CEO Moves this week include:
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||The Coca-Cola Company||Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.|
|The Priceline Group||Viacom Inc.||Sabre Corporation|
|Chipotle Mexican Grill||Pier 1 Imports, Inc.||RTI Surgical|
|On Campus Marketing||Rocky Brands, Inc.||Pinnacle Bank|
|RevZilla||Eldorado Gold Corporation||California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems|
|DGSE Companies, Inc.||YourMechanic||Tenable Network Security®, Inc.|
|ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd.||Versiti, Inc.||Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc.|
|PlayCore Holdings, Inc.||Legend||Avero|
|RiceBran Technologies||Sackett National Holdings, Inc.||ClearForce LLC|
|Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp.||Cable One, Inc.||Agilysys, Inc.|
|STMM Family Office, LLC||Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Harmar Mobility, LLC|
|Titan International, Inc.||InterGen||BMC Software|
|Picwell, Inc.||Tuition.io||Blast Fitness|
|College Futures Foundation||7signal||Promisec|
|Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc.||Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc.||Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)|
|Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union|
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Exxon Mobil Corporation [IRVING, Texas] (NYSE: XOM) chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson, has announced his intention to retire at year-end after more than 41 years of service. Darren W. Woods, currently president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been elected chairman and chief executive officer by the board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2017. The board of directors congratulated Tillerson on his nomination for the position of U.S. secretary of state. Woods was elected president of ExxonMobil and a member of the board of directors in January 2016. Woods joined Exxon Company International in 1992. During his career he held various senior domestic and international positions in ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and Exxon Company International. He also served as manager of ExxonMobil investor relations. In 2012, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and a vice president of the corporation. In 2014, he was named a senior vice president of the corporation and became a member of its management committee.
The Coca-Cola Company [ATLANTA] (NYSE: KO) announced that James Quincey, President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Muhtar Kent as CEO, effective May 1, 2017. Kent will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Quincey was named The Coca-Cola Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2015. Prior to this role, Quincey served as President of The Coca-Cola Company’s Europe Group. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe & Nordics Business Unit (NWEN) from 2008 to 2012. From 2005 to 2008, Quincey was President of the Mexico Division. Quincey joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1996 as Director, Learning Strategy for the Latin America Group, and went on to serve in a series of operational roles of increased responsibility in Latin America, leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin Division in 2003. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he was a Partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spin off from Bain & Company and McKinsey.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. [ESTERO, Fla.] (NYSE: HTZ) announced that the Boards of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (“HGH”) and The Hertz Corporation have appointed Kathryn V. Marinello as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 3, 2017. Hertz also announced that John Tague will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Companies on January 2, 2017. Kathryn V. Marinello, also known as Kathy, has served as a Senior Advisor of Ares Management LLC since March 2014. Ms. Marinello served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stream Global Services, Inc. from 2010 to March 2014. Ms. Marinello served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Ceridian Corporation from 2006 to 2010. She served in a wide variety of senior roles over 10 years at General Electric. She is an Independent Director of AB Volvo, General Motors Corporation and RealPage, Inc. and a Member of the Supervisory Board at The Nielsen Company B.V.
The Priceline Group [NORWALK, Conn.] (NASDAQ: PCLN) announced that Glenn Fogel, the company’s current Head of Strategy and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, has been named CEO of the company, effective January 1, 2017. Current Interim CEO and non-Executive Chairman of the Board Jeff Boyd, who served as the company’s CEO from 2002-2013, Chairman of the Board since 2013 and Interim CEO since April of 2016, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Fogel is a 16-year veteran of The Priceline Group, serving as Head of Strategy & Planning, a position he has held since 2010, and EVP of Corporate Development, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to joining The Priceline Group, Fogel worked in investment banking and asset management at various firms, including Morgan Stanley.
Viacom Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) announced that it has appointed Bob Bakish as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board. Mr. Bakish has served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom since November 15. Prior to his Acting CEO role, Bob Bakish was President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), and its predecessor company MTV Networks International, since 2007. Previously, Mr. Bakish was President, MTV Networks International, running MTVN’s operations outside the U.S. He previously served as EVP, Operations and Viacom Enterprises, and prior to that as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks Advertising Sales. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Mr. Bakish was SVP, Planning, Development and Technology at Viacom. Before joining Viacom in February 1997, Mr. Bakish was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice.
Sabre Corporation [SOUTHLAKE, Texas] (NASDAQ: SABR) announced that it has appointed Sean Menke as president, CEO and a member of Sabre’s board, effective Dec. 31, 2016. Menke will succeed Tom Klein, who has served as president, CEO and board member since 2013. Menke joined Sabre in October 2015 and currently serves as executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network. Prior to Sabre, Menke served as CEO of Frontier Airlines and held senior executive positions at Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada, among other carriers. He also served as executive vice president at IHS Services.
