CEO Moves this week include:
|Filo Mining Corporation||SoFi||Ecova|
|The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine||Blue Star Sports||Ancestry|
|Tiger Cool Express||Millstone Medical Outsourcing||Insurance Recovery Group, Inc.|
|My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream||FSC Securities Corporation||PredictiveHR|
|Marketware||SmartMLS Inc.||Gold Canyon International, LLC|
|Landor||Keller Williams Valley Realty||Cypress Development Corp.|
|Avanti Hospitals||SettlementOne||Rocky Mountain Bank|
|Austin Electric Vehicles||Telltale Games||Coveris|
|Starwood Retail Partners||Capital Security Ltd||BRACE Industrial Group|
|Bell Plantation Inc.||PhyMed Healthcare Group||Pinetree Capital Ltd.|
|BioAmber Inc.||Provision Holding, Inc.||The Global ID Group|
|SCA Pharmaceuticals||Hyundai Motor America||Glympse|
|Inova||Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley||Cultural Vistas|
|Yellow Pages Limited|
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The Fresh Market, Inc. [GREENSBORO, N.C.] announced the appointment of Larry Appel as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Appel has also been elected to the company’s board of directors. From 2002 to 2012, Appel served at Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. in a variety of senior leadership roles including chief operations officer, chief human resources officer, head of strategy and chief legal officer. After leaving Winn-Dixie, Appel served as CEO of Skeeter Snacks, LLC. From 1997 to 2002, Appel was senior vice president of legal at The Home Depot, Inc., the world’s largest home improvement retailer.
VT Group [CHANTILLY, Va.] announced that John Hassoun will take on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining VT Group, John was President and CEO of Vistronix Intelligence and Technology Solutions. After a successful career as a program manager for the U.S. Air Force, John served in executive leadership roles at publicly-held General Dynamics and Veridian, and served as co-CEO of ATS Corporation. John’s extensive executive leadership experience also includes chief executive positions that he held internationally with Global Integrated Security and Olive Group. John currently also serves as a board director of GardaWorld Federal Services and GardaWorld Government Services.
Filo Mining Corporation [Vancouver] (TSX-V: FIL and NASDAQ First North: FIL) announced that Wojtek Wodzicki will be stepping down as Filo’s President and CEO but will continue to serve as a Director of Filo and lead advisor to the technical team. He will be succeeded by Adam I. Lundin. Lundin has also been appointed to Filo’s Board of Directors. Lundin started his career at a number of mining companies around the globe before moving into finance where he specialized in institutional equity sales, ultimately becoming co-lead of Pareto Securities.
Ecova [SPOKANE, Wash.] announced Mathias Lelievre as its new president and chief executive officer. Lelievre most recently served as the head of ENGIE’s Green Mobility Program as well as the chief of staff for Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s president and CEO. Before joining ENGIE, Lelievre served as advisor and then deputy chief of staff of French Minister for Industry and then Economy from 2012 to 2014.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine [PASADENA, Calif.] appointed Mark A. Schuster as founding dean and CEO of its School of Medicine. Prior to his appointment, Schuster served as the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, since 2007. He currently leads the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement. Schuster served as professor of pediatrics and health services at UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health and director of health promotion and disease prevention at RAND.
Blue Star Sports [DALLAS] announced the appointment of Alex Alt as its President and CEO. Alex succeeds former CEO and Founder Robert Wechsler who will become Chairman of the Board. Alex joins Blue Star Sports from Sabre, where he served as President of Sabre’s Hospitality Solutions business.
Ancestry [LEHI, Utah] announced that Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan is stepping down and will transition to Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 1. Howard Hochhauser, the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2009 and Chief Operating Officer since 2012, will assume the role of interim CEO.
Tiger Cool Express (TCX) [OVERLAND PARK, Kan.] announced that Steve Van Kirk will lead TCX as its new CEO. Van Kirk is replacing Tom Finkbiner, current CEO. Prior to joining TCX, Van Kirk was President of Swift Intermodal. He also spent twelve years at Schneider National leading several commercial, logistics, and intermodal groups. Steve also worked for five years at Procter & Gamble and served as an infantry officer in the United States Army for twelve years, attaining the rank of Major. He had various postings around the world, and served as a West Point faculty member.
Millstone Medical Outsourcing [FALL RIVER, Mass.] announced that Karl Neuberger has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer, Karl began his career at Millstone as VP Operations of Millstone’s Olive Branch. Prior to Millstone, Karl held a variety of senior executive roles.
