CEO Moves this week include:
|Realogy Holdings Corp.||PeerLogix, Inc.||Graham-Pelton Consulting Inc.|
|Teleflex Incorporated||Columbia Banking System||Interface, Inc.|
|Erin Energy Corporation||Niemann Capital Management||Active Implants|
|SunSource||The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons||MLBAM|
|Utilidata, Inc.||First Sound Bank||Intelligent ID|
|Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.||Samson Resources Corporation||Scale Microgrid Solutions, Inc.|
|The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.||CompuGroup Medical US, Inc.||Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.|
|Dejero||RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.||Blue Ridge|
|Regent Education||Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation||Construction Supply Holdings|
|BioAmber Inc.||Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.||4A’s|
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Realogy Holdings Corp. [MADISON, N.J.] (NYSE: RLGY) announced the promotion of John Peyton to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG), effective April 1, 2017. Peyton will succeed Alex Perriello, long-time Chief Executive Officer of RFG. Peyton, who joined RFG as President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2016, previously served for 17 years as a senior executive with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Prior to joining Starwood, he had a 10-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving in both its accounting and management consulting practices.
PeerLogix, Inc. [NEW YORK, NY] (OTC PINK: LOGX) announced that it has entered into an employment agreement with Ray Colwell to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining PeerLogix, Colwell served as a member of successful executive teams, most recently as VP of Partner Sales at AOL. Colwell has deep experience generating digital media revenue in new businesses in the digital ecosystem, including his role as Chief Revenue Officer at Adelphic, and as Chief Revenue Officer of 4INFO, as well as SVP of Sales and BD for Third Screen Media.
Graham-Pelton Consulting Inc. [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of its current president, Elizabeth S. Zeigler, to chief executive officer. Zeigler succeeds company founder Craig J. Leach. Zeigler joined Graham-Pelton in a part-time role in 2001 and quickly rose through its ranks. She was named president in 2010. Before joining Graham-Pelton, Zeigler served as director of individual giving at Fordham University. She also served on the development team for Muhlenberg College.
Teleflex Incorporated [WAYNE, Pa.] (NYSE: TFX) announced Benson Smith will retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective on December 31, 2017. Smith, a Teleflex Board member since 2005, will continue to serve as Teleflex’s Chairman of the Board. Liam Kelly, who currently serves as Teleflex’s President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named by the Teleflex Board of Directors to succeed Smith as Chief Executive Officer following Smith’s retirement.
Columbia Banking System [TACOMA, Wash.] (NASDAQ: COLB) announced that Hadley S. Robbins, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Columbia and its wholly owned subsidiary, Columbia State Bank, following the unexpected passing of Melanie J. Dressel. Robbins was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia in March 2014. His experience includes executive or senior management positions with West Coast Bancorp, Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Northwest Bank, Bank of the Northwest and First Interstate Bank.
Interface, Inc. [ATLANTA] (NASDAQ: TILE) announced that Jay D. Gould, President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Gould succeeds Daniel T. Hendrix, who served as CEO. Prior to joining Interface in 2015, Gould served as CEO of American Standard Brands. In Gould’s 20 years of experience, he also helped globalize brands such as Minute Maid, Dasani, Graco and Rubbermaid.
Erin Energy Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE MKT: ERN) announced that Segun Omidele has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board. Jean-Michel Malek, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Niemann Capital Management [CARSON CITY, Nev.] has appointed Bryan D. Hoadley as Chief Executive Officer. Bryan has a reputation for building strong leadership teams and brands as President at Movea Inc., CEO of Podium Advisors, EVP Sales and Marketing at SunEdison Semiconductor and EVP Field Operations at Credence Systems.
