CEO Moves this week include:
|McKesson||Griffin Financial Group||ContraFect Corporation|
|Testek/Avtron||Allovate Therapeutics||The National Recreation and Park Association|
|The Switch®||TARIT U.S., Inc.||Reb Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.|
|Green Cubes Technology||Alerian||Investment Metrics|
|DFG Investment Advisers, Inc.||Adhera Therapeutics, Inc.||DotCom Therapy, Inc.|
|Fannie Mae||Beyond Commerce, Inc.||West Cancer Center & Research Institute|
|Condé Nast||Hanmi Financial Corporation||Cavco Industries, Inc.|
|Corium, Inc.||TCS Healthcare Technologies||APTIM|
|ExsoMed||Superior Industries International, Inc.|
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McKesson [IRVING, TX] announced that Brian Tyler becomes the company’s new chief executive officer, succeeding John Hammergren. Hammergren has served as the company’s top executive since 1999. Tyler is a 22-year McKesson veteran who has headed up nearly every major business within the company as well as McKesson’s corporate strategy and business development unit. Most recently, Tyler served as COO and president of McKesson. Tyler also joins the company’s Board of Directors.
Griffin Financial Group [PHILADELPHIA & READING, PA] announced that Matthew T. O’Leary has been appointed CEO effective April 1, 2019. O’Leary, who has served as Griffin’s COO since September 2018, is formerly the General Counsel and later the CFO of Chatham Financial. Joseph M. Harenza, who has led Griffin from its inception in 2001 will remain as Griffin’s Chairperson.
ContraFect Corporation [YONKERS, NY] (Nasdaq:CFRX) announced that Roger J. Pomerantz has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ContraFect and will succeed Steven C. Gilman who is retiring from his position as Chairman and CEO. Pomerantz was most recently Chairman and CEO of Seres Therapeutics where he now continues as the company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to Seres, Pomerantz was Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of Licensing & Acquisitions at Merck & Co., Inc. Previously, Pomeranz served as Senior Vice President and Global Franchise Head of Infectious Diseases at Merck. Prior to joining Merck, Pomerantz was Global Head of Infectious Diseases for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. He had joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005 as President of Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Allovate Therapeutics [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Robert “Bob” Pomrenke to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Pomrenke has held executive positions with Bayer Allergy Product/Hollister-Stier, Greer/Stallergenes and Antigen Laboratories.
The National Recreation and Park Association [ASHBURN, VA] announced the selection of Kristine Stratton as president and chief executive officer of the organization. Stratton, who currently serves as senior vice president of operations at Earthjustice, will begin her new role as NRPA president and CEO June 5, 2019.
Prior to her role as senior vice president of operations at Earthjustice Stratton served as the executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance and before that she was vice president of operations at the Conservation Law Foundation. Stratton also served in several administrative and senior management roles at WGBH Educational Foundation. Stratton will replace NRPA’s current President and CEO, Barbara Tulipane who announced her retirement in June 2018.
The Switch® [NEW YORK] has appointed Eric Cooney as President and Chief Executive Officer. Cooney most recently served as an operating executive at True Wind Capital and a board director for The Switch. Cooney previously srved as CEO at Tandberg Television, Internap and Snell Advanced Media. Cooney succeeds Keith Buckley who is joining True Wind Capital, The Switch’s majority investor.
TARGIT U.S., Inc. [TAMPA, FL] announced that Len Emmick has recently joined as its new CEO. Prior to joining TARGIT U.S., Emmick served in senior leadership positions for software companies, such as Maana, Pentaho, Cloudmeter, and Infinium.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. [GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO] announced that Denny Marie Post has chosen to retire as President and CEO. The Board of Directors has formed a search committee to identify her successor and also appointed Pattye Moore, Board Chair, as Interim CEO. Moore has been a director of Red Robin since 2007 and Board Chair since 2010. Moore previously served as a Board Member and President at Sonic Corp. among other executive positions during her 12 years with the brand. Post will serve as an advisor as the search committee identifies a new CEO.
