CEO Moves this week include:
|Anthem, Inc.||SGD Holdings, Ltd.||Cardinal Health|
|Sunoco LP||Hoag Orthopedic Institute||Leafly|
|West Corporation||Tampa Electric||Morilee by Madeline Gardner|
|Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.||EP Energy Corporation||American International Group, Inc.|
|Lacework||FULLBEAUTY Brands Inc.||SMART Global Holdings, Inc.|
|DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||OncoSec Medical Incorporated||EQIS Capital Management|
|Five9, Inc.||Russel Metals Inc.||The Global Fund for Children|
|Vividata||Sunverge Energy||AdvantAge Ontario|
|Immunomedics, Inc.||SunCoke Energy Partners, GP, LLC||Corizon Health|
|Ben Bridge Jeweler||State Street Corporation||Custom Disability Solutions|
|Xplore Technologies||Aquent and Vitamin T||AdRoll|
|Panera Bread||Molson Coors Brewing Company||Northern Biologics Inc.|
|FastMed Urgent Care||MemberSuite, Inc.||The Medical Device Innovation Consortium|
|Pennsylvania Trust||Corporate Visions||BraunAbility|
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Anthem, Inc. [INDIANAPOLIS] announced that Gail K. Boudreaux has been named Chief Executive Officer and President and appointed to the Board of Directors. Joseph R. Swedish, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will serve as Executive Chairman of Anthem Board of Directors, stepping down in May 2018, and serve as Senior Advisor through May 2020. Boudreaux recently served as Chief Executive Officer at United Healthcare. Prior to United Healthcare, Boudreaux served as Executive Vice President of Health Care Services Corporation. She began her career in Aetna’s Management Development Program, serving in a variety of capacities over the course of two decades.
SGD Holdings, Ltd. [PUEBLO, CO] (OTC PINK: SGDH) announced that Harry Johansing stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Secretary of SGD Holdings, Ltd. Current member of the Board of Directors, Delmar Janovec has been appointed as the new CEO and Secretary. Harry Johansing will remain President of Eco Paper, Inc.
Cardinal Health [DUBLIN, Ohio] (NYSE: CAH) announced that it has named Mike Kaufmann, its current chief financial officer, to serve as the company’s next chief executive officer and join the board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Kaufmann will succeed George Barrett, Cardinal Health’s chairman and chief executive officer since 2009, who will continue to serve as executive chairman of the board of directors. Mike Kaufmann joined Cardinal Health in 1990 and has served as chief financial officer of the company since 2014. During his 27 years at Cardinal Health, Kaufmann has served in a wide range of leadership positions across operations, sales and finance roles touching all areas of Cardinal Health. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for MSC Industrial Supply and on the executive board of Red Oak Sourcing. Prior to Cardinal Health, Kaufmann had a successful career in audit and consulting with Arthur Andersen.
Sunoco LP [DALLAS] (NYSE: SUN) announced that Joseph Kim has been named chief executive officer of Sunoco LP, effective January 1, 2018. Kim has been serving as president and chief operating officer. Current Chief Executive Officer, Robert Owens will retire from the Partnership on December 31, 2017 and will continue to serve as a consultant to the Partnership through 2019. Prior to his most recent appointment, Kim had been serving as executive vice president and chief development officer for Sunoco from October 2015 to June 2017. Previously, Kim held the position of chief operating officer at Pizza Hut. Prior to that, he worked for fifteen years at Valero Energy, where his most recent position was senior vice president of strategy and growth. He also held roles in field and franchise operations, strategic planning, merchandising, development and investor relations. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute [IRVINE, Calif.] has announced the appointment of Jennifer Mitzner to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mitzner will succeed Carlos Prietto, Interim CEO. Mitzner most recently served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President Corporate Services & CFO at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Prior to her Hoag positions, Mitzner worked with KPMG in the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Practice.
West Corporation [OMAHA] announced the appointment of John Shlonsky as chief executive officer and director of West. Shlonsky succeeds Thomas Barker who will retire. He will continue to consult for West. Most recently, Shlonsky was senior executive vice president of TSYS and president of TSYS’ Merchant Services segment. Shlonsky served at TransFirst, where he was chief executive officer and president from 2006 to 2015. Prior to joining TransFirst, Shlonsky spent 11 years at First Data Corporation in various senior management positions including president of Merchant Services and has also served in financial management roles within Smith Barney, Chadbourne & Parke and Grumman Data Systems.
