CEO Moves this week include:
|Heidrick & Struggles||PG&E Corporation||Yottaa, Inc.|
|Syntimmune, Inc.||Emerus Holdings Inc.||Natural American Foods, Inc.|
|Bats Global Markets, Inc.||Susan G. Komen||Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC|
|TriLumina Corp.||InforcePRO||Prosper Marketplace|
|Blanc & Otus||Silk® Abstract Company||West Houston Medical Center|
|Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.||DJO Global, Inc.||Wisconsin Milk Marketing|
|Littelfuse, Inc.||HRG Group, Inc.||Lenox Corporation|
|H2scan||American Flexible Products||Clarivate Analytics|
|Versa Networks||QuickBase Inc.||U.S. Green Building Council|
|AgriBank||Integrated Endoscopy, Inc.||Buck Institute for Research on Aging|
|PeopleAdmin||MGT Capital Investments, Inc.||Quixey|
|Leadercast||Western Alliance Bank||Bisk|
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Heidrick & Struggles [CHICAGO and HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.] (NASDAQ: HSII) announced leadership succession for its subsidiary, Senn Delaney. Jim Hart will retire as President and CEO, Senn Delaney, effective January 1, 2017. Michael Marino will succeed Hart as President and CEO of the Senn Delaney subsidiary and has also been named Executive Vice President of Heidrick & Struggles. Marino has served on the leadership team at Senn Delaney for more than 20 years, most recently as Partner and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Marino was an executive at Chase Manhattan Bank.
PG&E Corporation [SAN FRANCISCO] (NYSE: PCG) elected Geisha Williams as Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation. Williams is currently President, Electric of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E Corporation’s utility subsidiary. Tony Earley, Jr., currently Chairman, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation, was elected to serve as Executive Chair of the PG&E Corporation Board of Directors. The new roles are effective March 1, 2017. Ms. Williams joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 2007 and was named Executive Vice President, Electric Operations in 2011. She was named President, Electric and a member of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Board in 2015.
Yottaa, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced the appointment of Rich Stendardo as CEO. Stendardo has deep experience and a long track record of growing innovative eCommerce technology companies, including pioneers such as Amazon.com and Endeca [acquired by ORCL]. His extensive general management experience also includes time with GE and SAAS marketing analytics pioneer DataXu.
Advisor Group [PHOENIX] announced that Jamie Price has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Previously Price was Head of Wealth Management Advisor Group Americas at UBS, as well as President and COO of Prudential Securities.
Catalina [ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.] announced that Andy Heyman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Heyman previously held the position of senior vice president and president of NCR Financial Services for NCR Corporation. Mr. Heyman joined NCR after it acquired Radiant Systems in 2011, where he served as chief operating officer. Prior to Radiant, he spent eight years as a senior manager with Accenture. Mr. Heyman replaces interim CEO Greg Delaney, who will resume his responsibilities as a member of Catalina’s board of directors.
HCP [IRVINE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO] (NYSE: HCP) announced that its Board of Directors intends to appoint Tom Herzog, HCP’s current Chief Financial Officer, as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board effective January 1, 2017. From January 2013 until joining HCP in June 2016, he was Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of UDR, Inc. Mr. Herzog served as Chief Financial Officer of Amstar, a Denver-based real estate investment company, from August 2011 to January 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HCP from April 2009 to May 2011. Mr. Herzog was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Apartment Investment and Management Company, from 2004 to 2005 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2009. From 2000 to 2004, he served in the roles of Chief Accounting Officer & Global Controller and Finance Technical Advisor for GE Real Estate. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tier REIT, an office property REIT.
Syntimmune, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that David de Graaf, has been appointed Syntimmune’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Syntimmune, he was a venture partner at Apple Tree Partners. Previously, he was executive chairman and chief executive at Selventa. Before that, De Graaf served as vice president of biotherapeutics and integrative biology at Boehringer-Ingelheim, where he also served as interim head of U.S. research. Earlier, he held leadership positions at Pfizer (director of the Systems Biology, Biotherapeutics and BioInnovation Center, head of systems biology) and AstraZeneca (global head of strategic capabilities systems biology, associate director of the computational biology section) and at the MIT/Whitehead Center for Genome Research, where he was the Head of Target Validation.