Green Cubes Technology [CHICAGO, IL] announced the appointment of Keith Washington as President and Chief Executive Officer. Current President and CEO Mohammed Alobaidi will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer, in addition to continuing to serve as Chairman of the Board. Washington brings extensive experience in the healthcare and warehouse logistics industries to Green Cubes. Most recently, Washington served as CEO at TVR Communications. Prior to that, Washington was co-founder and president of Flo Healthcare.
Alerian [DALLAS, TX] announced that it is appointing David LaValle as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective May 2019. LaValle’s appointment comes as departing president and CEO Kenny Feng transitions from day-to-day leadership of Alerian to a Board and advisory role. Previously, LaValle served as US Head of ETF Capital Markets at State Street Global Advisors. LaValle has also held senior positions at Nasdaq and Kellogg Group.
Investment Metrics [NORWALK, CT] announced the appointment of Brent Burns as Chief Executive Officer. Burns most recently was the Chief Operating Officer of PowerPlan, Inc. Prior to PowerPlan, Burns has held senior positions at PROS, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Exstream Software, Inc.
DFG Investment Advisers, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that Oliver E. Wriedt has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer. Wriedt most recently served as Co-CEO of CIFC Asset Management. Prior to joining CIFC, Wriedt served as a Managing Director in Providence Equity Partners’ Capital Markets Group. Wriedt previously held roles at Sciens Capital Management, GoldenTree Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and NORD/LB.
Adhera Therapeutics, Inc. [RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC] (OTCQB: ATRX) announced that it has appointed Nancy R. Phelan to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Phelan has served as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2018. Phelan has served as a Board member and/or advisor to various entities and organizations involved in the health care and technology sectors. Previously, Phelan held roles of increasing responsibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Wyeth, including Head of Worldwide Commercial Operations for BMS and Executive Director in Commercial Development for Wyeth. Robert C. Moscato, Jr. has resigned as CEO, as well as from his position as a member of the Board of Directors.
DotCom Therapy, Inc. [MADISON, WI] announced the appointment of Sanaz Cordes as its new chief executive officer. Prior to joining DotCom Therapy, Cordes was the founder and principal at Value Prop Shop. Cordes also served as the chief operations officer at healthfinch. Previous roles also include chief development officer at Cogent Health in Nashville and director of strategic partnerships at Zynx Health in Los Angeles. Cordes began her career as a pediatrician and medical director for Providence Health and Services and holds an MD from UT Southwestern Medical School.
Fannie Mae [WASHINGTON, DC] (OTCQB: FNMA) announced that it has appointed Hugh R. Frater as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his role as CEO, Frater remains on the Board of Directors. Frater served as Fannie Mae’s Interim CEO since October 16, 2018 and on Fannie Mae’s Board since 2016. Frater has held a number of executive and management roles throughout his career. Frater currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of VEREIT, Inc. Frater previously led Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC. Frater served as Chairman of Berkadia from April 2014 to December 2015 and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Berkadia from 2010 to April 2014. Earlier in his career, Frater was an Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services, and was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc. [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTCQB: BYOC) announced the appointment of Geordan Pursglove to Chief Executive Officer, and to the Board of Directors.
West Cancer Center & Research Institute [GERMANTOWN, TN] announced that Mitch Graves has been named Chief Executive Officer. Graves most recently served as CEO of HealthChoice, LLC, a joint venture between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and MetroCare Physicians. Before his tenure with HealthChoice, Graves served as president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Affiliated Services Division for 8 years. Prior to being division president, Graves was Methodist’s Corporate Director of Finance.
