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Vacant CIO Posts

Vell Executive Search compiles Vacant CIO Posts in all Industries

PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE:  June 16 to July 15, 2013

Vell Executive Search compiles this report from public sources. Any knowledge as to the Search firm leading the project is included in the comments section for that company.

New CIO Roles since Last Report (June 15 2013)

  • California: Intel Labs, Central California Alliance for Health
  • Florida: Pinellas County Government
  • Iowa: Crescent Electric Supply Company
  • Maryland: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
  • Massachusetts: Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • New York: University at Buffalo
  • Ohio: Ohio State University, Ellucian
  • Texas: Sul Ross State University
  • Canada: University of Calgary

CIO Positions Closed since Last Report (June 15 2013)

  • Terracon Consultants – Terracon Consultants appointed Jason Kephart as CIO, replacing current CIO, Frank Milano, who will retire after 14 years of service with the company.
  • PeaceHealth - Ryan D. Ball has been named Chief Information Officer/Senior Vice President, Knowledge & Information.
  • NASA - NASA has appointed new CIO Larry Sweet from within its Johnson Space Center.

CIOs Appointed Through Internal Promotions (June 15-July 15, 2013)

  • Allison Transmission Holdings – The company named iCIO Dean E. Ranalli as Executive Director and CIO.
  • Capgemini - Lanny Cohen, previously head of Capgemini Group Application Services North America, has been appointed as Global Chief Technology Officer.
  • DeVry - DeVry appointed CTO Chris Nash as chief information officer.
  • Proto Labs - Proto Labs promoted Dr. Robert Bodor to Chief Technology Officer.
  • Advance Auto Parts - Advance Auto Parts Names iCIO Donna Justiss as SVP/CIO.
  • Progress Software - Progress Software named SVP Karen Tegan Padir as CTO.
  • ScanSource - Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development Andrea Meade was appointed to the new position of CIO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
  • HBO - SVP, Application Development Greg Fittinghoff was promoted to CIO at HBO, succeeding Michael Gabriel.
  • KAR Auction Services - KAR Auction Services promoted Peter Kelly as CTO. Kelly most recently served as president and CEO of OPENLANE, which KAR acquired in late 2011.
  • Seagate - Seagate’s CTO Robert W. Whitmore to leave; Operations Head William D. Mosley to take up responsibility as EVP, Operations and Research & Development.

Details of CIO Vacancies


Intel Labs, Santa Clara, CA
Revenues: $53.34b
Intel Corporation designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms.

July 2013 - Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO and director of the company's labs, is stepping down to meet a requirement in the company's bylaws that employees cannot serve as corporate officers after the age of 65. Intel Labs will report to Intel President Renée James until further decisions related to its leadership are made.

Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA
Revenues: $3.7b
Electronic Arts develops game software content and services that can be played on a variety of video game machines and electronic devices (platforms).

November 2012 - Derek Cheng has been named Interim CISO & Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance, as Spencer Mott has left Electronic Arts.

Shutterfly, Redwood City, CA
Revenues: $640m
Shutterfly is an internet-based social expression and personal publishing service company.

July 2012 - Shutterfly announced that senior vice president and CTO Neil Day resigned from his position, effective July 10 2012, in order to spend more time with his family. While the search for a replacement is underway, president and CEO Jeff Housenbold will act as the interim CTO, according to a Shutterfly spokesman.  

Cutera, Mountain View, CA
Revenues: $77.3m
Cutera, a medical device company, engages in the research, design, development of laser and other energy based aesthetics systems for practitioners worldwide.

September 2012 - Cutera announced the resignation of Leonard DeBenedictis, who is stepping down just 18-months after being named CTO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based aesthetic device maker. No replacement has been announced.

Heroku, San Francisco, CA
Revenues: NA acquired Heroku is a cloud platform that aids in the development of applications.

May 2013 - Heroku founder and CTO Adam Wiggins announced that he will be leaving the cloud application platform company, with no replacements announced yet.

Privlo, Santa Monica, CA
Revenues: NA
Privlo, the leading online marketplace for private mortgage loans, brings high quality, credit-worthy borrowers who do not meet the requirements of traditional mortgage banks, together with private mortgage lenders.

