CEO Moves this week include:
|6sense||Idaho Independent Bank||Aeterna Zentaris Inc.|
|Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.||eFolder||HHAeXchange|
|Fathom Events||Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.||L3 Technologies|
|TriState Capital Bank||The World Surf League||ReachForce|
|One Medical||Mercer||Decisyon, Inc.|
|Alpine Investors||Six Flags Entertainment Corporation||Syntel, Inc.|
|NetCentrics Corporation||The Global Business School Network||Lindsay Corporation|
|Sion Power||Nexant, Inc.||Sysco Corporation|
|SmartCare||SynteractHCR Holdings Corporation||Neogen Corporation|
|The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation||Signet Jewelers Limited||Huntington Hospital|
|Fortem Resources Inc.||FreightCar America, Inc.|
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6sense [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Jason Zintak as CEO. Zintak has spent over two decades leading enterprise technology companies, most recently as CEO of Platfora and as CRO of Responsys. He also spent eight years at SAP, where he served in various sales and leadership roles.
Idaho Independent Bank [COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho] (OTC Pink: IIBK) announced that Kurt R. Gustavel has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, effective January 1, 2018. Kurt’s new title will be President and Chief Executive Officer. Kurt joined IIB in 1994, and was elected to the Bank’s Board of Directors in 2003. He then was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Kurt Gustavel will succeed current CEO and Chairman of the Board, Jack W. Gustavel.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. [CHARLESTON, S.C.] (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZS) announced that it has appointed Michael Ward as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Ward served as Chief Compliance & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Sagent Pharmaceuticals. Ward has served as Strategic Advisor to Benevolent Capital Partners for the last five years and is currently a Partner with Outside GC LLC. Prior to Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Ward was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Global Compliance, Ethics & Litigation and Chief Privacy Officer at CDK Global.
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced that Rory Cowan, Founder of Lionbridge, will retire as CEO. Cowan will remain as Chairman of the Lionbridge Board of Directors. The Company also announced that John Fennelly was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Fennelly has more than 30 years of industry leadership experience, most recently as CEO of HireRight. Prior to HireRight, Fennelly held executive leadership positions at a number of leading information services and technology companies including Thomson-Reuters, and Sungard.
EFolder [DENVER, COLO.] announced that co-founder Kevin Hoffman is adjusting his joint CEO/CTO role into a Founder & CTO role. Matt Nachtrab, founder of LabTech, and eFolder’s current Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, will become CEO. Nachtrab founded Nemsys in 1999. He also founded LabTech Software in 2007. When LabTech merged into ConnectWise in 2015, he then led the combination as President and COO.
HHAeXchange [NEW YORK] announced that current President Greg Strobel has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer. The company’s Founder, Raphael Nadel, who previously held the CEO role, has moved into the position of Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer. Prior to HHAeXchange, Strobel was president of MedAssets’ healthcare software and services division. Prior to MedAssets, Greg held senior leadership roles at McKesson and EY.
Fathom Events [DENVER] has appointed Ray Nutt as Chief Executive Officer. Nutt will also serve as a Board Director for Fathom. In his most recent post, Nutt was the Senior Vice President of Business Relations for Regal Entertainment Group. Prior to Regal Entertainment Group, Nutt grew a significant amount of startup businesses for Regal CineMedia and United Artists Theatres.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. [BASKING RIDGE, N.J.] (NYSE: BNED) announced that Max J. Roberts has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19, 2017. The company has appointed Michael P. Huseby as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19, 2017. Huseby will also serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, after having served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015. Huseby previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Prior to being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Huseby was President from July 2013, and Chief Financial Officer from March 2012. From 2004 to 2011, Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Prior to joining Cablevision, Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications, Inc. From 1999 to 2002, Huseby served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, of AT&T Broadband. In addition, Huseby spent over 20 years at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Andersen Worldwide, S.C., where he held the position of Global Equity Partner. Huseby currently serves on the Board of Directors of CommerceHub, Inc.
L3 Technologies [NEW YORK] (NYSE: LLL) announced that Michael T. Strianese has informed the company of his plan to retire as CEO, effective December 31, 2017. The company has elected Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to the position of CEO and President, and to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Prior to joining L3, Kubasik was President and CEO of the Seabury Advisory Group LLC. In 2010, he was named President and COO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he also held a number of senior executive roles, including Executive Vice President of Electronic Systems, and Chief Financial Officer.
