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Breaking News: Yahoo! Loses Interim CEO, A Successor is Named Featured

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Yahoo! Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn Quits

Yahoo!’s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, 48, leaves after the company appoints Google VP, Marissa Mayer, 37, as the new CEO. Levinsohn, who took over as interim CEO in the wake of the ouster of Scott Thompson earlier this year, was named EVP and Head of Global Media by Thompson while he reorganized the businesses in April. Before that he had been running the Americas unit of the Internet giant. That put him in charge of key Yahoo businesses, including its media and advertising sales divisions.

Before joining Yahoo as EVP, Americas, in 2010, Levinsohn was the co-founder and Managing Director of Fuse Capital (formerly Velocity Interactive Group), an investment firm focused on digital media and communications. Formerly, he served in leadership roles at News Corp, where he worked for six years, as President of Fox Interactive Media, SVP and GM of Fox Sports Interactive Media and SVP of News Digital Media.

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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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