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Vacant CIO Posts
Vell Executive Search compiles Vacant CIO Posts
PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE: September 18 to October 16, 2013

Seems that there are more Open CIO posts than appointments in the past month. This is our monthly update on recent CIOs appointed across industries as well as vacant CIO posts.

IThe report is organized as follows: (1) Summary of New Open CIO Posts by State in the Past Month (2) by State/Country: Appointments and Open Position Details.

Any suggestions for improvement on this report (or in general) are greatly appreciated.

Dora Vell
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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 (September 17, 2013)

  • California: City of Oakland, Living Spaces
  • Kansas: Black & Veatch Corporation
  • Michigan: Masco Cabinetry, Crain Communications
  • Minnesota: UCare

Other International:

  • Deutsche Borse
  • University of Newcastle
  • Woolworths

Details of CIO Vacancies and Appointments

Note: Appointments refer to - Appointments since last report (September 17, 2013) and through internal promotions (September 18-October 17, 2013)


CIO Roles Open

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.

City of Oakland, Oakland, CA
Revenues: NA

City of Oakland is the eighth largest city in the State of California, and serves as the administrative hub of the County of Alameda and the center of commerce and international trade for the Bay Area region.

October 2013 – The city is looking for a CIO reporting to the City Administrator and will be responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the Department of IT.

Living Spaces, Los Angeles, CA
Revenues: NA

Living Spaces is a furniture company.

September 2013 – Living Spaces is searching for a CIO to lead their information technology team and manage all aspects of our enterprise system, network and hardware infrastructure.

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.

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.

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.

Axesstel, San Diego, CA
Revenues: $59.7m

Axesstel provides wireless voice, broadband access and connected home solutions for the worldwide telecommunications markets.

September 2013 - On September 4, 2013, Stephen Sek tendered his resignation as Chief Technology Officer, effective September 30, 2013. Mr. Sek is leaving to accept a position with a company he worked with prior to joining Axesstel, Inc. in 2006.


CIO Roles Open

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.

First Data Corp.,  Atlanta, GA
Revenues: NA

One of the world's largest electronic payments processors, First Data serves more than 6 million merchants and some 4,000 card issuers in some 35 countries.

August 2013 - John Hellickson is interim CSO, as SVP/CSO Susan Mauldin has been named CSO at Equifax.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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.

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.


Internal Promotions & Others

  • Firefly Legal: Firefly Legal announced the promotion of former IT director Clifton Dillman to chief information officer.

CIO Roles Open

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.

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.


CIO Roles Open

1st Source Bank, South Bend, IN
Revenues: NA

Founded in 1863 in South Bend, Indiana, 1st Source bank remains the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area.

September 2013 - 1st Source Bank seeks to recruit a CIO who will be responsible for providing vision and leadership in developing and implementing information technology initiatives and for managing the Information Technology Group.


CIO Roles Open

UCare, Minneapolis, MN 
Revenues: NA

UCare is one of the largest health plan providers in Minnesota, with some 220,000 members scattered throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes and in several counties in western Wisconsin.

October 2013 - UCare is seeking a CIO who will oversee the innovation and development of company-wide technology programs and infrastructure during a time of rapid growth and changing business requirements..


Appointments Listed as Open in Prior Report

  • Crescent Electric Supply Company: Crescent Electric Supply named e-commerce, open architecture and legacy systems expert Erich Lemke as VP, CIO.


CIO Roles Open

Black & Veatch, Overland Park, KS
Revenues: Private

Black & Veatch (BV) provides the ABCs of construction, engineering, and consulting. The international group is one of the largest private companies in the US. It specializes in infrastructure development for the energy, water, environmental, federal, and telecommunications markets.         

September 2013 - Black & Veatch is looking for a CIO who provides a technology vision and leadership for developing and implementing Global information technology (IT) initiatives that support Black & Veatch's global growth and productivity strategies.


CIO Roles Open, 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.

Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
Revenues: NA

Department of Health & Human Services, Food & Drug Administration. The FDA is a Federal scientific law enforcement agency with the legislated responsibility for ensuring that drugs, biological products and medical devices are safe and effective, that food and drugs are adequately packaged and informatively labeled and that radiation emitting devices are safe, and to prevent and reduce tobacco use.

September 2013- Food & Drug Administration office is looking for a CIO.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

Masco Cabinetry, Taylor, MI
Revenues: NA

Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid, Merillat and Quality Cabinets, and the DeNova countertop brand.

October 2013 – Masco Cabinetry is seeking a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who will partner with our business leaders to develop and execute an Information Technology (IT) strategy in support of our business goals. 

