CEO Moves this week include:
|Wilbur Curtis Company||Epic Sciences, Inc.||Monarch Medical Technologies|
|CSAA Insurance Group||Elexicon Energy Inc.||Evaluate, Ltd.|
|ColdQuanta, Inc.||ReShape Lifesciences, Inc.||Adlucent|
|Xcovery Holdings, Inc.||Synspira Therapeutics||Quick Med Claims|
|Bayport Credit Union||Alluxio||CIM Commercial Trust Corporation|
|Sterling||Albertsons Companies||Cushing® Asset Management|
|Corporate Wings||VoApps||Lantronix, Inc.|
|WEDU PBS||Classic Brands||Cygilant|
|Frost & Sullivan||Wells Fargo & Company||Levon Resources Ltd.|
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Wilbur Curtis Company [MONTEBELLO, CA] recently named Bryan Morford as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Starting with Curtis in 2002, Bryan has made significant contributions to the company’s success over the years, and thus risen steadily through the ranks, holding several key positions on his way to the recent CEO appointment—Director of Sales, Senior VP of Sales Operations, and most recently Chief Operating Officer.
Epic Sciences, Inc. [SAN DIEGO, CA] announced that Lloyd Sanders has joined the company as president and chief executive officer. After serving nearly six years in the role, Murali Prahalad has stepped down to pursue new opportunities and has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Sanders joins Epic with 20 years of diagnostics and pharmaceutical industry experience, much of it focused on oncology. Prior to Epic, Sanders served as president of the oncology segment of Myriad Genetics. Previously, Sanders served as chief operating officer at Dey Pharma, a division of Mylan. Prior to Dey Pharma, Sanders ascended from vice president of marketing to chief operating officer of oncology biotech Genta. Sanders also held several leadership positions and was responsible for the commercial success of several oncology products at Sanofi-Synthelabo, subsequently Sanofi-Aventis, and Pharmacia (now Pfizer).
Monarch Medical Technologies [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced that Bruce Lisanti has been named president and chief executive officer. Lisanti succeeds Linda Beneze who retired from her role as Monarch CEO. Lisanti has been the principle at several high-growth technology companies. Prior to theat, Lisanti worked for General Electric Company.
CSAA Insurance Group [WALNUT CREEK, CA] announced that it named Thomas M. Troy to succeed Paula F. Downey as the company’s chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective April 8, 2019. Troy brings 30+ years of insurance experience, most recently serving as an executive vice president at Allstate. Troy was promoted to that role from executive vice president of Allstate Brand Operations. Prior to Allstate, Troy was EVP and COO with Liberty Mutual and, before that, held senior leadership positions with Safeco Corporation and was a commercial underwriter with Kemper National Insurance Companies.
Elexicon Energy Inc. [ONTARIO] announced that Lesley Gallinger has been appointed as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 21, 2019. Gallinger is currently Chief Strategy and Financial Officer for the Electrical Safety Authority and earlier worked with Oakville Hydro. Elexicon Energy is also welcoming as interim President and CEO, Norm Fraser, to help guide the Company until Gallinger arrives.
Evaluate Ltd. [BOSTON, LONDON & TOKYO] announced the appointment of Deborah Kobewka as Chief Executive Officer. Kobewka succeeds Alex Karle, who joined Evaluate in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO in 2014. Kobewka joins Evaluate from the Department for International Trade in the UK government where she served as Managing Director of Healthcare UK, Lifesciences and Bio-economy. Prior to that, Kobewka held senior corporate and operational roles at both private and government organisations in the UK, Europe and Asia, including 24 years at IMS Health.
ColdQuanta, Inc. [BOULDER, CO] announced that it has appointed Robert “Bo” Ewald as president and chief executive officer. Ewald has been on the board of directors of both private and public companies and will also join the board of ColdQuanta. Previous CEO Dana Z. Anderson ColdQuanta founder and professor of physics at the University of Colorado, returns to his role as the company’s chief technology officer.
