CEO Moves this week include:
|Vantis Life Insurance Company||Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.||Mood Media|
|PSB||Harland Clarke Holdings||California Life Sciences Association|
|Connected Analytics, inc.||Prometic Life Sciences Inc.||Toffler Associates|
|QAD inc.||Aleph Objects, Inc.||Flexsteel Industries, Inc.|
|Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT||Tile Shop Holdings, Inc.||KEMET Corporation|
|Campbell Soup Company||Akorn, Inc.||Converse, Inc.|
|Web.com Group, Inc.||Westwood Financial||Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|1in6||Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Masonite International Corporation|
|Cohealo||Gulfport Energy Corporation||Green Globe International, Inc.|
|Fogo de Chão, Inc.||C&F Financial Corporation||Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Ensurge, Inc.||Maplesoft||Pier 1 Imports, Inc.|
|Movement Bank||Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.||Wipfli Financial Advisors, LLC|
|Arpco Valves & Controls, LLC|
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Vantis Life Insurance Company [WINDSOR, CT] will inaugurate its new Chairman and CEO Ray Caucci on Jan. 2, 2019. Caucci succeeds Peter Tedone, who will retire from Vantis Life on Jan. 1, 2019. Caucci joins Vantis Life after a 32-year career with Penn Mutual, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product Management, Underwriting and Advanced Sales.
Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. [FRANKLIN, TN] (NASDAQ: ACHC) announced that Debbie Osteen, former President of the Behavioral Health Division of Universal Health Services, Inc., has joined Acadia as Chief Executive Officer. Osteen replaces Joey Jacobs, who has been removed by the Board from his roles as CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Mood Media [AUSTIN, TX] announced that its President and CEO Steven K. Richards has informed the Board of Directors he intends to retire effective January 15, 2019. Richards will remain with Mood Media as a Director Emeritus and Strategic Advisor to the Company and will be pursuing external opportunities.
Harland Clarke Holdings [SAN ANTONIO, TX] announced that Erik Prusch will join the company as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Victor Nichols, who is the current CEO, has made the personal decision to step back from his operating role and move into the Chairman position. Prusch has occupied multiple successful Chief Executive Officer roles at various companies including Outerwall, Clearlake Capital Group, Clearwire, and Borland Software Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served in senior leadership positions with Intuit, Identix, Gateway Computers, Koch Industries, and PepsiCo.
California Life Sciences Association [SAN FRANCISCO & SACRAMENTO] announced the appointment of Mike Guerra as President and CEO effective January 7, 2019. Guerra will succeed Sara Radcliffe, who will be departing the organization to pursue new opportunities. Most recently Guerra served at VWR as Vice President of Sales for the Western Region of the United States.
Prometic Life Sciences Inc. [LAVAL, QC] (TSX: PLI) announced that it has named Simon Best as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Best has been the Chairman of the Prometic Board of Directors since May 2014 and has served as CEO of several biotech companies and as both Vice-Chair of the US Biotechnology Industry Organisation and Chair of the UK BioIndustry Association. Best succeeds Pierre Laurin who has stepped down from his management and board responsibilities, effective immediately.
QAD Inc. [SANTA BARBARA, CA] (Nasdaq: QADA) announced that Anton Chilton has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Chilton succeeds Karl Lopker, who passed away earlier this year. Chilton most recently served as QAD’s Chief, Global Field Operation. Chilton joined the company in 2004 as Services Director of QAD’s Asia-Pacific region, and later served as the company’s Managing Director of QAD Australia and New Zealand, Senior Vice President – Strategic Global Accounts and Senior Vice President – Professional Services.
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. [DUBUQUE, IO] (NASDAQ: FLXS) announced that Jerald (Jerry) K. Dittmer has been named the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently Dittmer served as President of the HON Company.
Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT [DENVER] announced Kevin LeCompte has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Since joining the Company in 2006, LeCompte has served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to serving as COO, LeCompte was responsible for the Company’s performance management across all divisions and served as President of Global Employment Solutions.
Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] (Nasdaq: TTS) has named Cabell (Cabby) Lolmaugh as the Company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2019. Lolmaugh, is a 17-year veteran of the Company who will also join its Board of Directors. Lolmaugh joined the Company in 2001, working in the warehouse of the Company’s Roseville, MN store. Since February 19, 2018, Lolmaugh has been Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
KEMET Corporation [FORT LAUDERDALE, FL] (NYSE: KEM) announced that William M. Lowe, Jr., who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2008, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Lowe succeeds Per-Olof Loof, who has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board.
Campbell Soup Company [CAMDEN, NJ] (NYSE: CPB) announced that it has elected Mark A. Clouse as President and CEO of Campbell effective Jan. 22, 2019. Clouse, who previously served as CEO of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., will succeed Campbell’s interim President and CEO Keith McLoughlin, who will remain a Director of the company and will work closely with Clouse to ensure a seamless transition. Clouse also has been elected a Director. Clouse joined Pinnacle Foods from Mondelēz International, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Growth Officer.
Akorn, Inc. [LAKE FOREST, IL] (NASDAQ: AKRX) announced that Douglas S. Boothe has been named president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2019. Most recently, Boothe served as the president of the generics division of publicly held Impax Laboratories.Prior to that Boothe was the executive vice president and general manager of Perrigo Company Plc, and also served as the CEO of Actavis Inc.
