CEO Moves this week include:
|The Interbrand Group||Collectors Universe, Inc.||Zafgen, Inc.|
|Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Optimum Talent||Luxury Garage Sale|
|Mutual Reinsurance Bureau||Association for the Advancement of Wound Care||Delta Dental of Virginia|
|Muscular Dystrophy Association||Meridian Bioscience, Inc.||The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.|
|Molina Healthcare, Inc.||Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc.||Moroccanoil|
|J.D. Power||bowmo||MRI Interventions, Inc.|
|The Inception Companies||MDU Resources Group, Inc.||The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation|
|Apto||Virtua||InZinc Mining Ltd.|
|Curiosity.com||Hostess Brands, Inc.||WestKam Gold Corp.|
|The American Board of Family Medicine||Total Safety||InsPro Technologies Corporation|
|PGT Innovations||OsteoReady LLC||Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center|
|Southern Lithium Corp.||Omnigo Software||Hilco Merchant Resources|
|TEEL Construction, Inc.|
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The Interbrand Group [NEW YORK] announced that Charles Trevail, will become its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1st, 2018. Currently the CEO of Omnicom agency, C Space, Trevail succeeds Jez Frampton, who is retiring at the end of 2017. Trevail has been CEO of C Space for close to four years. Prior to that he spent 9 years as CEO of Promise Corporation.
Collectors Universe, Inc. [NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.] (NASDAQ: CLCT) announced the appointment of Joseph J. Orlando to the position of Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Robert G. Deuster. Deuster had decided to retire as CEO, but will continue as a member of the Board of Directors. Orlando also has been appointed as a member of the Board. Orlando joined the Company in 1999 and was appointed President of PSA in 2002 and President of PSA/DNA in 2003. Orlando also serves as Editor of Sports Market Report.
Zafgen, Inc. [BOSTON] (NASDAQ: ZFGN) announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Hatfield as its Chief Executive Officer. Thomas Hughes, Zafgen’s CEO since 2008, will continue as the Company’s President, and assume the role of Chief Scientific Officer. Both Hatfield and Hughes will serve on Zafgen’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Hatfield served as CEO of Vitae Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Vitae, Hatfield held several executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), including Senior Vice President of BMS’s Immunology and Virology Divisions; President, BMS-Canada, and Vice President, U.S. Managed Health Care. Hatfield currently serves on the Board of Directors for miRagen Therapeutics, Inc., aTyr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Ambit Biosciences, Inc. and on the board and Executive Committee of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CINCINNATI] (OTCQB: ARPO) announced that Stephen Hoffman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective as of December 1, 2017, and is expected to be appointed to its board of directors. Hoffman succeeds Joseph H. Gardner, who will continue to serve as President and Founder of Aerpio. Hoffman joins Aerpio Pharmaceuticals from PDL BioPharma, where he served as a Senior Advisor since February 2014. Prior to that he served as a Managing Director at Skyline Ventures from 2007 to 2014 and was general partner at TVM Capital from 2003 to 2007. Prior to TVM, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Allos Therapeutics from 1994 to 2002. Hoffman currently serves on the board of directors of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bicycle Therapeutics Ltd., and Palleon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Optimum Talent [MONTREAL] announced the appointment of Mike Bacchus from President of Western Canada to Chief Executive Officer. Ronald Dahms, Optimum Talent’s former CEO, will serve in the role of Executive Chair. Mike Bacchus previously held the title of Chief Executive Officer with Conroy Ross Partners. He offers over twenty years of experience at the senior management level, including serving as President of David Aplin Group from 1998-2009.
Luxury Garage Sale [CHICAGO] announced that Trish Lukasik has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Lukasik served as the Chief Operating Officer for SpotHero. Prior to joining SpotHero, Lukasik joined Proctor & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company and more recently culminated a 17-year career journey as Chief Customer Officer for a division of PepsiCo. Lukasik serves on the boards of Sargento Foods and NatureBox.
Mutual Reinsurance Bureau [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of John W. Meyers III as the company’s next president and chief executive officer. Meyers will succeed Timothy Dorr, current president and chief executive officer. Meyers most recently served as vice president at Safety National Reinsurance. He brings more than 25 years of insurance industry underwriting experience, with recent tenures at Maiden Reinsurance and PMA Reinsurance. Meyers served in the United States Army Reserve for eight years during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care [MALVERN, Pa.] announced Victoria E. Elliott as the new Chief Executive Officer. Elliott has served as Executive Director for the American Neurological Association, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Society For Biomaterials and the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. Most recently she was Director of Development at the University of the Sciences.
