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Gender Representation & Diversity on Tech Boards: Xerox, Qorvo & Shopify Featured

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Xerox Announces Board Changes            

Xerox announced the appointment of Cheryl G. Krongard, a former senior partner with Apollo Management, to the Xerox board of directors. Krongard currently serves as a director on the boards of Legg Mason and Air Lease Corporation.

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).

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.

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.

Shutterfly Announces Board Appointment 

Shutterfly elected new independent director, Elizabeth (Libby) Sartain, 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.

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.

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

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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.

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