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Citrix Gets Illumina’s President to Board

Citrix added Francis A. deSouza, 44, technology industry veteran and president of Illumina, a leading biotechnology company, to its board. deSouza founded two technology companies, both of which were acquired, and spent time at Microsoft before serving in five different executive roles at Symantec, including group president, enterprise products and services. He began his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center and went on to consult on technical and change management projects with Gemini.

Rackspace Appoints Former Ariba President to Board

Rackspace, the managed cloud company, named Kevin Costello, 52, has joined the Rackspace board of directors. A veteran in the SaaS industry, Costello served as the president of Ariba for six years. When SAP acquired Ariba in 2012, Costello continued to serve as president, where he focused on driving the Ariba solution through the SAP cloud go-to-market organization to ensure successful integration. Prior to Ariba and SAP, Costello served in various senior management positions during his 18-year career at Andersen Business Consulting.

LogMeIn Gets New CFO

LogMeIn promoted Edward (Ed) K. Herdiech to CFO and treasurer. Having joined LogMeIn in 2006, Herdiech currently serves as the company's SVP of finance and principal accounting officer. Current LogMeIn CFO Jim Kelliher has resigned from his position to pursue an executive role at a Boston-area technology startup. Kelliher, who has served as CFO since 2006, will assist Herdiech during the transition.

Digital River CFO to Resign

Stefan B. Schulz intends to resign as CFO of Digital River, for personal reasons, effective after the closing date of the Company's previously announced and pending merger pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among the Company, Danube Private Holdings II, and Danube Private Acquisition Corp., each of which is an affiliate of Siris Capital Group.

Date Range: December 11th 2014 - January 3rd 2015

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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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