Chipotle Mexican Grill [DENVER] (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has named company founder Steve Ells the company’s sole Chief Executive Officer. Ells will also remain Chairman of Chipotle’s board. Monty Moran has stepped down from the co-CEO role and from his board seat, and will retire from Chipotle in 2017. Ellsstarted Chipotle in 1993. Ells served as Chairman and CEO from 1993 until 2009 when he became co-CEO, a title he shared with Moran.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. [FORT WORTH, Texas] (NYSE: PIR) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Terry E. London, Chairman, to the position of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. London’s appointment will become effective January 1, 2017, in conjunction with the planned departure of Alex W. Smith, Pier 1 Imports’ current President and CEO on December 31, 2016. Mr. London has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pier 1 Imports since June of 2012 and has been a director since 2003. Until July of 2015 he served as Chairman of the Board of London Broadcasting Company, Inc. Mr. London is also a member of the Board of Johnson Outdoors, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOUT). He was previously President and CEO of Gaylord Entertainment Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Bass Pro Shops, Inc.
RTI Surgical [ALACHUA, Fla.] (NASDAQ: RTIX) announced that Robert P. Jordheim, executive vice president and chief financial officer of RTI, has been named interim CEO. He succeeds Brian K. Hutchison, who informed the RTI board of directors last August of his decision to retire from his position as president and chief executive officer and step down from the company’s board of directors.
On Campus Marketing [NEW YORK] announced the addition of Jeff Scott, as CEO. Jeff Scott comes to OCM from his prior role as COO of GAIN Capital. Prior to joining GAIN Capital in 2011, Mr. Scott served in a number of leadership roles including president of Accuity and chief technology officer and chief product officer at Thomson Financial, now ThomsonReuters.
Rocky Brands, Inc. [NELSONVILLE, Ohio] (NASDAQ: RCKY) announced that Mike Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Directors and interim Chief Executive Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He had been serving as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer since September 8, 2016, following the resignation of David Sharp as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brooks previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1991 to July 2011 before being named interim Chief Executive Officer on September 8, 2016 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 1991.
Pinnacle Bank [GILROY, Calif.] (OTC: PBNK) announced that Susan K. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, will be appointed to the newly created position of Executive Vice Chairman, effective February 1, 2017. Also, effective February 1, 2017, the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, Jeffrey D. Payne, will be appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Payne joined Pinnacle Bank in 2009 and has been Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since 2010. Mr. Payne began his banking career in 1978 and held positions at County Bank of Santa Cruz, Pacific Western Bank and Comerica before joining Pinnacle Bank.
RevZilla [PHILADELPHIA] announced that Anthony Bucci, a co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer of RevZilla, is transitioning out of his position as CEO, effective January 13, 2017. RevZilla co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Kull, will be interim CEO. An executive search is underway. As a founder of the company, Bucci has been part of RevZilla’s leadership since 2007; he will remain on the board of Comoto Holdings, which owns RevZilla and Cycle Gear.
Eldorado Gold Corporation [VANCOUVER] (TSX: ELD, NYSE: EGO) announced that Paul Wright will retire from his position of President and Chief Executive Officer following the Company’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in April 2017. George Burns, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc., will succeed Mr. Wright as President and Chief Executive Officer and will also join Eldorado’s Board of Directors. Mr. Wright will continue as a member of Eldorado’s Board of Directors, moving to the Chairman position. George Burns was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. in August 2012. Prior to that he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Mexican Operations and Vice President, Canada and United States respectively. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Burns was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc. Mr. Burns served in various capacities for Asarco including Vice President of mining as well as numerous capacities for Cyprus Minerals Corporation and he began his career with Anaconda Company in 1978.
California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (CAHHS) and California Hospital Association (CHA) [SACRAMENTO, Calif.] announced that long-time President and Chief Executive Officer, C. Duane Dauner will retire when his employment agreement ends on December 31, 2018.
DGSE Companies, Inc. [DALLAS] (NYSE MKT: DGSE) announced that John R. Loftus has been appointed to the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of DGSE Companies, Inc., effective December 12, 2016. Mr. Loftus replaces Matthew M. Peakes, who resigned from the Board effective December 10, 2016 and will transition into the role of Executive Vice President and Director of Acquisitions. John served as Elemetal, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015. Prior to Elemetal, LLC, John founded NTR Metals, LLC. Previous to his work at NTR Metals, John was a commodities floor trader.
