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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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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Sumit Goyal

EVP, Product and Omni-Technology

> Location: Houston, TX. Relocation from Salt Lake City, Utah
> Industry: Digital Commerce & Omni Channel
> Other experience: Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Internet Retail | Chief Digital Officer, Omni-Channel
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity

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Lisa Reeves           

Member of the Board of Directors

>  Location: Colorado to Saskatchewan, Canada
>  Industry: SaaS/Software; Digital Commerce; Marketing Technology "MarTech"
>  Other experience: Chief Product Officer, Zenefits
>  Ownership: Venture-backed (BDC, Vanedge Capital, CBGF)
>  Diversity: Gender

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Dwight Cram

Head, Printer Technology, Product Identification

>Location: New Hampshire to Rhode Island
>Industry: Product ID Solutions
>Other experience: Head, R&D, Inkjet EFI | Head, Software Engineer & Architect
>Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: ALOT)


Tom Glassanos

President and CEO

> Location: Pleasanton, CA
> Industry: FinTech/SaaS
> Other experience: EVP, eBusiness, PeopleSoft | VP, Marketing & Apps, Edify
> Ownership: Private - division of public co. RDM Corporation (TSXV:RC) - acquired by JP Morgan Chase


Jeffrey Nick

Chief Technology Officer

>Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
>Industry: Storage Solutions / Software
>Other Experience: President, Mirror Image
>Ownership: Public (NYSE: EMC)


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Mark Rau

VP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Networking Products
> Other experience: VP, Engineering, Carrius Technologies | VP, Engineering, BNR / Nortel
> Ownership: VC-backed

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Bob Smith

President and COO

> Location: Silicon Valley, CA to Denver, CO
> Industry: Security Software
> Other experience: CEO, Aligo | CEO, Harmony SW
> Ownership: Public (NYSE: PING)

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James Dibrino

Vice President, Operations Infrastructure

> Location: Blue Bell, PA
> Industry: Mobile Mgt & Security SaaS
> Other experience: COO, ICD | VP, System Operations, Covad
> Ownership: PE-backed

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Ray Payette

Vice President, Development

> Location: Toronto, ON
> Industry: Content Management System SaaS
> Other experience: VP, Development, Cartesis | VP, Development, Hyperion
> Ownership: VC-backed

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