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Cloud & Tech. Infrastructure Exec Appointments 1/19 to 2/8 2012 Featured

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Former Federal CIO Joins has hired former U.S. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, 37, as its EVP of Emerging Markets. Kundra was the first CIO of the United States and was hired by the Obama administration in March 2009. He left this job in August 2011 to become a Joint Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Before serving as the Federal CIO, Kundra was the CTO for the District of Columbia and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the State of Virginia.

Akamai Hires IBM CSO

Akamai Technologies has appointed Mark Vargo as the SVP & GM for the EMEA region. Before this appointment, he served as the Chief Strategy Officer for IBM's Northern European Systems and Technology Group. Prior to IBM, Vargo held senior management roles at IDC, GiantLoop Networks, Memorex Telex, and EMC.

Intralinks Recruits New General Counsel

IntraLinks, a provider of virtual data rooms, has appointed Scott Semel, 54, as EVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Most recently, he served as SVP, General Counsel, and Secretary at Novell. Before Novell, he was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Tele Atlas, a geographic information systems provider. Earlier in his career, Semel served as the VP, General Counsel, and Secretary at Ascential Software and NaviSite.

Communications Simplifier Names Head of BD

SMTP, Inc., a provider of cloud services for email delivery, selected Jorge Casas as the new Director of Business Development and Customer Service. Previously, he served as the Multilingual Customer Service and Export Supervisor for Prestolite Electric. Before Prestolite, Casas was a Multilingual Consultant at Volvo Parts Customer Solutions.

Business Connectivity Software Provider Appoints VP

GraphOn announced that it has appointed Christoph Berlin as the new VP of Product Management and Marketing. Most recently, he served as Senior Manager of Citrix Systems' XenClient Partner Management team. Before joining Citrix Systems, Berlin was Manager of XenServer Engineering Escalations at XenSource, a provider of virtualization solutions which was acquired by Citrix Systems.

Date range: January 19th - February 8th

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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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