CEO Moves this week include:
|The Authoriti Network||JOANN Stores||Shutterfly, Inc.|
|Zija International||BLOCNETS, Inc.||Infoworks.io|
|LafargeHolcim||The National Resident Matching Program||Benchmark Electronics, Inc.|
|Algoma Central Corporation||School Specialty, Inc.||enVerid Systems|
|EYP||Fred’s, Inc.||The National Women’s History Museum|
|VentureMed Group, Inc.||Behavioral Signals||SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.|
|Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.||Workhorse Group Inc.||Graybug Vision, Inc.|
|Arconic Inc.||Harland Clarke||BackOffice Associates|
|Edgewell Personal Care Company||Dougherty’s Pharmacy, Inc.||The ESOP Association|
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Utelogy [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced that it has appointed industry veteran Kevin Morrison as Chief Executive Officer. Morrison is the CEO of Integritas. Morrison was formerly the CEO of Endeleo, Executive VP of AMX and most recently Senior VP of Harman Professional. Co-founder and former CEO, Frank Pellkofer, will assist Morrison as he transitions and Pellkofer will take over as President and will continue to lead the sales organization.
Polyconcept [NEW KENSINGTON, PA] announced the appointment of Neil Ringel as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ringel served most recently as its President of North American Delivery. Ringel replaces Gene Colleran, who served as CEO since 2015. Ringel has 23 years of experience at Staples, where he held various executive roles with responsibility over the salesforce, digitization and M&A activity, as well as oversight for the Staples Promotional Products business. Most recently, Neil headed Corporate Development, where he was responsible for executing and integrating multiple strategic acquisitions.
The Authoriti Network [NEW YORK] announced that Michael C. Cutlip has joined the company as President & Chief Executive Officer. Cutlip has more than 30 years of experience across a range of roles in the financial services industry, the majority at HSBC Holdings plc.
JOANN Stores [HUDSON, OH] announced that Wade Miquelon has been named President, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of the company. Miquelon was appointed Interim President & CEO in October 2018, in addition to continuing in his role as Executive Vice President & CFO. Miquelon joined JOANN as Executive Vice President & CFO in March 2016. Prior to JOANN, Miquelon was Executive Vice President, CFO and President of International at The Walgreen Company. Miquelon previously held executive roles at Tyson Foods, Inc. and The Procter & Gamble Company.
Shutterfly, Inc. [REDWOOD CITY, CA] (NASDAQ: SFLY) announced that Christopher North, President and CEO, will be stepping down from his leadership and Director roles at the Company at the end of August 2019.
Zija International [LEHI, UT] announced that it has appointed Jeremy Redd as President and Chief Executive Officer. Zija Founder and former CEO, Ken Brailsford, will remain the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
BLOCNETS, Inc. [ALPHARETTA, GA] announced that Robert Betts has been named chief executive officer. Betts has been with BLOCNETS since the beginning, helping to build the software company and its products since the company’s official formation in March 2018. Before joining BLOCNETS, Betts was co-founder and CEO of MainStreet Applications. Betts has served as senior vice president of global supply chain for SAP.
Infoworks.io [PALO ALTO, CA] announced that it has named Buno Pati as Chief Executive Officer, moving from his previous role as Executive Chairman to drive the company’s accelerated growth. The Company also announced that Amar Arsikere, who co-founded Infoworks in 2014, has been appointed Chief Product Officer and CTO. Pati has been Chairman of the Board of Infoworks since inception and moved into the role of Executive Chairman in late 2017. Pati brings a 20-year track record of success in leading and building technology companies, including Numerical Technologies, which he led as CEO through its successful IPO and eventual acquisition.
LafargeHolcim [CHICAGO, IL] announced the appointment of Jay M. Moreau as Chief Executive Officer of US Aggregates and Construction Materials operations. Moreau joins LafargeHolcim from Martin Marietta, where he held positions of increasing responsibility including; Regional Vice President & General Manager, Division President and most recently Senior Vice President of Operations Services. Moreau succeeds Guy Edwards, who was recently appointed CEO Aggregate Industries in the UK.