Delta Dental of Virginia [ROANOKE, Va.] announced that Frank Lucia will serve as president and chief executive officer, effective November 13, 2017. Lucia succeeds George A. Levicki, who is retiring. Lucia was president and chief executive officer of Dean Health Plan in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to serving in a variety of leadership roles at Dean Health Plan, he worked for Price Waterhouse, WR Grace, Inc. and CIGNA Corporation, including Cigna Dental.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) [CHICAGO] announced it has appointed Lynn O’Connor Vos as President and Chief Executive Officer. Vos previously was Global Chief Executive Officer for nearly 23 years. She is the co-creator of Text4baby. Vos succeeds interim President and CEO Kristine Welker. Welker has served in the interim role since February and will immediately resume her volunteer role as a member of MDA’s Board of Directors.
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. [CINCINNATI] (NASDAQ: VIVO) announced that it has appointed John P. Kenny as Chief Executive Officer. Kenny has also been appointed to Meridian’s Board of Directors. Kenny most recently served as Senior Vice President/General Manager, North America, at Siemens Healthcare. He has held executive level roles at Becton Dickinson, Leica Biosystems, and Quest Diagnostics.
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. [WORCESTER, Mass.] (NYSE: THG) announced John C. Roche has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 4. He will succeed Joseph M. Zubretsky. Roche currently leads The Hanover’s personal and commercial lines businesses as president of Hanover Agency Markets, and has served on the company’s executive leadership team since 2008. Since joining the company in 2006, Roche has served in several senior leadership positions, including president, business insurance; vice president, field operations, marketing and distribution; and vice president, commercial lines underwriting and product management. Prior to joining The Hanover, he served in senior roles at the St. Paul Travelers Companies. He began his career at Fireman’s Fund and Atlantic Mutual, where he held a number of underwriting and management positions. Roche also serves on the board of directors for the National Council of Compensation Insurance.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. [LONG BEACH, Calif.] (NYSE: MOH) announced that it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 6, 2017. Zubretsky will also be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors. Zubretsky, who most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group and a member of its board of directors, will succeed interim chief executive officer, Joseph W. White. White will remain with Molina Healthcare in his role as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hanover Insurance Group, he served almost nine years at Aetna, Inc., where he most recently was Chief Executive Officer of Healthagen Holdings. Prior to that, from 2013 to 2014, he served as Senior Executive Vice President leading Aetna’s National Businesses and from 2007 to 2013 served as Aetna’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Aetna in 2007, Zubretsky served in a variety of senior management roles in the healthcare and financial services sector. Zubretsky began his career with the accounting firm then known as Coopers & Lybrand, rising to partnership in its national insurance industry group.
Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel] (TSX VENTURE: KALY and OTCQB: KALTF) announced that Robert Farrell has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Farrell previously held the position of Interim CEO. Prior to joining Kalytera, Farrell worked as an executive officer with the Institute for One World Health, an affiliate of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Farrell has held senior positions with publicly listed companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including Titan Pharmaceuticals, where he served as President and CEO from 2008 to 2010, and as Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2008.
Moroccanoil® [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of JuE Wong as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Wong brings to Moroccanoil a robust track record of propelling emerging brands to the mainstream while globalizing established brands including Cargill Inc., PepsiCo, Dial Corp., Murad Inc., NV Perricone MD Ltd., ZO Skin Health by Dr. Obagi, Astral Health and Beauty and StriVectin. Most recently, Wong served as President at Elizabeth Arden.
J.D. Power [COSTA MESA, Calif.] announced that Finbarr O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer and President, has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire from J.D. Power, effective March 2018.
bowmo, Inc. [NEW YORK] has announced its appointment of Michael J. Bekiarian to the position of CEO. Michael joins bowmo from Mainz, where he served as CEO. Prior to Mainz, Michael founded & served for four years as the CEO of Top Line Performance Associates, LLC. Before Top Line, Michael held leadership roles over a six-year period; including that of CEO at Sapien, LLC. Michael served as Director of Operations for Gateway Group One.
MRI Interventions, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] (OTCQB: MRIC) announced the appointment of Joseph Burnett as President and CEO, effective November 7. The company’s current President and CEO, Frank Grillo will serve as an executive advisor to the Company. Burnett has spent his entire career in medical devices, starting in cardiovascular at Guidant and Volcano, and most recently in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Philips, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Neuro Diagnostics and Therapy Business. Prior to that role, Burnett was Sr. Vice President and General Manager of the Volcano business after the acquisition of Volcano by Philips, and Executive Vice President of the Cardiology division for Volcano.
BrightHouse [ATLANTA] announced that it has hired Ashley M. Grice as CEO. Brighthouse is a global consultancy firm that The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) acquired in 2015. Grice, who worked at BrightHouse early in her career, succeeds Doug Shipman, who left the firm to become president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Prior to joining BCG, Grice was North America chief client officer of iris Worldwide where she worked for nearly five years. From 2003 through 2006, Grice worked as a senior strategist and director of strategic operations at BrightHouse.
