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ShoreTel Loses SVP, WW Sales

ShoreTel has announced the resignation of Donald Girskis, 50, the company’s SVP of Worldwide Sales. Prior to ShoreTel, Girskis held a variety of executive positions at Sprint-Nextel, including SVP & GM of Boost Mobile, Area VP of Sales, Area VP of Marketing, and VP of Engineering. Before joining Sprint-Nextel, he held positions with Businessland, CompuCom, and Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Company.

High-Speed Communications Equipment Manufacturer Recruits VP

Westell Technologies appointed Naveed Bandukwala as VP of Corporate Development. Most recently, he served as Director of Business & Corporate Development at Nokia and its subsidiary NAVTEQ. Before joining Nokia, Bandukwala was the VP of Business Services Investment Banking at William Blair & Company. Prior to that, he served as an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group at A.T. Kearney and as an Analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Smart Grid Technology Provider Hires VP, BD

Ambient announced the appointment of Jim Fisher as VP of Business Development for the Americas. Prior to joining the company, Fisher served in senior roles at Itron, most recently as Global Senior Director of Sales & Business Development. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles at Schlumberger, an oilfield services provider.

Audio Conference Product Maker Appoints CTO

ClearOne has selected Avishay Ben Natan as the company’s new CTO. Ben Natan has more than 30 years of experience in advanced technologies, including digital video compression, streaming, codecs, professional conferencing, and digital signage. He has spent much of his career building startups and is the founder of C-nario, a world leader in high end multi-display digital signage solutions.

Date range: February 25th - March 25th

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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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