Emerus Holdings Inc. [HOUSTON] announced the appointment of Craig Goguen as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Goguen served as president and CEO of DSI Renal Inc. From 2007 to 2010, Goguen was the COO of Odyssey HealthCare Inc. Goguen also spent over 10 years at DaVita Inc.\
Natural American Foods, Inc. [ONSTED, Mich.] announced that Lance Chambers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chambers succeeds Rolf Richter, who will continue to serve the Company in an advisory role and as a member of the Company’s board. Mr. Chambers joins Natural American Foods with over 19 years of professional experience in the food and beverage industry, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at Liguria Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Liguria, Mr. Chambers spent six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bel Brands USA, Inc., and 10 years at Kraft Foods, Inc. in a number of leadership roles.
EVgo [LOS ANGELES] announced Dave Schembri as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Schembri brings nearly four decades of experience to EVgo, primarily in key sales and marketing roles with both Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen of America. Most recently Dave served as the CEO of the Active Aero Group.
NovoEd [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Ed Miller has joined the company as President & Chief Executive Officer. Miller previously spent 7 years at Blackboard as President of multiple businesses units. He joined Blackboard with the acquisition of Xythos, where he was CEO.
Church’s Chicken [ATLANTA] announced that Joseph Christina has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Christina has served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations at Church’s Chicken since 2013. He succeeds Jim Hyatt, who was CEO of Church’s Chicken since 2011 and who will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Church’s, Christina was Senior Vice President at Burger King. Previous positions included VP of Global Operations and Training, and Division Vice President, Franchise Operations.
Bats Global Markets, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo. & NEW YORK] named Dave Nadig CEO of the company’s ETF.com division. In his previous tenure with the company, he was ETF.com’s Chief Investment Officer. He replaces current CEO David Lichtblau who will be leaving ETF.com at the end of the year to pursue other interests. Most recently, Mr. Nadig worked at FactSet Research Systems. His previous experience includes leadership roles at Barclays Global Investors and dot-com era internet mutual fund, MetaMarkets.com. He also co-founded the consultancy Cerulli Associates.
Susan G. Komen [DALLAS] announced that Dr. Judy Salerno is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Dec. 15, 2016, and will assume the role of Senior Advisor. Ellen Wilmott has agreed to step in for the interim period as chief executive. Wilmott is a veteran of the Komen executive leadership team where she has served as general counsel.
Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC [NEW YORK] announced that Peter Lee CFA, Ph.D. is stepping into the role of CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Lee had been the Executive Managing Director of the Global Investment Unit for Mirae Asset Global Investments in Seoul, South Korea. Lee steps into the CEO role that had been vacated by the departure of Peter Graham.
TriLumina Corp. [ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.] announced that Brian Wong has been named as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors. Most recently, Mr. Wong was CEO of Enevate Corp.
InforcePRO [AUSTIN, TX] announced Paul Winandy as its new CEO. His most recent role was CEO of WebPT. Winandy replaces co-founder Cameron Jacox who launched InforcePRO in 2010 and served as CEO from 2015 to 2016.
Prosper Marketplace [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that the company has named David Kimball as Chief Executive Officer. Kimball succeeds Aaron Vermut and the appointment is effective December 1, 2016. Vermut has served as the CEO of Prosper Marketplace since March 2014 and will retain his seat on the company’s board of directors. Kimball joined Prosper Marketplace in March 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously with USAA where he spent nine years overseeing a variety of finance functions including capital markets, treasury, accounting, and FP&A. Prior to USAA, David spent ten years at Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company in both the U.S. and U.K.
