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Priceline Group Appoints Salesforce’s CMO as Board Member

The Priceline Group named Lynn M. Vojvodich, EVP and Chief Marketing officer of, as The Priceline Group's newest Director. Prior to her role at, Vojvodich served as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she helped companies build their go-to-market strategies.

Maggie Wilderotter Joins Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications, has been appointed as a member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board. Prior to being appointed Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications in 2015, Maggie was Chairman and CEO beginning in 2006, after joining the company in 2004. In addition to Frontier Communications, she currently serves on the boards of DreamWorks Animation, Juno Therapeutics, and Costco.

Former PeopleSoft CMO Joins Equinix’s Board

Equinix has appointed Nanci Caldwell to its Board of Directors. Caldwell also currently sits on the Boards of CIBC and Citrix Systems. Caldwell is the former EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of PeopleSoft.

Expedia Appoints Stanford University Professor as Board Member

Online travel company Expedia expanded the size of the Board and elected Susan C. Athey, as one of three directors, to fill the newly-created directorships. Dr. Athey has served as a professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business since 2013, where she is also the co-director of the Digital Business Initiative.

Brocade Appoints Former AmEx Exec as Director

Brocade Communications Systems elected Kim C. Goodman, 50, the former President of American Express Global Business Travel of American Express Company, as a director. Goodman served as President of Merchant Services Americas and EVP of Merchant Services North America,  at American Express earlier. She served in the industry sector at Dell where she held several operating roles from 2000 to 2007 as Head of Software and Peripherals Business. She served in consulting at Bain & Company from 1987 to 2000.

Demandware Appoints Salesforce EVP as Director

Demandware appointed Linda Crawford to the company’s Board of Directors. As the former EVP and General Manager of the Salesforce Sales Cloud products, Crawford brings broad expertise in operations, enterprise sales and product leadership to the board. Crawford currently serves as the chief customer officer at Optimizely.

Date Range: January 20th - February 28th

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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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