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Friday, 14 January 2011 12:13

CEO Appointments of Note in 4Q2010 Featured

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We didn’t have room in our latest newsletter for these significant technology appointments, but we would be remiss not to mention them…

  • Networking provider QLogic promoted CFO Simon Biddiscombe, 43, to CEO.
  • WAN optimization company, Blue Coat Systems, appointed Mike Borman, 55, as CEO. Borman previously served as CEO of Blue Martini and Avocent and head of sales for the $14 billion IBM software division.
  • Shoretel announced a new President and CEO, Peter Blackmore, 63. He previously served at UTStarcom, Unisys and HP with global sales and marketing experience in Asia, Europe and North America.
  • Security Software maker Commtouch promoted Ido Hadari, 36, to CEO. Founder Gideon Mantel, CEO and Chair, 50 retires. Lior Samuelson, 61, was appointed Chair.
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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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