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Salesforce Appoints YouTube CEO to Board

Salesforce appoints Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, to its Board. Before heading YouTube, she was SVP for advertising and commerce of Google. Wojcicki joined Google in 1999 as the 16th employee and served as the search engine's first marketing executive. At Google, Wojcicki has overseen product management of AdSense, Google Book Search and Google Video as well as the syndication of the company's products. 

Citrix Gets New Chief Strategy Officer

Geir Ramleth is joining Citrix as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Ramleth will be responsible for a range of strategic, technical and operational teams to fully realize the company’s vision of a software-defined workplace. From 2002 until 2013 he served as SVP and CIO of Bechtel Corporation. Before that, he was president and CEO of Genuity, a Bechtel Enterprises company formed to deliver Internet and data services until its sale to GTE and also held management positions with Oracle, PageMart Wireless, and PacTel Personal Communications.

HP’s Chief Strategy Officer Joins Carbonite as President and CEO

Cloud backup services company Carbonite has named Mohamad Ali as the company's President and CEO. He was also elected to the company's Board. He succeeds Carbonite co-founder David Friend, who will now serve as Executive Chairman.

Ali joins Carbonite from Hewlett-Packard, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. Before HP, he served as CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Prior to Aspect, he led Avaya's Global Services division as its President, and was additionally responsible for the company's research labs, strategy and corporate development. Ali also held senior positions at IBM, including VP of Strategy and Business Development for the Information Management Division.

Date Range: October 28th - December 10th

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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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