TriState Capital Bank [PITTSBURGH] announced that President Brian S. Fetterolf has been elected to chief executive officer and to the board of directors of the bank and its parent company, TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. In 2017 Fetterolf was also named president of Chartwell TSC Securities Corp. Previously, he served as TriState Capital’s chief risk officer for four years. Before coming to TriState Capital, Fetterolf was a senior vice president in the Special Situations Advisory Group of Macquarie Capital Advisors. He also worked with LaSalle Bank/ABN Amro in Chicago and New York as director of structured financial products in the Commercial Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Group. Prior to his employment within financial services, he practiced as a corporate finance attorney with Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling.
The World Surf League (WSL) [SANTA MONICA, Calif.] announced the appointment of Sophie Goldschmidt as the next CEO of the organization. Goldschmidt will officially take over from interim CEO Dirk Ziff in August. Goldschmidt joins WSL from CSM Sport and Entertainment where she served as Group Managing Director. Goldschmidt has strong relationships and international experience working across global markets in both sports management and marketing and communications having held executive roles in the Rugby Football Union as Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer, the National Basketball Association (NBA) as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) as Vice President, and Adidas. Goldschmidt also currently serves as a non-executive director for the PGA European Tour.
ReachForce [AUSTIN, Texas] announced it has appointed Dion Cornett as the new president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining ReachForce, Cornett was the vice president of global sales at MariaDB Corporation. Cornett also held various executive capacities at Red Hat.
One Medical [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Amir Dan Rubin will join the organization as president and chief executive officer. Joining from UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, Amir served as EVP and divisional CEO. Prior to Optum, Amir served as president and CEO of Stanford Health Care. Amir also previously served as COO for the UCLA Health System.
Decisyon, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Alex Aminian as its new President & CEO. Aminian has deep domain expertise in BI and analytics software and brings 25+ years of experience to Decisyon, having worked at leading corporations such as Oracle/Hyperion, Intergraph, Priceline.com and LexisNexis, as well as two successful software startups.
Lockton, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] announced that Ron Lockton will expand his role to become President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who has resigned as Lockton, Inc. President and CEO for personal reasons.
TetraVue [VISTA, Calif.] announced the appointment of Hal Zarem to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to TetraVue, Zarem was president and CEO of Seeo. He was also CEO of Silicon Light Machines. Zarem has also held key executive positions at Cypress Semiconductor, JDS Uniphase, and Ortel Corporation.
VeriCite [INDIANAPOLIS] announced that it has appointed Valerie Schreiner as CEO. Schreiner previously held the position of chief product officer at Schoolzilla and has held senior-level positions at Elluminate and Blackboard.
Alpine Investors [SAN FRANCISCO & ROSEVILLE, Calif.] announced that Robert Towery, who had served as Escape’s CEO, will retire. Ali Jenab, an Alpine CEO-in-Residence, has assumed the role as CEO at Escape.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation [GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas] announced that it has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson, who has been serving as Executive Chairman of the company since February 2016, as the company’s new Chairman, President and CEO. Reid-Anderson replaces John M. Duffey who has retired from the company. Reid-Anderson previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring Inc.
Syntel, Inc. [TROY, Mich.] (NASDAQ: SYNT) announced that it has appointed Rakesh Khanna to the post of Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. In this role, he will continue to report to Syntel Co-Chairman Prashant Ranade. Khanna has held the position of interim CEO and President since November 3, 2016, and previously served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and as President of Syntel’s Banking and Financial Services Business Unit.
NetCentrics Corporation [HERNDON, Va.] has chosen Cyndi Barreda as the company’s next CEO. Barreda, who currently serves as NetCentrics’ president, will succeed Bob Dougherty, one of the company’s founders and the current CEO. Prior to NetCentrics, Barreda was a principal at American Management Systems (AMS), and before that she served as an information management specialist with the U.S. government.
The Global Business School Network (GBSN) [WASHINGTON] announced the appointment of Stephen J. Sacca to succeed retiring founder and longtime CEO Guy Pfeffermann effective September 5, 2017. Sacca is coming to GBSN from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he served as director of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program. Prior to joining MIT in 2000, Sacca worked in numerous leadership capacities in the US, Pakistan, and Denmark for Management Sciences for Health. He has consulted for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and several other international development agencies.
