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Colgate Named former eBay Marketplaces President to Board

Colgate named Lorrie Norrington, 55, Operating Partner, Lead Edge Capital, to its board. Prior to joining Lead Edge, she served as President of Global eBay Marketplaces, COO of eBay Marketplaces and President of eBay International, in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining eBay, she held senior positions at Intuit and held a number of global roles at General Electric over an almost 20-year period.

United Airlines’ CIO Joins Board of Energy Generator and Distributor

Energy generator and distributor Exelon elected Linda P. Jojo, 50, as a director. Jojo is EVP and CIO for United Airlines, where she is responsible for technology strategy and IT operations. Prior to United Airlines, Jojo served as CIO at Toronto-based Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s leading cable and telecommunications companies. Earlier, she was SVP and CIO of Energy Future Holdings; CIO of Flowserve and held a series of leadership positions at General Electric including serving as CIO of GE Silicones.

AmerisourceBergen’s Newest Board Member is CEO of Micron Technology

AmerisourceBergen elected D. Mark Durcan, 54, to its Board of Directors. Durcan is currently the CEO and a director of Micron Technology, a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems. Durcan, a 30-year veteran of Micron, has served as CEO and a director since February 2012. He also served as President and earlier as COO.

Delphi Automotive Appoints Ixia CEO and For HP Networking Leader as Board Member

Delphi Automotive named Bethany J. Mayer, 53, to its board of directors. Mayer is the president and CEO of Ixia, a provider of comprehensive network solutions. Prior to joining Ixia in 2014, Mayer held several key executive roles at Hewlett-Packard, most recently serving as HP’s SVP and general manager of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business and leading the company’s NFV initiative. Mayer has extensive experience working in the technical industry, holding positions at companies such as Cisco Systems, Apple Computer and Lockheed Martin.

Former eBay and PayPal Exec Joins Board of Clothing and Accessories Fossil Group

Fossil Group named Mauria Finley to its Board of Directors. Finley is the founder of Citrus Lane, a leading social commerce platform for parents and was acquired by in July 2014, and earlier served as CEO. Finley previously served as Senior Director, Buyer Product and E-commerce Categories for eBay; Senior Director, New Ventures and Funding Mix for PayPal; and Director of Product Management for mobile startup Good Technology.

Aaron's Names Progressive Leasing’s CTO as Director

Rent-to-own powerhouse Aaron's named Curt Doman, CTO and Co-Founder of Progressive Leasing, to the Board of Directors. Doman pioneered the virtual lease-to-own business with the co-founding of Progressive Leasing in 1999. He has a deep understanding of technology, and he's used that to bring innovation to businesses that serve credit-constrained customers. 

Date Range: August 8th - September 13th

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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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