CEO Moves this week include:
|Oregon Bancorp, Inc.||Disarm Therapeutics||Itron, Inc.|
|Chargeback||Stupid Cancer||The GPA Midstream Association|
|AutoNation, Inc.||Astec Industries, Inc.||LogRhythm|
|Newmont Goldcorp Corporation||EaglePicher® Technologies||AliveCor|
|Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated||AgilVax Inc.||Doremus|
|Cloudentity||Trulioo||International Data Group, Inc.|
|Trillium Community Health Plan||Kingstone Companies, Inc.||Give an Hour|
|Formulus Black||National Hydropower Association||The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine|
|NeuroPace, inc.||Replicant||Verb Surgical Inc.|
|Virginia Bio||MarketCast Group||MGIC Investment Corporation|
|Corna Kokosing Construction Company||Dean Foods Company||22nd Century Group, Inc.|
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Oregon Bancorp, Inc. [SALEM, OR] (OTCBB: ORBN) the parent company of Willamette Valley Bank, announced the retirement of Neil Grossnicklaus. Grossnicklaus has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 2002. Ryan Dempster, President, will become President and Chief Executive Officer upon Grossnicklaus’ retirement. Grossnicklaus will remain a Board member of Oregon Bancorp, Inc. and Willamette Valley Bank.
Disarm Therapeutics [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced the appointment of Alvin Shih, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Shih was most recently CEO of Enzyvant Therapeutics. Prior to Enzyvant, Shih was Executive Vice President and Head of R&D at Retrophin. Earlier in his career, Shih was a founding member of the Pfizer Rare Disease Research Unit in Cambridge, Mass.
Itron, Inc. [LIBERTY LAKE, WA] (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced that it has appointed Tom Deitrich to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 6. Deitrich will also join Itron’s board of directors. Deitrich has served as Itron’s executive vice president and COO since October 2015, and succeeds Philip Mezey, who has been president and CEO since 2013, and will be retiring.
Chargeback [SILICON SLOPES, UT] announced the appointment of John Munro as Chief Executive Officer. Previously COO of Chargeback, Munro brings vast experience leading high-growth SaaS companies. Before joining Chargeback, Munro has lead organizations like Impact Discovery, OrangeLT, and Lighthouse eDiscovery through cultural change, resulting in record growth and EBITDA.
Stupid Cancer [NEW YORK] has appointed Alison Silberman as its new Chief Executive Officer following a national executive search. Prior to joining Stupid Cancer, Silberman served as the Senior Program Director at Tuesday’s Children. Before joining Tuesday’s Children, Silberman was the Director of Field Engagement at the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
The GPA Midstream Association [TULSA, OK] announced that Joel Moxley has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Moxley succeeds Mark Sutton, who announced his retirement in early May after 37 years with the association. Prior to his appointment, Moxley served as chief commercial officer for Southcross Energy Partners/Southcross Holdings from 2015 – 2019. Prior to Southcross, Moxley led Crestwood Equity Partners as senior vice president, operations services, and served as chief operating officer for Crestwood Midstream Partners. Moxley also has held executive roles focused on commercial activities within Crosstex Energy, Enterprise Products Partners, El Paso Corp. and PG&E Corp.
AutoNation, Inc. [FORT LAUDERDALE, FL] (NYSE: AN) announced that Cheryl Miller, AutoNation’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President replacing Carl Liebert. Liebert will remain with the Company for the next 30 days to assist with the transition. Miller was also named to AutoNation’s Board of Directors. Miller also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Tyson Foods, Inc.
Astec Industries, Inc. [CHATTANOOGA, TN] (Nasdaq: ASTE) announced the appointment of Barry Ruffalo as its President and Chief Executive Officer to be effective on August 12, 2019. Ruffalo has also been elected to the Board of Directors. Ruffalo will join the Board of Directors as a Class I director and will stand for re-election at the Company’s 2020 annual meeting. On the effective date of Ruffalo’s appointment, Richard Dorris, Interim Chief Executive Officer, will resume his role as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his appointment, Ruffalo was employed by Valmont Industries, where he served in Group President roles since 2016, having previously served as its Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence beginning in 2015. Prior to his work with Valmont Industries, Ruffalo was employed by Lindsay Corporation.
