CEO Moves this week include:
|Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods||Perdue Farms||InMoment|
|Grinnell Mutual||Teton Waters Ranch||XTuit Pharmaceuticals|
|Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.||Helix BioPharma Corp.||Softvision, LLC|
|Sigstr||The Advertising Research Foundation||Milestone Pharmaceuticals USA|
|Monarch Medical Technologies||VeriClouds||The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.|
|Article One Partners||Taxpayers Against Fraud||CoreLogic®|
|Berkeley Lights, Inc.||Kite Pharma, Inc.||TiTANplatform Corporation|
|Altify||Brightline||TideSmart Global LLC|
|BLUE Software||Time Manufacturing||FundingShield|
|HealthPartners||Hammond Lumber Company||Ascent Aerospace, LLC|
|CFLD International||Gemini Rosemont Realty, LLC||KNOW Bio, LLC|
|Nielsen-Massey||American International Group||Accurate Home Care, LLC|
|Siva Power||Carmichael Lynch|
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TMA [PRINCETON, N.J.] announced the appointment of Christopher B. Greer as President and Chief Executive Officer of TMA. Chris comes to TMA from Japan Tobacco International’s U.S. market where he served first as Regulatory Affairs Manager and then as Director and Department Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications. In addition, he served as the JTI representative to the TMA Board of Directors.
Equinox [NEW YORK] announced that Niki Leondakis, formerly CEO of Two Roads Hospitality, will join the company as Chief Executive Officer of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Leondakis brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including twenty years with Kimpton Hotels where she was President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2012, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Commune Hotels. Most recently, she served as Chief Executive Officer, Hotels and Resorts of Two Roads Hospitality.
IOMAXIS [WASHINGTON] announced that Bob Burleson has been promoted to serve as the company’s CEO. Burleson, who formerly served as CFO, replaces Dennis Kelly, who will remain involved with the company’s leadership in his position as Chairman of IOMAXIS’ board of advisers. Before joining IOMAXIS as its CFO, Burleson served as the CFO of Majestic Asset Trust/Paragon Systems. Previously, he also served as the CFO for CyberEvent LLC. Additionally, he has served in leadership roles at companies including Software Process Technologies Inc., Sotera Defense Solutions, Tech Team Government Solutions and American Type Culture Collection. In addition to his responsibilities at IOMAXIS, Burleson is on the boards of directors for Trevigen Inc.
Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods [RHINEBECK, N.Y.] announced the appointment of Meena R. Mansharamani as Chief Executive Officer. Mansharamani was most recently Managing Director of Materne North America. Mansharamani also worked for PepsiCo where she was Senior Vice President, Innovation and Insights at Pepsi-Cola North America from 2005-2008.
Perdue Farms [SALISBURY, Md.] announced the promotion of Randy Day to chief executive officer of Perdue Farms. Day has served as chief operating officer since May 2016. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors. Prior to being named chief operating officer in 2016, Day served as president of Perdue Foods since February 2015. He joined Perdue Farms in 1980 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Chicken Council.
InMoment [SALT LAKE CITY] has appointed Andrew Joiner as the company’s new chief executive officer. John Sperry, InMoment founder and CEO, will continue his work with the company as chairman of InMoment’s board of directors. Prior to joining InMoment, Joiner served as worldwide head of the HP Software’s customer experience business. Before that, he led the high-growth business unit within HP Autonomy. Joiner was acquired into Autonomy via ZANTAZ in 2006, having served as founder and CEO of Singlecast Technologies.
Grinnell Mutual [GRINNELL, IOWA] Jeff Menary has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Grinnell Mutual. He will replace Larry Jansen upon retirement in December. Since July of 2014, Menary has served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Line Operations. During Menary’s 37-year career at Grinnell Mutual, he has served in a variety of roles. He joined the company as a marketing representative and has worked as a marketing and reinsurance manager of the Iowa-Wisconsin region; director of Underwriting and Production; assistant vice president of Commercial Lines; vice president of Underwriting and Production; and vice president of Reinsurance.
