CEO Moves this week include:
|Wells Fargo & Company||Sharp Corporation||Progress|
|ABRA Auto Body & Glass||Swift Energy Company||Exer More Than Urgent Care|
|Washington Prime Group Inc.||Banyan Technology||Trust for America’s Health|
|GrandSouth Bank||Wanderport Corporation (OTC: WDRP||Adolfson & Peterson Construction|
|Oath Craft Pizza||SIGA Technologies, Inc.||INDATEL Services, LLC|
|The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates||NextFifty Initiative||Atkins|
|Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group||CREDO||PacketZoom|
|Deltic Timber Corporation||Invoca||Baylor Scott & White Holdings|
|JPay||Client Solution Architects|
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Wells Fargo & Company [SAN FRANCISCO] (NYSE: WFC) announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf has retired from the Company and the Board. The Board has elected Tim Sloan, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed him as CEO. Sloan also was elected to the Board. Sloan will retain the title of President. Sloan joined Wells Fargo 29 years ago, launching a career that would include numerous leadership roles across the Company’s wholesale and commercial banking operations, including as head of Commercial Banking, Real Estate and Specialized Financial Services. He became president and COO in November 2015, when he assumed leadership over the Company’s four main business groups: Community Banking, Consumer Lending, Wealth and Investment Management and Wholesale Banking. Previously, he headed the Wholesale Banking group after serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and, prior to that, as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Sharp Corporation [MAHWAH, N.J.] announced the appointment of Doug Albregts to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), their wholly owned subsidiary that manages the Americas business. Albregts will officially succeed Toshiyuki Osawa, who previously held the position. This new role comes in addition to Albregts’ existing position as President of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) which manages Sharp’s Business to Business Operations. Albregts joined Sharp as President of SIICA in 2011. Prior to joining Sharp, Albregts held several executive positions within the industry, including Vice President, Enterprise Business Division, for Samsung Electronics of America and General Manager at Canvys, a division of Richardson Electronics. Albregts also held a 12-year tenure with NEC, culminating as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development for both the commercial and consumer market segments.
Progress [BEDFORD, Mass.] (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced the appointment of Yogesh Gupta as its new chief executive officer. Phil Pead, Progress’ current CEO, is retiring but will continue to serve on the Progress board of directors. Prior to joining Progress, Gupta was president and chief executive officer of Kaseya, Inc. from 2013 until 2015. Prior to Kaseya, Gupta was chief executive officer at FatWire Software, from 2007 until it was acquired by Oracle in 2011. Prior to FatWire, Gupta was chief technology officer and chief strategist at Computer Associates, with whom he served from 1989 until 2007.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that Ann Fandozzi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and that Duane Rouse has assumed the role of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Fandozzi joins ABRA from Ride Group Inc., where she served as CEO. Prior to becoming CEO of Ride Group, Ms. Fandozzi held executive positions at Whirlpool and DaimlerChrysler. Earlier in her career she gained experience at Ford Motor Company, McKinsey & Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Swift Energy Company [HOUSTON] (OTC: SWTF) appointed Robert J. Banks as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Banks replaces Terry E. Swift, who retired as Chief Executive Officer effective October 7, 2016. Mr. Banks will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, a position that he has held since 2008.
Washington Prime Group Inc. [COLUMBUS, Ohio] (NYSE: WPG) announced the appointment of Lou Conforti as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Conforti, a current Director of the Company, previously served as interim Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. He will remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Mr. Conforti was the executive director and global head of strategy at Colony Capital. Prior to his work at Colony Capital, Mr. Conforti served as the global head of real estate for UBS O’Connor and also served as a managing director and head of real estate investments at Stark Investments.
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) [WASHINGTON] announced the selection of John Auerbach as its new President and CEO. Auerbach served as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Health, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, and, most recently, Associate Director for Policy and Acting Director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previously, he was, from 2012 to 2014, a distinguished professor of practice in health sciences and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University. From 2007 to 2012, he was the commissioner of public health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He served as the President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in 2010-2011. Prior to that, Auerbach was the executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission for nine years.
GrandSouth Bank [GREENVILLE, S.C.] (OTC: GRRB) named JB Schwiers President and CEO. Schwiers follows Ronald Earnest who recently announced his retirement from these leadership roles. JB Schwiers has most recently been serving as executive vice president and COO of GrandSouth. Prior to working at GrandSouth, Schwiers served for 10 years at First Citizens Bank in Greenville and for 15 years at Summit National Bank and 10 years at Southern Bank/First Union National Bank.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) [MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA] announced the appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Hansen to fill the role of CEO. Former CEO Rick Whitney has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Hansen has served as AP’s CFO since 2012 and has a distinguished career with AP.
SIGA Technologies, Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTC: SIGA) announced that Phil Gomez has been appointed the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Current CEO Eric Rose will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Rose has been Chairman of the Board since 2007. Most recently, Dr. Gomez served as a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Pharma & Life Sciences Management Consulting practice. Prior to joining PwC and PRTM, Dr. Gomez worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he established the Vaccine Production Program at the Vaccine Research Center in 2001. Prior to NIH, Dr. Gomez spent nearly a decade in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Laboratories, Sanofi Pasteur, and Baxter Healthcare.
