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Exciting Round of Leadership Shuffles in Cloud & Tech Infrastructure: NetApp, Twilio & More

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Salesforce’s Board Member with Financial and Administrative Expertise Intends to Step Down

Lawrence Tomlinson, 75, intends to retire from the board of Salesforce. Tomlinson served as SVP and treasurer for Hewlett-Packard until 2003. Tomlinson has a broad global financial and administrative background that includes expertise in controllership, tax, treasury, order fulfillment, information technology, distribution, logistics and financial strategic alliances.

ServiceNow Announces New CEO  John Donahoe

ServiceNow has named John Donahoe President and CEO. Donahoe was formerly President and CEO of eBay. Current President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Frank Slootman will continue as Chairman upon stepping down from his management role. Donahoe currently serves as Chairman of the Board at PayPal. He served as President and CEO of eBay from 2008 to 2015, where he oversaw the eBay, PayPal and eBay Enterprise businesses.

NetApp Appoints SVP for its Cloud Business Unit          

NetApp appointed Anthony Lye as SVP, Cloud Business Unit. Lye drives the strategy and execution necessary to create a profitable cloud business for NetApp and establish the company as the undisputed leader in managing data in a cloud-integrated world. Lye brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience to NetApp, spanning roles in development, product management, marketing, sales, and as a high-tech CEO. Prior to his role as EVP and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software, he served as president & CEO for HotSchedules.

Sophos Group Announces Board Changes     

Sophos Group, the provider of cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions, appointed Rick Medlock as a non-executive director. Ed Gillis is to retire as a non-executive director of the company. Medlock is currently the CFO at Worldpay Group.

Former Salesforce COO Joins Twilio George Hu

Cloud communications platform as a service company Twilio hired George Hu to be its COO. Hu is a key hire for Twilio due to his global operational experience at high-growth cloud-based companies. During a 13-year career at Salesforce, Hu served four years as COO where he owned all major shared operational functions for the company. He also served in a variety of other management roles including CMO, EVP of products, SVP of applications and VP of product marketing.

Synchronoss Technologies Appoints CFO from Avid Technologies

Synchronoss Technologies, mobile innovation company, which provides cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices globally, announced that John Frederick, a technology industry veteran, will become Synchronoss's CFO. Before joining the company, Frederick was EVP, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of Avid Technologies.

NEXTDC Appoints Sharon Warburton as Non-Executive Director             

Australia based data centres, colocation, hybrid cloud solutions company NEXTDC appointed Sharon Warburton to the company board. Warburton brings extensive experience and insight into corporate strategy, business operations and finance, with a strong track record in the resources, infrastructure and construction industries. She is currently a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group and Gold Road Resources. She is also Chairman of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and a Director of Western Power.

CareCloud Welcomes Former Allscripts  Exec as Chief Revenue Officer

Cloud-based practice management and EHR software firm CareCloud announced that Greg Shorten, formerly with Allscripts and Validic, has been named chief revenue officer (CRO) to maximize new opportunities within a rapidly growing market for cloud-based health technology. He spent more than 15 years at Allscripts, where he most recently held the role of SVP of sales for the company's professional division.  He also worked at Validic as SVP of sales.

Date Range: February 23rd - March 23rd

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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, garage.ca, 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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