May 2013 - David Subar joined as Interim CTO. In this capacity David is responsible for all technology and product management issues.

Polycom, San Jose, CA
Revenues: $1.39m
Polycom is a provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and a provider of telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions based on open standards.

May 2013 – Polycom’s CIO, Arijit (Ari) Bose, has recently left the company, with no replacement announced yet.

Central California Alliance for Health, Scotts Valley, CA
Revenues: NA
The Alliance is a non-profit health plan that serves over 118000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties.

July 2013 – The organization is looking for a new Chief Information Officer..


Molycorp, Greenwood Village, CO
Revenues: $528m
Molycorp provides Rare Earths and Molybdenum products to companies.

March 2013 - Molycorp’s EVP & CTO John Burba, PhD., 60, has resigned, with no replacements announced.


University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT
Revenues: NA
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in Connecticut. Known as a Public Ivy, UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium.

March 2013 - The University of Connecticut (UConn) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost and CIO. Reporting to the Provost, the CIO will provide executive leadership and strategic vision for the institution's information technology assets, infrastructure and services.


Pinellas County Government, Clearwater, FL
Revenues: NA    
Pinellas County has 24 incorporated municipalities. All are governed by elected officials. City commissions generally consist of commissioners and a mayor.

July 2013 - Pinellas County is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Information Officer. The position reports to a multi-participant BTS Board pursuant to an interlocal agreement and serves as the department head for our Business Technology Services Department which is a full service information technology department providing data communications support for LAN and WAN networks, applications development utilizing leading edge development products, departmental and enterprise server software support, desktop product support and computer operations support.


PRGX Global, Atlanta, GA
Revenues: $208.5m    
PRGX Global provides recovery audit services to businesses and government agencies having payment transactions.

May 2013 - PRGX Global CIO Michael Noel has quit, with no replacements announced.

Equifax, Atlanta, GA
Revenues: $2.16b    
Equifax is a provider of information solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company’s clients and customers include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.

May 2013 - Chief Security Officer Tony Spinelli has joined as CISO of Tyco. Equifax is looking for his replacement.


Groupon, Chicago, IL
Revenues: $2.33b
Groupon operates as a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally.

November 2012 - Groupon is currently seeking a CIO, as Alan McIntosh has left the company.

Tellabs, Naperville, IL
Revenues: $1.05b
Tellabs is engaged in designing and marketing equipment and services to communications services providers.

July 2012 – Tellabs announced the retirement of its Executive Vice President and CTO, Dr. Vikram Saksena.

Nanosphere, Northbrook, IL
Revenues: $5.1m
Nanosphere develops, manufactures and markets a molecular diagnostics platform, the Verigene System.

April 2013 – Tim Patno resigned as CTO of Nanosphere.

Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology, Chicago, IL
Revenues: NA
The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) was introduced in 2008 to add innovation to the charter of the former Department of Business and Information Services.

May 2013 - After two years of leading technology projects in Chicago, Chief Data and Information Officer Brett Goldstein is moving on; the city announced on May 29 that on June 14, Goldstein will leave his position to pursue other opportunities in the tech sector, including a fellowship at the University of Chicago. The mayor will make an appointment in the coming weeks.

Horace Mann, Springfield, IL
Revenues: NA
Horace Mann is the largest, national multiline insurance company focusing on educators’ financial needs with more than $7 billion in assets. Horace Mann offers auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions to educators and their families.

May 2013 - Horace Mann is currently seeking a CIO to replace Mark Hansen, who recently left the company.


Crescent Electric Supply Company, Dubuque, IA
Crescent Electric Supply Company (CESCO) was founded in 1919. Today, it is one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States with over 130 locations in 27 states, under the brands of Crescent Electric Supply, Stoneway Electric Supply in the Pacific Northwest, and BA Electric Supply in Missouri.

July 2013 - Crescent Electric Supply Company is looking for a CIO. The role of the VP-CIO is to plan, coordinate, and direct all operational activities of the IT Department and to provide world-class systems, applications, and technology guidance to Crescent Electric Supply to support the company's strategic plans, develop value-added services, and enable its continued growth in a cost effective manner.

