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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:54

Breaking News: Google CFO Patrick Pichette to Retire Featured

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Google CFO Patrick Pichette to Retire; Company Searches for Replacement

Google’s SVP and CFO Patrick Pichette, 52, intends to retire. Pichette will be assisting in the search for a new CFO and ensure an orderly transition, which the company expects will occur within the next six months. Pichette has been Google’s CFO since August 2008 and serves as its Principal Accounting Officer. He joined Bell Canada in 2001 as an EVP of Planning and Performance Management, and rose to ranks of CFO and President of Operations. 

Before that, he served as EVP of Operations and Finance at Teleglobe Communications, Principal and Partner of McKinsey & Company's Montreal office, Lead member of McKinsey's North American Telecom Practice, VP and CFO of Call-Net Enterprises and an Associate at McKinsey in Toronto. Patrick is a board member of Trudeau Foundation and Bombardier, and serves as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders, Canada.

Date: March 11, 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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