YourMechanic [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] named Anthony Rodio as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining YourMechanic, he served as CEO of Redbeacon. Under his leadership, The Home Depot acquired Redbeacon in 2012. He also served as Vice President of Silicon Valley Operations at The Home Depot. He has held leadership roles with top consumer brands, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Support.com, Vice President of Product Management at Sidestep, Inc. (acquired by Kayak), Vice President of Marketing at Stubhub.com (acquired by eBay), and Senior Director of MSN Brand and Communications at Microsoft. He also served as General Manager of Amazon.com zShops, Brand Manager of Procter and Gamble, and as Account Executive of Acquisitions at Bank of America. Rodio currently serves as an advisor and investor for Tripping.com, and an advisor for both Finrise and GetMyBoat.
Tenable Network Security®, Inc. [COLUMBIA, Md.] announced that Amit Yoran will become the company’s chairman and CEO effective Jan. 3, 2017. Yoran joins Tenable after serving as president of RSA. Yoran joined RSA via the acquisition of network forensics leader NetWitness, a high-growth company he founded and led as CEO. Prior to NetWitness, Yoran served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also was founder and CEO of Riptech and was acquired by Symantec in 2002. Yoran serves as a board member and adviser to a number of security startups.
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. [LOS ANGELES] (NYSE MKT: IMUC) announced the appointment of Anthony Gringeri, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Gringeri has served as ImmunoCellular’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Resources since August 2013. The appointment of Dr. Gringeri follows the decision by Andrew Gengos to resign the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gengos will continue to be a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Gringeri joined ImmunoCellular Therapeutics in August 2013 from ViaCyte, where he was Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Previously, Dr. Gringeri served as Chief Operating Officer for Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics. Dr. Gringeri worked with Amgen for 15 years in a series of executive leadership roles.
Versiti, Inc. [MILWAUKEE] announced that it has selected Chris Miskel as President and Chief Executive Officer. Miskel will join Versiti effective February 1, 2017. Miskel succeeds current CEO Jacquelyn Fredrick, who announced that she would retire from the position effective February 3, 2017. Chris comes to Versiti from Baxter International/Shire and Eli Lilly and Company.
Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. [RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.] (OTC: LQMT) announced that it has named Professor Lugee Li as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liquidmetal Technologies. Professor Li has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 10, 2016 and is the sole owner of Liquidmetal Technology Limited, a Hong Kong company that is the Company’s largest shareholder.
PlayCore Holdings, Inc. [CHATTANOOGA, TN] announced that Bob Farnsworth will retire as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2017. The Company also announced that Roger Posacki, PlayCore’s President, will be assuming the role of President and CEO.
Legend [HOLLYWOOD, Calif.] announced that Dave Habiger and Aidan Foley will join Legend as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dave most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Textura Corporation (NASDAQ: TXTR). Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd. Foley is Founder/CEO of AF Double Eagle. Foley serves on the board of directors, and is Chairman of the Strategic Partnering Committee, of Truevision 3D Surgical. Prior to Double Eagle, Foley joined Ascent Media Group as chief marketing officer. Additionally, Foley served as president of the company’s enterprise solutions group. Previously, Foley spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak’s Digital Motion Imaging Division.
Avero [NEW YORK] announced that its founder, Damian Mogavero, is stepping down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 5, 2017. He will remain involved in Avero in an advisory capacity.
RiceBran Technologies [SCOTTSDALE, Arizona] (NASDAQ: RIBT) announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Smith as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Smith assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. Dr. Smith has been an executive with the Company since March 2012, focusing mainly on business development and operations. Prior to joining RBT, he served as Director of Business Development at HerbalScience Group and has also directed research and development programs at Global Protein Products Inc., PhycoGen Inc., and Dekalb Genetics, a Monsanto Company.
Sackett National Holdings, Inc. [LAS VEGAS] announced that Rob Comstock has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sperian Energy, SNH’s energy industry subsidiary. Prior to joining Sperian, Comstock served as Executive Vice President at Cablevision; his professional background also includes his tenures as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Direct Energy’s U.S. residential energy business, as well as SVP of the company’s Canadian Home & Business Services.
ClearForce LLC [VIENNA, Va.] announced that Tom Miller has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Miller is the former CEO of ALI Solutions (aka, Austin Logistics), former Vice President of Analytics at Noble Systems and Vice President of Credit Risk Management at Chase Bankcard.
Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. [JAMESTOWN, CA] (OTC: GETH) announced that it has appointed Chris Bowers as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Gary De Laurentiis will continue in his role as Chairman of GETH and will lead on business development activity for the Company. For the foreseeable future, Chris will also continue in his role as President of Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc.
