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CA Appoints Former Taleo Head as New CEO

CA Technologies has named Michael P. Gregoire, 46, as the company’s new CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. He will succeed William E. McCracken, 70, who has served as the CEO since 2010 and is retiring.

Most recently, Gregoire was chairman, president and CEO of Taleo for seven years, spanning a period ranging from its IPO in 2005 to its acquisition by Oracle earlier in 2012. Before joining Taleo, Gregoire spent four years at PeopleSoft (which Oracle acquired), where he was the EVP, PeopleSoft Global Services, and spent 12 years at EDS (which HP acquired), where he held a number of senior positions including Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Group, Chief Technologist for Manufacturing and Financial verticals, as well as several architecture and project management positions.

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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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