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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Jack Noonan

Chairman and Lead Director

> Location: Chicago, IL to Boston, MA
> Industry: SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, SPSS | VP, Candle Corporation
> Ownership: Public - NYSE: FLTX


John Volpe

VP, Sales 

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: HCIT (healthcare software) SaaS
> Other experience: Sales Executive, MicroStrategy | VP, Sales, Dimensional Insight
> Ownership: VC-backed

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Robert Courteau

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Toronto, ON to Boston, MA
> Industry: HCM / SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, Altus Group | President, SAP North America 
> Ownership: PE-Backed


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Gerard Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

> Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
> Industry: Human Capital Management (HCM) SaaS
> Other experience: CEO, Brokerage, SunGard | Executive Sales, Fidelity
> Ownership: PE-backed



Rob Getsy

Vice President, Marketing

> Location: Washington, DC
> Industry: Wireless Broadband for Kids
> Other experience: Head, Digital Acquisition, K12 | Sr. Roles, AOL
> Ownership: Venture-backed


Andy Hurt

VP, Product Management, Lynx Cloud Storage

> Location: Denver, Colorado
> Industry: Content Storage Management (CSM) SaaS
> Other experience: Head, Product Development & Delivery Level 3 | Exec, First Data
> Ownership: Venture-backed

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Christopher T. Furst

Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President

> Location: New York, NY
> Industry: Media & Television
> Other experience: EVP & CIO, NBC & NBCU | Partner, Navint Consulting
> Ownership: PE-backed

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Jaime Ellertson

Member of the Board of Directors

> Location: Boston, MA
> Industry: HCM (Human Capital Management), SaaS
> Other experience: Chair & CEO, Everbridge | CEO, Gomez Inc.
> Ownership: PE-backed


Sahir Anand

VP, Global Corporate Marketing and Strategy

> Location: MN to Metro Boston, MA
> Industry: Software for Retailers
> Other experience: VP & Group Research Director, Aberdeen | General Manager, Staples
> Ownership: Founder-led and owned
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Mark Pougnet


>Location: Denver, CO
>Industry: Content Storage Management (CSM) SaaS
>Other experience: CFO, Tendril Inc. | CFO, Copan Systems
>Ownership: PE-backed 

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