Maryland, Potomac, MD
Revenues: Private provides an online marketplace for domain names as well as revenue-sharing and brand development opportunities for individuals and corporations.    

February 2013 - Chad Bennett, who  served as President and Chief Technical Officer at Michael Mann's aftermarket sales venue,, for the past 10 months has stepped down from that position.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Hampstead, MD
Revenues: $1.04b
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is a designer, manufacturer, retailer and direct marketer (through stores, catalog call center and Internet) of men’s tailored and casual clothing and accessories and is a retailer of tuxedo rental products.   

June 2013 - Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is currently seeking a Chief Technology Officer.


Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston, MA
Revenues: NA
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is Boston's Planning and Economic Development Agency.    

June 2013 - The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Boston’s Planning & Economic Development Agency, is seeking candidates for the key position of Chief Information Officer..


Singing River Health System, Pascagoula, MI
Revenues: Private
Singing River Health System is a governmental entity organized and existing pursuant to the community hospital statutes of the State of Mississippi operating as a not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of two hospitals – Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospital.

December 2012 – Singing River Health System:is currently seeking a CIO. George Evans is Interim CIO at Singing River Health System.


Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO
Revenues: Private
Bass Pro Shops (Outdoor World) is a privately held retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise.

March 2013 – Bass Pro Shops is currently seeking a CIO, as Bill Wood has left the company.


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Revenues: NA
Montana State University (MSU) is a public university located in Bozeman, Montana, United States.

May 2013 – Montana State University President Waded Cruzado has appointed Adam Edelman as interim CIO and Anne Milkovich as interim associate CIO of MSU's Information Technology Center operations. The appointments are effective immediately. The appointments were made following the death of CIO Dewitt Latimer in a motorcycle accident on May 5. Edelman and Milkovich will share administrative responsibilities for IT Center operations that promote, develop and deliver information technology services and resources to the MSU campus.


Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Lincoln, NE
Revenues: NA
The Ameritas Life Insurance Company (established in 1887 as Old Line Bankers Life Insurance Company of Nebraska) is a mutual insurance company.

May 2013 – Ameritas is seeking a CIO as Nancy Dalessio is slated to leave the post. Richard Wiedenbeck, SVP, will fill the role in the interim.


International Game Technology, Las Vegas, NV
Revenues: $2.15b
International Game Technology is a global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of electronic gaming equipment and systems products, including online and mobile solutions.

October 2012 - International Game Technology announces a few management changes, saying that CTO Chris Satchell will be departing the company on October 19 2012.

New Jersey

Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Revenues: $7.7b
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.

March 2013 - Becton Dickinson is currently seeking a CIO as J. Peter Natale recently left the company.

DRS Technologies, Parsippany, NJ
Revenues: Private
DRS Technologies offers mission-critical products and services that support military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors, with leading market positions in air combat training systems, combat display workstations, electronic sensors, environmental controls, flight recorders, rugged computers, communications systems, thermal imaging devices, and logistics support services.

May 2013 – CISO Phil Ferraro has left the company to join Las Vegas Sands Corp. DRS is looking for a replacement.

New York

JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York, NY
Revenues: $91.65b
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial holding company. The Company is a global financial services firm and a banking institution in the United States, with global operations.

May 2013 - JPMorgan CIO Guy Chiarello is stepping down, according to an internal memo circulated within the bank and seen by the Wall Street Journal. Mike Ashworth, the head of global technology infrastructure, will assume CIO duties on an interim basis. The bank spokespersoin said a search for a permanent replacement is already underway.

PAR Technology Corporation, New Hartford, NY
Revenues: $245.2m
PAR develops technology solutions for hospitality companies: restaurant, hotel, spa, and retail.

August 2012 - PAR Technology Corporation is currently seeking a CIO, as Dan Christian has left the post.

Adecco Group North America, Melville, NY
Revenues: NA
Adecco Group North America is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions. We are the pre-eminent workforce management partner for Fortune 500 companies and career advisement expert for American workers, serving all of the key industries and professions that drive our economy forward.

June 2013 – Adecco’s CIO, Information Technology, Bryan Ackermann, has joined Korn/Ferry as CIO. Adecco hasn’t announced any replacement yet.

