COO Moves this week include:
|ZeroChaos||OmniEarth||The Soil Health Institute|
|Medicure Inc.||Castle Biosciences, Inc.||Persado|
|Vanguard Realty Group||AF Group||Horry County State Bank|
|LM Funding America, Inc.||Werner Enterprises, Inc.||Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.|
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ZeroChaos [ORLANDO, Fla.] announced the promotion of Matthew Levine to chief operating officer. Prior to joining ZeroChaos, Levine was vice president of operations at Checkpast.com from 2002 until its acquisition by ZeroChaos in 2009.
OmniEarth [ARLINGTON, Va.] announced that Chad Fish, Chief Technical Officer, has been named as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining OmniEarth, Fish served in senior management and leadership positions at Astra LLC and the Space Dynamics Laboratory.
The Soil Health Institute [RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.] announced it has hired Sheldon R. Jones as its Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Jones was the vice president of Farm Foundation, NFP, and Farm Foundation Trust. He served as a commercial/agricultural lender, director for the Arizona Department of Agriculture; executive vice president of the Agri-Business and Water Council of Arizona; and deputy commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Castle Biosciences, Inc. [FRIENDSWOOD, Texas] announced the appointment of Bernhard E. Spiess to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Bernhard comes to Castle Biosciences with over 35 years of clinical diagnostics experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Product Management for both Clinical Chemistry and Infectious Diseases at Beckman Coulter. Earlier in his career, Bernhard worked for Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur and Abbott Diagnostics.
Persado [NEW YORK] announced that Greg Dale has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Dale joins Persado from comScore, where he previously served as Executive Vice President of International. Prior to joining comScore, Dale served as Vice President of Client Services at Paragren Technologies, which is now part of Siebel Systems/Oracle. Dale currently serves as an advisory board member for Shareablee, a social analytics startup based in New York City.
Vanguard Realty Group [ROCKVILLE, Md.] announced that Jerry Thomas has been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). He spent the first 10 years of his executive career as Vice President and Director of Operations & Sales at FedEx Kinko’s. Following his time at FedEx Kinko’s, Mr. Thomas held executive level positions at several other well respected commercial real estate-related firms which provided business consulting services; the most recent of these firms being Stellar Management in New York, NY.
AF Group [LANSING, Mich.] announced the appointment of Bryan Bogardus as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bogardus has served as president of AF Group’s CompWest brand since 2011. He previously served in executive roles at SeaBright Insurance Company and Safeco Insurance.
Horry County State Bank [LORIS, S.C.] announced the addition of J. Rick Patterson as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Patterson comes to Horry County State Bank with 36 years of banking experience, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Yadkin Bank. Prior to that, he was the South Carolina Community Banking Director for Wachovia Bank. Notably, Patterson also actively serves as an official in the National Football League, a position he has held for the past 20 years, and one of only two active NFL officials from South Carolina. Patterson has officiated in two Super Bowls, an honor reserved for those with the highest performance ratings.
LM Funding America, Inc. [TAMPA, Fla.] (NASDAQ: LMFA) appointed R. Dean Akers to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Akers has served as a part time strategic marketing consultant to LM Funding since 2009 and full time since January 2016. Prior to joining LM Funding, Akers held numerous executive-level positions including CEO of HemWell America. Earlier he served as CEO of Ideal Image. Akers is also a co-founder of Adjunct CEO.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. [OMAHA, Neb.] (NASDAQ: WERN) announced that H. Marty Nordlund was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Nordlund was previously Senior Executive Vice President of Specialized Services.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. [DAVIS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: RKDA) announced that Roger Salameh, who has served as interim president and CEO since February, will take on a new role as chief operating officer for the company.
CallRevu [BALTIMORE] announced the addition of Tony Gomez as COO. Tony’s accomplishments include his service in the United States Marine Corps, fulfilling the roles of General Manager and Dealer Principal for an automotive group, acting as a Senior Automotive Consultant, and operating as a Platform President. Before joining Callrevu, Tony was a dealer partner of CallRevu’s for almost 10 years.