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Big Changes at HP - March/April 2011 Featured

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Tom Hogan, 50, decided to leave HP. He served as EVP of Sales and Marketing for HP’s Enterprise Business group, with global responsibility for the sales and marketing of all products and solutions for the $57-billion-a-year business. Prior to this, Hogan turned around HP’s software business. Hogan also served as the CEO of Software maker, Vignette and was an executive at SAP. Jan Zadak, Managing Director for HP Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will assume Hogan’s role.

HP announced it appointed Tracy Keogh to serve as EVP of HR. Most recently, she was SVP of HR at Hewitt Associates, where she created an award-winning virtual learning and development network, implemented a disciplined global succession planning process and designed a comprehensive program that improved employee engagement globally. Keogh succeeds Marcela Perez de Alonso, who is retiring from HP.

HP announced that Carl Boustany has been appointed HP IHPS segment specialist for Middle East, Mediterranean (Turkey and Greece) and Africa (MEMA). Boustany has spent 15 years in product and sales management within the printing industry and by taking his new role at HP, he was looking to further develop his experience and learn more about digital technology.

HP appointed Brian Humphries as SVP of the newly created Growth Markets Organization to lead the company's strategy for accelerating revenue opportunities in the world's fastest growing economies. Humphries most recently served as SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at HP. Previously, Humphries served as VP of Finance for HP Services and HP's VP of Investor Relations.

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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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