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Women Appointed to Tech Boards: JDS Uniphase and PAR Technology Featured

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JDS Uniphase Appoints Plantronics’ CFO and Seasoned Finance Exec as New Board Member

JDS Uniphase, the provider of network and service enablement solutions, appointed Pamela Strayer, 46, as a director of the company. Strayer is currently the CFO at Plantronics, a position she has held since July 2012. She is also Certified Public Accountant. She served as Chief Accounting Officer, VP and Controller, Senior Director and Assistant Corporate Controller at Autodesk.

Prior to Autodesk, she spent five years at Epiphany, a customer relationship management software company acquired by SSA Global Technologies in 2005, the last three years of which as VP of finance and corporate controller. She also spent one year at Informix Software, a relational database management system developer, as senior manager of worldwide revenue recognition prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2001.

Par Technology Nominates Director with Financial Acumen and Risk Management Proficiency

PAR Technology, the provider of integrated technology solutions to the hospitality industry, appointed Cynthia A. Russo, 44, to Board. Russo was formerly EVP and CFO at MICROS Systems, a provider of integrated software and services solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. In 2014 MICROS became a subsidiary of Oracle. Russo joined Micros Systems in 1996 as a Senior Accountant. 

Date Range: April 11th - May 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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