Blanc & Otus [SAN FRANCISCO] announced Tony Hynes as its new chief executive officer. Tony will also serve as executive vice president at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a sister company of Blanc & Otus. Before joining Blanc & Otus, Tony was a partner at WPP boutique agency North of Nine Communications. Prior, he was general manager and executive vice president at Weber Shandwick. Tony also served as the West Coast general manager at Bite Communications. He has also held positions at Hitachi Data Systems and Ogilvy Public Relations.
Silk® Title & Escrow LLC [PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.] announced the promotion of Marc Trachtenberg from Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development to Chief Executive Officer.
West Houston Medical Center [HOUSTON] named Megan Marietta as chief executive officer, effective December 19, 2016. Marietta will replace Todd Caliva, who was named CEO of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in October 2016. Marietta has been with HCA Gulf Coast Division since 2001, most recently as chief operating officer at Kingwood Medical Center. Before her tenure at Kingwood Medical Center, Marietta worked at HCA Gulf Coast-affiliated Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that it has named Andy Barrengos Chief Executive Officer, effective November 30, 2016. Mr. Barrengos is a 20-year veteran of Woodruff-Sawyer with a client focus in a number of complex risk sectors, including Technology and Life Sciences. Andy is a Partner, a Senior Vice President and a Director of the Firm.
DJO Global, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] announced the appointment of Brady Shirley as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shirley will succeed Mike Mogul, DJO’s current President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shirley most recently served as the President of the DJO Surgical business, a position he was appointed to in March of 2014. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Shirley was the CEO and Director of Innovative Medical Device Solutions. From December 1992 to August 2009, Mr. Shirley had several key leadership positions with Stryker Corporation, including President of Stryker Communications and Senior Vice President of Stryker Endoscopy.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing [MADISON, Wis.] named Chad Vincent as its new Chief Executive Officer. He served as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of strategic development at Sartori Cheese for the past seven years. Prior to joining Sartori, Vincent held executive positions with H.J. Heinz, Miller Brewing Company, Fiskars Brands and other consumer products and beverage companies. He will begin his tenure at WMMB December 1.
Littelfuse, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: LFUS) announced that Gordon Hunter, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, effective January 1, 2017. Dave Heinzmann, Chief Operating Officer, will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at that time and will join the company’s board of directors. Heinzmann has been Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. He began his career at the company in 1985 as a manufacturing engineer and has held positions of increasing responsibility since that time. From 2004 through 2007, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Automotive segment, and then as Vice President, Global Operations until January 2014.
HRG Group, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: HRG) announced that Omar Asali, President and Chief Executive Officer plans to leave the Company in the second half of fiscal 2017.
Lenox Corporation [BRISTOL, Pa.] announced that Peter Cameron will be transitioning from the position of CEO to Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Katrina Helmkamp has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Lenox, Katrina drove significant growth as the Chief Executive Officer of SVP Worldwide. Prior to that role, Katrina was Senior Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation. Before joining Whirlpool, Katrina served as Group President of ServiceMaster. Earlier in her career, Katrina was a strategy consultant and partner with The Boston Consulting Group.
H2scan [VALENCIA, Calif.] announced that Board Chairman Michael Allman has been appointed CEO. For seventeen years, Mr. Allman worked for Sempra Energy. In his most recent role with Sempra, he was the Chairman and CEO of the Southern California Gas Company. Most recently, Mr. Allman was the President of Bit Stew Systems.
American Flexible Products [ST. PAUL, Minn.] has named Carla Wing president and CEO. Carla was formerly vice president of operations for the firm. She succeeded Butch Givens, who retired upon Carla’s appointment.
Clarivate Analytics [PHILADELPHIA] announced that Vin Caraher has accepted a position to be a non-executive member of the Clarivate Analytics Board of Directors and will step down from his position as CEO effective January 1, 2017. He will be succeeded by Jay Nadler who is also joining the board of the company. Nadler has held senior executive roles at a number of other data and information-related companies, including Interactive Data, Information Holdings and MLM Information Services.
