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Dutch Phone Company Loses CFO & Board Member

KPN announced the resignation of CFO Carla Smits-Nusteling, 45. Eric Hageman, the CEO of KPN Belgium, and Steven van Schilfgaarde, the CEO of KPN Corporate Market, have been appointed as interim CFOs while the company looks for a permanent replacement. Before joining KPN, Smits-Nusteling held executive positions at Dutch Mail and TNT Express.

Baptiest Coopmans, a Director at the company since 2006, has also decided to resign from his position at KPN. In the past, Coopmans held a variety of positions at Unilever, including Chairman of the Board for Unilever Mexico.

Executive Reorganization at US Telecom Company

Sprint Nextel is merging its consumer, enterprise sales, and marketing divisions, a move which has resulted in the departure of four executives. As part of the overhaul, Robert Johnson, Head of Sprint's Consumer Business, John Carney, Head of Consumer Marketing, Danny Bowman, President of Sprint's Machine-to-Machine Business Unit, Chris Rogers, a Sprint executive who worked on corporate development and spectrum, are all leaving the company.

Paget Alves, currently Sprint's President of Business Markets, will now serve as Chief Sales Officer. Bill Malloy, the former EVP of U.S. Operations for AT&T Wireless, has been named as Sprint’s Chief Marketing Officer. Matt Carter, currently Head of Sprint's Wholesale Business, will take over the carrier's M2M portfolio.

VPs Selected at Israel Telecom Company

Cellcom Israel promoted Amos Maor, 47, to VP of Sales & Service from his previous role as VP of Operations & Supply Chain. Before joining Cellcom Israel, Maor served as Manager of Supply Chain at Elite Industries.

The company also appointed Keren Shtevy as the Company's VP of Business Customers. Before joining the company, she served as Netvision's VP of Private Customers.

Partner Communications Selects New COO

Partner Communications promoted Menahem Tirosh, one of the company’s founding partners, to COO. Most recently, he served as the VP of Technologies. Prior to founding the company, Tirosh was the CEO of Schema, a developer of optimization solutions for cellular networks. Earlier in his career, he served as the CEO of the Outsmart and TTI Telecom.


NetApp Promotes SVP to CFO

NetApp has promoted Nicholas Noviello, 42, as EVP of Finance & CFO. Most recently, he served as the company’s SVP of Finance & Global Controller. Before joining NetApp, Noviello held several finance positions at Honeywell, including VP of Finance for the Aerospace Air Transport division, VP of Investor Relations, Director of Corporate Finance & CFO for the Friction Materials division, and Director of Corporate Finance & M&A.

Computer Peripherals Manufacturer Adds to Board

Rimage, a provider of digital publishing and archiving solutions, named Robert Olson, 55, to its Board. Currently, he is the Chairman of Swift Knowledge, a business analytics software company focused on the banking and finance markets. Earlier in his career, Olson was also Chairman & CEO of Stellent, an enterprise content management software company that was sold to Oracle in 2006. He began his career at 3M.

Date range: December 17th - January 20th

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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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