Teton Waters Ranch (TWR) [DENVER] announced that Walt Freese will join the company as Chief Executive Officer. Jeff Russell, who founded the company in Teton Valley, Idaho in 2009, will continue in his role as founder. Walt joins Teton Waters Ranch from the Sterling Rice Group where he served as President and CEO since 2015. Throughout his career, Walt has a strong track record of building both entrepreneurial start-ups and multinational corporations including Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, and Celestial Seasonings.
XTuit Pharmaceuticals Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced the appointment of Deborah Dunsire as president and chief executive officer. She also joins the company’s board of directors. She has proven leadership in developing and building the commercial success of innovative oncology drugs, as she formerly served for eight years as president and chief executive officer of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which became Takeda Oncology, and prior to that led the Novartis North American Oncology Business for more than ten years. Prior to joining XTuit, Dunsire was Chief Executive Officer of FORUM Pharmaceuticals (previously EnVivo Pharmaceuticals).
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. [HILLIARD, Ohio] (NYSE: WMS) announced that Joseph A. Chlapaty has communicated to the Board of Directors his intention to retire as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board by the end of calendar year 2017.
Helix BioPharma Corp. [TORONTO, ON] (TSX: HBP) announced that Sven Rohmann, CEO and Chairman of the Company, will be stepping down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Helix BioPharma Corp., in order to focus his activities on chairing the board and to act as strategic advisor to the Company. Stepping into the role of Chief Executive Officer will be Heman Chao. Chao has been Chief Scientific Officer of the Company since December 2008, and will remain Chief Scientific Officer, as well as assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer. Previously Chao was President of Sensium Technologies Inc., between November 2004 and April 2008, when it was amalgamated into the Company. Chao was previously Vice President of Technology and later Vice President of Research for the Company, between June 2002 to 2004. Between 1999 and June 2002, he was Manager of Sensium Technologies Inc. Prior to joining the Company, he was a research fellow in the federally funded Protein Engineering Network of Centres of Excellence coordinating multi-center research.
Softvision, LLC [ATLANTA] has appointed Andres Angelani as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Softvision, Angelani worked at Globant, which he joined in 2004 and most recently served as the Chief Solutions Officer. Before becoming Chief Solutions Officer, Angelani served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Globant’s gaming studio, leading business on the West Coast, as well as Vice President of Engineering and Director of Global Presales Consulting from the U.K.
Sigstr [INDIANAPOLIS] announced former Salesforce Marketing Cloud chief product officer Bryan Wade is joining Sigstr as chief executive officer. Sigstr’s founder Dan Hanrahan will remain with the company as President and shift his focus to leading strategic partnerships and enterprise relationships for the company. With 12 years of marketing SaaS experience, Wade joins Sigstr from Salesforce Marketing Cloud where he served as chief product officer.
The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) [NEW YORK] has appointed Scott McDonald as its President and Chief Operating Officer. McDonald has held senior research positions at leading global media companies, including Time Inc., Time Warner, and Conde Nast.
Milestone Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. [Montreal] announced the appointment of Joseph G. Oliveto as President and Chief Executive Officer. Philippe Douville who founded the company and served as CEO, will now assume the newly created position of Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining Milestone, Oliveto served as President and CEO of Chelsea Therapeutics. Oliveto also served as CEO of Galleon Pharmaceuticals and Executive in Residence at Pappas Ventures. He began his career at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., where he served for 18 years in a number of progressively senior positions across several operating areas.
Monarch Medical Technologies [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced that Linda Beneze has joined the company as its new chief executive officer. Prior to her tenure at Medical Technology Products, she was the President & General Manager of the Specialty Division at Teleflex, Inc. and has also held executive positions at healthcare companies including KIKA Clinical Solutions, PHT, Inc., Phase Forward, Inc., and C.R. Bard.
VeriClouds [Seattle, WA] has appointed Steve Tout as the Chief Executive Officer. Tout was previously on the Board of Advisors of VeriClouds, effective October, 2016. Tout began his career in 2000 at AT&T Wireless as a developer and directory services administrator and progressively accepted more challenging roles and opportunities. He most recently served as a Director of cyber security & privacy at PwC.
