CEO Moves this week include:
|Hanna Andersson||Callon Petroleum Company||Lancaster Colony Corporation|
|IBIS Airlines||Manulife||TiVo Corporation|
|WPP’s Data Alliance||FLIR Systems, Inc.||Spotlight Innovation Inc.|
|Airway Management||The Gymboree Corporation||WSI Industries, Inc.|
|SMS Assist||System Logistics SpA||Christian Brothers Investment Services|
|Comoto Holdings||Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Edmentum|
|Signature Devices, Inc.||ERF WIRELESS, INC.||Startup Institute|
|CHS Inc.||Ford Motor Company|
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Hanna Andersson [PORTLAND, Ore.] announced that Joelle Maher will join Hanna Andersson as President and Chief Executive Officer. Over the course of her career, Maher has held senior leadership positions at Gymboree Corporation, Levi Strauss & Company, Lucky Brand Jeans, Old Navy and Macy’s East, most recently serving as President and Chief Member Officer at Sears Holdings Corporation. Maher will succeed Adam Stone, who joined Hanna Andersson in 2005 and led the Company as CEO since 2010.
Callon Petroleum Company [NATCHEZ, Miss.] (NYSE: CPE) has appointed Joseph Gatto Jr. as Chief Executive Officer succeeding Fred Callon, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, following his unexpected death on May 24, 2017. Gatto will also continue performing his current duties as the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Callon, Gatto held various positions in the financial advisory and energy investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch & Co., Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. and MarchWire Capital, LLC, which he founded.
Lancaster Colony Corporation [WESTERVILLE, Ohio] (NASDAQ: LANC) has appointed David A. Ciesinski as CEO and principal executive officer effective July 1, 2017. Ciesinski will also join the Company’s Board of Directors effective that same date. John B. (“Jay”) Gerlach, Jr., the Company’s current CEO, will continue his employment and retain his role as Lancaster Colony’s Executive Chairman. Ciesinski has served as Lancaster Colony’s President and Chief Operating Officer since joining the Company in April 2016. He is a veteran of the packaged foods industry with a background that includes executive leadership positions at H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
IBIS Airlines™ [PALM BEACH, Fla.] announced Ian Herman as their Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Herman is the co-founder of the company and brings more than 30 years’ experience in business restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and start-ups. Herman’s aviation background includes serving as Chairman and CEO of Global Aircraft Solutions. Previously in the U.K., Herman served as the Chairman and CEO of British World Airlines from 1988 to 1990. As president of his own accounting firm in the U.K., Ian Herman specialized in consultancy and interim CEO and chairman services. Concurrently, he served as Chairman and board member for the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry, London & South East Development Board.
Manulife [TORONTO] announced that Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, has made the decision to retire as of September 30, and that Roy Gori, who will become Manulife’s President on June 5, will succeed Guloien as CEO and join Manulife’s Board of Directors, effective October 1. Gori currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of Manulife’s Asia Division. Gori joined Manulife from Citi in early 2015, where he served as Head of Consumer Banking, North Asia and Australia, and Regional Head of Retail Banking, Asia Pacific.
TiVo Corporation [SAN CARLOS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Carson, informed the company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire from his current positions at TiVo Corporation. Carson will remain in his current capacity until a successor is appointed and will then serve in an advisory capacity to the Board, and new CEO, to ensure a smooth transition.
WPP’s Data Alliance [NEW YORK] announced Anas Ghazi has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ghazi held the role of Managing Director of Global Partnerships for WPP’s Data Alliance. Former CEO, Nick Nyhan, will remain on the Data Alliance Board and represent Kantar, along with representatives from GroupM, Wunderman, WPP Digital, Ogilvy and WPP Health & Wellness. Nyhan moves into a new role as Chairman of Lightspeed and remains Chief Digital Officer at Kantar. Anas Ghazi spent eight years in financial services and joined WPP’s Data Alliance in 2013 as Director of Partnerships.
FLIR Systems, Inc. [WILSONVILLE, OR] (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich. He previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., most recently as President of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, Cannon was President of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as President of Stanley Oil & Gas. Cannon serves on the board of directors of Lydall, Inc.
Spotlight Innovation Inc. [URBANDALE, Iowa] (OTCQB: STLT) has accepted the resignation of Cristopher Grunewald as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and appointed John M. Krohn as interim CEO. Krohn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Operating Officer. In connection with the transition, the Company has entered into a consulting agreement with Grunewald. Krohn joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2016.
