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Verizon Elects Aetna Chair/CEO to Board

Verizon Communications elected Mark T. Bertolini, 57, chairman and CEO of Aetna, to its Board of Directors. Bertolini joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna's Specialty Products. He served as EVP and head of Aetna's regional businesses prior to being named president. In 2007 he was named president and in that role was responsible for all of Aetna's businesses and operations. Prior to joining Aetna, Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans and SelectCare, where he served as president.

Priceline Group Appoints Former BofA CFO as New Board Member

Online travel and related services company The Priceline Group named Charles (Chuck) Noski as its newest Director. In 2012, Noski retired from the role of Vice Chairman of Bank of America, to which he was named after serving as the company's EVP and CFO.  Prior to that, he served as CFO, Corporate VP and Director of Northrop Grumman; was Vice Chairman of the Board and CFO of AT&T; and led Hughes Electronics (now DIRECTV) in various senior executive roles, including President and COO. He began his career at Deloitte where he was named Partner.

Juniper Networks Adds Two Directors in Agreement With Elliott

Network gear maker Juniper Networks named two independent directors Jim Dolce, 51, and Rahul Merchant, 58, to its board and said activist investor Elliott Management would support the nominations. Juniper and Paul Singer-controlled Elliott were in talks about adding a number of new directors to the company’s board. Elliott and its associates held an 8.7 percent stake in Juniper as of November.

Dolce is now CEO of Mobile security firm Lookout. Before his current role, he was VP Carrier Market Development at Akamai. Dolce has founded four companies, has experience managing both private and public organizations, and has led teams ranging from three to 3,000. He built Unisphere, which was sold to Juniper Networks, and played a key role in scaling Juniper to a multi-billion-dollar revenue run rate from 2002-2006, as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations. He has a current role on the board of optical transmission outfit Infinera.

Rahul N. Merchant is New York City’s former Chief Information and Innovation Officer and the seventh Commissioner of the Department of IT and Telecommunications. Prior to joining the City, he was an Operating Partner at Exigen Capital and served as an EVP, CIO, and Member of the Executive Committee of Fannie Mae. He also served as SVP, Chief Investment Officer, and CTO of Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2004. Merchant is on the board of Fair Isaac and Emulex.

Ingersoll Rand’s Chair/CEO to Retire from Iron Mountain’s Board

Michael Lamach, 50, will retire from Iron Mountain’s Board of Directors and will not be standing for re-election. Lamach is Chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand, and served as President and COO earlier. Earlier he served at Johnson Controls' Automotive Group, and Controls Group.

VeriSign Board Adds Lawyer and Former US Deputy Attorney General

Jamie S. Gorelick was elected to VeriSign's Board of Directors. Gorelick has been a partner with the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since 2003. She served as Deputy Attorney General of the United States from 1994 to 1997 and as General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 1993 to 1994. She has been a director of since 2012. She previously served as a director of United Technologies Corporation and of Schlumberger Limited.

Jack Henry Appoints Director with Leadership Experience in Credit Union Industry

Jack Henry & Associates appointed Shruti S. Miyashiro to its Board. Miyashiro is President and CEO of Orange County's Credit Union, which she has led since 2007. Prior to her current role, Miyashiro held other senior positions in financial services organizations, including President and CEO of Pasadena Federal Credit Union and President and CEO of Orange County Group.

PTC’s Board Member for Two Decades Not to Stand for Re-Election

PTC, formerly Parametric Technology, announced that Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter will transition off its board and not stand for re-election. A professor at Harvard Business School since 1973 and a Harvard University Professor since 2001, Porter has served as a member of PTC’s board for 20 years. Prof. Porter will continue to serve as a strategy advisor to the company, and will continue to collaborate closely with PTC president and CEO Jim Heppelmann in thought leadership on the impact of the rise of smart, connected products on competition and strategy.

Plantronics CEO Joins Board of Integrated Device Technology

Integrated Device Technology, the company that designs semiconductor solutions for the advanced communications industry, appointed Ken Kannappan, president, CEO and board member at Plantronics, to its Board. Kannappan joined Plantronics in 1995 as VP of sales, responsible for OEM sales and the Asia Pacific/Latin America markets. After a series of promotions, he was appointed in 1998 to president and COO then, less than a year later, to CEO, as well as elected to the Board. Prior to joining Plantronics, he was SVP of investment banking for Kidder, Peabody & Co.

