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Bell Canada Enterprises Names Former CPP Investment Board CEO as New Director

Bell Canada Enterprises appointed David F. Denison, 60, as a Director of BCE and Bell Canada. Mr. Denison has served as President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board. Prior to his appointment to the CPP Investment Board, he was President of Fidelity Investments Canada. He serves as a Director at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and as a member of the World Bank Treasury Expert Advisory Committee. He is a director of The United Way of Greater Toronto, and a member of the Toronto Community Foundation Investment Committee and the University of Toronto Investment Advisory Committee.

Former HP CTO Joins Altera Board

Altera Corporation named Shane Robison to the company's board of directors. Mr. Robison served most recently as EVP, CTO and chief strategy officer for HP. Additionally, he held senior executive leadership positions in product development and business management with world-leading technology companies, including AT&T Labs, Cadence Design Systems and Apple.

Early Advocate of Enterprise Risk Management Joins E*TRADE Board

E*TRADE appoints James Lam to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Lam is currently president of James Lam & Associates, a consultancy singularly focused on risk management. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Investments, and Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital Markets Services.

Compuware’s Chairman Changes

Peter Karmanos, Jr., 69, the Executive Chariman of Compuware will retire from the Company's Board after forty years of service as an executive of the Company. The company appointed Gurminder Bedi, 64, currently the Company's lead independent director, to succeed Mr. Karmanos as the non-executive Chairman upon Mr. Karmanos' retirement. Mr. Bedi has served on the Board of Directors since 2002.

OpenTable adds Glassdoor CEO to board

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation network, elected Robert Hohman to serve as a director of the Company. He is a co-founder of Glassdoor, an online provider of job and career information, and has served as its CEO since 2007.  Prior to that, he served as the President of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, President of Classic Custom Vacation at Expedia, and SVP of Cruise and Package at Expedia.

President of the Ford Foundation Joins Online Deals Company’s Board

Valassis named Luis A. Ubinas, 48, president of the Ford Foundation, to board. With a distinguished record of leadership in both the profit and nonprofit sectors, Ubinas brings a strong background in media including digital and emerging technologies. In his role at the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropic foundation in the United States, he helped to more clearly define the foundation's objectives and streamline its global operations. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Ubinas was a director at McKinsey, leading the firm's media practice on the West Coast. Ubinas serves on several nonprofit, government and corporate boards and advisory committees, including the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development, the Advisory Committee for the U.S.-China 100,000 Strong Initiative and the boards of the New York Public Library and the Collegiate School for Boys. He also serves on the Board of Electronic Arts and on the U.S. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation.

Former AOL Exec Joins Rosetta Stone’s Board

Language learning solutions company Rosetta Stone named chairman and CEO of Vox Media, James P. Bankoff, to its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Vox Media, Bankoff served as a senior adviser with Providence Equity Partners. Before that he was at AOL serving as EVP of programming and products; president, AOL web properties; president, Netscape; and VP of strategy and operations, AOL brand.

Former Fox Interactive Exec Joins Keynote Systems’ Board

Keynote Systems, the provider of Internet and mobile cloud monitoring and testing solutions, appointed Mark Jung to its board. Currently an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, Mark brings over 20 years of successful Internet and mobile CEO and entrepreneur experience to Keynote. Prior to Khosla Ventures, he served as COO of Fox Interactive Media where he was responsible for its Internet business, including MySpace, IGN Entertainment, and He took the post at Fox Interactive Media after its parent company, Newscorp, purchased IGN Entertainment, a company he founded and took public at the height of the Internet boom in the 1990s. Earlier in his career, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey. He currently serves as a member of the board of DataXu, Inmar, Ness Computing, SeatMe, and WGT Media.

Cloud Host Cbeyond Names Industry Veterans to Board

Cloud hosting provider Cbeyond has named Jonathan Crane and Marvin Wheeler to its board of directors. Crane has more than 35 years of industry experience with a focus in cloud computing, having been the chief commercial officer at IPsoft, where he oversaw growth strategies for the company. Before joining IPsoft, Crane served as president and chairman of the board at Savvis, where he was responsible for leading the company’s cloud business. Prior to Savvis, he was chief strategy officer at Worldcom.

For the past 25 years, Wheeler has worked in the industry with a focus on cloud hosting, data center operations, IT efficiency and IP services deployment. He most recently served as COO and chief strategy officer of Terremark. He has also served on the Intel Capital Advisory Board and the Microsoft Service Provider Advisory Board. Wheeler was the founding member, secretary, executive director and chairman of the board of the Open Data Center Alliance, a non-profit group that  promotes the growth of cloud computing through open, interoperable standards.

Inphi Corporation Names New Board Members

Inphi Corporation named Bruce McWilliams to its Board of Directors. Bruce McWilliams is President and CEO of SuVolta. Prior to joining SuVolta, he was President and CEO of Tessera Technologies, which he took public through a highly successful IPO. Mr. McWilliams also served as President and CEO of S-Vision, a liquid crystal-on-silicon based display technology company, SVP of Flextronics International, and President and CEO of nCHIP, a multichip module packaging company that was acquired by Flextronics.

