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Software Exec & Board Appointments 8/22 to 9/22 2011 Featured

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New CMO at SAP

SAP announced the appointment of Jonathan Becher as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Becher joined SAP through the acquisition of Pilot Software, where he served as President, CEO, & CMO. Since joining SAP four years ago, he has served as EVP of Marketing. Prior to Pilot, Becher was the President and CEO of Accrue Software.

Former Microsoft Exec and Former SAP Exec Fill VP Slots at Adobe

Adobe Systems announced that Bridget Perry has been appointed as VP of Americas Marketing. Perry joins Adobe from Microsoft, where she served as Senior Director of U.S. Enterprise Marketing. Prior to Microsoft, Perry was a strategy consultant at E&Y, consulting with a wide variety of companies in the media and entertainment, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.

The company also announced that Garrett Ilg has been named VP of Americas Field Operations. Ilg, the former President of Adobe Systems Japan, returns to the company after serving as President and Representative Director of SAP Japan. While at SAP, he drove consistent revenue growth for the company's third largest geographical region, maintaining a strong focus on customer satisfaction and expanding the partner ecosystem.

New Board Member at CA

CA Technologies announced that Jens Alder, 54, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Alder currently serves as the Chairman of Sanitas Krankenversicherung, one of Switzerland's largest health insurers, and RTX Telecom, a telecommunications component and handset producer based in Denmark. He also serves as Chairman of Industrielle Werke Basel, an industrial utility company based in Switzerland. Additionally, Alder is the Lead Advisor for IT Governance to the Swiss Minister of Defence and to the Swiss Chief of the Armed Forces. Earlier in his career, Alder served as CEO of TDC, Swisscom, and Alcatel Switzerland.

Venture Capitalist on Board of EA

Electronic Arts announced that Jay Hoag, 52, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. He has also been appointed to EA's Executive Compensation and Leadership Committee. Hoag is a founding General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for eHarmony, TechTarget, Zillow, and Netflix. Prior to founding TCV, Hoag was MD at Chancellor Capital Management.

Qlik Technologies Promotes SVP to CTO

Qlik Technologies, a business intelligence software provider, announced that Anthony Deighton, 37, has assumed the title of CTO. In addition to his new responsibilities, he will continue to serve as SVP of Products at Qlik. Prior to joining the company, Deighton served as the GM of Siebel Systems' Employee Relationship Management (ERM) business unit. Before joining Siebel, he worked as a Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney. Jonas Nachmanson, 47, the company’s former CTO, will assume the title of Chief Product Strategy Officer and will serve as a key advisor to Deighton.

Former EMC Exec on Progress Board

Progress Software announced the appointment of John Egan, 53, to the company's Board of Directors. Egan is a Managing Partner of Egan-Managed Capital, a Boston-based venture capital fund he founded in 1998 that specializes in technology and early stage investments. Before starting Egan-Managed Capital, he served in a number of executive positions at EMC, including EVP of Products and Offerings, EVP of Sales and Marketing, EVP of Operations, and EVP of International Sales. Egan also serves on the board of directors at EMC, VMWare, NetScout Systems, HighRoads, Platform Computing, and Healthrageous.

Investment Management Software Company Recruits Board Member

Advent Software announced the appointment of Asiff Hirji, 45, to its Board of Directors. In the past, Hirji has served as a Partner at TPG Capital, a global private investment firm. Prior to TPG Capital, he was President of TD Ameritrade Holding Company, COO of TD Ameritrade, and Chief Information Officer of Ameritrade. Hirji also served as VP & Partner at Bain & Company and as President of Meralix. Hirji currently serves on Citrix Systems’ Board of Directors.

Interim CFO Selected at Security Software Company

Websense announced the appointment of Michael Newman, 41, as Interim CFO.  Newman has been a member of the executive committee since 2002 and currently serves as the company's CAO, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. The company has initiated a search for a full-time CFO. He succeeds Arthur Locke III, 47, who resigned from the company in order to return to his family in Virginia.

Date range: August 22nd - September 22nd

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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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