INDATEL Services, LLC [LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI] announced Mel Wagner, Jr. as new Chief Executive Officer. Wagner has served as INDATEL’s Vice President of Business Development and Sales since 2014 and replaces retiring Max Huffman.
ClosingCorp [SAN DIEGO, Calif.] announced that Bob Jennings has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Jennings was previously executive vice president of RealEC® Technologies, a division of Black Knight Financial Services. Jennings began his career with IBM Corporation in finance before moving into sales and sales management.
Kiosked [NEW YORK] announced that Antti Pasila has been named Chief Executive Officer. He was previously Chief Strategy Officer. Pasila co-founded the company in 2010 with Micke Paqvalen, who previously served as CEO and has now been appointed Chairman of the Board.
Clinicient Inc. [PORTLAND, Ore.] announced that the Company has appointed T. Kent Rowe as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Clinicient, Rowe served as Senior Vice President of Sales at ZirMed. Prior to ZirMed, Rowe served as the vice president and general manager of the hospital and large practice division of GE Healthcare IT. He also spent 17 years with IDX Systems Corporation, advancing from sales executive to regional vice president of sales to national vice president of sales before the company was acquired by GE Healthcare.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) [WASHINGTON] announced that Jennifer L. Abril, former President of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), has been named President and CEO of the association. Prior to her time with IFRA, she worked for two years at SOCMA and seven years at the American Chemistry Council.
NextFifty Initiative [DENVER] announced it has named Margaret Franckhauser, R.N., as its first CEO. Franckhauser will join NextFifty Initiative on January 1, 2017. Franckhauser will join NextFifty Initiative from Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, where she has spent 19 years as CEO. Prior to her role as CEO of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, Franckhauser served as a nurse practitioner in medically underserved and rural communities in North Carolina and New Hampshire.
Atkins [TAMPA, Fla.] hired George Nash as CEO of its North America region. The former AECOM executive will join Atkins effective October 31, 2016. At AECOM he most recently served as Group President of Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial Construction. Prior to AECOM, Nash was with URS Corporation in a variety of senior leadership positions including President and Chief Operating Officer of the Energy & Construction Division. In addition to his experience at AECOM and URS, he held a number of executive roles with Washington Group International, including President of their Power Business Unit where he led the merger and integration of that business with URS Corporation. Nash started his career with Stone & Webster, Inc. with various roles in project and program execution.
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group [WAKEFIELD, MA] announced the appointment of Samuel Mitchell as its Chief Executive Officer. Mitchell began his career at Sentinel over 16 years ago, holding varied roles within the organization and most recently serving as President of Sentinel Benefits Group, LLC the largest of Sentinel’s business units.
CREDO [SAN FRANCISCO] named Ray Morris CEO. Morris joined the wireless industry in the late 1980s. Since then, he has held executive roles in mobile services, marketing technology, engineering and hosting, including COO at GreatCall Inc. Most recently, Morris served as CEO and CTO of ClickBank.
PacketZoom [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced the appointment of Shlomi Gian as CEO. At Akamai, Gian co-founded the Emerging Mobile Business Unit and served as the Head of Mobile Market Development. Prior to Akamai, he was General Manager of Mobile Solutions at Cotendo before it was acquired by Akamai. Prior to Cotendo, he served as General Manager of Mobile services at Keynote Systems. Gian began his mobile career at DeviceAnywhere, which was acquired by Keynote Systems in 2012.
Deltic Timber Corporation [EL DORADO, Ark.] (NYSE: DEL) announced the retirement of Ray C. Dillon as the company’s President and CEO. Concurrently, the group elected D. Mark Leland, a current member of the company’s Board of Directors, as interim President and CEO. Leland will retain his position on the Board. He is the retired former president of the Midstream Division of El Paso Corporation. Prior to that position, he served in various positions including Executive Vice President and CFO, El Paso Corporation and Senior Vice President CFO, El Paso Production Company. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners.
Invoca [SANTA BARBARA, Calif.] announced Gregg Johnson as its new CEO. Most recently, Johnson led Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s social marketing product line. Prior to that he drove product strategy and development for Salesforce Chatter. Earlier in his career, Johnson was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and worked in sales, marketing and product roles at several startups.
Baylor Scott & White Holdings [DALLAS and TEMPLE, Texas] announced the appointment of James H. Hinton to president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health effective Jan. 16, 2017. Hinton, a recognized leader with more than two decades of CEO experience, comes to Baylor Scott & White from Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Hinton will succeed retiring President and CEO Joel T. Allison.
Client Solution Architects (CSA) [MECHANICSBURG, PA] announced that David J. Hickey, previously CSA’s Chief Branding Officer, has been selected as CSA’s new Chief Executive Officer. David succeeds Brian K. Lebeau, Sr., who will remain with CSA as President of Strategic Management.