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Non-Tech Boards Welcoming Tech Directors: BNY Mellon & Others Featured

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BNY Mellon Appoints President of SAP North America as Director

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has elected Jennifer B. Morgan as independent director. Morgan has served as President of SAP North America since 2014, where she is responsible for the company’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the U.S. and Canada. Since being named President, she has led SAP’s rapid shift to the cloud in North America while helping customers achieve growth in the digital economy. Morgan served in a number of leadership roles for SAP since joining the company in 2004, including as head of SAP North America’s public sector organization and president of its Regulated Industries business unit.

PayPal Exec Joins Sallie Mae’s Board

Student loan bank Sallie Mae appointed Kirsten O. Wolberg to its board of directors. Wolberg currently serves as VP of Talent at PayPal. Wolberg also played an instrumental role in the separation of eBay and PayPal into two independent companies and was responsible for the chief operating functions for PayPal Technology. She brings more than 20 years of experience in technology management, strategy, product, finance, and operations. Wolberg currently serves on the board of YearUp and holds a leadership role with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Spirent Communications Appoints Two Non-Executive Directors

Spirent Communications announced that Gary Bullard and Bill Thomas have each been appointed as non-executive directors. Gary Bullard has had a long and successful career in senior international executive roles in companies such as IBM, BT and Logica and currently has a number of non-executive roles. Since 2010 he has also been a non-executive director at Rotork.

Bill Thomas has extensive experience of leading highly complex services businesses and technology led organizations including HP Enterprise Services and EDS EMEA. He is currently a non-executive director of The Co-operative Bank, serves on the advisory board of cyber security specialist FireEye and chairs the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

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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