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Cisco SVP Departs for Microsoft

Cisco Systems announced that Laura Ipsen, 47, has resigned as the company’s SVP of the Connected Energy division. Ipsen left to join Microsoft as the new Corporate VP of its Worldwide Public Sector division. While at Cisco, Ipsen also served as the SVP & GM of the Smart Grid Business unit. She currently serves on Monsanto’s Board of Directors.

Polycom Appoints Former Electronic Arts CFO

Polycom announced that Eric Brown, 46, has been appointed as CFO, COO, and EVP. Most recently, Brown served as CFO & EVP at Electronic Arts, the world's leading publisher of video game software. Prior to joining EA, he served as COO & CFO at McAfee. Before McAfee, he was the CFO of MicroStrategy, a business intelligence software provider. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Electronics for Imaging.

Chairman Retires from Security Equipment Maker

Telular announced that its Chairman Larry Ford, 70, has retired from the company. He has been a Director on the Board since 1994. Most recently, Ford served as SVP & President at ADC Telecommunications. Prior to ADC, he was the CEO of Information Advantage and Chairman & CEO at Systems Software Associates. Ford began his career at IBM, where he most recently served as the VP of Information & Telecommunications Systems. Currently, he serves on the Board of Cytonics, a private biotech firm.

Mobile Infrastructure Company Recruits CEO

Cig Wireless has appointed Paul McGinn as CEO. Most recently, he was the Founder & President of TCP Consultants, a firm specializing in wireless applications. Before founding TCP, McGinn was the Director of Acquisitions at SBA Communications.

Date range: January 25th - February 24th

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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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