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Verizon Elects MetricStream CEO to Board

Verizon Communications elected Shellye Archambeau, 49, CEO of enterprise-wide governance, risk, compliance (GRC) solutions company MetricStream, to Board. Archambeau joined MetricStream in 2002. Previously, she was CMO and EVP of sales for Loudcloud, CMO for NorthPoint Communications, president of Blockbuster's e-commerce division, and held domestic and international executive positions in a 15-year career at IBM.


QUALCOMM Appoints Former US Diplomat to China as Board Member

QUALCOMM appointed Clark T. Randt, Jr., 67, to its Board of Directors. Randt brings more than 30 years of experience as a diplomat, attorney and businessman who has a comprehensive understanding of Chinese industries and businesses, and he currently serves as the president of Randt & Company. In his current role, he provides strategy consulting services to clients that are developing business in China. Randt was U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and was a partner at Shearman & Sterling where he served as head of China practices and was a member of the firm's M&A and corporate finance groups. Randt previously held a number of additional government-affiliated positions, including: First Secretary and Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; the China representative of the National Council for United States-China Trade; and served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service.

BlackBerry Replaces CEO

BlackBerry will replace CEO Thorsten Heins. Fairfax Financial will lead a group of investors pouring $1 billion into the troubled handset maker, with Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa becoming lead director. Former Sybase CEO John Chen will serve as interim CEO and executive chairman once the investment is completed.


Polycom Appoints Experienced Technology Execs to Board

Polycom, the global leader in open, standards-based unified communication and collaboration (UC&C), appointed Robert J. Frankenberg, 65, and Martha Helena Bejar, 48, to the Board of Directors. Frankenberg is the owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm focused on the high tech industry, and previously held both the CEO and Chairman roles at Novell and Encanto Networks.

Bejar is currently CEO and Board Director of Flow Mobile, an innovative new broadband services company, and previously held leadership positions at Wipro Infocrossing and Microsoft.

Sprint Goes Through Management Changes

Paget Alves, Sprint's Chief Sales Officer, has left the company, and CMO Bill Malloy will retire in March 2014. Alves, a 14-year Sprint veteran, had been in the Chief Sales Officer role for the past two years. His responsibilities will be split into three roles. Bob Johnson, formerly Sprint's Chief Service and Information Technology Officer, will now add the role of president and lead Sprint's retail sales and store operations.

Senior Execs Leave ARRIS Group

Telecommunications equipment manufacturing co ARRIS Group announced that Rob McLaughlin, leader of the company's North America Sales and Global Marketing & Communications team, and John Burke, leader of the Company's Cloud Solutions team and its Corporate Strategy and Development Team, are leaving ARRIS to pursue other opportunities.

Date Range: October 4th - November 8th

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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.

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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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