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Qualcomm Expands R&D Exec’s Role to Include CTO Responsibilities

Qualcomm, a wireless communication components company, announced the appointment of Matt Grob as EVP and CTO. In addition to his new responsibilities, Grob will continue to lead Qualcomm's Corporate R&D division and provide oversight to Qualcomm’s Corporate Engineering Services. Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. Since his promotion to SVP of Corporate R&D in 2006, Grob has expanded the group's mission beyond wireless connectivity into new areas such as Augmented Reality.

Network Transmission Equipment Company Hires Former HP Exec

Symmetricom announced that Douglas Halbert is the company's new EVP of Operations. Halbert possesses over 30 years of operations management experience and most recently held the title of COO at the consumer products company Wagic. In the past, he has served as SVP of WW Operations at Brilliant Telecom, Director of Operations at TANDBERG Television, EVP of Operations at Acterna, and VP of WW Operations and Quality at HP.

New Board Member at Motorola

Motorola has selected Kenneth Dahlberg to be a member on its Board. In the past, Dahlberg has served as Chairman and CEO of Science Applications International and as EVP of General Dynamics. Prior to General Dynamics, he was the President and COO of Raytheon Systems. He is currently a director of Teledyne Technologies and Parsons. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Surface Navy Association, the Association of the US Army, and a lifetime member of the US Navy League.

Board Member Resigns from Networking Appliances Company

F5 Networks announced that John Chapple, 57, has resigned from its Board. Chapple is the President of Hawkeye Investments, a privately owned equity firm which invests primarily in telecommunications and real estate ventures. Prior to forming Hawkeye, he served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Nextel Partners and as EVP of Operations at AT&T Wireless Services. Currently, Chapple is the chairman of the board at Cellular One Group, Syracuse University, and the Personal Communications Industry Association. 

Former PTC & EMC Exec Lands at Riverbed

Riverbed Technology, a WAN optimization product designer and manufacturer, announced that Willem Hendrickx has joined the company as SVP of Sales for EMEA. Prior to Riverbed, Hendrickx served as the EVP of Global Accounts at Tieto and as the SVP of Global Channels at EMC. He has also held leadership positions at PTC and LCI Computer.

CIO Departure at Harris

Shortly after Chairman & CEO Howard Lance, 55, announced his retirement plans, the company has revealed that Enzo Micali, 51, the CIO and Global EVP of Technology, Operations, & Panel, is leaving the company. Prior to Harris, Micali served as CIO and EVP of Operations & Technology at TNS and as SVP & CTO at 1800FLOWERS.COM.

New CFO at Aruba

Aruba Networks announced the appointment of Michael Galvin, 45, as CFO of the company. Galvin has been promoted from his earlier role as interim Principal Financial Officer and interim Principal Accounting Officer. Before these interim posts, he was Aruba’s VP of Finance and Senior Director of Finance. Prior to joining Aruba, Galvin was CFO at StubHub, Corporate Controller & VP of Finance at BEA Systems, and VP of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch. 

Canadian Wire & Cable Manufacturer Reinstates Veteran to Former Roles

John Norman, 50, has been reselected as VP, Corporate Controller, & CAO of Belden. Norman occupied these roles from 2005 until 2009 before becoming the VP of Finance for the Company's EMEA business segment. Prior to Belden, Norman served as VP and Corporate Controller at Graphic Packaging International, a paperboard packaging manufacturing company.

Gray G. Benoist, 58, who served at the Company's CAO during Norman's absence, will resume his previous duties as the company's SVP of Finance and CFO.

Business Continuity Products and Services Company Loses CEO

Innovative Software Technologies announced that CEO and Director Robert Rudman, 63, has resigned from the company. Rudman also held the titles of CFO, Secretary, & Principal Accounting Officer during his time with the company. Prior to Innovative Software, he served as CFO of Diatect International, Aegis Investment Management, Medical Makeover Corporation of America, and Petroleum Consolidators of America. 

Former IMB Exec Joins Mobile Enterprise Solution Provider

Extreme Networks announced that it has appointed communications industry veteran Gavin Cato as VP of Engineering. Previously, he held key leadership roles at IBM, Nortel Networks, and Tekelec.

Date range: June 21st - July 28th

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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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