David Liddle has also joined the Inphi Board. David Liddle joined U.S. Venture Partners in 2000, after retiring as president and CEO of Interval Research Corporation. Prior to co-founding Interval, Mr. Liddle founded and served as CEO of Metaphor, which was acquired in 1991 by IBM, where he became VP of Business development for IBM Personal Systems. Mr. Liddle's extensive experience in research and development includes 10 years at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and as head of the System Development Division (SDD).

Imation Goes Through Board Changes

Storage and data security company, Imation, appointed Theodore Bunting, Jr, 53, and William LaPerch, 56, to board. Bunting is currently Group President, Utility Operations, for Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Bunting has previously held numerous executive positions within Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries, including SVP and chief accounting officer. He is also a certified public accountant.

LaPerch was CEO, President and Director of AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Prior to AboveNet, LaPerch held executive management positions at MCI telecommunications, a global business and residential communications company, and at NYNEX, a regional telephone holding company.

Glen A. Taylor, 71, resigned from Imation's Board of Directors. Taylor, chairman of Taylor Corporation and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and Minnesota Lynx (WNBA), had been a director of Imation since 2000.

BillMyParents Names Finance Business Leader to Board

BillMyParents, the online retail payment platform, named Brian Thompson to its Board of Directors. He is currently SVP of Equity Dynamics, a financial consulting entity established by renowned business leader and philanthropist John Pappajohn. Prior, he served as CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Kum & Go, one of the largest convenience store chains in the U.S. He has served as President and CFO of Astracon, a provider of connectivity intelligence software to communications service companies. As a partner and CFO for Edgewater Private Equity Funds from he completed over 15 private equity transactions with capital in excess of $300 million.

Former NetApp Chief Strategy Officer Joins Overland Storage’s Board

Unified data management and data protection solutions company, Overland Storage, has appointed Vic Mahadevan to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mahadevan was previously Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp, and has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He assumes the Board seat vacated by the resignation of Shmuel Shottan. Mahadevan also previously served as CEO of Deeya Energy, NeoEdge Networks and MaXXan Systems (now CipherMax), as well as in executive positions at iVita and at LSI Corporation, where he served as VP of marketing and oversaw all aspects of product management, outbound marketing, and business alliances.

Lantronix Appoints Industry Veteran and Company CEO to Board

Lantronix, the device networking and remote access products company, appointed technology industry veteran Bruce Edwards, 59, and company President and CEO Kurt Busch, 42, to the company's board of directors.  Edwards served Powerwave Technologies, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of advance coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless communications industry, as Executive Chairman, CEO, president and a director. Prior to Powerwave, he was EVP, CFO and director of AST Research, a personal computer company. Edwards succeeds former independent director John Rehfeld who retired from the board. Edwards currently serves as a director of Semtech, a supplier of analog and mixed signal semiconductor products and Emulex Corporation, a premier global provider of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions.

Kurt Busch has served as Lantronix president and CEO since 2011. Prior to joining Lantronix, he served in senior leadership positions at Mindspeed Technologies, a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure solutions. Prior to Mindspeed, Busch's experience included business development roles at Analog Devices, as well as roles in engineering, sales, marketing and general management at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Intel, and two Silicon Valley start-ups.

CompuMed Elects CEO to Board

CompuMed, the medical computing, medical imaging, telecommunications and networking technologies company appointed its CEO Maurizio Vecchione, 48, since 2007, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Vecchione served previously as president and CEO of Trestle Holdings, a medical imaging and digital pathology company.

Business Software Firm Sees Board Changes

Pacific WebWorks’ longtime Chairman and CEO, Kenneth W. Bell, 62, will be retiring. Mr. Bell has served as the CEO of Pacific WebWorks since joining the Company in 2001 and later added the role of Chairman. Company President K. Lance Bell, 32, has been appointed as the new Chairman and CEO. Lance has served as President of Pacific WebWorks since 2011 and has 13 years previous experience in the software business, most recently with CedarCrestone, an international software consulting firm.

Christian R. Larsen, 37, resigns as a director of the Company. He had resigned as the President and Secretary of the company in 2011, and is the former CEO and COO of the company. He served as a consultant for Utah WebWorks. He has over fifteen years experience providing computer consulting and business management services.

Wayfair Appoints Its First Female Board Member, an online retailer of home furnishings, has appointed Julie M.B. Bradley to the company’s board. Bradley, who is SVP and CFO of TripAdvisor, is Wayfair’s first female director. Prior to TripAdvisor, she worked at Art Technology Group, which was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

BSQUARE Appoints Strategic Development Expert to Board

BSQUARE, the provider of software solutions and related engineering services to companies that develop smart, connected devices, appointed Andrew Harries, 44, to the Company's Board of Directors. He currently runs his own advisory and consulting practice. He is a co-founder of Sierra Wireless and served as Sierra's SVP of Sales, Marketing and Operations. He is also the co-founder of Zeugma Systems where he served as the President and CEO until Tellabs acquired substantially all of the company in 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Harries has also held the position of Senior Product Line Manager at Motorola.

