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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Vicki Brown

VP, Marketing

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Outsourced IT / Cloud
> Other experience: VP, Marketing, IntelliReach | COO, IDC
> Ownership: Venture-backed
> Diversity: Woman


Performance Technologies

Eugenia Gillan

VP, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: HCM & Talent Management
> Other experience: VP, Engineering, Savaje Tech | VP, Product Development, Wildfire Communications
> Ownership: VC-backed
> Diversity: Gender


John O'hara

Vice President, Engineering

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: VoIP and Multimedia for Service Providers
> Other experience: VP, Engineering, Colubris Networks | VP, Engineering, WaveSmith
> Ownership: VC-backed

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Steve M. West

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA to Vancouver, BC, Canada
> Industry: SaaS, HCIT
> Other experience: Board Member, CISCO (Head, Audit) & CEO, HDS
> Ownership: Venture capital-backed

Black Duck

Peter Vescuso

VP, Marketing & BD

>Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
>Industry: SaaS
>Other experience: VP & GM, Enterprise Business, Cantata | VP, Marketing, Brooktrout Tech
>Ownership: Venture-backed


Peter C. Walters

SVP, Engineering

> Location: Portland, OR
> Industry: Test Solutions
> Other experience: SVP, BD, Marketing & Sales, Multigig | Frmr HP, Rockwell
> Ownership: VC-backed

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Shoeb Ansari

Chief Technology Officer

> Location: Texas to Toronto, ON
> Industry: Martech - Digital Marketing Solutions
> Other experience: CIO, RealPage | Frmr, Microsoft
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity


Constant Contact

John Walsh

SVP, Engineering and Operations

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: MarTech - SaaS
> Other experience: SVP, Engineering & Operations, Ecora SW | SVP & GM, Product Operations, Saba
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: CTCT)

Ai Squared

David Wu

President and Chief Executive Officer

> Location: Manchester, VT
> Industry: Software for the visually impaired
> Other experience: COO, Space Data | President, Mirror Image
> Ownership: PE-backed
> Diversity

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Paul Joubert

Member of the Board of Directors

> Title: Board & Audit Committee
> Location: Boston, MA
> Industry: SaaS, HCIT
> Ownership: Public - NASDAQ: PFWD

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