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Symantec Appoints Cisco SVP Sheila Jordan as New CIO

Symantec appoints Sheila Jordan as its new CIO. Jordan is currently SVP of Communications and Collaboration IT at Cisco, where she has worked for nine years. In addition, Jordan had global responsibility for, the company's gateway for information to customers, partners, analysts, the news media, and new recruits. Jordan joined Cisco in 2005 from Walt Disney World, where she was SVP of Destination Disney. She serves as a director for NextSpace, a provider of innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, and sits on the CIO Advisory Board for SnapLogic. 

Jordan replaces Marty Hodgett, who left Symantec in December after a year and a half on the job. Before Symantec, Hodgett was the president and CEO of RivalWatch, which produced a Web-based competitive intelligence tool used by many of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers.

Prior to joining RivalWatch, he was the CIO and VP of Business Strategy for Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), and also had a distinguished twenty-two year career at Accenture where he was a senior partner and worked across several industry sectors.

Date: January 29, 2014

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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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