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Tech Directors Join to Non-Tech Boards: Wendy's, Envestnet, CTC Media Featured

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Former Microsoft CMO Joins Wendy's Board

Wendy's elected Michelle (Mich) Mathews-Spradlin to serve as a director of the Company. Prior to her retirement in 2011, Mathews-Spradlin worked at Microsoft for 18 years, where she served, among other roles, as CMO and SVP. In this position, she oversaw the company's global marketing function and built demand for the technology brands, including Windows, Office, Xbox, Bing and Internet Explorer. 

Former President and CEO of First Data Investor Services Appointed as Director of Envestnet

Envestnet, the provider of wealth management solutions, appointed James L. Fox to its Board of Directors. Fox has an extensive career in the financial services industry, having most recently retired as Non-Executive Chairman of FundQuest, upon its acquisition by the Company. Prior to that, he was President and CEO. Fox has over 30 years of senior executive experience with The BISYS Group and First Data. He joined First Data’s Investor Services Group as SVP and CFO in 1989, ultimately rising to President and CEO.

CTC Media Appoints Former TeliaSonera M&A Head as Board Member

CTC Media appointed Kaj Gradevik, 43, to its Board of Directors. Gradevik is rejoining the Company's board, having previously served as a Director from 2002 to 2009. He currently manages his own financial advisory and consultancy firm. He previously served as VP and Head of M&A for TeliaSonera, Europe's fifth largest telecommunications company. He held M&A leadership positions at joined Modern Times Group. He was an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch in London.

Date Range: February 8th - March 17th

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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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