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NIKE, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Gannett Appoint Tech Execs to Board Featured

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NIKE names Gilt CEO and Digital Whiz to Board

NIKE appointed Michelle A. Peluso, 42, to serve as a Director. Peluso is CEO of Gilt, an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Prior to joining Gilt, she served as Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer of Citigroup and held senior management positions at, being appointed COO and then as President and CEO. She founded Site59, an online travel site, serving as its CEO until its acquisition by Travelocity in 2002. 

Former EMC HR Head Joins Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Board

Alexion Pharmaceuticals appointed John "Jack" T. Mollen, 61, to Board. Mollen was most recently special advisor to the Chairman of EMC and previously served as EMC's EVP, HR for 14 years. Prior to joining EMC, he was VP of HR at Citigroup. Mollen serves as a director for a number of not-for-profit and professional boards, including the New England Healthcare Institute, the HR Policy Association, Center on Executive Compensation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees, and as an advisory board member for Working Mother magazine.

Gannett Appoints Quest Diagnostics CIO as Board Member

Lidia Fonseca, 44, SVP and CIO at Quest Diagnostics, has been elected to the Board of Gannett. Fonseca is an advisory board member of Medivo, a leading healthcare data company; and prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, was SVP and CIO at Laboratory Corporation of America. Fonseca earlier served as EVP of Global Operations and Technology of Synarc and served in a variety of executive roles at Phillips Healthcare.

Date Range: April 16th - May 29th

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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.

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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