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Breaking News: Steve Huffman Returns as Reddit CEO; Ellen Pao Steps Down Featured

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Co-Founder Steve Huffman Returns as Reddit CEO; Ellen Pao Steps Down

Steve Huffman, 31, the co-founder and original CEO of Reddit, has come back as CEO of the company. Interim CEO Ellen Pao, 45, has stepped down. The CEO change was the result of a mutual agreement regarding company goals.

Huffman founded Reddit in 2005 with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Reddit has since grown into the largest social news site and one of the largest communities on the Internet. More recently, he co-founded the airfare search site Hipmunk.Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao is an American lawyer. Pao was also previously a junior investing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a corporate director at Flipboard. She held various roles BEA Systems, starting her career as an attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Date: July 13, 2015

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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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