CEO Moves this week include:
|John Hancock Retirement Plan Services||AutoWeb, Inc.||Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust|
|Hostess Brands, Inc.||Art Van Furniture||Match Group|
|HM Dunn AeroSystems Inc.||Legacy Health||Brightcove Inc.|
|C3DNA Inc.||Visualant, Inc.||PDC Logic|
|Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT||Altopa, Inc.||Calypso Technology, Inc.|
|MTF Biologics||RLJ Lodging Trust||Lilis Energy, Inc.|
|The Orthopaedic Institute||Immunexpress, Inc.||Dent Wizard International|
|Clarify Medical||Commense, Inc.||Realtors Property Resource® LLC|
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John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) [BOSTON], part of John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife, named Patrick Murphy Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Murphy, who is JHRPS’ president, will replace Peter Gordon, who will be retiring from the company later in the year. Mr. Murphy joined Hancock when the company acquired New York Life’s RPS business where he had been chief executive officer. He had been at New York Life for 11 years in a variety of roles. He has spent his career working in retirement plan services, previously working at American Express Retirement Plan Services, Transamerica and Putnam Investments.
AutoWeb, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: AUTO) appointed Jared Rowe as director, president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jeffrey Coats. Rowe held senior positions at FordDirect, Cox Automotive, and Cerberus-backed YP Holdings. This will be Rowe’s second stint with AutoWeb, as he previously served as manager of strategic business development in 1998.
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust [FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.] (NYSE: RPT) announced that selected Brian Harper as the Company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Harper will succeed Dennis Gershenson, the current Chief Executive Officer of the Company, no later than June 15, 2018, and will also join the Company’s Board of Trustees on that date. Mr. Harper most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties. Mr. Harper also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Rouse from April 2015 to September 2016 and as Executive Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions of Rouse from January 2012 to April 2015. Mr. Harper previously was the Senior Vice President of Leasing for General Growth Properties.
Hostess Brands, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] (NASDAQ: TWNK, TWNKW) announced that it has named consumer packaged goods executive Andrew “Andy” Callahan as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 7, 2018. He will replace C. Dean Metropoulos, the Company’s Executive Chairman, who has been serving in the expanded role of interim President and Chief Executive Officer since March 31, 2018. Callahan joins the Company with more than 23 years of executive leadership experience serving in key consumer packaged goods industry roles at Tyson Foods, Inc., The Hillshire Brands Company, Sara Lee Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc.
Art Van Furniture [WARREN, Mich.] announced that Ronald (“Ron”) Boire will be joining the Company as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30, 2018. Mr. Boire will be succeeding Kim Yost, who recently announced his retirement after 9 years with the Company. Boire previously served in senior executive positions, including President and CEO roles, at a wide variety of retail and consumer electronics companies, such as Barnes & Noble, Inc., Sony Electronics, Inc., Best Buy, Toys R Us, Inc., Brookstone, Inc., and Sears Canada, Inc. Prior to joining Art Van, he most recently served as a Principal at The Upland Group.
Match Group [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MTCH) announced that Malgosia Green has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Plenty of Fish. She will start at the company on April 23. Most recently Green served as the Chief Product Officer of Top Hat. Prior to Top Hat, Green founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Savvica.
HM Dunn AeroSystems Inc. [EULESS, Texas] announced the appointment of Philip Anderson as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Anderson succeeds Phil Milazzo as he transitions to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining HM Dunn, he was a senior executive at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. for 10 years. Prior to his defense leadership role Anderson was Spirit’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Spirit AeroSystems, Anderson had a successful 17-year career at The Boeing Company where he worked in a variety of leadership roles at Defense Systems and Commercial Airplanes. Immediately prior to joining Spirit he was a finance executive at The Boeing Company’s corporate offices in Chicago, IL.
Legacy Health [PORTLAND, Ore.] announced that it has chosen Kathryn Correia to be its next president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective in late June 2018. Correia will succeed George Brown, M.D., as Legacy Health’s president and CEO who has served since 2008. Correia served as CEO of HealthEast, until 2017. Correia then became Fairview Health Services’ chief administrative officer where she has played a key role in Fairview’s overall integration, planning, advocacy and philanthropic efforts.
Brightcove Inc. [BOSTON] (NASDAQ: BCOV) appointed Hugh Jefferson (Jeff) Ray III to serve as the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ray succeeds Acting CEO Andy Feinberg, who has held the executive position since 2017. Mr. Feinberg will resume his role as the Company’s President and COO. Jeff Ray was in top executive leadership roles at multiple enterprise technology companies of scale, including Ellucian, Ventyx (acquired by ABB), DS SolidWorks, Progress Software, and Compuware.
C3DNA Inc. [CUPERTINO, Calif.] appointed Max Michaels as its President and Chief Executive Officer and also elected him to its Board. Max joined C3DNA from IBM Network Services, where as the global General Manager. Previously he held executive roles at AT&T and Cisco, spanning corporate strategy, business development and sales operations.
Visualant, Inc. [SEATTLE] (OTCQB: VSUL) announced that Phil Bosua, currently a member of its Scientific Advisory Board and Chief Product Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board of Directors of the Company. With the appointment of Bosua to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Visualant Founder Ron Erickson will retain his position of Chairman of the Board and continue his active involvement in the Company.
PDC Logic [HOUSTON] announced that it has appointed Warren Dyer as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dyer is the former CEO of Ulterra Drilling Technologies. Before joining Ulterra, Mr. Dyer was instrumental in building United Diamond into the largest steel PDC bit company in Canada.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. (“CVREIT”) and Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II, Inc. (“CVREIT II”) [TAMPA, Fla.] each announced that Michael A. Seton assumed the title and role of Chief Executive Officer from John E. Carter who resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the CVREIT and CVREIT II. Mr. Carter will continue to serve as Chairman of the board of directors of CVREIT and CVREIT II and Mr. Seton will continue to serve as a President of CVREIT and CVREIT II.