Panzura Expands Board With Industry Veteran

Marcel Gani joins the cloud storage solutions company Panzura’s Board of Directors following leadership positions at Juniper Networks and NVIDIA. Gani currently consults with several venture funds to advise early stage high tech companies. Prior to this, Gani held the position of Chief of Staff of Juniper Networks, which he joined as the company's CFO from 1997-2004. He was also responsible for Information Systems and Human Resources. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, he served as VP and CFO of NVIDIA, Grand Junction Networks, Primary Access, and NeXT Computer.

CRM Software Developer Adds Board Members

CRM software developer Insightly has named Gregg Brockway and Matt Holleran to its board of directors. Brockway was co-founder and is former President of TripIt (acquired by Concur Technologies). He has served as President of Classic Vacations, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of, Associate & Director, East Asia of Hellman & Friedman, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Holleran is a venture partner at Emergence Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Holleran’s team started and built the AppExchange and partner network at Prior to his software career, Holleran was a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley's private equity division and worked at Bain & Company. Insightly just raised $3M in a financing round from Emergence Capital Partners.

Deltathree Adds Former Verizon Exec as New Board Member

Deltathree, the VoIP products company, elected Donna Reeves-Collins to serve as a director of the Company. She has served as Managing Director of Rich Products’new ventures/product development division since 2007. She joined Rich Products following its signing of a joint venture development agreement with Cole & Parks, a bakery cafe restaurant which develops unique food products that was founded by Ms. Reeves-Collins in 2003 and where she has served as CEO since its inception. Prior to founding Cole & Parks, she served in a number of positions at Frontier Corporation, including SVP of Sales, President of Sales for the Western Region and President and COO of a joint venture with Verizon Wireless. Following Frontier's acquisition by Global Crossing in 1999, she served as the SVP of Sales Media & Entertainment for Global Crossing through 2001. Adds Domo Founder to Board

Josh James, the former founder of Omniture, has joined the board of, the company that offers up sales analytics software aimed at inside sales representatives. James is currently CEO and founder of Domo, and has previously been disclosed as an investor in

Brand Affinity Technologies Taps Disney Exec For Board

Brand Affinity Technologies, the online celebrity endorsements startup, has tapped Al Weiss, the former President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, to its board. Weiss retired from Disney in 2011. Brand Affinity Technologies runs such sites as Fantapper, and also recently acquired the fan photography business of Printroom.

Siemens Healthcare Exec Named to InTouch’s Board

Telemedicine equipment developer InTouch Health named John Glaser, Ph.D., to its board. Glaser is CEO of the Health Services Business Unit of Siemens Healthcare, and also has served at Partners HealthCare and at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Markle Foundation Appoints New Board Member

Gilman Louie, a partner at Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capitalist firm, has been appointed to the board of directors at the Markle Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with interests in health IT.

Awarepoint Appoints New Director

Keith Pitts, vice chair of Vanguard Health Systems, a network of acute care specialty hospitals in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas, has been appointed to the board of directors of Awarepoint, a provider of real-time location system tools and work flow software for the health care industry.

digiChart Appoints New Chair

Harry Jacobson, chair of MedCare Investment Funds and founder and managing director of TriStar Technology Ventures, has been appointed chair for digiChart, a provider of EHR and practice management systems for OB-GYN practices. Dr. Jacobson replaces digiChart’s former chairman, G. William Bates, M.D., M.B.A., who has been named chairman emeritus of the company. The former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Jacobson is a nationally renowned healthcare investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several companies.

Former Allina CEO named Scottsdale Institute chairman

Donald Wegmiller, chair of C-Suite Resources, a health care business intelligence firm, and chair emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, an executive compensation and physician compensation organization, has been named chair of the board at Scottsdale Institute, an association of health care delivery systems focused on using IT to improve quality. Mr. Wegmiller co-founded Scottsdale Institute and has served for nearly two decades as Vice Chairman. A renowned healthcare executive in his own right, he served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and chairman of the American Hospital Association.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders Names CEO and Board Member

Ron Keen, CIO and co-founder of PureWellness, a provider of corporate employee wellness programs and health engagement tools, has been appointed to the the state's health information exchange and regional extension center for health IT, Vermont Information Technology Leaders' board.

John Evans, former president of the consulting firm Strategic Alliance Advisors, has been named president and CEO of Vermont Information Technology Leaders. As president of Strategic Alliance Advisors, Evans provided leadership for statewide HIE initiatives in Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, and New Hampshire, as well as regional HIE projects in New York and northern Michigan. Before starting his consulting firm, Evans was deeply involved in Vermont’s efforts to develop a statewide health information exchange, as SVP and CTO at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

AirStrip Technologies Names Board Members

Todd Cozzens, an adviser at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, has been appointed chair of the board of directors at AirStrip Technologies, a mobile health IT provider.

Keith Pitts, vice chair at Vanguard Health Systems, which operates health care facilities in five states, also has been appointed to AirStrip's board.

Streamline Health Solutions Appoints Netsmart CEO to Board

Michael Valentine, CEO of Netsmart, a software developer and IT provider for health care organizations, has been appointed to the board of directors for Streamline Health Solutions, a provider of content management, business analytics, computer-assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement tools.

Date range: October 29th - November 25th

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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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