LogRhythm [BOULDER, CO] announced the appointment of Mark Logan as the company’s chief executive officer. Most recently, Logan served as president of Attunity, a leading provider of data integration and big data management software solutions and a division of Qlik. Previously, he also served in the CEO roles of WealthEngine, and Rivermine. Logan has also served as chief operating officer of Emptoris, now part of IBM, and in divisional general manager roles with PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation [DENVER, CO] (NYSE: NEM) announced that, effective October 1, Tom Palmer, President, will succeed Gary Goldberg to become the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and join the Board of Directors. As previously announced in January Goldberg will be retiring. From October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, Goldberg will serve as Executive Advisor to support Palmer and the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to assuming leadership of Newmont Goldcorp’s operations and projects in 2016, Palmer led the Company’s business in the Asia Pacific region.
EaglePicher® Technologies [ST. LOUIS, MO] announced the appointment of Richard Hunter as chief executive officer. Hunter most recently served as president of L3 Technologies – Defense Electronic Systems division.
AliveCor [MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA] announced the appointment of Priya Abani as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Abani was the General Manager for Devices and Enablement at Amazon. Ira Bahr, who previously served as interim Chief Executive, will become Chief Operating Officer and report to Abani.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated [BOSTON, MA] (Nasdaq: VRTX) announced that it has approved the planned transition of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Leiden, into the role of Executive Chairman of the Board, effective April 1, 2020. At that time, Vertex’s Chief Medical Officer Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., will become President and Chief Executive Officer and will be appointed to serve on the company’s Board of Directors. Kewalramani joined Vertex in February 2017 and currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to Vertex, Kewalramani spent more than 12 years at Amgen where she held a variety of roles across Research and Development, including as Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Nephrology & Metabolic Therapeutic Area and Vice President, U.S. Medical Organization.
AgilVax Inc. [ALBUQUERQUE, NM] announced that it has appointed Joseph Patti, to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Patti, the current Executive Chairman of the AgilVax Board of Directors, succeeds Federica Pericle, who resigned as President and CEO from the company to pursue another opportunity. Patti currently serves as President of JP Biotech Advisors, Inc. In May 2019, Patti was named a director at Armata Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Patti served as Aviragen Therapeutics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Aviragen, Patti co-founded Inhibitex, Inc. and served as its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development from 2007 until it was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in February 2012.
Doremus [NEW YORK] has named Joe Rivas CEO of its global operations. Rivas has more than 25 years of experience servicing clients such as Dell Technologies, Accenture, Xerox, Office Depot and Colgate-Palmolive. Most recently, Rivas served as Global President of Technology and B2B at VMLY&R.
Cloudentity [SEATTLE, WA] announced the appointments of Jasen Meece as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder and outgoing CEO Nathanael Coffing as Chief Strategy Officer. Meece brings over 20 years of technology leadership experience including senior executive roles at IBM and Oracle. More recently Meece served as President of Gurucul and Qubera.
Trulioo [VANCOUVER, BC] announced that Steve Munford will join the company as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective March 30. Stephen Ufford, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trulioo, assumes the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Munford most recently served as interim CEO at Carbonite in 2019. In 2018 Munford was the interim CEO at Absolute Software. Previously Munford was CEO at Sophos from 2006 to 2012.
International Data Group, Inc. [BOSTON, MA] announced that Mohamad Ali has been named CEO of IDG. Ali will assume his new role on August 1, 2019 overseeing IDG’s worldwide operations from the company’s headquarters in Boston. Ali was most recently President and CEO of Carbonite and before that, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Hewlett-Packard. Ali serves on the boards of iRobot, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Trillium Community Health Plan [EUGENE, OR] announced the appointment of Christopher Hummer as the new CEO of Trillium and Health Net of Oregon, effective August 12, 2019. Hummer replaces Chris Ellertson, who is retiring from Trillium, effective August 30, 2019. Most recently, Hummer was the Senior Vice President of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was the President & CEO of Tenet Health in Dallas, Texas.
