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Technology Boards Recruit Women Directors: Fortinet and Constant Contact Featured

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Oracle CMO Judith Sim Joins Fortinet Board

Cyber security solutions company Fortinet has appointed Judith Sim, CMO at Oracle, to serve as a director of the Company. Sim, who joined Oracle in 1991, brings more than 25 years of marketing experience, drawing from her roles at Oracle where she currently oversees the company’s global marketing programs.

Constant Contact Welcomes New Female Directors

The Board of Directors of Constant Contact elected Julie M. B. Bradley, 46, and Lisa Weinstein to serve as directors of the Company.

Bradley has served as the CFO of TripAdvisor since October 2011. She previously served as the CFO of Art Technology Group, an e-commerce software company, the VP of Finance for Akamai Technologies, and an accountant at Deloitte.

Weinstein is president of global digital, data, and analytics at Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) where she has been instrumental in pioneering new ways to leverage online, mobile, social, and search, as well as the data those media generate. She serves as the digital guide for some of the biggest marketers in the world, including Coca-Cola, P&G, and Kraft. Prior to SMG, she ran Mindshare Chicago where, at 32 years old, she was the youngest person to ever run an office for the agency and oversaw more than $1 billion in billings for brands including BP and Motorola.

Date Range: May 18th - June 29th

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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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