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Breaking News: Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Resigns Featured

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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Resigns

B. Kevin Turner, 51, Microsoft's COO, has resigned. He is joining financial firm Citadel to run its technology-heavy market-making unit as CEO of Citadel Securities. He will also be a vice chairman of the firm. Turner had been at Microsoft for 11 years. Turner was the driving force behind the sales and marketing efforts of Office 365 and the widespread customer adoption of Azure cloud.

Prior to Microsoft, Turner spent nearly 20 years at Walmart. Turner was named Walmart's CIO and later President and CEO of Sam's Club, a $37 billion division of Walmart. A one-time cashier at Wal-Mart, Turner was named a corporate officer there at age 29, the retailer's youngest ever at the time.

Date: July 9, 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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