CEO Moves this week include:
|Comprehend Systems, Inc.||TiVo Corporation||Richard Attias & Associates|
|NEC Corporation of America||Nanometrics Incorporated||Mendocino Farms|
|Park Plaza Hospital||GameStop Corp.||DiscoverReady|
|SpiderOak||MakeSpace||StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC|
|comScore, Inc.||Red Monkey Foods||MicroVision, Inc.|
|St. Vincent Hospital Support||Outbrain||Green PolkaDot Box|
|Match Group||Lear Corporation||TMAC Resources Inc.|
|Tryke Companies||GridLiance||Swarm Fund|
|The Forging Industry Association||The Denver Scholarship Foundation||Pacific City Financial Corporation|
|Black Box Corporation||3D Glass Solutions, Inc.||Acquia|
|The Madison Square Garden Company||Famous Dave’s of America, Inc.||SouthGobi Resources Ltd.|
|Kobiton||Data Intensity||Outpost Medicine|
|Parterre Flooring Systems||Healogics, Inc.||The Providence Service Corporation|
|MacLean-Fogg||Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.||Crow Holdings|
|InfuSystem Holdings, Inc.||Tronox Limited||Servotronics, Inc.|
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Comprehend Systems, Inc. [Redwood City, Calif.] has named Terry Cunningham CEO. Cunningham joins the Board of Directors, while Rick Morrison, Founder and current CEO, assumes the role of President and remains as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Cunningham’s management experience includes founding and leading software companies such as Crystal Decisions and serving at Guavus.
TiVo Corporation [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced that it has elected Enrique Rodriguez to the position of president and CEO. Rodriguez also joins the company’s Board of Directors. Rodriguez succeeds Thomas Carson, who is retiring. Carson, who is also stepping down from the Board of Directors and will stay on in an advisory capacity through the beginning of the second quarter of 2018. Most recently, Rodriguez was executive vice president and chief technical officer of AT&T’s Entertainment Group. His prior career includes executive positions within Sirius XM, Cisco Systems’ Service Provider Video Technology Group and Microsoft’s TV Division, as well as serving as vice president of Xbox Partnerships for Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Rodriguez spent more than 20 years serving in various engineering and executive positions at Thomson/RCA.
Richard Attias & Associates (RA&A) [NEW YORK] announced that Panos Tzivanidis, the former Director of Events for the International Olympic Committee, will serve as CEO. Prior to RA&A, Tzivianidis spent nearly 20 years overseeing operations, strategic planning, and production for many of the world’s largest events and institutions including the Olympic Games, the Union of European Football Associations, and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) [IRVING, Texas] has named Masahiro Ikeno as its new President and CEO. Former President and CEO Shinsuke Takahashi will now serve as Chairman of the Board for NECAM. Ikeno previously led NECAM’s EMEA operations as President and CEO. Prior to his EMEA assignment, Ikeno worked closely with NECAM as VP of the Global Business Unit and General Manager of the Americas and EMEA Divisions. He also worked in the United States from 1994 to 2002 as Director of Business Planning for the Server Division.
Nanometrics Incorporated [MILPITAS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: NANO) announced that Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre will join the company as its president and chief executive officer. Lesaicherre has also been elected to the Nanometrics board of directors. Current CEO, Timothy Stultz will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. Lesaicherre, most recently, served as CEO of Lumileds from 2012 until 2017. Prior to Lumileds, Lesaicherre was senior vice president and general manager at NXP Semiconductors from 2006 until 2011. From 1998 until 2006, Lesaicherre served in various technical, product and business line management positions at Philips Semiconductors.
Mendocino Farms [LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO & FORT WORTH, Texas] announced that Harald Herrmann has been appointed as CEO. Most recently, Herrmann served as President of Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group, which includes The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s, and Bahama Breeze. Prior to that, Herrmann co-founded The Yard House and was named President and CEO in 2007.
Park Plaza Hospital [HOUSTON] announced that Peyton Elliott has been named chief executive officer, effective Dec. 26, 2017. Elliott was most recently the vice president of operations and finance at Houston Methodist West Hospital. Before that, Elliott worked at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the corporate office of Houston Methodist Hospital System. He began his career in health care administration at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital. Elliott serves on the board of directors of the Katy Economic Development Council as an executive committee member.
GameStop Corp. [GRAPEVINE, Texas] (NYSE: GME) announced that its Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Raines, has had a reoccurrence of his previously disclosed medical issue and is seeking treatment. In light of these developments, the company has appointed the company’s Executive Chairman, Daniel A. DeMatteo, as the company’s interim Chief Executive Officer. DeMatteo, one of the company’s co-founders, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman and director. In the past, DeMatteo has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and in a variety of Board and executive roles since November 1996.
