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Connectivity Solutions Giant Appoints Retired Southwest Airlines’ CFO as Director

TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, elected Laura H. Wright, 54, to its Board. Since her retirement in 2012 as CFO of Southwest Airlines, Wright founded GSB Advisors, to provide strategic and financial consulting to growth and non-profit companies. During her 25 year career at Southwest, she served in a variety of financial roles including CFO, SVP of Finance, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. She began her career at Arthur Young & Co.

Fleetmatics Appoints Intuit VP to Board 

Fleet tracking service provider Fleetmatics appointed Intuit VP and GM, Allison Mnookin, to its Board. Mnookin is VP and GM of Intuit QuickBase, a product which allows workgroups to build customer solutions that enable their productivity. She's held several positions at Intuit during her tenure, including GM in Intuit's Small Business Division. Prior to joining Intuit in 1998, she held several sales and product marketing positions with Oracle.

Former Apple Exec Betsy Rafael Joins GoDaddy as First Female Board Member

GoDaddy, the internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has appointed Betsy Rafael to its board. The former Chief Accounting Officer at Apple and Finance VP at Cisco has 30 years of finance and operations experience at numerous companies, including Ernst & Young, Sun, SGI, Escalate and Aspect Communications. She is currently on two other corporate boards, Echelon and Autodesk.

Date Range: March 12th - April 9th

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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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