B and Cloud Services Product Line. In this position, he was responsible for vision and planning, product management, sales and operations, and team building.

Mr. Hendrickson joined IBM as part of its acquisition of Sterling Commerce. Most recently, he served as Sterling Commerce’s VP of Corporate Development. In this role, he was responsible for the company's global strategy, mergers and acquisition strategy and execution, channels and alliances, and applied technology research and development. Before being named VP of Corporate Development, Mr. Hendrickson was the VP of Product Management. He assumed this position one year after the company was acquired by AT&T. As VP of Product Management, he redefined the company’s product strategy, restructured the team, and delivered three new products in less than 2 years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hendrickson served as MD of Strategic Initiatives at Bank One Investment Group, MD at JPMorgan Chase, Manager at Ernst & Young, Director at Trident Data Systems, and Systems Engineer at General Electric’s Aerospace Division. He began his career in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Captain in the Medical Services Corps.

Mr. Hendrickson holds a BBA from Belmont University and an MS in Management from National Lewis University.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is a global provider of software, hardware and services that enable both physical and digital communications and integrates those physical and digital communications channels. Pitney Bowes sees long-term opportunities in delivering products, software, services and solutions that help customers grow their business by more effectively managing their physical and digital communications with their customers. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, the company operates in seven business segments within two business groups: the Small and Medium Business (SMB) Solutions group and the Enterprise Business Solutions group, based on the customers they primarily serve. For more information, please visit

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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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