Kingstone Companies, Inc. [KINGSTON, NY] (Nasdaq: KINS) announced the Kingstone Board of Directors accepted the request to retire by Dale Thatcher. Barry Goldstein, KINS Executive Chairman and its largest shareholder, agreed to immediately return to the CEO role at the request of the Board. Goldstein served as the Company’s CEO from 2001 through 2018.
Give an Hour [WASHINGTON, DC] announced that Randy Phelps has been named by the company as Chief Executive Officer. Phelps became GAH’s first Vice President of Operations in 2018 after serving on the Give an Hour Advisory Board for over a decade and working as a formal consultant to the GAH Board of Directors in 2017. Phelps held various positions with the American Psychological Association for 25 years, as Senior Advisor for Health Care Financing, Deputy Executive Director for Professional Practice, and as APA’s liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Formulus Black [JERSEY CITY, NJ] announced it has appointed Mark D. Iwanowski as its new CEO. Iwanowski replaces Carr Bettis who, for personal reasons, has stepped down as CEO and Executive Chairman. Iwanowski was most recently CEO & President of Global Visions-SV, Inc.Prior to that, Iwanowski was Managing Director of Trident Capital. Iwanowski spent four years at Oracle Corporation as Senior VP, Global IT and CIO to guide Oracle into the Software as a Service (SaaS) business. For five years prior, he was COO of Science Applications International Corp.’s Telecom and IT outsourcing consultancy. Iwanowski has also held executive positions with Raytheon, Honeywell, Applied Remote Technology, Quantum Magnetics, and Neohapsis. Iwanowski serves on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company’s, advisory board. Iwanowski played professional football for the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs.
National Hydropower Association [Washington, DC] announced that it has selected Malcolm Woolf as its next Chief Executive Officer and President. Woolf was a Senior Vice President with Advanced Energy Economy and served in a cabinet level position for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he worked to promote affordable, reliable, clean energy. Woolf Succeeds Linda Church Ciocci, who is exiting the CEO and President post.
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [WASHINGTON, DC] announced that they have selected Mina M. Larson, NCCAOM’s former Deputy Executive Director, as its new CEO. Former CEO, Kory Ward-Cook, will stay on through December 2019 to assist with the leadership transition. Prior to arriving at the NCCAOM, Larson served as a director to former California Governor Pete Wilson’s Executive Office and Communications Office and handled media relations for the California State Assembly.
Barclays [WILMINGTON, DL] announced the appointment of Barry Rodrigues as CEO of Barclays Bank Delaware and Head of Barclays US Consumer Bank. This is in addition to his current role as CEO of Barclays Cards & Payments. Rodrigues joined Barclays in November 2017 as CEO of Cards & Payments. Before Barclays, Rodrigues spent six years at Citi as Head of Digital Payments for the Global Consumer Bank. Prior to that, Rodrigues was at American Express for 25 years in a number of leadership roles, culminating in him becoming President of the Global Network business.
Xvoucher [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] a division of Genuine Genius Technologies, LLC, announced the hiring of Kevin Brice as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Brice succeeds Rob Daniels, the company’s founder, as CEO. Daniels will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. Founding his first company, MeasureUp, in 1997, Brice then launched SkillsAssess in 2001, which pioneered technology delivering “live-in-the-application” competency assessments for Microsoft’s Office applications. In addition to his founding and building five companies, Brice has served in executive capacities for ExecuTrain, Certiport, and Pearson VUE as well as capital firms in Venture and Private Equity markets. Additionally, Brice has worked in an advisory board capacity with companies such as Microsoft, Robert Half International, and CompTIA. Brice was an early member of both the Performance Testing Council and IT Certification Council.
Pathnostics [IRVINE, CA] announced that it has appointed Samuel D. Riccitelli as chief executive officer. Riccitelli will assume the CEO position from co-founder, David Pauluzzi, who will continue to serve on the board of directors as part of a planned leadership transition. Riccitelli began his career as a biomedical engineer before joining Becton, Dickinson and Company, where he led a patient safety start-up venture. As executive vice president and chief operating officer at Genoptix, Inc., Riccitelli directed the company’s rapid growth and successful transformation into one of the world’s leading diagnostic reference laboratories. More recently, Riccitelli served as president and CEO of Signal Genetics, Inc.
