CEO Moves this week include:
|Kansas City Southern||Werner Enterprises, Inc.||Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.|
|ZeroChaos||W.F. Taylor, LLC||HazelTree|
|Safeware||Haemonetics Corporation||Imagine! Print Solutions|
|Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||FMC Technologies||The Container Store Group, Inc.|
|Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc.||PsiKick||Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services|
|Marsh Canada||Equity Trust Company||Electro Rent Corporation|
|SMITH||C2 Education||Royce & Associates, LP|
|Special Olympics||Cheniere Energy, Inc.||Moore Stephens North America|
|Virtual Piggy Inc.||AccessOne® MedCard, Inc.||Paladin Healthcare|
|Excel4apps||RecoveryCenters of America||Sikich LLP|
|IGEL Technology||Catalina||Genesco Inc.|
|Corporate Office Properties Trust||Skyworks Solutions, Inc.||BioPharmX Corporation|
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Kansas City Southern (KCS) [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] (NYSE: KSU) announced that effective July 1, 2016, Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ottensmeyer will also keep the title of President, a position he assumed on March 1, 2015. As part of the plan, Mr. Starling will serve as Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, beginning on July 1, 2016 until his retirement on December 31, 2016. Mr. Starling will also remain a member of the KCS Board of Directors until May 2017. Mr. Ottensmeyer will join the Company’s Board of Directors upon becoming Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ottensmeyer joined Kansas City Southern in 2006, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2008, he was named Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and named President in 2015.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. [OMAHA, Neb.] (NASDAQ: WERN) announced that Clarence L. Werner, the Company’s founder and first driver, is stepping down from the position of Chief Executive Officer and will remain as Executive Chairman of the Company. Derek J. Leathers was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Leathers was previously President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Leathers has 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry and over 17 years of leadership experience with Werner Enterprises. Mr. Leathers previously became President of Werner Enterprises in 2011.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. [DAVIS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: RKDA) announced that Raj Ketkar will join the company as president and chief executive officer later this month. Ketkar will replace Roger Salameh, who has served as interim president and CEO since February. Ketkar spent more than 30 years in a variety of business, operations, and strategy roles for Monsanto Company.
ZeroChaos [ORLANDO, Fla.] announced the promotion of Michael Werblun to chief executive officer. Prior to serving as ZeroChaos’ president, business development and global strategic relationships, Werblun was executive vice president, enterprise solutions overseeing customer delivery in North America. He joined ZeroChaos in 2010 after its acquisition of eWork. Werblun served as CEO of eWork. Before that, he held numerous leadership positions in the contingent labor industry.
W.F. Taylor, LLC [FONTANA, CALIF.] announced that Jack Raidy has resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after leading the company for more than two decades. The Board also announced it has named Daniel A. Pelton as the new CEO. Pelton joined W.F. Taylor in 2015 as its Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company as he transitioned from his role as an Operating Executive with Dominus Capital. Prior to joining Dominus Capital, Pelton held various global executive and senior management positions with KordsaGlobal.
HazelTree [NEW YORK] announced that it has named Sameer Shalaby as the company’s president, chief executive officer and board director. He replaces Stephen Casner, who will continue with HazelTree as its global head of partnerships. Sameer Shalaby most recently was the founder and chief executive officer of Paladyne Systems, which he founded in 2005 and led its global growth until it was acquired by Broadridge Financial Solutions in 2011, where he continued as President of Paladyne until he departed in 2013. Prior to Paladyne, Shalaby founded Cogency Systems, in 2002 and, as CEO, led its growth in the alternative investment industry until his departure in 2005. Prior to Cogency, Shalaby co-founded TenFold Corporation, in 1993, and led various technology and executive roles throughout its explosive growth and public offering in 1999. He started his career at Oracle as a member of its core technology team.
Safeware [DUBLIN, OH] announced the promotion of Bryan Schutjer to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Schutjer’s promotion comes after two years with the Safeware, during which time he oversaw the company’s rebranding and reorganization.
