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FleetCor Welcomes Well-Known Non-Profit CEO to Board

FleetCor Technologies appointed Hala Moddelmog to its Board of Directors. An accomplished operating executive and non-profit CEO, Moddelmog has served in President and CEO roles for more than 20 years. Moddelmog served as President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, held the CEO position with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and is currently the first female CEO of the metro Atlanta Chamber.

Xerox’s Chair Ursula M. Burns Retires from Board 

Xerox announced that it Chairman of the Board Ursula M. Burns, 58, retired from the Xerox Board of Directors.

Amaya Goes Through Board Changes 

Amaya nominated Mary Turner to board. Turner served as President and CEO and board member of Canadian Tire Bank, a subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation. 

Q2 Holdings Appoints Spredfast CFO as Board Member

Q2 Holdings added Lynn Atchison, CFO of Spredfast, to its board of directors. Atchison joined Spredfast in February 2017. Prior to Spredfast, Atchison served as the CFO of HomeAway shortly after it was acquired by Expedia. Atchison serves on the Austin Technology Council board of directors. 

Alteryx Names HR Professional to Board

Alteryx, the leader in self-service data analytics, appointed Eileen Schloss to its Board of Directors. Eileen has held executive human resources roles at organizations from global brands in the Fortune 500 such as Apple Computer and Charles Schwab, to high-growth businesses needing to scale. Most recently she was EVP of Human Resources and Real Estate for Medidata Solutions.

Cloudera Announces New Board Members 

Cloudera announced the appointments of Kim Hammonds, Member of the Management Board and Group COO at Deutsche Bank, and Mike Stankey, Vice Chairman of Workday to the Cloudera board of directors.

Apptio Appoints Zillow CFO as Director

Business management software as a service firm Apptio increased the size of the Board to eight directors, and appointed Kathleen Philips to serve as a director of the company. Philips has been with Zillow Group since 2010, and has served as Zillow Group's CFO and treasurer since August 2015, chief legal officer since September 2014, and secretary since July 2010. 

Carbonite Announces Board Changes

Carbonite, cloud and hybrid backup service provider announced the election of Marina Levinson, with more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience, as new member of its Board of Directors. Levinson will hold office until 2020, succeeding Jeff Flowers, who co-founded Carbonite in 2005 and retired from the Board after 12 years of service. After serving as the CIO of NetApp and Palm, Levinson founded and is the CEO of CIO Advisory Group.

Date Range: April 25th – June 10th

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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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