OTC Markets Group, New York, NY
Revenues: $33.2m
OTC Markets Group Inc. operates financial marketplaces for various U.S. and global securities. The company provides various products and services, including trading technologies and market information for broker-dealers, companies, investors, and market data distributors.

June 2013 – CIO Emilia Sherifova has left the company to join PulsePoint as CTO. No replacement has been named at OTC.

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Revenues: NA
UB is the largest and most comprehensive university center in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1990.

June 2013 – The University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking a strategic, forward-thinking leader for the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

North Carolina

Goodrich Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Revenues: Private
Goodrich Corporation, owned by United Technologies, is a supplier of aerospace components, systems and services to the commercial and general aviation airplane markets.

August 2012 - Goodrich Corporation is currently seeking a CIO, as Steve Hagood has left the post.

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Revenues: NA
East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, United States.

March 2013 - East Carolina University is currently seeking a CIO; responsible for telecommunications, computing, and systems and services for the university. Don Sweet is the iCIO.

Genworth Financial’s US Mortgage Insurance BU, Raleigh, NC
Revenues: NA
Genworth’s Mortgage Insurance Division works with lender partners, regulators, and policy leaders to help more people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership.

May 2013 - Genworth Financial is currently seeking a CIO to support US Mortgage Insurance, reporting to the US Mortgage Insurance COO.

Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC
Revenues: NA
Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation is a leader in providing high quality decorative and functional hardware products at an exceptional value. The company proudly offers its extensive line of hardware products through fine retail outlets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the country.

May 2013 - Liberty Hardware is currently seeking a CIO; responsible for leading and implementing IT initiatives and supporting related business development.

High Point University, High Point, NC
Revenues: NA
Founded in 1924, High Point University has over the past eight years tripled its enrollment, raised its national profile and transformed its academic programs and its campus with the goal of providing an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with high quality and caring faculty and staff.

May 2013 - High Point University is seeking a visionary and innovative leader for the position of CIO.

North Dakota

Information Technology Department, North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Revenues: NA
ITD was established to provide and regulate information technology solutions for state government of North Dakota, which includes analyzing emerging technologies and evaluating the impact they may have on the state's system.

May 2013 - Dr. Lisa Feldner, North Dakota's CIO for the Information Technology Department (ITD), recently accepted a new position as the ND University System Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research. Mike Ressler was appointed as the interim CIO of the state's Information Technology Department (ITD) by Governor Jack Dalrymple in May 2013.


Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Revenues: NA
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

June 2013 - The Ohio State University Chief Information Officer has resigned after five years. Mike Hofherr, associate vice president for Distance Education and eLearning, will be in charge of the OCIO while OSU searches for a replacement for Starkoff.

Ellucian, Tiffin, OH
Revenues: NA
Ellucian, the new company formed by the combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world.

July 2013 - Ellucian is looking for a Chief Information Officer.


City of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Revenues: NA
Tulsa is the second-largest city in the US state of Oklahoma and 45th-largest city in the United States.

December 2012 - Tulsa's CIO Tom Golliver, who has been on paid administrative leave since October, has submitted his resignation effective Dec. 31 2012. City Manager Jim Twombly told the Tulsa World that firms are being interviewed to conduct a top-down review of the IT Department.


J. C. Penney, Plano, TX
Revenues: $12.99b
J. C. Penney is a holding company. The Company is a retailer, its business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and through its Internet Website at

June 2013 - Kristen Blum, J.C. Penney’s CTO, has left the retailer, the latest in a string of exits following the firing of ex-Apple retail chief Ron Johnson in April, people familiar with the matter told Buzzfeed on condition of anonymity.

RadioShack Corporation, Fort Worth, TX
Revenues: $4.25b
RadioShack Corporation (RadioShack) is engaged in the retail sale of consumer electronics goods and services through its RadioShack store chain.

June 2013 - RadioShack Corporation announced that Ms. Sharon Stufflebeme, the Company's Senior Vice President and CIO, resigned to pursue other interests. Ms. Stufflebeme's duties will be temporarily assumed by various members of the Company's management while the Company commences a search for a replacement.

Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
Revenues: NA
A comprehensive regional university situated at Alpine in the Trans-Pecos region. Offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees.