Condé Nast [NEW YORK] announced that Roger Lynch, former CEO of Pandora, will become the first global CEO of Conde Nast. Lynch also will join the board when his appointment takes effect on April 22. Prior to working at Pandora, Lynch was the founding CEO of Sling TV. Lynch also served as chairman and CEO of Video Networks International Ltd., and before that, as president and CEO of Chello Broadband in Amsterdam. Earlier in his career, Lynch was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and a member of the physics technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company. Jonathan Newhouse will become chairman of the board of directors and will relinquish his position as CEO of Condé Nast International. Also with Lynch’s appointment,Bob Sauerberg, who served as CEO of Condé Nast’s US business for the past three years, will step down and exit the organization after a distinguished 18 years with the company.
Hanmi Financial Corporation [LOS ANGELES, CA] (Nasdaq: HAFC)the holding company for Hanmi Bank, announced that Bonita I. Lee has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 3, 2019, and as a director of the Company and the Bank. Lee succeeds C. G. Kum who is retiring from Hanmi, as previously announced. Lee joined Hanmi as Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and was promoted to President in 2018. Prior to joining Hanmi and Hanmi Bank in August 2013, Lee was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BBCN Bank and BBCN Bancorp, Inc., where she was named Acting President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2013 to April 2013. Prior to this, Lee served as director and Regional President of the Western Region for Shinhan Bank America from September 2008 to March 2009. Prior to joining Shinhan Bank America, Lee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Nara Bank from April 2005 to September 2008, and as a Member of the Office of the President from March 2006 to September 2008. Lee also served Nara Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from November 2003 to April 2005.
Cavco Industries, Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] announced that it has appointed William Boor as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 15, 2019. Boor will succeed Daniel Urness, who served as President and Acting Chief Executive Officer since November 2018. Urness will resume his former role of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, also effective April 15, 2019. Boor assumes his new role as CEO with over 10 years of experience with Cavco, most recently serving as non-executive Chairman of the Board for the Company. Boor joined Cavco as an independent member of the Board in 2008. Several years prior to his service on the Cavco Board, Boor held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development at Centex Corporation while Cavco was a subsidiary of Centex.
Corium, Inc. [MENLO PARK, CA] announced that it has named Perry Sternberg as Chief Executive Officer. Sternberg most recently served a dual role at Shire Plc as the Head of U.S. Commercial for seven therapeutic area business units, as well as the Chief Commercial Officer/Head of the Neuroscience Division. Sternberg will succeed Peter Staple, who has served as Corium’s Chief Executive Officer since 2008 and will continue his involvement with the company as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Before joining Shire in 2013, Sternberg served as the Vice President and General Manager of U.S. and Canada Pharmaceuticals at Bausch & Lomb.
APTIM [THE WOODLANDS, TX] announced Michael J. Donnelly has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Donnelly succeeds Gary Baughman, who has resigned from the Company. Donnelly previously held dual roles at the Company, serving as Executive Vice President of APTIM and President of APTIM’s Government business. Donnelly has over 35 years of experience in operational, business development, and executive roles for companies including Raytheon Technical Services Company, URS, EG&G and Lear Siegler Services. Donnelly joined APTIM in 2018 from AECOM, where he most recently served as Group President of the Enterprise Growth Solutions Group and Chief Growth Officer.
ExsoMed [ALISO VIEJO, CA] announced the appointment of William “Bill” E. Maya as new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 16, 2019. Maya replaces ExsoMed’s interim Chief Executive Officer, Jon Holder, who now focuses his 28 years of experience in the critical role of Chief Revenue Officer. Maya has previously held positions including: Chief Executive Officer at Tenex Health, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at OrthAlign, Inc., Vestara, LLC, DataLabs, Inc., Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc., and Birtcher Medical Systems.
Superior Industries International, Inc. [SOUTHFIELD, MI] (NYSE:SUP) announced the appointment of Majdi B. Abulaban as President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 15, 2019. Abulaban was most recently a Senior Vice President at Aptiv and Group President, Global Signal and Power Solutions Segment. Abulaban was previously the President, Asia-Pacific for Delphi. Abulaban is currently a member of the Board of Directors of SPX FLOW, Inc.