CEO Moves this week include:
|Mercer||Talari Networks||Comoto Holdings|
|FanDuel||Heidmar||Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|The Women’s Health USA||CCIM Institute||Benefitfocus, Inc.|
|Agile Interoperable Solutions, LLC||Rego Payment Architectures, Inc.||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Ashanti Sankofa, Inc.||Centage Corporation||Blox, Inc.|
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Mercer [CHICAGO] has appointed Greg Martens as Central Market CEO. Prior to joining Mercer, Martens was with Willis Towers Watson, where he served as Midwest Health and Benefits Leader. He also held positions as the Chicago Market Leader for Aon Consulting and as an Executive Compensation consultant and Business Development facilitator for Hewitt Associates.
Talari Networks [SAN JOSE, Calif.] has named former SonicWall Inc. executive Patrick Sweeney as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds former CEO Mark Masur, who will remain as chairman on Talari’s board of directors. Sweeney has served in multiple executive roles over his 16 years at SonicWall and Dell, Inc., such as Vice President of Security Marketing of Dell Software Group.
Comoto Holdings [PHILADELPHIA] announced that Matt Kull current interim CEO of RevZilla, will become the CEO of Comoto Holdings. In this capacity, Kull will serve as head of RevZilla and Cycle Gear. Kull assumed the role of acting CEO of RevZilla in December 2016, moving from his previous position as COO. He is a co-founder of RevZilla.
FanDuel [NEW YORK] announced that Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Eccles, who co-founded the company in 2009, is leaving and stepping down from the Board of Directors. Matt King who served as Chief Financial Officer of FanDuel from 2014 through 2016, has been named Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board. King was most recently an equity partner and the President of Regional Operations and Corporate Development at Cottingham & Butler. Before joining FanDuel in 2014 King was a Director at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Co., as well as at KKR Capstone for 11 years. Before joining KKR, King was a Consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. [MISSISSAUGA, ON] (TSX: NRI) announced the appointment of Jesse Ledger as its President & Chief Executive Officer. Ledger was previously President of the Company and assumes the CEO role from John London who will become the Company’s Executive Chairman and continue to serve on its board of directors. Prior to joining Nuvo in April of 2015, Ledger was Vice President of Business Development and International Business at Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada.
The Women’s Health USA [AVON, Conn.] announced the hiring of Goran Dragolovic as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Goran spent nearly 7 years at Surgical Care Affiliates and then at Optum as Senior Vice President of Practice Growth and Transformation.
CCIM Institute [Chicago] has named Gregory J. Fine to serve as Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer starting February 1, 2018. Fine brings more than 21 years of association experience serving most recently as chief executive officer of Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Prior to his role with TMA, Fine served as vice president of marketing and communications for the Association for Corporate Growth. Fine served on the boards of ASAE, ASAE Foundation, and Association Media & Publishing.
Benefitfocus, Inc. [CHARLESTON, S.C.] (NASDAQ: BNFT) has appointed Ray August to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. August will also retain the title of President. Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus Founder and current CEO, has been appointed to the position of Senior Advisor for Innovation, beginning January 1, 2018. August joined the Company in 2014 and held the position of President and COO. Prior to Benefitfocus, August served as President and General Manager of Financial Services Division of CSC.
Agile Interoperable Solutions, LLC [WASHINGTON] is pleased to announce the appointment of Vernon Guillermo as CEO. Vernon Guillermo served as the Co-founder/CEO and COO of INT America, LLC.
Rego Payment Architectures, Inc. [CERRITOS, Calif.] (OTCQB: RPMT) announced the appointment of David Knight as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Knight will also serve as Chairman of the Board of Rego’s Board of Directors. Knight is an experienced industry executive with nearly thirty years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies, including eBay, PayPal, Quaker Oats, PepsiCo, Gatorade and Frito Lay.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) [PALO ALTO, Calif.] (NYSE: HPE) announced that Antonio Neri, current President of HPE will become President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2018. He will join the HPE Board of Directors as well. Meg Whitman, current Chief Executive Officer, will remain on the HPE Board of Directors.
Ashanti Sankofa, Inc. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSXV: ASI) announces that Robert Spiers has resigned as a director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Centage Corporation [NATICK, Mass.] announced that, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barry Clapp passed away. Jeb Spencer, executive chairman, will assume the duties held by Clapp in the interim.
Blox, Inc. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (OTCQB: BLXX) announced that Robert Spiers has resigned as a director and Chief Executive Officer.
X-SPRAYS [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] announced that it has appointed John Knapp as the new Chief Executive Officer. Knapp brings over 8 years of experience in the cannabis industry to X-SPRAYS, most recently co-founded PharmaCielo. Knapp is also the founder of Good Meds.