SAIC Appoints Director with both Federal and Corporate Experience

Science Applications International Corp. appointed Deborah B. Dunie as a member of board of directors. Dunie formerly served as EVP and CTO of CACI International. Prior to CACI, she served within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Deputy Under Secretary for Counterintelligence and Security and as Director of Plans and Analysis. She also served as Director of the Business Transformation Office at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency). Dunie began her career as an engineer at ITT Corp. and also had senior management positions at Martin Marietta, Raytheon and Oracle.

Amkor Technology Appoints Active Philanthropist and Director with Extensive Board Experience

Amkor Technology, the provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services, appointed Susan Y. Kim, 51, as a new board member. Kim is a former Board Member of EB Games Corp. She served as Senior District Manager, Personnel Manager, Buyer and as a Field Manager of EB. She is an active philanthropist who currently sits on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. In the past she has served on numerous Boards including: The National Constitution Center, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Franklin Institute, The GESU School, and The Shipley School.

comScore’s New Director is Former P&G Exec with Market Research, Digital Media and Analytics Experience

Internet analytics company comScore appointed Joan M. Lewis, formerly SVP of Global Consumer and Market Knowledge at The Procter & Gamble Company, as director. Lewis' appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeffrey Ganek, a member of the comScore Board of Directors since May 2008.

Lewis worked at P&G for more than 27 years, both in the U.S. and in Europe, most recently serving as the SVP of Global Consumer and Market Knowledge. Lewis has served on the Board of several organizations, including the Singapore Industry Advisory Board for Consumer Insights, the Advertising Research Foundation Board of Directors, and the Business Advisory Council for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

Cray Names Former HP and SAP CMO as New Board Member

Cray has named Martin Homlish, 62, the CEO of marketing agency AMP, to its board. Prior to his current role at AMP, Homlish was most recently a member of the HP executive committee, and in his tenure at HP he held the roles of EVP and Chief Customer Officer, and also served as EVP and CMO. Prior to HP, he spent eleven years at SAP where he held positions like CMO, COO and corporate officer. He also spent 15 years at Sony, held several executive leadership positions there, and led the launch of the Sony PlayStation in North America.

NFL CIO Joins Board of RingCentral

RingCentral, the provider of cloud-based phone systems, appointed Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP and CIO of the NFL, to its Board. McKenna-Doyle joined the NFL as CIO in September 2012. Prior to that, she was CIO at Constellation Energy, and SVP and CIO at Universal Orlando Resort. She previously spent more than 13 years at the Walt Disney World Company where she held senior leadership positions in Finance, Marketing and IT. Elects Its Former CTO to Board

Digital coupons company elected Steve Horowitz, VP of Engineering at Snapchat and former CTO at, to its Board of Directors. Before joining Snapchat, Horowitz was SVP of Software Engineering at Motorola Mobility, where he led global software engineering and was responsible for Motorola's software strategy and products. Prior to working at, Horowitz led the Android engineering team at Google. Steve has also held key leadership roles at Microsoft and Apple.

Former CEOs of Jive and Epiphany Software Join Board of ServiceMax

Tony Zingale, 58, and Roger Siboni, 60, have joined the board of ServiceMax, a cloud software company devoted to managing service personnel in the field. Zingale is the chairman and former CEO of the software company Jive. He ran Jive through its 2011 IPO and led the software firm Mercury Interactive for its final two years as a public company before selling it to Hewlett-Packard for $4.5 billion in 2006. Epiphany went public in 1999 and is now part of Infor.

Roger Siboni is the former CEO of Epiphany Software and a former KPMG COO. He also served as the President and CEO of iLeverage.

Valify Bolsters Board With Former Perot Systems President

Valify, which is developing spending management software for the healthcare industry, has hired GuideIT CEO Chuck Lyles, 51, for its board of directors. Lyles was previously also President of Perot Systems Healthcare Group, which he served for ten years before its acquisition by Dell. GuideIT is the brand new technology services provider which is backed by the Perot Family. 

Date Range: January 31st - March 10th

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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.

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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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