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Women Appointed to Tech Boards 11/26 to 12/26 2012 Featured

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Verizon Adds Board Member

Verizon elected Kathryn A. Tesija, EVP of merchandising and supply chain at Target, its Board of Directors. Tesija joined Target in 1986 and has held a variety of leadership positions within merchandising. She is a member of Target's executive committee and currently oversees all merchandising functions, including product design and development, sourcing, inventory management, merchandising systems, presentation and operations, as well as the company's global supply chain.

Google Exec Departs from HomeAway’s Board; Former AOL Exec Fills Vacancy

Susan Wojcicki, 44, leaves as director of HomeAway, the company that manages online vacation rentals sites. Wojcicki joined HomeAway’s board in 2011, right before the company went public. A Google veteran, she serves currently as SVP of product management and engineering for all advertising products at Google.

The company elected Tina Sharkey to fill Wojcicki’s vacancy. Sharkey was chairman and global President of BabyCenter, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, she held various senior positions at AOL.

ANTs Software Appoints New CFO as Director

ANTs Software, a compatibility and virtual technologies software manufacturer, named Elise Vetula as the CFO and Member of the Board Of Directors, from NextTraq where she served as the Comptroller. Elise brings more than 20 years of experience as a CFO and in other leadership positions in the financial arena with organizations such as Char Baxter Communications.

Payments Processor Appoints Accomplished Finance Exec to Board

Heartland Payment Systems appointed Maureen Breakiron-Evans, 57, to board. She served as CFO of Towers Perrin, VP & GM of CIGNA, EVP and CFO at Inovant, and held several positions at Transamerica Corporation including VP and General Auditor, VP of Control and Services and President of Transamerica Business Technologies. Ms. Breakiron-Evans began her career as a financial auditor, ultimately serving as an Audit Partner with Arthur Andersen.

Date Range - November 26th - December 26th

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Dora Vell

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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