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Salesforce Appoints Former European Commissioner to its Board of Directors     

Salesforce named Neelie Kroes, 74, a former European Commissioner, to its Board. Kroes is former VP of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition, and European Commissioner for Digital Agenda. Kroes is currently Special Envoy for StartupDelta.

Yahoo! Appoints Former Morgan Stanley Exec as Director

Yahoo! appointed Catherine J. Friedman to serve as a director of Yahoo. Friedman held numerous positions over a 23-year investment banking career with Morgan Stanley, including Managing Director and Head of West Coast Healthcare and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice, where she was strategic and transaction advisor to many of the most important companies in the sector. Friedman is a director of XenoPort, EnteroMedics, GSV Capital, Innoviva (formerly Theravance), and Radius Health.

Semtech Names Ye Jane Li to its Board of Directors    

Semtech has appointed Ye Jane Li (Jane Li) as its newest director. Li has been a strategic advisor to Diversis Capital, since 2013. Li was the COO for Huawei Enterprise USA from 2012 to 2015.  Before joining Huawei Enterprise USA, she served as GM for Huawei Symantec USA. Li previously served as a board member for Women in Cable TV and Telecommunications.

Acxiom Corporation Appoints Debora B. Tomlin to its Board of Directors

Acxiom Corporation, the enterprise data, analytics and SaaS company, named marketing executive Debora B. Tomlin to its Board. Tomlin currently serves as chief marketing and distribution officer for CSAA Insurance Group. Prior to CSAA Insurance Groupshe held several senior leadership positions at Capital One Bank, including VP of marketing.

Date Range: February 29th - March 31st

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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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