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Yahoo! Appoints Interim Chair and Former eBay COO as Permanent Board Chairman

Yahoo's has named its interim chair Maynard Webb Jr, 58, as new chairman of its board of directors. Webb has been a member of the Yahoo board since early 2012, and was appointed interim chairman earlier this year, replacing outgoing chairman Fred Amoroso.

Webb is a veteran of the tech industry, having served as the former CEO of LiveOps, a provider of cloud contact center services, a position he held from 2006 to 2011. Prior to that, he also served as president of technology, and then COO, of eBay from 1999 to 2006. Earlier in his career, Webb also served as the CIO of Gateway.

Date: August 19, 2013

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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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