COO Moves this week include:
|FOX Television Stations (FTS) Group||Fred’s Inc.||Stearns Lending, LLC|
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FOX Television Stations Group [NEW YORK] announced that Sharri Berg has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of News and Operations. Berg has worked in a dual capacity for both FOX’s cable news and broadcast divisions, beginning at FNC in 1996 and taking on the role of Senior Vice President of News Operations for FTS in 2005. A 21st Century Fox and News Corp 30-year veteran, Berg began her career with WNYW-TV as a sales assistant.
Fred’s Inc. [MEMPHIS, Tenn.] (NASDAQ: FRED) announced that Timothy A. Liebmann, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, has been promoted to newly created role of Chief Operating Officer – Pharmacy. Liebmann succeeds Rick A. Chambers, Executive Vice President – Pharmacy Operations, who is retiring from the Company. Prior to joining Fred’s in June 2016, Liebmann was with SUNRx, LLC. Liebmann founded SUNRx in 2007 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until the company’s acquisition by MedImpact Healthcare Systems in 2012, after which he served as Vice President of Pharmacy for SUNRx until he joined Fred’s.
Stearns Lending, LLC [SANTA ANA, Calif.] announced the promotion of James Hecht to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Executive Managing Director. Hecht joined the Company in 2012 and most recently served as Stearns’ Executive Vice President – Strategic Development. Earlier in his career, Hecht held senior management positions at MetLife Home Loans and Bank of America Home Loans, among others.
ProclaRx [COLUMBUS, Ohio] announced the appointment of Doug Martin as the new Chief Operating Officer. Prior to becoming COO of ProclaRx, Martin was the Director of Corporate Strategy at Applied Bio Ventures. Before Applied Bio Ventures, Martin served as the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Regulatory Legal and Government Relations at the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company within Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Martin held a number of senior executive positions, including Vice President and Senior Counsel of Government Relations, over the course of his 19 years at AGCS.
GENBAND™ [PLANO, Texas] announced that Steven Bruny has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Network Transformation Business. Mr. Bruny joined GENBAND in 2012 with the acquisition of Aztek Networks, where he was CEO. Since then he has served as Senior Vice President, Major Accounts and Executive Vice President, Solutions Delivery and Support.
You.i TV [OTTAWA, Ontario] named Dan Beer as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining You.i TV, Dan led two IBM groups: the Performance Management software segment; and Mergers and Acquisition integration. Before IBM, Dan was the executive in charge of Cogno’s business partner operations. Previously he held various management positions with Oracle, WebGain, Insurance Engine and OmniMark.