Azitra, Inc. [FARMINGTON, CT] announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) Andrews as President and CEO. Rick Andrews brings more than 35 years of experience working with biotechnology companies from inception through successful clinical development, and most recently served as CEO of Thrasos Therapeutics. He also served at RenaMed and EcoScience.
Teridion [SAN FRANCISCO] has hired Saar Gillai as CEO. Gillai brings more than 20 years of building innovative and successful businesses and has held senior executive positions in top Silicon Valley companies including Cisco and HPE, as well as key leadership roles in startups. A current board member at Xilinx, Gillai served, until November 2016, as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s Communications Solutions Business. Previously he was SVP/GM and Chief Operating Officer of HP Cloud. Gillai joined HP via the acquisition of 3Com, where he was SVP of Worldwide Products and Solutions.
The Inception Companies [FAIRFIELD, N.J.] announce the appointment of Matt Giegerich, longtime CEO of WPP’s Ogilvy CommonHealth, to serve as CEO for Inception’s two largest business units. He will join the Board of Director as well.
MDU Resources Group, Inc. [BISMARCK, N.D.] (NYSE: MDU) announced that Trevor J. Hastings has been named president and CEO of WBI Holdings Inc., the company’s pipeline and energy services business. Hastings joined MDU Resources in 1996 as a regulatory analyst at the company’s utility business. He has held roles of increasing responsibility within MDU Resources’ independent power production business, corporate office and construction materials business. Most recently, he held the position of vice president of business development and operations support at Knife River Corporation. Hastings will replace David L. Goodin who has been serving as the interim president and CEO at WBI Holdings, in addition to his position at MDU Resources, since May 2017.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation [ALEXANDRIA, Va.] announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark as its new President and CEO. Ruark succeeds Margaret B. Davis, who has been appointed President and CEO of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Ruark retired from the Marine Corps in June of 2017. Prior to his assignment with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Ruark was the only Marine to serve as the Joint Staff Director of Logistics. His other General Officer assignments include service as Director of Logistics and Engineering for United States Central Command and, separately, Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group during combat operations in Iraq.
Qlik® [RADNOR, Pa.] announced that Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy as interim CEO. David Murphy is the former President and COO of Blue Coat Systems and a current Qlik Board Member and Thoma Bravo Operating Partner. Prior to Blue Coat, David was instrumental in building Mercury Interactive and Tivoli Systems into market leaders.
Morningside Translations [NEW YORK] announced new leadership and ownership by co-CEOs Tom Klein and Roland Lessard. Klein and Lessard most recently held senior executive leadership positions at Sterling Talent Solutions.
KORE [ALPHARETTA, Ga.] announced the appointment of Romil Bahl as Chief Executive. Romil most recently served as President and CEO of Lochbridge. Prior to joining Lochbridge, he held roles as the General Manager and Executive Vice President of Global Industries at CSC, and the President and CEO of PRGX Global. Romil replaces retiring CEO Alex Brisbourne, who will remain on the Board of Directors.
Apto [DENVER, CO.] announced that it has hired Angela Tucci as chief executive officer. Tanner McGraw, Apto’s founder and former CEO, will continue as chairman of the board and will take on a new role as the company’s chief strategy officer. Tucci was most recently at CA Technologies, where she served as general manager of the Agile Management business unit. Prior to CA Technologies, Tucci held executive positions at Rally Software, Symantec, and NEON. She also founded two venture-backed technology companies.
Virtua [MARLTON, N.J.] announced that Dennis W. Pullin has assumed the role of President and CEO. Prior to joining Virtua in September 2017, Pullin served as President of MedStar Harbor Hospital and Senior Vice President of MedStar Health. Pullin joined MedStar Harbor from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he spent three years as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he held positions as Vice President of Operations and Business Development at St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System; Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Symbion Healthcare, Inc.; Executive Director of the Baylor Sports Medicine Institute at Baylor College of Medicine; and Chief Operating Officer at Hopestar Medical Management Group.
InZinc Mining Ltd. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX-V: IZN) announced the appointment of Wayne Hubert as Chief Executive Officer. Huber most recently was CEO of Andean Resources from 2006 to 2010. Before his tenure at Andean, Hubert held senior management positions at Meridian Gold where he gained considerable experience in finance, exploration, project development, permitting and construction. Hubert is currently a director of Austral Gold and Candeleria Mining.
Curiosity.com [CHICAGO] has announced the appointment of Lisa Weinstein as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Curiosity.com, Weinstein was the CEO of Engine Media. She also served as President of Global Digital, Data & Analytics, at Starcom MediaVest Group, and for more than a decade she held US and global executive leadership roles within GroupM and Mindshare. She is an advisor to many start-ups and has served on Google’s Global Media Council, Twitter’s Client Council, Forbes Executive Women’s Board, AAF Board of Directors and the IAB Agency Advisory Board, among others.
