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Vacant CIO Posts

Vell Executive Search compiles Vacant CIO Posts in all Industries

PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE:  July 16 to August 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 Positions since Last Report (07/15/2013)

  • California: Sharp HealthCare, American Pacific Mortgage, Sackett National Holdings
  • Colorado: 24-7 Intouch Contact Centers
  • Georgia: Kabbage
  • Illinois: United Stationers, Federal Signal Corporation
  • New York: North American Breweries, Modell's Sporting Goods
  • Texas: Carriage Services
  • Virginia: MarkLogic
  • Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Canada: SaskTel

      New CIOs Announced Since Last Report (07/15/2013)

  • Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology – Acting Commissioner of DoIT Brenna Berman is the City’s next CIO and the Commissioner of DoIT.
  • East Carolina University – iCIO Don Sweet is now CIO.
  • US Veterans Affairs Department - Senior adviser to U.S. CTO Marina Martin has been named today as the secretary’s senior adviser and CTO at the Veterans Affairs Department.
  • REpower - Russell Stoddart, VP of engineering and sales at US automotive company Borgwarner, is now CTO of REpower.

CIOs Appointed Through Internal Promotions (July 16-August 15, 2013)

  • A. Schulman - A. Schulman’s new VP & CIO Donald B. McMillan is former Chief Accounting Officer/Corporate Controller and Interim Finance Director – EMEA of the company.
  • Great Expressions Dental Centers - GEDC promoted VP, IT Ken Strohschein to CIO of the leading dental service organization.
  • Oncor – Company veteran Mark Carpenter has been promoted to the position of Vice President and CIO at Dallas-based utility Oncor.
  • Blast Radius - Blast Radius promoted established technology executive Gautam Lohia to the newly created role of CTO.
  • NetApp’s U.S. public sector  division - Cyber practice lead Lee Vorthman has been promoted to CTO for federal civilian agencies.
  • Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion - Information systems exec John Bruggeman has been promoted to the role of CTO at HUC-JIR.
  • Proto Labs - Director of business development Robert Bodor has been promoted to CTO at Proto Labs.
  • Hitachi Data Systems (Asia Pacific) - A/NZ CTO Adrian De Luca has been promoted to CTO of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) for the Asia Pacific region.
  • News Corp - Programme Director (Consultant) Dominic Shine is named Global CIO at News Corp, responsible for IT Shared Services, enterprise technology infrastructure and oversight of Information Security.
  • Compudyne – Compudyne promotes insider John Marinac as president and CTO.
  • Xceedium - The premier provider of privileged identity management for the hybrid cloud, promoted John Suit from VP of Product Management to CTO.
  • SEVEN Networks - The mobile traffic management and optimization software firm, promoted senior technology executive of acquired company SNRLabs, Chaitali Sengupta, to CTO.
  • PlayBox Technology - Chief Research and Development Officer Stanislav (Sunny) Petkov is now CTO.
  • Siam Commercial Bank - Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) appointed Banesh Prabhu, who recently joined the company, as Senior EVP and Head of the bank's Technology and Operations Group.
  • MITRE Corporation – Long-timer Mark Maybury, Ph.D. was promoted to VP and CTO.
  • Cigniti Technologies - Cigniti, an independent software testing services company, has appointed Mahendra Alladi from recently acquired company Gallop Solutions, as its CTO.

      Details of Open CIO Posts


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.

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 CIO.

Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA                                                              Revenues: NA

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California.

August 2013 - Sharp HealthCare is looking for a SVP, CIO.

American Pacific Mortgage, Roseville, CA                                                 Revenues: NA

American Pacific Mortgage is a retail mortgage lender in America.

August 2013 - American Pacific Mortgage is looking for a CIO, who will be a member of the executive team and provide leadership, planning and management for all areas of Information Services strategy, development and implementation.

Sackett National Holdings, San Diego, CA                                                Revenues: NA

Sackett National Holdings is a provider of comprehensive settlement services to financial institutions nationwide.