Cable One, Inc. [PHOENIX] (NYSE: CABO) announced that it has appointed Julie Laulis, President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Tom Might as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Might, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Cable ONE since 1994 and Chairman of the Board since 2015, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman. Laulis also was elected as a Director of the Company effective at the time of her appointment as Chief Executive Officer, and she will retain her current title as President of Cable ONE. Laulis joined Cable ONE in 1999.
Agilysys, Inc. [ALPHARETTA, Ga.] (NASDAQ: AGYS) announced the appointment of Ramesh Srinivasan as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2017. Mr. Srinivasan most recently served as CEO of Ooyala and will also serve as a member of Agilysys’ Board of Directors. Prior to joining Ooyala, Mr. Srinivasan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Innotrac Corporation. Before that, Mr. Srinivasan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bally Technologies Inc. Prior to Bally, Srinivasan was with Manhattan Associates for about seven years, where he rose from Director, Technical Services to Executive Vice-President.
STMM Family Office, LLC [SAN ANTONIO] announced that Stan Shipley has joined the multi-family office organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shipley brings financial team management with Bank of America beginning with the predecessor organization Republic Bank of Dallas. He has served in leadership positions in international banking, wealth management, capital markets and corporate investment banking.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [NEW HAVEN, Conn.] (NASDAQ: ALXN) announced that it has named David Brennan as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brennan is the former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AstraZeneca PLC and has been a member of the Alexion Board of Directors since July 2014. Mr. Brennan succeeds David Hallal who has resigned for personal reasons, effective immediately. Mr. Brennan has been a Director of Alexion since July 2014 and has served on the Strategy and Risk Committee, the Quality Compliance Committee, and the Science and Innovation Committee. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AstraZeneca PLC, Mr. Brennan worked for AstraZeneca in increasing roles of responsibility, including as Executive Vice President of North America from 2001 to 2006 and as Senior Vice President of Commercialization and Portfolio Management from 1999 to 2001. Prior to the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Plc, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Planning and Development of Astra Pharmaceuticals LP, the American subsidiary of Astra AB. Mr. Brennan began his career in 1975 at Merck and Co. Inc., where he rose from Sales Representative in the U.S. Division to General Manager of Chibret International, a French subsidiary of Merck. Mr. Brennan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Innocoll, Inc. and Insmed Incorporated, and previously served on the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca PLC, Reed Elsevier PLC, and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Titan International, Inc. [QUINCY, Ill.] (NYSE: TWI) promoted Paul G. Reitz to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Reitz joined the Company in July 2010 as CFO and was promoted to President in February 2014. Prior to joining Titan, he was the Chief Accounting Officer for Carmike Cinemas based in Columbus, GA. Mr. Reitz has also held leadership positions with McLeodUSA Publishing, Yellow Book USA Inc., and Deloitte and Touche LLP. Maurice M. Taylor, Jr., who has been an integral part of Titan since its inception more than 33 years ago, will continue to serve as Chairman of Titan’s Board of Directors.
InterGen [BURLINGTON, Mass.] announced that Timothy J. Menzie has succeeded Neil H. Smith as president and chief executive officer. Menzie has 22 years with InterGen. Most recently, he was chief operating officer. Prior to becoming COO, he served as the vice president and general manager of InterGen’s United Kingdom and Netherlands assets. Menzie has also served as director of corporate treasury and the assistant corporate controller responsible for corporate financial planning and analysis, as well as all cash management activities.
BMC Software [HOUSTON] announced that Peter Leav has joined BMC as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Leav joins BMC from Polycom where he served as President and CEO for the last three years. Prior to joining Polycom, Leav worked at NCR Corporation, where he held executive leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, culminating in his role as President of industry and global field operations. Previously at Motorola, Inc., his last position was Corporate Vice President and General Manager for the company’s enterprise business. Leav’s prior experience includes executive sales leadership positions at Symbol Technologies, Cisco Systems and Tektronix, Inc. Leav currently serves as a member of the board of directors of HD Supply, Inc.
Corrisoft [LEXINGTON, Ky.] announced Bill Johnson has stepped down as President and CEO. Corrisoft’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jim Webb, will take over as Corrisoft’s new President and CEO. Jim Webb has been a member of Corrisoft’s executive team since joining the company in 2013. He previously served as the Vice President of Software Development before being named Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Corrisoft, Webb spent over 20 years in various leadership roles with IBM and Lexmark International.
