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Diversity on Tech Boards: Monotype Imaging and Extreme Networks Welcome Female Directors on Board Featured

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Monotype Imaging Appoints Director with Brand Expertise and Entrepreneurial Perspective

Monotype Imaging, the company specializing in typesetting and typeface design as well as text and imaging solutions, appoints Gay Warren Gaddis, founder and CEO of the advertising agency, T3 (The Think Tank), to its board. Gaddis founded T3 in 1989, and today the company is the largest independent advertising agency owned by a woman in the U.S. Gaddis began her career as a copywriter with The Richards Group. She then served as PR director for Baylor University Medical Center; Marketing Director for Leadership Dynamicsand later became a full partner at an Austin advertising agency, before founding T3.

Extreme Networks Names Cross-Functional Exec to Board

Provider of network infrastructure equipment and services Extreme Networks named Randi Paikoff Feigin, a seasoned industry veteran and former Juniper Networks executive, to its board. She worked at Juniper Networks for 13 years, until late 2012, in a variety of roles including VP of strategic alliances; VP of business process re-engineering; and VP of investor relations. Prior to that, she was at Cisco, responsible for educating Wall Street on the company's strategy, vision and financial performance. She joined Cisco as a result of the StrataCom acquisition in 1996. At Stratacom, she established and managed the investor relations strategy and execution. Prior to her investor relations career she worked in the Equity Research departments of Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and Robertson Stephens. 

Date Range: February 7th - March 11th

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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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