ReShape Lifesciences Inc. [SAN CLEMENTE, CA] (OTCQB: RSLS) announced the appointment of Barton P. Bandy as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dan W. Gladney will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board for ReShape Lifesciences. Bandy spent ten years at Inamed, including during its acquisition by Allergan, which was the initial owner of the Lap-Band product. Most recently Bandy was President and Chief Executive Officer of BroadSpot Imaging Corporation, prior to which he served as President of Wellness at Alphaeon Corporation.
Adlucent [AUSTIN, TX] announced it has named Ashwani Dhar Chief Executive Officer, promoted from his former position as Chief Client Officer of Adlucent. Dhar succeeds Adlucent founder, Michael Griffin, who will move into a role within Adlucent’s parent company, Advantage Solutions. Dhar joined Adlucent in 2008.
Xcovery Holdings, Inc. [PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL] announced the appointment of Li Mao as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Xcovery, Mao was Vice President and Head of the Johnson & Johnson China Lung Cancer Center. Before that, Mao acted as a Professor and Chair of Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, and Associate Dean for Research at University of Maryland, Baltimore. Mao has also served as Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program in the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Previously, Mao was a Professor in the Department of Thoracic and Head & Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor.
Synspira Therapeutics [FRAMINGHAM, MA] announced the appointment of Robert Gallotto as President and Chief Executive Officer. Gallotto will also join the Board of Directors. Gallotto will succeed Shenda Baker who served as interim Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Gallotto was Co-founder of Alcresta Therapeutics and Allena Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Gallotto served as Chief Business Officer of Alnara Pharmaceuticals, where he led the company’s acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company. Gallotto was also Vice President of strategic planning, business and commercial development for Altus Pharmaceuticals. Before joining Altus, Gallotto held various positions in sales and marketing, business development and product management at Biogen, Ares-Serono, Sage BioPharma and The Upjohn Company.
Quick Med Claims [PITTSBURGH, PA] announced it has appointed current COO Scott Powell as Chief Executive Officer. Powell will succeed QMC Co-Founder Michael Lewis, who will remain with the Company in the position of Executive Chairman. Lewis has served as QMC’s President and CEO since he founded the Company in 1991. Powell has been serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since December 2015. Powell joined QMC in 2015, bringing nearly thirty years of experience in the healthcare payor industry, having worked previously at Prudential and UnitedHealthcare.
BayPort Credit Union [NEWPORT NEWS, VA] announced that James B. Mears has been named Chief Executive Officer. Mears brings 25 years of service to BayPort Credit Union, with the last 15 of those as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. Before joining BayPort in 1994, Mears served as an Audit Manager with a local accounting firm.
Alluxio [SAN MATEO, CA] announced the appointment of Steven Mih as CEO. Mih succeeds founding CEO Haoyuan Li who will now serve as CTO and Chairman of the Board. Mih joins Alluxio from Aviatrix where he served as CEO for three years. Previously Mih led worldwide sales at NoSQL leader Couchbase. Mih also led worldwide field operations at Mesosphere and ran worldwide sales at Transitive.
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation [DALLAS, TX] (NASDAQ: CMCT) announced that it has appointed David Thompson as its Chief Executive Officer. Thompson previously served as CIM Commercial Trust’s CFO since 2014 and is a Principal and the CFO of CIM Group.
Sterling [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Josh Peirez to CEO. Peirez joined the company and its board in July 2018 and has been serving as co-CEO with founder William Greenblatt. Greenblatt will continue his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Peirez joined Sterling from Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining D&B, Peirez was Chief Innovation Officer for MasterCard.
Albertsons Companies [BOISE, ID] announced that Vivek Sankaran, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Foods North America, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Albertsons Companies, effective April 25, 2019. Jim Donald, currently the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue as Co-Chairman of the Board. Sankaran was named CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America in December 2018. Prior to that, Sankaran served as the company’s president and chief operating officer, a position he was named to in 2016. Over his ten-year career at PepsiCo, in addition to leading Frito-Lay, Sankaran also served as the chief commercial officer for PepsiCo North America, Chief Customer Officer of Frito Lay, and as the Senior Vice President of Strategy for PepsiCo. Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, Sankaran was a partner at McKinsey and Company.