Tampa Electric [HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and TAMPA, Fla.] (TSX: EMA) announced that Nancy Tower will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company upon Gordon Gillette’s retirement. Most recently, she was Chief Corporate Development Officer (2014 – present) for Emera. She previously served as CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador (2011-2014) and Chief Financial Officer for Emera (2005-2011). She also held several operations positions at Nova Scotia Power, including Vice President of Customer Operations. She also held a management position at Tufts Cove Generating Station. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Dalhousie University Corporate Residency MBA Program, as well as the Dalhousie University Faculty of Management Advisory Board. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, the board of directors of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the board of trustees of the QEII Foundation, and the board of directors of CAA Atlantic. Tower is also the former chair of the Nova Scotia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Morilee by Madeline Gardner [NEW YORK] announced that Deborah Fine has been named Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Fine served as the CEO of Direct Brands, President of iVilliage, CEO of Victoria’s Secret Pink, Founder and President of Avon Mark Cosmetics, Vice President and Publisher of Glamour and Publisher of Brides.
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) [HOUSTON] (NYSE: PAA) announced that Greg Armstrong will retire as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2018. Willie Chiang, PAA’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – U.S., will become CEO upon Armstrong’s retirement and Armstrong will continue as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors through December 2019, at which time he will retire from the Board. Chiang joined PAA in 2015 as PAA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – U.S., and was appointed to the Board of Directors in February 2017. Prior to joining PAA, Chiang held the positions of Executive Vice President, Operations at Occidental Petroleum, and Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial for ConocoPhillips.
EP Energy Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE: EPE) announced that Russell Parker has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of EP Energy Corporation and serves as a member of its Board of Directors. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Natural Resources. Parker began his career at Platt, Sparks & Associates. In 2001, he joined Hilcorp Energy Company as a Reservoir Engineer and held a variety of roles working assets, corporate reserves and A&D as Reservoir Engineer. In 2012, Parker joined Chief Oil & Gas. After serving as VP of engineering and acquisitions and SVP of engineering and operations, Parker was later promoted to President.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) [NEW YORK] (NYSE: AIG) announced the appointment of Lex Baugh as Chief Executive Officer, North America General Insurance and George Stratts as Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Insurance Company. Most recently, Baugh served as President of Liability and Financial Lines at AIG. Prior to that, he was President of Global Casualty at AIG. Baugh also served as Chief Risk Officer and Head of Strategic Planning for AIG Property Casualty, and previously as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chartis Europe Holdings Limited. Most recently, Stratts was President of AIG’s Property and Special Risks division globally and prior to that, served as Executive Vice President of Lexington Insurance Company. Before joining AIG in 1999, Mr. Stratts held various positions in the property and marine businesses at Chubb for eight years.
Lacework [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] announced the appointment of Stefan Dyckerhoff to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Dyckerhoff joins Lacework from Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he remains a managing director. Prior to SHV, Dyckerhoff was Executive Vice President at Juniper Networks. Prior to Juniper Networks, he worked at Cisco Systems.
FULLBEAUTY Brands Inc. [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Emilie Arel as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Arel succeeds Acting Chief Executive Officer and board member Seth Brody. From 2015 to 2017, she served as the CEO of Quidsi Inc. Before Quidsi, Arel from 2007 to 2014 held positions of increasing responsibility at Gap Inc., including serving as a division vice president and general manager at Old Navy. She previously held positions in inventory planning and strategy for Target Corporation from 2001 to 2007.
SMART Global Holdings, Inc. [NEWARK, CA] (NASDAQ: SGH) announced that Iain MacKenzie, SMART’s Chief Executive Officer, has decided to transition to a revised role during the 2018 calendar year. MacKenzie will remain a member of SGH’s board of directors following the transition.
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif.] (NASDAQ: DMPI) announced the appointment of Saiid Zarrabian as interim Chief Executive Officer. Jeffrey Bacha, co-founder and CEO of DelMar, will continue in his senior management role as President and in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Both Zarrabian and Bacha will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors. Saiid Zarrabian joined the DelMar Board of Directors in July, 2017. He is currently serving as an advisor to Redline Capital Partners, Zarrabian has previously served as Chairman and member of the board of directors of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company. He also served as President of the Protein Production Division of Intrexon Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cyntellect, Inc. He has previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Senomyx, Inc. and as Chief Operating Officer of Pharmacopeia, Inc., where he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of its MSI Division. In addition, Zarrabian has served on numerous private and public company boards, including at Immune Therapeutics, Inc.; Exemplar Pharma, LLC; Ambit Biosciences Corporation; eMolecules, Inc.; and Penwest Pharmaceuticals CO.
OncoSec Medical Incorporated [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: ONCS) announced the appointment of Daniel J. O’Connor as CEO of the Company. O’Connor joined the Company’s Board of Directors on September 2017. Punit Dhillon, co-founder of OncoSec, will continue to serve as the Company’s President and a member of its Board of Directors. O’Connor has 20 years of executive, legal, and regulatory experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including CEO and other executive leadership positions at Advaxis, Inc., ImClone Systems, Bracco Diagnostics, Inc., and PharmaNet. Most recently, O’Connor was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Advaxis, Inc. from 2013 until 2017. While at PharmaNet, O’Connor served as General Counsel.
