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Women Appointed to Tech Boards: eBay, Teradata and Convergys Featured

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eBay’s New Director Adds Media Perspective

eBay appointed Bonnie Hammer, 64, to its board of directors. Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, brings in a background in consumer and social-media content to the eBay board. Hammer becomes the second woman on the board. She’s joining ahead of the planned spinoff of the company’s PayPal payments unit this year, and decisions about which directors will be placed on which boards after the split will be determined later. Hammer joined USA Network as a Universal Television programming executive in 1989 and has held several top positions at the company, including president of USA Network and Syfy channels. Before that, she developed and produced programs at several other cable and local TV channels.

Teradata Adds Cigna’s CMO to Board

Teradata elected Lisa R. Bacus, 49, to its Board of Directors. Bacus is EVP and Global CMO at Cigna. Bacus joined the company in 2013. Before that, she served as EVP and Chief Marketer at American Family, and served in many key roles at Ford, including Director of Global Marketing Strategy, Director of Global Market Research, Head of Marketing for Ford in Mexico, and Brand Manager and Regional Sales Manager for Lincoln.

Convergys Appoints Retired Finance Exec as Director

Convergys appointed Cheryl K. Beebe, 59, as a director. Beebe is retired EVP and CFO of Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries. She served in this role from 2010 to 2014. Beebe currently serves on the Board of Directors of Packaging Corporation of America, a box manufacturer for conventional shipping containers, custom-printed corrugated boxes, custom packaging, and retail displays.

Date Range: December 28th 2014 - January 30th 2015

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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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