CEO Moves this week include:
|Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.||CTI Industries Corporation||Delta Private Jets|
|Hangar Technology, Inc.||Gradifi||Costas Inc.|
|Diversey||The Little Beet||Markel Corporation|
|Veracity Capital LLC||Applift||Clinical Trial Media|
|BFS Capital||AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.||SomaLogic, Inc.|
|Frederick County Bancorp, Inc.||Altimmune||Summit Vista|
|Opus Bank||Telestax||Abeona Therapeutics Inc.|
|TransMed Systems, Inc.||Senegal Software|
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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] (Nasdaq: SFM) announced that Amin Maredia, the Company’s chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, will transition away from the Company on December 30, 2018 to pursue other interests. Jim Nielsen, the Company’s president and chief operating officer, and Brad Lukow, the Company’s chief financial officer, will serve as the Company’s co-interim chief executive officers until a permanent successor has been named. Nielsen joined the Company in April 2011 as its chief operating officer and has served as the Company’s president and chief operating officer since August 2015. Prior to that, Nielsen served as President of Henry’s Farmers Markets from 2007 through April 2011. Lukow has served as the Company’s chief financial officer since March 2016, having previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Shoppers Drug Mart from 2009 to 2014.
CTI Industries Corporation [LAKE BARRINGTON, IL] (NASDAQ: CTIB) announced that Stephen M. Merrick will retire as CTI’s Chief Executive Officer. Merrick will remain with CTI as General Counsel, Secretary, and a member of the Board of Directors. Merrick has been an officer of CTI since January 1996. Concurrently, Jeffrey S. Hyland, President and a Director of CTI since December 1, 2017, will succeed Merrick as Chief Executive Officer.
Delta Private Jets [ERLANGER, KY] has appointed Jeff Mihalic as President & Chief Executive Officer. Mihalic replaces Gary Hammes, who has taken a new leadership role in Delta Air Lines Technical Operations and is serving on the Board of Directors for Delta Private Jets to allow for a smooth transition.Prior to joining Delta, Mihalic was Senior Vice President of Greenwich AeroGroup. Before that, Mihalic was Senior Vice President – Operations for Q Aviation. Mihalic also served as the President and CEO of Intermet Corporation.
Hangar Technology, Inc. [AUSTIN, TX] announced that it has named industry veteran Scott Lumish as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. Prior to Hangar, Lumish was VP of Business and Corporate Development for DroneDeploy.
Costas Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTC MARKETS: CSSI) is proud to announce the appointment of J.D. Brammer as the new Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Brammer served for the past fifteen years as the Chief Operations Officer of Southern Amusement Company.
Diversey [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced the appointment of Mark S. Burgess as its new Chief Executive Officer effective December 17, 2018. Burgess was previously CEO of Signode Industrial Group. Prior to that role Burgess served as CEO of Graham Packaging Company. Burgess succeeds Ilham Kadri, who is leaving Diversey at the end of the year to take another executive role.
The Little Beet [NEW YORK] announced that it has named Becky Mulligan as its chief executive officer. Mulligan joins The Little Beet after nearly 16 years with Starbucks where she held a variety of positions., most recently as regional director of the Seattle, Washington market, Mulligan’s appointment comes after John Rigos, interim CEO of The Little Beet and co-CEO of Aurify Brands, announced he would be shifting his efforts to strengthening Aurify Brands’ portfolio and partnerships.
Applift [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Maor Sadra to Chief Executive Officer. Maor has been with Applift since 2014, as Vice President Strategic Development, rising to the role Managing Director & Chief Revenue Officer in 2015. Applift’s Co-Founder, Tim Koschella, hands the reins of CEO to Sadra.
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. [MAYNARD, MA] (NASDAQ: AQB) announce the appointment of Sylvia Wulf as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director effective on January 1, 2019. Wulf joins AquaBounty from US Foods, Inc. where she is currently a Senior Vice President and has been President of the Manufacturing Division since 2011. Prior to US Foods, Wulf has held senior positions at Tyson Foods Inc, Sara Lee Corporation, and Bunge Corp.
SomaLogic, Inc. [BOULDER, CO] announced the placement of Roy Smythe as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SomaLogic, Smythe served as Chief Medical Officer for Strategy, Partnerships and Informatics at global healthcare company Royal Philips. Prior to Royal Philips, Smythe held Chief Medical Officer positions at Valence Health and AVIA, both in Chicago.
Frederick County Bancorp, Inc. [FREDERICK, MD] (OTCPink Marketplace: FCBI) announced the promotion of Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Bill Talley to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Talley replaces Marty Lapera who will retire effective March 31, 2019 to spend more time with his family. Talley became Frederick County Bank’s first employee in May of 2001.
Altimmune, Inc. [GAITHERSBURG, MD] (NASDAQ: ALT) announced the appointment of Vipin K. Garg as its President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding Bill Enright, current President and Chief Executive Officer.. Before joining Altimmune, Garg served as President and CEO of Neos Therapeutics. Prior to Neos, he served as president and CEO of Tranzyme Pharma.
Opus Bank [IRVINE, CA] (NASDAQ: OPB) announced that Paul G. Greig, who has served as Chairman of the Opus Bank Board of Directors since January 2018, has been appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 26, 2018. Greig succeeds Stephen H. Gordon, who resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer. Greig formerly served as Chairman, President and CEO of FirstMerit Corporation and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, FirstMerit Bank N.A., from 2006. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Greig served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and from 2014 until 2016 as a Member of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council, including as Vice President of the Council in 2016.
Telestax [AUSTIN, TX] has appointed Paul Doscher as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective October 29. Paul has assumed the CEO role previously held by co-founder Ivelin Ivanov, who will remain in a key role within the company.
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. [NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, OH] (NASDAQ: ABEO) announced the immediate termination of its Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Thiel. The Company has appointed its Head of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer, João Siffert, as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Siffert served as Chief Medical Officer for Ceregene from 2007 to 2011.