DiscoverReady [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced the appointment of James Schellhase as CEO. Before joining DiscoverReady, he was a global executive with IBM. Before joining IBM, Schellhase was a founder, funding leader, chairman and CEO of StoredIQ. Schellhase started his career at Deloitte. After Deloitte, Schellhase served in executive leadership positions and as Chief Executive Officer at several emerging growth companies. In addition to his experience as a serial entrepreneur, Schellhase has served on numerous Boards of Directors of public and private companies and as a General Partner and Venture Partner of Techxas Ventures and Austin Ventures.
SpiderOak [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Christopher J. Skinner as its new CEO. Prior to SpiderOak, Skinner served as CEO and Chief Innovation Officer within organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Most recently, Skinner served as Chief Innovation Officer at Raise Marketplace. Prior to Raise, Skinner was Vice President of Strategic Insight at Centro. He also served at United Airlines and Oreck Corporation.
MakeSpace [NEW YORK] announced the promotion of Rahul Gandhi, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, to Chief Executive Officer. Sam Rosen has decided to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer.
StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC (SCCM) [NEW YORK] has announced the appointment of Dan Farrell as its new Chief Executive Officer. Farrell succeeds Steve Rotella, who has been elevated to Vice Chairman and will continue in his role as President of StoneCastle Partners, LLC. Farrell, who is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, has been affiliated with SCCM since early 2017. He was Managing Partner of Dark Bridge Capital LP. Among other executive roles, he was Managing Director and Head of Structured Asset Finance at Wachovia Securities.
comScore, Inc. [RESTON, Va.] (OTC: SCOR) announced that Gian Fulgoni, its Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has stepped down. Fulgoni has assumed the Chairman Emeritus role and will also provide advisory services until November 2018.
Red Monkey Foods [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Scott Bolonda has joined the company as its Chief Executive Officer. Bolonda has 25 years of executive experience with leading global food companies, including more than 15 years at McCormick, where he last served as VP GM Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Consumer Division. He also served as President of Zatarain.
MicroVision, Inc. [REDMOND, Wash.] (NASDAQ: MVIS) announced that it has named Perry Mulligan, a company director, as chief executive officer. He will replace Alexander Tokman who has resigned as chief executive officer and director. Mulligan has served as a director at MicroVision since January 2010. He was formerly senior vice president of operations for Emulex Corporation. Prior to Emulex, Mulligan was senior vice president, operations for QLogic.
St. Vincent Hospital Support (SVHsupport) [SANTA FE, N.M.] has appointed Peter F. Bastone as its new president and chief executive officer. Bastone replaces David Delgado who will continue as Chair of Impact Investment Committee of SVHsupport. Prior to SVHsupport, Bastone served as CEO and president for Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. In addition, for 15 years, Bastone also served as president and CEO for Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Mission Hospital.
Outbrain [NEW YORK & NETANYA, Israel] announced that David Kostman is joining the company as Co-CEO. Kostman will share management responsibility with Co-Founder and CEO Yaron Galai. Since 2014, Kostman has been an active member of Outbrain’s board of directors and he will continue in that capacity. In addition to his role at Outbrain, Kostman serves as the chairman of the board of NICE Ltd., as a director of ironSource and TIVIT SA and is Co-Founder of Nanoosh. He has also served on the board of Retalix. Previously, Kostman served as CEO of Delta Galil USA and as COO of Verticalnet. He was also a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, heading the Global Internet Group, and an investment banker at NM Rothschild & Sons.
Green PolkaDot Box [Mont Pleasant, UT] (OTC Pinks: GPDB) announced that its CEO, Rod Smith, has announced his intent to resign from his positions as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Director.
Match Group [DALLAS] (NASDAQ: MTCH) announced that Elie Seidman, currently CEO of OkCupid, will become Tinder’s new CEO; Amarnath Thombre, currently Chief Strategy Officer at Match Group, will become CEO of Match Group Americas; Hesam Hosseini, currently CEO of PlentyOfFish, will become CEO of Match and Match Affinity Brands. All changes will be effective January 1, 2018. Prior to joining OkCupid, Seidman was the co-founder and CEO of startups Oyster.com and Epana. Thombre has served in multiple roles since joining the company in 2008, including President, Match North America and Vice President, Analytics. Prior to that, Thombre held various management and strategy roles at i2 Technologies, Inc. Hosseini has served in multiple roles since joining Match Group in 2008, including GM of New Initiatives and GM of Match International. Prior to that, Hosseini held various management roles at technology startups and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Lear Corporation [SOUTHFIELD, Mich.] (NYSE: LEA) announced that Matt Simoncini will retire as president, CEO and a director of Lear Corporation, effective February 28, 2018. Upon Simoncini’s retirement, Ray Scott, executive vice president and president of Seating, will be appointed president and chief executive officer as well as a member of Lear’s Board of Directors. Ray has worked at Lear for 29 years in positions of increasing responsibility.