Altopa, Inc. [SEATTLE] appointed Nicole Wicker as its Chief Executive Officer. Wicker has provided executive leadership to a number of early and growth-stage technology companies. Under her leadership as CFO and interim CEO, medical device company, TearScience, was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Wicker has served as Altopa’s Chief Financial Officer since co-founding the Company in March of 2016 with Matt Wilson, Altopa’s prior CEO. Mr. Wilson will remain actively involved in the leadership of the Company as its Chief Experience Officer.
Calypso Technology, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Didier Bouillard has joined as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Tom Gavin, who served as interim Executive Chairman, will return to his role as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Calypso, Didier served as CEO of Ullink.
MTF Biologics [EDISON, N.J.] announced that Joe Yaccarino has been named its president and chief executive officer. Yaccarino currently serves as executive vice president and will replace Bruce Stroever, who is retiring after leading the non-profit organization for 30 years. Yaccarino’s appointment is effective June 1, 2018. Yaccarino joined MTF Biologics in 1997 as its first development engineer. He currently serves as executive vice president of processing operations. Prior to joining MTF Biologics, Yaccarino was a production engineering supervisor at MicroSurgical Components.
RLJ Lodging Trust [BETHESDA, Md.] announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ross H. Bierkan will retire from the Company, effective at the end of the term of his existing employment agreement on August 22, 2018. The company has named Leslie D. Hale as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 22, 2018. Ms. Hale currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Hale joined RLJ Development, LLC the Company’s predecessor in 2005 as its Director of Real Estate and Finance and was promoted to Vice President in 2006. In 2007, she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President and, in 2013, she was promoted to Executive Vice President. In 2016, Ms. Hale also took on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Hale has served as a member of the board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. since January 2015. Prior to Ms. Hale’s tenure at RLJ, she held several positions of increasing responsibility within General Electric Capital Corporation (“GE”), including Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of GE Commercial Finance and Associate Director in the Strategic Capital Group of GE Real Estate. Before GE, Ms. Hale was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Lilis Energy, Inc. [SAN ANTONIO] (NYSE American: LLEX) announced that Executive Chairman Ronald D. Ormand has been appointed Chief Executive Officer in addition to Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ormand, joined Lilis’s Board as a Director in March of 2015 and became Executive Chairman in 2016, brings more than 35 years of industry experience as a senior executive and strategic advisor in the energy sector.
The Orthopaedic Institute [GAINESVILLE, Fla.] announced Dr. Richard Gilbert as Chief Executive Officer. Gilbert most recently served as President of the Medical Group of MDLIVE. Prior to MDLIVE, Dr. Gilbert served as Chief Medical Officer of MEDNAX. His prior experience also includes CEO roles with Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, Southeast Pain Care and Quantum. He served as Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Medical Staff President at Carolinas Medical Center and held a board position for Carolinas HealthCare System.
Immunexpress, Inc. [SEATTLE] announced the appointment of Rolland D. Carlson, Ph.D., as chief executive officer. Dr. Carlson most recently served as President and CEO of WaferGen Biosystems. Prior to WaferGen, Dr. Carlson was President and CEO of Asuragen. Prior to joining Asuragen, Dr. Carlson held increasingly senior positions at Abbott Laboratories over a 20-year period, including Vice President and General Manager of the Vysis molecular diagnostic business following its acquisition.
Dent Wizard International [ST. LOUIS] promoted Mike Black to chief executive officer. Black most recently served as president and COO. The former CEO, Terry Koebbe, will be elevated to the position of Chairman.
Clarify Medical [SAN DIEGO] announced the appointment of George W. Mahaffey as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. The position had been filled by Rex Bright who was named interim President and CEO in February 2018. Mr. Bright will continue to serve on the Board of Directors for the company. In March 2011 Mahaffey was named President and CEO of Lithera, Inc., later renamed Neothetics. He previously served as CEO of Peplin, Inc. after the dermatology company was acquired by LEO Pharma A/S in 2009. Prior to the acquisition, he served as Peplin’s Chief Commercial Officer and VP, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Mahaffey also served as Sr. VP, Sales and Marketing for Cotherix, Inc. Prior to CoTherix, Mr. Mahaffey worked at Scios, Inc. (acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003). Mr. Mahaffey also worked in various marketing functions at Neurex, Inc. (acquired by Elan Corp. in 1998).
Commense, Inc. [BOSTON] an affiliate of PureTech Health plc (LSE: PRTC) announced the appointment of Edward J. “Tad” Stewart as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Stewart joins Commense with more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology field, including over 15 years at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals.
Realtors Property Resource® LLC [CHICAGO] a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors®, announced that its founding CEO Dale Ross will be retiring as of May 1, 2018. RPR’s Jeff Young has been named chief operating officer/general manager and will assume responsibility for all RPR activities, reporting directly to NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. Young joined NAR in 2008, as vice president with the Realtors® Information Network. In 2009, he joined the newly formed RPR, LLC as senior vice president. Young was promoted to COO in 2015.
Lennar Corporation [MIAMI] (NYSE: LEN) announced that it has appointed Stuart Miller as the newly appointed Executive Chairman. Mr. Miller has worked full time with Lennar for more than 35 years and has served as its Chief Executive Officer for 21 years. Rick Beckwitt has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Lennar. He also was elected to the Lennar Board of Directors. Mr. Beckwitt has worked with Lennar for 12 years and has been the Company’s President since 2011.