Active Implants [MEMPHIS, Tenn.] announced that Ted Davis has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Davis succeeds Henry Klyce, who will continue as chairman of the board. A current member of the Active Implants board, Davis has 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry as an investor and senior executive, including chief executive officer of MicroPort Orthopedics and president of its predecessor Wright Medical Technology’s global OrthoRecon division from 2012 through 2015. Prior to joining Wright in 2006, Davis spent 10 years in the life sciences venture capital field, serving on the boards of multiple biotechnology and medical device companies while at MB Venture Partners and Vector Fund Management.
Radial [KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.] announced the appointment of Matthew J. Espe as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Radial, Espe served as President and CEO of Armstrong World Industries Inc. Before Armstrong, Espe was Chairman and CEO of IKON Office Solutions Inc. Espe is currently a member of the board of directors at WESCO Distribution, Realogy Holdings Corp., Veritiv Corporation, and NCI Building Systems, Inc.
Symbiomix [NEWARK, N.J.] announced it has hired David L. Stern as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Previously, he was Chief Commercial Officer of Celmatix. Before joining Celmatix, Stern was Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for OvaScience. He also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business as well as other leadership positions for fertility at Merck Serono, and was director of reproductive marketing at Organon USA.
Optanix [NEW YORK] announced that Mike Barry has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Optanix, Barry was an Operating Partner at Francisco Partners. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of R&D and Product Management at Aderant. Prior to Aderant, Barry held leadership positions at EFI, TR Systems and Datapoint Corporation.
SunSource [ADDISON, Ill.] has promoted David Sacher, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer. Justin Jacobi will transition from his role as Chief Executive Officer to become the Company’s Executive Chairman. Sacher began his career at SunSource in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development. In 2003, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, and in 2009 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons [ROSEMONT, Ill.] announced Thomas E. Arend, Jr., to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017. Arend currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Prior to joining ACC, Arend served as an attorney at Shaw Pittman, LLP and Jenner & Block. Arend is replacing CEO Karen L. Hackett who is retiring after 14 years at the organization’s helm.
MLBAM [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Michael Paull as the chief executive officer of BAMTech, a leading technology services and video streaming company owned by MLBAM, The Walt Disney Company and the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to joining BAMTech, he served as vice president, digital video at Amazon in Seattle, Wash. Paull also has held senior leadership positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, FOX Entertainment Group and Time Warner.
Utilidata, Inc. [PROVIDENCE, R.I.] announced that Ed Hammersla, has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Scott DePasquale, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2012 will remain Utilidata’s Chairman of the Board. Hammersla was most recently President of Forcepoint Federal, LLC and Chief Strategy Officer of Forcepoint. Prior to Forcepoint, he led Raytheon Cyber Products. Hammersla also played a leading role in the development a trusted version of the Linux operating system, now known as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. He began his career at IBM and has held leadership positions with Sterling Software, Informix Federal, NEC, and Trusted Computer Solutions. He has also worked in the venture capital community as CEO of multiple startups and served as an investor and advisor for other companies, and serves on the External Advisory Board for the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute.
First Sound Bank [SEATTLE] (OTCBB: FSWA) announced that Jon C. Shelton, who has been serving as the bank’s president and chief operating officer for the past year, will succeed Patrick M. Fahey as president and chief executive officer. Shelton also will join First Sound Bank’s Board of Directors, headed by Fahey as he moves into his new role as executive chairman of the board.
Intelligent ID [COLUMBUS, OH] announced that it has appointed Glen Kazerman as its new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Kazerman was CEO of Telarix, a founder of several high growth software companies and a thought leader in several segments of the software industry.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [DALLAS] (NYSE: AHT) has appointed Douglas A. Kessler as the Chief Executive Officer. Monty J. Bennett, the Company’s previous Chief Executive Officer, remains Chairman of the Board of Ashford Trust. Kessler has been with Ashford Trust since its IPO in August of 2003 serving most recently as President since 2009. Prior to being appointed President of Ashford Trust, Kessler served as Ashford Trust’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Acquisitions beginning in May 2003. From July 2002 until August 2003, Kessler served as the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Remington Hotel Corporation. Prior to joining Remington Hotel Corporation in 2002, Kessler worked at Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate Funds from 1993 to 2002.
