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HDFC Bank Appoints Former CTO of Aadhaar as Board Member

India based HDFC Bank appointed Srikanth Nadhamuni as Director on the Board of the Bank. Nadhamuni has been appointed as a Director having expertise in the field of IT. He was the CTO of Aadhaar (UID authority of India) during 2009-2012 and is currently chairman of Novopay Solutions.

Tech Entrepreneur Joins Board of Intercontinental Exchange 

Intercontinental Exchange reported that Thomas E. Noonan, 55, has joined its Board of Directors. Noonan is an entrepreneur who has started and sold companies focused on technology and cyber security, including Internet Security Systems, and is a General Partner of TechOperators. He served as the Senior Director and General Manager of Energywise solutions for Cisco Systems from July 2013 until November 2015.

US Commercial Bank Webster Financial Corp Appoints Former IBM Exec as Boards Member      

Webster Financial Corporation appointed Lauren C. States as director. States most recently was VP of Strategy and Transformation for IBM's Software Group.  Prior to that, States was CTO for IBM Corporate Strategy. 

Former Apple and Motorola Exec Rita Lane Joins Sanmina’s Board of Directors    

Global electronics manufacturing services provider Sanmina named Rita Lane to the Company's Board of Directors. Lane has over 30 years of experience in building and hardware operations and supply chain teams in the Americas, Asia and Europe for Fortune 100 companies. She is currently the Principal at Hajime, a supply chain advisor for start-up companies.  Lane was previously with Apple as VP of Operations for iPad, Mac desktop, and accessories from 2008 to 2014 and with Motorola as SVP Integrated Supply Chain /Chief Procurement Officer from 2006 to 2008.

HealthEquity Appoints Former Skype CFO as Director        

HealthEquity, the non-bank health savings trustee, appointed Adrian T. Dillon, 62, to the Company’s Board. Dillon brings with him more than 35 years of financial leadership and experience with business operations, corporate development and consumer financial technology. He served as the CFO and CAO of Skype, EVP of Finance and Administration of Agilent Technologies, CFO of Verigy, and Chief Financial & Planning Officer at Eaton.

DSW Appoints Director with Digital Experience

Footwear retailer DSW named Joanne Zaiac as an independent director. Zaiac currently serves as COO of DigitasLBi North America, a Publicis Groupe unit and global marketing and technology agency. She brings over 30 years of experience in brand, digital, social and mobile marketing at several Fortune 500 brands. Zaiac joined DigitasLBi in 1999. 

Date Range: August 31st - October 21st

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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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