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Microsoft Appoints Former Cisco CTO to Board

Padmasree Warrior, 55, the former CTO of Cisco is joining the Microsoft board. She's already a board member for Box, and for Gap, posts she had before she left Cisco. Warrior is the former Chief Technology & Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems, and the former CTO of Motorola.

Susan L. Decker Not to Stand for Re-Election for Intel’s Board           

Susan L. Decker, 53, decides not to stand for re-election to Intel’s Board. Decker, a director of the company since 2006 and the company's independent Lead Director since 2012, will continue to serve as independent Lead Director and will maintain her committee memberships until the 2016 Annual Stockholders' Meeting. She was president of Yahoo! in 2007 and 2008, leading the operations of the company while Jerry Yang's was CEO.

Infosys’ Director Who is Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Resigns

Carol M. Browner has resigned as Member of the Board and Independent Director of Infosys, due to personal reasons. Browner served as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011. She serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and is Counselor to the Albright Stonebridge Group. She previously served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001 and was the longest-serving administrator in the history of the EPA. She headed the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation from 1991 to 1993.

Former U.S. Senator Joins CenturyLink Board of Directors      

Communications company CenturyLink appointed former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., 59, to its board of directors. Landrieu received formerly served as a La. state representative (1980-1988) and state treasurer (1988-1996) before serving in the U.S Senate from 1996-2014.

Seagate Technology Appoints Global Economist to Board; Sees CFO Replacement

Seagate Technology announced that Dr. Dambisa Moyo was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Moyo is a global economist and current board member at Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold Corporation and SABMiller. Her previous experience includes serving as an economist for Goldman Sachs’ debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and global macroeconomics teams for almost a decade.

SS&C Technologies Witnesses Board Member Changes

The Board of Directors of SS&C elected Smita Conjeevaram as a director. Conjeevaram is an industry veteran and entrepreneur with decades of experience leading the financial operations for global financial services companies. A CPA with ten years of experience in the Big 4, she is a well qualified financial expert with significant regulatory and international tax expertise. In her most recent operational role, she served as chief financial officer of the credit hedge funds of Fortress Investment Group, a $74 billion global investment firm. Prior to that, she served as the CFO of Everquest Financial, Strategic Value Partners, ESL Investments and Sentinel Advisors.

Maggie Wilderotter Joins as Director of DreamWorks Animation While Stepping down from P&G’s Board

DreamWorks Animation announced that Maggie Wilderotter joined its Board of Directors. Wilderotter is Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications, a post she has held since April 2015, having previously served as that company's Chairman and CEO from 2006 to 2015. Wilderotter also served on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). 

Wilderotter notified The Procter & Gamble Company of her decision not to stand for re-election to the Company's Board of Directors. This decision was made in connection with Wilderotter's transition to Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications earlier this year and her desire to pursue other interests.

Global Marketing Expert Joins Marketo’s Board

Marketo appointed Cammie Dunaway, global marketing expert, to its board of directors. Most recently, Dunaway served more than four years as the U.S. president and global CMO of KidZania, a leader in children's education and entertainment, where she created the company's first marketing organization and laid the groundwork for its entry into the U.S. market. Dunaway also spent four years as the CMO at Yahoo, and 13 years at Frito-Lay where she held a number of positions including chief customer officer.

Date Range: October 19th - November 26th

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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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