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Broadcom Announces Board Changes

American fabless semiconductor company Broadcom appointed Check Kian Low as an independent director of the company and as the company's required Singapore resident director. Low will replace Lucien Y.K.  Wong as a director on the Board, whose previously announced resignation from the Board. Low, 57, was one of the founding partners and a director of NewSmith Capital Partners.

TCS Approves Removal of Director         

Tata Consultancy Services approved removal of C. P. Mistry as director of the company. Mistry was the chairman of Tata Group, an Indian business conglomerate, between 2012 and 2016.

LinkedIn Announces Board Changes after Acquisition

In connection with the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, Keith R. Dolliver and Benjamin O. Orndorff, who constituted the Board of Directors of Liberty Merger Sub, a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Microsoft formed in June 2016, solely for the purpose of engaging in the M&A transactions, became the directors of the company. Each of the seven directors of LinkedIn: Reid Hoffman, Jeff Weiner, A. George “Skip” Battle, Leslie Kilgore, Stanley Meresman, Michael Moritz and David Sze are no longer directors of the company.

FIS Executive Chair Becomes Independent Chairman

Fidelity National Information Services former CEO and current Executive Chair will now serve as non-Executive Chair of the company. Alongside, Michael A. Nussbaum resigned from his position as Chief Accounting Officer to pursue other opportunities.

Xerox Announces Board Changes            

Xerox appointed Joseph J. Echevarria, the former CEO of Deloitte, and Cheryl G. Krongard, a former senior partner with Apollo Management, to the Xerox board of directors. Echevarria is also on the board of directors of the Bank of New York Mellon, Unum Group, and Pfizer.

Krongard currently serves as a director on the boards of Legg Mason and Air Lease Corporation.

Marvell Technology Appoints Tudor Brown as Board Member 

Marvell Technology appointed Tudor Brown, MBE, to its Board of Directors. Brown currently serves on the boards of the Lenovo Group, Tessera Technologies and the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation. Previously, he was one of the founding members of ARM Holdings. During his tenure, he served in a range of leadership roles, including EVP of Global Development, Chief Technical Officer, COO and President, and was a member of their board of directors. He also served on the Boards of P2i and ANT Software.

Qorvo Appoints Former JDS Uniphase EVP to its Board

Semiconductor firm Qorvo announced the election of Susan L. Spradley to its Board of Directors. Spradley has substantial senior management experience in the communications industry, most recently as EVP and GM, Network and Service Enablement for Viavi Solutions (formerly JDS Uniphase).

Douglas Burgum Resigns as Member of the Board of Atlassian 

Atlassian Corporation Plc, enterprise software company that develops products for software developers, project managers, and content management, announced that, Douglas Burgum resigned as a member of the board of directors of the company due to the standing as Governor-elect of North Dakota.

ON Semiconductor Announces Retirement of J. Daniel McCranie as Chairman 

ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that Chairman J. Daniel McCranie has informed the company of his decision to retire from the Board of Directors and not stand for re-election. McCranie has served as a director since November 2001 and as chairman since August 2002.

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. Shopify announced that Trevor Oelschig has resigned from its board of directors.

Belden Combines Chair-CEO Roles         

Networking, connectivity, and cable products company Belden elected John Stroup as Chairman of the Board in addition to his current roles of President and CEO. Stroup has been a member of the Board since October 2005. Bryan Cressey, prior Chairman, will remain on the Board as the Lead Independent Director.

Tableau Software Appoints New Relic President Hilarie Koplow-McAdams to its Board               

Tableau Software appointed Hilarie Koplow-McAdams to its Board of Directors. Koplow-McAdams is President at New Relic. Her leadership has helped New Relic perform as a high-growth company, extend its product portfolio, and bolster its enterprise sales force.

Tech Data Appoints Director from Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical Domain

Tech Data Corporation appointed Bridgette Heller to the company’s Board of Directors. Heller has served as EVP, Early Life Nutrition, and a member of the Executive Committee for Danone since July 2016.

Integrated Device Technology Appoints Egon Zehnder Leader as Director           

Integrated Device Technology appointed Selena Loh LaCroix to serve as a director of the Company, filling a new vacancy. LaCroix, based in Dallas, is global leader of Egon Zehnder's Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice.

Cotiviti Appoints SAP Exec to Board of Directors              

Cotiviti Holdings announced that Mala Anand, President of Analytics at SAP SE, was elected to Cotiviti’s Board of Directors to serve as an independent director.

