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HP Names COO; Brings in New Software Head

HP has named Bill Veghte, 54, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Software Business, to serve in the newly created position of COO. He will be overseeing the company’s future strategy by working across HP to drive innovation and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining HP in 2010, he spent two decades at Microsoft in a variety of senior leadership positions from engineering to sales, most recent as the SVP of Online Services & Windows Business Group. In this position, he was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7.

George Kadifa, 51, recently an operating partner for the Value Creation Team at technology investment firm Silver Lake, will take over Veghte's role as EVP, Software as the company looks to rework its software offerings. Prior to Silver Lake, he was VP of Global Delivery at IBM Global Technology Services. He joined IBM as a part of its 2005 acquisition of Corio, where he served as the CEO and President.

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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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