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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.

Red Hat Appoints GE Veteran as Board Member

Red Hat appointed Charlene Begley, 47, a former executive at CEO, to its board of Directors. Begley served in various capacities at General Electric from 1988 through December 2013. Most recently, she served in a dual role as SVP and Chief Information Officer, as well as the President and CEO of GE’s Home and Business Solutions business. Begley is currently a director of The NASDAQ OMX Group and WPP plc.

Former World Bank Group CIO Joins Board of E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Financial services company E*TRADE Financial Corporation appoints Shelley B. Leibowitz to the Company's Board of Directors. Leibowitz served as Group CIO for the World Bank from 2009 to 2012. Prior to the World Bank, she served as CIO at Morgan Stanley and Greenwich Capital Markets.

Well Respected Industry Innovator Joins Bazaarvoice Board

Ratings and reviews software company Bazaarvoice named Mary T. McDowell to its board. She served as a member of the Nokia Leadership Team for nine years until 2012. During her tenure at Nokia, she held the positions of EVP for Mobile Phones, EVP and chief development officer, and EVP and general manager of Enterprise Solutions. Before that, she was SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development and SVP of the Industry Standard Server Group at Hewlett Packard and Compaq. McDowell currently holds board positions with Autodesk and UBM plc. 

Date Range: November 22nd - December 28th

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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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