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Tech Execs Appointed to Non Tech Boards 2/29 to 3/31 2013 Featured

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Honeywell Nominates Former CFO of Hyperion Solutions for Board

Honeywell nominated Robin Washington, 50, SVP and CFO, Gilead Sciences and former CFO of Hyperion Solutions, to its Board of Directors. Washington joined Gilead in her current role in 2008. In this role, she spearheads Gilead's global finance, investor relations, and information technology organizations. Prior to her time at Gilead, Washington served as CFO of Hyperion Solutions, an enterprise software company that was acquired by Oracle in 2007. Washington also spent nearly ten years at PeopleSoft, where she became SVP and Corporate Controller. Prior to this role, Washington assumed other senior roles including Director, Finance, International Operations as well as Director, Finance, EMEA. She currently serves on the Board of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Yahoo! COO Joins as New Director of Target

Target elected Henrique De Castro, 47, COO of Yahoo! to its Board of Directors. He joined Yahoo! as COO in late 2012. For the prior seven years, he held various senior leadership positions at Google, including global roles in media, mobile and platforms, partner business, strategy and sales. He also previously led teams at Dell and McKinsey & Company in Europe.

LPL Financial Nominates Former Chair & CEO of Xerox to Board

LPL Financial, the independent broker-dealer and institutional service provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings, nominated Anne Mulcahy, 60, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, to its Board of Directors. Mulcahy served as CEO of Xerox Corporation from 2001 to 2009 and chairman of the company from 2002 to 2010. She joined Xerox in 1976 and has held various management positions in marketing, human resources and operations. She is currently a board director of Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation and The Washington Post Company, and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Save the Children.

Date Range: February 29th - March 31st

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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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