Cushing® Asset Management [DALLAS, TX] announced that Jerry Swank, Founder, Managing Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Cushing, has appointed John Alban to the new position of Chief Executive Officer. Swank will serve in the new role of Chairman and will remain actively involved in the business. Alban has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry and most recently has served as a partner and Chief Operating Officer of the firm.
Corporate Wings [CLEVELAND, OH] announced that Elizabeth Ricci has been named chief executive officer. Ricci was previously Corporate Wings’ vice president of client services. Prior to joining Corporate Wings, Elizabeth Ricci served as a marketing manager and most recently as a director at Nextant Aerospace.
VoApps [ATLANTA, GA] announced that it has appointed John Fasano as CEO. Fasano was most recently chief financial officer at fintech startup Gro Solutions. Prior to joining Gro, Fasano was CFO at ControlScan and Firstview, senior vice president of Finance at Elavon and also spent seven years at Ernst & Young.
Lantronix, Inc. [IRVINE, CA] (NASDAQ: LTRX) announced that Paul Pickle will be joining Lantronix as president and chief executive officer of the Company, effective April 22, 2019. Pickle will also join the Company’s board of directors. Most recently, Pickle served as president and chief operating officer of Microsemi Corporation, from November 2013 until Microsemi was acquired by Microchip Technology Inc. in May 2018. Prior to his position as president and chief operating officer, Pickle served Microsemi as executive vice president.
WEDU PBS [TAMPA, FL] has named Paul Grove as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 10, 2019. Grove is joining WEDU from WTCI PBS in Chattanooga, where he has served as President and CEO for thirteen years. Grove replaces Susan Howarth, who led the public media station for eight years; Howarth died in September. Prior to taking the CEO role in Chattanooga, Grove served as vice president of national programming and production at WEDU.
Classic Brands [BALTIMORE, MD] announced the appointment of former Pandora Jewelry President of the Americas Scott Burger to be its new CEO. Founder and CEO Mike Zippelli will become chief innovation officer and lead director of the company. This will be a return to Classic for Burger, who served as its chief financial officer from 2004-2007. Earlier in his career, Burger served in executive positions with Giant Food and Ryder Systems.
Cygilant [BOSTON, MA] announced that it has appointed Rob Scott as president and CEO. Most recently, Scott was president and CEO of Bradford Networks. Previously, Scott served as CEO of Clique Intelligence and was CEO of Colubris Networks. Scott was also VP and worldwide general manager for Hewlett Packard’s energy and sustainability business unit.
Frost & Sullivan [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced the appointment of Richard A. Moran as Chief Executive Officer. Moran previously served as CEO and vice chairman at Accretive Solutions. Prior to Accretive Solutions, Moran was a partner at Venrock and a partner at Accenture. Moran was also the tenth president of Menlo College.
Wells Fargo & Company [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NYSE: WFC) announced that Chief Executive Officer and President Timothy J. Sloan has informed the Company’s Board of Directors of his decision to retire from the Company, effective June 30, 2019, and to step down as CEO, president, and Board member. The Board has elected C. Allen Parker, who served as the Company’s General Counsel, as interim CEO and President (and member of the Board). Parker served as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Wells Fargo from March 2017 to March 2019. Previously, Parker was presiding partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore from January 2013 until December 2016.
Levon Resources Ltd. [VANCOUVER, BC] (TSX:LVN) announces that Victor Chevillon, the Company’s Vice President Exploration, has been appointed as Interim CEO. Chevillon has been a director of the Company since 2007 and has served as VP Exploration since 2009.
ISACA [SCHAUMBURG, IL] has selected David Samuelson as its chief executive officer. Samuelson joins ISACA following executive leadership roles as founder and CEO of Pinpoint Learning; executive vice president and general manager at Capstone Publishers; and more than 15 years in executive roles at Pearson plc. In recent months, Samuelson served as CEO of GreaterGood.com and on the board of its nonprofit partner, GreaterGood.org.