Samson Resources Corporation [TULSA, Okla.] has selected Joseph A. Mills as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of the date the Company’s global settlement joint plan of reorganization becomes effective. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Eagle Rock Energy Partners. Prior to that role, he founded and served as CEO of Montierra Minerals & Production, L.P. Mills has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Black Stone Minerals, L.P., Senior Vice President of El Paso Production Company and Sonat Exploration Company. Mr. Mills currently serves on the Board of the Houston Producers Forum and is a member of the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board.
Scale Microgrid Solutions, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced the addition of Ryan Goodman as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Ryan Goodman has over 10-years of energy industry experience, and most recently served as the President of ENER-G Rudox, Inc.
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. [WORCESTER, Mass.] (NYSE: THG) announced that John Fowle has been promoted to chief executive officer of Chaucer Syndicates, Ltd. Fowle is replacing Johan Slabbert, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Fowle has held key leadership roles at Chaucer since joining the company in 2002, most recently serving as chief underwriting officer. Prior to joining Chaucer, Fowle held various underwriting positions in the London and Lloyd’s markets.
CompuGroup Medical US, Inc. (“CGM US”) [PHOENIX] has appointed Benedikt Brueckle as the new Chief Executive Officer of CompuGroup Medical US. Werner Rodorff, its current CEO, will continue to serve as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining CGM, he served as an international business consultant as well as an auditor for the accounting firm KPMG in both Germany and Luxembourg. Brueckle joined CompuGroup Medical SE in 2010 as Head of Group Controlling in its Finance Unit. After two years, he became the General Manager of CGM’s Italy market. Most recently, Brueckle served as SVP of Southern and Western Europe, where he oversaw operations in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands.
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: FET) announced Prady Iyyanki as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16, 2017. Iyyanki currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. C. Christopher Gaut, the current Chief Executive Officer, will become Executive Chairman. The Board has also nominated Iyyanki to stand for election as a director at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Meeting in May. Prady joined Forum in 2014 after sixteen years of experience with General Electric (GE) in various senior management roles. He served as President and CEO of GE Genbacher/Gas Engines from 2006 – 2011 and President and CEO of Turbomachinery Equipment from 2011 – 2012.
SPH Analytics [ALPHARETTA, GA] announced that it has appointed Amy Amick as President and Chief Executive Officer. JT Treadwell, current CEO and Board Chairman, will continue to serve as chairman of SPH Analytics’ board of directors. Prior to joining SPHA, she was President of market-leading Revenue Cycle Management at MedAssets (now nThrive). Prior to MedAssets, Amick served as the Chief Operating Officer for M*Modal. Earlier in her career she served as General Manager, Worldwide Services at Microsoft. Prior to that she held executive positions within Allscripts and Cerner and client-facing roles at Arthur D Little, Navigant Consulting, and Owens & Minor.
BuildASign.com [AUSTIN, TX] announced current President and CMO, Bryan Kranik, will be promoted to CEO. Current CEO Dan Graham will stay on as a member of the Board of Directors and will assume the role of Executive Chairman. Bryan has been with the company since July 2015. Prior to BuildASign.com, Kranik spent 14 years at Dell in the Consumer and Small Business divisions holding leadership roles in marketing, sales and general management. His most recent role at Dell was leading the divisions responsible for marketing and selling to small businesses.
Dejero [WATERLOO, ON] has announced Bruce Anderson as its new CEO, taking over from Brian Cram who has headed the company for the last five years. Anderson is a veteran senior executive with a 20-year proven record of managing international businesses for multinational corporations, most recently for the global commodity producer and trader firm Glencore.
RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. [ASHBURN, Va.] named long-term RagingWire executive and current president, Douglas Adams, as CEO, and RagingWire’s Founder, George Macricostas, who had served as Chairman and CEO of RagingWire, was named Executive Chairman. Douglas Adams joined RagingWire in 2001 as part of the early executive team that along with Founder George Macricostas led the growth of the company into a data center industry leader. Adams has held multiple executive positions at RagingWire leading sales, marketing, product, and operations, and served most recently as president of the company. Prior to joining RagingWire, Adams was the general manager of the magnetic and optical data storage products division of NEC Technologies, Inc., and held multiple positions in sales, business development, and senior management at Mars, Inc.
Blue Ridge [ATLANTA] announced the appointment of Jim Byrnes as Chief Executive Officer. Greg White, Blue Ridge founder will transition to the role of President. He will also continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Byrnes is a technology industry veteran and most recently served as CEO of M4 Global Solutions. Prior to M4, he spent more than 11 years at Infor, where he held multiple executive positions including SVP of Process Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution and EVP of Global Consulting Services.
Regent Education [FREDERICK, Md.] elevated Jim Hermens to the role of CEO, succeeding Randy Jones. Hermens has served as CEO of Educate Online and has been a tenured member of the Blackboard senior executive team.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) [CHICAGO] announced Patti Tuomey, president and CEO will leave the Foundation. Tuomey joined the PFF in 2010 and led the organization to become the nation’s foremost pulmonary fibrosis advocacy organization. During the transition, Scott Staszak, Chief Operating Officer, will serve as interim CEO.
Construction Supply Holdings [HOUSTON] announced the appointment of Mitch Williams as President and CEO. Most recently, Mitch was the CEO of Rexel’s Asia Pacific region.
SEMI [MILPITAS, Calif.] announced the appointment of Ajit Manocha as its president and CEO. He will succeed Denny McGuirk, who announced his intention to retire last October. Manocha was formerly CEO at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, during which he also served as vice chairman and chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Earlier, Manocha served as EVP of worldwide operations at Spansion. Prior to Spansion, Manocha was EVP and chief manufacturing officer at Philips/NXP Semiconductors. Manocha also held senior management positions within AT&T Microelectronics. He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research scientist.
Pei Wei [Scottsdale, Ariz.] has named John “J.” Hedrick as its new CEO. He most recently served as chief operating officer of NPC International. Hedrick’s other previous leadership positions with industry-leading companies included key operating and support roles at Pilot Flying J, 7-11, Inc. and RaceTrac Petroleum.
Rightscorp [SANTA MONICA, Calif.] (OTCQB: RIHT) announced the transition of its executive management team which will include the appointment of Cecil Bond Kyte as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Christopher Sabec, the Company’s current CEO, will serve as President. Kyte was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2015. He had been a consultant prior to that and since then has led the Company’s financial activities, including capital raising and investor development, as well as assisting with executive operations and business development. Kyte previously served as CEO and Chairman of a California-based publicly traded energy technology company.
BioAmber Inc. [MONTREAL, QC] (NYSE: BIOA) announced today that Jean-Francois Huc has resigned as President and CEO and Fabrice Orecchioni, the company’s COO, has been named President, effective immediately. Huc, who stepped down for personal reasons, will remain a member of the board of directors and will also assume an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth transition.
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: ENT) announced Jeff Leddy as Chief Executive Officer. Leddy has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2013 and will continue as a Director. Dave Davis resigned as a Board Director and as CEO. He will continue to support the Company as a consultant during a transition period. Leddy most recently served as the founder and CEO of Verizon Telematics. Prior to Verizon Telematics, Leddy held various executive positions at SkyTerra Communications, including serving as CEO and President and as a member of its board of directors, and as a director at Hughes Network Systems.
4A’s [NEW YORK] announced that Marla Kaplowitz has been selected as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Kaplowitz, CEO of MEC North America, has also worked at Ammirati Puris Lintas and DMB&B. Before joining MEC, Kaplowitz spent 12 years at MediaVest. Kaplowitz began her career at DMB&B, before moving to Ammirati Puris Lintas. Kaplowitz, will be filling the role following Nancy Hill departure in June.