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, garage.ca, 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.

Website URL: http://www.vell.com

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Doug Clarke

Chief Operating Officer

> Location: Toronto, ON
> Industry: Integrated multi-platform media company that owns and operates over 1400 websites in high consumer spending verticals
> Other experience: SVP & COO, Yellow Pages | President, Trader Media Corporation
> Ownership: Private-founder led; strategic investor

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Chris Karl

Board Member

> Location: Halifax, NS / New York, NY
> Industry: SaaS (Software as a Service), Adtech, Big Data
> Other experience: Chief Strategy Officer, Sanobi | SVP, Platform Sales, MediaMath | SVP, Sales, Kontera
> Ownership: VC-backed

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Vell Recruits Fintech CPO - Toronto

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Manish Patel

Chief Product Officer

> Location: Raleigh, NC to Toronto, ON
> Industry: Capital Markets Software SaaS
> Other experience: ED, Product Management, Valassis | MD, Product Management, Ipreo | Head, Equity Markets Devt, ING Bank
> Ownership: VC-backed
> Diversity

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Jane Price

Chief Marketing Officer

> Location: Montreal, QC / Cambridge, MA
> Industry: Data Science Visualization Open Source
> Other experience: SVP, Marketing, Interactions | Director, Product Marketing, Care.com | Senior Product and Marketing, MathWorks
> Ownership: Venture-backed
> Diversity: Gender

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Gary Young

SVP Global Sales

> Location: Frisco, TX / Boston, MA
> Industry: Data Science Visualization Open Source
> Other experience: VP, Global Sales & Service, Statistica | Exec Roles SAP, Adobe | Exec Roles, SAS, Hyperion
> Ownership: Venture-backed

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Michael Sanchez

Chief Revenue Officer

> Location: Austin, TX and Winnipeg, MB
> Industry: Digital Commerce App Developer
> Other experience: Head, Partnership & Agency Sales, SMB & Enterprise Sales, WP Engine | Head, Strategy & Enterprise Sales, Big Commerce
> Ownership: VC-backed

 

  

I hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe in these unusual times. This is the 67th Edition of the Open Tech Officer roles [and latest appointments] newsletter.This newsletter covers open technology officer roles as of March 13th, 2020 and technology appointments for past 46 days ending March 13th, 2020.

Titles for Technology Officers have been evolving and multiplying

  • Heads of IT and Digital Organizations: they usually have titles, such as CIOs, CTOs or Chief Digital Officers (or combinations of these titles)

  • Head of Tech Vendor Tech organizations: CTOs and/or SVP, Engineering.Occasionally, the Chief Product Officer title is a CTO and Product role.

  • Other tech roles at the executive level: Information Security Officers, Chief Data / Analytics Officers, and many others.

One new trend we are seeing are Chief Product Officers, with product management backgrounds, that manage both technology and product.

February 18th, 2020

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for December 2019 -February 2020.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 2/10) and also the latest appointments for December 16th- February 17th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

January 30th, 2020

Welcome to the 66th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. This newsletter covers open technology roles as of January 27th, 2020 and technology appointments for past 52 days ending January 27th, 2020.

Titles for Technology Officers have been evolving and multiplying

  • Heads of IT and Digital Organizations: they usually have titles, such as CIOs, CTOs or Chief Digital Officers (or combinations of these titles)
  • Head of Tech Vendor Tech organizations: CTOs and/or SVP, Engineering.Occasionally, the Chief Product Officer title is a CTO and Product role.
  • Other tech roles at the executive level: Information Security Officers, Chief Data / Analytics Officers, and many others.

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