Hostess Brands, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] (NASDAQ: TWNK) (NASDAQ: TWNKW) announced that Bill Toler has informed the Company that he plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2018. He will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.
WestKam Gold Corp. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX-V: WKG) announced that Matt Wayrynen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of WestKam Gold Corp. Dana Dziurzynski will succeed Wayrynen as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dziurzynski has been a Director of the Company since October 2016.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) [EXINGTON, KY.] has selected Warren Newton to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Newton will serve in the position of President and CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. He will assume the role of President and CEO on January 1, 2019. Newton is currently Executive Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC), and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC). From 1999-2016, he served as the William B. Aycock Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at UNC. Newton has been a personal physician for 33 years, working in a variety of settings, including the UNC Family Medicine Center, the Moncure Community Health Center, and the Randolph County Health Department. As an educator, Newton served as residency director at UNC from 1992-1997. He has served as Vice Dean of Medical Education at the University of North Carolina from 2008-2013. Finally, from 2012 to 2017, he served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina State Health Plan. In 2016, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services. Newton served on the ABFM Board of Directors from 2007-2013, including his term as Board Chair in 2011-12. He currently serves as a Director on the ABFM Foundation Board of Directors. Newton also brings experience working with the American Board of Medical Specialties, where he serves as a member of the ABMS Committee on Continuing Certification, including a term as one if its first chairs in 2014. Additional national roles in which Newton has served include President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and Founding Chair of the Council of Academic Family Medicine. He is currently a member of the Liaison Committee of Medical Education and represents the ABFM at the National Academy of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.
Total Safety [HOUSTON] announced that George P. Ristevski has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ristevski last served as President of Praxair Distribution and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxum Petroleum, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Animal Supply Company.
InsPro Technologies Corporation [EDDYSTONE, Pa.] announced the appointment of David Anderson as Chief Executive Officer. Anderson served as President and CEO of TIAA-CREF Life from 2012 through 2016. Prior to his time with TIAA, Anderson held a variety of senior leadership roles with Thrivent Financial.
PGT Innovations [N. VENICE, Fla.] (NYSE: PGTI) announced that it has appointed Jeff Jackson to become Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Rod Hershberger, who is retiring as CEO, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Jackson joined PGT Innovations in November 2005 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2006, Jackson was named Executive Vice President. In June 2014, Jackson became President and Chief Operating Officer. Jackson was appointed to the Board of Directors.
OsteoReady LLC [CONCORD, Mass.] announced that Robert Gottlander has assumed the role of CEO. He joined Nobelpharma in 1984. In 1992, Gottlander was named the CEO of Procera Sandvik AB. During Gottlander’s 28-year career at Nobel Biocare, he held several senior positions including Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Products. Gottlander joined Henry Schein Inc. in 2011, as Vice President, Global Prosthetic Solutions. Gottlander was appointed Chief Marketing Officer, Henry Schein Global Dental in 2016.
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) [PALO ALTO, Calif.] announced the appointments of Lester W. Schiefelbein as CEO. Schiefelbein will also be Co-Chair of the Executive Committee. Schiefelbein was previously Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Gary L. Benton, founder of SVAMC, will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Southern Lithium Corp. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX-V: SNL) (OTC: SLLTF) announced the appointment of Yari Nieken as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company. Nieken is Founder and President of Foremost Capital Inc. He is currently a director of Marapharm Ventures Inc. as well as Veritas Pharma Inc. and has served on the boards of several public and private issuers including PUF Ventures (President & CEO), Lexagene Holdings Inc. (Director), and Duport Capital Ltd (Director). He was formerly an investment advisor at Union Securities Corp.
Omnigo Software [ST. LOUIS] announced Bobby Robertson as chief executive officer. Prior to joining Omnigo, Robertson served at HEALTHCAREfirst. Robertson currently serves on the boards of HEALTHCAREfirst, MedtranDirect, and Missouri’sCoordinating Board for Higher Education.
Hilco Merchant Resources (HMR) [NORTHBROOK, Ill.] announced that it has hired Seth Marks in the newly created role of Senior Vice President — Chief Merchandising Officer for Hilco Merchant Resources and as the CEO of Hilco Wholesale Solutions. Marks joins HMR from Sears Holdings where he has most recently been serving as the Head of Strategic Merchandising. Marks also served as CEO of Liquidation World where he worked from 2004 to 2011; Chief Merchandising Officer at Tuesday Morning Stores from 2011 to 2013; and, as Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Strategic Initiatives at Overstock.com from 2014 to 2016. Marks began his career at Hilco in 2000.