June 2013 – The University is looking for a CIO who manages the day-to-day operations of the IT Department including directing staff in support of administrative and/or academic computing, networking, user services, telecommunications and other information technology functions.


Lumber Liquidators
, Toano, VA

Revenues: $813m
Lumber Liquidators is a retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories.

June 2012 - Lumber Liquidators disclosed that Seth P. Levy's employment as CIO and SVP of IT was terminated.  

Rosetta Stone, Arlington, VA
Revenues: $273m
Rosetta Stone is a provider of technology-based language learning solutions.

June 2012 - The employment relationship between Rosetta Stone and its CTO, Michael S. Fulkerson, was terminated, effective August 1, 2012. No replacement announced.

Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
Revenues: NA
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the US.

April 2013 - Transportation Security Administration CIO and Assistant Administrator in the Office of IT Emma Garrison-Alexander is retiring after 29 years in government. TSA deputy CIO Steve Rice will move into the acting role.


Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Revenues: $73.72b
Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers.

May 2013 - Tony Scott, who as CIO managed Microsoft's internal IT operations for the past five years, is leaving the company to focus on 'personal projects'. Jim Dubois, VP of IT product and services management, is serving as interim CIO, while the company searches for his replacement within and outside of the company.

Washington, DC

US Veterans Affairs Department, Washington, DC
Revenues: NA
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.

February 2013 - Peter Levin, CTO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned, with no replacements announced.

American Wind Energy Association, Washington, DC
Revenues: NA
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is a national trade association formed in 1974 and representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, and others involved in the wind industry.

March 2013 - AWEA is currently seeking a CIO, as Thad Lurie has left the post.

United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
Revenues: NA
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, with the primary responsibilities of protecting the US from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.

May 2013 - Richard Spires, one of the most visible and active IT leaders in the federal government, has resigned his position as CIO of the Department of Homeland Security. Margie Graves continues to serve as the acting CIO.

LivingSocial, Washington, DC
Revenues: Private
LivingSocial is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies.

March 2013 - LivingSocial's CTO/Co-founder Aaron Batalion has left the company. He is an advisor to the company now. No replacements announced.

XO Communications, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Revenues: Private
XO Communications (previously Nextlink Communications, Concentric Network Corporation and Allegiance Telecom) is a telecommunications company owned by XO Holdings. XO provides managed services and converged Internet Protocol (IP) network services that combine voice, Internet access, and private data networking for small and medium sized companies, enterprises, national and government accounts.

May 2013 - Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who left XO Communications recently as CTO, as its EVP of engineering and CTO. XO Communications is seeking a replacement.


Hudson's Bay Company
, Toronto, ON

Revenues: $4.07b
Hudson’s Bay Company operates as a retailer offering a selection branded merchandise in Canada and the United States, including: the Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters.

July 2012 - Hudson's Bay Company is currently seeking a CIO, as Ron Blahnik has left the post. Dan Smith is the Acting CIO.


University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Revenues: NA
The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, ranked one of Canada’s top seven research universities and a member of the 13 most research intensive universities in Canada (the G13), combining the best of long-established university traditions with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity.

July 2013 - The University's Senior Leadership Team is currently seeking a Full-time Chief Information Officer.

Other International

REpower Systems, Bremerhaven, Germany
Revenues: Private
REpower Systems, a Suzlon group company, is one of the leading international manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines.

February 2013 - Suzlon Group has announced that the CTO of its wholly-owned subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, Matthias Schubert, is to retire on 31st March 2013. Until a successor to head REpower’s technology function has been identified the CEO, Andreas Nauen, will oversee this portfolio.

ABB, Zurich, Switzerland
Revenues: $39.33b
ABB is engaged in power and automation technologies. The Company provides a range of products, systems, solutions and services.

May 2013 - ABB, the Swiss engineering group, is looking for a new CTO after Prith Banerjee quit. Claes Rytoft, head of technology at the Power Systems division, will be interim CTO as ABB searches internally and externally to fill the position.

Flextronics International, Singapore
Revenues: $23.56b
Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide.

March 2013 - AstraZeneca has appointed David Smoley as its new CIO. Smoley joins AstraZeneca from Flextronics International where he was SVP and CIO.


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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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