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Non-Tech Boards Welcome Tech Directors: Hasbro, FactSet Research & Others Featured

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Hasbro Adds Former CFO of King Digital as Director         

Toy and board game company Hasbro announced that Hope Cochran, former CFO of King Digital, to the company’s board of directors. Cochran joined King Digital in 2013 as CFO. Prior, she served as CFO of Spring subsidiary Clearwire.

FactSet Research Elects Two New Directors from Tech Industry    

FactSet Research Systems elected two new directors, Sheila B. Jordan and Malcolm Frank. Jordan currently serves as SVP, CIO at Symantec. Frank, currently serves as EVP, Strategy & Marketing at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 

G4S Appoints Director from Telecom Domain

British multinational security services company G4S plc appointed Barbara Thoralfsson as a non-executive director of its board. Thoralfsson has extensive international and board and technology experience, having been CEO of Norwegian mobile phone operator NetCom ASA (Telia) and a non-executive director of Tandberg ASA, Telenor ASA, and Cable & Wireless Plc. Barbara has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of Electrolux AB and Orkla ASA.

Colfax Appoints CEO of Hackbright Academy with Prior Experience in Tech Investments to Board of Directors 

Fluid handling products manufacturer Colfax appointed Sharon Wienbar, CEO of Hackbright Academy and venture partner at Scale Venture Partners, to its Board of Directors. Wienbar has served as the CEO and as a director of Hackbright Academy, the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco, since November 2015. At Scale Venture Partners, where Wienbar has served since 2001, she led investments in technology companies and has served on the board of numerous portfolio businesses. She continues to serve on the board of Everyday Health as well as the boards of Applause Software Quality and Actiance.

Date Range: May 27th - July 10th

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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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