Grey [NEW YORK] announced the promotion of Debby Reiner to CEO of Grey New York, a new position at the flagship headquarters office. Reiner, a Grey veteran, has served most recently as President Grey/Global P&G, overseeing the agency’s largest client’s entire portfolio of brands. Debby Reiner joined Grey New York, working on CoverGirl. After a successful stint running Clairol at JWT, she came home to Grey to lead the global reinvention of Pantene in 1999. In recognition of her achievements, Reiner was promoted to Executive Vice President, Partner and Global Beauty Director on P&G. Debby Reiner was promoted to President Grey/Global P&G in 2015, overseeing all P&G brands.
Picwell, Inc. [PHILADELPHIA] appointed Matthew Sydney as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sydney succeeds Jay Silverstein, who will continue to serve as an advisor to the Picwell Board of Directors. Mr. Sydney most recently was Executive Vice President of Sales at HealthEquity.
Tuition.io [SANTA MONICA, Calif.] announced Scott Thompson as its new CEO. Thompson joins Tuition.io from ShopRunner where he served as CEO. Prior to ShopRunner, Thompson was CEO of Yahoo. Before that, he served as President of PayPal. Previously, Thompson held executive positions with Inovant (a subsidiary of Visa), Barclays Global Investors, and Coopers & Lybrand.
Blast Fitness [AUBURNDALE, MA] announced the appointment of Dean Parker as President and CEO. Dean’s most recent ventures include serving as Founder and CEO of Vita Capital, and as National Finance Chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. Prior to his time on the campaign trail and at Vita, Dean was the Founder and CEO of Callis Communications.
College Futures Foundation [SAN FRANCISCO] President & CEO Julia I. Lopez has announced that she will retire at the end of June 2017. Lopez stepped into the role of President & CEO in 2008.
7signal [AKRON, OH] announced Tom Barrett has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Barrett was most recently CEO of several portfolio companies at Brennan Management Group. Prior to that he was the GM/Executive Director of Learn.com. Barrett also built and led the North American sales organization for iPass.
Promisec [NEEDHAM, Mass.] announced that it has appointed Simo Kamppari as CEO and President. Kamppari has served on Promisec’s Board since 2012. Kamppari joined Synetro Group in 2010 as an operating partner. Previously, he served as a consultant at McKinsey and Company for five years. Prior to joining McKinsey, Kamppari was a Group Manager at Oracle Corporation.
Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. [BRISBANE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Gerald (Jerry) McMahon, Ph.D., as President and CEO. Dr. McMahon succeeds Harpoon’s interim CEO and co-founder Patrick A. Baeuerle, Ph.D. Dr. Baeuerle will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Most recently, Dr. McMahon was President and CEO of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals and led its acquisition by Celldex. Prior to this role, he held positions at MedImmune, the biologics arm of AstraZeneca, where he was Senior Vice President of R&D Oncology, and at Bay City Capital, where he was a Venture Partner. Dr. McMahon was also head of two oncology development companies, Poniard Pharmaceuticals, where he was chairman and CEO, and NeoRx, where was CEO and President. He also served as President of SUGEN, ultimately acquired by Pfizer. Previously, Dr. McMahon was also Director at Sandoz, serving in various R&D roles prior to the company’s merger with Ciba-Geigy to form Novartis.
Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc. [OKLAHOMA CITY] (NYSE: PHX) announced that Michael C. Coffman, President, CEO and Director, will retire from the Company effective Dec. 31, 2016, after 26 years of service. Senior Vice President and COO Paul Blanchard will take over the position of President and CEO on Jan. 1, 2017. Blanchard joined Panhandle in 2009 as Vice President and COO and was promoted to Senior Vice President and COO the following year. Prior to joining Panhandle, he was the sole proprietor of a consulting petroleum engineering firm. Before that he served from 1997 to 2007 as Vice President of the Mid-Continent Business Unit of Range Resources in Oklahoma City.
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) [WASHINGTON] named Stephen J. Caldeira President and CEO. Caldeira was most recently President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. Caldeira previously served as Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Chief Public Affairs Officer for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, he held various executive positions including vice president of industry relations for PepsiCo, Inc., managing director in the U.S. Public Affairs Practice at Burson-Marsteller, senior vice president of communications and marketing at the National Restaurant Association, senior manager of political affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Northeast Division) and political director to former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY). CSPA’s current President and CEO Chris Cathcart is retiring after 17 years of success.
Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union [WASHINGTON] announced that Charles A. Mallon has resigned his position of President and CEO to pursue another CEO opportunity in the credit union industry. Anthony Caccese, Chief Financial Officer of Congressional Federal, has been appointed as interim CEO. Tony has been with Congressional Federal for seven years and has 26 years of financial industry management and leadership experience, and has also previously served as CFO at another credit union.