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Motorola Solutions Appoints iCFO as CFO Leaves

Motorola Solutions named Gino A. Bonanotte, 48, as acting CFO. Bonanotte will replace Ed Fitzpatrick, 46, who will be leaving the company. The company has initiated a search for a permanent CFO and is targeting to complete that process by the close of 2013. Bonanotte, previously corporate VP overseeing financial operations for the company's sales and product operations organization, joined Motorola in 1988 and has held a number of key global financial leadership positions in his 25 years with the company including corporate financial planning, supply chain, strategy and market business development, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. 

Fitzpatrick was named EVP, CFO in 2011 and SVP, CFO in 2009. He was SVP, Corporate Controller and Acting CFO before that. He served as Corporate VP, Finance, Home and Networks Mobility business; VP, Finance, Home and Networks Mobility; VP, Finance and Controller, Networks and Enterprise;VP, Finance and Controller, Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

Retired HP Printing Vet Joins Harris’ Board

Harris Corporation, the international telecommunications equipment company, elected Vyomesh I. Joshi, 59, to its Board of Directors. Joshi retired in 2012 after a 32-year career at Hewlett-Packard, where he most recently was EVP of the company's Imaging and Printing Group. He joined HP in 1980 as a research and development engineer and went on to hold management positions of increasing responsibility within the company until his retirement. Joshi is a director of Wipro and served as a Director ofYahoo! from 2005 to 2012.

Alcatel-Lucent Appoints Ex-Goldman Sachs Partner as Chief Financial and Legal Officer

Alcatel-Lucent named Jean Raby as new Chief Financial and Legal Officer. Raby will replace current CFO Paul Tufano, who’s departure was announced earlier. Raby was previously a partner and managing director at the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, and before that worked as an associate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell between 1989 and 1996.

Ingram Micro Mobility Appoints APAC Head

Ingram Micro appointed Felix Wong, 46, a 20-year veteran of the mobile telecommunications and technology industries, and a former executive of BrightPoint for 12 years, as president of Ingram Micro Mobility Asia Pacific. Wong, who is currently VP and managing director of South East Asia for Ingram Micro Mobility, will continue to be based in Singapore and will report to Shailendra Gupta, who assumes the newly created role heading the company's global mobility operations as senior EVP and president, Mobility. Wong will replace Bruce Thomlinson, current president of Ingram Micro Mobility Asia Pacific.

British Telecom Divisional CIO Joins WANdisco as Worldwide Engineering VP

WANdisco, a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, appointed Richard Fletcher, former British Telecom executive, as the company's new Vice President of Worldwide Engineering. Fletcher joins WANdisco from British Telecom where he was CIO of BT Conferencing, British Telecom's teleconferencing division. Prior to BT, Fletcher served as COO of voice and communications services provider Ribbit, which was acquired by BT. Before Ribbit, he was COO of broadband and telecommunications provider PlusNet.

Huawei Appoints CEO for South Africa

Huawei, one of China's leading manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, has named Wilson Liu as the new CEO of Huawei South Africa. Liu joined Huawei in year 2000 and has held a number of senior management positions with the company, including CEO for both Huawei Oman and Huawei United Arab Emirates and serving as a Senior Technical Instructor at Huawei University in China, an advanced training centre dedicated to skills and knowledge training and development for employees.

Date Range: July 29th - August 29th

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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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