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WSJ Senior Special Writer Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs

Salesforce announced that Senior Special Writer for The Wall Street Journal Monica Langley will join the company as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs. She will work with the company executive team to develop strategies that will continue to accelerate the company's unmatched growth in the industry. Prior to the company, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates.

Citrix Systems’ Couple of Executives Leave

Each of Klaus Oestermann, SVP and General Manager, Delivery Networks, and Jesse Lipson, Corporate VP and General Manager of Cloud Services, of Citrix Systems announced and informed Citrix that he will be leaving the company.

ServiceNow Announces Executive Changes  

ServiceNow announced that Daniel R. McGee stepped down from his role as COO. The company appointed Chirantan CJ" Desai, 46, as the company's Chief Product Officer, to take effect upon his commencement of employment, which occurred in December 2016. Most recently, Desai served as the President of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC.

Arista Networks Announces Resignation of Worldwide Sales Operations Leader

Mark Smith, the SVP, Worldwide Sales Operations of Software Driven Cloud Networking company Arista Networks, informed the Company that he will voluntarily resign from his position. The sales function for the Company will continue to report to Anshul Sadana, the Company's Chief Customer Officer.

LogMeIn and GetGo Announce New Board of Directors for Combined Company  

LogMeIn named the nine directors who will serve on the Board of Directors for the combined company effective upon the close of its proposed merger with Citrix Systems’s GetGo subsidiary, a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of service offerings.

The Board will be comprised of four directors designated by Citrix and five members of LogMeIn’s current Board of Directors. As previously announced, the four Citrix designees are Bob Calderoni, Jesse Cohn, and Peter Sacripanti, all of whom also serve as current Citrix directors, as well as Citrix’s COO and CFO, David Henshall.

Joining them from LogMeIn’s current Board will be LogMeIn’s president and CEO, Bill Wagner, LogMeIn’s Chairman of the Board, Michael Simon, as well as Steven Benson, Michael Christenson and Edwin Gillis.

Unisys Appoints IBM Exec to Manage Cloud and Infrastructure Services Portfolio Serving Federal Clients  

Gary Wang has joined Unisys Federal as VP, cloud and infrastructure services, and will manage the company's portfolio of cloud-related products and services for Unisys' federal government clients. Wang most recently served as CTO, cybersecurity and biometrics at IBM, where he led the cybersecurity and biometrics solution portfolio and service solution transformation. Prior to that, he held various senior executive roles at Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for winning and delivering several large cloud and infrastructure contracts.

Date Range: November 27, 2016 - January 19, 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,, 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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