CTO of Tesco Joins Board of Criteo         

Dominique Vidal, a member of the board of directors of global performance marketing technology company Criteo S.A. notified the Board of his decision to resign from the Board. The Board appointed Edmond Mesrobian to fill the vacancy on the Board arising as a result of Vidal’s resignation. Mesrobian currently serves as CTO of Tesco PLC.

FIH Mobile Announces Board Changes

The board of directors of FIH Mobile announced changes in the company's directorship. Tong Wen-hsin will resign from his positions as the chairman and an executive director of the company and Chih Yu Yang, the CEO and executive director of the company will be appointed as the acting chairman of the company.

Tessera Appoints DTS Board Member and Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners to the Board   

Tessera Holding Corporation, a leader in innovating and licensing technology and intellectual property, announced that David C. Habiger has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Habiger had previously served as a board member at DTS from March 2014 until its acquisition by Tessera in December 2016. Currently, Habiger is a senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners and a venture partner with the Pritzker Group.

Shutterfly Announces Board Appointments

Shutterfly elected two new independent directors, Elizabeth (Libby) Sartain and H. Tayloe Stansbury, to its board of directors. Sartain is an executive and advisor with more than 30 years of experience as a senior human resources leader. Her diverse industry exposure includes technology, media, consumer products, professional services, and manufacturing. Sartain is currently the vice chairman of the board of AARP and holds board seats at Manpower Group and the SHRM Foundation. Sartain has served as chief people officer at Yahoo.

Stansbury is a tech leader with more than 30 years of experience building scalable technology platforms and organizations across a number of leading companies. Since 2009, Tayloe Stansbury has worked at Intuit, where he is EVP and CTO. He previously served as CIO at VMware; as EVP of products and operations at Ariba; in leadership roles at Calico Commerce, Xerox, and Borland International; and in engineering and research roles at Sun Microsystems and Xerox PARC.

Sophos Group Appoints Successful Entrepreneur as Non-Executive Director

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced that Vin Murria is to be appointed as a non-executive director. Vin was the founder and CEO at Advanced Computer Software until it was sold to Vista Equity Partners in 2015. Prior to that Vin was CEO of Computer Software Group which was backed by HG Capital and then acquired Hellman & Friedman in 2007. Vin's earlier career includes 15 years with Kewill Systems where she was COO before leaving in 2002. Vin is currently a non-executive director for Softcat and for Zoopla Property Group, and a partner at Elderstreet Investments.

Imperva Appoints Silicon Valley Software Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Innovator to Board           

Imperva named Roger Sippl, a serial entrepreneur whose accomplishments include founding his first company, Informix, at the age of 24, and taking three companies through an IPO, as director. Sippl is the managing partner at Sippl Investments. As founder and CEO, he led Informix Software in pioneering SQL relational databases and took the company public; it is now part of IBM. He was co-founder and chairman of CRM leader The Vantive Corporation, which went public before becoming part of PeopleSoft/Oracle. He was founder and CEO of Visigenic Software, acquired by Borland after going public. Sippl has served on more than 20 for profit boards and currently serves on the boards of Dokkio, Jive Communications and the MiddleBridge School.

Kinaxis Appoints Altus Group CEO as Director   

Kinaxis appointed Robert Courteau to its Board of Directors. Currently, Courteau serves as the CEO of Altus Group Limited. Prior to this role, Courteau was a corporate executive with SAP, holding positions such as the President, North America and Global COO.

HBS Professor Joins PDF Solutions’s Board         

PDF Solutions, the leading provider of process-design integration technologies to enhance IC manufacturability, announced that Professor Marco Iansiti has joined the Company’s Board. Professor Iansiti has taught at the Harvard Business School for twenty-six years and consulted on strategy, business models, and innovation processes at such global companies as Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Dell, and Amazon, among many others.

Nimble Storage Appoints Microsoft Exec as Director     

Nimble Storage, leader in All Flash and Hybrid Flash storage solutions, announced that Bob Kelly has joined the company's board of directors. Kelly most recently served as the Corporate VP of Merger & Acquisition Strategy and Business Development for the Cloud and Enterprise Division at Microsoft.

Opera Software Appoints Audun W. Iversen as Chairman of the Board 

Opera Software, the web browser for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, announced that its board has appointed Audun W. Iversen as chairman of the Board. Iversen serves at Dnb Nor Kapitalforvaltning ASA. Iversen co-founded EAM Solar ASA in 2012 and served as its CEO from 2012 to 2015. Iversen served as a Fund Manager at DnB NOR Telecom. He has been working with renewables since 2005.

Current board Chairman Sverre Munck announced in December he would not stand for reelection.

Date Range: November 12, 2016 - January 2, 2017

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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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