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. [LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.] (NASDAQ: HAIN) announced Gary W. Tickle has been named Chief Executive Officer, Hain Celestial North America. Gary was previously Chief Operating Officer, Hain Celestial United States having joined the Company in September 2016 after over 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Nestlé Group, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Infant Nutrition North America.
Article One Partners (AOP) [WILLISTON, VT] announced that former President Peter Vanderheyden has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Article One, Vanderheyden spent over six years as the Vice President and Managing Director at LexisNexis (a Division of RELX Group), in the Global IP Solutions business. With over thirty years in business leadership, including five with AOP, Vanderheyden has proven his ability to run successful customer-focused organizations.
Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) [WASHINGTON] and the TAF Education Fund announced that Robert Patten has been named Chief Executive Officer of TAF and the TAF Education Fund. Patten comes to TAF after serving for nine years as Managing Attorney in the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Patten also served for the last eight years as the co-chair of the Global Case Committee of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
CoreLogic® [IRVINE, Calif.] (NYSE: CLGX) announced that Frank Martell has been named President & Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the Board of Directors. Martell succeeds Anand Nallathambi, the Company’s former President & Chief Executive Officer, who passed away. Martell joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Martell served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Western Institutional Review Board, and before that Chief Financial Officer of Advantage Sales and Marketing and Information Services Group, Inc. From 1996 to 2006 Martell held various leadership positions at ACNielsen Corporation including Vice President & Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer and President of Asia Pacific & Emerging Markets, Executive Vice President of the Marketing Information Group, and Chief Operating Officer of ACNielsen and President Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Berkeley Lights, Inc. (BLI) [EMERYVILLE, Calif.] announced chief executive officer Igor Khandros, is stepping down as part of the Company’s ongoing leadership succession planning. Berkeley Lights has named Eric D. Hobbs, the Company’s current senior vice president of Operations and Consumables, as CEO and appointed him a member of the board. Khandros will remain on the board of directors and actively lead the Company’s strategic partnerships and initiatives. Hobbs joined Berkeley Lights in 2013 and has served in several management roles, most recently as senior vice president, Operations and Consumables.
Kite Pharma, Inc. [SANTA MONICA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: KITE) announced that Richard L. Wang will be Chief Executive Officer of Fosun Kite Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Wang has extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including US and China based leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Cellular Biomedicine Group. Previously, Wang was Senior Site Leader and Head of Operations for GlaxoSmithKline research and development in Shanghai.
TiTANplatform Corporation [SANTA MONICA, Calif.] announced Adrian Sexton as Chief Executive Officer to lead expansion of its operations in the United States. Sexton has headed digital creative and business at three media companies: Endemol Shine Group, Participant Media and Lionsgate Entertainment. Sexton was most recently COO & Interim President of Endemol Shine Beyond. He managed Participant Media’s expansion into global digital media and launched the TakePart social action network, while also serving on the M&A and Social Action committees. Sexton co-founded two media strategy agencies, TAG Strategic and New Medici. He was Chief Developer Officer at Bain Capital Ventures’ and is a Strategic Advisor to Next Generation Esports and Managing Partner at BANKABL.
Altify [DUBLIN, IRELAND and SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointment of Anthony Reynolds as chief executive officer as the company’s previous leader, Donal Daly, shifts to become executive chairman. Prior to joining Altify, Reynolds was executive vice president operations and chief customer officer at Anaplan. He also held a number of general management, operations and sales related roles as a former senior vice president and chief operating officer of SAP.
Brightline [MIAMI] announced that Dave Howard has joined Brightline’s leadership team as Chief Executive Officer. Howard has served in the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, in expanding responsibilities with the New York Mets for more than 20 years, and as President of MSG Sports.
TideSmart Global LLC [FALMOUTH, Maine] announced that Aaron Carpenter, the former Vice President of Global Marketing for The North Face and Vice President of Marketing, Licensing, and Online Sales for Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Jeans, will lead the newly-formed TideSmart West as President/CEO. Carpenter most recently served as the CEO of ACV Consulting. He was also the Chief Customer Officer and co-founder of HubNami.