Insurance Recovery Group, Inc. [FRAMINGHAM, Mass.] announced that Paul James has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, he served as Assistant Vice President at Hanover Insurance Group. Prior to that, he was Regional Sales Director for Travelers of Massachusetts. For many years he was an owner of Steffon, James and Finnegan Insurance Agency, Inc., where he was the President and Sales Director.
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Craig M. Berger as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Craig was serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his joining My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Berger spent 20 years at McCormick & Co., Inc. where he was CFO at Mojave Foods Corp, McCormick Fresh Herbs and Tubed Products. More recently, Berger was CFO at ACTIVATE Drinks and Fuji Food Products.
FSC Securities Corporation [ATLANTA] announced that Derek Burke has been appointed President and CEO. Derek will fill the role being vacated by Jerry Murphy. Previously, Burke was President of independent broker-dealer Waddell & Reed, Inc. Throughout his career, Derek has held a number of senior executive positions in the wealth and asset management industry, having served as Managing Director of UBS America’s Wealth Management platform, Chief Operating Officer of New York Life’s Investment Management Group and Chief Compliance Officer for Prudential’s Private Asset Management business. Derek started his career as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in New York and then as a litigation associate with Collier, Jacob & Mills, P.C.
Gold Canyon International, LLC [PHOENIX, ARIZ.] announced the appointment of its new President and CEO, A.K. Khalil. A.K. has 18 years of hands-on experience as a distributor, consultant and corporate executive and has spent the last five years serving as President at Zrii.
Landor [NEW YORK] announced that Jane Geraghty has been named chief executive officer, effective 1 January 2018. Geraghty has been president of Landor EMEA and a member of the global executive team since 2012. Geraghty has worked in top-tier advertising firms including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Erickson, and Ogilvy New York. Prior to joining Landor, Geraghty led the London office of the communications consultancy Naked, and previously worked in broadcast as content development director at ITV.
Keller Williams Valley Realty [MAHWAH, N.J.] announced that Daniel Weixeldorfer stepped down as the Team Leader/CEO of the company.
Cypress Development Corp. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX-V: CYP, OTCBB: CYDVF) announced that Bill Willoughby, has joined Cypress’ Board of Directors and will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2014, he has been principal and owner of consulting firm Willoughby & Associates, PLLC. Prior to that, he was President and COO of International Enexco Ltd. He previously held various positions with Teck.
Avanti Hospitals [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Gerald Clute as CEO of East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital. Jerry was most recently CEO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Jerry has worked with a number of reputable health organizations, including Tenet, Verity Health and Dignity. Jerry got his start in healthcare as a Radiologic Technologist and progressively moved into management and administrative roles.
Rocky Mountain Bank [BILLINGS] announced that Kevin Tenpas will join the bank as president and CEO effective January 1, 2018. Tenpas has over 30 years of experience in banking including his most recent position as President and CEO at Wisconsin Bank & Trust.
Coveris [CHICAGO] announced that Dimitri Panayotopoulos has been appointed as Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dave Mezzanotte, current CEO, announced his decision to retire and will assist in a transition period. Dimitri has had a very distinguished career, including thirty-seven-years at Procter & Gamble where he led multiple businesses and served as Vice Chairman.
Starwood Retail Partners [GREENWICH, Conn.] announced that Michael P. Glimcher has been named Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Retail Partners. Glimcher succeeds Scott Wolstein, who will transition to a new role as a Senior Advisor to Starwood Capital Group. Michael Glimcher began his career with Glimcher Realty Trust, eventually serving as CEO from 2005 to 2015 and as Chairman from 2007 to 2015. After Glimcher Realty Trust merged with Washington Prime in 2015 to create WP Glimcher, he served as CEO and Vice Chairman until 2016.
Capital Security Ltd. and UniRisk Intermediaries Inc. [NAPLES, Fla.] announced that its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Steven Nordstrom, passed away. UniRisk President Jeana Nordstrom will be assuming the responsibility of President and CEO of Capital Security Ltd.
BRACE Industrial Group [HOUSTON] announced the appointment of Mary Zappone as Chief Executive Officer on October 2, 2017. Prior to BRACE, Zappone worked at Exxon’s Baytown Refinery and at General Electric. Most recently, Zappone was President and CEO of Service Champ.