Lindsay Corporation [OMAHA, Neb.] (NYSE: LNN) announced the appointment of Timothy Hassinger as president and chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of its board of directors, effective October 16, 2017. Hassinger will succeed President and CEO Rick Parod, who previously announced he is retiring later this year after 17 years of service to the company. Hassinger currently serves as President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, he served as the company’s Global Commercial Leader and Vice President for the Crop Protection Global Business Unit. Previously he served as Vice President for the Dow AgroSciences business in the Europe, Latin America, and Pacific regions. In 2005 he moved to Shanghai, China where he served as Regional Commercial Unit Leader for Greater China.
Sion Power Corporation [TUCSON, Ariz.] named Tracy E. Kelley, former Chief Technical Officer, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Kelley replaces Dennis R. Mangino, who had served as CEO since 2006.
Nexant, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced that it has appointed John Gustafson as the company’s new CEO. Gustafson comes to Nexant from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he served as Vice President and Head of the Utility and Energy Business Unit. He has held similar leadership roles at other leading service and solution providers including Wipro, IBM, and others.
Sysco Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE: SYY) announced that chief executive officer, Bill DeLaney, will be succeeded as CEO by Tom Bené, currently president and chief operating officer. Bené will become president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018, and will join Sysco’s board of directors. Prior to joining Sysco, Bené held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales, operations, franchise development and general management during a 23-year career at PepsiCo, culminating with his role as president of PepsiCo Foodservice.
SynteractHCR Holdings Corporation [SAN DIEGO & GREENWICH, Conn.] announced that Steve Powell has been appointed chief executive officer. Powell succeeds Wendel Barr, who departs SynteractHCR after six years as CEO. Powell has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in both the CRO and pharma/biotech industries. Powell joins SynteractHCR from ERT where he was president and COO. Prior to Exco InTouch/ERT, Powell served as executive vice president, Clinical Informatics and Late Phase Services at PRA Health Sciences. Prior to joining PRA in 2006, he held several leadership positions across the health care, technology and CRO industries.
Neogen Corporation [LANSING, Mich] (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced the company has named John Adent as chief executive officer. Adent began his career with management responsibilities for Purina developing animal feed manufacturing and sales in China and the Philippines. Adent left that organization in 2004 to assume the CEO responsibilities for Animal Health International (AHI). AHI was acquired by the Patterson Companies in 2015 and Adent continued to serve as CEO.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation [NEW YORK] (NYSE: BK) announced that Charles W. Scharf has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, Scharf will become Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Scharf was most recently Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Visa Inc. Before joining Visa, Scharf served as Managing Director of One Equity Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s private investment arm, and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Retail Financial Services. Earlier in his career, he was at Bank One Corp. as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the retail division, and previously at Citigroup and its predecessor companies, serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank immediately prior to joining Bank One.
Signet Jewelers Limited [HAMILTON, Bermuda] (NYSE: SIG) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos as the new Chief Executive Officer. Drosos previously served as President & CEO of Assurex Health and as a Group President of Global Beauty Care at The Procter & Gamble Company.
Huntington Hospital [PASADENA, Calif.] announced that it has appointed Lori Morgan as president and chief executive officer effective early to mid-September, 2017. Morgan most recently served eight years as corporate vice president of Legacy Health and as president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Prior to joining Legacy, Morgan served as a medical director at Trauma Trust in Tacoma, Washington.
Fortem Resources Inc. [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTCQB: FTMR) has announced that the Company has appointed Marc A. Bruner as the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. Bruner was previously the Chairman and CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. and served as Ultra Petroleum Corp.’s founding Chairman. Bruner also founded Pennaco Energy Inc. After founding Falcon Oil & Gas in 2005, Bruner served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer until 2010.
FreightCar America, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: RAIL) announced that it has appointed James R. Meyer as President and Chief Executive Officer. Meyer will succeed Joseph E. McNeely, who will leave the Company by mutual consent to pursue new opportunities. Meyer joins the Company from Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings, LLC where he has served as Chairman of the Board. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. Prior to that, Meyer held various leadership positions at Brunswick Corporation. Meyer also spent 16 years at Ford Motor Company where he held various executive positions.