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Visa Adds Brocade's CEO as Director

Visa elected Lloyd A. Carney, 53, as a new independent director. Carney is CEO and a director of networking communications company Brocade since January 2013. Prior to Brocade, he was CEO and a director of Xsigo Systems, an IT and hardware company; CEO and chairman of Micromuse, a networking management software company, acquired by IBM; and held senior leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Nortel Networks and Bay Networks.

Whistler Blackcomb’s New Board Member is e-Commerce Powerhouse

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, the Vancouver based ski resort, appointed Michele Romanow, 29, to its Board of Directors. Romanow is a senior marketing executive with Snap by Groupon and the co-founder of and SnapSaves, two leading ecommerce companies. Prior to that, she was Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement for Sears Canada.

Former Allscripts President Joins Healthways Board

Well-being improvement company Healthways appointed Lee A. Shapiro to its Board of Directors. Shapiro is a manager partner of 7wire Ventures. Shapiro invests in innovative ideas and entrepreneurs, primarily in the areas of consumer-focused healthcare and education technology. For the previous 10 years, he was president of Allscripts Healthcare. 

Date Range: May 29th - July 6th

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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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