CEO Moves this week include:
|Office Depot, Inc.||21st Century Fox||Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated|
|American Express Global Business Travel||Real Industry, Inc.||Tableau Software, Inc.|
|DEI Holdings, Inc.,||Imedex, LLC||PAX Labs, Inc.|
|Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC||GREE||Siluria Technologies|
|ARRIS International plc||Silego Technology Inc.||SeriousFun Children’s Network|
|Bedrock Data||Hopebridge||Children’s Institute, Inc.|
|Accruent||REC Solar||Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.|
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Office Depot, Inc. [BOCA RATON, Fla.] (NASDAQ: ODP) announced that Roland Smith plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Smith will continue to serve as CEO until a successor is named.
21st Century Fox [NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) announced that Stacey Snider will assume the role of Chairman and CEO. Longtime executive Jim Gianopulos, the Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film, has chosen to step down from his current post. Snider joined Fox after eight years as CEO and co-chairman of DreamWorks Studios. Prior to joining DreamWorks in 2006, Snider served as chairman of Universal Pictures. Before she came to Universal, Snider was president of TriStar Pictures. She came to Tri-Star following her position as executive vice president of Guber Peters Entertainment.
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated [CHICAGO, IL and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM] (NYSE: JLL) announced that Christian Ulbrich, who has held the role of President since June, will now also assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ulbrich will succeed Colin Dyer, who will retire from JLL at the end of 2016. Ulbrich joined JLL in 2005 as Managing Director of JLL Germany and served as EMEA CEO since 2009 before being named President.
American Express Global Business Travel [NEW YORK] announced Doug Anderson joined the company as CEO.
Real Industry, Inc. [SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: RELY) announced that Craig T. Bouchard, formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has stepped down from the Company. The Company’s Board of Directors has elected Kyle Ross, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, as President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Ross has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Real Industry since March 2011 and as an Executive Vice President since June 2010.
Tableau Software, Inc. [SEATTLE] (NYSE: DATA) announced that it has appointed Adam Selipsky as president and chief executive officer. Christian Chabot, Tableau’s co-founder and current CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of Tableau’s board of directors. Adam Selipsky has spent over a decade building Amazon Web Services. Selipsky currently serves as Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Support for AWS. Prior to joining Amazon, he was an executive at RealNetworks. Before that, he was a Principal at Mercer Management Consulting, a strategy consulting firm.
DEI Holdings, Inc. [VISTA, Calif.] announced Kevin Duffy has been promoted to CEO & President of Sound United and CEO of DEI Holdings (DEI). She replaces Jim Minarik who is stepping down. Duffy most recently served as President of Sound United, has been with the company for just over a decade in a variety of executive leadership positions, beginning his career with DEI in 2003.
Imedex, LLC [ALPHARETTA, GA] announced the appointment of Dan Lowrie as Chief Executive Officer. Andy Schutt, who served as Imedex CEO since the VSCP acquisition, will become President and Chief Financial Officer and continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors. Lowrie joins Imedex from MedAssets.
PAX Labs, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] announced Tyler Goldman as CEO. Goldman was previously the CEO, North America at Deezer, CEO of BUZZMEDIA, SVP and founding member of Movielink, and founder and CEO of Broadband Sports, an early Internet pioneer.
Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC [ATLANTA] announced the appointment of Timothy McPherson as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McPherson was most recently at Nesco Resource, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Mr. McPherson replaces CEO Rick Holliday, who has been with HSS since 2007.
GREE [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Andrew Sheppard as Chief Executive Officer of GREE International Entertainment (GIE). Prior to joining GREE in August 2014, Sheppard spent five years working at Kabam. His earlier experience includes hi5 Networks and Electronic Arts.
Siluria Technologies [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Robert Trout as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Trout will also join Siluria’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Siluria, Mr. Trout spent his entire career at Royal Dutch Shell in numerous leadership roles. Most recently, Mr. Trout served as the President of Criterion Catalysts & Technologies.
ARRIS International plc [SUWANEE, Ga.] (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Bruce McClelland as Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Bob Stanzione. McClelland joined ARRIS in 1999 as Vice President of Engineering. McClelland came to ARRIS following 11 years at Nortel Networks/Bell Northern Research (BNR). He began his career with BNR in Ottawa, Canada.
Silego Technology Inc. [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] announced that John Teegen has been named its Chief Executive Officer and President, and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, Ilbok Lee, who previously served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, will continue his position on the Board and will serve as Executive Chairman. Before joining Silego, Teegen held executive management positions at Kovio Inc., NeoPhotonics Corporation, MMC Networks Inc., Intellon Corporation, VLSI Technology, Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices, where he began his career. He was the VP of Sales at MMC Networks during its 1997 IPO and VP of Business Development during its acquisition by AMCC in 2000. Teegen was VP of Sales Intellon and NeoPhotonics prior to their respective IPOs.
SeriousFun Children’s Network [WESTPORT, Conn.] has named Blake Maher as its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the SeriousFun Children’s Network Support Center in Westport, CT, Maher served as CEO and Executive Director of The Painted Turtle, a SeriousFun camp located in Lake Hughes, CA.
Bedrock Data™ [BOSTON] announced that Thor Johnson has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Bedrock Data, Johnson served as Chief Marketing Officer of Intralinks (IL) and as chief marketer for Eloqua Corporation.
Children’s Institute, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] announced the selection of Martine Singer as the new President and CEO of the organization. Martine will succeed retiring CEO Mary M. Emmons. Since 2012 Martine has served as President and CEO of Para Los Niños. Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Martine served for six years as Executive Director of Hollygrove. She has also held executive positions in several global media companies, including both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, and founded her own consulting firm.
Accruent [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the promotion of John Borgerding to chief executive officer. Mark Friedman, founder and former CEO, will serve as chairman of the board. John Borgerding joined Accruent in January as president. John’s most recent positions were president and COO of Websense, CEO of SumTotal Systems and EVP of global services for Ventyx.
REC Solar [SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.] announced the appointment of Matt Walz as chief executive officer. Walz has worked at Duke Energy for 12 years and joins REC Solar after serving on the company’s board of directors.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. [DALLAS] (NASDAQ: FRGI), announced that Tim Taft, Fiesta’s CEO and President, has informed the Board of Directors that he has decided to retire as CEO, President and a director of Fiesta at the end of the 2016 fiscal year.