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CIO Succession: New Vell Study Featured

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63 Fortune 500 CIO Appointments And What You Can Learn from Them

CIOs have never been more vital to the success of your business. Meanwhile, competition for the best and brightest CIOs has never been fiercer. Vell Executive Search just published research to help companies recruit top-notch CIOs.

CIO Succession: 63 Fortune 500 CIO Appointments and What You Can Learn from Them addresses questions such as: Should we hire a first-time CIO? Should the CIO report to the CEO, to an operations executive, or to the CFO? Will the reporting structure help attract a better candidate? How strongly should you push for a diverse candidate? What does “business knowledge” mean in the CIO role? Should the CIO come from another business area? What about the increasingly complex technology environment? We offer research and data that help companies shape these appointment decisions.

Some of the insights and takeaways are surprising.

A complimentary copy of the report is available on our website (Download Report). No need to leave your name or contact information when downloading. Your comments and insights are appreciated.

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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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