Haemonetics Corporation [BRAINTREE, Mass.] (NYSE: HAE) announced the appointment of Christopher Simon as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Chris currently serves as a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company where he leads the Global Medical Products Practice. Chris will succeed Ronald Gelbman, who had been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since September of 2015. Gelbman will continue to serve as a member of the Haemonetics Board of Directors. Simon has been with McKinsey & Company since 1993, prior to that, he served in commercial roles with Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
Imagine! Print Solutions [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that John J. Hans has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016. Founder Bob Lothenbach, who has led Imagine! since its inception in 1988, will be working with Mr. Hans to effect a leadership transition over the next several months. Mr. Hans joins Imagine! after serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. and its three national restaurant brands (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell). Prior to that, Mr. Hans held leadership roles of increasing responsibility over an 18 year career at H. J. Heinz Company, during which time he led teams in the areas of marketing, sales, finance, human resources, supply chain, consumer insights and research & development in North America and Europe. Prior to Heinz, Mr. Hans held positions at Crown BBK, IBM Corporation and Procter & Gamble.
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced that it has appointed Amit D. Munshi as President, Chief Executive Officer and interim principal financial officer. Mr. Munshi will also join Arena’s Board of Directors. Harry F. Hixson, who has served as Arena’s interim Chief Executive Officer and interim principal financial officer since October 2015 and as a director since 2004, will remain on Arena’s Board of Directors. Mr. Munshi served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2012 to May 2016. Prior to Epirus, Mr. Munshi served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Percivia LLC, from 2011 to 2012, was a co-founder and served as Chief Business Officer of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2005 to 2010, and held multiple leadership positions at Amgen Inc. from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Munshi serves on the boards of Oxeia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
FMC Technologies [HOUSTON] (NYSE: FTI) appointed Douglas J. Pferdehirt as President and Chief Executive Officer of FMC Technologies, effective September 1, 2016. Pferdehirt will succeed John T. Gremp who will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors while the company completes its transition to the new CEO. After a successful 26-year career with Schlumberger Limited, Pferdehirt joined FMC Technologies in August 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President in May 2015. FMC Technologies also announced that Gremp, currently CEO and Chairman of the FMC Technologies Board of Directors, will remain on the board as Chairman until he retires in May 2017, at which time Pferdehirt will also assume the Chairman role.
The Container Store Group, Inc. [COPPELL, Texas] (NYSE: TCS) announced that Melissa Reiff, current President and COO, will become the retailer’s Chief Executive Officer. Kip Tindell, who has served at the helm of the company since its founding in 1978, will continue as Chairman. These changes will be effective July 1, 2016. Reiff joined The Container Store as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1995 assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Stores in 2003. In early 2006, Reiff was named President and in 2013, Chief Operating Officer was added to her title.
Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx) [BALTIMORE] announced that Douglas Ward has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Ward joins from Roche, where he most recently was Vice President Companion Diagnostics for Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
PsiKick [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] announced the appointment of Philip J. Carmack as Chief Executive Officer. Carmack was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Brendan Richardson, founding CEO, has transitioned to VP of Business Development. Carmack has been a serial entrepreneur and business builder in the technology industry for more than 30 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of Aptina Imaging Corp until its acquisition by ON Semiconductor in June 2014. Prior to Aptina, he launched and ran the Mobile Business Unit at NVIDIA Corp. During his tenure at NVIDIA he led the development of the Tegra product line of SoC processors. Carmack also spent 13 years in lead engineering and management roles including Executive Vice President of R&D at 3dfx, Senior Vice President and COO at Gigapixel and CEO and Founder of Raydiant.
Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services [BALTIMORE] announced the appointment of Jack Perko as President and CEO. Prior to Curtis Bay, Jack was a Managing Director of Cleanaway Waste Management LTD. For over 20 years with Republic Services and Allied Waste, Jack held senior leadership positions across the East, South and Midwest regions in the US.
Marsh Canada [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Chris Lay as President and CEO of Marsh Canada. Mr. Lay was most recently President of Marsh’s Global Captives business. He has held several senior roles at the firm including as Head of Global Sales, CEO of Marsh’s UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate business and Deputy CEO of its UK Retail business. Mr. Lay succeeds Alan Garner who takes on the role of Chairman, Marsh Canada, effective July 1, 2016.