Crain Communications, Detroit, MI
Revenues: NA

Crain Communications is a leading publisher of trade journals and weekly business newspapers with about 30 titles serving audiences mostly in North America, Europe, and Asia.

October 2013 – Crain Communications is seeking a CIO who will partner with the business leaders to develop and execute an IT strategy in support of the business goals.


CIO Roles Open

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.

New York

Appointments Listed as Open in Prior Report

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co: JPMorgan Chase & Co. appointed BP CIO Dana Deasy as the company’s new CIO.
  • University at Buffalo: CIO at Ohio University Brice Bible named UB VP and CIO at University at Buffalo.

Internal Promotions & Others

  • Goldman Sachs: Goldman Sachs has named co-COO of Goldman's equities business, R. Martin Chavez, to become CIO when Steven Scopellite, a 28-year veteran of the bank's technology group, retires at year-end.

CIO Roles Open

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.

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. 

ProGaming, New York, NY
Revenues: NA

ProGaming is a software development house which services the booming social media and online multiplayer (sometimes called ‘E-Sports’) gaming market by creating patented generic interface concepts for unlimited multiplayer tournaments in the spheres of online gaming and social media gameplay both so popular today.

August 2013 – Progaming Platforms accepted the resignation of Boaz Lowenstein as Chief Technical Officer and director of the Company. Mr. Lowenstein informed the Company that the reason for his resignation was the time commitment requirements of his present employment position, which rendered him unable to devote time and efforts to the Company. 

Business Insider, New York, NY
Revenues: NA

Business Insider is a U.S. business and technology news website launched in February 2009 and based in New York City.

September 2013 – Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson was forced to resign following Twitter firestorm. 

North Carolina

CIO Roles Open

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.

RTI International, Durham, NC
Revenues: NA

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

September 2013 - RTI is seeking a CIO with a strong track record of developing and implementing technology strategies to support a diversified global business.

North Dakota

Appointments Listed as Open in Prior Report

  • Information Technology Department, North Dakota: North Dakota named iCIO Mike Ressler as the state’s new CIO.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

State of Oregon, Salem, OR
Revenues: NA

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the US state of Oklahoma and 45th-largest city in the United States.

September 2013 - Oregon's Department of Administrative Services, the central administrative agency of the Oregon state government, is conducting a search for a new State Chief Information Officer (State CIO). This position is located in Salem, Oregon.

South Carolina

CIO Roles Open

Georgetown Hospital System, Georgetown, SC
Revenues: NA

Georgetown Hospital System is located on the South Carolina coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. The facilities include Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Waccamaw Community Hospital, Waccamaw Rehabilitation Center, NextStep Adult & Pediatric Rehabilitation, NextStep Wound Healing Center, NextStep Pain Management Centers, The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park, HealthPoint Center for Health & Fitness & The Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center.

September 2013 - Georgetown Hospital System is seeking a CIO.


Appointments Listed as Open in Prior Report

  • J. C. Penney: J.C. Penney names its SVP Business Solutions Scott Laverty as its new CIO.

Internal Promotions & Others

  • Speed Commerce: Speed Commerce promoted SpeedFC’s VP of IT shared services Jyoti Lynch to CIO.

CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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. 


CIO Roles Open

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.

The Seattle Times Company, Seattle, WA
Revenues: NA

The Seattle Times is a newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, US. It is the largest daily newspaper in the state of Washington.

September 2013 - The Seattle Times is seeking a CTO.

Washington, DC

CIO Roles Open

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.


CIO Roles Open

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. Jacques du Plessis is Interim CIO.


CIO Roles Open

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

CIO Roles Open

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.

Deutsche Boerse, Eschborn, Germany
Revenues: NA

Deutsche Boerse AG is a Germany-based international financial marketplace operator. It operates four business segments: Xetra; Eurex; Clearstream, and Market Data & Analytics.

October 2013 - Deutsche Borse CTO and Clearstream CIO, Yves Baguet, leaves. His CIO responsibilities will be taken over by Richard Green, who is currently running one of Clearstream's application development departments. Green will also take over the CTO role on an interim basis.

University of Newcastle, Newcastle, GBR, Australia
Revenues: NA

University of Newcastle is an institution of higher learning that emphasizes scientific research and educational studies..

October 2013 - Mark Pigot has left the position of CIO at the University of Newcastle after just four months in the job. Ann Walters, associate director IT services, has been appointed acting CIO.

Woolworths, NSW, Australia
Revenues: $58.5b

Woolworths is the largest supermarket/grocery store chain in Australia, owned by Woolworths Limited.

October 2013 - A global search is reportedly underway for the replacement of Woolworths’s CIO, Dan Beechman, who confirmed his departure from the chain.

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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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