The Gymboree Corporation [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Daniel Griesemer as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Griesemer joins Gymboree after a five-year tenure leading Tilly’s as President and CEO. Griesemer assumes his responsibilities from Interim CEO Mark Weikel, who will continue his role as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition to his experience at Tilly’s, Griesemer previously served as President and CEO at Coldwater Creek, and held executive leadership positions at Gap Inc., GapKids and Gap Inc. International division. Griesemer began his career with Macy’s Stores.
WSI Industries, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] (NASDAQ: WSCI) announced that Michael J. Pudil was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Benjamin T. Rashleger. Rashleger also resigned from the Board of Directors. Pudil will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
SMS Assist [CHICAGO] announced that former Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes has been named SMS Assist’s new chief executive officer. He replaces outgoing CEO and company founder Mike Rothman who will remain as chairman. Rhodes joins SMS Assist with two decades of technology and services leadership experience, most recently as CEO of Rackspace.
System Logistics SpA, [FRANKLIN, Wis.] announced the appointment of Stefano Vitale, currently head of North and South America, as System Logistics Corporation’s president and CEO. Vitale started with System Logistics SpA in the role of director of strategic process development.
Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) [CHICAGO] appointed Jeffrey McCroy as the firm’s new CEO. McCroy joined CBIS from American Century Investments (ACI), where he served as Head of Global Client Relationship Management since 2012. McCroy succeeds Michael O’Hern. Prior to ACI, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Transamerica Investment Management (he also served as Chairman). He was Managing Director and President for Bank of America’s investment distribution unit.
Comoto Holdings [PHILADELPHIA] who oversees a portfolio of retail brands that include RevZilla and Cycle Gear announced that former adidas Group’s General Manager & SVP Nic Vu has accepted an offer to be its CEO. Most recently he was General Manager for adidas Group in North America.
Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced it has appointed Jigar Raythatha as president and chief executive officer. He is rejoining Constellation from Jounce Therapeutics, Inc., where he led business strategy and development since December 2012. Prior to rejoining Constellation, Raythatha served as chief business officer at Jounce Therapeutics. Previously, he served as head of corporate development at Constellation. Earlier in his career, Raythatha held roles of increasing responsibility at Biogen, Red Abbey Venture Partners, and A.T. Kearney.
Edmentum [MINNEAPOLIS] announced the appointment of Jamie Post Candee to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is a return to Edmentum for Candee, who previously served in a variety of positions with the company from 2005 to 2014, including Chief Revenue Officer, before joining Questar Assessment as its President and CEO in 2014. Candee replaces Edmentum’s former CEO Rob Rueckl.
Signature Devices, Inc [IRVINE, CA] (OTC PINK: SDVI) has appointed Inas Azzam as CEO and President. Azzam is a veteran of the technology space and his most recent start-up MorpheusAV was part of the merger with Innovo.
ERF WIRELESS, INC. [LEAGUE CITY, Texas] (OTC PINK: ERFB) announced that H. Dean Cubley has been removed by the board of directors as CEO, President and from any other offices he held. John B. Barnett was named interim CEO, President, and Secretary until replacements are made.
Startup Institute [BOSTON] announced Rich DiTieri as its new CEO. Rich first joined Startup Institute as Associate Director before redesigning its global partner experience as the Head of Global Partnerships. His most recent role was running Startup Institute’s Boston program. Prior to Startup Institute, Rich was the co-founder of Pintley, and also held a technology consulting role at Deloitte. Rich takes over the role of CEO from Diane Hessan who stepped down in June 2016 to work with the Cinton campaign.
Columbia Asia [SEATTLE] has appointed Kelvin Loh to serve as CEO, effective July 1. Loh worked the past eight years at Parkway Pantai, most recently as chief executive of the company’s Singapore operations division. Loh previously served as CEO of Parkway’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital in Singapore, and before entering healthcare administration 16 years ago, practiced as a medical doctor.
Govini [ARLINGTON, Va.] announced Chris Taylor has joined the company as its CEO. Govini’s founder, Eric Gillespie, will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Govini, Taylor founded tech startup Novitas Group. He was also the CEO of Mission Essential
MyBrainSolutions (MBS) [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced Louis Gagnon has joined as CEO. Gagnon has 25 years of experience as a high-growth global digital businesses leader, most notably at Amazon’s subsidiary Audible where he served as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. He also was recently appointed Advisor to TPG Capital following a short CEO assignment at Ride.com. Other past notable roles include Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Yodle and Senior VP of Global Products at Monster Worldwide.
Ford Motor Company [DEARBORN, Mich.] named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO. Hackett was CEO of Steelcase, Interim Athletic Director at the University of Michigan and executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. Hackett succeeds Mark Fields who has elected to retire from Ford after a successful 28-year career with the company.