Equity Trust Company [CLEVELAND, OH] announced the appointment of Matt Wilson to the position of Chief Executive Officer. His predecessor, Jeff Desich, will remain actively involved with the company as Executive Vice Chair. Wilson, the former CEO of Scottrade, Inc., joined Equity Trust as COO in November 2015. Before Scottrade, he was at TD Ameritrade as Head of Retail Sales & Solutions. He also held various senior sales positions with Charles Schwab.
Electro Rent Corporation [VAN NUYS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: ELRC) announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Greenberg will retire effective July 11, 2016 after a more than 40-year career with the company. Greenberg will continue as a member of the company’s board of directors. Upon Greenberg’s retirement, Steven Markheim, who has been Electro Rent’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2007, will become its President and Chief Executive Officer. Markheim has been with Electro Rent for more than 35 years, and has been President and Chief Operating Officer since 2007. Prior to joining the company, he was an accountant with Matsushita of America and the accounting firm of Wolf & Co.
SMITH [SEATTLE] announced the appointment of Tony Steel as President and Chief Executive Officer. Former President and CEO Chuck DelGrande will remain on the firm’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. Prior to joining SMITH, Tony served as Executive Vice President of Customer Strategy Services and Management Consulting Group for Merkle. Before that, Tony was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent more than 10 years with IBM Global Business Services, holding several executive positions, including North American leader for IBM’s Smarter Commerce Growth Initiative and General Manager for the Southeast Asian Growth Market.
C2 Education [ATLANTA] announced that Founder David Kim will take on a new role as Vice Chairman while Chief Operating Officer (COO) Lisa Compton has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with leadership team changes effective July 1, 2016. Compton served as COO since 2014.
Royce & Associates, LP [NEW YORK] announced that Christopher D. Clark will become Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Clark was named President in 2014 and has managed the firm alongside Charles M. Royce for the past two years. He remains the firm’s President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Royce, who has served as President or CEO since founding the firm in 1972, will remain as Chairman and Portfolio Manager.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE MKT: LNG) announced that it has appointed Jack A. Fusco as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fusco succeeds Neal A. Shear, who has served as Cheniere’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2015. Most recently, Mr. Fusco served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Calpine from August 2008 to May 2014 and as Executive Chairman from May 2014 through May 11, 2016.
Moore Stephens North America (MSNA) [CHICAGO] announced that Tony Szczepaniak will join the association as chief executive officer. Most recently, Szczepaniak served as partner and national leader of the Alliance Group at RSM US LLP, where he spent 10 years in firm association management, with the past five as the head of the McGladrey Alliance.
Virtual Piggy Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (OTC BB: VPIG) announced the appointment of John R. Coyne as Chief Executive Officer. Coyne will also serve as Chairman of the Board and a member of Virtual Piggy Inc.’s Board of Directors.
AccessOne® MedCard, Inc. [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced the appointment of Mark Spinner as president and chief executive officer. Spinner succeeds Russell A. Salton III, MD who will become chairman. Spinner was most recently the managing partner of TopSpin Growth Capital Partners. Prior to TopSpin Growth Capital Partners, he was the co-founder and chief executive officer of ProviderWeb Capital. Previously, Spinner worked for global investment banks Alex Brown & Sons (acquired by Deutsche Bank) and RBC Capital Markets.
Paladin Healthcare [LOS ANGELES] announced that Henry Loubet has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Healthcare Alliance. He previously served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Western Region. He also served as President of Health Net/Foundation Health. He was also Director of Patient Business Services and created Valley Health Plan at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Loubet has served and currently serves on many Boards of Directors of leading healthcare and philanthropic organizations, including Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), Gem Care Health Plan, MCS IPA, Ace Kids Golf Foundation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Excel4apps [PITTSBURGH] announced that Chris Meyer, the company’s President for Americas and Europe, is now its new global chief executive officer. Meyer succeeds Excel4apps Co-founder Michele Buson, who will now lead the company’s new Innovation Center along with Co-founder Shaun Pendrigh. Prior to joining Excel4apps in 2009, Meyer was an executive leader at macs Controlling, helping to launch a U.S. division.
