CEO Moves this week include:
|Apollo.io||Lacework||Bibby Financial Services|
|Casey’s General Stores, Inc.||Cloudera, Inc.||Mission LLC|
|CircusTrix||Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.||The California Society of CPAs & The CalCPA Education Foundation|
|Keyfactor||Averna||Chicago Trading Company|
|Renovate America||True Religion||GRAIL, Inc.|
|OncoCyte Corporation||Cirrus Aircraft||Glasswall Solutions|
|Partners In Health||EAH Housing||Agency Network Exchange LLC|
|Lyndra Therapeutics||CACI International Inc.||CTS Engines, LLC|
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Apollo.io [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that it has hired Jim Benton as CEO. Benton brings a wealth of sales and data experience to the Apollo.io team: from his time as an early employee at Evite.com, to leading partnerships at Ticketmaster.com and later scaling ClearSlide from a two-person company to a Series C funded, world-class GTM organization.
Lacework® [MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA] announced the appointment of Dan Hubbard as the company’s new chief executive officer. Hubbard moves into the role of CEO after being Lacework’s chief product officer, where he was responsible for driving innovation and expanding the company’s security strategy for public and private clouds, and Kubernetes and container environments Prior to Lacework, Hubbard was CTO at OpenDNS. Before OpenDNS, Hubbard was CTO at Websense, where he led R&D, launched Websense Security Labs and was instrumental in the company’s success from early days through successful IPO.
Bibby Financial Services [ATLANTA, GA] has named David Ciccolo, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer for North America. Ciccolo takes over from Ian Watson who has served as President and CEO since March of 2016. Ciccolo joined BFS as Managing Director for the U.S. in January 2019. Ciccolo previously held executive-level positions at Wells Fargo Capital Finance in Denver, CO, most recently as the Executive Vice President/National Sales Manager of Commercial Services. Prior to this, he held the title of Executive Vice President/National Manager of Accounts Receivable and Purchase Order Financing.
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. [ANKENY, IW] (Nasdaq: CASY) announced that it has appointed Darren Rebelez, IHOP® President, as Casey’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 24, 2019. Rebelez will also join Casey’s Board of Directors. Rebelez will succeed Casey’s President and CEO Terry Handley, who will retire from the Company and Board, after a 38-year career with Casey’s. Prior to joining IHOP®, Rebelez spent nearly eight years with 7-Eleven, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Before 7-Eleven, Rebelez held numerous management roles within ExxonMobil and before that, at Thornton Oil Corporation.
Cloudera, Inc. [PALO ALTO, CA] (NYSE: CLDR) announced that Tom Reilly will retire as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective July 31, 2019. The Board has appointed Martin Cole, Chairman of the Board, as interim Chief Executive Officer. Cole has served as a director on the Cloudera Board of Directors since 2014 and as Chairman of the Board since 2018. Prior to retiring from Accenture in 2014, Cole served as the Chief Executive of the Technology Group.
CircusTrix [PROVO, UT] announced the appointment of Fernando Eiroa as Chief Executive Officer. Eiroa served as CEO of Parques Reunidos until 2018, having led the company to its IPO in 2016. Eiora previously served for nine years as President and CEO of California-based Palace Entertainment, the largest U.S.-based subsidiary of Parques Reunidos. Eiroa succeeds Case Lawrence who founded CircusTrix in 2011. Lawrence will remain actively involved in the company as a significant shareholder, advisor, and as the board’s chairman of the Real Estate and Innovation Committees.
The California Society of CPAs & The CalCPA Education Foundation [BURLINGAME, CA] announced that Anthony Pugliese has officially assumed his role as CEO of both organizations, effective May 1, 2019, following the retirement of prior CEO, Loretta Doon. Prior to this new role, Pugliese was most recently the executive vice president of membership, technology and learning at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Pugliese also served as chief operating officer of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for over a decade prior to that. Before joining the American Institute of CPAs more than 20 years ago, he worked at Deloitte & Touche from 1990-1997.