EQIS Capital Management [SAN RAFAEL, CALIF.] has appointed Joseph F. Hunter as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Hunter’s prior roles include: President, Financial Services International Corp; Senior Vice President, Broker Dealer Operations, Curian Capital; Senior Vice President, Correspondent Implementations, National Financial/Fidelity Investments; and Senior Vice President, Broker Dealer Operations Executive, Bank of America Investments.
Five9 Inc. [SAN RAMON, Calif.] (NASDAQ: FIVN) announced that Mike Burkland, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be transitioning from his roles as CEO and President to become Executive Chairman of the Board. The company has named Barry Zwarenstein, Five9’s Chief Financial Officer, to the additional post of Interim CEO. Barry Zwarenstein has been Five9’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. Barry was also CFO of Iomega Corporation and Mellanox Technologies. From November 2007 to October 2015, Barry served on the board of directors of Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.
Russel Metals Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: RUS) announced that John G. Reid will succeed Brian R. Hedges as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 2, 2018. Reid began his career with JMS Metals Services in 1991 and was promoted to President of JMS in 1994. Russel Metals acquired JMS in 2007 and since then Reid has served as Vice President, Service Center Operations in 2009, Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and President in 2016.
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) [WASHINGTON] has selected John Hecklinger to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. John comes to GFC after 12 years at GlobalGiving. He previously served as Global Giving’s business development director.
Vividata [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Pat Pellegrini to the position of President and CEO. Pellegrini was most recently President and Chief Research Officer for Simmons Research, following his time with GfK North America as Executive Vice President, Media & Entertainment/Digital Market Intelligence. His most recent leadership role in Canada was Vice President, Content & Product Management for The Weather Network/MétéoMédia at Pelmorex Media. Before joining Pelmorex, he held an international research leadership position with comScore.
Sunverge Energy [SAN FRANCISCO] has appointed Martin Milani to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Milani succeeds Sunverge co-founder and CEO Ken Munson, who stepped down as president and CEO. Milani has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Sunverge since December 2016. Prior to joining Sunverge, Milani was CTO and General Manager of Nexant. His previous positions include CTO of Tidal Software, CEO and CTO of Intersperse, CTO of iBuilding and Chief Internet Technologist at Times Mirror Corporation. Before joining Times Mirror, Milani held senior-level technology and management positions at Wells Fargo, IBM, Retix, and Locus Computing.
AdvantAge Ontario [Toronto, ON] announced the appointment of Lisa Levin as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 5, 2018. Levin was most recently the Director of Nursing and Health Policy with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). Before working at RNAO, Lisa was the Principal Consultant with Lisa Levin and Associates. From 2011 to 2016, Lisa was the Chair of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition. From 2005 to 2015, Lisa was a senior executive with Circle of Care. Prior to that, she was a policy advisor for 16 years in different ministries of the Ontario government.
Immunomedics, Inc. [MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.] (NASDAQ: IMMU) announced that it has appointed Michael Pehl as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has also been appointed to the Board. Michael Garone, current Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO, will resume his role as CFO. Most recently, Pehl served as President, Hematology & Oncology, at Celgene Corporation. Prior to that, he was the company’s Head of Global Marketing, Head of Hematology Europe and the first General Manager of Celgene in Germany. Over the course of his 11 years at Celgene, Pehl has launched multiple blockbuster drugs in the areas of hematology and oncology, including Revlimid, Pomalyst, and Abraxane.
SunCoke Energy Partners, GP, LLC [LISLE, Ill.] announced that Frederick A. Henderson has decided to retire as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and that Michael G. Rippey has been appointed as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Rippey has also been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. Most recently, he joins SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, where he has served as Senior Advisor since 2015. From 2014 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal USA. From August 2006 through October 2014, he was ArcelorMittal USA’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Corizon Health [BRENTWOOD, Tenn.] announced the appointment of Stephen A. Rector as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He currently is transitioning from serving as a Division Vice President for Community Health Systems, Inc. Rector’s prior experience includes serving as CEO of HCA’s Regional Medical Center; CEO of South Bay Hospital; Chief Operating Officer of North Florida Regional Medical Center; and as Regional Director for LifePoint Hospitals. He began his career at Saint Thomas Health Services.