Converse, Inc. [BOSTON] announced that effective Jan. 22, 2019, G. Scott Uzzell will become President & CEO. Uzzell comes to Converse from The Coca-Cola Company where he most recently served as President, Venturing & Emerging Brands Group. Uzzell began his career within sales and marketing for companies such as Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Nabisco, before returning to Coca-Cola in 2000 in the Strategy & Planning division.
Web.com Group, Inc. [JACKSONVILLE, FL] announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President David L. Brown on Friday announced he plans to retire from the company in early 2019. Brown founded the company in 1997 and has served as its CEO since that time.
Westwood Financial [LOS ANGELES] announced that Joe Dykstra and the company have mutually agreed he will leave the firm at the end of the year. The company plans to announce the next Chief Executive Officer in early January. In the interim, co-founders Howard Banchik and Steve Fogel have resumed the duties of co-CEO’s and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. Banchik and Fogel presided over the company as co-CEO’s for 46 years, with their former tenure ending in 2016.
Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [DURHAM, NC] (NASDAQ: DOVA) announces that David Zaccardelli has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Zaccardelli served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from December 2016 until the company’s merger with Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. From 2004 until 2016, Dr. Zaccardelli served in several senior management roles at United Therapeutics Corporation, including chief operating officer, chief manufacturing officer and executive vice president, pharmaceutical development and operations.
Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. [MONTREAL, QC] (TSXV: PDP) announced that it has appointed Ken d’Entremont as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. d’Entremont joined the Company as a director and Chief Operating Officer following the Company’s acquisition of Medexus, of which he was the founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the board of directors.
Masonite International Corporation [TAMPA, FL] (NYSE:DOOR) announced that Fred Lynch plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company by the end of the second quarter of 2019. Lynch also plans to leave the Company’s Board of Directors in connection with his retirement.
Cohealo [BOSTON] announced that Todd Rothenhaus will join the executive team as chief executive officer. Brett Reed, co-founder and current chief executive officer, will assume the role of president. Prior to joining Cohealo, Rothenhaus served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of athenahealth. Rothenhaus also served as general manager of athenaClinicals.
Gulfport Energy Corporation [OKLAHOMA CITY, OK] (NASDAQ: GPOR) announced that it has appointed David M. Wood to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. Wood will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. Donnie Moore, who served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Wood joins Gulfport from Arsenal Resources LLC where he most recently served as Chairman of its Board of Directors and previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Green Globe International, Inc. [OVERLAND PARK, KS] introduced Thomas Elafros as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Elafros spent 13 years with Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP), a NYSE company, holding various senior management positions in accounting, logistics and sales In 2005, Elafros founded American Midwest Distributors, LLC.
Fogo de Chão, Inc. [DALLAS] announced that Larry Johnson will retire from the role of Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2018, after 11 years as the Company’s CEO. Johnson will become Chairman of the Board of Directors on that day. Concurrently, Fogo’s current President, Barry McGowan, will become Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board of Directors.
C&F Financial Corporation [WEST POINT, VA] (NASDAQ: CFFI) has selected Thomas F. Cherry to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank. Cherry, who has served as President since December 2014, will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation and the Bank. Larry G. Dillon will hold the position of Chief Executive Officer until December 31, 2018, after which he will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. [NEW HAVEN, CT] (NASDAQ: MLNT) announced that John H. Johnson has agreed to become the permanent chief executive officer. Johnson is a director of Melinta and has served as interim CEO of the Company since October 22, 2018.
Ensurge, Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTC Pink: ESGI) announced the hiring of Leonardo Riera as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Maplesoft [WATERLOO, ON] has announced that effective January 1, 2019, Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist and current Maplesoft COO, has been appointed President and CEO of Maplesoft. Bernardin succeeds Jim Cooper, who is moving on to become the full-time CEO of DigitalEd, a company Maplesoft spun-off in early 2018.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. [FORT WORTH, TX] (NYSE:PIR) announced that Cheryl A. Bachelder, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer. Bachelder succeeds Alasdair B. James, who has stepped down from the Company. Bachelder most recently served as chief executive officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. from 2007 to 2017.
Movement Bank [DANVILLE, VA] announced it has selected David Rupp as its next chief executive officer. Rupp will succeed Tom Smith, who will retire at the end of the year. Rupp most recently served as chief executive at Raleigh-based Four Oaks Bank. Prior to that role, Rupp held executive leadership roles in community banking at VantageSouth Bank and Greystone Bank.
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NASDAQ: AMR) announced the resignation of Harlan H. Chappelle, President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 26, 2018. Chappelle will also resign as members of the Company’s board of directors. James Hackett, Executive Chairman of the Board, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Wipfli Financial Advisors, LLC [MILWAUKEE, WI] announced that it has appointed Jeff Pierce as its new chief executive officer effective February 11, 2019. Pierce joins the firm most recently having served as a vice president and the Head of Advisor Practice Management at Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Arpco Valves & Controls, LLC [KILGORE, TX] announced Roberta (Bobbie) Hurley-Guinn will be serving as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Hurley-Guinn co-founded Arpco Valves & Controls, LLC, in 2010, and most recently served as the Company’s Vice President.