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New Technology Board Members February 2011 Featured

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David Kenny, 48 President of Akamai Technologies has joined the Yahoo!’s Board of Directors. Kenny was previously a managing partner of VivaKi and CEO of Digitas, where he transformed the company from a direct marketing business to cutting-edge interactive communications firm.

Eric Hippeau, 58 of Yahoo! Inc is resigning from the Board. He has served on Yahoo!’s Board since 1996.Through his deep global expertise in technology and content and strong leadership positions in the industry, he made invaluable contributions to the company and the Board.

John T. Gremp, 58 has joined FMC Technologies as President and CEO succeeding Peter D. Kinnear and additionally he has also joined the company’s board. Kinnear will continue in role of Chairman of the Board until October 31, 2011, at which time Gremp will assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board. Gremp was appointed President and COO of FMC Technologies in April, 2010. During his 35 year career, he has held a variety of management roles, recently serving as the Executive Vice President of Energy Systems in 2007 and Vice President Energy Production in 2004.

Michael R. Cannon, former President of Global Operations of Dell  has joined the board of Seagate Technology. Cannon, 57 is an industry veteran with a 35-year career in high technology companies. He retired in January 2009 after serving as president, Global Operations of Dell from February 2007. Prior to Dell, Cannon worked as CEO of Maxtor Corp and served on its board from July 1996 until Seagate acquired Maxtor in May 2006. He held senior management positions at IBM before joining Maxtor. Cannon previously served on the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology from October 2006 until February 2007, on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems, since 2003 and on the Board of Directors of Elster Group SE, a metering technology company, since September 2010.

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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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