The National Resident Matching Program [WASHINGTON, DC] announced the impending retirement of President and CEO Mona M. Signer. Signer joined the NRMP in 2002 as Director before transitioning to the Executive Director role in 2005. In 2015 Signer was named President and CEO.
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. [TEMPE, AZ] (NYSE: BHE) announced that Paul J. Tufano, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire after transitioning his responsibilities to a successor to be identified by the Board of Directors. Tufano will also resign from the Board once his successor assumes the role of CEO.
Algoma Central Corporation [ST. CATHARINES, ON] (TSX: ALC) announced that Ken Bloch Soerensen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer. Gregg A. Ruhl, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Soerensen joined Algoma in April 2015. Ruhl joined Algoma in November of 2015 as Senior Vice-President, Technical and became Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Algoma, Ruhl was Managing Director of CN’s marine divisions.
School Specialty, Inc. [GREENVILLE, WI] (OTCQB: SCOO) announced that it has appointed Michael Buenzow as interim Chief Executive Officer. Buenzow succeeds Joseph Yorio, President and CEO of School Specialty since 2014, who has resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Buenzow currently is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.
enVerid Systems [BOSTON, MA] announced the hiring of Christian Weeks as Chief Executive Officer. Weeks joins enVerid after a meteoric career with Boston-based EnerNOC, Inc., which was recently acquired by Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line. Weeks most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of Enel X’s North America business-to-business product line. Company co-founder, Udi Meirav, who has served as CEO since the company’s inception, will remain with the company as President and CTO.
EYP [ALBANY, NY] has appointed Scott Butler as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Tom Birdsey, who retired from these roles effective December 31, 2018. Birdsey will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining EYP, Butler served as CEO of CUH2Aand, most recently, as Director of International Operations at HDR.
Fred’s, Inc. [MEMPHIS, TN] (NASDAQ: FRED) announced the appointment of Joseph Anto as Chief Executive Officer. Anto had previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since April 2018 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since February 2018. Anto was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company in February 2018, and he was named Interim Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Before that, Anto served as a consultant to the Company, beginning in July 2017. Prior to joining Fred’s, Anto served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and M&A and in other roles at MediaNews Group, Inc. Anto is the co-founder of RumbaTime, and served as the company’s CEO from 2009 to 2012. Before that, Anto held positions at Harbinger Capital Partners, ABS Capital Partners and First Union Securities.
The National Women’s History Museum [ALEXANDRIA, VA] announced that it appointed Holly Hotchner as president and chief executive officer. Hotchner was the first museum director at the New-York Historical Society. Hotchner also led her own consulting firm working with nonprofits on strategic growth and held positions with The Princess Grace Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tate Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.
VentureMed Group, Inc. [TOLEDO, OH] announced that J. Robert Paulson, Jr., has been appointed president and chief executive officer, and a member of the Company’s board of directors, effective January 1, 2019. Gary Smith, the Company’s CEO since 2014, will continue to serve as a member of the leadership team. Paulson joins the VentureMed Group from NxThera, where he served as president, CEO and board director from 2009 until the company’s acquisition by Boston Scientific in 2018. Paulson previously served as president, CEO and board director of Restore Medical. Paulson was CFO and VP of global marketing for Endocardial Solutions. Previously, Paulson served as Sr. VP/GM of the cochlear implant business at Advanced Bionics and served in several general management, corporate strategy and corporate development leadership roles at Medtronic.
Behavioral Signals [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced that Rana Gujral joins the company as the new CEO. Gujral was the founder and CEO of TiZE Inc. Prior to TiZE, Gujral was recruited to be a part of the core turnaround team for Cricut Inc. Gujral succeeds Alex Potamianos, who will continue to serve the company as its CTO.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. [ORLANDO, FL] (NYSE: SEAS) announced that it has appointed Gustavo (Gus) Antorcha as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective February 18, 2019. In addition, the Company announced that John T. Reilly, who has served as Interim CEO during the CEO search process, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Antorcha was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Carnival Cruise Lines, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC, where he worked for over eight years. Prior to joining Carnival, Antorcha was a Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, where he helped clients set strategy and drive operational excellence in the travel and leisure industries.