BLUE Software [CHICAGO] announced the promotion of Ali Moosani to CEO, he joined BLUE as president in July of 2016. Before joining BLUE Software, Moosani was senior vice president of global sales and commercial operations for 1WorldSync. Before 1WorldSync, Moosani held executive-level positions at Excellis Consulting Corp., VeriSign and Accenture.
Time Manufacturing [WACO, Texas] announced the retirement of Charles Wiley and the appointment of Curt S. Howell as new CEO. Howell joins Time from BigTex Trailers, prior to his work at BigTex, Curt spent 30 years in the automotive and light industrial industries.
HealthPartners [BLOOMINGTON, Minn.] announced President and CEO Mary Brainerd will retire on June 1. Executive Vice President Andrea Walsh has been named her successor. Walsh has been with the HealthPartners organization since 1994 in various leadership roles including Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel, Public & Legal Affairs.
Hammond Lumber Company [BELGRADE, Maine] announced the appointment of Mike Hammond as president and CEO. The vice president for the past 20 years, Mike is following a natural succession as did his father, Don Hammond, the previous president since 1997 who will become vice president.
Ascent Aerospace, LLC [MACOMB, Mich.] has appointed Michael Mahfet as Chief Executive Officer. This role will be in addition to his current capacity as President of the company’s newly expanded Ascent Integration & Automation Group. Michael has been leading Ascent Aerospace’s Integration & Automation business group for the last six months and previously was Group Vice President and Head of Account Management, ABB Americas. Michael brings over 20 years of experience leading organizations across multiple disciplines at Chrysler, GE and ABB.
CFLD International [SAN FRANCISCO] announced Michael L. Sanford (Mike Sanford) as Chief Executive Officer of its United States business division, CFLD (US) Inc. Sanford served as Executive Vice President at Kilroy Realty Corporation, as well as held other key positions at Lowe Enterprises, Equity Office Properties, and Spieker Properties. Sanford is currently the Vice Chairman of the Building Owners and Managers Association, San Francisco Foundation, a Board Member of NAIOP Silicon Valley and a council member of Urban Land Institute.
Gemini Rosemont Realty, LLC [SANTA FE, N.M.] has announced Don Henry, currently Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Gemini Rosemont, has been named Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Michael E. Mahony, who will be taking on the newly-created position of President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Gemini Rosemont in 2013, Henry served as Chief Real Estate Officer for Wells Real Estate Funds in Atlanta.
KNOW Bio, LLC [DURHAM, N.C.] announced the debut of PhotonMD, Inc., their new medical device business to be led by Nicholas Medendorp, Jr, who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 19 years of experience in the technology development industry and has served in a broad range of functions, including electro-optics, product development, manufacturing and marketing. Most recently, Medendorp served as Vice President, Medical Devices at Novan, Inc. Previously, Nick served as Vice President of Research and Development and Vice President of Operations at Cree, Inc.
Nielsen-Massey [WAUKEGAN, Ill.] has named Kirk Trofholz Chief Executive Officer. Trofholz joins the company from Dawn Food Products, where he was previously President, US Bakery Products. Prior to that he served as President and CEO of Barilla North America. Trofholz began his career at Procter & Gamble where he spent more than two decades.
American International Group [NEW YORK] (NYSE: AIG) announced that Peter D. Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to resign. As part of the transition plan, Hancock will remain as CEO until a successor has been named.
Accurate Home Care, LLC (AHC) [OTSEGO, MN] Generation Growth Capital Fund II, LP, announced that Richard “Rick” Bourne has been appointed President & CEO of the company. Bourne brings a long and distinguished track record to AHC. He most recently was President & CEO of Home Health United. Prior to that, he was President of Spectrum Medical, Inc.
Siva Power [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] has hired Bruce Sohn to lead the company as CEO. Sohn previously was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Siva Power and he replaces Brad Mattson in the leadership role, while Mattson now serves as Executive Chairman of the Board.
Carmichael Lynch [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that President Marcus Fischer will be named CEO. Fischer rejoined Carmichael Lynch as president in 2013. Prior to rejoining Carmichael Lynch, Fischer spent four years at the helm of digital firm Space150. He also spent time at One and All, Fallon, and a previous stint at Carmichael Lynch.