RecoveryCenters of America (RCA) [MAYS LANDING, N.J.] appointed Beth Caraccio CEO of RCA. Caraccio comes to RCA from NHS Human Services where she held a succession of positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in her serving as the Tri-State Regional Executive.
Sikich LLP [NAPERVILLE, Ill.] announced that the firm’s partners elected Chris Geier the new managing partner and CEO. Geier is partner-in-charge of the firm’s advisory services and investment banking practice and a member of the executive board. He will assume the new role on January 1, 2017. Geier joined Sikich in 2008.
IGEL Technology [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Jed Ayres is joining the company as President and CEO for IGEL North America, effective June 1, 2016. Ayres joins IGEL North America from AppSense, which was acquired by LANDESK in March 2016, where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Prior to AppSense, Ayres spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles in both publicly and privately held high growth IT solution providers operating, including MCPc, MTM Technologies and GE Capital IT Solutions.
Catalina [ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.] announced the transition of its Chief Executive Officer Jamie Egasti to the role of Vice Chairman. Greg Delaney, a current Director at Catalina and former Chief Operating Officer of Acosta Sales & Marketing, will serve as interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Catalina, Delaney spent nearly 15 years at Acosta, holding several leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer, Director and, most recently, Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career, Delaney held a variety of senior management positions at Price Waterhouse, Barnett Banks, Beringer Wine Estates and Encore Development. Currently, he serves as Director of the Vi-Jon Corporation, a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners.
Genesco Inc. [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] (NYSE: GCO) announced that David Baxter has been appointed president and chief executive officer of its Lids Sports Group and a Senior Vice President of Genesco, effective June 1, 2016. From 2006 to 2014, he served as president, Sports Licensed Division, adidas/Reebok. Starting in 2010, he also served as vice president, Sports Performance, adidas America. He joined Reebok in March 2001 as senior vice president and chief operating officer of OnField before being promoted to president of OnField in October 2002. With the merger of Reebok’s two apparel groups, OnField and Reebok Apparel, in October 2003, he was named to the position of president of Reebok Apparel.
Corporate Office Properties Trust [COLUMBIA, Md.] (NYSE: OFC) announced that Stephen E. Budorick has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Roger A. Waesche, Jr. and Mr. Waesche has also concluded his service as a Trustee on COPT’s Board. The Board of Trustees has appointed Mr. Budorick to a one year term on the Board. Mr. Budorick has served as COPT’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Prior to joining COPT, Mr. Budorick was Executive Vice President of Asset Management at Callahan Capital Partners and also served as Executive Vice President at Trizec Properties, Inc. and Executive Vice President in charge of third-party management and leasing at Miglin Beitler Management Company.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. [WOBURN, Mass.] (NASDAQ: SWKS) announced that it has appointed Liam K. Griffin as chief executive officer. Mr. Griffin was also elected to the board of directors of Skyworks. David J. Aldrich, Skyworks’ chief executive officer since 2000, will assume the newly established role of executive chairman and, in that position, will continue to serve as the chairman of Skyworks’ board of directors. Mr. Griffin joined Skyworks in August 2001 as head of sales and marketing. Since that time his responsibilities have continuously expanded with his leadership of Skyworks’ business units, R&D efforts and operations. In 2011, he was promoted to executive vice president and in May 2014 was named company president. Before joining Skyworks, Mr. Griffin was the vice president of worldwide sales at Dover Corporation and held product management and process engineering positions at AT&T’s Microelectronics and Network Systems’ businesses.
BioPharmX Corporation [MENLO PARK, Calif.] (NYSE MKT: BPMX) announced the resignation of James Pekarsky, the company’s chairman, chief executive officer and treasurer. President, co-founder and Director Anja Krammer will continue to manage the company, a role she has played since BioPharmX was established.