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Cisco Announces Board Changes

Cisco reported the appointment of Amy L. Chang, CEO and founder of Accompany, to its board of directors. Chang, is CEO and founder of Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform company.

Qualcomm Appoints Ann M. Livermore to its Board

Qualcomm named Ann M. Livermore to its Board of Directors. With her nearly 30 years at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), Livermore brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions, and broad knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, business management, marketing, sales, and research and development. Livermore has been a director of UPS since November 1997, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) since November 2015. Livermore was a director of HP from June 2011 to November 2015.

Palo Alto Networks Appoints Mary Pat McCarthy to Board of Directors

Palo Alto Networks appointed Mary Pat McCarthy to the company's board of directors. McCarthy brings more than 34 years of experience to this position. She most recently served as Vice Chair of KPMG.

First Data Appoints Co-CEO at Lebenthal as Board Member 

First Data Corporation appointed Barbara A. Yastine as Board of Directors. Yastine most recently served as a director and Co-CEO at Lebenthal Holdings. Prior to Yastine’s most recent role at Lebenthal Holdings, she served as Chair, President, and CEO of Ally Bank from 2012 to 2015. She also previously held the role of Chief Administrative Officer of Ally Financial. In addition Yastine is also a member of the Board of Primerica.  

Rightmove’s Newest Board Member is Recognized Technology Leader in in the UK     

Rightmove, the UK's number one property website, appointed Jacqueline de Rojas as a non-executive director. Jacqueline holds a full time position as EVP of Northern Europe for The Sage Group plc and is a Non-Executive Director of tech UK, where she serves as President. She has worked in the software, technology and digital sectors since 1984 holding executive roles with digital and enterprise sales-focused businesses including Citrix Systems, CA Technologies, McAfee and Business Objects amongst others.

Just Eat Appoints Former P&G Marketing Expert to its Board       

Roisin Donnelly, who spent 31 years with Procter & Gamble and rose to be CMO for Northern Europe, joined the board of leading online takeaway ordering service Just Eat. Donnelly oversaw marketing in six countries for P&G. Before that she spent 14 years leading the P&G marketing department for the UK and Ireland. She was marketing director for P&G's Prestige Fragrance division for North America and Latin America, and marketing director for P&G's former Max Factor cosmetics brand in the UK.

Oracle Financial Services Software Director Resigns

Oracle Financial Services Software announced that Samantha Wellington, 38, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the company, has tendered her resignation. Wellington has been the Managing Counsel of Oracle America since August 2012.

GrubHub Goes through Board Changes

The board increased the size of the board to ten members and appointed Linda Johnson Rice, 58, as director. Rice is Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) and Chairman Emeritus of EBONY Media Holdings, and serves on the Board of Directors of Omnicom Group.

Shopify Appoints former CEO and Chairperson of Constant Contact Gail Goodman to its Board

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify appointed Gail Goodman to its board of directors. Gail is the former CEO and Chairperson of Constant Contact, a software company providing small businesses with online marketing tools to grow their businesses. After becoming CEO in April 1999, she led Constant Contact through its initial public offering and for eight years as a publicly traded company, until its acquisition by Endurance International Group Holdings in February, 2016.

Paylocity Hires Board Member with Technology Investing Experience 

Online payroll software company Paylocity announced that Ellen Carnahan has joined the company's Board of Directors. Carnahan is currently Principal of Machrie Enterprises, where she has served since 2008 as an advisor to venture capital funds and invests in private companies and venture funds. She previously spent more than 18 years at William Blair Capital Management, where she served as Managing Director and Head of Technology Investing. From 1983 to 1987, Ms. Carnahan served as Vice President of Marketing and Planning at SPSS. 

Shutterfly Elects Amazon VP Eva Manolis to Board of Directors    

Shutterfly, the Internet-based image publishing service firm, elected Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Most recently, Manolis served an 11 year tenure as VP of consumer shopping experience at At Amazon, Manolis’s responsibilities included leading the development of core consumer-facing features, functionality and user interface designs across multiple websites, mobile apps, and business lines. She further led cross-company initiatives in customer experience, design, and innovation.

Computacenter Appoints Director with Significant Operational Expertise in Large Enterprises

Europe's leading IT provider Computacenter named Ros Rivaz to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ros is a Non-Executive Director of Boparan. She is also the Deputy Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton, where she holds an honorary doctorate, as well as a Non-Executive Director of the Government sponsored Your Life initiative encouraging 14-16 year olds to pursue qualifications in maths and physics. Up until June 2016, Ros was a Non-Executive Director of Rexam plc.

Date Range: October 12 - November 11

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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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