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Dora Vell

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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Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:01

Vell Recruits CMO for AWeber, Jessica Snavely

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Jessica Snavely

Chief Marketing Officer

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 05:00

Vell Recruits Nayan Jadeja as VP of Engineering


Nayan Jadeja
VP, Engineering

> Location: Blue Bell, PA
> Industry: Mobile Mgt & Security SaaS
> Other experience: VP, Engineering JDA (i2)
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity
> Tenure: 12 years – 2005-joined; 2008-promoted; 2013-2016 IBM
> Successful exit - Fiberlink was acquired by IBM in 2013 

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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)

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 01:59

Vell Recruits VP, Marketing for VFA

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VP, Marketing

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Asset Management Software SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, Aanza AutoID Group | VP, Product Marketing, ChannelWave SW
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity: Woman

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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

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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

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 00:24

Vell Recruits Affinio CRO

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Jonathan Baron


> Location: Halifax, NS / Darien, CT
> Industry: AdTech; SaaS; Big Data
> Other experience: CRO, IgnitionOne | CEO, TagMan
> Ownership: Venture-backed

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Young Hong

> Location: Greater Philadelphia Area
> Industry: Martech/SaaS
> Other experience: Head, Webstore & Omni-Channel Platforms | Head, Commerce Exchange
> Ownership: Private founder-led
> Diversity

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SVP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Philadelphia Area
> Industry: MarTech SaaS
> Other experience: SVP, Engineering Accommodations Intl | VP, Engineering, Dodge Data & Analytics | Frmr Elsevier / Kenexa & IBM
> Ownership: VC-backed

Monday, 30 November 2020 12:09

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)

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