Averna [MONTREAL, QC] announced that François Rainville became President and CEO of the company. Former CEO and President André Gareau has moved to a new position as Executive Chairman of the Board. Rainville started with Averna as VP of Sales & Marketing. In 2017, Rainville became the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Chicago Trading Company [CHICAGO, IL] announced Daniel Feuser as its next CEO. Feuser has been with CTC in a variety of roles in 20 years with the company. Most recently, Feuser served as Chief Strategy Officer, where he led the firm’s efforts to evolve our core business and expand into new businesses. Previously, Feuser served as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw the Trading, Quant, Technology, and Operations functions of CTC, instilling greater cohesion and financial discipline throughout the firm.
Renovate America [SAN DIEGO] announced that Shawn Stone has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. Stone succeeds Harold Lewis as part of a planned CEO transition. Stone joined Renovate America from Global Mortgage Capital, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and executive founder since 2016. Prior to leading Global Mortgage Capital, Stone worked for more than 18 years at Mr. Cooper, one of the country’s largest independent mortgage origination and servicing companies.
True Religion [LOS ANGELES] Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chelsea Grayson, announced that Farla Efros, a consultant to the Company, will assume the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer. Efros succeeds Ms. Grayson, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities. As President of HRC Retail Advisory, a leading North American retail consulting firm, Efros has worked closely with True Religion’s leadership team in recent months. Efros has over 20 years of experience working with retailers and CPG companies, including almost 10 years at HRC Retail Advisory and its predecessor firms. She will continue in her capacity as President at HRC Retail Advisory while serving as True Religion’s Interim Chief Executive Officer.
GRAIL, Inc. [MENLO PARK, CA] announced that Hans Bishop has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Bishop succeeds Jennifer Cook, who has stepped down from the Board and her role as Chief Executive Officer. Bishop has served on GRAIL’s Board of Directors since August 2018 and will continue to serve as a Director on the GRAIL Board. Bishop has more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. He will continue to serve as the Executive Chair of the Sana Board of Directors and as a Director of Celgene, Agilent Technologies, and Lyell Immunopharma. Bishop founded Juno Therapeutics in 2013 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until the company was acquired by Celgene in March 2018. Prior to this, he served as an Executive in Residence at Warburg Pincus. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Dendreon, Inc. Bisholp also previously served as President of Specialty Medicine at Bayer Healthcare, Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations at Chiron Corporation, and Vice President and General Manager of European Biopharmaceuticals.
CeQur® [MARLBOROUGH, MA] announced that the company has appointed Bradley Paddock as chief executive officer. Robert Farra, who served as CeQur’s CEO since November 2016, will move into a new role as chief technology officer for the company. Paddock started his career as a sales representative at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson, Inc., company, before joining Kyphon in 1999. After Medtronic acquired the company for $4.2 billion, Paddock joined Bausch + Lomb, Inc. As the vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Paddock served as global president of the Global Spine Division for Stryker.
The LendingCoin [BOISE, ID] announced that it has appointed Scott Graham as president and Chief Executive Officer. Scott has 24 years of building and leading cross-functional teams generating high-margin profitability at Micron Technology and is a US Army veteran.
OncoCyte Corporation [ALAMEDA, CA] (NYSE American: OCX) announced that current Board member Ronald Andrews will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1. OncoCyte’s current Chief Executive Officer, William Annett, will remain with the company in an advisory role to ensure a seamless transition. Prior to joining OncoCyte as Chief Executive Officer, Andrews was the founder and principal of the Bethesda Group. Before that, he served as the President of the Genetic Science Division for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to taking on the challenge of integrating all of Life’s genetic platform business into one cohesive unit, Andrews was President of Life’s Medical Sciences Venture. Before joining Life Technologies, Andrews served as Chief Executive Officer of Clarient, Inc., (formerly ChromaVision Medical Systems, Inc.), which was sold to GE Healthcare in 2010. He subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of GE Molecular Diagnostics for one year following the deal close. From 2000 to 2004, Andrews held various senior executive roles at Roche Molecular Diagnostics, as well as at Roche Diagnostics Corporation. From 1995 to 2000, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Immucor, Inc. where he helped lead the transition of the company from a reagent manufacturer to an instrument systems company. Prior to Immucor, Andrews spent almost 10 years in management positions of increasing responsibility at Abbott Diagnostics, culminating in a senior marketing role in their Business Unit Operations.