State Street Corporation [BOSTON] (NYSE: STT) announced that Jay Hooley will retire as CEO by the end of 2018 and will remain as chairman throughout 2019. It has appointed Ron O’Hanley, previously vice chairman of State Street and president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), to president and chief operating officer. O’Hanley will succeed Hooley as CEO as well. Cyrus Taraporevala succeeds O’Hanley as president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors. Taraporevala joined SSGA in 2016 from Fidelity Investments. Prior to joining State Street in 2015, O’Hanley served as president of Asset Management & Corporate Services for Fidelity Investments. Before Fidelity, O’Hanley spent 13 years in leadership positions at Mellon Bank and Bank of New York Mellon including vice chairman of Mellon Financial Corporation and Bank of New York Mellon, and CEO of BNY Mellon Asset Management. O’Hanley began his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he served as a partner and head of its Investment Management practice worldwide. In January 2017, O’Hanley was named vice chairman of State Street.
Custom Disability Solutions [SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine] announced that Mark P. Marsters has been named President and CEO. Most recently, Mark Marsters served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Cigna Group Insurance. Prior to Cigna, Marsters began his career with Union Mutual.
Xplore Technologies [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the resignation of Mark Holleran as President and Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced that Tom Wilkinson, CFO, has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer. Wilkinson has been working with Xplore for over ten years, first as an auditor and business advisor, and most recently as CFO. Prior to joining Xplore in 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Amherst Holdings and as Managing Partner of a regional public accounting and marketing firm. His prior experience also includes business development for a subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston, and work at both Dell and KPMG.
Aquent and Vitamin T [BOSTON, MA] are pleased to announce Doug Kaplan will be assuming the position of company CEO. Over the last 20 years, Kaplan has helped build leading software, media, and technology companies around the globe, including Ascend Learning and LexisNexis. John Chuang, who co-founded the company and served as CEO since its beginning, will remain as chairman of Aquent and CEO of TRI Ventures.
AdRoll [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Toby Gabriner has been named CEO as a transition from his current role as President. Co-founder and current CEO Aaron Bell will step into the Chief Product Officer role. Gabriner brings nearly two decades of digital advertising expertise to the executive team at AdRoll including President of Carat Interactive, CEO of [x+1], and President and CEO of Adap.tv.
Panera Bread [ST. LOUIS] announced that Ron Shaich will step down as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2018. Blaine Hurst, Panera’s president, will assume the position of CEO. Hurst joined Panera in January 2011 as Senior Vice President of Technology and Transformation. He was elected Executive Vice President of Technology and Transformation in May 2013, and EVP and Chief Transformation and Growth Officer in October 2014. Hurst was named President in December 2016. Earlier in his career, Hurst was Vice Chairman and President at Papa John’s International Inc.; President – Restaurant Technology Solutions at eMac Digital LLC, Accel Partners and KKR & Co., and Vice President – Information Services at Boston Chicken.
Molson Coors Brewing Company [DENVER & MONTREAL] (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) announced that Stewart Glendinning, President and CEO of Molson Coors International, will be leaving the company to pursue a new role as Global CFO of a leading multinational food company.
Northern Biologics Inc. [TORONTO] announced that Philip Vickers is joining the company as CEO and a member of the board. Stefan Larson, who served as Northern Biologics’ founding CEO since 2014, will remain on the company’s board. Most recently, he served as global head of R&D and a member of the Executive Committee for Shire. Prior to joining Shire, Vickers held a range of R&D positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc., Pfizer Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim and Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
FastMed Urgent Care [PHOENIX] announced that Webster F. Golinkin has been appointed as its new CEO. Most recently, Golinkin served as CEO of RediClinic, which he co-founded in 2005. While at Rite Aid, Golinkin also served as CEO of Health Dialog and as a member of Rite Aid’s senior management team. Golinkin also co-founded and served multiple times as president of the Convenient Care Association.
Pennsylvania Trust [RADNOR, Pa.] announced that Founder and CEO Richardson T. Merriman will step down and current President and Chief Investment Officer George C. McFarland will become CEO. Merriman will remain Chairman of The Pennsylvania Trust Company. In 1998, McFarland joined the firm as Director of Marketing and Business Development, following a successful 14-year career as an attorney. McFarland was appointed Executive Vice President and joined the firm’s Board of Directors in 2011. In 2012, he was named President, and four years later he became Chief Investment Officer. In addition to his professional work, McFarland serves on the Board of Trustees at the Haverford School, Board of Directors for the Mann Center for Performing Arts and the Board of Trustees for the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia Foundation.
Corporate Visions [PLEASANTON, Calif.] has named Erik Peterson as its new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Joe Terry. Peterson has been with the company for 12 years and has led both its global consulting and sales teams.
BraunAbility [WINAMAC, IND.] announced that Nick Gutwein, who has led BraunAbility since 2008, announced his retirement. It has selected Staci Kroon as the new President and CEO. She will also serve as a director for BraunAbility. Kroon comes to BraunAbility from Eaton Corporation. Most recently, Kroon was appointed Executive Vice President of Eaton Business Systems. She also held the position of President of Eaton’s Automotive North America business.