August 2013 - Sackett National Holdings is currently looking for an individual to join their team as CIO.  This position, based out of San Diego, is responsible for developing, executing, and managing IT strategies of the enterprise and for maintaining the integrity of the technology environments supporting the various business units.


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.

24-7 Intouch Contact Centers, Denver, CO                                              Revenues: NA

24-7 Intouch is a North American contact center.

August 2013 - 24-7 Intouch is currently accepting applications for a CTO in ther Denver, Colorado location.


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. The University of Connecticut will be assisted by Heidrick & Struggles.


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 CIO. 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.

Kabbage, Atlanta, GA                                                                                Revenues: NA

Kabbage is an online financing corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides working capital to small businesses.

July 2013 - Kabbage is looking for a CTO who will need to focus on many areas and has broad technology management experience including applications, infrastructure, operations and security.


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.

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.

United Stationers, Deerfield, IL                                                               Revenues: $5.08b

United Stationers is a wholesale distributor of business products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, and industrial supplies.

August 2013 - S. David Bent, Senior Vice President of eBusiness Services and Corporate CIO, will be leaving United Stationers to pursue a new career opportunity. No replacements announced.

Federal Signal Corporation, Oak Brook, IL                                              Revenues: $803m

Federal Signal Corporation designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers.

July 2013 - Federal Signal Corporation announced that on July 18, 2013, Charles F. Avery, Jr. submitted to the Company his notice of his intention to resign as the CP, Corporate Controller and CIO, effective July 31, 2013. No replacements announced.


Crescent Electric Supply Company, Dubuque, IA                                    Revenues: NA

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 Clothiersis 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, Boston’s Planning & Economic Development Agency, is seeking candidates for the key position of CIO.


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

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 CIO.

North American Breweries, Rochester, NY                                              Revenues: NA

North American Breweries (NAB) is the national platform for investments and growth in the beer and malt beverages industries for KPS Capital Partners, LP. NAB acquired Genesee Brewing Company, Labatt USA and a perpetual license for Seagram's Escapes from Pernod Ricard USA, LLC in 2009. The combination created the largest independently-owned beer company in the U.S.

July 2013 – The company is looking for a CIO, who will be responsible for managing the company’s IT organization in order to maintain and enhance the systems that enable business performance. 

Modell's Sporting Goods, New York, NY                                                   Revenues: NA

Modell's Sporting Goods is a family-owned sporting goods chain, operating stores throughout the Northeastern United States, from New England to Northern Virginia.

July 2013 – Modell's Sporting Goods is currently seeking a results oriented business executive with a successful track record of leveraging technology to achieve tactical and strategic business goals as SVP/CIO. 

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.

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 CIO 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 CIO.


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.

Carriage Services, Houston, TX                                                              Revenues: $204.1m

Carriage Services is a provider of death care services and merchandise in the United States.

July 2013 – George J. Klug, SVP and Chief Information Officer of Carriage Services, informed the management of the Company of his intent to retire from the Company effective as of August 9, 2013. No replacement has been announced yet.


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.  

MarkLogic, McLean, VA                                                                             Revenues: NA

MarkLogic is an American software business that makes a NoSQL database.

July 2013 - MarkLogic is seeking a CTO to be an integral part of its Public Sector Sales Organization. 


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

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.

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.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI                        Revenues: NA

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), a doctoral/research intensive University, is Wisconsins premier public urban university, offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 30,000 students.

March 2013 – The University is looking for an Associate Vice Chancellor for IT who will serve as the university’s CIO.


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 CIO.

SaskTel, Regina, Saskatchewan                                                                Revenues: $1.2b

SaskTel is a major player in the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Operating as a provincial Crown Corporation, SaskTel is the leading full-service communications provider in Saskatchewan with $1.2 billion in annual revenues, more than 1.4 million customer connections and a workforce of over 4,000 employees.

July 2013 – The company is looking for a CIO, who’s role is to align SaskTel’s IT vision with business strategy by integrating company business processes with innovative and leading edge technologies and applications.

Other International

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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