Cirrus Aircraft [DULUTH, MN] announced that Zean Nielsen has been selected to succeed Co-founder Dale Klapmeier as its next Chief Executive Officer. Nielsen has held senior leadership roles at a range of global world-class organizations, including Tesla Motors, James Hardie and Bang & Olufsen. Nielsen most recently served as the Executive Vice President of North American Sales at James Hardie. Prior to his role at James Hardie, Nielsen ran all aspects of Tesla Motors worldwide sales operations efforts as the Vice President of Global Sales Operations. Zean began his career at Bang & Olufsen, the luxury electronics maker, where over a 17 year career he ascended to more senior roles before he ultimately became the President of Bang & Olufsen North and South America, prior to joining Tesla Motors.
Glasswall Solutions [RESTON, VA] announced that Danny Lopez has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Glasswall, Lopez spent two years as COO of Blippar, a UK-based technology company specializing in augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) and was an advisor to a number of technology companies and public sector bodies. From 2011 to 2016, Lopez was the British Consul General to New York and Director General for trade and investment in the US. Lopez will maintain his non-executive director (NED) role at Innovate Finance, the UK’s membership body representing global FinTech and his advisory role with FinTech Collective, a New York-based venture capital firm.
Partners In Health [BOSTON, MA] named Sheila Davis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Currently the Chief of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, Davis will succeed Gary Gottlieb, who in the spring of 2018 informed the board of his intention to step down.
EAH Housing [SAN RAFAEL, CA] announced the appointment of Laura Hall as its president and chief executive officer. Hall has served as chief operating officer of EAH Housing since 2008. Prior to her tenure at EAH Housing, Hall was responsible for strategic planning, operations management, and regulatory compliance at a national corporation providing community-based programs.
Agency Network Exchange LLC [MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ] announced the appointment of Elizabeth Schenk as Chief Executive Officer. Schenk replaces John Tiene who left the organization to pursue other interests. Formerly the Vice President of Sales and Geographic Expansion at Keystone Insurers Group, Schenk has significant knowledge of the national insurance industry, including distribution channels, markets, agency networks, acquirers and investors.
Lyndra Therapeutics [WATERTOWN, MA] announced the appointment of Patricia Hurter as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 3, 2019. Hurter was formerly Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical and Preclinical Sciences at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she was responsible for CMC and preclinical development for Vertex’s R&D portfolio. She also oversaw Vertex’s internal GMP manufacturing facility and previously served as interim head of global regulatory affairs.
CACI International Inc. [ARLINGTON, VA] (NYSE: CACI) announced that Ken Asbury will retire as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director effective June 30, 2019. CACI’s Board of Directors has elected John Mengucci, currently the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Asbury as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2019. The Board has also elected Mengucci to serve as a member of the Board, effective July 1, 2019.
CTS Engines, LLC [FT. LAUDERDALE, FL] announced that it had promoted Vesa Paukkeri to Chief Executive Officer. Paukkeri has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since his joining in 2012, prior to which he had spent 10 years at Finnair. Paukkeri held several executive positions at Finnair including Chief Operating Officer of Finnair Engine Services and VP-Component Services and VP-Sales & Marketing at Finnair Technical Services. Brian Neff, the Company’s former CEO, has transitioned to the title of Chairman of CTS Engines, in which role he will remain a member of the Board, a shareholder and advisor to the Company.