TMAC Resources Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: TMR) announced that Catharine Farrow, Chief Executive Officer of TMAC, is retiring as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company. Terry MacGibbon, TMAC’s Executive Chairman, will assume Farrow’s responsibilities
Tryke Companies [LAS VEGAS] announced the resignation of its co-founder and CEO Matthew Morgan. Following Morgan’s departure, Tryke Companies co-founder and Chairman Adam Ryan will lead the company as CEO.
GridLiance [DALLAS] announced that J. Calvin Crowder has been named President & CEO. Prior to joining GridLiance in 2016, Crowder served in roles of increasing responsibility at American Electric Power. Most recently, Crowder served as President of Electric Transmission Texas, LLC. Prior to American Electric Power, Crowder held a variety of executive and policy leadership roles at Central and South West Corporation.
Swarm Fund [PALO ALTO, Calif.] appointed co-founder Philipp Pieper as its Chief Executive Officer. Pieper has been engaged in decentralized technologies since 2015, when interacting with BitTorrent, Inc. and the Mozilla Foundation. After holding various private equity and management positions within Deutsche Bank and Allianz Group, Pieper founded and became CEO of Proximic.
The Forging Industry Association [CLEVELAND] has named James R. Warren as President & CEO. Since 2006, he has served on the executive leadership team and was most recently the executive director of member services, education and foundation for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Before taking on his role at FMA, Warren held management positions at the University of Michigan, TechTrax, LLC, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
The Denver Scholarship Foundation [DENVER, CO] has named Lorii Rabinowitz as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Most recently, Rabinowitz served as executive director of Denver Center for Arts & Technology. Prior to that, she was chief relationship officer and partner at Rebound Solutions. Rabinowitz also spent nine years in business development for 9News.
Pacific City Financial Corporation [LOS ANGELES] (OTC: PFCF) announced that Haeyoung Cho, President and CEO, will continue to serve as director of both Pacific City Financial Corporation and Pacific City Bank following her retirement as President and CEO at the end of 2017. Henry Kim, current Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Credit Officer and one of the founding members of Pacific City Bank, will succeed Cho as President and CEO.
Black Box Corporation [PITTSBURGH] (NASDAQ: BBOX) has named Joel T. Trammell as President and CEO of Black Box. He is replacing E.C. Sykes, who is retiring. Trammell has been on the Board of Directors of Black Box since March 27, 2013. Trammell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khorus, Inc. Since 2011, he also has been a Managing Partner of Lone Rock Technology Group and a Managing Partner of Lake Austin Advisors. Previously, he was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of CacheIQ, Inc. From June 2000 until November 2009, he was a founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of NetQoS, Inc.
3D Glass Solutions, Inc. (3DGS) [ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.] announced the appointment of Mark Popovich as its Chief Executive Officer. Jeb Flemming, Company founder, will continue to serve as Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company. Prior to joining 3DGS, Mark held several senior VP positions at Amkor Technology Inc. Most recently, Mark held the position of Corporate VP, Global Head of New Business and Corporate Venture Capital at Henkel AG & CO. Mark was also co-founder of ChipPAC, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mark worked for Motorola, Inc.
Acquia [BOSTON] announced the selection of Michael Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Tom Erickson. Sullivan joins Acquia from Micro Focus. He also served at HP as senior VP and GM for SaaS. Prior to joining HP, he led the Protect business unit at Autonomy. He was senior VP of operations and services at Zantaz. Sullivan was the founder and CEO of Steelpoint Technologies.
The Madison Square Garden Company [NEW YORK] (NYSE: MSG) announced that David O’Connor has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer. James Dolan, Executive Chairman, has assumed the additional role of interim Chief Executive Officer.
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (NASDAQ: DAVE) announced that it has appointed Jeffery Crivello as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Crivello has served on Famous Dave’s Board of Directors since August 2017. Since January 2015, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of PW Partners Capital Management, LLC.
SouthGobi Resources Ltd. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX: SGQ) announces that Aminbuhe, the Chief Executive Officer, an executive director and the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, has resigned from his role as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Bing Wang has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer. Wang joined the Company as a General Manager of Sales and Marketing in December 2015. Wang is also the legal representative, executive director and general manager of two of Mongolia SouthGobi Enterprise Co. Ltd. and Chongqing SouthGobi Energy Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Wang was the sales director of Haier International Business Group.
Kobiton [ATLANTA] announced that Kevin Lee has been named Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Kobiton, Lee served as the CEO at both Skylight Financial and Vanco Payment Solutions. He started his career at Accenture.
Data Intensity [BEDFORD, Mass. and NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Tony Sumpster as the Chief Executive Officer. Sumpster previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Infrastructure Software and SaaS business.
