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Tech Board Appointment of note 4Q2010 Featured

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

  • Former CFO of AMD and Packard Bell, Marvin Burkett, 64, joins semiconductor firm Netlogic Microsystems’ Board
  • BI solutions provider QlikTech appointed John Burris, 55, to its Board. Burris is the CEO of cybersecurity firm Sourcefire. His previous experience includes Citrix, Lucnet, and AT&T.
  • GSI Commerce appointed David Rosenblatt, 42, to its Board. Rosenblatt is the former CEO of DoubleClick and former President of Google Display Ads. The investment banker also sits on the board of IAC.
  • Semiconductor-maker Veeco appointed Thomas Gutierrez, 62, to its Board. Gutierrez is the CEO of GT Solar. He was previously CEO of synthetic textile maker Xerium, and CEO of energy storage firm Invesys.
  • Search engine aggregator, InfoSpace promoted long time Director and private equity investor John E. Cunningham IV, 52, to Chair of the Board as the prior Chair is no longer considered an independent board member. Board member William Ruckelhaus, 46, CFO of AudienceScience, was appointed interim CEO. 
  • Bill Russell, 58, was promoted from Lead Director to Non-Executive Chair at B2C Pricing Software maker Pros Holding. Russell was formerly an executive at HP and has served on the Boards of both webMethods and Cognos. Meanwhile, Bert Weinmiller, 67, retired as Chair and CEO and Andres Reiner, 39 was named CEO.
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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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