Versa Networks [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced that Kelly Ahuja has joined the company as chief executive officer. Kelly is an eighteen-year veteran of Cisco, serving most recently as senior vice president (SVP) of the Service Provider Business. He held multiple leadership roles during his tenure at Cisco, including SVP/GM of the Mobility Business Group and SVP/GM of the Service Provider Routing Technology Group.
QuickBase Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced that Rick Willett, currently chairman of the board at QuickBase, has been appointed to take on the additional responsibilities of CEO. Former CEO Allison Mnookin will stay on with the company as a member of the board of directors.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) [WASHINGTON] announced that Mahesh Ramanujam has completed the transition into his new role as president and CEO of USGBC. He will also serve as president and CEO of USGBC’s sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Ramanujam was previously USGBC’s COO. Ramanujam takes the reins from Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s founding chair, who had previously announced plans to leave the organization toward the end of 2016. Ramanujam joined USGBC in 2009 as senior vice president of Technology, and he was named COO in September 2011. In December 2012, he was also named president of GBCI. Prior to joining USGBC, Ramanujam was COO for Emergys. Prior to that position, he was a consultant to IBM.
AgriBank [ST. PAUL, Minn.] announced that William J. Thone will assume the role of CEO, effective December 1, 2016. Thone has been interim CEO since August 1, 2016. Thone began his Farm Credit career at the Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis in 1979, working in the Bank’s legal department until he joined AgriBank in 1992 as assistant general counsel. In 1999, Thone was named AgriBank’s vice president and general counsel responsible for board secretary duties and governance oversight, as well as corporate legal counsel and management of the Bank’s legal team. As vice president and general counsel, Thone was also a member of AgriBank’s executive leadership team.
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging [NOVATO, Calif.] announced the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric M. Verdin, MD. Dr. Verdin joins the Buck from the Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology, where he served as Associate Director and Senior Investigator. Dr. Verdin is also a Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Verdin has published more than 210 scientific papers and holds more than 15 patents. Edward Lanphier, the Institute’s interim President and CEO, will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Finance Committee, and as an advisor to Dr. Verdin.
PeopleAdmin [AUSTIN, Texas] announced that it has appointed Jack Blaha as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Kermit Randa will continue on PeopleAdmin’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining PeopleAdmin, Blaha was COO and EVP of Aptean. He has also served as CEO of Semiconductor Support Services, held several leadership positions at Applied Materials, and began his career as an officer in the United States Army after graduating from United States Military Academy at West Point.
Quixey [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] announced the appointment of a permanent CEO, John Foster. Previously, Foster was president & regional director of Zed USA. Past roles include the highly successful turnaround of InfoSpace, Inc. Prior to InfoSpace, Foster was general manager of business development of RealNetworks. Prior to RealNetworks, Foster was vice president of business development for NextLink Communications. His career also includes positions as chief financial officer of Dillon Read Venture Capital and as a consultant with Price Waterhouse.
Leadercast [ATLANTA] has tapped Duane Cummings as its new CEO. Cummings is a co-founder of The Speakers Guild of America, the current CEO and founder of The Sensational Group LLC. Cummings succeeds Keith Wilmot, who stepped down recently as CEO and will remain as a shareholder of Leadercast.
Western Alliance Bank [PHOENIX] announced that the founding CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, James H. Lundy (Jim), will retire on March 31, 2017. Don H. Garner, also a member of the organization’s original management team, becomes the new CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Don Garner has been a commercial and real estate banker in Arizona for 26 years and previously served as Executive Vice President and statewide Real Estate Manager for Alliance Bank of Arizona’s commercial and residential lending group. Garner started his career at Valley National Bank in 1990 and has been with Alliance Bank since its inception in 2003.
Bisk [TAMPA, Fla.], announced the appointment of Michael Bisk to CEO. He succeeds Andrew Titen, who continues as Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Nathan Bisk. Michael Bisk, a 23-year veteran in higher education, has served in several leadership positions at the company, most recently as President since January 2014.