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Oracle Appoints Former Intel President Renée J. James as Newest Board Member

Renée J. James, 51, joined the board of directors of Oracle. James was previously the President of Intel. James has a 25 plus year career at Intel. Prior to becoming President, she served as EVP and General Manager of Software & Services Group. James joined Intel in 1987 as the Product Manager and progressed through variety of roles with increasing responsibilities.

Nokia Announces Changes to the Board Following Alcatel Deal

Nokia confirms the composition of the Board of Directors following the successful public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities. Elizabeth Doherty, 58, who was a member of the Board of Directors until the successful closing of the exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities, has stepped down from the Board of Directors.

Infosys Appoints Director with Experience in Investment Management and Financial Markets

Infosys appointed Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha, 53, as an independent director. Dr. Sinha is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Pacific Paradigm Advisors. She served as a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group; Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Blackstone Asia Advisors; Senior Managing Director Asia Closed-End Funds and Senior Managing Director of India Closed-End Funds at The Blackstone Group.

VMware Sees Changes on the Board and Leadership Team

Retired CFO of Accenture Pamela J. Craig, 58, resigned from the Board of Directors of VMware. Craig served as the CFO of Accenture from 2006 until her retirement in 2013. During her 34 years at Accenture, she held a variety of consulting, line management, operational and finance leadership roles.

Frontier Communications Appoints Lead Director as Chairman; Separates Chair/CEO Roles

Frontier Communications announced its planned succession in the leadership of its Board of Directors. Maggie Wilderotter, the company’s CEO for ten and one-half years and its executive chairman since April 2015, will be succeeded as chairman by Pamela D. A. Reeve. Reeve joined the Frontier Communications Board in 2010 and currently serves as Lead Director. During her 15 year tenure at Lightbridge, Reeve held executive positions including president and CEO.

Match Group Announces Series of Board Shuffles

Match Group, a digital spinoff of IAC that owns properties like Tinder and OKCupid, announced a series of board senior management appointments to more effectively manage the business and drive global growth. Greg Blatt, Chairman of Match Group, will become Chairman and CEO of the company.

Sam Yagan, currently CEO of Match Group, will join the Match Group Board. He will serve as Vice Chairman, a non-executive position that will encompass his service on the Match Group Board, his continuing service on the Tinder Board, and an ongoing advisory relationship with the company.

Ann L. McDaniel, 59, was elected to the Board of Directors. McDaniel has served as SVP of Graham Holdings Company since June 2008. Prior to that time, McDaniel served as VP-HR of Graham Holdings Company since September 2001.

XO Group CFO Joins Board of Monster Worldwide 

Monster Worldwide appointed Gillian Munson, 44, CFO, XO Group, to its board of directors. Munson was Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Research Division.

Date Range: November 27th 2015 - January 19th 2016

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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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