PhyMed Healthcare Group [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced the appointment of Marty Bonick as Chief Executive Officer. Bonick comes to PhyMed from Community Health Systems, where he was president of division operations. Previously, Bonick was CEO of Jewish Hospital and Senior Vice President of Operations for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. He has also held various leadership positions at Ardent Health Services, including CEO of Oklahoma State University Medical Center and VP of Operations for Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Pinetree Capital Ltd. [TORONTO] (TSX: PNP) announced that Peter Tolnai, its current Chief Executive Officer, has elected to resign but will continue to serve as Chairman of the board of directors of the Company. Damien Leonard, Pinetree’s Chief Operating Officer has been appointed as a director of Pinetree and as its next Chief Executive Officer.
BioAmber Inc. [MONTREAL] (NYSE: BIOA, TSX: BIOA) announced the appointment of Richard P. Eno as its new Chief Executive Officer, and new member of the Board. Eno has over 30 years of related management experience in the energy, chemicals, biotechnology and materials industries, including over five years as President, CEO and Board member of a publicly traded industrial biotechnology company. Rick began his career in Chevron’s chemical operations. He then entered management consulting. In 2008, he took up leadership of Metabolix. Most recently, Rick has been a senior partner at a global management consultancy, Roland Berger.
Provision Holding, Inc. [CHATSWORTH, Calif.] (OTCQB: PVHO) announced that Mark Leonard will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Business Development/ Sales and Trade Marketing at InComm, Inc. Previously, he spent five years at Blackhawk Networks where he held the position of Group Vice President of Alliances at Blackhawk Network. Prior to Blackhawk, he served as President and Executive Vice President of Astoria Software. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of KargoCard.
The Global ID Group [FAIRFIELD, Iowa] announced that Brad Riemenapp has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and will be joining the Company in October. Riemenapp succeeds Ken Ross, who is stepping into a strategic advisory role. Riemenapp previously led the Food Solutions Division of Covance, Inc., serving as Global Vice President and General Manager. Riemenapp joined Covance in 2010 and previously served as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Covance, Riemenapp worked for thirteen years at Kimberly Clark Corporation.
SCA Pharmaceuticals [LITTLE ROCK, Ark.] announced the appointment of Milton Boyer as Chief Executive Officer. Boyer will succeed Gene Graves, SCA’s founder, who announced his retirement. Boyer will also serve on the Board of Directors for SCA Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President of Drug Product Manufacturing at AMRI. Prior to AMRI, Boyer served as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors at Oso BioPharmaceuticals.
Hyundai Motor America [FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.] announced that Kyung Soo Lee has been named president and CEO. Jerry Flannery has returned to his position as the company’s executive vice president, chief legal and safety officer. Lee began his career with Hyundai in 1982 and was most recently the president and CEO of Hyundai Translead.
Glympse [SEATTLE] announced Chris Ruff has been named chief executive officer. Co-founder Bryan Trussel, who has served as CEO since the company was founded in 2008, will continue to be chairman of the board. Ruff most recently served as chairman, CEO and president of Xevo. Earlier this year, Ruff began as an advisor for Glympse.
Inova [FALLS CHURCH, Va.] announced that J. Knox Singleton, current CEO, will be retiring July 1st, 2018.
Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley [MURRIETA, Calif.] (OTC Pink: CKTM) announced that Scott R. Andrews has been appointed President & CEO and elected as a Director. He succeeded Donald W. Murray as President and CEO. Andrews has a 41-year banking career, including having served as CEO of two Southern California community banks; Pacific Commerce Bank in Los Angeles and Sunrise Bank in San Diego. During his career, he has assisted in the development of six de novo community banks and held executive management roles at community, regional and national banks.
Cultural Vistas [WASHINGTON] announced the appointment of Jennifer Clinton as the organization’s next President and CEO, effective November 6, 2017. She succeeds Linda Boughton, Acting President and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, Clinton is a recognized leader across the fields of international education, nonprofit management, and government relations. Jennifer Clinton joins Cultural Vistas after serving five-and-a-half years as President and CEO of Global Ties U.S. Prior to Global Ties U.S., Jennifer held leadership roles at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Telecommunications Industry Association, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Yellow Pages Limited [MONTREAL] (TSX: Y) announced that it has appointed David A. Eckert as President and CEO. Eckert will remain on the board of Yellow Pages Limited, and Ken Taylor, interim President and CEO, will continue as Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer. David Eckert has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Hibu Group. He was Vice President and Partner at Bain & Company and has been a member or chair of numerous public and private boards of directors, including the Hibu Group, X-Rite, Inc., Clean Harbors, Inc. and Italiaonline S.p.A.