Outpost Medicine [INDIANAPOLIS and LONDON] announced the appointment of Scott Byrd as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be succeeding David Socks, Interim CEO, Co-founder of Outpost, and Venture Partner with Frazier Healthcare Partners. Socks will remain on the board of directors. Most recently, Byrd has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Acacia Pharma, Inc. Prior to Acacia, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Cadence Pharmaceuticals from 2009 to 2014. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company, including sales, marketing, development, manufacturing, and strategic planning. Byrd is a member of the board of directors for Acacia Pharma Ltd.
Parterre Flooring Systems [WILMINGTON, Mass.] announced that Ralph Grogan has been named Chief Executive Officer. T. Fred Roche will remain with the Company as a member of the Board of Directors. Grogan most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Mills. Previously, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Antron and Chief Operating Officer of Tandus Flooring.
Healogics, Inc. [JACKSONVILLE, Fla.] announced that it has appointed David Bassin to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Bassin joined Healogics in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Healogics, Bassin served as Chief Financial Officer at eviCore Healthcare, Inc., MedSolutions, Inc., and inVentiv Health, Inc.
The Providence Service Corporation [STAMFORD, Conn.] (NASDAQ: PRSC) announced that Carter Pate has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Pate replaces James Lindstrom, who has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer. Lindstrom has also resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors. R. Carter Pate joins Providence from Carter Pate, LLC, where he serves as Founder and CEO. He previously worked at a privately-owned passenger transportation contracting firms, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, Pate spent nearly two decades at PricewaterhouseCoopers, most recently serving as Global & U.S. Managing Partner, Capital Projects, Infrastructure & Government Practice. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for BioScrip, Inc. and Board Chair of Compensation for Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.
MacLean-Fogg [MUNDELEIN, Ill.] announced that Duncan MacLean, President, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Barry MacLean, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, will maintain his Chairman role. Duncan MacLean joined MacLean-Fogg in 1996 as a manufacturing engineer for MacLean Power Systems. He was elected to the MacLean-Fogg Board of Directors in 1998. In 2008, Duncan became President of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions. In 2015, Duncan became President of MacLean-Fogg and assumed direct responsibility for MacLean Power Systems.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. [BRIDGEWATER, N.J.] (NASDAQ: SNCR) announced that Glenn Lurie has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, and a member of its Board of Directors. Lurie succeeds Stephen Waldis, who will remain Chairman of the Synchronoss Board of Directors. Most recently, Lurie has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Operations until his retirement from the company in September 2017. Prior to his promotion to CEO and President, Lurie served in a number of senior executive roles at AT&T.
Crow Holdings [DALLAS] announced that Michael Levy has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Levy succeeds Harlan Crow who will continue as Chairman of the Board. Levy joined the Company’s senior leadership team in 2016 after serving as COO for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He previously held positions at Morgan Stanley including Head of Traditional Asset Management, COO and CFO of Real Estate Investing and Co-Head of U.S. Real Estate Investment Banking.
InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. [MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.] (NYSE: INFU) announced the appointment of Richard DiIorio as President and Chief Executive Officer. DiIorio has been elected to serve on InfuSystem’s Board of Directors. DiIorio has served as a member of the Company’s Office of the President since May 2017 and as General Manager of Oncology since December 2016. DiIorio served as InfuSystem’s Executive Vice President of Oncology Sales from July 2014 to November 2016 and Regional Vice President and Vice President Strategic Development from August 2010 to July 2014. DiIorio joined InfuSystem in January 2004 and served as Territory Manager until July 2010. Prior to joining the Company, DiIorio held various sales and sales leadership roles at Stryker Medical, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Scientific.
Tronox Limited [STAMFORD, Conn.] (NYSE: TROX) announced that it has appointed Jeffry N. Quinn as president and chief executive officer. Quinn succeeds Peter Johnston, a member of Tronox’s board of directors, who has held the role of interim CEO since May 15, 2017. Quinn has served as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2011, and will continue in that position. Quinn joined Solutia in 2003 and was chairman and chief executive officer from 2004 through 2012. In 2012, he founded Quinpario Partners LLC and served as its chairman, chief executive officer and managing member. Earlier in his career, Quinn was a member of the executive management team of Premcor Inc. from 2000 through 2003, and of Arch Coal Inc. from 1986 through 2000. Quinn serves on the boards of directors of Jason Industries, Inc. and W.R. Grace.
Servotronics, Inc. [ELMA, N.Y.] (NYSE: SVT) announced that Kenneth D. Trbovich, the Company’s President, has been promoted to the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Trbovich succeeds Nicholas D. Trbovich, Company founder. Trbovich joined the Company in 1993 and was Director of Special Projects and Vice at both Servotronics and The Ontario Knife Company (OKC) including. He was appointed as President of Servotronics and President and CEO of OKC in 2012.