NeuroPace, Inc. [MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA] announced the appointment of Michael Favet as Chief Executive Officer. Frank Fischer, after 20 years serving as CEO, continues with NeuroPace as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Favet has served on the NeuroPace board since 2016, and has been the acting Chief Commercial Officer since 2018. Favet has twenty years of experience in senior management positions at a variety of medical technology companies, including Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Sonitus Medical, Ventus Medical, Boston Scientific and Guidant. Most recently, Favet was a managing director for KCK’s medtech group.
NurseGrid [PORTLAND, OR] has announced that Rob MacNaughton is joining the company as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently MacNaughton served as Chief Product Officer at Cambia Health Solutions. Previously, MacNaughton was Vice President of Hospital Operations with Banfield Pet Hospital, and founder and CEO of Columbia Care LLC.
The Drive [NEW YORK] announced that Greg Barlow has been promoted to CEO. Barlow previously served as the CEO of Constructive Media. Prior to Constructive Media, Barlow served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Encyclopaedia Britannica & Merriam-Webster, Director of Multimedia Sales at the Wall Street Journal and Director of Digital Sales at This Old House.
uShip [AUSTIN, TX] announced CTO Kris Lamb has been named the company’s new CEO, replacing chief executive Mike Williams. Lamb joined uShip in December 2017 as CTO. Before uShip, Lamb was vice president and general manager of cloud security at Austin-based Forcepoint, and has held leadership roles in engineering, product management, enterprise software, security, cloud/hosting, SMB, and mobility at both public and private companies.
Virginia Bio [RICHMOND, VA] announces that John L. Newby II is named CEO, effective August 5, 2019. Newby will be leaving his current role as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Newby succeeds Jeff Gallagher, who will step down as CEO after 7 years. Gallagher will remain with Virginia Bio as Senior Advisor to the CEO and the Board. Prior to leading VDVS Newby practiced corporate, intellectual property and Hatch-Waxman biopharmaceutical law at international law firms in Richmond and Washington DC, and at a multinational company.
MarketCast Group [LOS ANGELES, CA] a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, announced that its long-time CEO, Henry Shapiro, will assume the role of Chairman, while veteran media and entertainment executive John Batter assumes the CEO role. Batter was most recently CEO of Gracenote, and previously was CEO of M-GO, a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor; president of production for DreamWorks Animation; and a senior executive at Electronic Arts.
MGIC Investment Corporation [MILWAUKEE, WI] (NYSE: MTG) announced that Patrick Sinks has been named Vice Chairman of the company and the board of directors and has relinquished his role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Sinks intends to remain with the company through January 31, 2020 and on the board through October 31, 2019. Sinks is succeeded by Timothy Mattke, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who has been appointed CEO and to the board of directors. Mattke has been with the company since 2006. Mattke served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2014 and as Controller from 2009-2014. Previously, Mattke held other positions within the company’s accounting and finance departments. Before joining the company, Mattke was an Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Dean Foods Company [DALLAS, TX] (NYSE: DF) announced that Eric Beringause has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Dean Foods Board of Directors, effective July 29, 2019. Beringause succeeds Ralph Scozzafava, who has stepped down as CEO and resigned from his position on the Board. Most recently, Beringause served as CEO of Gehl Foods, LLC. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Advanced Refreshment LLC, one of the largest U.S. producers of private-label bottled water and water-based beverages, and as CEO of Sturm Foods, Inc.
22nd Century Group, Inc. [WILLIAMSVILLE, NY] (NYSE American: XXII) announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Sicignano III has resigned for personal reasons. Sicignano will continue to serve the Company, on a consultancy basis, for the next several years. Michael Zercher, 22nd Century’s Chief Operating Officer, will oversee the Company’s operations as the Board of Directors conducts a search for Sicignano’s successor.