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. [ARCHBOLD, OH] (NASDAQ: FMAO) the holding company for the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, announced the retirement of Paul S. Siebenmorgen as President and Chief Executive Officer. Siebenmorgen will remain a director of the Company. Concurrently with Mr. Siebenmorgen’s retirement, Lars B. Eller has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. Eller joined F&M in September 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers & Merchants State Bank.
Workhorse Group Inc. [CINCINNATI, OH] (NASDAQ: WKHS) has promoted President and Chief Operating Officer Duane Hughes to Chief Executive Officer, replacing Co-Founder Steve Burns. Hughes has served as Workhorse’s President and Chief Operating Officer since he joined the company in January 2015. Before joining Workhorse, Hughes served as Chief Operating Officer for Cumulus Interactive Technologies Group. Prior to that, Hughes spent nearly fifteen years in senior management positions with Gannett Co., which included duties as Vice President of Sales and Operations for Gannett Media Technologies International.
Graybug Vision, Inc. [REDWOOD CITY, CA] announced that it has appointed Frédéric Guerard as Chief Executive Officer. Guerard joins from Novartis, where he was previously Worldwide Business Franchise Head of Ophthalmology. Prior to this role, Guerard served as Global Franchise Head of Pharmaceuticals at Alcon. He has also held multiple leadership positions at Novartis, including Head of United Kingdom and Ireland, Head and Country President of Australia and New Zealand, Head of Marketing and Sales for Emerging Growth Markets Region, Head and Country President Egypt, and Cluster Head North and West Africa. Guerard has served on the Board of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and on the Board of Medicines Australia.
Arconic Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: ARNC) announced that it has appointed John C. Plant, current Chairman of the Board, to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Plant succeeds Chip Blankenship as Chief Executive Officer. Plant previously served as Chief Executive Officer of TRW Automotive from 2003 to 2015, and as Chairman of its Board from 2011 to 2015.
Harland Clarke [SAN ANTONIO, TX] announced that Jana Schmidt has been named CEO. Since November 2017, Schmidt served as the president of Harland Clarke. Schmidt’s background also includes serving as CEO of Ecova (now ENGIE Insight). Earlier in her career, Schmidt served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Harland Clarke.
BackOffice Associates [MCLEAN, VA] announced it has appointed the company’s current President of Global Consulting and Services Kevin Campbell as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining BackOffice Associates in April 2018, Campbell was COO of Oscar Insurance Corporation and oversaw the company’s growth. Campbell was also Group Chief Executive Officer at Accenture. David Booth, who is retiring as CEO, will continue to serve as an advisor to the business.
Edgewell Personal Care Company [SHELTON, CT] (NYSE: EPC) announced that Rod R. Little, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2018, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2019. Little succeeds David P. Hatfield, who will retire from the company effective March 1, 2019. Little has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective March 1, 2019. Little joined Edgewell in March 2018 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Little served as CFO with HSN, Inc. and prior to that, as EVP and CFO of Elizabeth Arden. Earlier in his career, Little was CFO for Procter & Gamble’s global salon professional division, which offered him a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio.
Dougherty’s Pharmacy, Inc. [DALLAS, TX] (OTCPK: MYDP) announced it has named Stewart Edington as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Edington will also assume interim duties as Chief Financial Officer. Edington joins Dougherty’s from Gelson’s Pharmacy, where he served as Director of Operations from 2016 to 2017. Previously, Edington was Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Haggen Food & Pharmacy from 2015 to 2016. Edington also served in various roles at Albertsons, including Divisional Pharmacy Manager from 2003 to 2011, and Vice President of Pharmacy Operations from 2011 to 2014.
The ESOP Association [WASHINGTON, DC] announced that James J. Bonham will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 2019. Bonham will also serve as President of the Employee Ownership Foundation, an affiliated non-profit. Previously, Bonham served nearly eight years as the Chairman of Public Policy and Government Relations at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP. Bonham also served in multiple senior staff positions in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and is a former Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Bonham will be replacing Michael Keeling, who is retiring after serving as President of TEA since 1991. The search was conducted by association and non-profit search experts Vetted Solutions.